Effective date: January 1, 2014
We will receive information about you in various ways and from various sources. These include:
1. if you register for the Site and the Services, through your user account on the Services (your “Account”); and
2. your use of the Services generally.
While we attempt to facilitate access only to those Third Party Services that share our respect for your privacy, we cannot take responsibility for the content or privacy policies of those Third Party Services. We encourage you to carefully review the privacy policies of any Third Party Services you access.
We will never knowingly solicit or accept Personal Information from users known to be under thirteen years of age. If you are under the age of thirteen, please do not attempt to register for the Services or send any personal information about yourself. If we learn that we have received any Personal Information from a user under thirteen years of age, we will take appropriate steps to remove that user’s Personal Information from our records.
What information do we collect?
The information we gather enables us to personalize, improve and continue to operate the Services. We collect the following types of information from our users:
When you create an Account, you will provide information that could be Personal Information, such as your username, password and email address. The information we collect here will be used to process your registration, your orders and payments, and to communicate with you about these topics, among others. We may also use the e-mail address provided to send you updates about us and the Services, including news about added features, special offers and promotions, surveys, and other general correspondence about the Services. If you do not want to receive certain types of communications from us, simply adjust your e-mail preferences through your Account settings.
You acknowledge that this information may be personal to you, and by creating an account on the Services and providing Personal Information to us, you allow others, including us, to identify you and therefore may not be anonymous. We may use your contact information to send you information about our Services, but as stated above, we will contact you only rarely when we feel such information is important.
We DO NOT receive and record information regarding reading behavior on the services including, but not limited to, the books that users click or open, specific pages opened or read, and words displayed to end users.
We may also collect some limited information related to processing your payment, such as your postal code, mobile number, and details of your transaction history with the Services. In addition, the Payment Processor may provide us with some limited information related to you, such as a unique token that enables you to make additional purchases using the information they have stored (this information may include your card’s type, expiration date, and the last four digits of your account number).
Information via find friends:
If you choose, you can use the Services to locate other people with Services accounts, and add them as your friends, either through (i) your contacts list (e.g., address book on your device), or (ii) through a search of e-mail addresses on the Service. If you choose to find your friends through your device’s contacts list, then we will access your contacts list to determine whether or not someone associated with your contact is using the Services. If you choose to find your friends through a search of our Services then simply type an e-mail address to search and we will perform a search on our Services.
When you allow Verbivoracious Press to access your contact list, the e-mail addresses in your contact list are hash encoded and sent to Verbivoracious Press’ servers and compared to the hash-encoded email addresses of other Verbivoracious Press users. This process enables friends to find each other on the service. We do not store these hash-encoded email addresses. If you do not want Verbivoracious Press to have access to your contacts’ email addresses, do not connect your contacts to Verbivoracious Press using the “find friends” feature (not currently an option).
IP address information and other information collected automatically:
We automatically receive and record information from your web browser or device when you interact with the Services, including your IP address and cookie information. This information is used for fighting spam/malware and also to facilitate collection of data concerning your interaction with the Services (e.g., what links you have clicked on). Information that we may collect includes, without limitation: the URL you come from, the unique device ID, the network and computer performance of the device you are using, the browser type, browser language and identifying information, transactional information that enables digital rights management, the operating system you are using, the Application version, and your location information.
Generally, the Services automatically collect usage information, such as the number and frequency of visitors to the Site. We may use this data in aggregate form, that is, as a statistical measure, but not in a manner that would identify you personally. This type of aggregate data enables us and third parties authorized by us to figure out how often individuals use parts of the Services so that we can analyze and improve them.
We may receive a confirmation when you open an email from us. We use this confirmation to improve our customer service.
Information collected using cookies:
Most browsers have an option for turning off the cookie feature, which will prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, as well as (depending on the sophistication of your browser software) allowing you to decide on acceptance of each new cookie in a variety of ways. We strongly recommend that you leave cookies active, because they enable you to take advantage the most attractive features of the Services.
How, and with whom, is my information shared?
The Service IS NOT currently designed to help you share information with others. As a result, most if not all of the information generated through the Services is NOT shared publicly or with third parties.
Public information about your activity on the services:
Some of your activity on and through the Services is public by default. This may include, but is not limited to, content you have posted publicly on the Site or otherwise through the Services. If you do not want your activity on the Services to be public to other users, do not post content.
Please also remember that, as with many social media; if you choose to provide Personal Information using certain public features of the Services, then that information is governed by the privacy settings of those particular features and may be publicly available. Individuals reading such information may use or disclose it to other individuals or entities without our control and without your knowledge, and search engines may index that information. We therefore urge you to think carefully about including any specific information you may deem private in content that you create or information that you submit through the Services.
IP address information:
Information you elect to share:
Email communications with us:
As part of the Services, you may occasionally receive email and other communications from us, such as special offers we think may be of interest to you and communications relating to your Account. Communications relating to your Account will only be sent for purposes important to the Services, such as password recovery.
User profile information:
User profile information including your username and other information you enter may be displayed to other users to facilitate user interaction within the Services (not currently an option). Also, since all user e-mail addresses are searchable, other users of the services will be able to ascertain whether or not a person associated with an e-mail address has an Verbivoracious Press account or not.
As stated above, we may collect financial information. In addition, financial information is collected and stored by our Payment Processor. We may from time to time request and receive some of your financial information from our Payment Processor for the purposes of completing transactions you have initiated through the Services, enrolling you in discount, rebate, and other programs in which you elect to participate, protecting against or identify possible fraudulent transactions, and otherwise as needed to manage our business.
Information shared with our agents:
We employ and contract with people and other entities that perform certain tasks on our behalf and who are under our control (our “Agents”). For example, we may partner with other companies to provide infrastructure and IT services, process credit card transactions, provide customer support, analyze and enhance data, and personalize and optimize our web pages. We may need to share Personal Information with our Agents in order to provide products or services to you. Unless we tell you differently, our Agents do not have any right to use or disclose Personal Information or other information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us. You hereby consent to our sharing of Personal Information with our Agents.
Information disclosed pursuant to business transfers:
In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, user information is typically one of the transferred business assets. Moreover, if we, or substantially all of our assets, were acquired, or if we go out of business or enter 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 us or our assets may continue to use your Personal Information as set forth in this policy.
Information disclosed for our protection and the protection of others:
We also reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information as it reasonably believes is necessary to (i) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, (ii) enforce the Terms of Service or Payment Terms, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, (iv) respond to user support requests, or (v) protect our rights, property or safety, our users and the public. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and spam/malware prevention.
Is information about me secure?
Your Account information will be protected by a password for your privacy and security. You need to prevent unauthorized access to your Account and Personal Information by selecting and protecting your password appropriately and limiting access to your smartphone, computer and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your Account.
We seek to protect Account information to ensure that it is kept private; however, we cannot guarantee the security of any Account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at any time.
If you sell or return your smartphone or computer, it is your responsibility to log out of the Services, and to deactivate such devices before you return or sell them. If you fail to log out and deactivate such devices, subsequent users of such devices may be able to access your account information.
We otherwise store all of our information, including your IP address information, using industry-standard techniques. We do not guarantee or warrant that such techniques will prevent unauthorized access to information about you that we store, Personal Information or otherwise.
What information of mine can I access?
If you are a registered user, you can access information associated with your Account by logging into the Services. Registered and unregistered users can access and delete cookies through their web browser settings.
How can I cancel my subscription?
Should you ever decide to delete your subscription, you may do so through your Account. Given the nature of sharing on the Services, any public activity on your Account prior to deletion will remain stored on our servers and will remain accessible to the public.
What if I have questions or concerns?
If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy using the Services, please send a detailed message to us at email@example.com. We will make every effort to resolve your concerns.