Privacy Policy

Preamble

EBooks2Read is a service offered by the company GIM Global Investments Munich GmbH (hereinafter "GIM", "us", "we"). We have created this privacy policy (hereinafter "Privacy Policy") to demonstrate our commitment to communicate our privacy practices to our visitors. We realize the importance of feeling safe online and want the user ("you") to feel comfortable while using EBooks2Read and it's website. The policy below outlines the privacy practices solely for EBooks2Read as of 25 June 2018. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into, and subject to, the terms and conditions of EBooks2Read . We reserve the right at our discretion to amend this Privacy Policy at any time, by posting the amended terms on the EBooks2Read website. By registering for the EBooks2Read service, you explicitly agree to be bound by all terms and conditions described herein, including any amendments made by us that are published herein.

Information collected

Registration data. In order to provide you with personalized services and features, we ask you to register on the EBooks2Read website and establish your personal account. During the registration process we can request, but not exclusively, your name, email address and, credit card details etc.

Customer Care data. In case you contact our customer care we will collect the details of your interaction with our customer care. We collect your name, phone number and/or email address and a resume of the subject discussed between you and our customer care team.

Usage data. We will collect data regarding your use of and/or interaction with the EBooks2Read service, for instance; we will collect the history of e-books accessed by you and the history of your search commands.

Location data. We will automatically determine your location (on a country level) as the e-books may be only available in certain geographical locations (countries), this is a matter of intellectual property rights related to the e-books.

Cookies. When you visit the EBooks2Read website, we send cookies to your computer, laptop, tablet or your mobile device. Cookies are small files with a series of alphanumeric characters. We use cookies to identify your mobile device, laptop, tablet or computer, which allows you to log in faster and more quickly navigate through the EBooks2Read website. Cookies can also transmit information about how you use the EBooks2Read website. We use permanent cookies and session cookies. Permanent cookies remain on your hard disk or mobile device after you close your browser, and these cookies are used the next time you visit the EBooks2Read website. These cookies can be removed by changing your privacy settings on your internet browser. Session cookies are temporary and disappear when you close your internet browser.

You can set your internet browser to refuse all cookies or to inform you when cookies are sent. Take note that some functions of the EBooks2Read service/website may possibly not function properly if you disable cookies.

Below an overview of the cookies used for EBooks2Read:

Name of Cookie Technical Name Purpose
id UID Unique ID of the user
lang Language The language of the internet browser or the one chosen by the user.
login Login The login of the user if he/she is logged in.
pw User profile Information about the user from his/her user agent or IP (device type, browser…) and the offer (campaign id, affiliate id…). These information is used for the billing or for the website navigation.

Identifiers. We may access so-called “identifiers” and collect, monitor and store them. If you have access to the EBooks2Read website via a mobile device, this involves device identifiers. If you have access to the EBooks2Read website via your computer, laptop or tablet it involves your internet browser. “Device identifiers” are small data files or similar data structures that are stored or linked to your mobile device and that can identify your mobile device uniquely and be used by us to improve your use of the EBooks2Read website. Device identifiers can be stored in connection with hardware and/or software data of your mobile device or in connection with other information that we send to your device. Identifiers may contain information about how you use the EBooks2Read website. Device identifiers do not collect any personal data about you, but can be used in combination with other information linked to your personal data. An identifier may be stored on your mobile device or computer so that you can log in faster to the EBooks2Read website and make better use of our services. If you block or limit the use of the device identifiers, some functions or parts of the EBooks2Read website may not function properly.

Log file information. Log file information is reported automatically by your internet browser or mobile device every time you access a web page. If you use the EBooks2Read website, our server automatically stores the log file information. This information may consist of, but is not limited to: Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, type of browser, referring / exit pages and URLs, the number of clicks, information about links, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other similar information.

Third Party Networks. We use a third party advertising company to serve ads on our behalf across the internet. That advertising company may also collect anonymous information about your use of the EBooks2Read website.

Data from third parties. We can collect personal data about you that we have obtained legally from third parties. For the purposes described in this Privacy Policy, we can combine the personal data about you that we have received.

Purpose of collecting personal data and use of personal data

We use the above-mentioned personal data to perform the services that you use on or by means of the EBooks2Read website, for statistical analysis and for improving our services.

Providing personal data to third parties

We do not sell, pass or disclose your personal data to third parties, except in the below circumstances:

We may employ third parties, so-called processors of personal data, to perform our services and for the purpose of processing personal data. These processors work on our instructions and will only process your personal data on behalf of and for use by us.

We may share personal or aggregated personally identifiable information with advertisers and other third parties for marketing and promotional purposes. We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our behalf. These companies may employ cookies and action tags (also known as single pixel gifs or web beacons) to measure advertising effectiveness.

In addition, if we want to effect a merger, takeover, sale or other transaction whereby our database may be acquired by a third party, we may disclose your personal data to our advisors and to the third party, both before and after the transaction, exclusively for the purpose of facilitating and effecting that transaction. If such a transaction is completed, you will be informed about the transaction and we will transfer the ownership and the management of your personal data to the third party, subject to all provisions and limitations of this Privacy Policy. If the transaction is not completed, we will prohibit the third party from further using your personal data or disclosing it in any way and we will also require that third party to securely delete the personal data.

We can also transfer your personal data to a third party to which we transfer our rights and obligations on the basis of our agreement with you. We can provide your personal data to third parties if we believe in good faith that this is necessary (a) in order to comply with the law or court rulings; and (b) in order to protect or defend the rights of GIM.

Special personal data

We do not collect special personal data.

Protection of minors

Protecting the privacy of minors is important to us. For that reason, we do not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information or non-personally-identifiable information from persons under 18 years of age, and no part of our services is directed to persons under 18. If we learn that personally identifiable information of persons under 18 years of age has been collected through the services without verified parental consent, then we will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.

Transfer of personal data outside of the EEA or your own country

Currently we store our data file centrally in The Netherlands and France. You agree that we can transfer your personal data to third parties in other countries for the purpose of centralising the files or for processing as described in this Privacy Policy. Some of those countries might not be part of the European Economic Area ("EEA") or are outside your own country. Countries outside of the EEA or countries other than your own country might not have the same laws for data protection as the EEA or your own country. If we transfer your information to countries outside the EEA or your own country, we will take measures to ensure that your privacy rights remain protected in the same way as inside the EEA or your own country. In addition, your data, if you use our services while you are outside the EEA, can be transferred outside the EEA in order to supply you with these services. By agreeing to this Privacy Policy, you also provide permission for the transfer of your personal data outside the EEA or your own country for the purposes described. At your request we will provide you with a list of the countries to which your personal data is transferred.

Online communications in public forums

Please be aware that personally identifiable information voluntarily included and transmitted online by you in your profile or other public forum may be viewed and used by others. We are not able to control such uses of your personally identifiable information, and by using such services you assume the risk that the personally identifiable information provided by you may be viewed and used by third parties. You also assume the risk that you might be exposed to objectionable content and conduct by using public forums.

External links

The EBooks2Read website may contain links to internet sites and advertisements ("external links"). You acknowledge that we are not responsible for, and have no liability as a result of, the availability of external links or their content. We cannot be held responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these advertisements or website.

Security

We have implemented and follow commercially reasonable industry standard technical and procedural measures to protect against unauthorized access and use of your personal information. However, do note that neither we nor any other website can fully eliminate these risks. You accept the inherent security risks of providing information and transactions via the internet and you cannot hold us liable for a breach of the security, unless this is the result of negligence or intentional failure of GIM . In the unlikely event that an unauthorized third party compromises our security measures, we will not be responsible for any damages directly or indirectly caused by an unauthorized third party’s ability to view, use or disseminate such information, unless this is the result of negligence or intentional failure of GIM.

Deletion of profile and other personal data

In general, your personal data is stored by GIM for no more than two years after your last use of EBooks2Read , unless we, for reasons of any statutory provision, are obliged to store (parts of) your personal data for a longer period. If you want us to delete all your personal data, you can send an email free of charge to GIM and state this.

Access to data

On request and upon verification of your identity, you can inspect the personal data that we have collected about you, and if necessary, correct it. In order to make use of this right, you can send an email to GIM.

Contact

In case you have questions, comments or complaints with regard to your use or the use of others of EBooks2Read, you can contact our Customer Care department by sending an email to info@ebooks2read.com.