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Personal Information

BookBrowse.com does not collect any personal information about you, unless you explicitly provide it. For example, if you subcribe to one or more of our newsletters we will store your name and email address; if you become a member, we store basic contact information.

We have never and will never sell, give-away or rent our mailing list.

The only time we would ever share your information would be with your express permission or if ordered by a court of law.

We use a third-party email host for mailings, so the name and email address of those on our mailing lists are not stored on BookBrowse at all but instead are securely stored at our email host, Constant Contact. You can unsubscribe to any of our emails, or manage your subscriptions, by going to our subscriptions page.

Email addresses collected when people enter BookBrowse giveaways, quizzes, or take part in surveys are used only to select the winning names, unless otherwise explicitly stated.

If you win a book in a giveaway, or are a member and request a book to read for either our First Impressions or Book Club program, we will give your address to the publisher as part of the mailing list for the book, but always with explicit instructions that the list is to be used only to mail the specific book to the specific people listed, and is not to be stored for future use.


Financial Information

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If you visit BookBrowse again, your computer will check its files to see if a cookie matches, and if so it will send this little file back to BookBrowse, so that you are recognized as a returning visitor. This helps us calculate how many people visit in total and when they visit, but we do not collect personal information about you at all. We also do not track or record your visits to other websites, or any other Internet activity not related to BookBrowse.

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Strictly Necessary: These are essential for the operation of the website.

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2) Performance
We collect information about how visitors use BookBrowse, for instance which pages visitors go to most often. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor individually; all information is aggregated and therefore anonymous; it is only used to improve how BookBrowse works.

BookBrowse uses the following third-party cookies to track website useage and performance.

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Email addresses are used only to send this one-time message, and are not stored or recorded by BookBrowse in any way.


"My Reading List"

Members have the option of creating and storing book lists on BookBrowse - for example to keep track of books read and to read. Members can also record their personal thoughts on these books. At this time, member reading lists can only be viewed by the individual member when that member is logged in. They are not available to the general public to view at all. Some members have requested that BookBrowse provide the ability for lists to be made public - either so that the member can provide access to specific people or so that their lists are freely available to all internet users. At the moment BookBrowse does not allow this, but if we were to in the future, the default setting would be that a list remains private unless an individual member specifically opts to make his or her list(s) public.


Information Provided by Third Parties

Third Party Content

BookBrowse contains a considerable amount of information provided by third parties, including, but not limited to, advertising, excerpts, reviews, interviews, book summaries and text links. As such, content at BookBrowse.com does not necessarily represent the views of the owners of BookBrowse LLC and is not endorsed by us.

Third Party Links

This site contains links to other sites, including but not limited to, banner advertising and text links. BookBrowse LLC is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any third party sites, and a link to a third party site should not be seen as an endorsement by BookBrowse of that site.

The "Buy This Book" links contain affiliate information, which means BookBrowse may receive a small commission if you purchase the book using these links.

Contacting BookBrowse.com

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Last updated May 2018

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