At Chatbooks Inc., (“Chatbooks”) we recognize the sensitivity of the personal information that you share with our service, and we are firmly committed to protecting your privacy. Your personal information belongs to you alone, and we do not make any claims to own it when you share it with us. We do not sell or rent it to anyone. We are vigilant about preventing unauthorized people from gaining access to it. This policy explains our practices around the collection, processing and storage of your personal information.
We follow the following principles in order to protect your privacy:
We collect personal information about you in three ways: (1) when you share personal information with us, by signing up to use our service, (2) when you purchase something from us, and give us credit or debit card information to do that, and (3) we collect some information automatically.
We may collect information about your computer, including but not limited to your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and in order to create reports. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and helps us to improve our services and websites.
Information about the people who use the website is an integral part of the Chatbooks experience. At a minimum, you must give us certain limited personal information to register as a member of Chatbooks. The basic personal information we collect from new members, who sign up for Chatbooks services, includes:
You will also be required to select a password. Keeping the password secret is your responsibility. We are not responsible if you let the wrong people have your password, although we will do everything we can to help you if you notify us of a password breach.
Our applications enable people to discover and share information with one another in family or friend groups (“Groups”). Subject to your consent, the personal information contained in any content you post to the service will be shared with other family or friends who become members of any of your Groups. If you participate in community discussions and chats, we will capture that information. The amount and type of information you share voluntarily in these ways, and the decision whether to share posts, and with whom to share them, is always your choice.
To personalize your experience and to improve our products and services, we may ask you to provide us with information about your personal or professional interests, demographics and experiences with our products or services. Providing this additional information is optional. If you elect not to share this information with us, it will not affect your access to the service.
With your consent, we will also use your email address, phone number, and/or other member registration information to advise you of new members and new postings to your Group, to let you know about new features or other offers of interest from us or our affiliates. We will also use that information as necessary to address your customer service needs and requests. Other than members of your Group, access to your personal information is limited to our authorized staff and is restricted by our own internal password protection mechanisms.
If you invite others to join one of our applications, or if you create administered accounts for other people, you may be asked to submit to us limited personal information about other people. For example, if you want to invite someone to join one of your Groups, you will be asked to submit the invitee’s name and email address, and/or phone number. In this circumstance, we only collect your invitee’s name, email address, and phone number.
Also, when you share content from any of your Groups, we collect the email addresses, and in some applications the phone number, of the recipients of any content you have elected to share with others. We will not disclose these email addresses and phone numbers to any third parties. (Please note, however, that these people will be able to forward your email and phone number containing the shared content to other parties, if they choose.)
Some elements of the Chatbooks experience are available on a paid, continuous subscription basis, and we also offer products and services for sale through our online store. To facilitate payment, we will request certain required personal information from you, including your personal credit card or debit card information.
When you subscribe to any of the paid portions of our service or when you make a purchase from our online store, we will collect the following personal and financial information from you:
We will not share this financial information with anyone outside of our company, other than the financial institutions involved in processing your payment or any third party service providers who we ask to process this information on our behalf in order that we can fulfill our contractual obligations to you. We will comply in all respects with applicable consumer credit laws.
Please note: If you click away from our website to visit the site of any third party advertiser or sponsor, you may be asked for your payment card or other personal information in order to purchase or use products and services offered. These companies have their own privacy and data collection practices. We have no responsibility or liability for these independent policies. You should therefore review their privacy notices carefully if you have concerns about how your personal information may be used.
In addition to the personal information you may provide to us as described above, we automatically collect certain device and statistical information to make our services and applications, work better for you. This information helps us evaluate how users and members use our service, such as data analysis, carrying out internal research on how our website is used, audits, developing new products and services, improving our services, identifying usage trends and determining the effectiveness of promotional campaigns.
The technologies we use to gather this non-personal information include:
The security of your personal information is important to us. We have adopted generally accepted industry standards in connection with our data collection, storage, and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information, and data stored on our sites and applications. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We may disclose aggregated, or other non-personal information about our users without restriction. We may disclose personal information about you in the following ways and/or to the following third parties:
You can contact us at any time to make the following requests:
Chatbooks is located, and its websites and applications are hosted, in the United States of America. In order for us to provide our services to you, it will be necessary for us to process and store personal information you provide to us in the United States of America, which may have different data protection laws than those in the country in which you reside.
California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us using the contact information below.
Individuals from the EU may contact our EU representative according to Art. 27 GDPR regarding all requests related to data protection and privacy:
Attn: Customer Service
Attn: Customer Service
382 W. Park Circle
Provo, UT 84603, USA