Privacy Policy

This document describes Books of Soul policy (“Privacy Policy”) regarding information received about you during visits to this site. The amount and type of information received depends on how you use the Blog. These privacy provisions apply solely to Books of Soul’s online information collection activities on this Blog and are not applicable to information collection practices Books of Soul may be engaged in elsewhere.

By using this Blog, you signify your assent to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use this Blog. This Privacy Policy may be modified from time to time; the date of the most recent revisions will appear on this page, so please visit us frequently.

All data and information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. Books of Soul makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis.

No Representation or Warranty

Your confidential use of this web site cannot be guaranteed. Books of Soul shall not be responsible for any harm that you or any person may suffer as a result of a breach of confidentiality in respect to your use of this web site or any information you transmitted to this web site.

Normal Web Site/Blog Usage

You can visit the web site to read promotional and other information without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information (other than, in some cases, your zip code). When you do this, we collect and store the name of your internet service provider, the browser (including available plug-ins and browser functionality) and type of machine you are using, the IP address, the website or Blog that referred you to us, the pages you request and the date and time of those requests.

We use this information to generate statistics and measure web site activity to improve the usefulness of customer visits to the site. During normal usage, we do not collect or store personally identifiable information such as name, mailing address, e-mail address or phone number.

Collection and Sharing of Personally Identifiable Information

There are instances where Books of Soul requests information about you to provide you with a service or information, such as new vehicle information alerts, promotions and mailed brochures. Depending upon the type of request, the information we collect may include your name, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number (cellular or land line), date of birth and what service or information you have requested. Your personal information is collected and stored by Books of Soul in a manner appropriate to the nature of the data. The information you provide is also used by Books of Soul to improve the services we provide you.

Your personal information may be shared with our vendors and business partners to assist us in fulfilling your request. We may also share your personal information with companies affiliated with Books of Soul.

From time to time, Books of Soul may request information about you to enable you to participate in promotional activities, such as uploading photographs, creating videos, submitting information and other materials and/or participating in sweepstakes, contests, games, special events, blogs and chats (collectively, “Programs”). Sometimes Programs are made available through the joint efforts of Books of Soul and an unaffiliated business partner. If you choose to participate, we may use the information you provide in connection with the Programs. For example, we may send you email or text messages related to the Programs or your account activity, or for selection and notification of sweepstakes or contest winners. Your personal information may also be shared with our business partner and may also be used by our business partner if you indicate your interest in receiving communications directly from that company. If you elect to receive communications from our business partner, your information will be used by that company in accordance with its policies and this Privacy Policy will not apply to that company’s use of your information. Sometimes the rules, terms and conditions or disclaimers that apply to a particular Program include information on how we may use the personal information that you provide to us through your participation in the Program. If there is a conflict between the rules, terms and conditions that apply to a particular Program and this Policy, those applying to the particular Program will govern. Please review all of the information about a Program before you provide us with any personal information.

Please remember that uploaded photographs and/or videos may be posted on public areas (with corresponding identification of your name and likeness, and title of the photograph and/or video) and that blogs are public areas on the web site and Blog may be public areas on the web site. Please refer to the Program details. Any information posted in these areas can be viewed by other visitors or internet users. You should not post personal information in these areas unless you are comfortable to have third parties viewing and using such information.

For some features on the web site, you can submit information about other people. For example, if you wish to invite your friends to participate in a Program offered on the web site or forward particular content from the web site to your friends, you will be asked to submit your friends’ email addresses or cellular telephone numbers for the purpose of receiving text and other messages. Our use, sharing and protection of the other person’s information will also be subject to the terms of the applicable Program and this Privacy Policy.

Surveys

From time to time we may conduct surveys on the web site. If you decide to participate, you may be asked to provide certain demographic information (such as your gender, date of birth and zip code). We may use the information that you submit, including your responses to the survey questions, for the purposes identified to you prior to your participation in the survey. In some cases, we may publish the results of the survey but will do so only as aggregate information and you will not be individually identified. As we may be conducting certain surveys with our business partners or other third parties, we may also share the results of those surveys with those third parties but will not identify individuals.

Disclosure for Legal Purposes

Books of Soul reserves the right to disclose any personally identifiable information or other information we collect through the web site or otherwise if we are required to do so by law or if we reasonably believe that the disclosure is necessary in order to (a) fulfill a government request; (b) conform with the requirements of law or to comply with legal process served on us; (c) protect or defend the legal rights or property of Books of Soul, the web site or its users, or third party licensors of any material on the web site; or (d) in an emergency to protect the health or safety of the users of the web site or the general public.

We Do Not Seek Information From Children

The web site is not intended for children under the age of 13. Books of Soul does not knowingly collect personal information from children that young. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit your email address or any other personal information to us through the web site.

How to Update Your Information

From time to time, Books of Soul collects personally identifiable information in connection with Programs. There may be times when you can access and update the information you provided as part of your participation in a Program. Please see the section of the web site concerning the specific Program to determine if you are able to access your information and how to do so.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are pieces of information that a Web Blog transfers to the hard drive of a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes so that we may track web site and user activity. The use of cookies is an industry standard and you will find them at most major Web Blogs. By showing how and when visitors use the Blog, cookies help Books of Soul to track those areas of the Blog that are popular and which areas are not. Many improvements and updates to the Blog are based on such data as total number of visitors and pages viewed.

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you would prefer, you may set yours to accept or refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. However, it is possible that some parts of the web site will not function properly if you do so. Also, we will not be able to recognize you as a visitor over time.

Third-Party Advertising Companies

Books of Soul shares Web Blog usage information about visitors to the web site with one or more reputable third-party advertising companies for the purpose of measuring the effectiveness of our online advertising initiatives. For this purpose, we and our third-party advertising companies note some of the pages you visit on the Blog through the use of pixel tags (also called clear gifs).

Links to Other Web Sites

This web site may include links to other non-Books of Soul web sites. These web sites are not under our control, even though they may use the Books of Soul brand names on their web site through an agreement with us. Such other web site do not necessarily follow our privacy policies, and may place their own cookies on your computer. This practice is standard on the Web, and we do not control cookies placed on your computer by third parties whose advertising or links appear on our Blog. These web site have their own privacy and information security policy and terms and conditions. Visitors should consult the other web sites’ privacy notices as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.

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