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Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. At The Audiobook Review, we have a few fundamental principles:

  • We will never request personal information outside of what is necessary to post a review or interview. This includes things like book details, publishing details, sites owned by you to inform readers where to find out more about you and your work, email address, social media links, etc.
  • We do not share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We do not store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our services.

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals:

It is The Audiobook Review's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, The Audiobook Review collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The Audiobook Review's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how our visitors use our website. From time to time, The Audiobook Review may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

The Audiobook Review also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments and/or reviews. The Audiobook Review only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to The Audiobook Review's website choose to interact with our site in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that The Audiobook Review gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, depending on user preferences, users may be asked to provide a name and email address when submitting a review. In each case, The Audiobook Review collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with The Audiobook Review. The Audiobook Review does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Mailing List Opt In

When creating an account with The Audiobook Review you are by default added to our mailing list. We have a zero tolerance policy against spam, so will not conduct such behaviour ourselves. All account holders will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from the mailing list using the unsubscribe function in the email. Mailing lists are maintained by Mail Chimp who have strict rules and controls around appropriate behaviour for list operators to ensure they comply with appropriate standards

Aggregated Statistics

The Audiobook Review may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, The Audiobook Review may monitor the most popular pages or reviews on the site. The Audiobook Review may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, The Audiobook Review does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

The Audiobook Review discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its contributors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on The Audiobook Review's behalf or to provide services available at The Audiobook Review's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those contributors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using The Audiobook Review's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The Audiobook Review will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. If you are a registered user of The Audiobook Review website and have supplied your email address, The Audiobook Review may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with The Audiobook Review and our content. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it's content in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. The Audiobook Review takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. The Audiobook Review uses cookies to help The Audiobook Review identify and track visitors, their usage of The Audiobook Review website, and their website access preferences. The Audiobook Review visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using The Audiobook Review's websites, with the drawback that certain features of The Audiobook Review's websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by The Audiobook Review and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Comments & Reviews

Comments and other content submitted to our comment services are subject to their terms and conditions. Inflammatory, abusive, or vulgar comments and/or reviews will be removed at the administrator's discretion. It is important to note the content within any comment is considered public, and therefore not private. Trolling or other undesirable types of interaction will not be tolerate. In short, we believe in the maxim "Don't be a Jerk". If at our discretion and in our opinion we believe someone is being a jerk, we reserve the right to restrict or remove their access from our site.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, The Audiobook Review may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in The Audiobook Review's sole discretion. The Audiobook Review encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Review User Submission Policy

Anyone who chooses to register with our site may post a review on any book they wish. Reviewers are not employed or reimbursed by The Audiobook Review for their time. As a minimum, a person wishing to review books on our site must create an account and verify their email address. We encourage reviews to contain a minimum of 300 words which must contain discussion of the content, narration, and production of the title. We want people to be able to make informed listening decisions after reading a review.

Book Submission Policy

Submitting your book(s) for inclusion on our site does not guarantee your book will be reviewed. We have no control over which books our users choose to listen to and post reviews for. Reviews are based solely on the individual reviewers personal opinion and interpretation and as a result of listening to your audiobook. We can not guarantee whether it will be positive or negative. Reviews will be published regardless of if it is a positive or a negative review, no matter what it will be honest.

We will not remove reviews simply because you disagree with the reviewers opinion or believe they misunderstood your work.

Republication Policy

Content found on The Audiobook Review belong to the The Audiobook Review. You do not have permission to take material from The Audiobook Review and publish it elsewhere without permission.

The following can be done:

  • You may publish a quote of 150 words or less from reviews/articles with a link to the original piece on The Audiobook Review. Credit must be given in a way that makes it obvious that the content is not your own. The exception being if you wrote the review or article in the first place for publication here on The Audiobook Review.
  • You may publish a quote of 150 words or less from reviews/articles with a credit given if you are an author. This can be used on your site (with a link back to The Audiobook Review) or book cover (with a name credit given: The Audiobook Review).
  • Written permission will be needed from the administrator(s) of The Audiobook Review in order to republish more than 150 words from The Audiobook Review. If you get written permission, then all links and words must be copied as is with a prominently displayed link to the original piece.
  • Full articles/reviews are not permitted to be republished from The Audiobook Review without WRITTEN permission from the administrator(s) of The Audiobook Review and who retains the right to final say on the article before publication.

Affiliate Disclosure Notice

The Audiobook Review participates in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon properties (such as their primary website and any associated sites).

Commissions received from the affiliate program help pay for costs associated with developing, maintaining and hosting this Site.

NSFW Filter

By default, the Not Safe For Work (NSFW) filter is turned on. This filters out cover images that have the potential to be embarassing or possibly considered harassment in a work environment. No system is foolproof though, and of course what we deem as safe for work is our opinion only. We will err on the side of caution, however there may be occasion where an unsuitable image may slip the net.

You can ask us to review the image if you believe it has been missed, and we will gladly take a second look.

Promo Codes

Promo codes for free downloads of an audiobook are added by the author and/or narrator. We have no control over if they are valid codes or not. If you try to claim a code that Audible reports as invalid there is nothing we can do about that. Feel free to let us know though, and if someone is abusing the system we can take steps to stop them.

 




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