Disclaimers & Privacy Policy

FTC Disclaimer

Books

Spines & Covers will on occasion receive ARC’s (Advanced Reader Copies) of books in exchange for an honest review from one of the book bloggers here at Spines & Covers. Most of the ARC’s received come from Netgalley.  However, sometimes physical ARC’s and eARC’s are received directly from publishers or authors. ARC’s received are never sold – they are either kept by the blogger, or hosted in a giveaway. All posts which feature an ARC review, or a book gave to us for the purpose of a review will mention so. Otherwise, the books for reviews are gifted, bought or borrowed by the reviewer.

Affiliate Programs

Spines & Covers does not participate in any affiliate programs. What does this mean? Well, when blog posts include additional links, it is simply to provide more information. It is not to get you to just click the link. We may link to where certain books can be bought online such as Amazon, the Book Depository, etc; however, we here at Spines & Covers do not receive any type of compensation whatsoever from any links clicked on the blog. We just want to help you get the books that you may love, period!

Giveaways

Sometimes Spines & Covers will host a giveaway on the blog. Most all giveaways are ran by the bloggers. However, on occasion, an author or publisher will sponsor a giveaway on the blog for the purpose of promotion, which will be clearly mentioned if so. Depending on the giveaway, giveaways could either be international or US only. Please check each giveaway for the rules for that particular giveaway.

To enter into a giveaway at Spines & Covers you must be at least 13 years old along with parental permission if under the age of 18. Minors under 13 who enter into a giveaway will be disqualified immediately.

The winner(s) will be notified by email and has forty-eight hours to respond back with their contact information. Otherwise, another winner will be selected randomly.

Spines & Covers does not hold responsibility for prizes lost in the mailing process. We do not resend won items if they happen to get lost or damaged in the mail. 

Privacy Policy

 

Personal Information Collected:

We may collect personal identification information when you subscribe to Spines & Covers, enter into giveaways, fill out a form/survey, comment, or simply visit our blog. You can always refuse to supply any personal information, and engage with the blog anonymously.

Generic and demographic information (browser, operating system, IP address, country, etc) may be used for statistical purposes; however, that information is never linked to your personal information such as name or email address. 

We will never ask for your personal information beyond name and email address (such as passwords or bank information) to interact with the blog for commenting, subscribing to blog posts by email, or any other activities. For an example, email and name (all never shared) is required to be able to comment in order to prevent spam comments.

The only exception to this is a mailing address if you win a giveaway that you have personally entered which is hosted on Spines & Covers. All personal information is deleted after the contest has ended for a giveaway.

Privacy regarding children is especially important. We will not collect information for anyone under the age of 13 that we are actually aware of per the compliance with children’s online privacy protection act.

Our Use of Cookies:

We may use cookies so that during future visits Spines & Covers will be able to use previous preferences, and for statistical purposes. Cookies are something that your web browser places on your computer’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information. Cookies do not provide personal information. You have the option of opting out of having your particular browser remember cookies, or you can set up an alert to let you know when cookies are being sent. Websites may not function as well when refusing cookies, but it is an option that you have when privacy may be a concern. You can change cookie settings through your browser’s settings page.

Sharing Your Personal Information:

Your personal information will never be sold, traded, rented, or given away to third parties for any purpose unless required by law enforcement. However, we may on occasion use third parties for assisting with certain activities on the blog (e.g.; Rafflecopter, email subscriptions). We may share your information with these third parties for limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission. Rafflecopter is a tool that many book bloggers use for giveaways that way personal information is not floating around in places like comments.

External Links We Provide:

Spines & Covers will feature/link to other websites sometimes (e.g.; other book blogs, authors’ websites, publishers’ websites, bookstores, etc), however, we are not liable for the privacy policies on those sites. Their privacy policies may be different from the policy on Spines & Covers.

Acceptance of These Terms:

By using Spines & Covers you signify your acceptance of this policy. If we change or update our privacy policy then we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We will not send out notices when/if the privacy policy is updated – it is your responsibility to check it periodically for updates.

Contacting Us:

If you have any questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, the practices of Spines & Covers, or your dealings with us, please contact us at:

http://spinesandcovers.com | contact@spinesandcovers.com

This document was last updated on October 21, 2014