Privacy Notice for California Residents

BookBrowse.com has a firm commitment to protecting your privacy.

In the case of visitors, users, and others who reside in the State of California, this Privacy Notice for California Residents is intended to supplement BookBrowse's Privacy Statement and give you more information on the specific rights granted under California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA), and to comply with this law .

You may also wish to review our Privacy Statement, and our terms of service.

Effective Date: December 1, 2019
Last Reviewed: December 1, 2019

Information we Collect

We only collect information you voluntarily provide to us. For example, we collect your information when you fill out a form, sign up to receive emails, communicate with us via third party social media sites, request information, post a comment, or otherwise communicate with us. The types of information we may collect when you voluntarily provide it to us may include your name, email address, and in the case of members your postal address and optionally telephone number, and other contact or identifying information you choose to provide.

We do not and will not sell this information.

We also collects information that identifies, relates to, describes, references, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or device. BookBrowse LLC's website, www.bookbrowse.com, may have collected the following categories of personal information from its visitors within the last twelve (12) months:

Category Examples Collected
A. Identifiers. A real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, or other similar identifiers. YES
B. Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)). A name, address, telephone number, credit card number, debit card number (Some personal information included in this category may overlap with other categories). YES
C. Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law. Age (40 years or older), race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion or creed, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy or childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, veteran or military status, genetic information (including familial genetic information). NO
D. Commercial information. Records of products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies. YES
E. Biometric information. Genetic, physiological, behavioral, and biological characteristics, or activity patterns used to extract a template or other identifier or identifying information, such as, fingerprints, faceprints, and voiceprints, iris or retina scans, keystroke, gait, or other physical patterns, and sleep, health, or exercise data. NO
F. Internet or other similar network activity. Browsing history, search history, information on a consumer's interaction with a website, application, or advertisement. YES
G. Geolocation data. Physical location or movements. NO
H. Sensory data. Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information. NO
I. Professional or employment-related information. Current or past job history or performance evaluations. NO
J. Non-public education information (per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99)). Education records directly related to a student maintained by an educational institution or party acting on its behalf, such as grades, transcripts, class lists, student schedules, student identification codes, student financial information, or student disciplinary records. NO
K. Inferences drawn from other personal information. Profile reflecting a person's preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes. NO

Personal information does not include:

  • Publicly available information from government records.
  • Deidentified or aggregated consumer information.
  • Information excluded from the CCPA's scope, such as:
    - health or medical information covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA) or clinical trial data;
    - personal information covered by certain sector-specific privacy laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FRCA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) or California Financial Information Privacy Act (FIPA), and the Driver's Privacy Protection Act of 1994.

We obtain the categories of personal information listed above from the following categories of sources:

  • Directly from visitors to our website. For example, information members provide to us related to the services we provide to them.
  • Directly and indirectly from activity on our website (www.bookbrowse.com). For example, from website usage details collected automatically.
  • Personal Information

    Use of Personal Information

    We may use, or disclose the personal information we collect for one or more of the following business purposes:

    • To fulfill or meet the reason you provided the information. For example, if you share your name and contact information to request a price quote or ask a question about our products or services, we will use that personal information to respond to your inquiry. If you provide your personal information to purchase a product or service, we will use that information to process your payment and facilitate delivery. We may also save your information to facilitate new or process returns.
    • To create, maintain, customize, and secure your account with us.
    • To process your requests, purchases, transactions, and payments and prevent transactional fraud.
    • To provide you with support and to respond to your inquiries, including to investigate and address your concerns and monitor and improve our responses.
    • To personalize your Website experience and to deliver content and product and service offerings relevant to your interests, including targeted offers and ads through our Website, third-party sites, and via email (with your consent, where required by law).
    • To respond to law enforcement requests and as required by applicable law, court order, or governmental regulations.
    • As described to you when collecting your personal information or as otherwise set forth in the CCPA.
    • To evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of BookBrowse LLC's assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by BookBrowse LLC about our Website users is among the assets transferred.

    BookBrowse LLC will not collect additional categories of personal information or use the personal information we collected for materially different, unrelated, or incompatible purposes without providing you notice.

    Sharing Personal Information

    BookBrowse LLC may disclose your personal information to a third party for a business purpose, for example to send out email notifications or to process credit card transactions. When we disclose personal information for a business purpose, we require the recipient to both keep that personal information confidential and not use it for any purpose except the duties for which the third party has been engaged.

    In the preceding twelve (12) months, Company has disclosed the following categories of personal information for a business purpose:

    • Category A: Identifiers.
    • Category B: California Customer Records personal information categories.
    • Category D: Commercial information.
    • Category F: Internet or other similar network activity.

    We disclose your personal information for a business purpose to the following categories of third parties:

    • Service providers.
    • Data aggregators.
    Sales of Personal Information

    In the preceding twelve (12) months, BookBrowse LLC has not sold personal information.

    Your Rights and Choices

    The CCPA provides consumers (California Residents) with specific rights regarding their personal information. This section describes your CPA rights and explains how to exercise those rights.

    Right of Access

    As a consumer, you have the right to know:

    • The categories of personal information we collect about you
    • The categories of sources from which the information was collected
    • The business or commercial purpose for collecting, disclosing, or selling personal information
    • The categories of third parties we have disclosed personal information to for a business purpose and the categories of personal information disclosed.

    You may request that BookBrowse LLC provide you access to the specific pieces of personal information collected about you in a readily usable format.

    Your access rights under the CCPA are not absolute. Specifically, the CCPA limits the information you can request to personal information collected in the 12-month period preceding our receipt of the request. Additionally, under the CCPA, BookBrowse LLC is not obligated to respond to requests for access to personal information more than twice in a twelve month period.

    BookBrowse LLC may, in its sole discretion, choose to provide personal information in response to a consumer’s access request that relate to a time period greater than the preceding 12 months or respond to a consumer request more frequently than required by law; choosing to do so, however, does not constitute an obligation to do so.

    Right to Deletion

    You have the right to request that BookBrowse LLC delete any of your personal information that we collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request (see Exercising Access, Data Portability, and Deletion Rights), we will delete (and direct our service providers to delete) your personal information from our records, unless an exception applies.

    We may deny your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for us or our service provider(s) to:

    1. Complete the transaction for which we collected the personal information, provide a good or service that you requested, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform our contract with you.
    2. Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for such activities.
    3. Debug products to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.
    4. Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise their free speech rights, or exercise another right provided for by law.
    5. Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code § 1546 et. seq.).
    6. Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when the information's deletion may likely render impossible or seriously impair the research's achievement, if you previously provided informed consent.
    7. Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with consumer expectations based on your relationship with us.
    8. Comply with a legal obligation.
    9. Make other internal and lawful uses of that information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it.
    Right to Non-Descrimination

    We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights. Unless permitted by the CCPA, we will not:

    • Deny you goods or services
    • Charge you different prices or rates for goods or services, including though granting discounts or other benefits, or imposing penalties
    • Provide you with a different level or quality of service
    • Suggest that you receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services
    Exercising Access, Data Portability and Deletion Rights

    To exercise the access, data portability, and deletion rights described above, please submit a verifiable consumer request to us by either:

    We endeavor to respond to a verifiable consumer request within forty-five (45) days of its receipt. If we require more time (up to 90 days), we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing.

    If you are a BookBrowse member, we will deliver our written response to that account. If you do not have an account with us, we will deliver our written response by mail or electronically, at your option.

    Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 12-month period preceding the verifiable consumer request's receipt. The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable. For data portability requests, we will select a format to provide your personal information that is readily useable and should allow you to transmit the information from one entity to another entity without hindrance.

    We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable consumer request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.

    Changes to Our Privacy Notice

    We reserve the right to amend this privacy notice at our discretion and at any time.

    Contacting BookBrowse.com

    If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, please contact us.

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