At OpenLibra we would not like to contribute to this trend and we find far more interesting that the users know our philosophy and rules clearly.
- OpenLibra can be used completely anonymous if the user wishes so. It is not required to sign up nor accept the cookies to be able to enjoy all the services offered by the platform. This is: view and download books, read analysis, view lists created by other users or view statistics.
- The personal data that a registered user shares with OpenLibra will never be transferred, leased or sold to third-parties. Under no circumstance. These data are used exclusively to improve the user experience within the platform, allowing them for example to choose the interface language or organise its content in a custom way.
- A registered user has full control over the data provided and they can revoke and remove their subscription at any time if they wish so.
- OpenLibra collects non-personal information automatically when a user visits and uses the website: this is done with the sole and exclusive purpose of improving the content. OpenLibra creates automated internal statistics so the users can keep up to date about what content is the most popular, top rated or downloaded. For this reports, it counts the visits, tries to identify the origin country of the user and the device type used to connect to the platform. The data collected, like the personal data, will never be transferred, leased or sold to third-parties.
That being said, let's go to the formalities...
OpenLibra informs its users that:
The personal data voluntarily provided during the users registration form of the web are automatically processed. These data are saved into the platform database to use them with the described purposes on each of the corresponding sections or forms where they are requested. The data provided by the users will never be transferred, leased, sold or notified to third-parties without the express consent of its owners.
The collection and automated treatment of potential personal data aims to improve the user experience while using the platform, allowing them to create content, personalise their personal area and interact with other registered users.
Registration as a user requires a unique user name in the platform, which may or may not match your personal data, a 'friendly' name that will make you known to other users, a valid e-mail address and a password.
The user is responsible to have the minimum age and/or the approval of a guardian to access the platform and its content. In the same way, the user declares theirself fully responsible for this statement and for the access and proper use of OpenLibra, subject to this conditions and current national or international laws, as well as the principles of good faith, morality and public order, and with commitment to diligently observe any additional instruction that, in connection with such use and access, could be given by OpenLibra.
The user may be asked by OpenLibra administrators to authenticate their age by submitting the requested evidence. If the user do not submit the required documents it may involve the cancellation or suspension of their account either temporarily or irrevocably.
We recommend to all underage users, according to the current laws of their country, to request permission to their guardians to use the platform. It is important here the fact that some of the information in OpenLibra may be offensive or inappropriate within certain political or cultural contexts. For any information, violation, complaint or abuse that could happen on that subject, there are several channels to report them during the use of the platform.
OpenLibra users can exercise, at any given moment, their rights to access, rectify, disagree and cancel their account. In order to do that, there is an option in their profile that once confirmed it allows them to completely remove all the data stored in the platform. You can also request the account cancellation sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, however it is required that the email is sent from the same e-mail address that the user use to register so we can confirm it is a genuine request.
Integrity and security commitment
OpenLibra is committed to accomplish its obligation to keep confidential the personal data that our users could give us and to its duty to save and protect them. To do this, all the data remains stored properly secured and encrypted according to the strictest guidelines regarding the treatment of confidential information. Nevertheless, like any computer system, there is a risk of interference, appropriation or violation from third parties in OpenLibra systems. In case of such event, the platform has implemented an encryption system by which the data cannot be useful to attackers even if it is exposed or stolen.
This document was last updated on February 5, 2015