This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies to all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.
Use of Your Information (Personally Identifiable Information)
GeektasticBooks.com provides a selection of recommended books which can be viewed from our website without requiring the need to provide any personal information to us. However, by providing us your email address you agreeing to receive our newsletters and other announcements as well as allowing us to use this information to personalise your experience and allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested. You’re also consenting that we may use this information to administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature. Finally, you are also providing consent for us to use the information for purposes of building lookalike audiences for advertising (e.g. Facebook). You are providing consent to the processing of your personal data for all the purposes above. You have the right to view or request deletion or restriction of processing of your personal data at any time by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. We will never sell your data and we undertake to take appropriate measures to keep your personal information safe and secure unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keeping this information confidential. We withhold the right to release information when it is appropriate to comply with law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety. (Non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for market, advertising or other uses.) We protect your information by using an external PCI compliant payment gateway which handles all CC transactions (namely the website where you purchase your books, e.g. Amazon / iTunes / B&N). We do not use an SSL certificate because we do not process credit cards on our website.
This site is in the business of helping readers find books and authors that they will enjoy, the books and services we promote may or may not have an affiliate link attached. Where there is an affiliate link, this simply means that we may earn a small commission from sales that result from a reader clicking that link and purchasing a product. You, the reader, do not pay any more for products you have purchased via our affiliate link, rather we may receive a small commission from the retailer for having helped to you find that particular product. It’s essentially a reward from the retailer in helping their customers find products that they’ll particularly enjoy. As a business, we will always endeavour only to show you products we feel are of genuine interest to our readers and aim to continually strive to ensure that the quality of any books or products we suggest for you is high. We can, and do, reserve the right not to suggest products/books that we feel are not a good fit. To be clear, as an affiliate, we are not supplied with any specific customer information regarding any orders made via an affiliate link. Those details are the responsibility of and held by the retailer. If you have concerns, you should read their individual Privacy Policies as we are not responsible for, nor liable for any data protection on retailer sites. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy polices. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these links sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome and feedback about these sites.
Contact & Communication
Users contacting this website and/or its owners do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email submission process but advise users using such form to email processes that they do so at their own risk. This website and its owners use any information submitted to provide you with further information about the products / services they offer or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. This includes using your details to subscribe you to any email newsletter program the website operates but only if this was made clear to you and your express permission was granted when submitting any form to email process. Or whereby you the consumer have previously purchased from or enquired about purchasing from the company a product or service that the email newsletter relates to. This is by no means an entire list of your user rights in regard to receiving email marketing material. Your details are not passed on to any third parties.
This website operates an email newsletter program, used to inform subscribers about products and services supplied by this website. Users can subscribe through an online automated process should they wish to do so but do so at their own discretion. Some subscriptions may be manually processed through prior written agreement with the user. Subscriptions are taken in compliance with UK Spam Laws detailed in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003. All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. No personal details are passed on to third parties nor shared with companies / people outside of the company that operates this website. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you may request a copy of personal information held about you by this website’s email newsletter program. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to the business address at the bottom of this policy. Email marketing campaigns published by this website or its owners may contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include; the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity [this is by no far a comprehensive list]. This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity. In compliance with UK Spam Laws and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 subscribers are given the opportunity to un-subscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign. If an automated un-subscription system is unavailable clear instructions on how to un-subscribe will by detailed instead.
Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. (External links are clickable text / banner / image links to other websites.) The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.
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Social Media Platforms
Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively. Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email. This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.
Shortened Links in Social Media
This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls [web addresses] (this is an example: http://bit.ly/zyVUBo). Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.
Resources & Further Information
- Data Protection Act 1998
- Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003
- Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 – The Guide
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