BookBanter, LLC a limited liability company organized and existing under the laws of the State of California (”COMPANY”) operates a social commerce (or “sCommerce”) network Website located at www.bookbanter.com and any other COMPANY-branded services provided to you by COMPANY (the COMPANY Website and other COMPANY-branded services are together referred to as the “Website”). The Website is an online service that connects our members together both socially and economically. COMPANY members can profile their lives online, view each other’s profiles, and connect with others around shared social and economic interests. COMPANY members can make unlimited friends and connections and then use those connections to connect personally and do business with others on a whole new level. COMPANY members can change their profile information at any time.
Minors: Minors—as defined by the laws of your jurisdiction—are prohibited from using this site. We do not knowingly collect information from any minor.
You may use the Website as a “Visitor” (which means you are just browsing the Website) or a “Registered Member” (which means you have registered as a member of the Website). In order to register as a member of the Website, you must complete the online registration form and create a password. During registration you are also required to give personally identifiable information including your first name, last name and email address. We use this information to authenticate users and to send notifications to those users relating to the Website. Some of your registration information also becomes part of your Personal Profile.
If you are a Registered Member, you have the option to provide profile information about yourself, such as your personal interests, which we refer to as your “Personal Profile.” We encourage you to submit relevant information so we can provide you a more personalized experience on our site. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in your Personal Profile.
If you are a Registered Member, you have the option to add one picture to your Personal Profile. Each picture is always viewable by Visitors and Registered Members.
From time to time you may be offered the opportunity to participate in a promotion, contest or survey on the Website (we will refer to all of these activities as “Promotions”). If you participate in a Promotion, we (or a third party identified by COMPANY), may request additional information from you—including personally identifiable information.
We may offer you a referral service to tell a friend (on the Website, “Friends” are also referred to as “Connections”) about our site. If you choose to use our referral service, we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We will automatically send your friend an initial email inviting him or her to visit the Website. COMPANY will store your friend’s name and email address so that your friend may be added to your “friend’s list”, and also to send reminders of the invitations. COMPANY will not sell the email addresses you provide for referrals or use that information to send any other communication besides invitations and invitation reminders (up to 5 per email address). Recipients of invitations from COMPANY will be able to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request that we remove this information from our database.
A cookie is a small piece of information that a Website can send to your browser and may then be stored on your computer’s hard drive. It acts as an anonymous tag that identifies your computer, but not you personally. A pixel tag, also known as a clear GIF or web beacon, is an invisible tag placed on certain pages of the Website but not on your computer. When you access these pages, pixel tags generate a generic notice of that visit. They usually work in conjunction with cookies, registering when a particular computer visits a particular page. If you turn off cookies the pixel tag will simply detect an anonymous Website visit and certain features of the Website may not be available.
The advertisements appearing on this Website may be delivered to users by our advertisers. We share Website usage information about users for the purpose of targeting our advertisements on the Website.
We may transfer personal information to certain of our advertisers that you have explicitly requested to receive information from. It will be clear at the point of collection who is collecting the personal information and whose privacy statement will apply.
Registered Member information is displayed to people in order to facilitate user interaction in the COMPANY sCommerce community. The following personal information is always viewable by Visitors and Registered Members: your First and Last name, Profile Bio and Profile Picture
The Website includes features that allow Visitors and Registered Members to search for your profile based on your first name and last name. If your Profile matches the search criteria it will be listed in the search results.
We use third parties to provide certain administrative and service-related services on our site. These third parties may have access to all of your personal information. These third parties are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for any other purpose.
We use clear gifs in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. We also use this information, which does not alone identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. If you would like to opt-out of these emails, you can do so in the “Your Account Settings” area of your Personal Profile.
We set a persistent cookie to store your passwords, so you don’t have to enter it more than once. Persistent cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site.
To improve the offerings and selection at the Website, we may occasionally acquire subsidiaries or particular business units may be bought by or merged with another entity, entities, or individuals. In such transactions, customer information generally is one of the transferred business assets but remains subject to the promises made in any pre-existing privacy notice(s) (unless, of course, the customer consents otherwise). Also, in the event that COMPANY or substantially all of COMPANY’s or the Website’s assets are acquired, all customer information will of course be one of the transferred assets. COMPANY reserves the right to transfer personal information to a successor in interest that acquires rights to that information as a result of the sale of COMPANY or substantially all of its or the Website’s assets to that successor in interest.
We share aggregated demographic information about our user base with our business partners (including our advertisers). When sharing this information, we do not identify individual users.
Other than as set out above, you will receive notice when information about you might go to third parties, and you will have an opportunity to elect whether or not to share the information.
This Website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by COMPANY. Please be aware that COMPANY is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.
We encourage you to be aware when you leave the Website and to read the privacy statements of each and every Website that collects personally identifiable information.
This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this Website.
Please be aware that whenever you voluntarily post public information to your chat rooms, journals, blogs, message boards, classifieds or any other public forums, that information can be accessed by the public and can in turn be used by those people to send you unsolicited communications. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.
The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of member information at any time. If you have any questions about security on the Website, you can send email us at: email@example.com
You may correct, update or delete your Profile information, and update your registration information logging into your account and accessing the “settings” option (available when logged in and viewing your Profile).