Effective Date: May 31, 2023
1. Information We Collect
- 1.1 Personal Information: When you sign up for an account, we may collect personal information such as your name, email address, postal address, phone number, and any other information you provide to us.
- 1.2 Book Listings and Interactions: When you use our service to buy or sell books, we collect information related to your book listings, including book titles, descriptions, prices, and any communications or interactions you have with other users through our platform.
- 1.3 Log Data: We automatically collect certain information when you access our website, including your IP address, browser type, device information, and pages visited. This information is used for analytics and to improve our service.
2. Use of Information
- 2.1 Provide Services: We use the information we collect to facilitate the book exchange process, including creating and managing user accounts, processing transactions, and enabling communication between users.
- 2.2 Communication: We may use your contact information to send you service-related notifications, updates, and promotional materials. You can opt-out of marketing communications at any time.
- 2.3 Improvements: We analyze the information we collect to improve our website, develop new features, and enhance user experience. This may include using aggregated and anonymized data for statistical analysis.
- 2.4 Legal Compliance: We may use and disclose your information as required by law, regulation, legal process, or government request. We may also enforce our terms of service and protect the rights, property, or safety of our users or others.
3. Information Sharing
- 3.1 Third-Party Service Providers: We may share your information with trusted third-party service providers who assist us in delivering our services, such as payment processors, hosting providers, and customer support providers. These providers are contractually obligated to protect your information and may only use it for the purposes specified by us.
- 3.2 User Interaction: When you engage in a book exchange or communication with other users, certain information such as your username and book listings may be visible to other users. Please exercise caution when sharing personal information in these interactions.
- 3.3 Aggregate and Anonymized Data: We may share aggregated and anonymized data with third parties for various purposes, including research, marketing, and industry analysis.
- 3.4 Change of Ownership: In the event of a merger, acquisition, or sale of our company assets, your information may be transferred to the acquiring entity.
4. Data Security
We employ industry-standard security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no method of transmission over the internet or electronic storage is entirely secure, and we cannot guarantee absolute security.
5. Your Choices and Rights
- 5.1 Account Information: You can review and update your account information by logging into your account settings. If you wish to delete your account, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 5.2 Marketing Communications: You can opt-out of receiving marketing communications by following the instructions provided in the emails we send or by contacting us directly.
- 5.3 Cookies and Tracking Technologies: You have the ability to manage cookies and tracking technologies through your browser settings. However, disabling cookies may affect your ability to use certain features of our website.
6. Children’s Privacy
Our service is not intended for individuals under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children. If you believe we have inadvertently collected information from a child, please contact us to request deletion.
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