Audio Freebies - Promo Codes for Free Audiobooks
Privacy and Cookie Policy

Privacy and Cookie Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://audiofreebies.com.  The website is run by Amy Soakes, an Australian audiobook narrator.  Its purpose is to assist authors, narrators, publishers and publishing PR personnel to market their audiobooks by listing audiobooks on the website and facilitate the giving away of free/promo copies of audiobooks through connecting authors, narrators, publishers and PR personnel with audiobook listeners eager for Audible and Findaway Voices audiobook promo/giveaway codes redeemable for free copies of audiobooks.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Cookies

If you interact with our website, cookies may be saved on your system as a matter of course.  These help to provide statistics to us about where our website visitors come from, what pages they visit, how long they stay on each page, etc.  We utilise this information through Google Analystics, so that we may improve our service to you, by knowing our target market and how viewer habits change over time.  We also use this information in our advertising, for instance, being able to report how many people have visited the website, how many pages have been viewed in a given timeframe, etc.  We cannot see personal information on you from these cookies, but we can see your IP address, which in turn provides information on where you are located and who your ISP is.

Submitting forms at AudioFreebies.com
(including requesting promo codes and submitting audiobooks for inclusion)

When viewers submit forms (such as requesting a free promo code or submitting an audiobook for inclusion on the site), the information they submit is saved and viewable by AudioFreebies.com.  In addition, the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string may also be saved. When you request a promo code via AudioFreebies.com, the information included in your submission (that is, the name of the audiobook you are requesting promo codes for, your name, email address and what region you are requesting a promo code for) is immediately sent via email to the person who listed the audiobook at AudioFreebies (generally either the author or narrator of the audiobook, but may also be an audiobook publisher, marketing or public relations organisation).  The lister is provided with this information so that they can send out the requested promo codes via email to you. 

Leaving comments at AudioFreebies.com

When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help with spam detection.  An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, if you have a profile picture, then your profile picture may be visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Embedded content from other websites

At this stage, there is no embedded content from other websites, however if banner or other advertising is obtained in the future for this website, then it may contain embedded content.  In this case, the embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.) from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.  Those websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Amazon Affiliates / Amazon Associates

AudioFreebies.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. When you click on a link at AudioFreebies.com which takes you to a webpage at Amazon.com, if you then make a purchase from Amazon within a set amount of time, AudioFreebies may be paid a small commission.  There is no cost to you for this, and it is paid by Amazon to AudioFreebies.  

Analytics

The website uses Google Analytics to collect and analyse statistical data, which includes number of visitors, number of pages viewed, location of viewers, amount of time spent on each page, etc.

Who we share your data with

Information you submit in any form on the website (eg when you request a promo code for an audiobook, or when you add an audiobook title or complete the Contact Form) will be viewable and kept in a database by the website operators in order to provide the free promo code service.  Additionally, information submitted when any person submits a form to request an audiobook promo code is also automatically emailed to whoever listed the audiobook on the website (generally the author or narrator of the audiobook, but occasionally the publisher or an audiobook PR firm representing the audiobook).  The data you submit is currently not shared anywhere else or with anyone else.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, request a promo code or add an audiobook title, the material and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can provide the services of listing an audiobook, forwarding audiobook promo code requests, and recognize subsequent listings, requests and comments from return visitors.

What rights you have over your data

If you have submitted forms or left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Our website is protected by automated spam detection and prevention services, security auditing and malware detection plugins.  It should also have an SSL certificate operational at all times.

What third parties we receive data from

We receive information from audiobook narrators and authors who list their audibooks with us, and from listeners who request promo codes. This information is received through user-submitted forms on the website.

We have provided this information to the best of our knowledge and ability.  If you have any questions, please contact us via the Contact page.

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