This privacy policy sets out how TheBookSeekers uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website.

TheBookSeekers is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

TheBookSeekers may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from October 2013.

Account security

TheBookSeekers is committed to ensuring that your information is secure and we will use all commercially reasonable means to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. However, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of the information you transmit to TheBookSeekers and you may do so only at your own risk.

As a member you agree that you will not share your password, let anyone else access your account, or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your account. You also agree that you will not transfer your account to anyone without first getting our written permission.


Cookies are small files which contains information on your personal preferences. They are generated by a web server and stored on your computer. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use “cookies” only to the minimum extent possible. Specifically, we use “session Cookies” to help us get you from page to page when you are using the site, and we use “Google analytics” cookies to help us measure how our site is working. These traffic log cookies identify which pages are being used, which helps us to analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. No other cookies are used by the Bookseekers, and in particular no commercial third party cookies are used ever. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Data Policy - Information we hold about you

We hold a number of different types of information about you, including:

  • Registration information. When you register with TheBookSeekers you are required to provide information such as your name and email address.
  • Membership Information. When you become a member you provide information that only you as a member can access, which includes your bookshelves and the names and genders associated, and the books you hold on each of your shelves.
  • Public Information. When you do things on the site we record that information. Such activity includes recommending books to friends, creating collections (including the books and tags that you add to your collection), any voting on books in collections, and any age ratings, star ratings, reviews and tags you add to books which you place on your shelves.
  • Data from the computer, mobile phone or other device you use to access TheBookSeekers. This may include your IP address and other information about things like your internet service, location, the type (including identifiers) of browser you use, or the pages you visit.

Data Policy - What we will do with the information we hold about you

We may use the information we receive about you in connection with the services and features we provide to you and other users, the advertisers that purchase ads on the site, and other third parties. For example, we may use the information we receive about you to do the following:

  • To measure or understand the effectiveness of adverts you and others see, including to deliver relevant adverts to you;
  • To customise the service in a way that makes it better tailored to your needs. For example, we may use data about you to tailor recommendations on which books you might like to read next;
  • To provide promotional emails and/or newsletters;
  • To assist internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research and service improvement.

We will not share information we receive about you with a third party unless we have removed your name or any other personally identifying information from it. For example, we may combine your data with other people's data in a way that it is no longer associated with you so as to share it with third parties.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. If you would like a copy of the information held on you and/or you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us at We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.