Privacy & Terms

Last Updated: December 20, 2016

BookRunes (“Company”, “we”, or “us”) is devoted to protecting your privacy. This privacy policy was created to detail our practices regarding the information we collect from users located at (the “Site”) and online services (“Services”).

International Users

We adhere to the principles of the United States/European Union Data Protection Safe Harbor Arrangement, which can be located at:

What information is collected?

We collect personally identifiable information from you, such as your email address (which may contain your first and last name), when you subscribe to our e-mail list. We may also collect any other information you provide to us during the registration process, such as the genres of books you like to read. This information will help us provide you with a better overall experience.

Information Collected via Technology

Log Files: As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes IP addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (“ISP”), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movements around the Site, gather demographic information about our user base as a whole, and better tailor our Services to our users’ needs. For example, some of the information may be collected so that when you visit the Site or the Services again, it will recognize you and the information could then be used to serve advertisements and other information appropriate to your interests. Except as noted in this Privacy Policy, we do not link this automatically collected data to personal information.

Cookies: Like many online services, we use cookies to collect information. “Cookies” are small files placed on a user’s computer by a Web site in order to facilitate use of that Web site. For example, a cookie may contain information about a user’s preferences, so that the Web site automatically complies with those preferences whenever the user visits that Web site. When using the Service, our Site may send cookies to your computer for purposes of facilitating and maintaining your current user session, and may collect personal information using those cookies in order to enable the Company to identify you in connection with the Service and to track use of the Service for purposes consistent with this policy.
Google Analytics: We currently use Google Analytics. Google Analytics collects information anonymously and reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. Google Analytics uses its own cookie to track visitor interactions. Website owners can view a variety of reports about how visitors interact with their website so they can improve their website and how people find it. We may also use Google Analytics to remarket our Site to you by serving ads on our behalf on third party websites. Please see the following links for more information about Google Analytics:,, and

How is your information used?

In general, we use the information we collect to either respond to the requests you make, or to aid us in serving you better. We use your personal information in the following ways:

  1. identify you as a user in our system;
  2. provide improved administration of our Site and Services;
  3. provide the Services you request;
  4. to improve the quality of experience when you interact with our Site and Services;
  5.  send you a welcome email;
  6.  send you administrative email notifications, such as security or support and maintenance advisories;
  7.  respond to your inquiries; and
  8.  to send newsletters, surveys, offers and other promotional materials related to our Services and for other marketing purposes of the Company.

We may also create anonymous data from your personal information by excluding information (such as your name) that makes the data personally identifiable to you. We use this anonymous data to analyze request and usage patterns so that we may enhance the content of our Services and improve Site navigation. We reserve the right to use anonymous data for any purpose and disclose anonymous data to third parties in our sole discretion.

What information is shared?

We may disclose your personal information as described below and as described elsewhere in this Privacy Policy.

We may disclose your information to our third-party service providers: to provide you with the Services that we offer you through our Site; to conduct quality assurance testing; to facilitate the creation of accounts; to provide technical support; and/or provide other services to the Company. These third party service providers are required not to use your personal information other than to provide services requested by the Company. The Company requires its service providers to which it discloses personal information and who are not subject to the laws based on the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46 or Swiss Federal Data Protection Law to either (i) subscribe to the Safe Harbor principles or (ii) contractually agree to provide at least the same level of protection of Personal Data as is required by the relevant Safe Harbor principles.

We may share some or all of your personal information in connection with or during negotiation of any merger, financing, acquisition or dissolution transaction or proceeding involving sale, transfer, divestiture, or disclosure of all or a portion of our business or assets. In the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership, personal information may also be transferred as a business asset. If another company acquires our company, business, or assets, that company will possess the personal information collected by us and will assume the rights and obligations regarding your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.

We will periodically send you free newsletters and emails that directly promote the use or our Site or Services. When you receive newsletters or promotional communications from us, you may indicate a preference to stop receiving further communications from us and you will have the opportunity to “opt-out” by clicking on the link at the bottom of any of your emails and following the unsubscribe instructions provided.

If you wish to opt out of future promotional communications from us, you may also contact us.

Despite your indicated email preferences, we may send you service related communications, including notices of any updates to our Terms of Service or Privacy Policy.


The Site contains links to third party Web sites. Please be aware that we have no control over, do not review, and are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other Web sites. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site they visit. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by us through the Site.

Access to personal information collected from you

Users may access, review, update, correct or delete the personal information in their user Accounts at any time by editing their profile via the Service or by contacting us. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to honor your request. If you completely delete all of your personal information, then your user Account may become deactivated, you will not be able to use the Service. We may retain an archived copy of your records as required by law or for legitimate business purposes.

Security of your personal information

The Site uses a variety of security measures to protect against the loss, misuse and unauthorized alteration of personal information in Company’s possession and control. However, please be aware that, although we endeavor to provide security for information in our possession and control, no security system can prevent against all potential security breaches, and we therefore cannot guarantee absolute security of your personal information.

Personal information which we collect may be transferred to, stored in, and used in the United States and other jurisdictions, some or all of which may not have privacy regulations and protections which are as protective as those in your home jurisdiction. If you have any questions about our security measures, you can contact us.

Dispute Resolution

If you believe that the Company has not adhered to this Privacy Policy, please contact the Company by email at We will do our best to address your concerns. If you feel that your complaint has not been addressed completely, we invite you to let us know for further investigation.

Changes to this Policy

If we change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on the Site so that users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we will disclose it. Any such posted changes will be effective upon the date indicated by the posting. In any event, your continued access to and/or use of the Site or Service constitutes your assent to, and acceptance of, this policy, including all posted changes and any New Uses for which we have provided notice.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under 13.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, or feel that we are not abiding by our posted privacy policy, please contact us at or use the contact link provided on our website.