Thank you for your interest in the Make Way for Books App (the “App”), which is owned, operated, and controlled by Make Way for Books, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit early literacy organization based in Tucson, Arizona. Make Way for Books built the Make Way for Books App as a free App. This service is provided by Make Way for Books at no cost and is intended for use as is.
What information does Make Way for Books collect?
Information we collect is generally of two types – personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information. Personally identifiable information comprises any information that can help us identify or locate an individual, including, without limitation, an individual’s full name or e-mail address. Non-personally identifiable information comprises information that does not by itself identify an individual. This information generally includes anonymous information about an individual’s use of the App including, among other things, information concerning date and time of use, type of phone and operating system used, and geographic region.
When, how, and why does Make Way for Books collect information?
Make Way for Books collects personally identifiable information only when you specifically and knowingly disclose such information. This information is generally collected when you create a user account to use certain features of the App, communicate with us either by e-mail, over the telephone or in any other manner including when you call our office staff. If you disclose your personal information, we will only store and use such information that we need to meet your requests and our organization’s mission. We primarily use your personal information to provide you an improved and customized experience and service.
Make Way for Books may also use the information it collects from you for the purpose of providing you with technical support, customer service, account maintenance and to comply with any requirements of law. Make Way for Books will automatically collect certain non-personally identifiable information each time you visit the website or use the App. Make Way for Books collects anonymous information about our users so that we can understand how users are using the App and improve the overall quality of our users’ online experience. You do not have to register with us before Make Way for Books can collect this anonymous information.
How does Make Way for Books use your personal contact information?
We may use your contact information to notify you of changes to the App and facilitate and improve your use of the App. We also use this information to respond to any questions or concerns you have brought to our attention. Specifically, the e-mail address is collected as part of the account set-up process only to give you access to a dashboard that helps you save your favorite books and your child’s profile, if you choose to create one. This is completely optional. If you contact us by telephone, e-mail or letter to provide feedback, comments or inputs or for any other reason, we may keep a record of that correspondence and collect your personal information to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.
How does Make Way for Books collect your non-personal information, and why?
We will automatically collect certain non-personally identifiable information each time you use the App. We collect anonymous information about our users so that we can understand how people are using the App and/or the website and improve the overall quality of your online experience. Here are the specific ways we collect non-personal information:
We want to inform you that whenever you use our Service, in the case of an error in the App we collect data and information (through third party products) on your phone called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your device Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, device name, operating system version, the configuration of the App when utilizing our Service, the time and date of your use of the Service, and other statistics.
Cookies are files with a small amount of data that is commonly used as an anonymous unique identifier. These are sent to your browser from the website that you visit and are stored on your device’s internal memory.
This Service does not use these “cookies” explicitly. However, the App may use third party code and libraries that use “cookies” to collection information and to improve their services. You have the option to either accept or refuse these cookies and know when a cookie is being sent to your device. If you choose to refuse our cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of this Service.
As you browse the Website and/or the App, we may gather navigational data that shows what pages are visited and how long various features are used. This information will not reveal your identity or be linked to you personally. We use this information to facilitate and improve use of the Website and/or the App, or to comply with any requirements of law. You cannot be identified from this information.
We may employ third-party companies and individuals due to the following reasons:
- To facilitate our Service;
- To provide the Service on our behalf;
- To perform Service-related services; or
- To assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.
We want to inform users of this Service that these third parties have access to your Personal Information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.
Here are links to the privacy policies of the third party service providers used by the App:
How else does Make Way for Books use the information that it collects?
Aggregated General Information
Make Way for Books may share aggregated general information about the Website and/or the App with its organizational partners, funders, or others. Aggregate general information includes without limitation the number of users of the App, usage statistics, and user feedback. Aggregated general information does not include any personally identifying information that could be used to contact or identify you.
These Services do not primarily address anyone under the age of 13. Even so, Make Way for Books complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and all other applicable laws and regulations protecting children’s privacy on the Internet. We do not allow persons under 13 years of age to create user accounts and do not knowingly collect, maintain, or disclose any personal information from children under the age of 13. Although we collect personally identifiable information from parents, we do not collect such information from the children. When the App is used by anyone under the age of 13 in ‘Child Mode’ we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. When creating a profile for your child on the App, you have the option of including your child’s first name and age range. This information is used to customize content to your child’s age and interests. We do not use or disclose this information for any other purposes except to provide you with quality service. In the case we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we immediately delete this from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that we can take necessary actions.
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We value your trust in providing us your Personal Information, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Make Way for Books believes that the steps we have taken to protect your personal information drastically reduce the likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of information involved. If you have any questions regarding which measures and techniques we use, feel free to contact us.