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Privacy Policy

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At Bob Books Publications, LLC. ("Bob Books"), we respect the privacy of our visitors. We NEVER EVER sell your information to third parties. If we collect data, i.e. email addresses when you opt-in for the Bob Books Club, we keep your information private. We do not collect information from children.

The following statement spells out our privacy policy in more detail. The policy applies to www.bobbooks.com and The Bob Books series of apps. Our website is for parents and adults and our apps are directed at children with parent supervision. We take privacy seriously at Bob Books and this policy is designed to tell you what information we collect and how we use it.

We last updated this policy on March 31st, 2015. Please review this policy from time to time as we may make changes. If there are any changes to this policy in the future, that information will be posted here.You will be notified at the email address you provided or by a notice on our site of any material changes made to this policy. If you have any questions please contact us at privacy@bobbooks.com.

What Kind of Information is collected?

There are two types of data that websites and apps can collect about their users. The first one is called personal data. This is personally identifiable information that identifies a user as an individual.Bob Books does not collect any information from children. There are no push notifications in our apps and we do not collect geolocation information. We may collect personal information that parents voluntarily provide on the website, such as signing up for the Bob Books Club Newsletter or purchasing books, apps or other materials from our website.

The second type is non personal data which doesn’t directly identify an individual. Bob Books may collect non personal information about the use of the website and apps to help us improve our services.

More about Personal Data

The Bob Books Club

The Bob Books Club is an opt-in newsletter membership. When you sign up for the Bob Books Club, we retain your name and email address solely for the purpose of sending you emails on a semi-regular basis (about once per month) with news, special offers, discounts and more.

We do not share the information that you provide us with any third parties. Your information is kept private and used only for the purpose of sending you our e-newsletter. You may cancel your membership at any time by clicking the link at the bottom of the newsletter, or emailing PR@BobBooks.com.

Letters and Pictures

Bob Books does not seek personal information from children. If you choose to send us letters or pictures regarding your child's reading success with Bob Books, we may share this information on our website or via our social media platforms. If we show a photo or video of your child, we will share first name only. Because we value your privacy, and the privacy of your children, we will keep any other information you provide confidential, unless we have your express permission. We do not store any information that you give us when taking our Bookfinder Quiz.

Please note that if a parent postspersonal information about themselves or their children in a community forum or blog in the parent section, or on a social media site such as Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter , in addition to being collected, this data is made public for others to see. The parent is responsible for disclosing this data.

Sweepstakes and Prizes

If you enter any sweepstakes that Bob Books promotes through our website or social media platforms, we may collect data from you for the purpose of notifying you if you win. In the event that you win a prize,we may share this information with our publisher, Scholastic. This information will be shared only for the purpose of mailing your prize to you. We may also collect similar data for the purpose of sending materials for review. We do not share or sell this information with any other parties.

To find out more about Scholastic click here:http://www.scholastic.com/privacy.htm

PRIVO-Cert™ Safe Harbor Certification Program

Bob Books is a Member of the PRIVO’s PRIVO-Cert™ Safe Harbor Certification Program (“the Program”). As a participating member in the Program, Bob Books adheres to the strict information collection, use and disclosure requirements set forth by the Program. PRIVO is an independent, third-party organization committed to safeguarding children's personal information collected online. PRIVO aims to help parents and their children exercise control over personal information while exploring the Internet. The PRIVO certification seal posted on this page indicates that Bob Books has established COPPA compliant privacy practices and has agreed to submit to PRIVO’s oversight and consumer dispute resolution process. If you have questions or concerns about our privacy practices, please contact us at privacy@bobbooks.com. If you have further concerns after you have contacted us, you can contact PRIVO directly at privacy@privo.com.

More about Non Personal Data

Our Use Of "Cookies"

Bob Books may place an electronic "cookie" in the browser files of a guest's computer. Cookies are pieces of information that a web site transfers to an individual's computer hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies themselves do not enable us to access any personal information about our visitors; however, they do allow Bob Books to analyse guests' use of our sites. This analysis helps us better understand which areas of our sites are most useful and popular so we can plan improvements and updates accordingly. Bob Books does not use cookies to retrieve information from a visitor's computer that was not originally sent in a cookie.

To help us provide you with the best service we work with a third party analytics providers called Google Analytics This company helps us to better understand your use of the site and apps. In association with Google Analytics we may collect your unique device identifier, IP address, mobile phone carrier, game progress, time spent playing and achievements.For more information on Google Analytics please see their privacy policy: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

This information is for internal use only and can’t be shared. It’s just for us to help us improve our services for you. We may use cookies and web beacons to help deliver our services and to analyze it, as such by counting the number of times a page has been viewed.

We may disclose your personal information if required by law or in the event of a company sale or proposed change of ownership. We may also disclose it to protect Bob Books rights and properties or to investigate fraud or intellectual property infringement.

Links

We may include links to third parties from the website or apps.

Bob Booksis not responsible for these companies and because we have a link doesn’t mean we endorse them. Your use of our services maybe subject to the terms and conditions and privacy policies of other services that we don’t control such as mobile app stores, mobile software platforms or payment processors. Please be sure to check their privacy policies if you decide to visit them.

Security

Bob Booksuses generally accepted security measures and safeguards in an attempt to keep the data it collects secure. The measures and safeguards include limiting access to the data to those persons who need it to complete their work forBob Books and using a firewall protected environment and storing personal information in secure operating environments. That said, Bob Bookscannot and does not guarantee and does not accept liability for unintentional disclosure.

The privacy of communication over the Internet cannot be guaranteed, because the Internet is not a secure medium. Bob Books does not assume any responsibility for any harm, loss, or damage you may experience or incur by the sending of personal or confidential information over the Internet by or to Bob Books.

How to update or remove your information

Bob Bookskeeps your content for as long as necessary in providing the services. If you want to opt out of services, review your information or delete it please contact us at info@bobbooks.com.

Notice to California Residents:

If you are a California resident, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to request information regarding the disclosure of your personal information by certain members of Bob Booksto third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. With respect to these entities, this Privacy Policy applies only to their activities within the State of California. To make such a request, please send an email to info@bobbooks.comor write us:

Attn: Bob Books Privacy Officer

327 NW 49th St

Seattle, WA 98107

Notice to EU/EEA Member State Residents

Bob Books may store and/or transfer your personal data to its affiliates and partners in and outside of EU/EEA member states and the United States in accordance with mandatory legislation and this Privacy Policy. By using the sites or services, you consent to such transfer.