• Privacy Policy

Last changed: June 7, 2018

Thanks for using FlippingBook or visiting one of our websites. This policy explains the what, how, and why of the information we collect when you visit one of our websites, or when you use our Services. It also explains the specific ways we use and disclose that information.

THE BASICS

1. Definitions

We offer the Services on at least the websites http://www.flippingbook.com, http://cld.bz/. This Privacy Policy applies to these specific websites, as well as any other sites or applications owned or operated by us (each a “Website” and together with the “Websites”) and publications, images, text, sound and other material available through the Service (the “Content”). The “Websites” include the Websites themselves, and any web pages, interactive features, applications, widgets, blogs, social networks, social network “tabs,” or other online, mobile, or wireless offerings that post a link to this Privacy Policy, whether accessed via computer, mobile device, or other technology, manner or means. While providing the Services, and as described in more detail below, we may collect Personal Information about a Website and/or Content visitor, person or email address.

This Privacy Policy applies when you (“you”, “User” or “Viewer”) access, visit or use any portion of the Services. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, a “User” is a person who creates Content, and a “Viewer” is a person who reads the Content.

2. Changes

We may change this Privacy Policy at any time and from time to time. The most recent version of the Privacy Policy is reflected by the version date located at the top of this Privacy Policy. All updates and amendments are effective immediately upon notice, which we may give by any means, including, but not limited to, by posting a revised version of this Privacy Policy or other notice on the Website. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy often to stay informed of changes that may affect you, as your continued use of the Websites signifies your continuing consent to be bound by this Privacy Policy. Our electronically or otherwise properly stored copies of this Privacy Policy are each deemed to be the true, complete, valid, authentic, and enforceable copy of the version of this Privacy Policy which was in effect on each respective date you visited the Website.

3. Scope

This Privacy Policy is effective with respect to any data that we have collected, or collect, about and/or from you, according to our Terms of Use and EULA.

4. Questions & Concerns

If you have any questions or comments, or if you want to update, delete, or change any Personal Information we hold, or you have a concern about the way in which we have handled any privacy matter, please use our contact form to send us a message. You may also contact us at:

FlippingBook Limited

180, Strait Street Valletta,

Malta, 1433

Attn. Privacy Officer

privacy@flippingbook.com

YOUR INFORMATION

5. Information We Collect

a) Information you voluntarily provide to us: When you sign up for and use the Services, consult with our customer service team, sales team, send us an email, send us a message in chat, post on our blog, integrate the Services with another website or service, or communicate with us in any way, you are voluntarily giving us information that we collect. That information may include either your or your client’s name, physical address, email address, IP address, phone number, credit card information, as well as details including gender, occupation, location, purchase history, and other demographic information. By giving us this information, you consent to this information being collected, used, disclosed and stored by us, as described in our Terms of Use, EULA and in this Privacy Policy.

b) Information we collect automatically: When you use the Services or browse one of our Websites, we may collect information about your visit to our Websites, your usage of the Services, and your web browsing. That information may include your IP address, your operating system, your browser ID, your browsing activity, and other information about how you interacted with our Websites or other websites. We may collect this information as a part of log files as well as through the use of cookies or other tracking technologies.

c) Information from your use of the Service: We may receive information about how and when you use the Services, store it in log files or other types of files associated with your account, and link it to other information we collect about you. This information may include, for example, your IP address, time, date, browser used, and actions you have taken within the application. This type of information helps us to improve our Services for both you and for all of our users.

e) Cookies and tracking: Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by online service providers in order to (for example) make their websites or services work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.

Cookies set by the website owner or service provider (in this case, FlippingBook) are called “first-party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third-party cookies”. Third-party cookies enable third-party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website or service you are using (such as advertising, interactive content, and analytics). The third parties that set these third-party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website or service in question and also when it visits certain other websites or services.

We use first-party and third-party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Websites and Services to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies enable us and the third parties we work with to track and target the interests of visitors to our Websites, and we refer to these as “performance” or “functionality” cookies. For example, we use cookies to tailor content and information that we may send or display to you and otherwise personalize your experience while interacting with our Websites and to otherwise improve the functionality of the Services we provide. We also enable our users to employ cookies and similar tracking technologies in connection with their use of our Services in order to allow us and our users to track their viewers. Finally, third parties serve cookies through our Websites and Services for advertising, analytics, and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.

The specific types of first and third-party cookies served through our Websites and the purposes they perform are described in further detail below:

Essential Website Cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our websites and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas. Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the websites, you cannot refuse them without impacting how our websites function. You can block or delete them by changing your browser settings, as described under the heading “You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies:” below.

Performance and Functionality Cookies: These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our websites but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable.

Analytics and Customization Cookies: These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our websites are being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our websites and application for you in order to enhance your experience.

Advertising (Targeting) Cookies: These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you and your interests. They also perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.

Other tracking technologies: We and our third-party partners may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons, pixels (or “clear gifs”) and other tracking technologies. These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognize when someone has visited our Websites or, in the case of web beacons, opened an email that we have sent them. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within our Websites to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our Websites from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to serve targeted advertisements to you and others like you, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of marketing campaigns. While you may not have the ability to specifically reject or disable these tracking technologies, in many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly; accordingly, in those instances, declining cookies will impair the functioning of these technologies.

Targeted online advertising: We have engaged one or more third-party service providers to track and analyze both individualized usage and volume statistical information from interactions with our Websites. We also partner with one or more third parties (such as advertisers and ad networks) to manage and serve to advertise on other sites.

These third parties use cookies, web beacons, pixel tags and similar tracking technologies to collect and use certain information about your online activities, either on our Websites and/or other sites or mobile apps, to infer your interests and deliver you targeted advertisements that are more tailored to you based on your browsing activities and inferred interests (“Interest-Based Advertising”). For more information about this practice, click here: http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.

Our third-party service providers may also use cookies or web beacons to collect information about your visits to our Websites and/or other sites to measure and track the effectiveness of advertisements and our online marketing activities (for example, by collecting data on how many times you click on one of our ads). The information collected by these third parties does not include personal information that enables you to be specifically identified (e.g. by reference to your name or email address).

If a user elects to use certain FlippingBook features, the use of those may permit or require additional cookies or tracking technologies to be employed. If a user connects his or her website (in each case, a “Site”) to a FlippingBook account, FlippingBook adds cookies and tracking technologies on that user’s Site. This will help to facilitate the use of certain automation, features, and functionality offered by FlippingBook through the Services. The specific cookies, pixels, or other technologies that will be set on a user’s Site depend on the particular features that the user chooses to use as part of the Services. Viewers should, therefore, review the relevant user’s privacy notice and cookie disclosures for further information about the specific types of cookies and other tracking technologies used on the Site.

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies:

Browser Controls: You can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our Websites through your access to some functionality and areas of our Websites may be restricted. As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser, you should visit your browser’s help menu for more information.

Disabling Most Interest-Based Advertising: Most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of Interest-Based Advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.

Mobile Advertising: You can opt out of having your mobile advertising identifiers used for certain types of Interest-Based Advertising, including those performed by us, by accessing the settings in your Apple or Android mobile device and following the most recent published instructions. If you opt out, we will remove all data about you and no further data collection or tracking will occur. The random ID we (or our third-party partners) had previously assigned to you will also be removed. This means that if at a later stage, you decide to opt-in, we will not be able to continue and track you using the same ID as before, and you will for all practical purposes be a new user to our system.

Do Not Track: Some Internet browsers — like Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari — include the ability to transmit “Do Not Track” or “DNT” signals. Since uniform standards for “DNT” signals have not been adopted, our Websites do not currently process or respond to “DNT” signals. FlippingBook takes privacy and meaningful choice seriously and will make efforts to continue to monitor developments around DNT browser technology and the implementation of a standard. To learn more about “DNT”, please visit All About Do Not Track.

If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies, please email us at privacy@flippingbook.com

f) Web beacons: We use web beacons on our Websites and in our emails. When we send emails to Users, we may track behavior such as who opened the emails and who clicked the links. This allows us to measure the performance of our email campaigns and to improve our features for specific segments of Users. To do this, we include single-pixel gifs, also called web beacons, in emails we send. Web beacons allow us to collect information about when you open the email, your IP address, your browser or email client type, and other similar details. We also include Web Beacons in the emails we deliver for you. We use the data from those Web Beacons to create reports about how our email campaign performed and what actions have you taken.

g) Information from other sources: From time to time we may obtain information about you from third-party sources, such as public databases, social media platforms, third-party data providers and our joint marketing partners. We take steps to ensure that such third parties are legally permitted or required to disclose such information to us. Examples of the information we may receive from other sources include demographic information, device information (such as IP addresses), location, and online behavioral data (such as information about your use of social media websites, page view information and search results and links). We use this information, alone or in combination with other information (including Personal Information) we collect, to enhance our ability to provide relevant marketing and content to you and to develop and provide you with more relevant products features, and services.

6. Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

We may use and disclose Personal Information only for the following purposes:

a) To promote the use of our services to you and others. For example, if we collect your Personal Information when you visit our Website and do not sign up for any of the Services, we may send you an email inviting you to sign up. If you use any of our Services and we think you might benefit from using another Service we offer, we may send you an email about that. You can stop receiving our promotional emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in every email we send. In addition, we may use the information we collect in order to advertise our Services to you or suggest additional features of our Services that you might consider using. In addition, we may use your Personal Information to advertise our Services to potential or other users like you.

b) To send you informational and promotional content in accordance with your marketing preferences. You can stop receiving our promotional emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in every email.

c) To bill and collect money owed to us by our Users. This includes sending you emails, invoices, receipts, notices of delinquency, and alerting you if we need a different credit card number. We use third parties for secure credit card transaction processing, and we send billing information to those third parties to process your orders and credit card payments. To learn more about the steps we take to safeguard that data, see Section 14 below.

d) To send you System Alert messages. For example, we may inform you of temporary or permanent changes to our Services, such as planned outages, new features, version updates, releases, abuse warnings, and changes to our Privacy Policy.

e) To communicate with our Users about their account and provide customer support.

f) To enforce compliance with our Terms of Use, EULA, and applicable law. This may include developing tools and algorithms that help us prevent violations.

g) To protect the rights and safety of our Users and third parties, as well as our own.

h) To meet legal requirements, including complying with court orders, valid discovery requests, valid subpoenas, and other appropriate legal mechanisms.

i) To provide information to representatives and advisors, including attorneys and accountants, to help us comply with legal, accounting, or security requirements.

j) To prosecute and defend a court, arbitration, or similar legal proceeding.

k) To respond to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

l) To provide, support, and improve the Services we offer. This includes our use of the data that our Users provide us in order to enable our Users to use the Services. This also includes, for example, aggregating information from your use of the Services or visit our Websites and sharing this information with third parties to improve our Services. When we do have to share Personal Information with third parties, we take steps to protect your information by requiring these third parties to enter into a contract with us that requires them to use the Personal Information we transfer to them in a manner that is consistent with this policy.

m) To transfer your information in the case of a sale, merger, consolidation, liquidation, reorganization, or acquisition. In that event, any acquirer will be subject to our obligations under this Privacy Policy, including your rights to access and choice. We will notify you of the change either by sending you an email or posting a notice on our Website.

Combined Information: We may combine Personal Information with other information we collect or obtain about you (such as information we source from our third-party partners), to serve you specifically, such as to deliver a product or service according to your preferences or restrictions, or for advertising or targeting purposes in accordance with this Privacy Policy. When we combine Personal Information with other information in this way, we treat it as and apply all of the safeguards in this Privacy Policy applicable to, Personal Information.

7. Data Collected for and by our Users

As you use our Services, you may import into our system Personal Information you have collected from your viewers or other individuals. We have no direct relationship with your viewer or any person other than you, and for that reason, you are responsible for making sure you have the appropriate permission for us to collect and process information about those individuals. As part of our Services, we may use and incorporate into features information you have provided, we have collected from you, or we have collected about viewers.

If you are a viewer and no longer want to be contacted by one of our Users, please contact the User directly to update or delete your data. If you contact us here, we may remove or update your information within a reasonable time and after providing notice to the User of your request.

We will retain Personal Information we process on behalf of our User for as long as needed to provide our Services or to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, prevent abuse, and enforce our agreements.

8. Data Collected from Viewers for Users

As a User, you are responsible for having the appropriate permission and consent for FlippingBook to collect and process personal and/or anonymous usage information about Viewers.

We may collect two types of data about the Viewers of Content: Collected Personal Information and anonymous usage information.

Collected Personal Information

Collected Personal Information may include Viewer’s email address, first name, last name and is collected through lead collection form in Content.

As a User, you should know that your usage of Collected Personal Information is limited to:

  1. promoting the use of your services;

  2. sending informational messages;

  3. providing customer support;

  4. providing, supporting, and improving the services you offer.

As a User, you may not use the Collected Personal Information for sending information that is not consistent with this policy, also sending messages in bulk and/or that are unauthorized, unexpected by recipients, including spamming. In case of transferring Collected Personal Information to third parties you as a User are responsible for making sure that their manner of use of Personal Information is consistent with this policy.

Anonymous usage information

We collect anonymous usage information when Viewer reads the Content. As a part of our Services here is the anonymous usage information that we collect regarding Viewer’s use of Content:

  1. Anonymized usage data: FlippingBook collects usage data about the Viewer whenever he/she interacts with our services. For example, number of views, number of visitors, average time spent, number of links clicked.

  2. Anonymized device and application data: FlippingBook collects data about the device and application the Viewer uses to access its services, such as, among others, browser type, and operating system. We may also collect the geographic location based on the Viewer’s anonymized IP address and use IP address masking, a technique used to anonymize IP addresses collected by Google Analytics to prevent them from being traced back to individual users.

  3. Anonymized referral data: FlippingBook records information about the source that referred the Viewer to FlippingBook (i.e. a link on a website or in an email).

  4. Anonymized information from cookies: FlippingBook may use third-party services that use cookies to collect anonymous usage information about Viewer’s use of Content. This information may include anonymized usage statistics, for example, when the video is embedded in the Content, video providers collect anonymous usage information about the number of times the video has been watched.

As a Viewer, when you interact with the Content we may collect two types of data about you: Collected Personal Information and anonymous usage information.

Collected Personal Information

i) Collected Personal Information we collect about the Viewer. Collected Personal Information may include Viewer’s email address, first name, last name and is collected through lead collection form in the Content.

We collect and store the Collected Personal Information from Viewers. The User is responsible for using and managing that data. User’s usage of Collected Personal Information is limited to this Privacy Policy.

ii) Anonymous usage information we collect about the Viewer:

  1. Anonymized usage data: FlippingBook collects usage data about the Viewer whenever he/she interacts with our services. For example, number of views, number of visitors, average time spent, number of links clicked.

  2. Anonymized device and application data: FlippingBook collects data about the device and application the Viewer uses to access its services, such as, among others, browser type, and operating system. We may also collect the geographic location based on the Viewer’s anonymized IP address and use IP address masking, a technique used to anonymize IP addresses collected by Google Analytics to prevent them from being traced back to individual users.

  3. Anonymized referral data: FlippingBook records information about the source that referred the Viewer to FlippingBook (i.e. a link on a website or in an email).

  4. Anonymized information from cookies: FlippingBook may use third-party services that use tracking cookies to collect anonymous usage information about Viewer’s use of Content. This information may include anonymized usage statistics, for example, when the video is embedded in the Content, video providers collect anonymous usage stats about the number of times video has been watched.

9. Public Information and Third-Party Websites

a) Blog. We have public blogs on our Websites. Any information you include in a comment on our blog may be read, collected, and used by anyone. If your Personal Information appears on our blogs and you want it removed, contact us here. If we are unable to remove your information, we will tell you why.

b) Social media platforms and widgets. Our Websites include social media features. These features may collect information about your IP address and which page you are visiting on our Website, and they may set a cookie to make sure the feature functions properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Website. We also maintain presences on social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Any information, communications, or materials you submit to us via a social media platform is done at your own risk without any expectation of privacy. We cannot control the actions of other users of these platforms or the actions of the platforms themselves. Your interactions with those features and platforms are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide them.

c) Links to third-party websites. Our Websites include links to other websites, whose privacy practices may be different from ours. If you submit Personal Information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy policies. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policy of any Website you visit.

10. Third Parties

We may disclose Personal Information to the following types of third parties for the purposes described in this policy:

a) Service Providers. Sometimes, we share your information with our third-party Service Providers, who help us provide and support our Services. For example, if it is necessary to provide you something you have requested (like enabling a feature), then we may share your and/or your Subscribers’ Personal Information with a Service Provider for that purpose. Just like with the other third parties we work with, these third-party Service Providers enter into a contract that requires them to use your Personal Information only for the provision of services to us and in a manner that is consistent with this policy. Examples of Service Providers include payment processors, hosting services and content delivery services.

b) Advertising partners. We may partner with third-party advertising networks and exchanges to display advertising on our Websites or to manage and serve our advertising on other sites and may share Personal Information with them for this purpose. All third parties with which we share this information are required to use your Personal Information in a manner that is consistent with this policy. We and our third-party partners may use cookies and other tracking technologies, such as pixels and web beacons, to gather information about your activities on our Websites and other sites in order to provide you with targeted advertising based on your browsing activities and interests.

11. Contest and Promotions

We may, from time to time, offer surveys, contests or other promotions on our Websites or through social media (collectively “Our Promotions”). Participation in our Promotions is completely voluntary. Information requested for entry may include personal contact information such as your name, address, date of birth, phone number, email address, username, and similar details. We use the information you provide to administer Our Promotions. We may also unless prohibited by the Promotion’s rules or law, use the information provided to communicate with you, or other people you select, about our Services. We may share this information with our affiliates and other organizations or Service Providers in line with this policy and the rules posted for the Promotion.

12. User content

As you use our Services, you may import Content into our system. You are responsible for making sure you have the appropriate permission for us to store and process information the Content you have imported. As part of our Services, we may use and incorporate into features information you have provided or we have collected from you.

You may not use the Service for uploading, sending, transferring, or otherwise publishing Content that is not specifically allowed for publishing, including bulk, unauthorized, and/or unexpected by recipients, unsolicited mail, including those with multiple duplications of one email address (spamming); creating conditions for illegal use of the Content by third parties;

As our User, you retain any and all rights to the Content while using the Service.

If a grounded claim is received from the respective copyright holder with regard to infringement of its lawful rights, FlippingBook is entitled to delete the Content placed by the User or block access to them without notifying the User or giving reasons.

The User assumes responsibility for any Content published by him/her. In case third parties assert a claim with respect to the Content placed by the User, the User shall settle such claims independently and at his/her own expense.

If the User distributes the results of using the Service he/she does it at his/her own risk. FlippingBook is not responsible for the actions of such individuals and cannot monitor their motives and goals. The Service provides only the technical possibility of presenting the results of the Service usage. FlippingBook has the right to discontinue providing the service to any person upon receiving from an interested person a reasonable claim fulfilling the requirements of current legislation.

SECURITY

13. Notice of Breach of Security

If a security breach causes an unauthorized intrusion into our system that materially affects you then FlippingBook will notify you as soon as possible and later report the action we took in response.

14. Safeguarding Your Information

We take reasonable and appropriate measures to protect Personal Information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction, taking into account the risks involved in the processing and the nature of the Personal Information.

Our credit card processing vendor uses security measures to protect your information both during the transaction and after it is complete. Our vendor is certified as compliant with card association security initiatives. If you have any questions about the security of your Personal Information, you may contact us at privacy@flippingbook.com

FlippingBook accounts require a username and password to log in. You must keep your username and password secure, and never disclose it to a third party. Account passwords are encrypted, which means we cannot see your passwords. We cannot resend forgotten passwords either. We will only reset them.

COMPLIANCE

15. Our servers operate in the United States

Our servers are located in the United States, so your information may be transferred to, stored, or processed in the United States. While the data protection, privacy, and other laws of the United States might not be as comprehensive as those in your country, we take many steps to protect your privacy. By using our Websites, you understand and consent to the collection, storage, processing, and transfer of your information to our facilities in the United States and those third parties with whom we share it as described in this policy.

16. Data Transfers from Switzerland or the EU to the United States

FlippingBook stores all the Personal Information using AWS servers. Amazon Inc. is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield and as an AWS customer, we transfer personal data from the EU to the US in a compliant way. You can view Amazon Inc.’s certification here. We are committed to subjecting all Personal Information received from European Union (EU) member countries in reliance on Privacy Shield Framework, to the Framework’s applicable Principles. To learn more about the Privacy Shield Frameworks visit the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Privacy Shield website: https://www.privacyshield.gov/welcome. A list of Privacy Shield participants is maintained by the Department of Commerce and is available at https://www.privacyshield.gov/list.

17. Accuracy and Retention of Data

We do our best to keep your data accurate and up to date, to the extent that you provide us with the information we need to do so. If your data changes (for example, if you have a new email address), then you are responsible for notifying us of those changes. Upon request, we will provide you with information about whether we hold, or process on behalf of a third party, any of your Personal Information. We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as long as needed to provide you with our Services. We may also retain and use your information in order to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, prevent abuse, and enforce our Agreements.

18. Access

We will give an individual access to any Personal Information we hold about them within 30 days of any request for that information. Individuals may request to access, correct, amend or delete information we hold about them by contacting us here. Unless it is prohibited by law, we will remove any Personal Information about an individual from our servers at your request. There is no charge for an individual to access or update their Personal Information.

19. Do Not Track Disclosure

“Do Not Track” is a standard that is currently under development. Because it is not yet finalized, FlippingBook adheres to the standards in this policy and does not monitor or follow any Do Not Track browser requests. That said, some of our features may have the ability to monitor or follow Do Not Track browser requests.

Thanks for taking the time to learn about FlippingBook’s Privacy Policy.

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