Your privacy matters to us
Thrift Books. Because we are committed to protecting your privacy in all aspects of our business, we hope you will take the time to read this policy, which explains
what information we collect from you and how we use that information. By using our Web site or purchasing products or services from us, you agree to be bound by this
it. Please check back periodically.
What information we collect and how we use it
When you visit our Web site, Thrift Books collects your IP address, which we use to help diagnose
problems with our server, to administer our Web site, and to improve our products and services. Your IP address also is used to gather broad demographic information
that does not personally identify you.
To request more information about an item, you must provide your e-mail address so that the seller may reply to your
question by e-mail.
To order from us, you must set up a Thrift Books account. Setting up an account requires you to provide your e-mail address and to choose a
password (your "Account Information"). When you order from us, we also ask for your name, shipping address, telephone number, and your credit card number, billing
address, and expiration date (your "Order Information"). This information is necessary for us to process your order, to notify you of your order status, and to fulfill
orders.We do not save your credit card info unless you check the box asking us to.
E-mails from Thrift Books - If you register as a Thrift Books customer, then
Thrift Books may send to you, from time to time, e-mail or other communications containing information about Thrift Books and other matters Thrift Books believes will
interest you. At any time you may alter your communications preferences by logging into your account and choosing which email communications you want to receive. Link
to account page: https://www.thriftbooks.com/Account/AccountDetails.aspx . Also, each e-mail Thrift Books sends
to you will tell you how to decline further unsolicited e-mail. From time to time Thrift Books may also send to you e-mail containing important information regarding
the Web site, which you may not opt out of receiving.
How we protect your information
This Web site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information
under our control. When you place orders or access your account information, we use a secure server. The secure server layer (SSL) encrypts all information you input
before it is sent to us. All of the customer data we collect is similarly protected against unauthorized access.
When we may disclose
Thrift Books may disclose your personal information in the
following circumstances and as otherwise permitted by applicable law:
- Disclosure to Authorizing Persons - If you
use the Web sites on behalf of another person or organization (such as your employer), Thrift Books may provide your personal information to that authorizing
person/organization. Thrift Books has no control over the use of your personal information by the authorizing person/organization, and that use is not subject to this
Policy. If you do not wish your personal information to be disclosed to the person/organization on whose behalf you use the Web sites, you may not use the Web sites.
- Disclosure to Affiliates, Booksellers, Suppliers and Service Providers - Thrift Books may provide your personal information to its affiliated businesses or other suppliers and service providers for use in
connection with the operation of the Web sites. For example, Thrift Books discloses certain of your personal information to your credit card provider and the shipping
company in order to facilitate the purchase of books through the web sites. Thrift Books may also disclose certain of your personal information to service providers
that analyze Web site use. Thrift Books requires its affiliated businesses, suppliers and service providers to agree to use your personal information only for the
purposes for which it is provided to them, and to protect the privacy of your personal information in a manner that is consistent with this Policy. Otherwise, if you
do not wish your personal information to be disclosed to Thrift Books’ affiliated businesses, booksellers, suppliers and service providers, you may not register as a
Thrift Books customer or order books through the Web sites.
- Disclosure in Business Transfers - Thrift
Books may be involved in the sale or transfer of some or all of its business. As part of that sale or transfer, Thrift Books may disclose your personal information to
the acquiring organization, but will require the acquiring organization to agree to protect the privacy of your personal information in a manner that is consistent
with this Policy. Thrift Books has no liability for the acquiring organization’s use and disclosure of your personal information.
- Law Enforcement and Legal Disclosure -
Thrift Books may disclose your personal information to a government institution that has asserted its lawful authority to obtain the information or where Thrift Books
has reasonable grounds to believe the information could be useful in the investigation of unlawful activity, or to comply with a subpoena or warrant or an order made
by a court, person or body with jurisdiction to compel the production of information, or to comply with court rules regarding the production of records and
information, or to its legal counsel. Thrift Books has no control over, or liability for, those persons’ use and disclosure of your personal information, and that use
and disclosure is not subject to this Policy.
Thrift Books may provide aggregate statistics about our customers, sales, traffic patterns, and related Web
site information to third parties, but these statistics will include no personally identifying information. Put simply, we will not tell our business partners that you
bought a particular item, but we may tell them how many customers in certain demographic groups bought certain items.
Links to other Web sites
The Thrift Books Web site
contains links to other sites, operated by third parties, that we think may be of interest to you. Thrift Books encourages third parties to follow appropriate privacy
standards and policies, but is not responsible for the actions of those parties, the content of their Web sites, or any products or services they may offer.
The Thrift Books Web site uses "cookies,"
which are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. Our cookies do not contain any personally identifying information,
but they do enable us to provide a shopping cart and to store your shipping and billing information between visits. If you've set your browser to reject cookies, you
can still use our site, but will not be able to purchase items. Cookies may also be used by our affiliates or advertisers. Thrift Books encourages anyone who uses
cookies to follow appropriate privacy standards and policies, but is not responsible for cookies placed by third parties
At Thrift Books, we understand that children's privacy is
important. Except in connection with surveys and contests, we do not monitor the age of our user audience. However, if you are under age 13, you should not submit
personal identifying information to Thrift Books without the consent of your parent or guardian. If you are a parent and want to limit your children's access to
material you believe may be harmful to them, you may want to look into commercially available hardware, software and filtering devices. If you are interested in
learning about these protections, information is available at http://www.google.com/search?
q=internet+filters and other similar sites.
How to contact us
Thrift Books welcomes your questions and comments about privacy. You may contact us at any time from the
following webpage: http://www.thriftbooks.com/Contact.aspx