Bookhub - Privacy Policy

Privacy policy

A. Overall Privacy
At BookHubPH, your privacy important to us. The information you provide will be collected and used in the manner stated in this Policy when using our website.

B. The Information We Collect
We collect data differently depending if you are a member or a visitor.

1. Visitor - you provide us with information of what service you use and how you use it. Technically speaking, this includes:
• Log information: how you use our service (e.g. time or duration of your use), browser cookies;
• Information: such as IP address, operating system version, device settings, and,
• Other information

2. Member - aside from the information above, you also provide us with your name, birthdate, location, and email address. These pieces information serve as our point of contact with our members. Fields for gender, and mobile number are present in our registration forms and profile update forms, but are not required. Our site does not have features that require you to enter your credit/debit card information.

*To order to maintain the accuracy of members’ personal information, members update their profiles. Members may also have their information deleted from our database by sending a support ticket to deactivate their account.

C. How we Use Your Personal Information
All information that you provide us, including information you post in the site, may be collected and processed. Also, by using our services, you consent to the collection, transfer, processing and storage of information we collect whether done within or outside of the Philippines. We assure you that our actions concerning your personal information will be guided by this Privacy Policy.

1. The information you provide us may be used in any of the following manner:
• To provide better and customized service to you.
• We are able to do this with your help. By using your cookies, we are able to track usage patterns and deliver customized content to all users. A cookie is a small text file that our Web server places on a user’s computer hard drive as a unique identifier. Our cookies have an expiration date.
• We also provide communications service to our members. Our members receive e-mails regarding items posted in our system. We also send additional announcements about products, services, special deals and newsletters. Members may opt not to receive these types of communications.
• We may also use the information we collect from you to improve our products and services and to develop new ones

2. For information sharing. Subject to applicable law, we may share, transfer, and disclose the information we collect, to the following:
• Service providers that help us provide our services, to the extent needed to perform their duties and their functions;
• Government authorities, at their request and only when legally required to do so; and,
• Purchasers or potential purchasers of our rights and obligations relating to the services we provide. In this case, all information collected are deemed assets that may be transferred to such third parties.
3. Necessary to Protect Legitimate Interests. The information we collect may also be shared, transferred and disclosed when this is necessary:
• To protect the rights and interests of BookHubPH, business partners, customers or third parties, as may be required and permitted by law; and
• To pursue your legitimate interests, as may be required or permitted by law.
4. Location identification. Through information provided while registering an account, and by the device you use to access the site, we are provided with IP addresses and other locational information. An IP Address is a unique identifier that identifies your computer or device in the Internet. These information are used to identify the location of the device (i.e., town, city and country), and these are added to all data that are submitted to the system.
5. Market analysis. The information we collect may be used for assessment, record keeping, market analysis and generation of reports.

D. How We Secure your Personal Information.
We endeavor to protect your information by using secure servers. Sufficient physical and technical methods and procedures are employed to safeguard and secure the information from unauthorized or unlawful processing.
To ensure your protection, we encourage you to read their privacy policies. We also have no control over third-party advertising companies that serve ads when you visit our website. They may use information about your visits to our website and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you. While we will not provide them your name, birthdate, email address, or mobile number, we do not control their collection of information.