represented by Booktype GmbH, Prinzessinnenstrasse 20, 10969 Berlin, Germany
Registered at Charlottenburg Local Court, Commercial Register no. HRB 166441B
Booktype may change this Policy from time to time. Any and all changes will be reflected on this page. Substantive changes will also be announced through the standard mechanisms through which Booktype communicates with the Booktype community, including Booktype's mailing list and newsletters.
We will retain any information collected for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Policy unless a longer retention period is required by law and/or regulations.
If you want to know exactly what information we store about you, please contact us by email at [email protected] and we’ll deal with your request within seven days.
Booktype Privacy and Data Policy involves the following issues:
Booktype believes in sharing as much information as possible about its products, its operations and its associations. Accordingly, community members should understand — as should anybody who interacts with Booktype — that any information provided to Booktype might be made available to the public. There are four broad exceptions to that rule:
If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users.
We collect four types of information and data:
We collect this information for two reasons: one, to better understand how people use our websites, tools and products; and two, to help people better understand how to use those websites, tools and products.
The amount and type of data depends on nature of the interaction. Booktype collects only as much information as necessary or appropriate to fulfill these two purposes.
Here are some examples of data we collect:
Booktype’s headquarters are based in Europe, and your Personal Information is collected, stored, used and shared in accordance with European laws. However, Booktype is a global organisation and operates in different countries. From time to time, it may be necessary for us to transfer your personal data to the United States or other countries.
You should be aware that privacy laws vary from country to country. By using our websites and our tools, you consent to the transfer of the information collected, as outlined by this Policy, to Booktype or its third-party service providers to places where our distributed, third-party content delivery network exists (which is in several countries around the world), which countries may provide a lesser level of data security than in your country of residence.
Booktype takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of Potentially Personal and Personal Information.
Booktype undertakes a range of security measures, including monitoring technical security of our systems and environment to help to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction. Also, we keep any data in isolated virtual environments to avoid interaction with other software programmes.
In case of disclosure of your Personal Information to any third party mentioned above, Booktype binds itself to abide by all relevant laws. We will ensure that any contracts we have with third parties are valid and have provisions which ensure that the third party will not use your information for any other purpose than stated by Booktype. We will take all reasonable measures to ensure that any contracted third party has adopted proper measures to protect your Personal Information against unlawful use and against coincidental loss and destruction.
You may request access, correction, or deletion of your Personal Information or Potentially Personal Information, as permitted by law. Booktype will seek to comply with such requests, provided we have sufficient information to identify the Personal Information or Potentially Personal Information related to you. To do so, please contact Booktype by sending an email to [email protected].
Booktype uses Google Analytics. We will use web analytics data only to determine aggregate usage patterns for our websites as described above.
While it is possible to link cookies to Personal Information, thereby permitting website operators, including our third-party analytics providers, to track the online movements of particular individuals. Booktype does not do so, however, and its third-party service providers are not allowed to correlate Booktype data with any other data.
Booktype uses the information provided by cookies and clear gifs to develop a better understanding of how our visitors use our websites, and to facilitate those visitors' interactions with our websites. Booktype may make the aggregate data obtained from web analytics (including from our third-party analytics providers, if applicable) publicly available. If this data is made available, none of the information will be Personal Information or Potentially Personal Information.
Content from other sources that is hosted on Booktype websites, such as such as embedded YouTube videos and other site-linking buttons, may sometimes contain cookies that send information to those third parties.
If you have supplied your email address, registered as a user to one of our services and/or signed up to one of our newsletters, Booktype may occasionally send you an email (using the software Mailchimp) to issue important information, such as changes to this Agreement or vital security information.
If you signed up to receive newsletters or registered as a user to one of our services from Booktype but no longer wish to receive them, you can opt-out by following the “unsubscribe” instructions in any such communication you receive.
In the event that Booktype places advertisements on third-party websites, it is done so to introduce people to our products and services, to encourage people to contribute to our community-based activities, and to provide opportunities to sign up to receive communications from Booktype. We stand by our online advertising practices and aim to provide full transparency and control over how our ads appear and function.
Booktype may interact with you through social media. When you interact with us at a third-party social network, such as Facebook, Twitter or Google+, the network gives us the ability to access and store certain information from your profile for that social network.
The categories of information we can access will depend, in part, on the permissions you grant us and the privacy settings you have established on that social network. In general, we try to minimize the amount of data we receive about you on such social networks. We will handle any information we receive from these services in accordance with this Policy.
Booktype discloses data only in response to a subpoena or court order, or when Booktype believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Booktype, third parties or the public at large.
Consistent with our privacy commitments, we will scrutinize third-party requests for information about you for compliance with the law, including those coming from governmental agencies or civil litigants. We may access, use, preserve or disclose information about you only when we have a good-faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to do so to satisfy the applicable law, regulation, legal process or lawful governmental request of any country, or to protect the rights, property or safety of Booktype, its users or the public. We will provide notice of legal process or governmental requests unless prohibited to do so by law or the circumstances warrant otherwise.