Privacy Policy

ACCELERATE SUMMARIES LLC PRIVACY POLICY
Effective as of July 25, 2019 

We at Accelerate Summaries LLC (“Accelerate,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) created this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) because we know that you care about how information you provide to us is used and shared. This Privacy Policy relates to the information collection and use practices of Accelerate in connection with our online services (the “Services”), which are made available to you through our website located at https://acceleratebooks.com (the “Site”). 

While our Site is not intended for use by children, we are committed to complying with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA). We recommend that parents discuss with their kids restrictions regarding the online release of Personal Information (as defined below) to anyone they don’t know. 

By visiting our Site and/or using our Services, or by permitting your child to use our Services, you are agreeing to the terms of this Privacy Policy and the accompanying Terms of Use. Capitalized terms not defined in this Privacy Policy shall have the meaning set forth in our Terms of Use. 

 

 

Information We Collect 

Personal Information
“Personal data” is information that identifies you personally, such as your name, address, telephone number, email address, and your Internet Protocol (IP) address. We may collect this information when you create an account or complete a purchase on our Site. 

We do not permit access to our Services by children under the age of 18, and we do not collect any Personal Information from Users under the age of 18. If you are a User under the age of 18, please do not send any Personal Information to us or use our Services. If we learn we have collected Personal Information from a User under the age of 18, or if we learn a User under the age of 18 has provided us Personal Information, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that a User under the age of 18 may have provided us Personal Information in violation of this Privacy Policy, please contact us at info@acceleratebooks.com. 

Usage Information 
Like most websites, we use automatic data collection technology when you visit the Site to record information that identifies your computer, to track your use of our Site, and to collect certain basic information about you and your surfing habits. This information includes information about your operating system, your IP addresses, browser type and language, referring and exit pages and URLs, keywords, date and time, amount of time spent on particular pages, what sections of a website you visit, and similar information concerning your use of the Site and the Services (the “Usage Information”). 

We collect this Usage Information by using cookies and pixel tags (also called web beacons or clear gifs). Cookies are small packets of data that a website stores on your computer’s hard drive so that your computer will “remember” information about your visit. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of website users. You can reject cookies by following the directions provided in your Internet provider’s “help” file. If you reject cookies, you may still visit the Site, but may not be able to use some areas of the Site and/or the Services. 

 

How We Use Your Information 

We may use your Personal Information and Usage Information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy and the context of our relationship with you. We will use your Personal Information and Usage Information collected through the Site for the following purposes: 

• To identify you when you sign in to your account; 

• To respond to your inquiries and contact you about changes to the Site and/or the Services; 

• To send you notices (for example, in the form of e-mails, mailings, and the like) regarding services you are receiving, and for billing and collection purposes, if any; 

• To send you information we think you may find useful or that you have requested from us;

 • To enhance and improve the Site or the Service, such as through personalized features and content; 

• To analyze the use of the Site and the Service and the people visiting to improve our content and Site and the Service;

• To investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our policies, or as otherwise required by law; 

• For any other purposes disclosed at the time the information is collected or to which you consent; and 

• As otherwise specifically described in this Privacy Policy. 

We will only keep your data for as long as necessary to carry out our services to you or as long as we are required by law. After this your personal data will be deleted. We cannot remove your data when there is a legal storage requirement, such as bookkeeping rules or when there is a legal ground to keep the data, such as an on-going contractual relationship. 

 

Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties 

We do not disclose your Personal Information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. We, like many businesses, sometimes hire other companies to perform certain business-related functions. Examples may include mailing information, maintaining databases, hosting services, and processing payments. When we employ another company to perform a function of this nature, we provide them with the information that they need to perform their specific function, which may include Personal Information. 

If you choose to purchase products or services from Accelerate, you will be required to provide us with your payment information, including, without limitation, bank account numbers, credit card or debit card numbers, account details, ACH information, and similar data (collectively, “Payment Information”). We will use your Payment Information to process your authorized payments for our Services. We will share your Payment Information with a third-party service provider as necessary to process your payment. The third-party service provider stores your Payment Information; we do not store this information. Storage by the third-party service provider of your Payment Information is subject to the privacy policies and practices of the third-party service provider and is not subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy. By providing your Payment Information, you acknowledge and agree to use of such information by the third-party service provider for purposes of processing your payment to us. 

If Accelerate, or all or substantially all of our assets are acquired, we expect that the information that we have collected, including Personal Information, would be transferred along with our other business assets. 

Additionally, we may disclose your Personal Information and Usage Information to government authorities and to other third parties when compelled to do so by government authorities, at our discretion, or otherwise as required by law, including but not limited to in response to court orders and subpoenas. We may also disclose your Personal Information and Usage Information when we have reason to believe that someone is or may be causing injury to or interference with our rights or property, other users of this Site, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. 

 

How We Protect Your Information 

We take commercially reasonable steps to protect the Personal Information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Please understand, however, that no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our databases, nor can we guarantee that the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to and from us over the Internet. In particular, email sent to or from us may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail. 

European Privacy Rights: 
We recognize and will comply with certain data protection laws in accordance to the European Union’s General Data Production Regulation (“GDPR”). Users who are located in the EU have the following rights: 

• Right of Access. You have the right to request from Accelerate a “data controller” as defined under the GDPR, which is the personal information we gather about you including information about the sharing, storage, security, and processing of that information. You further have the right to transmit this information to another third-party. 

• Right of Correction. You may have the right to access, update, and correct inaccuracies in certain areas of your personal data in our custody and control, subject to certain limitations as provided by law. You may request to access, update and correct inaccuracies in personal data we have in our custody or control by writing to us at info@acceleratebooks.com. We may request certain personal information for the purposes of verifying your identity in order to request certain information records. 

• Right of Erasure. You have the right to request that your personal information be erased from our possession (subject to certain limitations under the applicable law). If we are required to comply with your request, upon deletion of your information you may be prevented from using our services on the Site. 

• Right to Object and Complain. Subject to limitations as provided in the GDPR, you have the right to object to how and why your personal information is used and processed. You further have the right to complain to the appropriate supervisor about our handling of your personal information. 

• Right to Restrict Processing. Subject to limitations as provided in the GDPR, you have the right to request restrictions of how and why your personal information is used and processed. I

f you have questions about exercising these rights or need assistance, please contact us at info@acceleratebooks.com. Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to any requests. 

 

Process to Review and Make Changes to Personal Information:
If you wish to stop receiving promotional e-mails, you may do so by e-mailing info@acceleratebooks.com. You may also choose to unsubscribe from our emails by following the instructions in the bottom of the email. 

Links from Other Sources:
The Site may contain content, services, advertising and other materials that link to websites operated by third parties. We have no control over those other sites, and this Privacy Policy does not apply to them. Neither Accelerate nor any of our service providers control the content that appears on these sites. We do not take any responsibility for their content, nor should it be implied that we endorse or otherwise recommend such sites, or their products or services offered. Please refer to the privacy policies of those sites for more information on how the operators of those sites collect and use your Personal Information. 

Children and Privacy:
We are concerned about the safety of children when they use the Internet and understand that children may not understand all the provisions of our Privacy Policy or make informed decisions about the choices that are made available to adult users of the Site. We encourage parents and guardians to spend time with their children online and to be familiar with the sites their children visit. We will never request personally identifiable information from anyone whom we know to be under the age of 18 without verifiable parental consent. If we become aware that an individual is under the age of 18 and has registered without prior verifiable parental consent, we will remove his or her personally identifiable registration information from our files. If you believe that a User under the age of 18 may have provided us Personal Information in violation of this Privacy Policy, please contact us at 
info@acceleratebooks.com

Accessing and Modifying Account Information
You may update the information that is stored in your user account by visiting the Site or by e-mailing us at 
info@acceleratebooks.com

Links
The Site may contain content, services, advertising, and other materials that link to websites operated by third parties. We have no control over those other sites, and this Privacy Policy does not apply to them. Please refer to the privacy policies of those sites for more information on how the operators of those sites collect and use your Personal Information. 

Important Notice to Users Outside the U.S.
The Site and the Services are operated in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By providing us with any information through the Site or the Services, you consent to this transfer and accept the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Terms of Use and Notices:
 If you choose to visit the Site, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Policy and our Terms of Use, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application of the law of the state of Florida. It is your responsibility to review this document periodically for changes. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account with us. 

Changes to This Privacy Policy
This Privacy Policy is effective as of the date stated at the top of this Privacy Policy. We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time and will post any changes on the Site as soon as they go into effect. By accessing the Site or using the Services after we make any such changes to this Privacy Policy, you are deemed to have accepted such changes. Please refer back to this Privacy Policy on a regular basis. 

How to Contact Us
If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please e-mail us at info@acceleratebooks.com, “PRIVACY POLICY” in the subject line.