Bookstr is operated in the United States and is designed and targeted to U.S. audiences
and is governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of the United
States. The Site may ask you to provide personally identifiable information,
which is information that could be used to contact you or identify you
personally, such as your name, birth date, mailing address, e-mail address or
phone number and other information about you, such as demographic information
(your, gender, postal code or similar information) or certain information about
your reading habits, preferences and interests. Bookstr may collect Personal
Information and other information about you at various places and forms on the site, including registration forms, your personal profile page, when you submit
a question to us, or when you otherwise communicate or interact with us. If we
combine demographic or similar information with the personal information we
If you are not a registered member of Bookstr.com:
Whenever you visit Bookstr, our servers automatically record information about your usage of Bookstr, such as the time of the visit, the duration of your visit and the pages you visit. This is to help us understand what parts of our Site our users enjoy the most and to help us ensure that advertisements on Bookstr are most directly relevant to your interests. If you have not, however, identified yourself on Bookstr, such as by registering for membership or logging in as a member, we may still be able to track your usage of Bookstr over multiple visits and associate that information with your identity when you become a member, if your browser permits cookies.
If you are a registered member of Bookstr.com and have logged in:
Bookstr.com does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under the age of 13, please do not provide any personal information such as your name, address, email address, telephone number, as persons under the age of 13 are not allowed to provide any personal information to or on Bookstr. In the event that we learn or become aware that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete the information as soon as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, without parental consent, then please contact us immediately.
If you register with one of our Affiliate Partners:
If you enter into a competition:
If you want to enjoy the benefits of Bookstr without disclosing your personal information:
Cookies and Device Identifiers
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit Bookstr. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
Disclosure of your information
We may use any information we collect through Bookstr including your personal information: (1) to allow you to participate in Bookstr and engage in features of the site and affiliated sites or mobile applications; (2) to provide you with information or services that you have requested or agreed to receive; (3) to process your registration with Bookstr including verifying that your e-mail address is active and valid; (4) to improve Bookstr or our services; (5) to contact you with regard to your use of the site and, in our discretion, changes to Bookstr's policies; (6) to ship you a prize from a Promotion that may be offered in connection with Bookstr; (7) for our internal business purposes; and (8) for purposes disclosed at the time you provide your Personal Information or with your consent.
In addition, we may send you notices (for example, in the form of e-mails, mailings, and the like), and otherwise correspond with you, about products, services, companies, and events, sponsored by us and others, that we think might interest you. You may opt-out of receiving such notices from us by following the instructions in the Settings section of the site.
We may share non-personally identifiable information, such as aggregated user statistics, with third parties. We do not provide your personal information to third parties for those third parties' marketing purposes unless you consent to such sharing at the time you provide your personal information. We may use your personal information for promotional and marketing purposes with companies with whom we enter into marketing and promotional arrangements.
We may also share the information we have collected about you in the following circumstances.
(a) When You Post Information to a Third Party Web Site or Interact with Third-Party Widgets
Bookstr may allow you to share certain information with third party web sites by posting to your account on those third party sites. For example, you could choose to share with your Facebook profile certain information about your activity on the Site. Also, your interactions with third-party widgets on the Site may send information to that third party if you have an account with that third party. For example, a third party widget on the Site may allow you to rate a book on the Site and, if you have an account with the third party owner of the widget, your rating choice will be transferred to that third party. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of these third parties and web sites and, therefore, you should review their privacy policies and practices prior to agreeing to share your information.
(b) When You Agree To Receive Information From Third Parties
You may be presented with an opportunity to receive information and/or marketing offers from one or more third parties. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of third parties and, therefore, you should review the privacy policies and practices of third parties prior to agreeing to share your information. If you later decide that you no longer want to receive communication from a third party, you will need to contact that third party directly.
(c) Third Parties Providing Services on our Behalf
We may use third party vendors to perform certain services on behalf of Bookstr, such as hosting the site, designing and/or operating the site's features, tracking site analytics, enabling Bookstr to send you e-mail, or performing other administrative services. We may provide these companies with access to user information, including your personal information, to carry out the services they are performing for you or for Bookstr. We share your personal information with our third party vendors that provide internal support to Bookstr's and the Site's operations including maintenance, management, storage, disposal of personal information and/or fulfilment of various sweepstakes, rebate offers and services.
(d) Contests and Promotions
We may offer sweepstakes, contests, and other promotions (any, a "Promotion") through the site that may require registration. By participating in a Promotion, you are agreeing to the terms, conditions or official rules that govern that Promotion, which may contain specific requirements of you, including, except where prohibited by law, allowing the sponsor(s) of the Promotion to use your name, voice and/or likeness in advertising or marketing associated with the Promotion. If you choose to enter a Promotion, personal information may be disclosed to third parties or the public in connection with the administration of such Promotion, including, without limitation, in connection with winner selection, prize fulfillment, and as required by law or permitted by the Promotion's official rules such as on a winners list.
(e) Administrative and Legal Reasons
(f) Business Transfers
We may share your personal information with other entities affiliated with us for business and operational purposes. Bookstr also reserves the right to disclose and transfer any and all information related to the site, including your personal information: (i) to a subsequent owner, co-owner or operator of Bookstr or its applicable database; or (ii) in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, restructuring, the sale of substantially all of Bookstr's stock and/or assets or other corporate change, including, without limitation, during the course of any due diligence process.
Communicating with Bookstr members
We send our members service e-mails which contain promotional material and important information about updates, changes and new services on Bookstr, including schedule maintenance times, or upgrades to improve functionality. It is essential that we are able to communicate to you these changes.
From time to time, we may send you member-only offers from our carefully selected partners, e-mail newsletters to which you have subscribed, and information about new competitions.
- unsubscribing from the message you receive; or
- e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Blocking a user
From time to time you may receive invitations from other users to be your friend. Friends make it easier to share book recommendations, view each other's bookshelves, and participate in similar activities throughout Bookstr. If you do not wish to be contacted by a particular user you can elect to block all correspondence with them on Bookstr by clicking block users in the friends tab in your profile.
How we store your information, keep it secure and erase it:
We will take all reasonable steps to keep secure any information we hold about you. Your information is stored on secure servers that are protected in controlled facilities.
In addition, our employees and the contractors who provide services related to our information systems endeavor to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by us, however, we cannot be held responsible for events arising from unauthorized access to your personal information.
It is important that you do not provide your password or accounts details for Bookstr to anyone and that you keep your information in a safe and secure location. You must notify us immediately if there is any unauthorized use of your account by any other Internet user or you become aware of any breach of security.
We maintain a record of your account details and file for as long as you are a member of Bookstr and for at least a period of 24 months after you cease to be a member. You may reactivate your account at any time during that period. We may erase site usage and other information collected by us for site optimization and account management purposes at any time.
How you can access your information
If you are a Bookstr member, you can access, change and update your Membership profile at any time on Bookstr by going to your Profile page and updating your selection of the information you wish to remain private, public or available to share with friends.
When you make a request to access personal information, we will require you to provide some form of identification so we can verify that you are the person to whom the information relates. In some cases, we may also request a reasonable administrative fee to cover the costs of access. We will endeavor to make this information available to you in a timely manner. If at any time you wish to amend or have destroyed personal information that we hold about you because it is inaccurate or out-of-date, please contact us at the email address specified below. We will amend or destroy this information except in limited circumstances in which we are permitted or required not to. In some cases, we keep information for legal or internal risk reasons.
What to do if you have a problem or question