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Privacy Policy

Effective as of february 07, 2019. This Privacy Policy explains how The Company of Books LLC (“Company”, “we”, “us” or “our”) collects, uses, shares, and otherwise processes personal information in connection with our website, (the “Site”). This Privacy Policy also explains the rights and choices available to individuals with respect to their information.

Table of Contents

Personal Information We Collect

How We Use Your Personal Information

How We Share your Personal Information

Your Choices

Additional Information for California Residents

Cookies and Similar Technologies

Other Important Privacy Information

How to Contact Us

Notice to European Users

Personal Information We Collect
Information you give us. Personal information you may provide through the Site or otherwise communicate to us, includes:
Contact information. We collect information from you such as your e-mail address and social media handle when you register on the Site or sign up for our updates.
Posted content. If you post content (text, links to other websites, messages or any other kind of content) on our Site, we collect and store such content in order to make it available on the Site.
Communications. We collect information you provide when you report a problem with the Site, request information from us, receive customer support or otherwise correspond with us.
Information we get from Facebook, Twitter and Social Network Sites. In order to post content on the Site, you will be required to register with the Site by signing up via Facebook or Twitter (“Social Networking Sites” or “SNS”). When you sign up for the site via the SNS, you will be asked to “Continue with Facebook” or “Continue with Twitter”. Once you click on the SNS you sign up with, you will be asked to enter your SNS credentials and then be given the option to register for the Site. In this case, we may receive information from the SNS for you to create an account on the Site. Any information that we collect from your SNS account may depend on the privacy settings you have with that SNS, so please consult the SNS’s privacy and data practices. If you wish to disconnect your SNS profile from the Site, you can edit privacy settings that appear on the SNS.
Information automatically collected. Our servers and third party service providers may automatically record certain information about how you use the Site and the device you use to access it, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, device and browser type, referring website, operating system, unique device identifiers, the pages or features of the Site that you browsed and the time spent on those pages or features, the frequency with which you use the Site, the links that you click on or use, and other statistics. We collect this information in server logs and by using cookies and similar tracking technologies.
How We Use Your Personal Information
We use your personal information for the following purposes and as otherwise described to you in this Privacy Policy or at the time of collection:
To operate the Site. If you use the Site, we use your personal information to:
  • operate, maintain, administer and improve the Site;
  • better understand your needs and interests, and personalize your experience with the Site; and
  • respond to your Site-related requests, questions and feedback.
For research and development. We use information automatically collected and other information to analyze trends, administer the Site, analyze users’ movements around the Site, gather demographic information about our user base as a whole and improve the Site.
To send you newsletters and marketing communications. We may send you newsletters or other marketing communications but you may opt out of receiving them as described in the Opt out of marketing section below.
To create anonymous data. We may create aggregated and other anonymous data from our users’ information. We make personal information into anonymous data by removing information that makes the data personally identifiable. We may use this anonymous data and share it with third parties for our lawful business purposes.
For compliance, fraud prevention and safety. We may use your personal information as we believe appropriate to (a) investigate violations of and enforce our Terms of Use; (b) protect our, your or others’ rights, privacy, safety or property (including by making and defending legal claims); and (c) protect, investigate and deter against fraudulent, harmful, unauthorized, unethical or illegal activity.
For compliance with law. We may use your personal information as we believe appropriate to (a) comply with applicable laws, lawful requests and legal process, such as to respond to subpoenas or requests from government authorities; and (b) where permitted by law in connection with a legal investigation.
With your consent. In some cases we may ask for your consent to collect, use or share your personal information, such as when required by law or our agreements with third parties.
How We Share your Personal Information
We do not share your personal information with third parties without your consent, except in the following circumstances:
Affiliates. We may share your personal information with affiliates for use consistent with this Privacy Policy.
Third Parties. We may share your personal information with third parties, such as our corporate partners, who help us provide the Site and provide information to you that may be of interest. These third parties will be given limited access to your personal information that is reasonably necessary to provide their services.
Service providers. We may share your personal information with third party companies and individuals as needed for them to provide us with services in support of the Site (such as hosting and storage, website analytics, email delivery, marketing, database management services and legal and other professional advice). These third parties will be given limited access to your personal information that is reasonably necessary for them to provide their services.
Compliance, fraud prevention, safety. We may disclose your personal information as we believe appropriate to government or law enforcement officials or private parties for the purposes described above under the following sections: For compliance, fraud prevention and safety and For compliance with law.
Business transfers. We may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of our business or assets, including your personal information, in connection with a business deal (or potential business deal) such as a corporate divestiture, merger, consolidation, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, or in the event of bankruptcy or dissolution.
Your Choices
Deletion of your personal information. You may request deletion of your personal information by us, and we will use commercially reasonable efforts to honor your request, but please note that we may be required to keep such information and not delete it (or to keep this information for a certain time, in which case we will comply with your deletion request only after we have fulfilled such requirements). When we delete any information, it will be deleted from the active database, but may remain in our archives. We may also retain your information for fraud or similar purposes.
Opt out of marketing. You may opt out of marketing-related emails by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the email. You may continue to receive Site-related and other non-marketing emails.
Additional Information for California Residents
Your California privacy rights. Residents of California may request a list of third parties to which certain personal information (as defined by applicable California law) obtained through the Services was disclosed by the Company during the preceding year for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and would like such a list, please contact us at For all requests, you must put the statement “Your California Privacy Rights” in the body of your request, as well as your name, street address, city, state, zip code and email address. In your request, you need to attest to the fact that you are a California resident and provide a current California address for our response to you. Please note that we will not accept requests via postal mail, the telephone, or by facsimile, and we are not responsible for notices that are not labeled or sent properly, or that do not have complete information.
Cookies and Similar Technologies
We may allow service providers and other third parties to use cookies and other tracking technologies to track your browsing activity over time and across the Site and third party websites. Cookies are small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive while you are viewing the website. We may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on our Site. This type of information is collected to make the Site more useful to you and to tailor the experience with us to meet your special interests and needs. See our Cookie Policy for more details. Some Internet browsers may be configured to send “Do Not Track” signals to the online services that you visit. We currently do not respond to “Do Not Track” or similar signals. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” please visit
Other Important Privacy Information
Third party sites and services. The Site may contain links to other websites and services operated by third parties. These links are not an endorsement of, or representation that we are affiliated with, any third party. We do not control third party websites, applications or services, and are not responsible for their actions. Other websites and services follow different rules regarding their collection, use and sharing of your personal information. We encourage you to read their privacy policies to learn more.
Security. The security of your personal information important to us. We take a number of organizational, technical and physical measures designed to protect the personal information we collect. However, security risk is inherent in all internet and information technologies and we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your personal information. We will comply with applicable laws and regulations requiring that we notify you in the event your personal information is compromised as a result of a breach of our security measures.
International data use. We are headquartered in the United States, and your personal information may be collected, used and stored in the United States or other locations outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction, where privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction.
Children. The Site is not directed at, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from, anyone under the age of 16. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 16, we will delete that information as soon as reasonably practicable.
Changes to this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. If we make changes to this Privacy Policy we will post them on the Site and indicate the effective date of the change. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy we will notify you by email or through the Site.
How to contact us
184 Summer Street, Apt. 2202
CT 06901-2372
Notice to European users
The following applies to individuals in the European Economic Area.Controller. The Company of Books LLC is the controller of your personal information covered by this Privacy Policy for purposes of European data protection legislation.
Legal bases for processing. The legal bases of our processing of your personal information are described in the table below.
Processing purpose (click link for details)Legal basis
To operate the SiteYou have entered a contract with us and we need to use your personal information to provide services you have requested or take steps that you request prior to providing services.
To operate the Site
For research and development

To send you newsletters and marketing communications

To create anonymous data

For compliance, fraud prevention and safety
These processing activities constitute our legitimate interests. We consider and balance the potential impact on your rights before we process your personal information for our legitimate interests. We do not use your personal information for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law).
For compliance with lawProcessing is necessary to comply with our legal obligations.
With your consentProcessing is based on your consent. Where we rely on your consent you have the right to withdraw it anytime in the manner indicated in the Site.
To share your personal information as described in this Privacy PolicyThis sharing constitutes our legitimate interests, and in some cases may be necessary to comply with our legal obligations.
Generally, we retain your personal information for as long as necessary to process your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.
Your rights
European data protection laws give you certain rights regarding your personal information. You may ask us to take the following actions in relation to your personal information that we hold:
  • Access. Provide you with information about our processing of your personal information and give you access to your personal information.
  • Correct. Update or correct inaccuracies in your personal information.
  • Delete. Delete your personal information.
  • Transfer. Transfer a machine-readable copy of your personal information to you or a third party of your choice.
  • Restrict. Restrict the processing of your personal information.
  • Object. Object to our reliance on our legitimate interests as the basis of our processing of your personal information that impacts your rights.
You may submit these requests by email to or our postal address provided above. We may request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and process your request. Applicable law may require or permit us to decline your request. If we decline your request, we will tell you why, subject to legal restrictions. If you would like to submit a complaint about our use of your personal information or response to your requests regarding your personal information, you may contact us or submit a complaint to the data protection regulator in your jurisdiction. You can find your data protection regulator here.
Personal data export
If we export your personal information from the European Economic Area to a country outside of it and are required to apply additional safeguards to that personal information under European data protection legislation, we will do so. Such safeguards may include applying the European Commission model contracts for the transfer of personal data to third countries described here. Please contact us for further information about any such transfers or the specific safeguards applied.