Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us. At pdfBooks we have a few fundamental principles:

  • We don't ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don't share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don't store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
  • In our products, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what's visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, pdfBooks collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. pdfBooks's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how pdfBooks's visitors use its website. From time to time, pdfBooks may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

pdfBooks also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on pdfBooks only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to pdfBooks's website choose to interact with pdfBooks in ways that require pdfBooks to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that pdfBooks gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an account to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with pdfBooks are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, pdfBooks collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with pdfBooks. pdfBooks does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

pdfBooks may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. For instance, pdfBooks may monitor the most popular authors or use spam services to help identify spam. pdfBooks may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, pdfBooks does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

pdfBooks discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on pdfBooks's behalf or to provide services available at pdfBooks's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using pdfBooks's website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. pdfBooks will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, pdfBooks discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when pdfBooks believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of pdfBooks, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of pdfBooks and have supplied your email address, pdfBooks may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with pdfBooks and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. pdfBooks takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. pdfBooks uses cookies to help pdfBooks identify and track visitors, their usage of the pdfBooks website, and their website access preferences. pdfBooks visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using pdfBooks's websites, with the drawback that certain features of pdfBooks's websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If pdfBooks, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that pdfBooks goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of pdfBooks may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.