Your privacy is important to ChapterSyncTM . ChapterSyncTM is committed to protecting any personally identifiable information you may provide through ChapterSync.com.
ChapterSync.com has the ability to collect two types of information about you: (a) information that you provide that personally identifies you and (b) information that does not personally identify you that ChapterSyncTM automatically collects when you visit ChapterSync.com or that you provide ChapterSync.
- Personally identifiable information: ChapterSync’s definition of personally identifiable information includes any information that may be used to specifically identify or contact you, such as your name, postal and email addresses, phone number, credit card information, etc. In certain circumstances, ChapterSyncTM may request, allow, or otherwise provide you an opportunity to submit your personally identifiable information in connection with a feature, program promotion or some other aspect of ChatperSync.com. For instance, you may: (a) provide your name, address and email address to register on ChapterSync.com to use the ChapterSyncTM marketing platform; (b) provide certain demographic information about yourself (e.g. age, gender, preference, usage, frequency, etc.) when participating in a survey, poll or registering on ChapterSync.com; (c) provide payment information when ordering products or services on ChapterSync.com; (d) post a general comment and/or recommendation on ChapterSync.com. Certain information may not be personally identifiable when standing alone (e.g. your age), but may become so when combined with other information (e.g. your age and name). Whether or not you provide this information is your choice; however, in many instances this type of information is required to participate in the particular activity or service, realize a benefit ChapterSyncTM may offer or gain access to certain content on ChapterSync.com.
- Non-personal information: ChapterSync’s definition of non-personal information is any information that does not personally identify you. Non-personal information can include certain personally identifiable information that has been de-identified; that is, information that has been rendered anonymous. ChapterSyncTM obtains non-personal information about you from information you provide ChapterSync, either separately or together with your personally identifiable information. ChapterSyncTM also automatically collects certain non-personal information from you when you access ChapterSync.com. This information can include, among other things, IP addresses, the type of browser you are using (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, etc.), the third party website from which your visit originated, the operating system you are using (e.g. Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, etc.), the domain name of your internet service provider (e.g. AT&T, Comcast, etc.), the search terms you use on ChapterSync.com, the specific web pages you visit and the duration of your visits.
- ChapterSyncTM collects this information: (a) directly from you when you provide it to ChapterSync; (b) automatically as you navigate through ChapterSync.com; and/or (c) from third parties, for example, ChapterSync’s business partners.
When you submit information to ChapterSyncTM through ChapterSync.com, you should be aware that your information is being transmitted across the Internet and that no method of transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. Although ChapterSyncTM takes reasonable security measures to protect your information when ChapterSyncTM receives it, you also need to ensure you take appropriate steps to protect your information.
Use of Information
Thee personally identifiable information collected through ChapterSync.com is generally used to fulfill your request for products, programs and services, to respond to your inquiries about ChapterSyncTM offerings, to personalize your online experience and in other ways naturally associated with the circumstances in which you provided the information.
ChapterSyncTM may use this information to later contact you for a variety of reasons, such as customer service, offering products, programs or services that ChapterSyncTM believes may be of interest to you, or to communicate with you about content or other information you have posted or shared with us via ChapterSync.com.
ChapterSyncTM may share or sell your personally identifiable information with third parties such as co-promotional partners, contractors, vendors, consultants and professional advisors to the extent necessary for them to perform services on ChapterSync’s behalf and persons or entities with whom ChapterSyncTM has marketing, business or other relationships.
ChapterSyncTM uses the non-personally identifiable information collected in a variety of ways, including to administer ChapterSync.com, help analyze site traffic, understand customer needs and trends, carry out targeted promotional activities, improve the quality of the pages that make up ChapterSync.com, gather broad demographic information and to improve ChapterSync.com services. ChapterSyncTM may use your non-personal information by itself or aggregate it with information obtained from others. ChapterSyncTM may share your non-personal information with affiliated companies and third parties to achieve these objectives and others. In no event is this information matched to your personally identifiable information, and aggregate information is anonymous information that does not personally identify you.
Other Uses and Information
An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Internet. Web servers (computers that “serve up” web pages) automatically identify your computer by its IP address. When visitors request pages from ChapterSync.com, ChapterSync’s servers typically log their IP addresses. ChapterSyncTM collects IP addresses for purposes of system administration, to report non-personal aggregate information to others and to track the use of ChapterSync.com. IP addresses are considered non-personal information and also may be shared as provided above. It is not ChapterSync’s practice to link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable; that is, the visitor’s session will be logged, but the visitor remains anonymous to ChapterSync. However, ChapterSyncTM reserves the right to use IP addresses to identify a visitor when ChapterSyncTM feels it is necessary to enforce compliance with ChapterSync.com rules or to: (a) fulfill a government request; (b) conform with the requirements of the law or legal process; (c) protect or defend ChapterSync’s legal rights or property, ChapterSync.com, or other users; or (d) in an emergency to protect the health and safety of ChapterSync.com users or the general public.
“Cookies” are small text files from a website that are stored on your hard drive. These text files make using ChpaterSync.com more convenient by, among other things, saving your preference for you. Cookies themselves do not typically contain any personally identifiable information. ChapterSyncTM may analyze the information derived from these cookies and other technological tools ChapterSyncTM employs (such as clear gifts/web beacons) and match this information with data provided by you or another party.
If you send ChapterSyncTM an email with questions or comments, ChapterSyncTM may use your personally identifiable information to respond to your questions or comments, and ChapterSyncTM may save your questions or comments for future reference. For security reasons, ChapterSyncTM does not recommend that you send non-public personal information, such as passwords, credit card information, social security numbers or bank account information to ChapterSyncTM by email. However, aside from ChapterSync’s reply to such an email, it is not standard practice to send your email unless you request a particular service or sign up for a feature that involves email communications, it relates to purchases you have made with ChapterSyncTM (e.g. product updates, customer support, etc.) ChapterSyncTM sending you information about other products or services or you consented to being contact by email for a particular purpose. In certain instances, ChapterSyncTM may provide you with the option to set your preference for receiving email communications; that is, agree to some communications, but not others. ChapterSyncTM reserves the right to send you transactional emails such as customer service communications.
Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, ChapterSyncTM reserves the right to disclose any personally identifiable or non-personal information about you if ChapterSyncTM is required to do so by law, with respect to copyright and other intellectual property infringement claims, or if ChapterSyncTM believes that such action is necessary to: (a) fulfill a government request; (b) conform with the requirements of the law or legal process; (c) protect or defend ChapterSync’s legal rights or property, ChapterSync.com, or other users; or (d) in an emergency to protect the health and safety of ChapterSync.com’s users or the general public.
Your California Privacy Rights.
Residents of the State of California, under certain provisions of the California Civil Code, have the right to request from companies conducting business in California a list of all third parties to which the company has disclosed certain personally identifiable information as defined under California law during the preceding year for third party direct marketing purposes.
You are limited to one request per calendar year. Should you make a request, in your request, please attest to the fact that you are a California resident and provide a current California address for ChapterSync’s response. You may request the information from ChapterSyncTM in writing a by emailing [email protected] with the subject line “California Privacy Rights.”
Deleting Information About You
Whether or not you provide personally identifiable information is completely your own choice. You are not obligated to answer any question that is presented to you on our through ChapterSync.com. You may opt-out from receiving future promotional information from ChapterSyncTM or affiliated companies, or direct that ChapterSyncTM not share your information with any affiliated companies, as set forth below. Whether or not you opt-out is your choice, however, in many instances this type of information is required to participate in a particular activity, realize a benefit ChapterSyncTM may offer, or gain access to certain content, services or offers on ChapterSync.com.
ChapterSyncTM takes special care to protect the safety and privacy of children. ChapterSyn.com is a general audience site. Nevertheless, the features, programs, promotions, services and other aspects of ChapterSync.com requiring the submission of personally identifiable information are not intended for anyone under 18 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any information to or on ChapterSync.com. ChapterSyncTM does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13.
If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on ChapterSync.com or on or through any of its features/register on ChapterSync.com, make any purchases through ChapterSync.com, use any of the interactive or public comment features on ChapterSync.com or provide any information about yourself to ChapterSyncTM including your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address or screen name or user name you may use.
If you are a parent or guardian of a child under the age of 13 and believe he or she has disclosed personally identifiable information to ChapterSync, please contact ChapterSyncTM at [email protected]. If ChapterSyncTM learns it has collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification or parental consent, ChapterSyncTM will delete that information.
Keeping Your Information Secure
ChapterSyncTM has implemented security measures it considers reasonable and appropriate to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under ChapterSync’s control. Please be advised, however, that while ChapterSyncTM strives to protect your personally identifiable information and privacy, ChapterSyncTM cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to ChapterSyncTM online and is not responsible for theft, destruction or inadvertent disclosure of your personally identifiable information.
In the unfortunate event your personally identifiable information (as the term or similar terms are defined by any applicable law requiring notice upon a security breach) is compromised, ChapterSyncTM may notify you via e-mail (at its sole and absolute discretion) to the last email-address you have provided us in the most expedient time reasonable under the circumstances; provided, however, delays in notification may occur while ChapterSyncTM takes necessary measures to determine the scope of the breach and restore reasonable integrity to the system as well as for the legitimate needs of law enforcement if notification would impede a criminal investigation. From time to time, ChapterSyncTM evaluates new technologies for protecting information, and when appropriate, ChapterSyncTM upgrades its information security systems.
Collection of Information By Third-Party Sites, Ad Servers and Sponsors
Contact, Access and Opt-Out Information
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ChapterSyncTM will respond to your request and, if applicable and appropriate, make the requested change in its active databases as soon as reasonably practicable. Please note that ChapterSyncTM may not be able to fulfill certain requests while allowing you access to certain benefits and features of ChapterSync.com.