crimsonbird.com Help and Policies


crimsonbird.com adheres to the following practices in customer relations.

PERSONAL HELP

If you have already tried on your own to find something of interest, by using the links and/or search boxes on our main index page, and you still cannot locate something, we welcome you to use our contact form for personal assistance.

NON-OFFENSIVE CONTENT

It is our objective that all of our web pages are rated G for general audiences. Therefore, if you permit your children to read our children's book reviews area, they will not find any links that could take them to any offensive content. They might, however, find their way to our history book reviews page, which links to other pages that discuss dictatorships, warfare, and terrorism -- topics that may frighten small children. Our children's page also contains, or links to, advertisements for such age-appropriate products as toys and games, therefore parents should consider whether they want their children to be exposed to commercial advertising. Parental responsibility is assumed.

PRIVACY POLICY

We do not collect any information about individual visitors. We only have the ability to retrieve the counts of visitors by search engine and keyword. For example, we may determine that our book review of the biography of Harry Truman has had a hundred visitors who found it by typing the keyword phrase "President Harry S. Truman" into the Google search engine, etc., but we have no way to determine who or where the visitors are, nor do we have any interest in ever gathering such information.

This web site does NOT write any cookies to your computer. This site does not record or track visitors in any way, neither by means of cookies nor by any other method, because the owners of this site believe that it is morally wrong to do so.

Many of our pages have links to amazon.com or other stores. If you use our links to go to those shopping sites, those other sites write cookies, because it is necessary for maintaining individual shopping carts and check-out. To read the book reviews and other articles on our site, you will never have to set your web browser to accept cookies. However, if you intend to click on any of the shopping links that you find at our site, before doing so, please set your browser to accept cookies.

Change posted April 8, 2009: Google requests that we include this notice, as this site contains Google AdSense advertisments. "Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on this site. Google's use of the DoubleCick DART cookie enables it to serve ads to the users based on their visit to this site and other sites on the Internet." In describing the purpose of that DoubleClick cookie written by Google ads, DoubleClick says that it "helps marketers learn how well their Internet advertising campaigns or paid search listings perform."

NO POP-UPS

This site will never have pop-up advertising because the owners believe that automatic pop-ups shows great disrespect for the visitors. There are instances when the user manually clicking a link opens a new browser window, but new windows are never opened automatically. If you experience any pop-ups when you are at this site, that means that your own computer is infected with spyware which is causing the problem at your end.

DISCLOSURE OF FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Most of our income comes from amazon.com, with whom we are independent contractors of the type known as "associates." That means that we have links to amazon.com products and categories, for example, the category Books : Biographies & Memoirs, or the specific product link, Truman by David McCullough (biography, 1993, paperback, 1,117 pages). If a visitor clicks on such a link and then decides to buy a product, amazon.com generally pays us a referral fee. Please note: the customers do NOT pay these referral fees, since all prices are exactly the same, whether visitors have reached amazon.com through our links, or whether they had visited amazon.com directly without going through our links.

COMPLIMENTARY BOOKS AND OTHER PRODUCTS
ACCEPTED FOR PURPOSES OF WRITING REVIEWS

Book authors, musical artists, publishers, producers, and marketing agents, please note: We accept complimentary books, videos, DVD, music CDs, audio books on tape, audio books on CD, and certain other types of products, for the purposes of writing reviews online. All parcels should be sent to the postal address given below. We are often behind schedule, and cannot guarantee how many weeks or months of delay there may be before we have the time to review your product. If you would like to contact us for verification before sending anything to us, please use our contact form.

At this time we are soliciting review copies of nonfiction books of all genres, but we have no immediate plans to review fiction.

CONTACTING US

The proprietors of crimsonbird.com are:

Mike Lepore and Nancy Lepore
29 Redmond Way
Stanfordville, New York 12581-6135 USA

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