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This Privacy Statement was last updated March 3, 2017.
This Privacy Statement details Blackout Books’ policies with respect to the handling of personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) submitted to or otherwise collected by Blackout Books’ website(s), mobile application(s), and/or in the course of providing its payment processing. Blackout Books will use and disclose Personal Information in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Statement.
Personal Information we collect:
Personal Information is information which can be used to identify an individual. We collect Personal Information any time the Services are used. The Personal Information collected includes information provided to us directly by individuals and that is provided to us by merchants or financial institutions. The collection of Personal Information described herein is necessary for use of the Services. This information includes but is not limited to:
Contact information (such as email address, phone number, and mailing address)
Order and payment information
We collect other information, such as:
IP address and information about the device used to access the Services
How and which Services are used
Information provided to us through means such as social media or when you contact us through our website.
We also collect or compile other information about you (such as enrollment numbers or demographic group information) which does not identify you. We may use or share any other information with third parties for any lawful purpose.
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How we use Personal Information
Usage and disclosure of Personal Information varies based on a party’s relationship with Blackout Books. Blackout Books primarily uses this information to provide the Services and related features and to
Facilitate the processing of payment transactions
Respond to requests and inquiries
Provide support services
Send administrative information, such as changes to our terms, conditions, and policies
Administer promotions or contests
Facilitate social sharing functionality
Analyze and monitor Services usage and to make improvements
Help secure the Services, prevent fraud and enforce our policies
Help personalize our Services
Compile information for use on an aggregated and de-identified basis
Conduct data analysis and research, audits, develop new products, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and operating and expanding our business activities
Perform other activities with consent
How we share Personal Information
We will only share Personal Information as described in this policy. Specifically, we may share Personal Information:
As necessary to perform the Services and to complete payment transactions
With companies and vendors that help us to operate our business by providing services such as website hosting, fraud screening, data analysis, information technology and related infrastructure provision, customer service, email delivery, auditing and other similar services
With third parties that have contracted with Blackout Books to perform certain functions on our behalf
To comply with law or other legal obligations such as responding to subpoenas, or other requests from public and government agencies, including laws and other legal obligations outside a party’s country of residence
To protect our rights, operations or property, or that of our users
To investigate, prevent, or take action regarding potential or suspected illegal activities, fraud, threats to the personal safety of any person, or violations of the Service’s terms and conditions
Please note that any information posted to public areas such as on our social media pages may be seen by other visitors.
Users can choose not to provide us Personal Information when you use our website(s) or mobile application(s). However if the information request is not identified as optional and a user chooses to not provide required Personal information, then the user may not be able to use the features of the website or mobile application.
Users can configure its browser to reject cookies, or to notify it when a cookie is set. However, if you reject cookies, the Services may not operate properly.
Accessing or editing Personal Information
Blackout Books may be contacted at the email address at the bottom of this policy to request access to or that we update, or correct the Personal Information collected by our Services. Please note, that consistent with local law, Blackout Books may retain Personal Information for auditing purposes, to troubleshoot problems, assist with investigations, enforce our policies or comply with legal requirements. Please note that we are not responsible for permitting the review, or the updating or deleting Personal Information provided to a third party, including any mobile application, social media platform, or wireless service provider.
Third Parties and Linked services
Blackout Books is not responsible for the collection, usage and disclosure policies and practices (including the data security practices) of other organizations, including any Personal Information disclosed to other organizations through or in connection with the Services.
The inclusion of a link on the Blackout Books website does not imply endorsement of the linked site or service by Blackout Books.
We will retain Personal Information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by applicable law or regulation.
Use of the Services by minors
The Services are not directed to individuals under the age of eighteen (18), and we request that these individuals do not provide Personal Information through the Services.