Who We Are
Geek Club Books, Inc is a registered public charity with 501 (c) (3) status as granted by the United States Internal Revenue Service. We are registered on the Attorney General Registry of Charitable Trusts as organization number: 3671590
570 El Camino Real, 150-110
Redwood City, California 94063
What Personal Data We Collect and Why We Collect It
Generally, you control the amount and type of information you provide to us when using our Website.
As a visitor, you can browse our Website to find out more about our non-profit and read our blog. You are not required to provide us with any Personally Identifiable Information as a Visitor.
We automatically collect certain computer information by the interaction of your mobile phone or web browser with our Website. Such information is considered Non-Personal Information and it includes the name of the website from which you entered our Website, if any, as well as the name of the website to which you’re headed when you leave our website. This information also includes the IP address of your computer/proxy server that you use to access the internet, your Internet Website Provider Name, web browser type, type of mobile device, and computer operating system. We use all of this information to analyze trends among our Users to help improve our Website.
When visitors leave comments on our Website we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to our Website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the Website can download and extract any location data from images on the Website.
Contact Form and Submission Forms
Contact Form: https://geekclubbooks.com/contact/
When submitting your information via these forms, the data is saved in the dashboard for our Website and we receive an email notification that your information has been submitted. Once processed, the data you have submitted is permanently deleted.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
You can disable cookies through your own browser settings. Check with the browser vendor for more info on how to do that, if you wish.
Embedded Content from Other Websites
Articles on our Website may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Our Website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports by Google Analytics to help us understand our Website traffics and webpage usage.
We have enabled Google Analytics demographics and interest reporting so we can best serve the members of this community by better understanding their interests. It tracks the following: Web page http or https headers (home server domain names, IP address, type of client computer, and type of Web browser), demographic information; user specific or aggregate, on what pages our visitors access. You can opt-out of the collection of this data on any website, you may use the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser Add-on.
Who We Share Your Data With
An IP address is an anonymous bit of data dropped by all site visitors (both human and bots). It is tracked by the following entities for better security, content creation, and marketing purposes.
Your browser may also send response headers with generic/anonymized information about the type of browser, computer/device, and ISP you are using, and your location by country only.
- Aweber (Email and newsletter list management system) https://www.aweber.com/privacy.htm
- Co-schedule (Social media sharing software) https://coschedule.com/terms
- Gravity Forms (Our contact and submission forms) https://www.gravityforms.com/terms-and-conditions/
- Carbonite (Our back up service) – https://www.carbonite.com/terms-of-use/privacy-policy/
- Name Hero (Our host server) https://www.namehero.com/privacy-policy.php
- Cloudflare (Website protection) https://www.cloudflare.com/privacyshield/
- Dropbox (Content storage) https://www.dropbox.com/terms2018
- Google (see Google products we use below) – https://policies.google.com/privacy/update
– Google Analytics (traffic tracking and webpage visits)
– Google Analytics Dashboard for WP (plugin to access Google Analytics)
– Google Gmail (Our email)
– Google Drive (content storage)
– Google Adwords (Adword grant tracking)
We do not collect any donations through the Geek Club Books site.
We use these sites for our donation transactions and management:
- Classy.org (Donation page linked on our website)
- PayPal – (for offsite events and selected fundraisers)
How Long We Retain Your Data
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
If you opt in and subscribe to our mailing list, we keep your first name and email address until you unsubscribe. All unsubscribers are permanently deleted from our database. We will also delete your contact information if you haven’t opened any of our emails for 1 year.
Your non-personal information in Google Analytics is retained for 26 months.
Donor information includes donor name, email, and donation amount is retained indefinitely on our Classy.org dashboard for donor management. We do not have access to your financial/payment information.
What Rights You Have Over Your Data
You can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where We Send Your Data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
By using our Website, you authorize us to transfer and store your information in the United States, for the purposes described in this policy. The privacy protections and the rights of authorities to access your information in the United States may not be the same as in your home country.
If you wish to exercise your “right to be forgotten” and have all Personally Identifiable Information deleted, please email us directly with your request: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How We Protect Your Data
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorized way, altered or disclosed.