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Data Protection Policy
(Revised 4 June, 2016)

1. Data Protection Policy

This Data Protection Policy informs you about the policies and procedures regarding the collection, use and disclosure of information through www.bookgarage.com and any other websites, features, applications, widgets, e-mail or online services that are owned or controlled by BookGarage Sarl. We only collect personal data where this is essential for the use of our services. BookGarage uses personal data carefully, confidentially and for the intended purpose. In this, we comply with the defining legal requirements and the following principles. By entering your personal data and making use of our services, you accept that we will process your personal data in accordance with these principles.

2. Collection and use of Personal Data

It is our aim, with regard to your security and the protection of your data, to ask you for the least possible personal data and to manage the necessary information as securely as possible. You provide some personal data when you become a Member. These include, for example, your full name and your e-mail address. To process service orders, more information may be necessary. We collect, save, process and use your personal data only for the purposes of providing our own services, and for delivering marketing information, and only to the extent necessary for this. We only keep your personal data to the extent and for as long as we are obliged to according to law. You understand and acknowledge that any information and content that you post or upload to the project collaboration tool (“Project Collaboration Tool”) that we provide on the Site for the purpose of accessing services and working on a book project (“Book Project”), is not considered private or personal information, but can and will be seen by other Members and BookGarage, as per your settings in the Project Collaboration Tool. Such information will be considered public information and the protections of this Privacy Policy will not apply. You further understand and acknowledge that the Site allows you to post reviews and comments on message boards and elsewhere on the Site, and that any such comments and information are not private, but can be seen by others. You are solely responsible for all information that you upload, display, link to or otherwise make available on the Site, and you agree that BookGarage is only acting as a passive conduit for your online distribution and publication of such content, unless specifically stated otherwise. Such information will be considered public information and the protections of this Privacy Policy will not apply. The data you provide to our payment service provider, currently PayPal (and only PayPal), never enters our Website or the servers used by our Swiss third-party hosting company. Instead, all such data is stored and processed by PayPal on their computers in North America, Asia, Europe and elsewhere in the world where their facilities are located. PayPal protects your information using physical, technical, and administrative security measures to reduce the risks of loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure and alteration. Some of the safeguards they use are firewalls and data encryption, physical access controls to their data centers, and information access authorization controls. PayPal will not disclose your credit card number or bank account number to anyone you have paid or who has paid you using PayPal, or with the third parties that offer or use PayPal Services, except with your express permission or if they are required to do so to comply with credit card rules, a subpoena, or other legal process. For further details about PayPal security and privacy policy, please go to www.paypal.com.

3. Data Security and Data Integrity

BookGarage has implemented reasonable technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data collected by us against unauthorized access, misuse, loss or destruction. Sensitive information between your browser and our Site is transferred in encrypted form using Secure Socket Layer (“SSL”). When transmitting sensitive information, you should always make sure that your browser validates the BookGarage certificate. The data we collect from you is stored in Switzerland by Cyon GmbH, a Swiss third-party hosting company, certified in accordance with ISAE3402 and SSAE16 standards. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this storing and processing. We are constantly making improvements to our security measures in line with technical developments. Nevertheless, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although BookGarage will do its best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Website, any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try and prevent any unauthorized access. BookGarage does not accept any liability for damage as a result of data loss or the appropriation and processing of personal data by unauthorised persons.

4. Cookies

Like many websites, we may use "cookies" to collect information. A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your computer's hard disk for record-keeping purposes. We may use both persistent cookies that remain on your computer or similar device (such as to save your registration ID for future logins to the Site and to track your compliance with any applicable policies) and session ID cookies, which expire at the end of your browser session (for example, to enable certain features of the Website, to better understand how BookGarage users interact with the Website and to monitor aggregate usage and web traffic routing on the Website). You may be able to instruct your browser, by changing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use all functionality of the Website.

5. Forwarding of your data to third parties

Information about our Members is an important part of our business, but we are not in the business of selling it to others. We may employ third-party companies to perform functions on our behalf – examples include sending e-mail, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, providing search results and links, and providing customer service – and they may have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes. We may release account and other personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law; enforce or apply our Terms of Service and other agreements; or protect the rights or property of BookGarage, or others.

6. Information

You have the right to request information, free of charge, as to whether BookGarage saves personal data about you and if so, what data. In addition, with regard to your personal data, you can demand that BookGarage corrects incorrect information or delete it. Please send your request in writing, enclosing a copy of your official identity document, to: BookGarage Sàrl, Chemin du Crozet 1B, CH-1260 Nyon, Switzerland.

7. Changes to this data protection policy

BookGarage reserves the right to amend this Data Protection Policy Declaration at any time. Changes will be published on the Website and come into force as soon as they are updated.

8. Contact

If you have any questions about this Data Protection Policy at BookGarage, please contact us.