Our Data Collection Policies

Data Protection
With the recent changes in the laws and regulaitons governing data collection, the protection of personal data, and the use of that data, specifically with respect to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) protocols implemented in the EU as of May 25, 2018, we have updated and clarified our data collection policies to ensure compliance with the strictest interpretation of the GDPR to assure our customers that the data they provide when purchasing a River boat Books book is safely stored and properly used.

There are two types of sensitive data we need to be aware of with respect to our customers: 1) customer shipping and billing addresses and email accounts; and 2) credit card information fo rprocessing orders.

We use ECWID to manage all data relevant to customer and shipping billing addresses. 

ECWID Policy
Security is a highly important question for the people at ECWID. As a third-party vendor who manages the flow of data from our customers, they ensure that all of our customer’s data is completely safe.

Thnis is the why the moment you decide to make a purchase at River boat Books, you are directed to a secure ECWID website.  All sensitive data in Ecwid is transferred via secure HTTPS protocol (including shipping and billing address). This means you are using a secure checkout. In order to indicate that the checkout is secure, Ecwid shows a padlock image on its checkout page.

Regarding compliance with European laws, Ecwid fully complies with them.

Payment Processing thru Square
The final step in the purchasing process is the processing of your payment. All of our credit cards are process through Square.

To protect Square account holders (such as River boat Books) and their customers (you), all information our customers submit is encrypted to our servers, regardless of whether you’re using a public or private WiFi connection or a data service on your phone (such as 3G, 4G or EDGE). Square complies with all required PCI standards. As per our Terms, Security Policy and Privacy Policy, we will never sell information to third party vendors.

Square protects its systems with industry-leading technology and security controls, including:
1) Square performs data encryption within the card reader at the moment of swipe.
2) Square’s software is developed using industry-standard security best practices.
3) Square’s servers are monitored around the clock by dedicated security staff.
4) Square’s employees act in accordance with security policies designed to keep your data safe.
5) Since Square itself is both PCI compliant and GDPR compliant.

Google Analytics
Also, we use web analytics cookies, provided by Google Inc.,  to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. In addition, we use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the Google DoubleClick cookie) together to help us measure and optimise the effectiveness of our online marketing campaigns. No personal data is stored on our website or on our server. Google Analytics uses "cookies," which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.