Privacy Policy


LAST UPDATED: 2020-09-25 


At THE BOOK AUCTION TO SUPPORT PRISONERS (“BATSP”, “we” or “us”), we use our website and other internet-based tools for the following purpose: 

  • We are raising money for Book Clubs for Inmates, TPRP‘s COVID-19 Emergency Prisoner Support Fund, and CPEP‘s Jail Accountability & Information Line  (JAIL) because of conditions in prison under the Canadian state.

We are required to collect and retain information about the people and companies that access and use the website (“Users” or “you”). This Policy applies to our privacy practices on all communications between the BATSP and Users, including but not limited to communication via: 

  1. the BATSP website (including the website hosted at and any other web domain used by the BATSP to communicate with users now or in the future); 
  2. any mobile, computer, or tablet-based application currently offered by BATSP or developed in the future by the BATSP; and
  3. all other services provided by the BATSP as described on the Website (Items 1 to 3 are collectively referred to as the “Website”). 

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) sets out how we use, protect, collect and preserve  information submitted by Users, including User information gathered by our technology. This Policy  should be read in conjunction with any Terms of Use or policies available on the Website. 

By accessing or submitting any information through the Website, you are agreeing to the terms of this Policy. You are prohibited from accessing or using the Website unless you fully understand  and agree to this Policy and all Terms of Use available for review on the Website. 

If you have any questions about this Policy, please contact us by sending an email with your questions to before accessing or entering any information on the Website. 


When you access and use the Website, we will collect and retain all personal identifying information submitted to us. 

We will take steps to protect the information submitted to us by Users and we will not disclose  any personal identifying information without the consent of Users, unless otherwise set out in this Policy. 

Personal identifying information may include but is not necessarily limited to: 

  • Name, Phone Number, Email Address and Mailing Address 

We will not use personal identifying information to contact you for any reason unrelated to your use of the Website or for commercial reasons unrelated to the business of the BATSP. Except with your consent or where required by law, we will not provide personal identifying information to  any third party. 


We use data collected from the Website for various purposes, including to: provide the Website  to you and accompanying customer support; notify you about updates and changes to the  Website; prevent and address technical issues with the Website; monitor usage of the Website. Without restriction, we may use any information you submit through the Website for any purpose  we deem appropriate so long as it is anonymous and stripped of any and all personal identifying  information. 

We may use the data collected from the Website, devices, browsers, and any other sources, for its own purposes, both related to and unrelated to improving the Website. 


We may process your personal identifying information for a number of reasons, including:

  • performing a contract with you relating to the Website; 
  • you have provided us consent to do so; 
  • fulfilling a legal obligation; 
  • fulfilling our legitimate interests, which are not overridden by your rights;
  • for payment processing purposes. 

5. ACCESSING, CORRECTING & DELETING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION If you wish to access or amend your personal information or to request that we  permanently delete your personal information from our servers, please send an email to We will ensure your personal information is accessible, amended  and/or deleted in a reasonable time after receiving that request. Deleting such information may  require us to terminate any account you may have created in its entirety and prevent you from using  the Website. 

So long as your account remains active, we will preserve your personal information in accordance with the Policy.

You may decline to share certain personal information with us, in which case you may not be able to use the Website, either in its entirety or certain features. 

When deleting your information, whether by request or due to inactivity, we will use standard  electronic means to remove your personal information from our files. 

We will also retain any and all information that we are required to retain under any applicable  laws for the full duration of time required under those laws. 


We will store your information in electronic format on industry-standard servers that we have  selected. Except where required to do so by law, we will not store your personal information in any physical or paper-based format.

The servers we select to store information engage security software and generally accepted  standards to protect personal information. The software used by these servers is intended to prevent unauthorized access or improper use. 

However, no security system is perfect and there is always a risk of unauthorized parties accessing your personal information. Therefore, we make no guarantees or representations as to the technical or legal compliance of the servers we use. We cannot guarantee the complete protection and security of your personal information. 

Our servers may be located outside of Canada, and thus are potentially subject to the privacy and security laws in force in other countries. If you have concerns about your personal information being stored electronically in foreign jurisdictions, please contact us before proceeding to use the Website. 


In the event the personal information of a User is disclosed as the result of any breach of security of the Website or its servers, regardless of who is at fault, we will take steps to advise all known affected Users within a reasonable timeframe of learning of the breach. 


The Website is not intended to be accessed by persons under the age of 18. The Company does not engage in any marketing efforts aimed at children or minors. 

Persons under the age of 18 are prohibited from using the Website without the express permission and direct supervision of a parent or guardian. Minors are prohibited from submitting any personal identifying information through the Website. The Company will immediately delete any personal identifying information submitted in violation of this Policy. 


In certain situations, we may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. We may disclose your personal information to third parties: 

  1. In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets. 
  2. If the BATSP or its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data about Users may be one of the transferred assets. 
  3. If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our Terms of Use; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of the BATSP, our Users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.


This Policy may be updated and amended from time to time. We reserve the right to change  this Policy at any time, and any amended Policy is effective upon posting to the Website. We will make efforts to communicate any changes to this Policy we deem material, in our sole discretion, via email or notifications on the Website. Your continued use of the Website will be  deemed acceptance of any amended Policy. 


We encourage you to send us questions and inquiries on this Policy and the steps we take to keep your personal information secure. Please send us an email: 

We will respond to all inquiries on the Policy within 30 days.