Privacy Statement for

This is the privacy statement that explains our commitment to your privacy. The following states our information gathering and dissemination practices for this site.

Our 100% privacy promise to you: is committed to protecting the privacy of our visitors and author members. We will never sell or rent your personally identifiable information to anyone. You always control your communications preferences – and can opt-out at any time you wish.

For all web site visitors, we collect your IP addresses, browser type, page views, clickstream and usage. In addition to this our server logs may record other information. This data helps us continually optimize the performance and usability of the site and display content and advertising that matches visitor or member interests. Member Activity – We store cookies in your browser to help you personalize your use of the site and so you are automatically logged in to the site each time you visit (unless you manually logged out during your last visit). When you register with us our registration form linked with requires a valid email address so we can opt you into our service and contact you about your account and respond to your customer service requests.

We ask you to create a unique password so we can protect access to your account. We may ask for demographic information like zip code and whether you are over or under 18 years of age. We may use your zip code to present you with geographically relevant information, and we use age to prevent children from viewing inappropriate adult content. We record several details related to your usage of the site such as reviews you’ve posted, books you’ve published, books you’ve sold, author pages you’ve browsed, books you’ve sampled or purchased, commissions you’ve earned, and books and authors you have favorited. We do not disclose your personally identifiable member information or usage to third parties. However, any information you voluntarily upload or post to the site, such as books, book reviews or personal profile information, becomes publicly available to other users of the site. When you create a personal profile page, your email address is shielded from visitors. allows member authors to publish their works under assumed “pen names.” Under no circumstances will reveal the author’s true identity to customers or site visitors.

Authors who wish to sell their works on are required to provide more detailed registration information, such as real name, a postal mailing address, a phone number, and possibly tax ID information to comply with State and local tax codes. will only use this contact information to fulfill our obligations to you, and will not sell or rent your information to third parties. Email Policy:
Registered members will receive occasional emails from summarizing site news and feature updates. authors/publishers will receive email alerts when they sell a book, or when their book is reviewed. After you purchase a book, we may send you an email reminder to review it. We may add additional event triggers in the future. Members may opt-out of these updates, or subscribe to other updates, at any time by emailing does not allow third parties to send emails to its members unless the member explicitly provides their permission (see “Sharing Email Address with Authors…, below). Member email addresses are never revealed on the web site. prohibits its author members from engaging in spam email to promote their books. See the Terms of Service for more information.

Advertising on the Site:
Although does not currently run advertising, we may run ads in the future. If we run ads, we will do our best to make them unobtrusive, and when possible, informative and targeted to your specific interests.

Children’s Guidelines is not marketed to children. Nor do we knowingly accept any members under 18 years of age. Like any ordinary bookstore, hosts books that may contain adult themes and situations not recommended for children. We take multiple steps to ensure this content is not presented to children. First, we ask a member’s age range at registration. Young adults and children under age 18 are blocked from viewing content that contains adult situations or content deemed to be objectionable to children. We have two methods for identifying potentially objectionable material: 1. We allow authors to specify if their works are suitable for children. 2. We allow members to flag works they believe are unsuitable for children.

Choice/Opt-Out provides users the opportunity to opt-in and opt-out of receiving email communications from For members who have specifically requested to receive communications from, they can cancel the communications at any time by clicking on the links contained in the email.

This site gives users the option to remove their information from our database and to not receive future communications or receive our service. Members who wish to cancel their membership can close their account by sending an email to

This site gives users the option to change and modify information previously provided by going to the member profile page.

Cancelling Your Membership
To have your account deleted, email us using the contact link at the top of every web page.


If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact:

Customer Support
400 Hobron Lane
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

Date of last update: December 19, 2009

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