Privacy Policy

BOOKCLUB NOW LLC

Last Updated March 3, 2021

The Bookclub mobile application (the “Application”) is brought to you by Bookclub Now LLC (“BCN”, “we” or “us”). The Application provides you (“User”) an opportunity to connect with other users to discuss and recommend books to one another. We respect and are committed to protecting your privacy. We have prepared this Privacy Policy to describe our practices regarding the information we collect, share, and use through the Application (collectively, the “Services”).

Your use of the Application is also governed by the Bookclub Terms and Conditions (“Terms and Conditions”). Please consult the Terms and Conditions for more detailed information about the Services. Capitalized terms not defined in this Privacy Policy shall have the meaning ascribed to them in the Terms and Conditions.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to information that we may collect on any other websites or applications, including websites you may access through the Application, or any information that you provide to any third party.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we treat it in connection with the Application and the Services. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, you should not use or register with the Application, and instead you should un-install it.

  1. Information Collected Through the Application

    We collect both “Personal Information” and “Anonymous Information” about our Users. Personal Information means information that allows someone to identify or contact you, including, for example, your name, birthdate, and e-mail address, as well as any other information about you that is associated with or linked to any of the foregoing data or other information that can be used to identify or contact you. Anonymous Information means data that is not reasonably linked to your Personal Information. Anonymous Information is created by manipulating or removing the reasonable link to personal identifiers. It includes passively collected information about your activities on the Application, such as usage data, to the extent that information is not linked to your Personal Information. As used herein, the term “Information” means both Personal Information and Anonymous Information.

    1. Information You Provide to Us

      1. Account and Profile Information: We may collect Information from you, such as your name, birthdate, and email, as well as any other information that could be used to identify or contact you (like Gmail or Apple IDs) and Application passwords, when you are requested and provide this Information in the Application, including when you register and create an account for the Application’s Services (your “App Account”), as required to use the Application.

        We will also provide you with the option to register your App Account using social media account details, like your Facebook, Twitter, or other social media account. If you choose to register this way, we may collect the Information described in the “Social Logins” section in this Privacy Policy.

      2. Feedback Information: If you provide us feedback or contact us via e-mail through the Application, we will collect your name and email address, as well as any other content included in the e-mail, in order to send you a reply. Feedback or questions regarding support on the Application can be sent to support@getbookclub.com.

      3. Geo-location Information (such as IP address, browser information or mobile GPS Information)

      4. We may also collect other Personal Information at other points in our Services that state that Personal Information is being collected, such as requests for your e-mail made through the Services.

    2. Information Collected via Technology.

      To make the Services more useful to you, the Services use technology to automatically collect certain Information, including but not limited to:

      1. Usage details: The Services may automatically collect certain details of your access to and use of the Services, including traffic data, engagement with advertisements, clickstream information (which is the recording of the parts of the screen or Application that you click on), and date and time of usage/visit.

      2. Device information: The Services may collect Information about your mobile device, including the unique advertising identifier (Ad ID) of the device, IP address, operating system, browser type, domain type, mobile network information, the device’s manufacturer and model information and a list of the applications on the device.

    3. Information Collected by or Shared With Third Parties

      1. Third parties will not be able to collect any Information from you through your use of the Application. “Third Parties” means any parties that are not BCN, which may include: advertisers, ad networks, ad servers, survey providers, and analytics companies. We may, however, share other Information with the Third Parties, such as your profile information collected by the Application. All of this Information may be shared in order to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising on the Application. However, the Third Parties are not bound by this Privacy Policy and may use the Information for any lawful purposes. See “About Our Ads” below.

      2. Our Application does not allow Third Parties to collect your Information while using the Application, but should you engage in links, ads, or other items on the Application that takes you to another application or website, Third Parties may collect other Information about you outside of the Application, such as your online activities over time and across different websites and applications. BCN is not responsible for the information collected directly by the Third Parties or their privacy policies or practices.

  2. How Information Collected Through the Application Is Used

    1. General Use

      In general, Information you submit to us or that is collected by us in connection with the Application or the Services is used either to respond to requests that you make, or to aid us in serving you better. We may use your Information in the following ways:

      1. To provide you with the Application and the Services.

      2. Fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it.

      3. To share with Third Parties and direct certain advertisements and content to you so that you are more likely to see advertisements and content that are relevant to you (see “About Our Ads” below).

      4. To facilitate the creation of and secure your App Account on the Application and recognize you when you use the Application.

      5. To notify you when Application updates are available, and of changes to the Application or Services.

      6. To analyze use of the Application.

      7. To monitor the Application and the Services for fraud, abuse or violations of the BCN Terms and Conditions.

      8. To improve and deliver a better and more personalized experience through the Application.

    2. Creation of Anonymous Information

      We reserve the right to use Anonymous Information for any purpose and disclose Anonymous Information to Third Parties in our sole discretion. We may create Anonymous Information records from Personal Information by removing or manipulating information that makes the data personally identifiable to you. We use Anonymous Information to analyze usage patterns of the Application and to enhance the content of our Services and improve the Application.

  3. How Information Collected Through the Application is Shared

    We may disclose your Information as described below and as described in this Privacy Policy.

    1. Third Party Service Providers

      We may share your Information with third party service providers who help support the Application, the Services, or our business. BCN has selected companies who maintain high standards with respect to privacy and agree to use the Information only to perform specific services on behalf of BCN and in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy.

    2. Interest-Based Advertising

      We may share your Information with the Third Parties in order to direct certain advertisements and content to you so that you are more likely to see advertisements and content that are relevant to you. See also “About Our Ads” below.

    3. With Consent

      We share your Information for any other purpose disclosed by us at the time you provide the Information.

    4. Affiliates and Acquisitions

      We may share your Information with any of our affiliates, in which case we will require our affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy. We may also share your Information if we undergo a merger or sale transaction.

    5. Anonymous Information

      We may use or disclose Anonymous Information without restriction.

    6. Other Disclosures

      Regardless of any choices you make regarding your Personal Information, we may disclose Personal Information if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary (a) in connection with any legal investigation; (b) to comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas, court orders, warrants served on us or legal process, including responding to any government or regulatory request; (c) to protect or defend our rights or our property or the users of the Services; and/or (d) to investigate or assist in preventing any violation or potential violation of the law, this Privacy Policy, or the Terms and Conditions.

  4. Third Party Websites and Applications

    When you click on a link or otherwise leave our Services and go to another site, another entity may collect Personal Information or Anonymous Information from you. We have no control over, do not review, and cannot be responsible for, these outside websites or their content. Please be aware that the terms of this Privacy Policy do not apply to these outside websites or content, or to any collection of data after you click on links or swipe left to connect to such outside websites.

  5. COPPA

    In accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), the Application is not directed or targeted at any individuals under 13 years of age, and the Application does not knowingly collect Personal Information from such individuals. No one under age 13 may provide any Personal Information to BCN. If we later obtain actual knowledge that a User is under 13 years of age, we will take steps to remove that User's Personal Information from our systems and delete the Account. If you are the parent or guardian of a child whom you believe has disclosed Personal Information to us, please contact us at support@getbookclub.com so that we may delete and remove such information from our systems.

  6. About Our Ads

    The Application uses common tracking tools, like cookies and beacons. See “Use of Cookies and Other Technology” below. These technologies will allow the Application to feature** advertisements and content that are relevant to you and usually are presented by our partner advertisers, or advertising networks. These ads and content are presented based on your actions on the Application as well as your other online activities. This is called interest-based or behavioral advertising - advertising that uses information collected on an individual’s web browsing or mobile application behavior in order to target advertising or content to the user based on this behavior. This information is then used to select which advertisements or content are displayed to you on the Application.

    BCN adheres to the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising (DAA Self-Regulatory Principles).

    You have a choice about receiving interest-based ads and content. See “Opting Out” below.

  7. Opting Out

    We understand that you may not wish to have your Information collected and used to receive interest-based ads or content on the Application. You may prevent your device’s Ad ID from being collected by changing the related settings on your device. On iOS, you may find and edit this setting on the Settings application on your device. Through Android, this setting can be accessing through the Google Settings application, selecting the Application, and opting out of collection of Ad ID. Doing so may also affect your experience with the Services.

  8. Updating Your Profile or Account Information

    You can change or delete your profile or App Account Information in the App by editing it or by contacting us directly at support@getbookclub.com. However, please note that we may be required to maintain certain Personal Information, or to maintain certain Personal Information for a period of 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 our active database, but may remain in our archives. We may retain your information for fraud detection or similar purposes. Note that if we have already disclosed some of your Personal Information to third parties, we cannot access that Personal Information any longer and cannot compel the deletion or modification of any such information by the parties to whom we have made those disclosures.

  9. Security of Personal Information

    We take reasonable security safeguards such as firewalls, data encryption, authorization controls, and other security measures to protect you against such risks as loss or unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure of Personal Information.

    You should not provide your App Account information to unauthorized parties. You are encouraged to protect your mobile device and passwords against unauthorized access.

  10. Communication Preferences

    We may send you e-mails to promote the use of the Services. When you receive those e-mails, you may indicate a preference to stop receiving further communications from us and you will have the opportunity to “opt-out” by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the e-mail you receive, by terminating your App Account or by contacting us directly at support@getbookclub.com.

    These choices do not apply to the display of online advertising or the receipt of mandatory service communications that are considered part of the Services, which you may receive periodically unless you close your App Account.

  11. Use of Cookies and Other Technologies

    We may use technologies, such as cookies, advertising identifiers (such as the Android Advertising ID) and web beacons, to collect, store and read Information as described in this Privacy Policy on your mobile device when using the Services. Cookies are small chunks of data created by a web server, delivered through a web browser, and stored on your device. They provide a means for mobile applications that you use or visit to keep track of your usage patterns and preferences, as well as to identify you as a return visitor. Cookies make the personalization of your mobile application possible, so that you do not need to re-enter information from scratch upon each visit.

    Please note that if you take steps to block cookies, doing so may impact the Services or prevent certain elements of the Services from functioning.

  12. Changes to This Privacy Policy

    We may occasionally update this Privacy Policy. When we post changes to this Privacy Policy, we will revise the effective date at the top of this Privacy Policy. If there are material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you by prominently by email. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy to be kept informed about our privacy practices for the Services. Continued use of the Services, following notice of such changes, shall indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes.

  13. Contacting Us

    We welcome your comments regarding this Privacy Policy. If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at support@getbookclub.com.

  14. Social Logins

    The Application offers you the ability to register and login using your third-party social media account details (like your Facebook, Twitter or other social media account logins). If you choose to do register this way, we will receive certain profile information about you from your social media provider. The profile information we receive may vary depending on the social media provider, but will often include your name, email address, friends list, profile picture, birth date, and other information you may choose to make public.

    We may use the information we receive from social media providers only for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy or that are otherwise made clear to you on the Application. Please note that we do not control, and are not responsible for, other uses of your Personal Information by your third-party social media provider. We recommend that you review their privacy policy to understand how they collect, use, and share your Personal Information, and how you can set your privacy preferences on their sites and apps.