Welcome to the Privacy Policy of Breakwater Books Limited (“we” or “us”). This online Privacy Policy tells you what information Breakwater Books Limited collects at its websites accessed as:

By accessing, browsing, subscribing to, or otherwise using this website and accepting the terms and conditions for such website, you agree that Breakwater Books Limited may collect, use, and disclose your Personal Information as described in this policy. “Personal Information” means information about you, alone or in conjunction with other information, that may be used to identify you.


We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify, alter, or otherwise update this Privacy Policy at any time, so we encourage you to review this policy from time to time. The current version of this Privacy Policy will be posted at all times on this website of Breakwater Books Limited. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to this Agreement. Your continued use of this website of Breakwater Books Limited, following the posting of any changes, means you agree to be bound by such changes.  If you do not agree with the Privacy Policy, please exit this website immediately.


We collect Personal Information from you to:

  • process your purchase orders for our products and services;
  • provide you with other customer support and communication;
  • better understand your preferences and provide you with newsletters and other tailored offers if you opt in to receive them;
  • conduct analyses and evaluations to improve our Breakwater Books Limited website, products, services, and marketing communications.


We may also: (i) respond to your inquiries and provide you with information and communicate with you about products, listings, events, and services you request; and (ii) communicate relevant offers and targeted listings to you if you opt in to receive them.

By consenting to our collection, use, and disclosure of your Personal Information through your use of this website of Breakwater Books Limited (including any products and services available on this website), you will allow us to fulfill the purposes for which we collect your Personal Information, as described above or communicated to you at the time of information collection.


When you provide us with your Personal Information, you agree that you are providing us your implied consent to collect and use your Personal Information to fulfill the requested order, service, or information. You may withdraw your consent to our collection, use, and disclosure of your Personal Information at any time. However, please note that, for certain services, if you withdraw your consent, we may no longer be able to provide the service to you.

Additionally, if you opt in to receive promotional emails, every email will contain an “unsubscribe” link that you can click to withdraw your consent and remove your email address from further promotional messages.

We will aim to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable. Please note that if you opt out as described above, we will not be able to remove your personal information from the databases of our affiliates or unaffiliated third parties with which we have already shared your personal information (i.e., to which we have already provided your personal information as of the date that we implement your opt-out request). Please also note that if you do opt out of receiving marketing-related messages from us, we may still send you important administrative messages.


We only collect Personal Information that you provide or that is otherwise provided to us on your behalf (such as your name, address, phone number, email address, etc.). By providing your Personal Information to us, you implicitly agree that we may collect, use, and disclose your Personal Information as outlined in this Privacy Policy. Unless we advise otherwise, your information will only be used for the purposes for which it was provided or to contact you. We will limit the information we collect to what we need for those purposes.


We will use or disclose your personal information only for the purpose for which it was collected, unless we have your consent or the use or disclosure is authorized by law.

The information will be kept only as long as necessary to satisfy the purposes for which we collected it.


If you are signed into the Site as a user and post information on the Site in a public area, for example in a user review, that information will be deemed published, public information and will therefore no longer be confidential. The communication of personal and account information in that way means that that information can be collected and used by others, and you should assess that risk before doing so.

By submitting such communication to the Site you automatically grant Breakwater Books Limited a worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive licence to use, distribute, or translate that communication.


Other than as explained in this Privacy Policy, we do not disclose your Personal Information to third parties without your consent unless required or permitted by applicable law. We will not rent, sell, loan, or otherwise market your Personal Information to any third party. There are some situations in which we may disclose your Personal Information without your consent. For example:

  • when we are required or authorized by law to do so, for example if a court issues a subpoena;
  • when the services we are providing to you require us to give your information to a third party your consent will be implied, unless you tell us otherwise;
  • when we believe we need to disclose information to protect our rights, or the rights of others, property, or to enforce this Privacy Policy or the terms and conditions of the Breakwater Books Limited website, including where it is necessary to establish or collect amounts owed to us;
  • if the information is public record information specified by regulation and the disclosure is directly related to the purposes for which it was recorded on the public record.

When we work with third-party service providers who carry out services on our behalf (for example, managing and hosting data, shipping book purchases, processing credit card payments) we disclose your personal information to them only to the extent necessary to enable them to provide these specific services to you. These service providers will be obligated to treat your personal information in accordance with the requirements of this Privacy Policy.

Occasionally, we may use service providers located outside of Canada to process and/or store Personal Information for us. Please note that Personal Information in the custody of these service providers may be subject to access by the law enforcement authorities of those jurisdictions in which the service providers are located. Please contact us in writing to obtain further information about our policies and practices regarding service providers located outside of Canada and further information about how these service providers collect, use, disclose, or store personal information on our behalf.

In the event that our company undergoes a fundamental change such as a sale of assets, or a merger with another company or enterprise, it may be necessary for us to disclose your Personal Information to the prospective counterparties to the transaction and their professional advisors. No such disclosure will occur unless these entities have executed confidentiality agreements in respect of your Personal Information and limit their use of it to the purposes necessary for completing the transaction and the operation of the business after the transaction is complete.


Breakwater Books Limited regards the privacy of all users as of high importance. We will take all commercially reasonable means necessary to protect any information you may give us.

We inform and train staff on our Privacy Policy and related procedures.


It is important that the information you provide us is accurate and updated. You have a right to challenge the accuracy and completeness of your Personal Information and to have it amended, as appropriate. You also have a right to request access to your Personal Information and receive an accounting of how that information has been used and disclosed, subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law. For example, if the requested information would reveal Personal Information about another individual, your access may be limited or denied. If your request for access is denied, we will notify you in writing and explain why.

To request access or to amend your Personal Information, please contact us at the address below.


You may contact us to ask us to remove your Personal Information from our records, electronic or otherwise. However, we will need to maintain certain Personal Information about you as long as reasonably necessary for us to complete our dealings with you, or as may be required by law. For example, we will maintain Personal Information about any purchases you may make on the Breakwater Books Limited website for purposes such as warranty and product information.


Like most other organizations, we may monitor traffic patterns, site usage, and related site information. This website’s technology will automatically collect IP addresses, and we may use a browser feature called a “cookie”. A cookie is a small file placed on your hard drive that enables us to optimize your visit to this website and to record session information, such as items added to your shopping cart. You can usually configure your internet browser to reject cookies. However, if you do so, you might not be able to access certain pages or use important functions on this website.

We use cookies for a variety of purposes that include site navigation, shopping cart, to remember personal preferences, to remember pages and products of interest. Some cookies are automatically deleted at the end of the session and others persist until you delete them using your browser settings.

We use Google Analytics to collect information on how our website is used with the goal of improving the user experience. Google Analytics uses cookies to collect information and may also report on use of other websites, apps, and online resources. If you do not wish to allow Google Analytics to collect such information, you can download the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on, available here.


We do not intend to collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of eighteen. If you are under the age of eighteen, do not attempt to register or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from an individual under the age of eighteen, we will remove that information as quickly as possible.

Parents and legal guardians can withdraw consent to their child’s participation and use of their personal information at any time by contacting us at


We will protect your personal information against unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, or modification using safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information. These safeguards include technological tools such as passwords, and organizational controls such as limiting staff access to systems containing personal information on a “need-to-know” basis.


Information about our specific practices relating to the management of your personal information will be made available to you on request.


We may provide links to other websites that are not affiliated with us. We are not responsible for those other sites, their privacy policies, or how they treat information about their users, and we advise you to check their privacy policies before providing any Personal Information to them.

Breakwater Books Limited works with a number of third parties who have their own privacy policies. Breakwater Books Limited is not responsible for the privacy policies of third-party organizations; interested parties should review the privacy policies of those sites. If you have subscribed to a product, service, or promotional program, such as a newsletter, or are participating in a contest, promotion, or event that is offered by a third party together with Breakwater Books Limited or under an Breakwater Books Limited brand, you may also have to provide your consent or withdraw your consent with that third party separately. For further information on the manner in which other organizations process your personal information, please contact them.

In addition, Breakwater Books Limited works with third-party retailers for the sale of our ebooks and books. Some of these third-party sites may be co-branded with our logo, even though they are not operated or maintained by us. These websites may also carry advertisements from other companies. Although we choose our business partners and advertisers carefully, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of websites operated by third parties that are linked to our sites or for the privacy practices of third parties that advertise on our websites. Once you've left via such a link or by clicking on an advertisement, you should check the applicable privacy policy of the third party to determine how they will handle any personal identifiable information they collect from you.


If you have any questions or complaints about our privacy practices, including accessing or amending your Personal Information, please feel free to contact our Privacy Officer:

Breakwater Books Limited – Privacy Officer

1 Stamp's Lane, PO Box 2188

St. John's, NL A1C 6E6


Email the Breakwater Books Limited Privacy Officer here.

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