AALBC’s Privacy Policy

African American Literature Book Club (AALBC.com) 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’s web site. In most cases visitors can opt-put of having personally identifiable information collected or use an avatar and name that hides the visitor's real name.

Information Collected by AALBC.com

AALBC.com collects information about users during their registration for our e-mail newsletter; their participation in certain activities on our web site, including contests and polls; and through the use of cookies.

When visitors views pages on our site, our Web server (like all web servers, automatically collects some information about the visitors, including their IP addresses and the pages they visit.

Use of Information Collected by AALBC.com

AALBC.com will not sell, rent, or lease your personally identifiable information to others. Unless we have your permission or are required by law.  

AALBC.com uses a visitor’s IP address with tools like Google Analytics 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, AALBC.com does not give advertisers information about individual visitors to AALBC.com

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 will not be shared with anyone other than those involved in the advertiser’s campaign.  Advertisers will not be provided with an AALBC.com's visitor personally identifiable information.

AALBC.com can not be held responsible for hackers accessing statistics for any advertising campaigns, nor can we be held responsible for data lost or corrupted for existing campaigns.

Interest-Based Advertising

Some of the ads you see on this web site are tailored to your interests and based on your activity online or in the applications on your mobile device. This type of ad tailoring — sometimes called “interest-based” or “online behavioral” advertising — is enabled through various technologies, including browser cookies, mobile advertising identifiers as well as other non-cookie technologies. To help protect your privacy, we are committed to providing you transparency and choice for these activities. For more information and to opt-out of interest-based advertising, please visit: optout.networkadvertising.org


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

We do make aggregate demographic information available aalbc.com/aalbcdemographics.htm  Again,. information provided can not be tied to an individual visitor

Google Analytics

AALBC.com 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 AALBC.com 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: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/


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.

AALBC.com 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.  AALBC.com can not be held liable for Mad Mimi's security breaches or hacking.


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.

No system is immune to hacking or breach

AALBC.com 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. AALBC.com 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, Florida

1-347-692-2522 (Office)