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By using the Website, the Apps or any of the Services, and in particular by registering a BookTalk account, you are consenting to the use of your information in the manner set out in this Privacy Policy. Please take some time to read this Privacy Policy and make sure you are aware about our use and disclosure of your information. If you do not agree to any of the provisions of this Privacy Policy, you should not use the Website, the Apps or any of the Services. If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact us at info@booktalk.xyz. Please note that this Privacy Policy only applies to the Website, the Apps and the Services (together, the “Platform”). When using the Platform, you may find links to other websites, apps and services, or tools that enable you to share information with other websites, apps and services. BookTalk is not responsible for the privacy practices of these other websites, apps and services and we recommend that you review the privacy policies of each of these websites, apps or services before connecting your BookTalk account or sharing any personal data.

You should have full control over your information

We’ve designed the Website to give you control over the information you publish and share using BookTalk and other sites and services to which you connect your BookTalk account. Please take full advantage of these tools and make sure you only share what you want to share.

Information we collect about you

We collect information about you from various sources:

Information provided by you

You don’t need to provide us with any personal data in order to visit the Website. However, certain Services do require that you register for a BookTalk account and, by doing so, you will provide us with certain information:
  • Essential information: When you register any kind of BookTalk account, you will need to provide your email address (except when you sign-up with Facebook, it is fetched from your id), and choose a password. In addition, if you purchase a Subscription, you will also need to provide your real name, billing address and payment verification information.
  • Profile information: You may choose, at your discretion, to provide additional information for your public profile on BookTalk – for example:
    • your real name
    • the city and country in which you live
    • a profile picture, profile header image or avatar
    • details of your other websites and social media profiles, including links to those websites and profiles
    None of this profile information is mandatory, and any information you do provide may be deleted, edited, changed or amended by you at any time.
  • Information from correspondence: You will provide certain personal data if you contact us by email, use any of the webforms on the Website, or contact us by mail, fax or other offline means.
  • Survey information: If you participate in any survey, you will provide certain personal data as part of your response, unless you respond anonymously.
  • Information that you post: You may provide personal data when you upload sounds to the Platform, or when you post comments, or contribute to community discussions.

Information we collect automatically

There is certain information that we collect automatically as the result of your use of the Platform, or through the use of web analytics services. This information includes but is not limited to:
  • the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the device from which you access the Platform (this can sometimes be used to derive the country or city from which you are accessing the Platform)
  • the site that you visited immediately prior to visiting the Website
  • the specific actions that you take on the Platform, including the pages that you visit, streaming, offline listening or downloading tracks, uploading or recording tracks, connecting your Facebook or Google+ account, sharing a sound with another user, following or unfollowing another user, joining or leaving a group, posting a comment, or performing a search
  • any search terms that you may enter on the Website
  • the time, frequency and duration of your visits to the Platform
  • your browser type and operating system
  • the nature of the device from which you are accessing the Platform, for example, whether you are accessing the Platform from a personal computer or from a mobile device and its device
  • information collected through cookies and similar technology

Information from other sources

Facebook Connect
BookTalk allows you to sign up and log in using your Facebook account. If you sign up using Facebook, Facebook will ask your permission to share certain information from your Facebook account with BookTalk. This includes your first name, last name, email address in order for us to verify your identity. This information is collected by Facebook and is provided to us under the terms of Facebook’s privacy policy. You can control the information that we receive from Facebook using the privacy settings in your Facebook account. If you sign up to BookTalk using Facebook, your BookTalk account will be connected automatically to your Facebook account. If you wish to share your BookTalk activity with your Facebook friends, you can control this from the Settings.

How we use your information

We use the information that we collect about you for the following purposes: Use of and interaction with the Platform:
  • To operate and maintain your BookTalk account, and to provide you with access to the Website and use of the Apps and any Services that you may request from time to time. Your email address and password are used to identify you when you sign into the Platform.
  • To identify you as the creator of the sounds that you upload, the comments that you post and/or the other contributions that you make to the Platform.
  • To seek your participation in surveys, and to conduct and analyze the results of those surveys if you choose to participate.
  • To provide you with technical support.
  • To respond to you about any comment or enquiry you have submitted.
  • To provide other users with data regarding people's listening behavior of their sounds, i.e. streaming and downloading their sounds or playlists or following their profiles.
  • To prevent or take action against activities that are, or may be, in breach of our Terms of Use, Community Guidelines or applicable law.
  • Any additional information that you provide as part of your public profile, such as your real name, and links to your website and other social media profiles will be published on your profile page. This information will be publicly accessible and may be viewed by anyone accessing the Website, or using our API or other Services. Please bear this in mind when considering whether to provide any additional information about yourself.
  • If you purchase a Subscription, your name, address and payment verification information will be used to process your account subscription and renewals and to collect your payment. All payment verification information is transmitted using industry-standard SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption.
  • Your email address will be used to send you service updates and notifications regarding your account, and (if you have elected to receive them using your account preferences) newsletters, marketing messages and certain email notifications.
 

Sharing of your information

We will not share your information with any third party, except as described in this Privacy Policy. There are circumstances where we may need to share some of the information we collect about you or which you provide to us - these circumstances are as follows:
  • Other users: Any information in your public profile (other than your email address) will be accessible by other users of the Platform, who may view your profile information, listen to and comment on any of your public sounds, add themselves to your list of followers, and send you messages.
  • Advertisers may use third party services to ensure their ads are properly served and to measure the success of their campaigns on websites and apps.
  • If required by law: We will disclose your information if we believe in good faith that we are permitted or required to do so by law.
  • To protect our interests: We may disclose your information if we feel this is necessary in order to protect or defend our legitimate rights and interests, or those of our users, employees, directors or shareholders, and/or to ensure the safety and security of the Platform and/or the BookTalk community.

Cookies and similar technology

In common with most websites, we use cookies and other standard Internet technologies to help us improve the Website and the Apps and Services we provide. The Cookies Policy also includes information about how you can block or disable third party cookies (which we only use for the purposes of analyzing the use of our Platform and optimizing the content on our Platform), and how to opt out of other technologies such as bug reporting within our mobile apps. Ads displayed to you are in some cases provided by third parties. These may and as far as allowed by your settings or your device, use information about your visit and interaction with the Platform in order to show you personalized ads of products and services that may be of interest to you. Personal information such as your name or email address will not be shared with these.  

Changes and updates to this Privacy Policy

We may occasionally update this Privacy Policy, and when we do so, we will also revise the Effective Date set out below. Any changes to our Privacy Policy will always be available here so that BookTalk users are always aware of what information we gather, and how we might use and share that information. Please be sure to check back here from time to time to ensure that you are aware of any changes to this Privacy Policy. Any material changes to this Privacy Policy will be communicated to registered users by a notification to their account and/or by posting a notice of the change on the Website.

Questions?

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, want to suggest changes to this Privacy Policy or want to know, what information we store about you, please contact us by email at info@booktalk.xyz, or write to us at: CrackTax Professionals LLP, 3rd Floor, R-18/2, Ramesh Park, Laxminagar, New Delhi-110092, India.