Privacy Policy
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BARK BOOKS ONLINE PRIVACY POLICY

barkbooks.com ("Site") is maintained by Bark Books (hereinafter, “Bark Books,” “us,” or “we”), 202 Pineview, Irvine, CA, 92620. We can be reached by e-mail at connect@barkbooks.com. This Privacy Policy applies only to information collected online by Bark Books and does not apply to any such information collected by its corporate parent, subsidiary, affiliate(s), or co-promotion(s) between Bark Books and a third party, or any other company or party, unless specifically stated. We know that your privacy is important to you; therefore, your privacy is important to us. The purpose of this policy is to inform you of how we collect, use, disclose, manage, and store the personal information that you may provide to us online. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not participate in Bark Books’ online activities and services. By visiting this Site, you are indicating your acceptance of this Privacy Policy.

WEBSITE COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
As you interact with our Site, we and our operational service providers may collect certain information from you, including but not limited to name, postal address, email address, telephone number, date of birth and credit card information ("Personal Information").

COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING DEVICES
Bark Books and our operational service providers employ cookies and other tracking devices to recognize you and improve your experience on the Site. Cookies are small pieces of information stored on your computer for record-keeping purposes. We use cookies to remember information customers give us so that they do not have to reenter it each time they visit the Site. You may decline our cookies if your browser permits.

WEBSITE USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Bark Books uses Personal Information in various ways, including but not limited to sending e-newsletters and e-mail alerts you subscribed for (sometimes through designated third party operational service providers on our behalf), processing your online purchases, informing you about and improving our products and services, fulfilling contest, sweepstakes, promotional offers, and other offers, and otherwise to better meet the needs and preferences of Bark Books customers.

We may share your Personal Information as follows:
  1. To comply with the law, such as court orders or subpoenas;
  2. To enforce or apply our Terms of Use Agreement and other agreements, or to protect the rights and property of Bark Books, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies, organizations, law enforcement or government agency to investigate suspected illegal activities, fraud, or violations of our Terms of Use Agreement;
  3. With Bark Books' operational service providers;
  4. With our corporate parent, subsidiary, and other affiliated entities for business, operational and marketing purposes;
  5. To a third party in the event of a corporate sale, merger or other corporate restructuring; and
  6. With other third parties for their own direct marketing purposes; however, you will be given notice when your personal information might go to a third party that is not listed above and will have the opportunity to choose not to share the information.

SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Bark Books understands the need to protect your information. To prevent online fraud, we employ reasonable industry standard security measures using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) to encrypt any Personal Information you send to us during the check-out process. Bark Books employs your credit card information only for your purchase with us. Your information is vetted by a merchant bank to ensure that all credit details are accurate and represent a genuine purchase.

Please remember that any data transmission via the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Bark Books strives to protect your personal data, however, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. Therefore, you understand, acknowledge, and agree that you transmit certain Personal Information over this Site at your own risk.

MONITORING AND USE OF AGGREGATE PERSONAL INFORMATION
Without disclosure of Personal Information about individual users, we may provide aggregate statistics about our users, traffic patterns and related Site information to third party vendors or marketing companies.

SPECIAL POLICY WITH REGARD TO INFORMATION FROM CHILDREN UNDER THIRTEEN
Bark Books does not sell products for purchase by children. We sell children’s products for purchase by adults. Thus, this Site does not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If you are under 18 you may use barkbooks.com only with the involvement of a parent or legal guardian. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received Personal Information online from a child under the age of 13, we will delete such information from our records. Children under 13 should not send us any information about themselves or hobbies online or by e-mail, including information such as their name, postal address, or e-mail address.

LINKS
We may provide links to third-party web sites as a service to our users. Please be aware that we cannot control and are not responsible for the information collection, use and disclosure practices of such web sites. We encourage you to review and understand the privacy policies on these web sites before providing any information to them.

ENFORCEMENT
If any provision of this Privacy Policy shall be adjudged unlawful or void or unenforceable in whole or in part, the remaining provisions shall continue in full force and effect.

GOVERNED BY UNITED STATES AND CALIFORNIA LAW; JURISDICTION
This Site is operated in the United States and is designed for and targeted to U.S. audiences. It is governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of the United States or the State of California as applicable, without giving effect to their principles of conflicts of law. By using this Site and/or providing us with your Personal Information, you waive any claims that may arise under the laws of other countries or territories located outside of the United States or states other than California, and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of California and the federal courts of the Central District in the Southern Division, located in the City of Santa Ana, CA.

GENERAL REQUESTS ABOUT THIS POLICY
To all other users of this Site, if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at the following e-mail address: connect@barkbooks.com

CHANGES TO OUR ONLINE PRIVACY POLICY
We may revise this Privacy Policy at any time by updating this posting without advance notice to you. Such revisions shall be effective immediately upon posting. Therefore, we encourage you to visit our website to review this Privacy Policy often.

LAST UPDATED: July 8, 2013