Privacy Policy

Gay Book Reviews (“we”) knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly. Gay Book Reviews strives to respect and protect the privacy of individuals that visit our web site(s). This notice constitutes our Privacy Policy.

By using our services, you expressly consent to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use, including our use and disclosure of your personal information in the manner described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and subject to our Terms of Use.

No Gay Book Reviews services are directed to children under 13. Federal law requires that Gay Book Reviews may not collect any personally identifiable information from persons under 13 years of age. If you are under 13 years of age, you may not register for any Gay Book Reviews services or provide any of your personal information to Gay Book Reviews.

This Privacy Policy applies to all of the web sites hosted by and services of Gay Book Reviews, including:

and all sub-domains of the above.

1. What Information We Collect and For What Purposes
To most effectively offer our services, we may collect information from you in the following ways:

Information You Provide to Register for Services. If you register for a newsletter or to participate in a contest or giveaway, we request you to provide your email address and zip code (or foreign postal area). You are not required to provide this information, but then you may not receive the services.

Server Log Information. Our servers automatically log certain basic technical information when a user accesses the website, which may include your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your browser’s request to the Gay Book Reviews server(s), the date and time of the request, the language and type of browser you use, the referring web page, your computer’s operating system, and any cookies associated with your browser.

Communications From You to Us. If you send correspondence or email to us or otherwise communicate with us, we may retain copies of the communications to assist you or for our records.

Cookies. When you browse to, our system sends a small file called a “cookie” to your computer that identifies your browser. This allows us to recognize you for purposes of saving your preferences or providing personalized service. We use cookies to record session information, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, or customize Web page content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Since we use cookies to make your web site visit more user friendly, please be aware that refusing cookies may not allow you to take full advantage of some our web site features.

Social Networking. We allow you to sign into social networking and other online profiles so you can interact with our services using those accounts. Those social networking sites can only recognize you through these accounts if you specifically agree to share that information by signing in.

Demographic Data. We may access information about you from third-party sources and platforms (such as databases, online marketing firms, and ad targeting firms) including your age range, gender, location, and interests.

The only purposes for which Gay Book Reviews processes personal information are those stated in this Privacy Policy, including the above, and the following purposes:

To assist the technical support of our system
To maintain and improve the quality of our services through auditing, research and analysis
To develop new services or enhance existing service.
To communicate with you or respond to a request.
To better understand, market to and serve our membership.
To protect the rights of property or safety of Gay Book Reviews or its members.
To run contests or giveaways. We may run contests on our sites in which we ask visitors for contact information (such as their name and email address) and demographic information (such as their zip code or foreign postal area). The user’s contact information is used to contact the user when necessary, such as if they win a contest or to notify users of upcoming contests.

2. Information You Reveal to the Gay Book Reviews Community is Public
Any information you contribute as a “comment” to an article or feature is public. Once you post information as a “comment,” Gay Book Reviews cannot prevent others from reviewing it.

If you are a California resident under age 18 you may remove content previously posted by you from public view by emailing

3. Where Information is Processed
Gay Book Reviews processes personal information on the secure servers of a hosting service located in the United States of America.

4. Sharing of Information
Gay Book Reviews will not share your personal information with third parties unless:

You give consent. The information is shared on a need-to-know basis with a person or company engaged as our agent to perform, or contribute to, our services, provided such person or company complies with this Privacy Policy. In the case of contests or giveaways that you participate in, we may share information with a third party who runs the contest, or for shipping purposes. We believe in good faith that use or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to: (1) detect or prevent fraud or security issues; (2) comply with any law, regulation, legal process or government order; (3) protect the rights of property or safety of Gay Book Reviews or its members; or (4) to enforce Gay Book Reviews’s website policies or investigate potential violations thereof.

5. Use of Non-Personal Information
Gay Book Reviews may share with third parties certain pieces of aggregated demographic data that will not identify you or anyone personally, such as the number of users who viewed a particular page in a given time-period, or geographic statistics about our members.

Ads appearing on this web site are displayed on your screen by either (a) one of our web advertising partners or agents or (b) by us. Information about your visit to this site, such as the number of times you have viewed an ad, your browser, the type of computer operating system you use, and whether or not you responded to the ad delivered, (but not your name, address, phone number or other personally identifying information), is used to serve advertisements to your screen. We may use your zip code or geographical location information to serve appropriate advertisements. In the course of serving advertisements to this site, our third party advertiser may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser.

We may also use third party advertisements placed by ad networks to support our Sites. Some of these advertisers and ad networks may use your zip code or geographic location and technology including, but not limited to, cookies or web beacons when they advertise on our Sites. These advertisers and ad networks may collect and use the non-personal information described above to provide you with relevant advertisements based on your online behavior, activities on our Sites and other third party sites, demographic information, or information relevant to your general location so that the advertising you see on our Sites more closely reflects your interests. If you would like more information about this practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, please contact us.

6. Information Security
Any of your personal information that is stored is kept securely on servers maintained by Gay Book Reviews’s hosting provider. Industry-standard encryption technologies are used when transferring and receiving consumer data exchanged with our site, which encrypts information you input, except for domain name data. You are solely responsible for the confidentiality of your password, if any. We suggest you do not share your password with anyone. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, Gay Book Reviews cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk.

7. Leaving Gay Book Reviews
By clicking on any outbound links or advertisements on Gay Book Reviews or its subdomains, you are leaving Gay Book Reviews, and any transfers of information between your computer and the non-Gay Book Reviews website or service you navigate to are not subject to this Privacy Policy.

8. Mergers or Acquisitions
If Gay Book Reviews becomes involved in a merger, acquisition, or other sale of its assets, we will ensure the confidentiality of any personal information involved in the transactions and notify you before the information is transferred or becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

9. Accessing or Updating Your Information
If you have registered for Gay Book Reviews account, you may login to that account to manage or correct your information. Our site also provides users the opportunity to decline to receive communications from us and our partners at the point where we request information about the visitor. To correct, update, or remove information from our records and databases, or to unsubscribe from services, users have the following options:

Users may send a request by email to
Users may send mail to the following postal address: Gay Book Reviews, 14555 Jay St NW, Minneapolis MN 55444
Users may call the following telephone number in the United States:

10. California Residents
It is not Gay Book Reviews’s practice to disclose your personal information to any third parties that use your information for direct marketing purposes. However, as required by California law, upon letter or email request by any California resident with whom Gay Book Reviews has an established business relationship, Gay Book Reviews will disclose to you each instance, if any, in the immediately preceding calendar year in which Gay Book Reviews disclosed your personal information to a third party that Gay Book Reviews knows or has reason to know used your personal information for direct marketing purposes. See California Civil Code § 1798.83.

Please address such requests to:
California Privacy Matters—Gay Book Reviews
c/o Gay Book Reviews Privacy Agent
14555 Jay St NW,
Minneapolis MN 55444

11. Changes to this Privacy Policy
This Privacy Policy may change from time to time. Please check here for the most recent update.

12. Choice / Opt-Out
Users of our sites may opt out of their information being (1) disclosed to third parties; or (2) used for a purpose that is incompatible with the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by a user. To opt-out, please submit your request to Sensitive personal information will never be disclosed to third parties or used for a purpose that is incompatible with the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by a user, unless you expressly grant permission for the use.

13. Questions
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can contact:

Privacy Matters—Gay Book Reviews
c/o Gay Book Reviews Privacy Agent
14555 Jay St NW,
Minneapolis MN 55444
or email us at

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