Hooked on Books is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Hooked on Books site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Hooked on Books site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Hooked on Books collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Hooked on Books also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Hooked on Books. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by Hooked on Books for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Hooked on Books site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Hooked on Books public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Hooked on Books does not read any of your private online communications.

Hooked on Books encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Hooked on Books so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Hooked on Books is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Hooked on Books and Hooked on Books family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Hooked on Books collects and uses your personal information to operate the Hooked on Books Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Hooked on Books also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Hooked on Books and its affiliates. Hooked on Books may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Hooked on Books does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Hooked on Books may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Hooked on Books may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Hooked on Books, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Hooked on Books does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Hooked on Books keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Hooked on Books, in order to determine what Hooked on Books services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Hooked on Books to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Hooked on Books Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Hooked on Books or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Hooked on Books; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Hooked on Books, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Hooked on Books Web site use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Hooked on Books pages, or register with Hooked on Books site or services, a cookie helps Hooked on Books to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Hooked on Books Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Hooked on Books features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Hooked on Books services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Hooked on Books secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Hooked on Books secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Hooked on Books will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Hooked on Books encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Hooked on Books is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Hooked on Books welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Hooked on Books has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Hooked on Books at support@wowinteractive.co.za. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.