Privacy Policy

BiblioCrunch Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy explains generally what information is collected on our Website and how it is used. This Website is published and maintained by BiblioCrunch. BiblioCrunch is referred to in this Privacy Policy as “we,” “us” and “our.” By visiting this Website, and/or using the services offered on or through it, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy as amended from time to time, and our General Terms of Use of which this Privacy Policy is a part. As we update and expand our services, this Privacy Policy may change, so please check back to this page from time to time. This Website is intended for users who are located in the United States of America. This Privacy Policy is governed by and interpreted under the laws of the United States.

What personal information may be collected on this Website

Personal Information: In order to identify you, provide services and personalize your use of the Website, we may from time to time request and collect personal information, such as your name, address, email address, phone number, photograph, credit card and other payment information for orders you place, and other demographic information from users of our Website, for example, through such users’ activities, transactions and completion of online forms on our Website. Such information is collected, for example, when users create profiles, subscribe to services or features on the Website, submit materials or contribute content to the Website, make online purchases, enter contests, complete surveys, submit a comment or question to us using a “Contact Us” feature, send us an e-mail, or in any other way submit personal information to us via our Website.

E-mail-A-Friend: You may be able to send information about our products and/or Website to friends by using an “E-mail to Friend” or similar feature on the Website. You may be asked to provide the name and e-mail address of your friend to us, but such information will only be used to send the initial notice to your friend; we will not save it or use it for any marketing purposes thereafter.

What Website usage information may be collected on this Website

Cookies: “Cookies” help us to identify and track you, and to improve and personalize your use of the Website. Cookies are small data files that are sent automatically from a Web server to your Web browser and are stored on your computer’s hard drive when you visit or revisit the Website. Examples of how we may use cookies include the use of a stored user name and password to automatically complete a form and the use of home page preferences for return visits. Cookies permit us and our service providers to track the pages you visit, the content you view and the purchases you make on the Website. Most Web browsers can be set to erase or block the acceptance of cookies or to inform you when a cookie has been sent so that you can refuse the cookie. Additionally, as the Website may from time to time use Flash cookies, if you have a Flash player installed on your computer, your Flash player can be set to reject or delete Flash cookies (which cannot be managed via your browser settings, as with traditional cookies). However, please note that refusing a cookie may limit your access to certain areas and/or functions of the Website, such as your ability to upload manuscripts and make purchases. Although the information collected through cookies is not by itself considered personally identifiable information, such information may enable us to relate your use of our Website to other information we have collected about you, including your personal information. By using the Website, you consent to our use of cookies in connection with this Website.

IP Addresses, Clickstream data and other Tracking Technologies: In addition to our use of cookies as described above, our server automatically collects Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and other clickstream data which we may use for administrative and other purposes (including, for example, information about which pages you visit on this Website, which other websites you link to or link from, any search terms you input into the Website, and other Website usage activity logged by our servers). We may also use other technologies that are similar to or work in conjunction with cookies to help us track and monitor Website usage (e.g., Web beacons, site tags, clear GIFs, etc.). Although clickstream data and information collected through these other types of tracking technologies is not by itself considered personally identifiable information, it may permit us to relate your use of our Website to other information about you, including your personal information.

How we may use your information

We will use your information (including both your personal information and your Website usage information) to respond to your requests, process your orders or transactions, and to provide you with product and service offerings. We may also use your personal information for internal record keeping, to administer our Website and services, and to customize your use of the Website. From time to time, we may match information collected from you through this Website (including both personal information and Website usage information), and use such information along with information obtained from other sources, including third parties. We will not disclose your personal information on public areas of the Website without your permission (including, for example, when you decide to make “public” certain information about yourself on the Website).


In addition, if you consent by opting in, we may send you notices and otherwise correspond with you, via e-mail and otherwise, about products, services and events sponsored by us and others that we think might interest you.

How we may share your information with others

Public forums: Information you submit or post to a public area of our Website, such as a public profile, chat room, bulletin board, discussion, blog or other community tool or area, will become available to other members of the Website or to the general public. We therefore advise you to exercise great care in determining what information you choose to make publicly available through our Website.

Third-party offers: We will not share your information with other companies, including our affiliates, for their marketing purposes unless you consent by opting in. If you want us to stop sharing your personal information with other companies for their marketing purposes, please follow the procedures outlined in the Right to Opt In and Opt Out section below.

Co-sponsored contests, sweepstakes and offerings: We will not share your information with co-sponsors of contests, sweepstakes or other promotions on the Website unless you consent by opting in. To opt in or out, follow the instructions in the Right to Opt In and Opt Out section below. The co-sponsors will have the right to use your information for their own purposes, in accordance with their own policies. We are not responsible for how the co-sponsors may use your information.

Service providers: We may use third parties, including our corporate parent, Penguin Group (USA) Inc., and affiliates, to help operate and administer our Website and deliver our products and services, and we may share your information with them to use on our behalf on an as-needed basis for such non-marketing purposes. Examples include Website or database hosting companies, e-mail service providers, distribution companies, fulfillment companies, payment processing companies, and other similar service providers that use such information on our behalf.

Legal disclosures: We may disclose user information to government authorities and to third parties if required by law (including police investigation) or if we have reason to believe that someone is injuring or interfering with us, our Website, other users or third parties, or is violating our Terms of Use.

Corporate change of control: In the event of a corporate acquisition, merger, sale, reorganization, consolidation, liquidation, bankruptcy or transfer of assets, personal information and other types of user information may be amongst the transferred assets.

Website usage and other non-personally identifiable information: In addition to the above purposes, we may disclose Website usage information and other non-personally identifiable information to third parties. Such information may include, for example, aggregate data or demographic reports that do not describe or identify any individual user.

Rights to Opt In and Opt Out

You may have the right to “opt in” and/or “opt out” of certain of our uses of your personal information. For example, when you register or submit personal information on this Website, you may have the opportunity to choose, by checking or un-checking the appropriate box, whether you want to receive promotional emails from us and whether we may share your personal information with third parties for their marketing purposes.


If you opt in, you may later opt out of receiving our promotional e-mails by clicking on an opt-out or “unsubscribe” link within the promotional e-mail you receive, or by changing your e-mail preferences in your account profile. Please understand that if you opt out of all future promotional emails, we may still contact you in connection with your relationship, activities, transactions and communications with us.


If you opt in and later want us to stop sharing your personal information with third parties for their direct marketing use, you can adjust your preferences in your account profile. Your request will apply as of the date we receive it. We are not responsible for communications from third parties that received your personal information prior to your request. To stop communications from such parties, please contact them directly.

Your California Privacy Rights

To comply with California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, we provide all of our users (including those who are California residents) the right to opt out of our sharing of their personal information with third parties for direct marketing use. See the Rights to Opt In and Opt Out section above to learn how to exercise those rights.

Your Access Rights

You may review, update or modify the personal information that is stored in your user account on this Website by visiting the “My Profile” area of your account on this Website.


We endeavor to protect the security and integrity of sensitive personal information collected via this Website by adopting reasonable industry standard security measures. For example, for our e-commerce services, we endeavor to encrypt sensitive personal information you send us during the check-out process and protect it by a firewall on a secure server. However, due to the open nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that any information is 100% secure.


You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account password and for any access to or use of the Website via your password, whether or not authorized by you. Please notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security. You are also responsible for any information including personal information that you post or submit on public areas of the Website.


In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your personal information may have been compromised, we will endeavor to give you appropriate notice as quickly as possible, including by email. You consent to our use of e-mail for such notification.

Consent to Processing

By using and providing personal information to this Website, you consent to the collection, maintenance, processing and transfer of your information in and to the United States and other countries and territories, pursuant to the laws of the United States, which may provide lesser privacy protections than the laws of other countries.

“Linked-To” Websites

The Website may contain links to other websites and online services, which have their own separate terms of use and privacy policies. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information provided to or collected on any other website or service.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time, and such changes will be effective immediately upon posting to this Website. Under certain circumstances (for example, in connection with certain material changes), we may also elect to notify you of changes or updates to our Privacy Policy, or to request your consent for such changes, by additional means, such as posting a notice on the front page of our Website or sending you an e-mail.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments regarding our privacy practices, you may contact us at:

Effective Date: 5/7/2011