Privacy Policy Statement

African American Literature Book Club ( created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the African American Literature Book Club web site.

Information Collected by collects information about users during their registration for our e-mail newsletter; their participation in certain activities on our web sites, including contests and polls; and through the use of cookies.  When users request pages from our server, our Web server automatically collects some information about the users, including their IP addresses.

Use of Information Collected by will not sell, rent, or lease your personally identifiable information to others. Unless we have your permission or are required by law. uses users' IP addresses to gather broad demographic information about our visitors in general. This information does not contain anything that can identify individual users personally. We may combine demographic information supplied by a subscriber at registration with site usage data to provide profiles, in aggregate form, about our users and their preferences in the content of the site and advertising. We may share this composite information with our advertisers to help them better understand the nature of our web site.  Again, does not give advertisers information about individual visitors to

Our site uses cookies to deliver content specific to users' interests and to honor their preferences. This information is used to assist us in creating a site that will serve the needs of our users.

Public Forums

This site makes chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.  Please refer to our legal disclaimer for use of our discussion boards.

Advertiser Information

Information provided by advertisers who participate in our advertising campaigns with not be shared with anyone other than those involved in the advertiser's campaign.  Advertisers will not be provided with an's visitor personally identifiable information. can not be held responsible for hackers accessing statistics for any advertising campaigns, not can we be held responsible for data lost or corrupted for existing campaigns.


Information collected by subscribers to our eNewsletter falls under general rules for “Use of Information Collected by” described above.  We will not, rent, or lease your name, email address of any other personal information. 

We do make aggregate demographic information available  Again,. information provided can not be tied to an individual visitor

Google Analytics has implemented Google Analytics Demographics, Interest Reporting and Google Display Advertising.  Visitors can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using the Ads Settings.

Again does not take personally-identifiable information and merge it with non-personally identifiable information previously collected from Display Advertising features that is based on the DoubleClick cookie.  Visitors may prevent their data from being collected and used by Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on:


Our site uses industry-standard efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of all information, regardless of whether it identifies you or not. Our security includes use of firewalls, secure socket layers, and encryption.


The African American Literature Book Club utilizes Mad Mimi service for distribution of our electronic newsletter:  Users must register to receive this e-mail newsletter.  Registration for this newsletter is, of course, optional.  Mad Mimi's software makes it possible for us to add someone to our mailing list without their permission.  However WE DO NOT add users to our eNewsletter mailing list without prior approval. does not send unsolicited emails.  All direct, mass communication to our visitors, is done through our e-mail newsletter.  We DO NOT use our mailing list to do "eBlast" for other entities.

E-mail newsletter recipients may Opt-out, and discontinue receiving the newsletter by simply unsubscribing. 

Third parties can not contact our users through the use of our e-mail newsletter list except through advertisements within the newsletters themselves. can not be held liable for Mad Mimi's security breaches or hacking.

No system is immune to hacking or breach will make every attempt to protect the security of the personal information we collect.  However breaches to our security or our outsourced partners is always a possibility. can not be held responsible for damages or lost data caused as a result.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact
Tampa, FL 33649

1-347-692-2522 (Office)