Changes to This Policy
There's a range of information we need to collect about you so that we can operate Inkitt. This information may include:
Information You Give Us
We may collect personal identification information ("Personal Information") from users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when users visit our platform, register on the platform, fill out a form, respond to a survey, users' Internet protocol (IP) Address, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our platform. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, their name, and email address ("Personal Information"). If you provide it, then this information may also include your name and username. You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the Personal Information that you submit to us. Users may, however, visit our Platform anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Platform-related activities.
"Non-Personal Information" means information that is anonymous or we cannot easily use to personally identify you or contact you, including, without limitation, your web or mobile browser type, type of computer and technical information about users' means of connection to our Platform such as operating system, hardware device type, the URL of the previous website you visited and upon leaving the Platform, and the URL of the next website you visit.
Sharing Your Information
At various times, we may ask you to provide us Personal Information in order to receive recurring informational or promotional newsletters via email, or otherwise through mobile applications, from us and/or directly from third parties ("Newsletters"), including creating an account with Inkitt. When you sign up for Newsletters, or at any time you use the Platform thereafter, you unsubscribe from Newsletters by following the directions included in the Newsletter or by visiting your Account. We will take commercially reasonable steps to implement your opt-out and unsubscribe requests promptly, but you may still receive communications from us for up to ten business days as we process your request.
From time to time, we may use Non-Personal Information to conduct research surveys, including, without limitation, through email invitations, pop-up surveys, and online focus groups (each a "Survey") for our internal use. If you submit Personal Information in a Survey, we or authorized third parties may use it for research and measurement purposes related to the Platform. When a Survey collects Personal Information we will not knowingly accept participants who are under the age of 13 and will treat any such information in accordance with the terms and conditions herein and in the Terms. Surveys conducted by or on behalf of us will contain a link to the Terms. If your browser is not enabled to accept Cookies, you may not be able to participate in a Survey.
Your Rights Regarding What We Collect
Use of Collected Information
Inkitt may collect and utilize users Personal Information and Non-Personal Information (collectively, "Collected Information") in the following ways:
- To operate, maintain, and improve our Platform.
- To create your account, identify you as a user, and customize Inkitt for your account.
- To run a promotion, contest, survey or other Platform feature. These may include the deals email, alerts related to authors you follow, social notifications, surveys, or other newsletters depending on your settings. You may opt-out of receiving such information at any time; such marketing emails tell you how to "opt-out."
- To send you administrative communications. These may include administrative emails, confirmations, technical notices, updates, and security alerts.
- To respond to your comments and questions and provide you with user support.
- To track and measure Inkitt's advertising.
- To reply to support requests and other inquiries, to deliver our products and services, and to provide product information and news.
- To protect, investigate, and deter against fraudulent, unauthorized, or illegal activity.
- To prevent an emergency, to enforce the rights of a third party, or as required by law.
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 Platform.
How We Share Collected Information.
We may share your Collected Information as follows:
Third Parties Designated By You: We may share your personal information with third parties where you have provided your consent to do so.
Our Third Party Service Providers: We may share your personal information with our third-party service providers, who provide services such as data analysis, information technology and related infrastructure, email delivery, and other similar services. We require that our third-party service providers use your Personal Information only to provide the services we've requested. We may also share the Collected Information to third parties who Inkitt is negotiating a business dealing with, selling or distributing publications or other products or services to, including, without limitation, the Content found on the Platform as defined by the Terms of Service ("Content"), in connection with or as is necessary to fulfill requests for products, programs or services, or to satisfy other core business functions. This includes, without limitation, literary publishers, distributors, and other similar merchants in the literary and distribution industries.
Corporate Restructuring: We may share personal information when we do a business deal, or negotiate a business deal, involving the sale or transfer of all or a part of our business or assets. These deals can include any merger, financing, acquisition, or bankruptcy transaction or proceeding.
Other Disclosures: We may share personal information as we believe necessary or appropriate (a) to comply with applicable laws; (b) to comply with lawful requests and legal process, including to respond to requests from public and government authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements; (c) to enforce our Policy; and (d) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of you or others.
We retain Personal Information while your Account is active, not closed, as needed to provide you access to the Platform, and as otherwise stated herein. Some information you have shared with others on the Platform may, and will likely, remain visible after you close your Account, such as comments, reviews, any communications you have with other users of the Platform, and certain Content. In addition, your Account page may appear to others until their respective cache is refreshed. You understand and agree that in the event you terminate your Account, Inkitt shall have no obligation to delete any public comments, reviews, comments, or the like you make and post to the Platform, even if such material contains Personal Information, as Inkitt cannot reasonably anticipate, and is generally unaware of what you are actually contributing to the Platform or including on the Platform. Nonetheless, please contact Inkitt at email@example.com and Inkitt, in Inkitt's sole and reasonable discretion, may assist you in deleting such content.
Compliance with children's online privacy protection act
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information on our Platform from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our Platform is structured to attract anyone under 13.