Posted: 2019-10-19 | Updated: 2020-05-02

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy outlines our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal data is collected from or provided by you on our website or through our services. Personal information is any information that can be used to identify an individual whether directly or indirectly.

What Information We Collect on This Site

As a uers, when you make a purchase you have to enter your name, address and payment info for billing. We keep that info for payment processing and providing the service to you like later book downloads and on-site reading.

When you use our website to publish, promote and distribute your books, you will have to create an account and register with our website. We collect the information that you provide to us as part of the registration, along with other information you generate on your account while using our service. This includes your name, email address, username and password, your bio and any information necessary for processing royalty payments; your social media addresses; your country and any books or other works that you have written.

To receive payment for book sales we will require you to provide us with the following information: your full name, address, and email. If you require any method of payments other than paypal, then you'll have to provide that info and we'll keep it on record. We will track your sales history so we can report it to you, pay you, and further market and promote your books.

When you use our website, we may collect information related to your usage of the site such as reviews that you post about any of the books on our site, books you publish, books you sell, author pages you browse, books you sample or purchase, royalties or commissions you earn, and books and authors you follow or add to your favorites.

How We Use Your Personal Information

We may use your personal information in the following ways:

What Information We Disclose

We only disclose your personal information to third parties we engage to help us administer our website or to process your orders and your payments.

Any information that you voluntarily upload or post to the site, such as books, book reviews or personal profile information, becomes publicly available to other users or visitors to the site.

If you wish to publish your works under pseudonyms then your identity will not be shared with customers unless you share it yourself through other means. You may have to provide your real name in order to register with our website and receive payment from the sale of your works. This information will only be used to fulfill our obligations to you and any legal obligations we may have and it will not be shared publicly or with other users.

With your permission, we may share your personal information if we have reason to believe that there is a business reason to share your email expeditiously with a trusted business partner, such as a publisher or a retailer.

We may disclose your personal information with our trusted third party providers to help us deliver our services to you. These providers may be web service providers, data services that host our website or data files or accountant companies helping us manage tax reporting and compliance. When we employ another companies to perform a function of this nature, we only provide them with the information that they need to perform their specific function and ensure that they only use the personal information disclosed in accordance with this privacy policy.

We may also disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such an action is necessary to (i) comply with a legal obligation, (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of Bookapy and our users, (iii) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of our service or others, (iv) protect against legal liability, (v) or when we are compelled to do so to protect our users and partners against fraud.

Your Rights to Your Personal Information

You have control over the personal information you provide to us. For example, if you find an error on your author profile page, you can correct it by logging in to your account and making the necessary corrections. You can also log in to change or delete the reviews that you left on our website.

You also have the option to close your account with us at any time. When you close your account, we will delete all your personal information and your account will no longer be publically visible on our website.

Links to Other Websites

You may see links to other websites on our website, including links to author’s personal website, blog, Facebook or Twitter accounts. If you follow a link to any of these websites or social media platforms, please note that we are not responsible for the personal information that these websites may collect from you. Please consult these website’s privacy policies before you submit any personal information to these websites.

How We Secure Your Personal Information

The personal Information we collect is protected by security safeguards appropriate to the level of sensitivity of the information through (i) physical measures, such as secure areas; (ii) technical measures, such as encryption and secure servers; and (iii) organizational measures, such as due diligence when transferring personal information to third-party processors. No Internet business or email transmission can ever be fully secure or error-free, and therefore we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

This privacy policy we may change from time to time to reflect any changes in our offerings and change in the applicable laws. We will indicate at the top when the policy was most recently revised.

Contact Us

If you have questions, comments or suggestions about this privacy policy, please contact us using our Contact Form.