Privacy Policy

NetGalley, LLC ('We') are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This policy (together with our Terms of Use (as above) and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. By visiting you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the 'Act'), we are the data controller.


    We may collect and process the following data about you:

    1. Information you give us. You may give us information about you by filling in forms on our site ('our site') or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or at BookishFirst events or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you register to use our site and receive our newsletter, subscribe to our service, search for a product, place an order on our site, participate in discussion boards or forums, provide a book impression or review, use the social media functions associated with our site, enter a competition, promotion or survey, or use other activities or services we may add to our site, and when you report a problem with our site. The information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address and phone number, financial and credit card information, personal description and photograph, gender, date of birth, family details, employment and education details, reading habits and preferences and other information that at times may be requested or volunteered.
    2. Information we collect about you. With regard to each of your visits to our site we may automatically collect the following information:

      1. technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform; and
      2. information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time); products you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), other information about your activities on our site, and methods used to browse away from the page and any phone number used to call our customer service number.
    3. Information we receive from other sources. We may receive information about you if you use any of the other websites we operate or the other services we provide. We are also working closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers, credit reference agencies) and may receive information about you from them.

    4. Information you share publicly. All information or contributions that you make in public areas of our website, including uploading reviews, reader comments, forum entries, etc., may be accessible without restriction by other visitors to our site. This Privacy Policy does not cover any of this publicly shared information. Therefore, be careful not to share personal information that you do not want to be publicly known.


    Cookies are small files that make it possible to save specific, device-related information on the user's access device (PC, smartphone, etc.). On the one hand, they serve the user-friendliness of websites and thus the users (e.g. storage of login data). On the other hand, they serve to record the statistical data of the website usage and to be able to analyze them in order to improve the offer. Users can influence the use of cookies. Most browsers have an option with which the storage of cookies can be restricted or completely prevented.

    1. Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.
    2. We also use a consent management platform from Usercentrics GmbH, Rosental 4, 80331 Munich. The Usercentrics Consent Management Platform uses Javascript to collect device data, browser data, log file data and the data relating to the consent itself (including time stamp, consent ID). The legal basis for the use of Usercentrics is Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. c) EU-GDPR to ensure the verifiability of the consent. Your data will be kept for as long as it is necessary for logging and there are no conflicting retention requirements.
    3. Please note that third parties (including, for example, providers of external services like web traffic analysis services and web analytics tools such as Google analytics) may also use cookies, over which we have no control and this Privacy Notice does not apply to them. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies. The names of the main cookies that may be used on our site and the purposes for which these cookies are used are set out below:
      1. "DSID" Doubleclick ID, see (duration 14 days*)
      2. "IDE" Doubleclick ID, see (duration 434 days*)
      3. "*(" See detailed cookie information at (click link Cookies in first paragraph of "Why do we use Cookies?") (duration variable)
      4. "_gid" Google Analytics (GA) Tracking ID, see (duration 24 hours*)
      5. "-gat-UA-48223844-3" GA Performance Throttling (duration 1 minute*)
      6. "-ga" Used to distinguish users (duration 2 years*)
      7. "optimizelyBuckets" Optimizely Test-Variant shown to user, see (duration 10 years*)
      8. "optimizelySegments" Optimizely Segments for test (duration 10 years*)
      9. "optimizelyEndUserId" Optimizely User Id (duration 10 years*)
      10. "-vorablesen-session" Session ID for App, managing user login status. encrypted information (duration unlimited)
      11. "cookieconsent_dismissed" When the cookie consent banner clicked. (duration 365 days)
      12. "remember-user-token" Encrypted user identifier for automatic login. (duration 14 days)
      13. "AMP TOKEN" Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a client ID from AMP client ID service. (duration 30 seconds to 1 year)
      14. "gac" Contains campaign related information for the user (duration 90 days)
      15. NB times marked * are approx. and can be changed by cookie issuer any time.
      16. Our site may contain content and links to other sites that are operated by third parties that may also operate cookies. We don’t control these third party sites or cookies and this Privacy Notice does not apply to them. Please consult the terms and conditions and Privacy Notice of the relevant third party site to find out how that site collects and uses your information and to establish whether and for what purpose they use cookies.
      17. If you do not wish us to collect cookies, you may set your browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, your system will continue to accept cookies when you direct your browser to our site.
      18. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit or To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit
    4. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them see our Cookie Policy (see below).

    We use information held about you in the following ways:

    1. Information you give to us. We will use this information:

      1. to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us;
      2. to provide you with information about other goods and services we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about;
      3. to provide you, or permit selected third parties to provide you with your permission, with information about goods or services we feel may interest you;
      4. to notify you about changes to our service; and
      5. to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
    2. Information we collect about you. We will use this information:

      1. to administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
      2. to improve our site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
      3. to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
      4. as part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure;
      5. to measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you; and
      6. to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our site about goods or services that may interest you or them.
    3. Information we receive from other sources. We may combine this information with information you give to us and information we collect about you. We may use this information and the combined information for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information we receive).


    1. We may share your personal information with any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries.
    2. We may share your information with selected third parties including:

      1. business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you; for example, if you are a book raffle winner we will need to share your name, postal address and if necessary email address with the books’ publisher so that they can post or digitally transmit your book prize;
      2. advertisers and advertising networks that require the data to select and serve relevant adverts to you and others, with your permission; and
      3. analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimization of our site.
      4. 'MailChimp' who manage the delivery of our newsletter as well as analysis of the open rate of this newsletter. MailChimp is part of The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 512 Means Street, Ste 404 Atlanta, GA 30318, USA. This company is a member of the Safe Harbor Agreement, a special data protection agreement between the European Union and the United States. For more information about privacy policies MailChimp, go to .
    3. 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 NetGalley, LLC or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will 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 (see above) or any other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of NetGalley, LLC or BookishFirst, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

    1. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.
    2. All information you provide to us is stored on secure servers. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
    3. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access.

    1. You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise the right at any time by contacting us at
    2. Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, publishers, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

    Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.


    Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to


Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognize you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and any advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services and web analytics tools such as Google analytics,, segment and others) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site. Cookies can also be managed in the Usercentrics consent management platform that we use.