Privacy Policy

Purpose of this website

This website is meant to be a collaborative educational resource which collects young adult literature deemed especially suited for creative language classroom teaching and discussing social issues. Anyone can register and contribute new entries or leave comments on existing entries.

Who we are

This website was created and is maintained by the Center for Inter-American Studies and Narrative Didactics Research Group at the University of Graz as part of the Erasmus+ programme DigLit: Digital Toolkit for ESL/EFL Classroom to Combat Social Inequalities in Times of Covid19 Crises.

You can contact us via and find further information (including further contact information) on these websites:

Data We (May) Collect and Process


We use Matomo to track user activity on this website in anonymized form. The purpose of this is to measure the impact and range of our website (this data will be used, for example, for official reports).

We do not use any cookies for tracking and any tracking data from Matomo is stored directly on the website’s server in anonymized form. No tracking data is forwarded to any third parties.

Matomo was chosen for this task because it is an open analytics platform and it is designed to respect user privacy from the ground up.

Opt-out of website tracking

You may choose to prevent this website from aggregating and analyzing the actions you take here. Doing so will protect your privacy, but will also prevent the owner from learning from your actions and creating a better experience for you and other users.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Please ensure that you own the copyright of the media you upload to this website or that you have the necessary permissions.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Website plugins and personal data

This website uses the following plugins that may interact with personal information you provide us in various ways:

Antispam Bee – to filter out spam (e.g. posted in the comments). No personal user data is saved. Further information: for more information)

Matomo Analytics – to track user activity (e.g. to measure the range of our website for reports). See for more information.

WP Armour – Honeypot Anti Spam – to filter out new registrations made by spam bots (and it also acts as another spam filter for user comments).

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

If you have any specific privacy related questions, please contact us at or one of the other means of contact stated on the official websites of the Center for Inter-American Studies and Narrative Didactics Research Group.

Where we send your data

This website is hosted in Austria on servers from Suspace Webhosting Services. You can find their privacy policy (German) here: