Thanks for using Lacuna Books. Please know that your privacy is extremely important to us, and we don't ask for personal information unless we really need it. Also, we don't share or sell your personal information to anyone.

Lacuna Books, LLC. ("Lacuna Books") operates It is Lacuna Books' policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Lacuna Books 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. Lacuna Books' purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Lacuna Books' visitors use its website. From time to time, Lacuna Books may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Lacuna Books also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on Lacuna Books books or website. Lacuna Books only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the book where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Lacuna Books' websites choose to interact with Lacuna Books in ways that require Lacuna Books to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Lacuna Books gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. In each case, Lacuna Books collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Lacuna Books. Lacuna Books 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

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

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Lacuna Books 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 Lacuna Books' behalf or to provide services available at Lacuna Books' 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 Lacuna Books' websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Lacuna Books 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, Lacuna Books discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Lacuna Books believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Lacuna Books, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Lacuna Books website and have supplied your email address, Lacuna Books 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 Lacuna Books and our products. We primarily use our website 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. Lacuna Books 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. Lacuna Books uses cookies to help Lacuna Books identify and track visitors, their usage of Lacuna Books website, and their website access preferences. Lacuna Books visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Lacuna Books' websites, with the drawback that certain features of Lacuna Books' websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Lacuna Books, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Lacuna Books 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 Lacuna Books may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Lacuna Books may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Lacuna Books' sole discretion. Lacuna Books encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Last revised on May 21, 2012. This document has been adapted from Automattic who generously made their legal documents available under a Creative Commons Sharealike license.

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