Effective Date: August 12, 2014
Our Commitment to Your Privacy
Your privacy is as important to us as it is to you on our site www.bookwhirl.com. To better protect your privacy, this policy is provided by BOOKWHIRL.com, whichs explains our online and telephone information practices and the choices that you can make about the way your information, personal or not, is collected and used. For your convenience, we have made this policy available through our homepage and at every point where personal information is collected.
The Information We Collect
This policy applies to all forms of information that is collected on or submitted to BOOKWHIRL.com or to any of our employees over the phone or via e-mail. We collect the following information:
o E-Mail Address
o Phone Number(s)
o Physical/Billing Address
o Book Information
How We Use Your Information
We use your provided information to complete registrations and payment transactions of our products and services. In addition, they are used to set up appointments to discuss our products and services further.
We offer E-Mail Marketing, Online Listing, Press Release, Newswire and Web Design services, all of which you can personalize. The information you provide us to create the designs and contents of the said services is only used for that purpose. Personal information such as phone numbers and e-mail addresses is not to be incorporated into the designs and contents unless requested.
We use return email addresses to answer emails we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.
You can provide us with your personal information through our website or through our customer service representatives via the telephone or e-mail to receive updates on our products and services. The information you submit will not be used for any other purpose aside from what was formerly stated.
We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website.
We never use or share the personal information provided to us online or not in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter(s), we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you. Out of respect for your privacy, you may choose to stop receiving our newsletter or marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails, accessing the email preferences in your account settings page or you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
This policy does not protect information you post to any bulletin board, chat room, or other public forum within our website. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, contact us at email@example.com . In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
We may provide your personal information to companies that provide services to help us with our business activities such as third party vendor service or payment processor. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us.
We may also disclose your personal information as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process, when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request.
If BOOKWHIRL.com is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our website of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain information accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information provided to us, we have put in place the appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.
The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our website, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Like most Web servers, ours collect basic technical information of our visitors such as their domain name, IP address, and referral data.
We also track, aggregate and keep count of our visitor’s activity into our analysis of general traffic flows, both in to and out of our site. We may merge one visitor’s information with another into group data for statistical purposes, which may then be shared on an accumulated basis.
We only use session ID cookies. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. Session cookies on this website are only used for log-in and user authentication. You can remove session cookies by logging out or following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” file. To know more about cookies, click here.
If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some areas of our site, such as e-book publishing submissions and purchases, will be limited.
Our third party advertising partner employs software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), that help us better manage content on our site by informing us what content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on Web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We tie [do not tie] the information gathered by clear gifs to our customers’ personally identifiable information. To learn more about our advertising company’s use of clear gifs, please go to Vertical Response & Google Analytics
We use clear gifs in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. If you would like to opt-out of these emails, please see “Choice and Opt-out.”
Our third party partners employ clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), images, and scripts that help them better manage content on our site. We do tie the information gathered to our Customers’ or Users’ personally identifiable information.
Rest assured that we will not disclose your information without your permission. When presenting aggregated information to outside organizations, only statistics are provided, not personal information.
How You Can Delete , Update or Correct Your Information
You can delete, update or correct your information that we collect online or via telephone or e-mail correspondence by contacting us directly through phone or e-mail provided that you credibly show us the error or the need in change/delete.
To protect and secure your privacy, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access to making deletions, corrections or updates.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
If you choose to add contributors for your book publishing service, we will ask you for your contributors’ names to be part of the book publication. We will automatically include their names on the book publication. BOOKWHIRL.com stores this information for the sole purpose of this service. Your contributors may contact us at email@example.com to request that we remove this information from our database.
If you choose to use our referral service to tell an author friend about our site, we will ask you for your author friend’s name and email address. We will automatically send your author friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site. BOOKWHIRL.com stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program. Your author friend may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request that we remove this information from our database.
We display personal testimonials of satisfied customers on our site in addition to other endorsements. With your consent we may post your testimonial along with your name. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us at email@example.com .
Links to 3rd Party Sites
Blog / Forums
Our Web site offers publicly accessible blogs or community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
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