California Consumer Privacy Act Disclosures

Last Updated: June 30, 2020

This California Consumer Privacy Act disclosure page (“Disclosure”) supplements the Goodreads Privacy Notice and is effective as of July 1, 2020. The Goodreads Privacy Notice describes the personal information that we collect, the sources from which we collect it, the purposes for which we use it, the limited circumstances under which we share personal information, and with whom we share it. These additional disclosures are required by the California Consumer Privacy Act:

  1. Categories of personal information collected. The personal information that Goodreads collects, or has collected from users in the twelve months prior to the effective date of this Disclosure, fall into the following categories established by the California Consumer Privacy Act, depending on which part of the Service is used:
    • identifiers such as your name, alias, address, phone numbers, or IP address;
    • age, gender, or other protected classifications;
    • commercial information, such as books you have read or want to read;
    • Internet or other electronic network activity information, including content interaction information;
    • geolocation data, such as the location of your device if you agreed to provide this information so we can show you nearby reading events;
    • audio or visual information, such as images and videos you may provide in connection with the Service;
    • professional information, for example data you may provide about your education, business, or occupation; and
    • inference data, such as information about your reading preferences.
  2. Categories of personal information disclosed for a business purpose. The personal information that Goodreads disclosed about users for a business purpose in the twelve months prior to the effective date of this Disclosure fall into the following categories established by the California Consumer Privacy Act, depending on which part of the Service is used:
    • identifiers such as your name, address, phone numbers, or IP address, for example if you agree to participate in a user study distributed by a service provider;
    • your age, gender, or other protected classifications, for example if you choose to participate in a survey distributed by a survey provider; and
    • internet or other electronic network activity information, such as if we use a service provider to help us gather crash reports for analyzing the health of our devices and services.
  3. Right to Request Access to or Deletion of Personal Information: You may have the right under the California Consumer Privacy Act to request information about the collection of your personal information by Goodreads, or access to or deletion of your personal information. If you wish to do any of these things, please visit here or reach out to us using our Contact Us form. Alternatively, visit Goodreads Help. Depending on your data choices, certain services may be limited or unavailable.
  4. No sale of personal information. In the twelve months prior to the effective date of this Disclosure, Goodreads has not sold any personal information of consumers, as those terms are defined under the California Consumer Privacy Act.
  5. No Discrimination. Goodreads will not discriminate against any consumer for exercising their rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act.