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Privacy Policy

Opening the Book is committed to protecting your personal information. We want our websites to be safe and enjoyable environments for everyone.

Information we collect

If you register with Ask for a Book, we will collect your name and email address. We will collect your mobile phone number if you choose to provide it.  We will also collect your library card number if you are a member and choose to give it.

As you interact with our website, we may automatically collect anonymized data about your equipment and browsing actions while you are using our site.

How we use information

We use this information for:

  • Providing you with book suggestions
  • Contacting you for feedback
  • Letting you know any important information about the site by email
  • Internal record-keeping


We have physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.


We use necessary cookies to make our website work. We'd also like to set analytics cookies that help us make improvements by measuring how you use the site. These will be set only if you accept. 

Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this will affect how the website functions.

We'd like to set Google Analytics cookies to help us improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone. 

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Links to other websites

Our website contains links to join public libraries. Once you leave our website, we cannot be responsible for privacy and protection of information you provide to websites outside our control.

Controlling personal information

We will pass your registration details to the public library service of your choosing.  You can read their privacy policies on their websites.

We will not otherwise sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law.

Promotional and marketing offers

We will not contact you with promotional or marketing offers.

You may choose to opt in to receive information and offers from your public library service – this choice can only be made on their websites and not on Ask for a Book. 

Your rights

You may request details of personal information we hold about you at any time.

You can delete your own account at any time – just go to My Account. 

If you have any questions or comments about Opening the Book’s Privacy Policy please contact us via email or write to us at:

Opening the Book
80 Carleton Road
West Yorkshire