BookBuffet will not give out any bookbuffet.com member information to any other members or marketing agents without prior express permission. Only members can log in to private areas so your content is safe and only shared if you decide to put it in the "for all members" category. Every attempt is made to safeguard your information using secure servers and most standard current transfer and storage protocols.
The Information You Provide
As you explore bookbuffet.com, you will come across sections in which we ask you to provide us voluntarily with information about yourself, particularly if you wish to register as a member; if you do not wish to reveal your name or e-mail address, you are free simply to ignore these offerings and use the public access information on the site. If you decide to register yourself as an individual or your book group, we will not use your name or e-mail address, or any of the ones you supply from your group, for any purpose other than as stated, and will not sell or rent your name or address to third parties not affiliated with BookBuffet.
At other sections on bookbuffet.com, we ask for your feedback, opinion or suggestions, and provide you with a link for e-mailing us your response. We may also ask for your zip code or city of residence to gather geographical information about the visitors to our site. If you send your e-mail to us, it will include your e-mail address in the "From" line. But again, as in the case of subscriptions and contests, we promise to use the e-mail address we receive in this manner only for the purpose of responding to your questions or suggestions, and will not approach you with unsolicited offers or provide your e-mail address to anyone else.
One last section in which we ask for your name is on bulletin boards or forums—places on bookbuffet.com where you can participate in a discussion of a particular subject by posting written comments that are then public to registered members. We ask for a name simply so that other people reading a string of comments will be able to determine which comments come from the same person. You may, therefore, provide a nickname or alias, if you prefer, so that your identity is not disclosed. You should be aware that if you do voluntarily disclose personal information (e.g. user name, e-mail address) on the bulletin boards or forums, that information can be collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or parties. If you choose to participate anonymously, you should remember that you are still legally liable for the material you post, including claims of libel, invasion of privacy and copyright infringement. (Please see our Conditions of Use for further information.)
Links to Other Websites
Bookbuffet.com contains links to other websites that are not under our control, even though they may use the BookBuffet name or logo on their site through an agreement with us. Such other sites do not necessarily follow our privacy policies, and may place their own cookies on your computer or use your personal information you provide to them. This practice is standard on the Web, and we do not control cookies placed on your computer by third parties whose advertising or links appear on our site. If you wish to be advised of this, we suggest you go to your browser and select that option and you will be advised of every situation where cookies are being requested from you.
Security of Private Information
BookBuffet takes all standard and reasonable steps to protect the information you provide us from theft, alteration, or unauthorized inspection. In addition, in rare instances, we will disclose private information to necessary parties to protect our site or other visitors, or to enforce compliance with our Conditions of Use .
We do not collect any personally identifying information from children identified to us as under age 13. Our policy may change in the future, so please check back here regularly to get our latest policy.
Parents and Guardians
We encourage you to get involved with your children's online usage and to be aware of the activities in which they are participating. We also ask you to check back here regularly to see what our latest policies are, particularly those relating to children.
You should be aware that if your children voluntarily disclose their names, e-mail addresses or other information on bulletin boards or chat areas of other websites, such disclosures may result in unsolicited messages from other parties. We suggest that you discourage your child from providing such information on this site or elsewhere unless you are confident that the information will not be misused.