Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critical to us. As an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau, we have made a commitment to meet strict requirements specifying how we treat your information.

Privacy Notice Table of Contents:

Our Commitment to Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our web-site and provide links to it at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.

The Information We Collect:

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Books Tell You Why website. On some pages, you can order products, make requests, and register to receive materials. The types of personal information collected at these pages are:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Phone/Fax number
  • Credit/Debit Card Information

In order to place an online order, we ask you to submit the above information as well as register by submitting your email address and a password of your choice. Email and password will allow you to retrieve order status information as well as to retrieve and update your address information at any time.

Please do not provide your email/password combination to any third party ever. Books Tell You Why will never ask you for this information nor will we be providing this information to you or other parties.

We will not be able to complete your online order without your registration and information as identified above. Should you not be able or willing to register on our site, please contact our customer service to assist you with alternative purchase methods, e.g., per phone or secure fax.

On some pages, you can submit information about other people. For example, if you order a gift online and want it sent directly to the recipient, you will need to submit the recipient's address. In this circumstance, the types of personal information collected are:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Phone/Fax Number

How We Use Information:

We use the information you provide about yourself when placing an order only to complete that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order. With your order you authorize Books Tell You Why to collect payment through the specified payment method at the specified amount.

We use the information you provide about someone else when placing an order only to ship the product and to confirm delivery. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order.

We offer gift-cards by which you can personalize a product you order for another person. Information you provide to us to create a gift-card is only used for that purpose, and it is only disclosed to the person receiving the gift.

We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.

Occasionally, Books Tell You Why uses personal contact information to communicate with you to market our products and services. You can opt-out from us using your information for this purpose at any time by sending an email to, or by sending postal mail with your request for removal to:

Books Tell You Why, Inc.
1283 Heron Nest Ct.
Columbus, OH 43240
United States

We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and to share with advertisers. For example, we may tell an advertiser that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our website, or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out our registration form, but we would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals. Books Tell You Why deploys Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting.  While we do not display third party advertisement on our sites, visitors can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using the Ads Settings.

The website stores cookies on your computer. These cookies are used to improve our website and provide more personalized services to you.

Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

Our Commitment to Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online that is under our control. We use 128-bit SSL encryption to protect your information.

Our Commitment to Children's Privacy:

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.

How to Access or Correct Your Information

You can access all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain by logging in through our home page and then accessing account administration. We use this procedure to better safeguard your information. You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by sending us a request that credibly shows error.

To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

How to Contact Us

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, the practices of this site or your dealings with Books Tell You Why in general, you can contact:

Books Tell You Why, Inc.
1283 Heron Nest Ct.
Columbus, OH 43240
United States
phone: +1 (843) 849-0283
fax: +1 (843) 849-6186

Social Media Integration

On our web-site you can make use of possibilities for interactions with social media, e.g., with the "Bookmark" button or "Recommend" button in each book-listing. When making use of these possibilities, your interactions with social media such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. will be governed by the privacy policies and individual settings you might have on those platforms and might deviate from the policies of Books Tell You Why. While Books Tell You Why will not make information available to third parties as outlined in this Privacy Policy, depending on your settings with social media platforms, some of the information, e.g., names, left with social media platforms might be made visible on our site or other locations.