ERICKLEINBOOKS on behalf of ERIC KLEIN (“We” or “ERICKLEINBOOKS”) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

 

The following privacy policy (together with our Terms and Conditions and any other documents referred to in it) (the “Privacy Policy”) describes how we collect and use information through your use of this website. Please read the following carefully to understand our practices regarding your information and how we will treat it.

 

BY VISITING THIS WEBSITE (THE “SITE”) YOU ARE ACCEPTING AND CONSENTING TO THE PRACTICES DESCRIBED IN THIS POLICY (INCLUDING AS UPDATED OR AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME). IF, FOR ANY REASON, YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY, PLEASE STOP USING THE SITE IMMEDIATELY.

 

INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM YOU

  • When you use the Site or contact us, we may collect and process the following data about you: Information you give us, including:
    Forms filled out by you on the Site;
  • Content of correspondence with us;
  • Site registration;
  • Subscriptions or orders placed directly on the Site or through links contained therein;
  • Participation in discussion boards or other social media functions directly on the Site or linked thereto;
  • Information from social media or other platforms when you sign on to or otherwise link our Site with your Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, Google, Instagram, Tumblr or other online account (“Connected Account(s)”);
  • Reporting a problem or requesting support for the Site. The information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address and phone number, date of birth.

 

Information we collect about you:

Regarding each of your visits to our Site we may automatically collect the following information:

  • Technical information, including IP address, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform;
  • Information about your visit, including the full URL clickstream to, through and from our Site (including date and time);
  • Pages you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page.

We may also use cookies or other tracking technologies from third parties on our Site. Please see our Cookies Policy below for more information.

 

INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM OTHER SOURCES

Third party business partners and vendors such as technical, analytics providers, search information providers, or other service providers may provide information about you when performing their services for us.
Information we receive from Connected Account(s) with your consent may include email address, first and last name, location (hometown and country), gender, date of birth, likes, content played, posts or other activity. Please review your Connected Account(s) privacy settings to control what information is provided to us through this option. Our Site may include, or provide links to, features that allow you to post content or otherwise interact with third party services, such as social media. Our use of information collected by us is governed by this Privacy Policy. The collection and use of information by the third-party service who provides such functionality is governed by the third party’s privacy policy.

 

HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED

We may use information held about you in the following ways: To provide our Site to you, including internal operations, troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, security, safety, and statistical purposes; To provide you with information about ERIC KLEIN, his publications, content, or promotions; To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us; To improve our Site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer; To notify you about changes to our Site or to manage your access to the Site; To respond to your queries; To allow you to interact with our Site, for example by posting comments; To allow you to share information from our Site on third party social media platforms; To comply with legal and regulatory requirements.
Information we receive from other sources. We may combine information we receive from other sources with information you give to us and information we collect about you. We may use this combined information for the purposes set forth above.

 

DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION

We may share your personal information with selected third parties including, but not limited to: Business partners, suppliers, vendors, and sub-contractors who enable us to operate the Site or to provide you with a product or service;

Business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors to provide you with information about promotions and offers we believe may interest you; Relevant ERIC KLEIN information for marketing, promotional or similar purposes; Third party partners who conduct joint marketing, product or services activities with ERICKLEINBOOKS, including information ERICKLEINBOOKS collects outside the joint activities, where such disclosure is permitted by applicable law and where you have not opted out as described in “YOUR RIGHTS AND CHOICES” below; We may work with selected third party companies that provide a broad range of online solutions. It is sometimes necessary for us to provide these companies with access to limited personal information about our users. In such cases we will share only the personal information required to for these companies to perform their functions and will not allow them to use this data for any other purposes; Analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimization of our Site; If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal information in order to comply with any legal obligation, in response to a lawful request by public authorities (including to meet national security, federal/state/local laws and regulations, and/or law enforcement requirements), or in order to enforce or apply our Terms and Conditions and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of ERIC KLEIN, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction; To any other third party with your prior consent to do so.

 

STORAGE AND TRANSFER OF DATA

All the information you provide may be processed and stored, transferred or accessed by entities around the world as described in this policy. By submitting your information and using our Site, you consent to this transfer, storing or processing, consistent with applicable law. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

The security of your personal information is important to us. We have implemented appropriate technical, administrative, and physical controls to protect information about you.

 

This Site’s servers are governed by United States law, which may have different privacy requirements for your information from where you live. Our servers are in the United States, the Netherlands and Singapore; and we may also use cloud services whose servers may be anywhere in the world. By using this Site, the transfer, collection, processing and use of data will occur as specified in this Privacy Policy, our Terms and Conditions and any other terms provided at the time of collection. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy or if you do not consent to the transfer, collection, processing or use of this data according to these terms, do not use this Site.

 

COOKIES

Our Site uses first- and third-party cookies and other tracking technologies. For detailed information on our use of cookies, please see our Cookies Policy below. Our third-party partners may use tracking technologies that are not cookie-based such as advertising IDs for mobile devices or other methods to help understand your interest on our Site and third-party websites, apps, and other digital platforms.

 

CHILDREN

This Site is not directed toward children under 13 years of age nor does ERICKLEINBOOKS knowingly collect information from children under 13 without parental consent and in compliance with applicable laws. This Site takes precautions to protect the privacy of children. Please help us protect children’s privacy by instructing them never to provide personal information without your permission.

Children should get a parent’s or legal guardian’s permission before giving out personal contact information or any other personal information to this Site or to anyone else.

 

Children’s Privacy Policy: We do not collect personal information from children without the consent of a parent or legal guardian, except in limited circumstances as authorized by law. We collect some information (like IP address, mobile device UDID, operating system, etc.) automatically and use technology like cookies to provide functionality and support our operations. We obtain consent where required. We may require visitors to provide birthdate or geographic location information before accessing this Site or providing personal information in order to determine if the visitor is the required legal age to provide such information.

 

What information does this Site collect from children and how is it used?

We may sometimes need an email address to utilize certain services of the Site (e.g., to receive an Eric Klein fan newsletter). We may ask a visitor under the age of 13 for the email address of their parent or legal guardian so we can notify you of your child’s interest in Eric Klein or this Site and to gain any required permission from you. When we ask for your permission, we will tell you what we will do with the information you or your child provides us, and how you can review your child’s information and ask us to delete the information.

We don’t keep your (or your child’s) email address unless you tell us it is okay. If a child signs up for an email newsletter that requires multiple online contacts with the child, we also ask the child for the parent’s or legal guardian’s email address, so we can notify you and give you an opportunity to opt out.

We may ask for certain information that is not personally identifiable, like city and state, birth month and day, gender, hobbies, etc., to help us understand our visitors and improve our products and services.

We also use technology and work with third-party technology partners to facilitate the ability to recognize returning visitors, for research, and for other purposes, including to screen under-age visitors from certain features or areas intended for older visitors, and to get certain automatically collected information.

You can find more information on how to protect your kids online from the FTC at https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/topics/protecting-kids-online.

 

YOUR RIGHTS AND CHOICES

You may have the right to request information about our use of your information or opt out of certain uses. You may exercise your rights at any time by contacting us as described in the “Contact” section below. Your rights may include: Requesting a copy of the personal information held by us about you, the purpose of the processing, correction or updating of incorrect data, information regarding recipients of personal information about you, and blocking and deletion of personal information. We may require proof of identity before fulfilling such requests. If you wish to subscribe to any newsletter(s) we may generate, we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you. You may choose to stop receiving our newsletter or marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails, accessing the email preferences in your account settings page. In some cases, you may have the right to request information about, and opt out of, disclosures of your information to third parties for the third party’s own purposes.

 

We will retain and use your information for as long as reasonably necessary to provide the services to you, while your account is active, and to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

 

YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

California residents may have the right to request information regarding the disclosure of personal information to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, contact us as described in the “Contact” section below.

We do not share your personal information with third parties other than as described in this policy or with your consent.

 

YOUR EUROPEAN PRIVACY RIGHTS

The GDPR provides certain rights for EU data subjects. You can access information about you and update or correct it. In some cases, you can also ask us to erase it, restrict or stop processing, if feasible. You may withdraw consent (“opt-out”) if you have previously consented to any particular use of your information, such as receiving emails. For all such requests, contact us at the email listed below.

 

LEGAL BASIS FOR DATA PROCESSING

We process Personal Data for the purposes set out above in our Privacy Policy. Our legal basis to process Personal Data includes processing that is: Necessary for the performance of a contract between us (for example, to provide you with services you request and to identify and authenticate you so you may use the Site); Necessary to comply with legal requirements (for example, to make mandatory disclosures to law enforcement); Necessary for our legitimate interests (for example, to manage our relationship with you and to improve the Site and our services); and
Based on consent by our customers (for example, to communicate with you about our products and services and provide you with marketing information), which may subsequently be withdrawn at any time by contacting us (using the contact instructions below) without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

 

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

Any material changes we may make to our Privacy Policy in the future will be posted on this page prior to the change becoming effective and/or we will notify you through the Site or, where appropriate, by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our Privacy Policy. These changes will become effective upon obtaining your consent, if necessary, as required under local law. If you do not agree or consent to these updates or changes, do not continue to use the Site.

 

INFORMATION ABOUT OUR USE OF COOKIES AND TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES

Our Site use cookies and other similar technologies (as described below) to distinguish you from other users of our Site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our Site, allows us to improve our Site and provide you with tailored content.

 

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

 

You can find more information about the types of cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Type Cookie Purpose of Cookie

Strictly Necessary These cookies are essential in order to enable you to browse our Site and use its features. The information collected by these cookies relate to the operation of our Site, for example website scripting language and security tokens to maintain secure areas of our Site.

 

Performance / Analytics

These cookies collect anonymous information about how you use our Site, for example which pages you visit most often, whether you receive any error messages, and how you arrived at our Site. Information collected by these cookies is used only to improve your use of our Site and never to identify you. These cookies are sometimes placed by third-
party providers of web traffic analysis services, such as Google Analytics.

 

Functionality

These cookies remember choices you make, for example the country you visit our Site from, your language and any changes you have made to text size or other parts of web pages that you can customize, in order to improve your experience of our Site and to make your visits more tailored and enjoyable. The information these cookies collect may be anonymized and cannot be used to track your browsing activity on other websites.

 

Social Media

These cookies allow you to share what you’ve been doing on our Site with social media organizations such as Facebook and Twitter. These cookies are not within our control. Please refer to the privacy policies of these organizations for how their cookies work.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies.

 

We may use cookies: To collect anonymized data on users’ behavior on the site. We may also capture what site a user has come from and what site they go to and also some demographic data (e.g. the user’s location) and we may use that data to analyze user behavior across multiple sites.
Our Site may use specific Google Analytics features including remarketing (advertising our products to you after you have visited our Site);

demographics and interest reporting (obtaining general demographic and interest information from Google); and impression reporting (information on the impact of our advertisements). You may opt out of Google Analytics here.

Most internet browsers are automatically set up to accept cookies. If you want to refuse or delete any cookies (or similar technologies), please refer to the help and support area on your internet browser for instructions on how to block or delete cookies. Please note you may not be able to take advantage of all the features of our Site, including certain personalized features, if you delete or disable cookies.

For more information on managing cookies, please go to www.allaboutcookies.org, or visit www.youronlinechoices.eu which has further information about behavioral advertising and online privacy.
You may view and opt-out of tracking cookies for any company that participates in the Digital Advertising Alliance Consumer Choice program at http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.

 

Web Beacons and other Tracking Technologies

We, or our third-party partners, may employ a software technology called web beacons (also known as web bugs, clear gifs or pixels) which helps us understand what content is effective, for example by counting the number of users who have visited these pages. Web beacons are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to let us know when content is viewed. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, web beacons are embedded invisibly on web pages. We, or our third-party partners, may tie the information gathered by web beacons to the other information we collect about you.