Updated 22 May 2018

Who we are

My Chronicle Book Box takes your privacy seriously and has developed this Privacy Policy to explain what we collect from our users and how we use and share this information. This Privacy Policy applies to your use of our website and services. Our website address is: https://mychroniclebookbox.com.

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time and will notify you by by revising the date at the top of the Privacy Policy. Please review this Privacy Policy regularly and whenever you access our services.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

General

This Privacy Policy covers our treatment of “personally identifiable” information (meaning it can be used to specifically identify you as a unique person) or “non-personally identifiable” information (meaning it cannot be used to specifically identify you) that we may collect in your use of our Services. We use both types of information, and combinations of both types, as described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of any other company or individual that we do not own or control.

When you register for our services you must provide certain information in order for us to provide these services. We receive and store information such as your name, username, email address, postal address, country of location. You may also choose to provide us with additional further information to enable us to customise our services further, this will also be stored for the purposes of fulfilling your order.

If you make a purchase through our services we do not have your complete credit or debit card account information, store your credit or debit card account information, or have direct control over or responsibility for your credit or debit card account information. We use trusted third party subscription and payment processing providers for this purpose. See ‘Who we share your data with’ section below.

Like most website operators, My Chronicle Book Box collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. My Chronicle Book Box’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how My Chronicle Book Box’s visitors use its website. From time to time, My Chronicle Book Box may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

When you subscribe to our mailing list you are providing affirmative consent to receive communications from My Chronicle Book Box. This can be revoked at any time by clicking unsubscribe at the bottom of the email or emailling us at contact@mychroniclebookbox.com.

When you enter a sweepstake, contest or giveaway we collect the information you provide to us.

Comments 

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact form

We collect the data shown in the contact form to enable us to respond to you and provide customer support however we do not use the information submitted for marketing purposes. 

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How does My Chronicle Book Box use your information?

We may use the information we collect for the various purposes described below:

 

  • Personalise and improve our services
  • Allow our users to set up a user account and profile
  • Communicate with you about or fulfill your requests for certain products, services, offers, promotions and events offered by or through My Chronicle Book Box
  • Customer support
  • Send you notices, updates and other administrative messages
  • Process transactions and send you related information
  • Operate sweepstakes, contests or giveaways
  • Detect, investigate and/or prevent fraudulent, unauthorised or illegal activity
  • Analyse and monitor how users utilise the website and services
  • To comply with legal obligations and tax law
  • To settle disputes
  • Carry out other purposes described in this privacy policy

 

Who we share your data with

Information about our customers is very important to our business. We share your data for limited reasons in limited circumstances. We engage trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services for the operation of our website and store such as WordPress, payment processors and delivery companies. We will provide your personal information to these third parties but only so far as it is necessary to perform and provide these services.

To purchase services we may require your payment details. By submitting your credit or debit card account information through the Services, you expressly consent to the sharing of this information with subscription and billing processors and payment processors. We may use Stripe or PayPal to collect your credit or debit card account information and/or process such payments with our financial institutions. Stripe or PayPal may store your credit or debit card account information so you can use our Services in the future. We do not have your complete credit or debit card account information, store your credit or debit card account information, or have direct control over or responsibility for your credit or debit card account information. We cannot guarantee that transmissions of your credit or debit card account information or personal information will always be secure or that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat the security measures taken by us or our third-party service providers.

Stripe’s terms and conditions are available at https://stripe.com/terms and its privacy policy at https://stripe.com/privacy. PayPal’s terms and conditions are available at https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/legalhub-full and its privacy policy at https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full. We assume no liability or responsibility for disclosure of your information due to errors in transmission, unauthorized third-party access, or other causes beyond our control.

SECURITY

We use commercially reasonable safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of information collected and maintained through our Services. However, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you provide to us or guarantee that information on the Service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by unauthorized persons or hardware or software failure.

 

How long we retain your data

We generally keep data for 6 years.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights and choices you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

  • Change Your Account Settings. You may add or update information, or change your account privacy settings which limits the other users who can see the information in your user profile and/or what information in your user profile is visible to others. The information you can view, update, or delete may change as the Services change.
  • Cookies. You can usually instruct your browser, by changing its settings, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from our websites that you visit. If you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use all portions of the Services or all functionality of the Services.
  • Email or Postal Mail. If you do not want to receive email or other mail from us, please indicate your preference by changing your account settings, contacting us at contact@mychroniclebookbox.com or by clicking the “unsubscribe” link in an email we send to you.
  • Deactivating Your Account. You can always choose not to disclose information to us or delete information, but keep in mind some information may be needed to register with us in order to take advantage of some of our special features. You may request deactivation of your account by logging in to your account and deleting your account.

Additional information

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. My Chronicle Book Box uses cookies to help My Chronicle Book Box identify and track visitors, their usage of My Chronicle Book Box website, and their website access preferences. My Chronicle Book Box visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using My Chronicle Book Box’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of My Chronicle Book Box’s website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If My Chronicle Book Box, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that My Chronicle Book Box goes out of business, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of My Chronicle Book Box may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Services not directed at children

The Services are not directed to children under 18. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are under 18, please do not attempt to register for the Services or send any information about yourself to us. If a parent or guardian becomes aware of his or her child has provided us with personal information without their consent, please contact us at contact@mychroniclebookbox.com.

Your contact information

Should you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy you should direct your enquiries to contact@mychroniclebookbox.com.