Moderation policy

Tesco Books welcomes and encourages the opportunity for people to discuss books, authors and any issues relating to Tesco Books.

While the website and blog is Tesco’s, the conversation belongs to everybody. We want to create a space for discussion and debate about books and we would like users to help us achieve this by notifying us of any potential problems and helping keep conversations relevant, welcoming and appropriate.

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Tesco Books believes that when everyone participating in a discussion takes responsibility for maintaining an appropriate and constructive environment, the discussion itself is improved, benefiting everyone. To help achieve the above aims we have created a short comment policy, which is set out below:

  • Comments or opinions that are abusive, offensive or defamatory will be removed from the site. The same goes for comments or opinions that are likely to cause offence or incite hatred, or personally attack another user
  • Please ensure your comment is relevant to the discussion of and content by Tesco Books. Comments or opinions we believe are off-topic or are flagged as off-topic by other users will be removed
  • Similarly, comments or discussion we believe to be spam – or are flagged as spam by other users and the automated tools we use to prevent spam (e.g. Akismet) – will be removed. If you think your comment has been unfairly captured as spam please contact
  • We will reply to comments or discussions, when appropriate, as promptly as possible

Please note that comments submitted to the Tesco Books blog are pre-moderated for new commenters and post-moderated for returning commenters.

Finally, as this is a public website you should be aware that any private information you submit will publicly available. Please see the privacy policy, linked in the footer, for more information.

Please note that we check all of the comments before they become visible to make sure that no offensive or inappropriate material is published on the blog.