Your privacy is important to us at CometoRead (“The company”, “we”, “us”, “cometoread.com”). We are committed to protecting your privacy when you visit our website. You can access cometoread.com and browse our site without disclosing any of your personal data. We don’t collect personal information about individuals, such as names and mailing or e-mail addresses unless it is knowingly provided by the individual and he or she has agreed to the terms under which we will use it.
Information We Collect on You
As you use the site, CometoRead may ask you for certain personal information, including, but not limited to, your name, email address, postal address, and telephone number. This data is considered “identifying information,” as it can personally identify you. We only request personal information relevant to providing you with a service, and only use it to help provide or improve this service. Such information is provided voluntarily by you. In general, you can visit the site without telling us who you are or providing any of the above personal information about yourself; however, you must provide personal information to subscribe to our email alerts or register with the Site.
When you visit our website, our servers may automatically log the standard data provided by your web browser. This data is considered “non-identifying information,” as it does not personally identify you on its own. It may include your computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, your browser type and version, the pages you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on each page, and other details.
We may also collect data about the device you are using to access our website. This data may include the device type, operating system, unique device identifiers, device settings, and geo-location data. What we collect can depend on the individual settings of your device and software. We recommend checking the policies of your device manufacturer or software provider to learn what information they make available to us.
How we use the information we collect
We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:
- To provide you with information, products, or services that you request from us.
- To provide you with notices about your transactions or communications with us.
- To provide you with information that may be relevant to you from us or our advertising partners.
- To allow our advertising partners to provide you with information that may be relevant to you.
- To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered between you and us.
- To present the Site and its contents to you.
- To notify you about changes to the site or any products or services we offer or provide through it.
- To allow you to participate in interactive features on the Site.
- For internal business operations, including the improvement of our products and services, data analytics, and other normal business activities.
- In any other way, we may describe when you provide the information.
- To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it.
- For any other purpose with your consent.
We may also use your information to contact you about products and services from CometoRead and from our business partners that may be of interest to you.
Data processing and storage
The personal information we collect is stored in a secure server, or where we or our partners, affiliates, and third-party providers maintain facilities. We only transfer data within jurisdictions subject to data protection laws that reflect our commitment to protecting the privacy of our users.
We only retain personal information for as long as necessary to provide a service, or to improve our services in the future. While we retain this data, we will protect it within commercially acceptable means to prevent loss and theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, or modification. That said, we advise that no method of electronic transmission or storage is 100% secure and cannot guarantee absolute data security.
If you request to delete your personal information, or if your personal information becomes no longer relevant to our operations, we will erase it from our system within a reasonable timeframe.
Like many other websites, we use “cookies” to collect information about you and your activity across our site. A cookie is a small piece of data that our website stores on your computer, and accesses each time you visit, so we can understand how you use our site. This helps us serve you content based on the preferences you have specified.
The company reserves the right to use technological equivalents of cookies, including social media pixels. These pixels allow social media sites to track visitors to outside websites to tailor advertising messages users see while visiting that social media website. The Company reserves the right to use these pixels in compliance with the policies of the various social media sites.
Third-party access to information
We use third-party services for:
- Analytics tracking
- User authentication
- Advertising and promotion
- Content marketing
- Email marketing
These services may access our data solely for the purpose of performing specific tasks on our behalf. We do not share any personally identifying information with them without your explicit consent. We do not give them permission to disclose or use any of our data for any other purpose.
We may, from time to time, allow limited access to our data by external consultants and agencies for the purpose of analysis and service improvement. This access is only permitted for as long as necessary to perform a specific function. We only work with external agencies whose privacy policies align with ours.
We will refuse government and law enforcement requests for data if we believe a request is too broad or unrelated to its stated purpose. However, we may cooperate if we believe the requested information is necessary and appropriate to comply with legal process, to protect our own rights and property, to protect the safety of the public and any person, to prevent a crime, or to prevent what we reasonably believe to be illegal, legally actionable, or unethical activity.
Advertisements are sometimes targeted and served to particular users and may come from third-party companies; These third-party companies include ad networks, ad agencies, and ad technology vendors.
When you use our website, we share information that we may collect from you, such as your email (in hashed form), IP address, or information about your browser or operating system, with our advertising and data partners. These partners may use our cookie on your browser and match your shared information to their marketing databases and those of their advertising partners to create a link between your browser and information in those other databases. We may also share hashed and de-identified email addresses, IP addresses, and advertising identifiers with our partners, which use that information to create a link between your device and its databases. This link may be shared by our partners globally for the purpose of enabling interest-based content or advertising throughout your online experience (e.g., cross-device, web, email, and in-app, etc.) by third parties unaffiliated with our website. These third parties may, in turn, link further demographic or interest-based information to your browser.
We do not otherwise share or supply personal information to third parties. We do not sell or rent your personal information to marketers or third parties.
Visitor GDPR Rights
If you are a resident of the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights, covered by GDPR.
We aim to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data.
If you wish to be informed what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please email us at [email protected].
In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:
- The right to access, update, or to delete the information we have on you.
- The right of rectification. You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.
- The right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data.
- The right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information.
- The right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of your Personal Data in a structured, machine-readable, and commonly used format.
- The right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where we rely on your consent to process your personal information.
Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests. Please note, we may not be able to provide Service without some necessary data.
You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).
This website does not knowingly target users under the age of 18 or collect personal information from children. As a parent/guardian, if you believe your child is participating in an activity involving personal information on our website, and you have not received a notification or request for consent, please contact us at [email protected] We do not use your supplied contact details for marketing or promotional purposes.
Limits of our policy
Our website may link to external sites that are not operated by us. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and policies of those sites and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy practices.
Your rights and responsibilities
You have the right to be informed about how your data is collected and used. You are entitled to know what data we collect about you, and how it is processed. You are entitled to correct and update any personal information about you, and to request this information be deleted. You may amend or remove your account information at any time, using the tools provided in your account control panel.
You are entitled to restrict or object to our use of your data while retaining the right to use your personal information for your own purposes. You have the right to opt-out of data about you being used in decisions based solely on automated processing.
This policy is effective as of 01/09/2021