What information is collected?
Except as otherwise disclosed to you in this Policy, Italy Book Tours will not sell, disclose, or rent information that identifies you individually ("Personally Identifiable Information") to another entity. Under certain circumstances, Italy Book Tours may collect your Personally Identifiable Information. For example, if you are a Tour Host who has completed and submitted the Sign-up Form for Italy Tour Hostsand any other Italy Book Tours sign-up forms to participate in virtual blog tours, Italy Book Tours will collect and store the following information: name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, reading preferences and social media sites, if any. Italy Book Tours uses this information to provide Tour Hosts with the books offered up for review and any other information and services for its Tour Hosts. Italy Book Tours may use this information to allow authors who have paid for a tour to send Tour Hosts the book or any other material Tour Hosts requested from them.
If you are an author or publisher who has completed and submitted the Author and Book Information Form, Italy Book Tours will collect and store the following information: name, email address, book information and all materials associated with it (such as book cover, excerpts and ebook files) author biography and photo, and all website URLs associated with the author and his/her book. Italy Book Tours uses this information to provide authors with the services that they have requested.
Do we collect Anonymous Information?
Italy Book Tours may also gather certain information that does not identify you personally ("Anonymous Information"). For example, Italy Book Tours may collect data regarding customer-traffic patterns and Website usage. Italy Book Tours uses Anonymous Information to edit and personalize the Website and for other purposes. For example, to make the Website more relevant to users, Italy Book Tours might show to authors and Tour Hosts certain products and advertisements relating to them. Additionally, Italy Book Tours may share Anonymous Information in ways that it deems appropriate or necessary such as sharing demographic information with advertisers or business partners.
Italy Book Tours does NOT install spyware on your computer. Nor does it use spyware to retrieve information from your computer. Like many Websites, this Website which was created with the Weebly platform, uses "cookies," which are files that a browser stores on a computer hard drive for purposes such as notifying a Website that a particular user has returned. Most browsers accept cookies automatically but allow you to disable them. If your browser does not accept cookies, you can still view the Website and may, as applicable, make a purchase. For an optimal Website experience, however, Italy Book Tours recommends that your browser be configured to accept cookies.
What about Third Party Agents?
Italy Book Tours occasionally employs third-party agents, affiliates, and partners who perform on its behalf functions such as marketing, giveaways, analytics, credit-card processing, shipping orders, providing customer service, and programming this Website. These people or entities may have access to your Personally Identifiable Information as strictly needed to perform their functions and will be contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of such information.
What about Emergency Situations?
Italy Book Tours may disclose Personally Identifiable Information if required to do so by law to: (i) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on Italy Book Tours or the Website; (ii) protect and defend Italy Book Tour's rights, property, Website, or users of the Website; (iii) act under emergency circumstances to protect the personal safety of Italy Book Tours, its affiliates, agents, business partners or users of the Website.
How old must one be to use our services?
You must be at least 13 years old to use this website and become a Tour Host and at least 18 years old to purchase our services. If you are under eighteen years old and want to purchase our service, Italy Book Tours will need your parental consent.
How safe is the information you gather?
Italy Book Tours strives to ensure that the Personally Identifiable Information you share with it is handled in a safe, secure, and responsible manner. Nevertheless, no security measures are absolute, and there is always a possibility that a security breach could occur.
Do we link to other Websites?
This Website contains links to other websites through its organized virtual book tours, advertisements or other links. The practices described in this Policy do not apply to information gathered through such other websites. These other websites may send their own cookies to you, collect your data, or solicit your Personally Identifiable Information. Italy Book Tours is not responsible for the actions and privacy policies of these other websites.
What about Contests, Sweepstakes, and Surveys?
What about Public Forums?
Please remember that any information or images that you share in public areas such as blog comments, feedback sections and the like become public. This Policy, therefore, does not apply to them. Be careful about the information you disclose and do not post in public areas any Personally Identifiable Information that you expect to keep private.
What is our Governing Law and Assignment?
This Website is published in Canada. Canadian law will govern in any and all disputes arising out of or relating to this Policy or use of this Website.
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