TheReadingRoom.com™ (Site) is owned by BdB Soti Pty Ltd (referred to as "We", "us" and "our"). This statement sets out TheReadingRoom.com's policies relating to the collection and use of information about you ("personal information"). These policies are in addition to TheReadingRoom.com's Terms & Conditions governing TheReadingRoom.com and should be read in conjunction with the Terms & Conditions.
The following policies set out how we protect your personal information and safeguard your privacy.
If you are not a registered member of TheReadingRoom.com
Whenever you visit TheReadingRoom.com, our servers automatically record information about your usage of TheReadingRoom.com, such as the time of the visit, its duration and the pages you visit. This is to help us understand what parts of our Site our users enjoy the most and to help us ensure that advertisements on TheReadingRoom.com are most directly relevant to your interests. If you have not identified yourself on TheReadingRoom.com, such as by registering for Membership or logging in as a member, the information we collect about you remains anonymous. However, if you browser permits cookies we may be able to track your usage of TheReadingRoom.com over multiple visits and associate that information with your identity when you become a member.
If you are a registered member of TheReadingRoom.com and have logged in
TheReadingRooom.com does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under the age of 13, please do not provide any personal information such as your name, address, email address, telephone number, as persons under the age of 13 are not allowed to provide any personal information to or on TheReadingRoom.com. In the event that we learn or become aware that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete the information as soon as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, without parental consent, then please contact us immediately.
If you register with one of our Affiliate Partners
If you enter into a competition
If you want to enjoy the benefits of TheReadingRoom.com without disclosing your personal information
Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to your computer's hard disk for tracking your usage of TheReadingRoom.com. Most web browsers are set to accept cookies. However, if you do not wish to receive any cookies, you may set your browser to refuse them. In some instances this may mean you will not be able to take full advantage of parts of TheReadingRoom.com.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit TheReadingRoom.com. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
Disclosure of your information
We will not use or disclose any personal information about you without your consent except:
- as required by law
- as requested in order to assist a lawful investigation by a law enforcement body, government regulatory agency or official inquiry;
- where we believe it necessary to provide you services you have requested;
- where it is necessary to protect the rights, property or personal safety of an employee or ours, another customer, or any member of the public or us; or
- if some or all of the assets and operations of our business are or may be transferred to another party by way of sale of some or all of our business.
Except as provided above we will never share your personal information with a third party.
In order to operate TheReadingRoom.com or deliver a service you have explicitly requested, we sometimes share your personal information with an Affiliate Partner on the basis that the information is used only to for the purpose of operating TheReadingRoom.com or delivering the services and otherwise managed in accordance with the terms of this policy or subject to you consent to disclosure.
Communicating with TheReadingRoom.com members
We send our members service e-mails which contain promotional material and important information about updates, changes and new services on TheReadingRoom.com, including schedule maintenance times, or upgrades to improve functionality. It is essential that we are able to communicate to you these changes.
From time to time, we may send you member-only offers from our carefully selected partners, e-mail newsletters to which you have subscribed, and information about new competitions.
You can manage the type of information you receive from us by:
- unsubscribing from the message you receive; or
- e-mailing us privacy@TheReadingRoom.com
Blocking a user
From time to time you may receive invitations from other users to be your Friend. Friends make it easier to share book recommendations, view each other's bookshelves, and participate in similar activities throughout TheReadingRoom.com. If you do not wish to be contacted by a particular user you can elect to block all correspondence with them on TheReadingRoom.com by clicking block users in the Friends tab in your Profile.
How we store your information and keep it secure and erase it
We will take all reasonable steps to keep secure any information we hold about you. Your information is stored on secure servers that are protected in controlled facilities.
In addition, our employees and the contractors who provide services related to our information systems are obliged to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by us. However, we will not be held responsible for events arising from unauthorised access to your personal information.
It is important that you do not provide your password or accounts details for TheReadingRoom.com to anyone and that you keep your information in a safe and secure location. You must notify us immediately if there is any unauthorised use of your account by any other Internet user or you become aware of any breach of security.
We maintain a record of your account details and file for as long as you are a member of thereadingroom and for a period of 24 months after you cease to be a member. You may reactivate your account at any time during that period. We may erase site usage and other information collected by us for site optimisation and account management purposes at any time. We will permanently erase all personal information that we hold about you 5 years after you cease to be a member.
How you can access your information
If you are a TheReadingRoom.com member, you can access, change and update your Membership profile at any time on TheReadingRoom.com by going to your Profile page and updating your selection of the information you wish to remain Private, Public or available to share with friends.
When you make a request to access personal information, we will require you to provide some form of identification so we can verify that you are the person to whom the information relates. In some cases, we may also request a reasonable administrative fee to cover the costs of access. We will endeavour to make this information available to you in a timely manner. If at any time you wish to amend or have destroyed personal information that we hold about you because it is inaccurate or out-of-date, please contact us at the email address specified below. We will amend or destroy this information except in limited circumstances in which we are permitted or required not to. In some cases, we keep information for legal or internal risk reasons.
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