(Last Updated on 27 Oct 2005)
Why we collect personally identifiable information
E-Book Systems collects and uses your personally identifiable information to give you better customer service and to provide you with convenient access to our products and services. We also use your personally identifiable information to keep you up to date on the latest product announcements, software updates, special offers, and other information we think you’d like to hear about. We may also use your personally identifiable information to contact you to participate in a market research survey, so that we can gauge customer satisfaction and develop better products.
Out of respect for your privacy, we give you the option to not receive these types of communications. If you do not wish to receive our promotional material you may opt-out of receiving it by replying to a promotional email with “unsubscribe” in the subject line of your reply, or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org at any time. Additionally, you may instruct us to remove your information from the customer lists which we distribute to our advertisers and other third party marketers.
How we collect personally identifiable information
We collect personally identifiable information about you in several ways. For example, we might ask for your contact information when you correspond with us, call us to make a purchase or request service, register to attend a seminar, or participate in an online survey. In addition, when you register a new E-Book Systems product, purchase a product from our website, register as a blogger on our site, sign up for hosting services, respond to one of our online surveys, fill in an online form, use our online services, provide us with a card at a trade show, or ask to be included in an email mailing list, we collect and store the information you provide in a secure database.
When we disclose personally identifiable information
E-Book Systems works with other companies that help us provide E-Book Systems products and services to you, and we may provide your personally identifiable information to these companies. For example, we give shipping companies this shipping related information so they can deliver your products efficiently.
E-Book Systems may occasionally share your personally identifiable information with carefully selected technology companies, to keep you informed about related products and services.
The personal information you provide us when registering as a blogger on our blog site is publicly available on that site as part of your member profile and may be accessed and viewed by other members. You may change, edit or delete information about yourself in your member profile at any time by clicking the “Edit your profile” tab after you have logged in.
Some of our sites allow you to post information in public forums. Any information you voluntarily disclose through this medium is necessarily disclosed to the public.
From time to time, we may information about our members in the form of aggregated statistics to third parties for marketing purposes.
At times we may be required by law or legal process to disclose your personally identifiable information. We may also disclose information about you if we believe that disclosure is necessary for the public interest.
Additionally, E-Book Systems may sell, transfer, or otherwise disclose your personally identifiable information in the event of a corporate merger, consolidation, or the sale of substantially all its assets.
How we protect your personally identifiable information
E-Book Systems safeguards the security of the order data you send us with physical and electronic procedures.
The E-Book Systems Store uses industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption on all web pages where personal information is required. To make purchases from the E-Book System’s online Store, you must use an SSL-enabled browser such as Netscape Navigator 3.0 or later, or Internet Explorer. This protects the confidentiality of your personal and credit card information while it is transmitted over the Internet.
When you view a FlipBook on our sites, our server collects anonymous viewing information. Anonymous viewing information is data regarding the time spent viewing specific pages in the FlipBook, the order in which pages are viewed, the time of day pages are accessed, and IP addresses. Anonymous viewing information does not include any personally identifiable information. We collect this anonymous viewing information in order to understand customer usage and measure the performance of our services. We may disclose this anonymous viewing information in the form of aggregated statistics to third parties for a variety of purposes. For example, we may disclose how long the average viewer spends on a certain page for marketing purposes.
E-Book Systems as an Application Service Provider
In certain instances, E-Book Systems may provide its technology for collecting anonymous viewing information to third parties’ websites. The information E-Book Systems processes on such third parties’ websites belongs to those third parties, and is governed by their privacy policies. In certain instances, E-Book Systems may obtain rights from those third parties to use the information collected on an aggregated basis only for its own marketing and internal analysis purposes.
E-Book Systems’ commitment to privacy
E-Book Systems does not knowingly solicit personal information from children under the age of thirteen or send them requests for personal information. By visiting our site, you represent and warrant that you are not under the age of thirteen. If E-Book Systems becomes aware it has received information from a child under the age of thirteen, we will delete all personally identifiable information concerning that child from our records. Such information will not be used for any other purposes, nor will it be disclosed to third parties.
E-Book Systems’ website contains links to other sites. E-Book Systems does not share your personal information with those websites and is not responsible for their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy policies of any websites that you visit.