Who we are
We are Ask For Books, a website dedicated to helping people just like you act on your appreciation for books. We value your privacy, and we’ve done our best to explain that here.
Our website address is https://www.askforbooks.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Visitors are currently not able to leave comments on the Ask For Books site.
Visitors are currently not able to upload media to the Ask For Books website. However, this is a good opportunity for a reminder that if you do upload images to a website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors can download and extract any location data from images that you’ve uploaded.
Contact, subscription and share forms
In our contact forms, we ask for a name and email address so that we can respond to your question or comment. We retain those two pieces of information, along with the message that you send to us.
This website also contains a form for sharing suggestions lists with others. In that form, you can enter your name and email address and the recipient(s) email address(es). You also can enter a message. We do NOT store your name, your email address or the recipient(s) address(es). The only information we save from the share forms are the message that you send and the ID/URL of the page you’re sharing. We store that data for the purpose of improving current and future suggestions lists.
You have the option of submitting your name and email address to join our newsletter mailing list. We use MailChimp for our mailing services. Any information you submit via the newsletter signup form is sent to MailChimp and stored there for the purpose of sending you the newsletter. You can find information online from MailChimp about how their policies protect your data. That information is located in Section 3, Privacy for Contacts, of MailChimp’s policy. You may unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time; just follow the links in the emails.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
Other than for the purposes of analytics and the mailing list, as noted above, and for detecting spam in comments, as mentioned below, Ask For Books does not share user data.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users who register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
How we protect your data
This website is protected with secure sockets layer (SSL) encryption.
What third parties we receive data from
This site does not receive data about you from any third parties other than what is collected via Google Analytics and shared with us to help us understand user interactions on this site, as mentioned above. We also receive limited data from MailChimp about subscriber responses to our email newsletters.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
Ask For Books does not make any automatic decisions based on user data, nor does it profile users based on their data.