This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through youngadultreads.com or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Squarespace or any third party services you access through Squarespace. You can reference the Squarespace Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

Personal information I collect:

  • To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information, such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering.

  • You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (a phone number or email address to include on your customs form), if you contact me directly.

Why I need your information and how I use it:

  • as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;

  • if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and

  • as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services

Information sharing and disclosure:

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

  • Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.

  • Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.

  • Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data retention:

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

Children's Privacy:

Young Adult Reads will not knowingly collect Personal Information from visitors younger than thirteen (13) years of age. We encourage parents to talk to their children about their use of the Internet and the information they disclose on websites. Parents are also advised to research and if necessary utilize Parental Control tools to prevent children from submitting information online without parental consent. If you are at all worried that your child has submitted Personal Information to us online, please reach out to us at info@youngadultreads.com and we will take immediate action to remove this information from our servers.

Cookies:

If cookies are enabled on your web browser, small amounts of data will be stored on your hard drive when you visit websites (including youngadultreads.com). We use cookies to keep track of the contents of your shopping cart and to track your preferences when browsing the website. You can disable cookies by altering your browser settings. You will still be able to access our website if you disable cookies, however the advanced and customized features that cookies provide will not be available to you.

Transfers of personal information outside of the EU:

I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction.

Your rights:

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

  • Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.

  • Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.

  • Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.

  • Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Young Adult Reads, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at info@youngadultreads.com . Alternately, you may mail me at:

Young Adult Reads
774 Barberry Circle
Lafayette CO
80026