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On My Kindle takes your privacy and the laws governing the information that we can obtain from you, which is why we have taken steps to secure the information we have collected and provide you with the tools you need to protect your personal information while visiting this site. This is a lengthy page so I've added jump links to help you navigate to specific topics within the page.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding these policies, please contact us at onmykindle1@gmail.com and we'll be happy to help you.

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Privacy policy section

Privacy Policy Contents

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which On My Kindle Book Reviews collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a "User") of the https://www.onmykindle.net website ("Site"). We host this website on Blogger. As such, Google ("Host") may also collect, use, maintain, and disclose information collected from Users.

Personal identification information

We and the Host may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users post comments on our site, fill out a form, respond to a survey, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Non-personal identification

We and the Host may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Web browser cookies

Our Site may use "cookies" to enhance User experience. User's web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. Users may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

Please see our Cookies Policy to learn more about cookies and how to disable them.

How we use collected information

On My Kindle Book Reviews and the Host may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:

To run and operate our Site
  • We may need your information to display content on the Site correctly.
  • We use the information from authors' public profiles on websites and social media. We do this to encourage visitors to buy works by authors or to follow authors on social media.
To run a Site-sponsored giveaway or survey
  • Occasionally, Users will have the option of participating in a giveaway that the Site sponsors. In these instances, personal identification information requested from Users will be minimal and will only be used to notify the winner(s).
  • Sometimes Users will have the option of participating in surveys created by the Site. Personal identification information will not be required to participate in the surveys.
To send periodic emails
  • To send Users who have voluntarily subscribed to our newsletter periodic emails. The frequency and content of these emails is clearly stated on our subscription form.
Commenting system
  • This Site uses G+ comments to prevent spam. 
  • If you wish to leave a comment on a specific post, you are providing this Site and other users with a link to your social profile on G+.
  • Other users will have access to the information you have provided on your G+ profile. 
  • The Site will use this information to respond to your comment(s) and interact with you on G+.
  • Please visit your Google account's Sign In and Security to learn how to secure and control the information you share on your G+ profile.

How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage, and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information and data stored on our Site. We maintain databases with Users' information, the Users we store data on include:

Book Authors
  • Information about book authors is maintained on a private (not shared with the public) database in Trello, which is password protected. This information is disclosed to us voluntarily by authors for sharing on the blog, or it is information shared publicly by authors on their public social media profiles.
  • We do not share authors' emails unless we have permission to do so, or the emails are shared publicly by authors on their websites or public social media profiles.
  • For more information about Trello's privacy policy, please visit: https://trello.com/privacy-updated.
Email subscribers
  • We gather email addresses only, and this database is maintained on Mailchimp.
  • We do not share emails from this database with other third parties, and our Mailchimp account is password protected.
  • For more information on Mailchimp's privacy policy, please visit: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/.
Forms and surveys
  • The Site's forms are created and maintained in Jotform. Form responses are password-protected and encrypted.
  • We do not share the information in the contact form with third parties, and the information provided is used to respond to a User's specific inquiry.
  • For more information about Jotform's privacy policy, please visit: https://www.jotform.com/privacy/.
Giveaway participants
  • The Site uses Rafflecopter to administer giveaways. The Site uses password protection to ensure that participants' information is protected.
  • For more information about Rafflecopter's privacy policy, please visit: https://www.rafflecopter.com/privacy-policy.
Email responses
  • The Site uses Gmail to respond to requests and inquiries, to notify giveaway winners, and to correspond with authors.
  • Users' names and email addresses are stored on Gmail's servers. We do not share this information with third parties and the Site's Gmail account is password protected. 
  • If you would like your email contact information removed, please email us at onmykindle1@gmail.com.

Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above. We may use third-party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.

Electronic newsletters

If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email or User may contact us via our Site. We may use third-party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.

Third party websites

Users may find content on our Site that links to the sites and services of third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website's own terms and policies.

Changes to this privacy policy

On My Kindle Book Reviews has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will post a notification on the main page of our Site, revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site,  your dealings with this site, or if you want your personal information removed from a database, please contact us at onmykindle1@gmail.com.


Cookie Policy Section

Cookies Policy Contents

What are cookies?
Why do you use cookies?
Essential website cookies
Social networking cookies
What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?
How can I control cookies?
Where can I find more information about cookies?

This Cookie Policy explains how On My Kindle Book Reviews ("On My Kindle", "we", "us", and "ours") use cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you visit our website at www.onmykindle.net, ("Websites"). It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them.

In some cases we may use cookies to collect personal information, or that becomes personal information if we combine it with other information. In such cases our Privacy Policy will apply in addition to this Cookie Policy.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.

Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, On My Kindle) are called "first party cookies". Cookies set by parties other than the website owner and host are called "third party cookies". Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.

Why do you use cookies?

We use first and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Websites to operate, and we refer to these as "essential" or "strictly necessary" cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Online Properties. Third parties serve cookies through our Websites for advertising, analytics and other purposes. The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our Websites and the purposes they perform are described below (please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the specific Online Properties you visit):

Essential website cookies

These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Websites and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas.

Who serves these cookies

Cookie provider: Google
How to refuse: Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the Websites to you, you cannot refuse them. You can block or delete them by changing your browser settings however, as described below under the heading "How can I control cookies?".

Social networking cookies 

These cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our Websites through third party social networking and other websites. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes too.

Who serves these cookies

Shareaholic (Floated Share Buttons)
Google Plus
Google Ad Settings
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Pinterest
For more information about refusing cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading "How can I control cookies?".

What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?

Cookies are not the only way to recognize or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called "tracking pixels" or "clear gifs"). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognize when someone has visited our Websites or opened an e-mail that we have sent them. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within our Websites to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our Websites from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of e-mail marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.

How can I control cookies?

If you'd like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser.

Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.

For the Chrome web browser, please visit this page from Google: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32050

For the Internet Explorer web browser, please visit this page from Microsoft: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/278835/how-to-delete-cookie-files-in-internet-explorer 

For the Firefox web browser, please visit this page from Mozilla: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored

For the Safari web browser, please visit this page from Apple: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?locale=en_US

For any other web browser, please visit your web browser's official web pages.

Where can I find more information about cookies?

You can learn more about cookies and the following third-party websites:
If you have any questions or concerns about this Cookies Policy or the Privacy Policy, please contact On My Kindle Book Reviews at onmykindle1@gmail.com.

Last updated: May 30, 2018