Privacy Policy

Who we are – Updated May 21, 2018

Our website address is: https://nightowlbookcafe.com.  When visitors post comments on our website, they acknowledge that we collect their personal data, such as your name, IP and e-mail address that pertains to the particular comment.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Night Owl Book Cafe may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, subscribe to the newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, and/or email address. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us, such as by making a comment, filling out a form or entering a giveaway. Users may visit our site anonymously, and can always refuse to supply personally identification information, with the understanding that it may prevent them from engaging in certain site related activities.

Handling of user data allows us to

  • send prizes to the winner in a case of a giveaway entered willingly. (You are not required to enter any giveaway you do not want to provide your information in)

We will contact you through the e=mail provided when you have won the giveaway. Each of the giveaway on Night Owl Book Cafe does state who is sponsoring the giveaway ahead of time. If a publisher is sponsoring the giveaway, we will share the mailing address of the winner with the publicist sponsoring the giveaway. The winner can refuse to provide mailing address at the time of contact. Once the winners prize arrives, we no longer keep record of the winners mailing address.

We also use the data to respond to any inquires visitors may have, requests, complains, and comments if they choose to leave any.

Visitors of the site may choose to not post any information that they do not want to share. Visitors of Nightowlbookcafe.com can request to have their comments deleted.

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 anonymized 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.

Akismet Anti-Spam catches and protects the blog from harmful spam comments.

You will not be contacted by email by Night Owl Book Cafe over the comment you post. The personal data collected through comments is only used for purposes of identifying your comments on the website. I like to respond to the comments that were left willingly on my site because it’s a book blogging site and we love to discuss books.

Contact forms

We collect information from you when you fill out a form or enter information on our site. This includes your name, your e-mail address, your IP and any other information you willingly share.

Cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files which are stored on a user’s computer or on a user’s mobile device. They are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to a particular client and website, and can be accessed either by the web server or the client computer.

Night Owl Book Cafe might use Cookies to enhance User experience. Cookie are temporarily stored on your device  so that this site can remember you and the pages you explore on this site in order to exchange your viewing experience.

All version of today’s popular browsers allow visitors a level of control over cookies. Visitors can set their browser to accept or reject all, or certain cookies. These options are generally present under the Tools -> Options menu. Different browser use different methods in blocking or rejecting cookies. Visitors might also be able to use their browser to set the length of time their browser keeps their cookies.

More about Cookies visit allaboutcookies.org.

Night Owl Book Cafe may use cookies in order to
– Remember your information when you go to comment
– Performance cookies may be used in order to gather traffic information on our site, including how the visitors use our site or how they visit. This information is anonymous and does not directly identify each individual. Included in these cookies are number of visitors that drop by our site, the pages they visit and information similar to that. We use that information to maintain and improve the website.
– Night Owl Book Cafe may use social media cookies when you use one of the social media buttons in order to share our posts such as pinterest, facebook, or twitter the social network will have a record of those actions. To avoid using those cookies, visitors might op out of sharing from our social media links.

How We Use Collected Information

– We use the information you choose to provide in order to enhance your experience with the website, including remembering who you are when replying or posting comments
-To improve our Site
We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services.
– To send periodic emails
We will send you an E-mail if you won a giveaway you have chosen to enter. We also use Feedburner that users can choose to sign up for our mailing list to receive notifications when we post on our website. This is a third-party mailing list and we do not subscribe you to it automatically. Visitors choose to subscribe to mailing lists on their own and may choose to unsubscribe at the bottom of each email at any time.

How We Protect Your Information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.
Night Owl Book Cafe uses Noze Graze as a hosting server. The information is protected through the server and wordpress.

Sharing Your Personal Information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users’ personal identification information to others.

We may only use your personal information if supplied in order to complete a certain action, for example, should the User has entered a giveaway. We might need to share your mailing address with the corresponding sponsor of the giveaway. The winner is notified ahead of time and may chose to opt out of sharing any personal information.

We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates, publicists and advertisers for the purposes outlined above. In example, a number of visitors to the site each month.

Third Party Websites

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

What rights 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.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy. – See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA we agree to the following

  • Users can visit our site anonymously.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under 13 years years old. If a parent or a guardian should find that their child provided personal information on our website without the parents/guardian permission please contact us.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy and terms of service. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us.