Collection of personally identifiable information
Bookmarks.com™ is the sole owner of the information collected on www.bookmarks.com. Bookmarks.com™ collects personally identifiable information from our users at several different points on our website.
If you purchase a product or service from us, we request certain personally identifiable information from you on our order form. You must provide contact information (name, email, and billing address) and financial information (credit card number and expiration date).
We use this information for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we will use this information to contact you.
After registering an account with us, you will receive an email containing a welcome message and your login details. After completing a purchase, you will receive an email invoice of your order.
If you purchase a gift certificate from us, we will ask you for the name and email address of the recipient to fulfill the purchase request. The information is not used for any other purpose.
Bookmarks.com™ will collect information generated by its webservers to assess the technical performance of its systems and enhance service levels.
From time to time, we may also request, and you may choose to provide us with personally identifiable information through the use of the website or email addresses available from our website.
Suppose you do not provide us with the personally identifiable information we request. In that case, we may not be able to assess your service request properly, and the level of service we can provide you may be reduced to the extent that you do not provide us with relevant information.
We will not collect sensitive information about you from anyone else without your consent.
Use and Disclosure of Information
We will use personally identifiable information you provide to us with the service or product you have requested. We do not share personally identifiable information with third parties.
We will not sell, rent, trade, share, reveal or disclose any of your personally identifiable information unless
- you have specifically requested that we do so;
- we deem it necessary to provide you with services you have requested;
- required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities
- as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, bankruptcy proceedings, or similar legal process;
- our terms and conditions state that we will;
- 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; or
- We have reason to suspect that unlawful activity has been, is being, or maybe engaged in. The use or disclosure of your personally identifiable information is necessary for our investigation of the matter or for reporting our concerns to relevant persons or authorities.
We may provide aggregate information and statistics about Bookmarks.com™’s customers, sales traffic patterns, and related site information to third parties, but these statistics will not include personally identifiable information. We use a credit card processing company to bill you for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any other purposes.
We may provide your personal information to companies that provide services to help us with our business activities, such as shipping your order or offering customer service. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us.
We may use your contact information to send you information about our Services, market to you, and help prevent spam, fraud, or abuse. You may use your email and mobile notifications settings to control notifications you receive from us. You may also unsubscribe from a notification by following the instructions contained within the notification or the instructions on our website.
We, Bookmarks.com™, and our affiliates, or analytics use technologies such as cookies, beacons, tags, and scripts, to analyze trends, administer the website, track users’ movements around the website, and gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on these companies’ use of these technologies individually and collectively.
We use Local Storage, such as HTML5, to store content information and preferences. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5.
We partner with a third party to either display advertising on our website or manage our advertising on other sites. Our third-party partner may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this website and other sites to provide you with advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests.
As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.
We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movements around the site, and gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.
We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information.
Access to Personally Identifiable Information
Upon request, Bookmarks.com™ will provide you with information about whether we hold any of your personal information. If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may update, delete/remove it by logging in to your account or emailing Customer Support at firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting us by telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed below. We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or needed to provide you with services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
We allow you to “opt-out” of having your personally identifiable information used for certain purposes when we ask for this information. For example, if you create an account but do not wish to receive any additional marketing/promotional material from us, you can indicate your preference on our registration form. Customers may not opt-out of purchase invoices, and confirmation emails as these are obligatory.
Suppose you sign up for our email alerts, notifying you of new book releases, and you no longer wish to receive our alerts and promotional communications. In that case, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication or by emailing us at email@example.com.
You will be notified when your personally identifiable information is collected by any third party that is not our agent/service provider, so you can decide whether or not to share your information with that party.
Bookmarks.com™ takes your privacy and the privacy of all its customers very seriously. We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once it is received.
Suppose you have any concerns about your privacy and the use of the website or any Bookmarks. com™’s services or products, don’t hesitate to get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond to your request to access in 30 days.
You may request that we provide you with a copy of the personally identifiable information collected by us from your use of the website or through your dealings with us. You may make this request by contacting us through our Online Support Form and providing the requested details.
If you choose to purchase a product or service from Bookmarks.com™ online, Bookmarks.com™ only stores enough information concerning your transaction as to Bookmarks.com™ permit it to verify your instructions and reconcile payment information from its merchant clearance system.
We process online payments through Stripe (for credit and debit card purchases) and PayPal, who can be contacted here:
Bookmarks.com™ does not store your credit card number, CVV code, or card expiry date.
If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. Bookmarks.com™ does not store this information.
Bookmarks.com™ Acts as Agent
In addition to operating as an online retailer of ebooks in its own right, Bookmarks.com™ also provides sales, fulfillment, payment processing, and help-desk services to other companies on an agency basis. This service is most commonly provided to book publishers. We will make it clear to you whenever we act as an agent by showing the other company’s brand at the top of our web pages. The other company’s brand will be followed by the words “Powered by Bookmarks.com™” or similar. When we sell you an ebook in our capacity as an agent, the vendor of record for that purchase will be the other company. When acting as an agent, we may provide the other company with your personally identifiable information so that they may continue to service your needs if the partnership between Bookmarks.com™ and the other company ceases. If you opt-in to receive marketing information, we may pass your information onto our partners, whom we act as agents, to continue that service. If you do not want us to share your personally identifiable information with these companies, contact us at email@example.com
Links to Other Sites
This website contains links to other sites not owned or controlled by Bookmarks.com™. Please be aware that we, Bookmarks.com™, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.
This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this website.
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We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by a notice on our home page before the change becomes effective.
If Bookmarks.com™ goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personally identifiable information will likely be among the assets transferred. You will be notified via a notice on our website for 30 days of any such change in ownership or control of your personally identifiable information.