Your privacy is critically important to us. At Free Book Friday we have a few fundamental principles:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
Like most website operators, Free Book Friday collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Free Book Friday’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Free Book Friday’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Free Book Friday may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website. Free Book Friday also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on Free Book Friday posts. Free Book Friday only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Free Book Friday’s websites choose to interact with Free Book Friday in ways that require Free Book Friday to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Free Book Friday gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a contest on freebookfriday.com to provide their name and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Free Book Friday – contest winners or Featured Authors, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Free Book Friday collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Free Book Friday. Free Book Friday does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Free Book Friday may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Free Book Friday may monitor the most popular contests on the freebookfriday.com site or use spam screening services to help identify spam. Free Book Friday may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Free Book Friday does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Free Book Friday discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Free Book Friday’s behalf or to provide services available at Free Book Friday’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Free Book Friday’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Free Book Friday will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Free Book Friday discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Free Book Friday believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Free Book Friday, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of Free Book Friday website and have supplied your email address, Free Book Friday may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Free Book Friday and our products and services. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Free Book Friday takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Free Book Friday, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Free Book Friday goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Free Book Friday may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Third party websites
Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.
Free Book Friday
PO Box 230750
New York, NY 10023
This document was last updated on December 22, 2015.