Last Updated: February 2023
We at JCrisare.com (“we” or “us”) respect your concerns about privacy and value the relationship we have with you. This Privacy and Cookie Notice applies to personal information we collect through any online interface (e.g., website, mobile application, or other interactive service) that contains a link to this Notice authorized by us (the “Site”). This Notice also applies to personal information we receive outside of our Site, e.g., contact information we receive at signings or through publicly available websites or publications.
This Privacy Notice describes the types of personal information we collect, how we may use the information, with whom we may share it and the choices available to you regarding our use of the information. We also describe the measures we take to safeguard the information and tell you how to contact us about our privacy practices.
Important Information for Individuals in the European Union
Important Information for Individuals in California
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Information We Collect
Cookies and Online Tracking
How We Use Information We Collect
Information We Share
Links to Other Websites
How We Protect Personal Information
How To Contact Us
Information We Collect
We may obtain certain personal information (such as name and other contact details that enable us to identify you) when you choose to provide it to us, when it is publicly available, automatically from our Site or from third parties. “Personal Information” is any information that can be used to identify or contact you. It also includes other information that may be associated with your name or other identifiers. We collect the following types of Personal Information:
The types of personal information we may collect include:
- contact information, such as your name, postal address, e-mail address and telephone number;
- month and year of birth;
- username and password;
- personal information in comments and other content you provide on or through our Sites or social media pages;
- payment information, such as name, billing address, shipping address, or phone number;
- information concerning your interests and product preferences;
- poll, survey and/or questionnaire responses;
- giveaways, contest and/or promotion entries;
- the content of your communications with us; and
- contact information provided at signings or other places, such as on business cards and from public websites or other publicly available sources.
In addition, when you visit our Site, we may collect certain information by automated means, such as cookies and web beacons. The information we collect in this manner includes IP address, browser characteristics, device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, information on actions taken on our site, and dates and times of visits to the Site. By collecting this information, we can better understand activity on our Site learn how to best tailor our Site to our visitors. While we generally examine such information only in the aggregate, such information could be linked back to individual IP addresses or other information about you. For more information on cookies, see the next section.
Cookies and Online Tracking
A “cookie” is a text file that websites send to a visitor’s computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify the visitor’s browser or to store information or settings in the browser. We use two kinds of cookies on the Site: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies exist only for as long as your browser remains open. Once you exit your browser, they disappear. Persistent cookies last from visit to visit; they remain on your hard drive after you exit your browser. The cookies used on the Site include those which are strictly necessary cookies for access and navigation, cookies that track usage (performance cookies), remember your choices (functionality cookies), and cookies that provide you with targeted content. Your browser may tell you how to be notified when you receive certain types of cookies or how to restrict or disable certain types of cookies. Please note, however, that without cookies, you may not be able to use all of the features of our Site.
We may use the information we obtain from your use of our cookies for the following purposes:
- to recognize your computer when you visit the Site;
- to track you as you navigate the Site, and to enable the use of any e-commerce facilities;
- to improve the Site’s usability;
- to analyze the use of the Site;
- in the administration of the Site; and
- to personalize the Site for you, including serving targeted advertisements which may be of particular interest to you both on and off the Site.
To successfully opt-out, you must have cookies enabled in your web browser. Please see your browser’s instructions for information on cookies and how to enable them. Your opt-out only applies to the web browser you use so you must opt-out of each web browser on each device that you use. Once you opt out, if you delete your browser’s saved cookies, you may need to opt-out again.
We also use third-party web analytics services on our Site, such as Google Analytics. These service providers help us analyze how users use our Site. The information collected for this purpose (including your IP address and other information collected by automated means) will be disclosed to or collected directly by these service providers. These service providers may retain and use non-personally identifiable collected from users of our Site in connection with their own businesses, including in order to improve their products and services. To learn more about opting out of data collection through Google Analytics, click the links below:
Google Analytics: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/181881?hl=en
You may also be able to limit the association of your mobile device with your online activities by resetting the advertiser ID on your Apple or Android device. For more information about how to change these settings go to:
Our Site may enable you to interact with us and others via social media platforms, such as Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. While we respect each social media platform’s privacy policies, we may collect Personal Information about you and your followers or contacts if you choose to use these tools. For example, the Site may also offer you the ability to interact with plugins from these platforms, in order to allow you to follow us or share your experiences with your online social network.
As noted above, we may also display interest-based ads to you when you are using social media platforms. These platforms allow us to personalize the ads that we display to you. We do not share any of your Personal Information with these platforms, although we may convert your email address into a unique number which can be matched by the platform with its user to allow delivery of the advertising. Although we do not provide any personal information to these platforms, they may gain insights about individuals who respond to the ads we serve.
Do Not Track
Although our Sites currently do not have a mechanism to recognize the various web browser Do Not Track signals, we do offer our customers choices to manage their cookie preferences as described above. To learn more about browser tracking signals and Do Not Track please visit https://www.allaboutdnt.org.
How We Use the Information We Collect
We may use the information we obtain to:
- create and manage your account;
- offer and provide products, services and tailored information to you, including email newsletters;
- permit you to participate in blogging, forums, and discussion groups;
- communicate with you about, and administer your participation in, special events, programs, surveys, giveaways, and other offers or promotions;
- display content on our Site, such as stories, product reviews and photos;
- respond to and communicate with you about your requests, questions and comments;
- process claims we receive in connection with our products and services;
- operate, evaluate and improve our business (including developing new products and services, managing our communications, determining the effectiveness of our sales, marketing and advertising, analyzing and enhancing our products, services and Sites, and performing accounting, auditing, billing, reconciliation and collection activities);
- perform data analyses and other processing (including market and consumer research, and trend analysis);
- protect against, identify and prevent fraud and other criminal activity, claims and other liabilities; and
- comply with and enforce applicable legal requirements, relevant industry standards and our policies and where otherwise permitted or required by applicable law.
In addition, we use information collected online through cookies, web beacons and other automated means for the purposes described in the Cookies and Online Tracking section above such as: (i) recognizing your computer when you visit the Site; (ii) tracking you as you navigate the Site, and to enable the use of any e-commerce facilities; (iii) improving the Site’s usability; (iv) analyzing the use of the Site; (v) administration of the Site; and (vi) personalizing the Site for you, including targeting content and advertisements which may be of particular interest to you. We also use this information to help diagnose technical and service problems, administer our Site, identify users of our Site, and gather demographic information about our users. We use data to determine how much time users spend on web pages of our Site, how users navigate through our Site, and how we may tailor our Site to better meet the needs of our users. See the Cookies and Online Tracking section above for more information.
We also may use the information we obtain about you in other ways for which we provide specific notice at the time of collection.
Information We Share
We may share the information you provide with companies that are related to Silver Orb Books through common ownership.
We may share your Personal Information with third party partners that provide services to you through our websites, but only to the extent you have a relationship with such partner or you authorize the sharing. For example, you may be able to sign up for programs that allow you to interact with authors (through our Site), and we will share your information with the authors (or others) as needed to fulfill your request. The third party’s use of your information is governed by such third party’s own privacy policies. Additionally, we may share certain information with third parties for appropriate business purposes.
We share personal information with third parties who perform services on our behalf. For example: when you make a purchase, we may share information about you and your transaction with other companies for the purpose of processing your transaction, and we may retain outside companies to manage databases of customer information, to provide advertising services and to distribute e-mail offerings.
Our Site may feature blogs, forums, discussion groups and comments. Please be aware that the information you post (including personally identifiable information) in connection with these activities may be made publicly available. In addition, some of our Sites provide for user registration including a user profile. In such case, the following information may automatically be available to all other users of such Site: your display name, your photo (if uploaded), and how long you’ve been a registered user. In addition, if you’ve included any optional information in your profile, this information may also be available to all other users.
Links to Other Websites
Our Sites may contain links to other websites for your convenience and information. These may include, without limitation, some of the blogs and forums to which you are provided access through the Site. These websites may be operated by companies not affiliated with us. Linked websites may have their own privacy policies or notices, which we strongly suggest you review if you visit any linked websites. We are not responsible for the content of any websites that are not affiliated with Silver Orb Books or Jules Crisare, any use of those websites, or the privacy practices of those websites.
Our Site does not target children under 16. We may collect information about children under 13 from their parents or guardians or from the children with prior parental consent.
We do not collect personal information directly from children under 13 without prior parental or guardian consent. We do not sell any personal information about children.
How We Protect Your Information
We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect the personal information you provide against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use. We have procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify you and/or any applicable regulator or supervisory authority or other governmental entity where we are legally required to do so.
If you receive a marketing email from us, you can follow the unsubscribe link included in each of our e-mail communications to opt-out of receiving the specific type of marketing email (i.e. a particular e-newsletter) or all marketing emails from Silver Orb Books. Please note that you may continue to receive certain transactional messages from us.
Please be aware that we will process your opt-out only for the specific e-mail address. If you have more than one e-mail address or if you have changed your email address, please resubmit the opt-out request for the other email addresses. If you believe you have opted out, but continue to receive e-mails from us, please contact us by sending an email to email@example.com and we will investigate the issue.
BY CONTINUING TO USE THIS SITE AND/OR SUBMITTING YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION, YOU CERTIFY THAT YOU MEET AGE AND OTHER ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SITE AS SET FORTH IN THIS NOTICE AS WELL AS THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, AND CONSENT TO COLLECTION, USE, DISCLOSURE, STORAGE AND TRANSFER OF YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION OUTSIDE THE EEA, SWITZERLAND, CANADA, OR ANY OTHER NON U.S. JURISDICTION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS NOTICE.
How to Contact Us
If you would like to update your contact information and/or preferences, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Important Information for EEA Residents
1. Information about JCrisare.com
This information is being provided by Silver Orb Books.
Silver Orb Books is based in the United States.
2. The Purposes and Legal Basis for Processing, including Legitimate Interests
To provide the products, services or information that you request.
For closely-related purposes, such as payment processing and financial account management, contract management, website administration, business continuity and disaster recovery, security and fraud prevention, corporate governance, reporting and legal compliance, and with your consent (or provided you have not objected, as may be appropriate under applicable law), such to provide you with marketing communications.
We may also process your Personal Information for the purposes of our legitimate interests, provided that such processing shall not outweigh your rights and freedoms. In particular, we may process your Personal Information as needed to:
Protect you, us or others from threats (such as security threats or fraud), piracy, or cheating. Comply with the laws that are applicable to us around the world. Enable or administer our business, such as for quality control, consolidated reporting, and customer service. De-identify it to create anonymized and/or aggregated datasets. Manage corporate transactions, such as mergers or acquisitions. Understand and improve our business or customer relationships.
We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 16 without consent of the parent or guardian.
3. Automated Decision-Making and Profiling
We may use profiling and analytics to understand our customers and readers of our publications and to find potential influencers. For example, we may analyze whether certain types of books appeal to older readers or to women. We will not make automated-decisions about you that may significantly affect you, unless (1) the decision is necessary as part of a contract that we have with you, (2) we have your explicit consent, or (3) we are required by law to use the technology.
4. When You are Required to Provide Personal Information to Silver Orb Books
In most cases, you are not required by law to provide any Personal Information to Silver Orb Books. You are required to provide certain Personal Information if you want to enter a contest or giveaway or if you want to receive communications or purchase products from us. Our data collection forms indicate which data elements are required. If you do not provide these data elements, we cannot do business with you.
5. Your Rights
Silver Orb Books also respects the rights of EEA residents to access, correct and request erasure or restriction of their personal information as required by law.
You have a right to know whether or not we maintain your Personal Information. If we do have your Personal Information, we will provide you with a copy (subject to the rights of others). If your Personal Information is incorrect or incomplete, you have the right to ask us to update it. In some cases, you may have the right to receive Personal Information that you provided to us back in a machine-readable format.
You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Information.
You may also ask us to delete or restrict your Personal Information.
To exercise these rights, please contact us via email to email@example.com and a member of our Privacy Team will assist you. Please understand that we may need to verify your identity before we can process your request.
If you believe that we have processed your Personal Information in violation of applicable law, you may file a complaint with the Silver Orb Books Privacy Office or with a supervisory authority.
6. International Transfers
Silver Orb Books is based in the United States. As noted in the Privacy Notice, your Personal Information may be stored or processed in the United States and other countries which may not have equivalent privacy or data protection laws. By using our website you consent to these transfers.
7. Data Retention
We will retain your Personal Information for as long as the information is needed for the purposes set forth in Section 2 above and for any additional period that may be required or permitted by law. You may request that we delete your Personal Information by contacting us via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unless we are required by law to retain your information, we will delete it within 30 days of your request.
8. How to Contact Us and our Privacy Team
Please contact us if you have any questions or comments about our privacy practices or this Privacy Notice. You can always reach us via email to email@example.com.
Important Information for California Residents
Effective Date: February 01, 2023
Silver Orb Books is providing this supplemental privacy notice to give California residents the additional information required by the California Consumer Privacy Act (the “CCPA”).
The CCPA provides California residents with specific privacy rights, including the right to receive a privacy notice, the right to know what information we have collected about you during the past 12 months, and the right to know what categories of personal information we have shared with third parties. CCPA gives California residents with the right to opt-out of having their personal information sold.
CCPA also gives California residents the right to request deletion of your personal information.
This notice provides information about the categories of information that we collect from California residents generally, the sources of the information, the purposes for which we use the information, and the categories of third parties to whom we disclose the information for business purposes. Silver Orb Books does not sell personal information.
As described below, we may share personal information with its Affiliates and service providers. We may also disclose personal information to third parties for business purposes as permitted by in CCPA, such as to our auditors, for compliance or security, or in connection with mergers and acquisitions. We may also share personal information with third parties based on your consent, such as if you sign-up for author newsletters or co-branded promotions.
How to Exercise Your Rights
If you are a California resident, you may exercise your rights or authorize another person to act on your behalf by:
Please note that we may need to verify your identity before we can fulfill your request. Because we maintain limited personal information about consumers, generally consisting of email marketing subscription information, we will generally verify your identity using your email address. We will respond to requests using the email address that is associated with the information we maintain.
If you would like to designate an agent, please send an email from your own email address to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the name and email address of your agent. We will respond to that’s person’s requests using both your email address and the agent’s email address.
To request deletion of your personal information, please contact email@example.com. Please understand that Silver Orb Books cannot delete personal information in those situations where our retention is required for our internal business purposes or otherwise permitted by CCPA (such as for fraud prevention or legal compliance). In these situations, we will retain your information in accordance with our records retention program and securely delete it at the end of the retention period.
Silver Orb Books does not offer financial incentives for the collection or sale of personal information, although we may offer individuals the opportunity to receive coupons or discounts via email. If you ask us to delete your information, we will not be able to send you additional coupons or discounts via email, however coupons or discounts sent to you previously will continue to be honored according to their original terms. We will not discriminate against you if you exercise your rights under CCPA.