AkooBooks Privacy Notice
AkooBooks Audio understands that you value how information about you is used
and shared and we appreciate your trust in us to do that responsibly. This notice
applies to information collected by AkooBooks Ltd in connection with other sites and
services operated by AkooBooks.
• What Personal Information About Customers Does AkooBooks Gather?
• What About Cookies?
• Does AkooBooks Share the Information It Receives?
• How Secure Is Information About Me?
• What About Third-Party Advertisers and Links to Other Websites?
• Which Information Can I Access?
• What Choices Do I Have?
• Are Children Allowed to Use AkooBooks?
• Notices and Revisions
• Examples of Information Collected
What Personal Information About Customers Does AkooBooks Gather?
The information we learn from customers helps us personalize and continually
improve your shopping experience at AkooBooks. We use the information to handle
orders, deliver products and services, process payments, communicate with you
about orders, products, services and promotional offers, update our records and
generally maintain your accounts with us, display content such as wish lists and
customer reviews and recommend merchandise and services that might be of
interest to you. We also use this information to improve our services, store, websites
and applications (together “sites”), prevent or detect fraud or abuses of our
Websites and enable third parties to carry out technical, logistical or other functions
on our behalf.
Here are the types of information we gather
1. Information You Give Us: We receive and store any information you enter on
our sites or give us in any other way. You can choose not to provide certain
information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of our
features. We use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding
to your requests, customizing future shopping for you, improving our stores, and
communicating with you.
2. Automatic Information: We receive and store certain types of information
whenever you interact with us. For instance, we use "cookies" and we obtain certain
types of information when your browser accesses sites or advertisements and other
content served by or on behalf of AkooBooks on other Web sites.
3. E-mail Communications: To help us make e-mails more useful, we often
receive a confirmation when you open e-mail from AkooBooks if your computer
supports such capabilities.
4. Mobile: When you download or use our apps, we may receive information
about your location and your mobile device, including a unique identifier for your
device. We may use this information to provide you with location-based services,
such as, search results, and other personalized content. Most mobile devices allow
you to turn off location services.
What About Cookies?
1. Cookies are unique identifiers that we transfer to your device to enable our
systems to recognize your device and to provide such features such as storage of
items in your Shopping Basket between visits.
2. Cookies also allow you to take advantage of some of AkooBooks essential
features, we recommend that you leave them turned on. However, you may disable
cookies if you are not interested. Be sure to sign off from AkooBooks sites when you
finish using a shared computer.
Does AkooBooks Share the Information It Receives?
Information about our customers are an important part of our business, and we are
not in the business of selling it to others. AkooBooks share customer information
only as described below, with its partners that are either subject to this Privacy
Notice or follow practices at least as protective as those described in this Privacy
Notice. Subsidiaries and partners of AkooBooks may be located in other countries.
1. Third-Party Service Providers: We employ other companies and individuals to
perform functions on our behalf. Examples include sending postal mail and e-mail,
removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, providing
marketing assistance, providing search results and links (including paid listings and
links), processing mobile money, financial card payments and providing customer
service. They have access to personal information needed to perform their functions
but may not use or disclose it for other purposes. Further, they must process the
personal information in accordance with this Privacy Notice and as permitted by law
including the Data Protection Act 2012.
2. Business Transfers: As we continue to develop our business, we might sell or
buy stores, subsidiaries, or business units. In such transactions, customer
information generally is one of the transferred business assets but remains subject
to the promises made in any pre-existing Privacy Notice (unless, of course, the
customer consents otherwise). Also, in the event that AkooBooks Audio Ltd., or
substantially all of its assets are acquired, customer information will of course be one
of the transferred assets.
3. Protection of AkooBooks and Others: We release account and other personal
information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law; enforce
or apply our AkooBooks Audio Service Conditions of Use and other agreements; or
protect the rights, property, or safety of AkooBooks, our users, or others. This
includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud
and risk reduction. Obviously, however, this does not include selling, renting,
sharing, or otherwise disclosing personally identifiable information from customers
for commercial purposes in a way that is contrary to the commitments made in this
4. With Your Consent: Other than as set out above, you will receive notice when
information about you might go to third parties, and you will have an opportunity to
choose not to share the information.
How Secure Is Information About Me?
1. We work to protect the security of your financial cards information during
transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts
information you input.
2. We reveal only the last four digits of your credit card numbers when
confirming an order. Of course, we transmit the entire financial card number to the
appropriate financial card company during order processing.
3. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in connection
with the collection, storage and disclosure of personally identifiable customer
information. Our security procedures mean that we may occasionally request proof
of identity before we disclose personal information to you.
4. It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your
password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared
What About Third-Party Advertisers and Links to Other Websites?
Our site may include third-party advertising and links to other Web sites. We do not
provide any personally identifiable customer information to these third-party Web
These third-party websites, or Internet advertising companies working on their
behalf, sometimes use technology to send (or "serve") advertisements directly to
your browser. They may automatically receive your IP address when this happens.
single-pixel gifs), and other technologies to measure the effectiveness of their ads
and to personalize advertising content. We do not have access to or control over
cookies or other features that they may use, and the information practices of these
third-party Web sites are not covered by this Privacy Notice. Please contact them
directly for more information about their privacy practices.
What Information Can I Access?
AkooBooks gives you access to a broad range of information about your account and
your interactions with AkooBooks for the limited purpose of viewing and, in certain
cases, updating that information. This list will change as our sites evolve.
What Choices Do I Have?
1. As discussed above, you can always choose not to provide information, even
though it might be needed to make a purchase or to take advantage of such
AkooBooks features as special sales and promotions, Customer Reviews or
2. If you do not want to receive e-mail or other mail from us, please adjust your
Contact Preferences. (If you do not want to receive Conditions of Use and other legal
notices from us, such as this Privacy Notice, those notices will still govern your use of
AkooBooks and orders placed with AkooBooks, and it is your responsibility to review
them for changes.)
3. The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent
your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when
you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Additionally, you can
disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by
changing the add-on's settings or visiting the Web site of its manufacturer. However,
features, we recommend that you leave them turned on. These essential features
include access to your membership plan, your credits, My Library and personalized
Are Children Allowed to Use AkooBooks.net?
AkooBooks does not sell products to children. We sell children's products for
purchase by adults. If you are under 18, you may use AkooBooks only with the
involvement of a parent or guardian.
Conditions of Use, Notices, and Revisions
If you choose to visit AkooBooks, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to
this Privacy Notice and to our Conditions of Use, including limitations on damages,
resolution of disputes, and choice of law. If you have any concern about privacy at
AkooBooks, please contact us with a thorough description, and we will try to resolve
the issue for you. Our business changes constantly, and our Privacy Notice and our
Conditions of Use will change also. We may e-mail periodic reminders of our notices
and conditions, unless you have instructed us not to, but you should check our sites
frequently to see recent changes. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy
Notice applies to all information that we have about you and your account. We stand
behind the promises we make, however, and will never materially change our
policies and practices to make them less protective of customer information
collected in the past without the consent of affected customers.
Examples of Information Collected
Information You Give Us
You provide most such information when you search, buy, participate in a contest or
questionnaire or communicate with customer service. For example, you provide
information when you: search for a product; place an order through AkooBooks;
provide information in My Account; communicate with us by phone, e-mail or
otherwise; complete a questionnaire or a contest entry form; compile Wish Lists,
provide and rate Reviews; and share products with friends. As a result of those
actions, you might supply us with such information as: your name; address and
phone numbers; financial card information; people to whom purchases have been
shipped (including addresses and phone numbers); email addresses of friends and
other people; and content of reviews and e-mails to us.
Examples of the information we collect and analyze include: the Internet protocol
(IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login; e-mail address;
password; computer and connection information such as browser type, version and
time zone setting; operating system and platform; purchase history, which we
sometimes aggregate with similar information from other customers to create
features such as Best Sellers; the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream
to, through and from our sites (including date and time); cookie number; products
you viewed or searched for; and any phone number used to call our customer
service number. We may also use browser data such as cookies, Flash cookies (also
known as Flash Local Shared Objects), or similar data on certain parts of our sites for
fraud prevention and other purposes. During some visits we may use software tools
response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction
information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to
browse away from the page.
Information From Other Sources
Examples of information we receive from other sources include demographic
Information You Can Access
Examples of information you can access easily at AkooBooks include up-to-date
information regarding recent orders; personally identifiable information (including
name, e-mail, password, communications preferences, and billing addresses); mobile
money or financial card information. Other AkooBooks-specific information that can
be accessed includes your Membership/Account details, Your Content Library (My
Library) and, Your Past Reviews and Ratings.