Privacy Policy


Last updated 22 May 2015


Thank you for reviewing Serial Box Publishing's (“Serial Box", “we," “us" or “our") privacy policy for its mobile application (“App") and Internet web site located at the URL www.serialbox.com (“Site"). This Privacy Policy details certain policies implemented throughout Serial Box governing Serial Box's collection and use of personally identifiable information about users of our Site and users of our App.

Privacy Policy Updates

Serial Box may need to update this Privacy Policy from time to time. If so, Serial Box will post our updated Privacy Policy on our Site located at www.serialbox.com and on our App, along with notice that the Privacy Policy has been changed so you are always aware of what personally identifiable information we may collect and how we may use this information. Serial Box may also send registered users that have provided us with their email address an email notification notifying such users of any changes to the Privacy Policy. Serial Box encourages you to review this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes. Your continued use of this Site or App and/or continued provision of personally identifiable information to us will be subject to the terms of the then-current Privacy Policy.

Information Collection and Use

You can generally visit our Site and use our App without having to submit any personally identifiable information about yourself to us. However, to purchase ebooks on our Site and to use certain services and functionality of the Site and the App (such as to synch your ebook purchases for viewing on your different devices), you will be required to register for an account with Serial Box. When you register for an account, we will collect your name, email address, username and password. We also may collect your zip code from our payment processors.

If you contact us with questions or to request information, we will collect the personally identifiable information that you voluntarily transmit with your communications to us. We also may collect personally identifiable information about you that you elect to upload to the Site or our App (such as in comments on our blogs).

We may use your personally identifiable information to register you to use our Site and App and to provide our ebook services to you, contact you to deliver certain services or information you have requested, verify your authority to use the App and the Site, improve the content and general administration of the Site and the App. We may also send you targeted marketing and promotions regarding our App and the Site. If you do not wish to receive these marketing or promotions from us, you may opt-out as set forth in the message.

As part of the App and the Site, you may upload comments to our blogs and we collect the personally identifiable information in such comments.

Additionally, the third party app store providers from which you obtain the App may collect certain data about you, including aggregate data, and your use of the applicable app store is subject to the privacy policy terms of the app store provider. The app store providers may provide us with certain aggregate data about you.

Children's Privacy

Serial Box recognizes the privacy interests of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children's online activities and interests. Neither the Site nor the App are directed to children under the age of 13. Serial Box does not target its App or this Site to children under 13. Serial Box does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If we learn that a child under the age of 13 provided us with personally identifiable information, we will delete that information. If your child has provided personally identifiable information, please contact us so we can delete it. If you are under the age of 13, please do not provide us with any personally identifiable information.

Cookies

We may use small text files called cookies to improve overall Site experience. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Cookies generally do not permit us to personally identify you. We generally use session cookies to save your preferences and such cookies expire when you close your browser. We also may set a persistent cookie to authenticate users (such as for password recognition) and for support for the internal operations of our Site and App. Serial Box itself does not track users over time and over multiple websites and therefore does not respond to browser do not track signals.

Third parties such as providers of external services like web traffic analysis services may also track users over time and over our Site and third party websites and such third parties may also place cookies, via our Site. These cookies are likely to be analytical, performance cookies or targeting cookies, including:

Google Analytics cookies, which in particular are used as Serial Box contracts with Google as a third party vendor. You can find out more about this popular website analytics tool here: http://www.google.com/analytics/index.html. These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works. All of this information is anonymized. You can find out more about how it protects your data here: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html.

Social Plugins on Our Site and App

We may use social plugins on our Site and App and may include icons that allow you to interact with third party social networks such as Twitter and Facebook. For example, you may recommend, “tweet," “like" content on our Site and App. The third party social plugin may set a cookie when your browser creates a connection to the servers of such social networks and the plugin may transmit your data to the social networks. Your use of these social plugins is subject to the privacy policies of the third party social networks.

Aggregate Information

Through the third party analytic providers, as discussed above, and directly through our Site, we may track information that will be maintained, used and disclosed in aggregate form only and which will not contain your personally identifiable information. For example, without limitation, the total number of visitors to our Site, the number of visitors to each page of our Site, browser type, External Web Sites (defined below) linked to and IP addresses. We may analyze this data for trends and statistics in the aggregate, and we may use such aggregate information to administer the Site, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

Disclosure

We may provide your personally identifiable information and the data generated by cookies and the aggregate information to the vendors and service agencies that we may engage to assist us in providing our services to you for their use solely to provide us with such assistance. For example, we use third party payment processors to process your payments (such as Stripe), other providers to assist us in managing your subscriptions (such as 29th Street Publishing) and email marketing providers (such as mail chimp). Additionally our blog is hosted by Tumblr and when you comment on a blog, your comment and associated personally identifiable information may be sent directly by your browser to Tumblr. Such third parties' use of your personally identifiable information is subject to the third party's applicable privacy policy terms.

We will also disclose your personally identifiable information (a) if we are required to do so by law, regulation or other government authority or otherwise in cooperation with an ongoing investigation of a governmental authority, (b) to enforce the Serial Box Terms of Use or user agreements or to protect our rights or (c) to protect the safety of users of our Site and our services. We will not sell your personally identifiable information to any company or organization, but we may transfer your personally identifiable information to a successor entity upon a merger, consolidation or other corporate reorganization in which Serial Box participates or to a purchaser or acquirer of all or substantially all of Serial Box's assets to which this Site and/or the App relates.

The Site may provide links to other Web sites or resources over which Serial Box does not have control (“External Web Sites"). Such links do not constitute an endorsement by Serial Box of those External Web Sites. You acknowledge that Serial Box is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and further agree that Serial Box is not responsible for the content of such External Web Sites. Your use of External Web Sites is subject to the terms of use and privacy policies located on the linked to External Web Sites.

Security

We may employ procedural and technological measures that are generally consistent with industry practice. Such measures are reasonably designed to help protect your personally identifiable information from loss, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. Serial Box may use encryption, secure socket layer and password protection to help prevent unauthorized access to your personally identifiable information.

Updating Personally Identifiable Information

Serial Box provides you with the ability to review and update the registration information that you provide to us by accessing and modifying this information in your account online.

Questions

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy please contact us via email at [email protected].

Users Outside of the United States

Our computer systems and third party hosting provider systems are currently based in the United States, so your personal data will be processed by us in the U.S. where data protection and privacy regulations may not offer the same level of protection as in other parts of the world, such as the European Union. If you create a user account with the App or the Site as a visitor from outside the United States, by using the App or the Site you agree to this Privacy Policy and you consent to the transfer of all such information to the United States, which may not offer an equivalent level of protection of that required in the European Union or certain other countries, and to the processing of that information as described in this Privacy Policy.