Summary: This policy sets out how Web Books collects and uses the information that we collect about you (Information pertaining to each of our unregistered visitors and registered users) when you use the Web Books services. This policy also explains the choices that you can make about the way that we use your information.
Web Books operates the following websites across desktop, mobile, tablet and apps (including any subdomains):
We collect certain personal information about visitors and users of our website.
You (or your organization) may provide certain personal information to us when you sign up for a Web Books account and use the service, consult with our customer service team, send us an email, integrate the service with another website or service or communicate with us in any other way.
This information may include:
We collect your personal information when you provide it to us when you complete membership registration and buy or provide items or services on our website, submit feedback, or send us a communication.
Web Books offer various ways to contact us, such as through form submissions, email or phone, to enquire about our company and service. For example, we may ask you to provide certain Personal Information when you express an interest in obtaining information about us or our service.
Our Services include certain Social Media features and widgets, such as the “Share this” button. These Social Media Features may collect information such as your IP address or which page you are visiting on our website and may set a cookie to enable them to function properly. Social Media Features are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our services. Your interactions with these third parties’ Social Media Features are governed by their policies and not ours.
In addition, our services may enable you to share your Personal Information with third parties directly, such as via page framing techniques to serve content to or from Third Party services or other parties, while preserving the look and feel of our website and services (“Frames”). Please be aware that if you choose to interact or share any Personal Information via such Frames, you are in fact providing it to these third parties and not to us, and such interactions and sharing too are governed by such third parties’ policies and not ours.
We may use your Personal Information to send you promotional content and messages by e-mail, text messages, direct text messages, marketing calls and similar forms of communication from Web Books.
If you do not wish to receive such promotional messages or calls, you may notify Web Books at any time or follow the “unsubscribe” or STOP instructions contained in the promotional communications you receive.
We take steps to limit the promotional content we send you to a reasonable and proportionate level, and to send you information which we believe may be of interest or relevance to you, based on your information.
Web Books may also contact you with important information regarding our services, or your use thereof.
For example, we may send you a notice (through any of the means available to us) if a certain service is temporarily suspended for maintenance; reply to your support ticket or e-mail; send you reminders or warnings regarding upcoming or late payments for your current or upcoming subscriptions; forward abuse complaints regarding your Account; or notify you of changes in our services.
It is important that you are always able to receive such messages. For this reason, you are not be able to opt-out of receiving such Service and Billing Messages unless you are no longer a Web Books Visitor or User (which can be done by deactivating your account).
We may continue to retain such Personal Information even after you deactivate your User Account and/or cease to use any particular services, as reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations, to resolve disputes regarding our users. Prevent fraud and abuse, enforce our agreements and/or protect our legitimate interests.
We maintain a data retention policy which we apply to information in our care. Where your Personal Information is no longer required, we will ensure it is securely deleted.
When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your Personal Information, we will either delete or anonymize it or, if this is not possible (for example, because your Personal Information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your Personal Information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.
You can access some of the personal information that we collect about you by logging in to your account. You also have the right to make a request to access other personal information we hold about you and to request corrections of any errors in that data. You can also close the account you have with us at any time.
To make an access or correction request, contact us using the contact details at the end of this policy in section 12.
We are based in Australia so your personal data will be processed and stored in Australia.
We take care where possible to work with subcontractors and service providers who we believe maintain an acceptable standard of data security compliance.
We strive to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of personal information we collect. We have established safeguards and use reasonable security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorised access, modification and disclosure. Our employees, contractors, agents and service providers who provide services related to our information systems, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by us. We review and update our security measures in light of current technologies. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure.
We offer HTTPS secure access to most areas on our services.
The transmission of sensitive payment information (such as a credit card number) through our designated purchase forms is protected by an industry standard SSL/TLS encrypted connection.
We also regularly monitor our systems for possible vulnerabilities and attacks, and regularly seek new ways and Third-Party Services for further enhancing the security of our services and protection of our Visitors’ and Users’ privacy.
We encourage you to set strong passwords for your User Account
We store personal information on secure servers that are managed by our service providers. Personal information that we store or transmit is protected by security and access controls, including username and password authentication, and data encryption where appropriate.
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
We may occasionally hire other companies to provide services on our behalf, including but not limited to handling customer support enquiries or processing transactions. Those companies will be permitted to obtain only the personal information they need to deliver the service. Web Books takes reasonable steps to ensure that these organisations are bound by confidentiality and privacy obligations in relation to the protection of your personal information.
Some of the third parties that Web Books may share your personal information with include providers who assist Web Books with functions such as:
Any information or content that you voluntarily disclose for posting to Web Books, such as User Content, becomes available to the public, as controlled by any applicable privacy settings. Subject to your profile and privacy settings, any User Content that you make public is searchable by other users. If you remove information that you posted to the service, copies remain viewable in cached and archived pages of the service, or if other Users have copied or saved that information. By default, all content you post on Web Books is private. When you set any Web book links to public, your information becomes publicly available.
You may share your Web Book links to your social media accounts, including but not limited to LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter. You should ensure that you familiarise yourself with the privacy policies of each of these services and any privacy settings that may apply to the Web Book links you choose to share on those accounts.
Web Books Support
Call: 1300 367 412
Email: [email protected]
If you access our Websites from the European Economic Area (EEA), you may have additional rights under the General Data Protection Regulation, being Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) in relation to the handling of your Personal Data (as defined in Article 4 of the GDPR).
In providing our services to you, we may monitor your activity on the websites using automated processes, including for the purposes of counting usage of our websites and creating audience profiles. We do this to provide you with more tailored and relevant services, including to show you more relevant content.
Where your Personal Data is transferred outside of the EEA, it will only be transferred to countries that have been identified as providing adequate protection for Personal Data, or to a third party where we have approved transfer mechanisms in place to protect your Personal Data – i.e., by entering into the European Commission’s Standard Contractual Clauses, or by ensuring the entity is Privacy Shield certified (for transfers to US-based third parties).
For further information or to exercise any of your rights as a EEA data subject under the GDPR, please contact us using the contact details at the end of this policy.
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by online service providers in order to (for example) make their websites or services work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
Clear gifs and pixel trackers are tiny graphics with a unique identifier and are similar in function to cookies and are used to track the movements of web users between pages and websites. They are embedded invisibly on web pages and are about the size of a single pixel.
For more general information on cookies, please visit the following link. http://www.allaboutcookies.org. (note that this website is not provided by Web Books, and we, therefore, cannot ensure its accuracy, completeness or availability).
For each visitor to reach Web Books, we expressively collect the following non-personally identifiable information, including but not limited to browser type, version and language, operating system, pages viewed while browsing, page access times and referring website address, your IP address or proxy server IP address.
You can stop Cookies from being downloaded on to your device by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. Please note that by disabling or blocking any or all Cookies, some features of Web Books may not operate as intended, or you may not have access to features available through our site.
Follow the links below to learn how to change your browser settings:
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Further Information on deleting or controlling cookies is also available at the below links:
(note that these websites are not provided by Web Books, and we, therefore, cannot ensure its accuracy, completeness or availability).