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Privacy Policy

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, 123Library 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. 123Library’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use the website.

123Library also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. 123Library does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Visitors to 123Library may choose to interact with 123Library in ways that require 123Library to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that 123Library gathers depends on the nature of the interaction.

123Library collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with 123Library. 123Library does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Aggregated Statistics

123Library may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. 123Library does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

123Library's website uses Google Analytics and KISSmetrics to help collect information about site usage. These services collect information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, including cookies and your IP address. Their usage of this information is governed by their privacy policies.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

123Library discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors, and affiliated organisations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on 123Library’s behalf or to provide services available on 123Library, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others.

Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organisations may be located outside of your home country; by using 123Library, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

123Library will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors, and affiliated organisations, as described above, 123Library discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when 123Library believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of 123Library, third parties, or the public at large.

If you are a registered user of 123Library and have supplied your email address, 123Library 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 123Library and our products. 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. 123Library will also send you transactional email that you opted into, at the frequency you requested, you can unsubscribe from these at any time. 123Library reserves the right to introduce new types of transactional mail which you can then change the frequency of or unsubscribe if you so choose.

123Library takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorised access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, 123Library may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at 123Library’s sole discretion. 123Library 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.


What are cookies?

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. Some cookies are essential to a website's operation - for example, cookies that allow you to log in to a site or that remember what you have placed in a shopping basket. Cookies can also be used for analytics - to track how people are using a site and hence inform development of future site features.

How we use cookies

We use cookies (and related technologies such as HTML5 localStorage) to remember user preferences, implement login and logout features and analyse how our visitors interact with our site.

Opting out of our cookies

Please note that opting out of certain cookies will reduce the functionality available to you on our website.

You can opt out of our usage of cookies using controls built in to your browser. You can find instructions for different browsers on the following pages:

What our cookies do

us, plWe place these cookie when you login to the site, so we know who you are signed in as. We remove the cookie when you logout by clicking the "logout" link, or automatically after 1 year ("pl") or 30 days ("us").
recently_viewed_itemsWe place (or update) this cookie every time you read an ebook on the site, so that we can show you a list of recently viewed ebooks. The cookie expires automatically after 1 year, or can be removed manually.
view_prefWe place (or update) this cookie every time you switch between grid and list views when viewing large numbers of books, so that your preference can be remembered. This cookie is removed automatically when you close your browser or can be removed manually.
fr_prefWe place (or update) this cookie every time you change settings in FastReader (our online ereader). We read the cookie when you open a book in FastReader in order to pre-configure your settings in order that they are the same as for the last time you opened a book in FastReader.
PHPSESSIDThis cookie is set automatically by our webserver software, and is used to identify your browsing session, so that we can remember you between page requests. This cookie is removed automatically when you close your browser. If you remove the cookie manually, the site will not function correctly.
__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz, __utmvThese cookies are placed by Google Analytics, a third party analytics package we use to learn how people use our site. You can out-out of Google Analytics by installing their browser extension.
km_ai, km_lv, km_ni, km_uq, km_vs, kvcdThese cookies are placed by KISSmetrics, another third party analytics service. You can out-out of KISSmetrics from their user privacy page.