Last updated July 23. 2017
What We Collect
We may ask you for personal information, and we may collect information from your computer when you visit our website. The personal information we collect may include your name, home and/or business address, e-mail address, telephone number, text message address, social media account information, credit card and other payment information, demographic information, and/or other information that may identify you or allow online or offline contact with you. We may also collect statistical data that does not personally identify you, such as automatically recorded times and dates of visits to our website and information about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our website, traffic and location data, IP addresses, and general usage details.
Why We Collect It
We collect information in order to make your use of our website and the services available through our website as worthwhile as possible. It helps us to improve our website and to deliver a better and more personalized site, including by enabling us to:
- Estimate our audience size and usage patterns;
- Store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our website according to your individual interests;
- Speed up your searches;
- Recognize you when you return to our website;
- Administer a contest, promotion, survey, or other site feature;
- Manage internal system administration;
- Help diagnose problems with our server; and
- Improve customer service.
How We Use It
Rest assured that Brushed Steel Books will never sell your personally identifiable information without your consent, unless we are compelled to do so in order to comply with a court order, law, or legal process. We may, however, disclose or sell aggregated, anonymized statistical information for marketing, research, and commercial purposes.
How We Collect It
We may collect information:
- Directly from you when you provide it to us, including your name, address, e-mail address, phone number, social media account information, username, password, demographic information, and any other information you voluntarily provide to us; and
- Automatically as you navigate through our website.
The technologies we use for automatic data collection may include:
Cookies. A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. We may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on our website. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting, you may be unable to access certain parts of our website.
IP Address and Clickstream Data. Our server automatically collects data about your server’s Internet address when you visit us. This information, known as an Internet Protocol address, or IP Address, is a number that’s automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider whenever you’re on the Internet. When you request pages from our website, our servers may log your IP Address and sometimes your domain name. Our server may also record the referring page that linked you to us (e.g., another website or a search engine); the pages you visit on our website; the website you visit after this website; the ads you see and/or click on; other information about the type of web browser, computer, platform, related software and settings you are using; any search terms you have entered on this website or a referral site; and other web usage activity and data logged by our servers.
Flash Objects and Other Similar Technologies. In addition to using cookies, we and/or our third-party advertising service providers may use technologies designed to track users’ interactions with our website. Some of these technologies include web beacons (transparent graphical images placed on a website), pixels, tags, and Flash objects (also referred to as “Local Shared Objects”). Please refer to your browser’s instructions to remove cached sites, history, and images from your computer. Deleting or disabling cookies will not remove Flash objects or Local Shared Objects.
Online Behavioral Advertising.Some of the advertisements that may appear on our website contain cookies of their own. These advertising service providers may use your browsing history to choose which advertisements to display to you. If you do not wish to have us and/or our third-party advertising service providers know which advertisements and subsequent websites you have viewed, you may opt-out at AboutAds (established by the Digital Advertising Alliance). The Digital Advertising Alliance website contains important information on cookies, behavioral advertising, and what opting out will and will not do and choices you can make regarding interest-based advertisements.
Protection of Information
We have implemented a variety of measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration and disclosure. Encryption protects personal information you send when you transmit information or fill in forms through our website. SSL is the leading security protocol for data transfer on the Internet and helps to protect the safety and confidentiality of your information. In general, personal information, except for your name and e-mail address, will not be stored on our servers.
The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. We urge you to be careful about giving out information in limited public areas of the website. For more information on protecting your electronic information, please visit www.staysafeonline.org.
Right to Opt-Out
We may use your personal information to contact you with promotional or other BSB-related communications. You have the right to opt-out of or elect not to receive our correspondence. You may do this by clicking on an opt-out link within any e-mail you receive from us, or by contacting us directly. Please understand that, even if you opt-out of receiving correspondence from us, we may still contact you in connection with specific transactions that you initiate with us.
Third Party Links
At our discretion, we may include or offer third party links, products, or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites. Please feel free to contact us using the contact information provided below.
Terms of Service
Please also visit our Terms of Service, which establishes the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website at https://brushedsteelbooks.com.
Brushed Steel Books, Inc.
P.O. Box 851
Yonkers, NY 10702