Hope by the Book (HBTB) recognizes the importance of your privacy. This document outlines the treatment of the Personally Identifiable Information that is collected from you, and other readers, on our website and through other digital applications to which this policy is linked. For the purpose of this document, Personally Identifiable Information refers to the unique information that HBTB collects that is used to identify or contact you. Such information includes: name, mailing or permanent address, email address, phone number or other relevant details associated with the aforementioned items. The submission of any of this information to HBTB is bound by this privacy agreement; further, your submission of Personally Identifiable Information is an expression of your consent to its collection in accordance with this policy.
Collection of Personal Information
The majority of Personally Identifiable Information collected by HBTB is voluntarily submitted. When you or other readers provide feedback, enter contests or sweepstakes, participate in polls, complete surveys, register for subscriptions, request back issues, participate in social networking features, make purchases, send emails, or other related electronic services, you may be asked to provide Personally Identifiable Information. At times, HBTB may request more detailed information to process certain requests. HBTB will collect such information in addition to any other content provided during activity on its site. The collection of personal information by HBTB allows for the output of important and helpful information from HBTB to readers via hopebythebook.com and email.
Use of Personal Information
The information that HBTB collects is used, in part, to provide the specific service requested by you, the user. A user request may include: newsletter or event registration, contest or sweepstake entry, prize redemption, subscription registration and confirmation, inquiries, and other services. HBTB may also use consented information to distribute and announce special offers and services.
Additionally, the use of your information gathered from emails, forums, polls, Q&A’s, blogs, social media (such as Twitter and Facebook) or any other submission for editorial purposes is permissible under this policy. HBTB may use your name and any stories or discussion you provide in its published content. Personal anecdotes may be directly attributed to you; however, Hope may edit, repurpose, use and reuse the content you provide without attribution in its publications, in the trade media, and in advertising.
Disclosure of Personal Information
a) Contest Sponsors – Disclosure of product or service information is acceptable for the purpose of market research. Please familiarize yourself with all contest rules prior to entering. Personally Identifiable Information will only be used should the sponsor be shipping prizing directly to contest winners.
b) Law Enforcement & Legal Issues – Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information to a government institution is acceptable when lawful authority is asserted.
Control of Personal Information
Users and readers of HBTB reserve control over how his or her Personal Identifiable Information is used. You are entitled to request that HBTB maintains privacy of your information. For instance, you may contact HBTB to request your name or address not be disclosed to Third Parties. HBTB extends further control to users and readers by offering “unsubscribe” and “opt-out” methods to all digital communications.
Protection of Personal Information
HBTB makes every reasonable effort to ensure the security of your Personally Identifiable Information. We work to avoid the loss, misuse, and alteration of personal information that often results from unauthorized access. Access to users’ personal information is dependent strict authorization. HBTB retains user information necessarily; upon fulfilling requested service(s) or meeting required law, the information is securely discarded. While every effort is made to protect Personally Identifiable Information, HBTB cannot guarantee its absolute security.