Privacy policy
Last updated May 5, 2021


Thank you for choosing to be part of the community at Earthbound Books! 

Earthbound Books ("we," "us," "our") is an an ecologically-focused community that operates the website (the “Service”). This Privacy Policy is designed to explain how we collect, use, share, and protect the personal information you provide to us when you access our website, purchase our goods or services, or engage with us on social media, as well as your own rights to the information we collect.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. Earthbound Books may revise this policy at any time and for any reason. Should changes occur, the “Last updated” date appearing at the beginning of this agreement will be updated. You waive any right to receive specific notice of each change. Please check this page periodically to review these changes and stay informed of updates. You are deemed to have accepted any changes to any revised Privacy Policy by your continued use of our website after the revised Privacy Policy is posted.

If you are under the age of 18, your parent or guardian should review this information as it explains the rights they have with respect to your personal information.

Short Version
We are committed to protecting your personal information and your right to privacy, especially minors.

Information Collection & Use

Personal information

Also known as personally-identifiable information (PII) and personal data. Broadly, the term refers to information that can be used to identify, locate, or contact an individual, alone or when combined with other personal or identifying information.

Types of information we collect

By using (the “Site”), you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. If there are any terms in this privacy notice that you do not agree with, please discontinue use immediately.

We will only collect personal data where you choose to interact on the Site. Types of interactions may include but are not limited to:

  1. sign up for services or newsletters
  2. communicate with us through comments or email
  3. participate in a contest or promotion
  4. submit artwork to the gallery
  5. purchase an item through the shop

Most commonly, Earthbound Books uses your personal data to:

  • respond to email requests, comments, and questions
  • display content submitted to the gallery
  • contact you where you have opted-in to receive marketing or promotional materials
  • improve services to the Site

Types of information we share with third parties

No personal information will be sold or rented to third parties nor are there third-party advertisers on the Site. Data that is shared with a few partners and service providers that are necessary to provide services are listed below. Please note that appropriate data privacy safeguards are in place with these third parties. You should carefully review the terms and privacy policies for each party.


Type of service: social media
Info shared: content from Earthbound Books
Art submissions: first name / screen name, age, state


Type of service: font appearance


Type of service: social media
Info shared: content from Earthbound Books
Art submissions: first name / screen name, age, state


Type of service: newsletter
Info shared: email address

Square Up

Type of service: for processing payments on shop orders
Info shared: customer details (name, phone), order details, credit card.  The financial information is collected directly by processor and not collected, transmitted or shared by Earthbound Books.


Type of service: social media
Info shared: content from Earthbound Books
Art submissions: first name / screen name, age, state


Type of service: hosting services


Type of service: social media
Info shared: content from Earthbound Books

Short Version
We collect certain types of personal information when we provide Services. Some of these Services require third parties where we will share data. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of each third party.

We never sell or rent your personal information.


We have implemented security policies and technical measures to safeguard the personal data we collect. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with applicable law, including the GDPR, to safeguard Personal Data from accidental loss, destruction or damage and unauthorized access, use and disclosure. 

We take the security of your data very seriously. We strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal data, but this is not a guarantee for its absolute security.

Safety of minors
  • We use security industry best practices to protect your information.
  • Minors under 18 should have their parent/guardian provide verifiable consent before participating in any Service.
  • At any time, a parent/guardian may revoke their consent, refuse to allow an operator to further use or collect their child’s personal information, and direct the operator to delete the information.
Short Version
We use best practices on reputable platforms to protect your data.

Minors under 18 need parental consent before using the website. A legal guardian can revoke consent at any time.

Data Retention

We will use and store your Personal Data only for as long as necessary, bearing in mind the uses of your Personal Data as described in this privacy policy and otherwise as communicated to you. We review the Personal Data we hold at regular intervals and delete permanently or anonymize any Personal Data which is no longer necessary. 

User rights
  • Withdraw their consent at any time. Users have the right to withdraw consent where they have previously given their consent to the processing of their Personal Data.
  • Verify and seek rectification. Users have the right to verify the accuracy of their Data and ask for it to be updated or corrected.
  • Have their Personal Data deleted or otherwise removed. Users have the right, under certain circumstances, to obtain the erasure of their Data.
  • Lodge a complaint. Users have the right to bring a claim before their competent data protection authority.
Short Version
Users may exercise certain rights regarding their data.