NetGalley Privacy Policy

This is our updated Privacy Policy effective April 17, 2024.

This Privacy Policy describes the types of information NetGalley, LLC (“NetGalley”, “we”, “us” or “our”) may collect from you or that you may provide when you use our websites at,,, or or other website or services that link to this policy and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.

Your privacy is critically important to us. At NetGalley, we have a few fundamental principles:
Below is NetGalley’s Privacy Policy, which incorporates and clarifies these principles.

Table of Contents

About NetGalley and What This Privacy Policy Covers

NetGalley is an innovative and easy-to-use online service and connection point for book publishers, reviewers, media, librarians, booksellers, bloggers, and educators. We offer digital galleys, often called advance reading copies, or ARCs, to professional readers to help promote new and upcoming titles. Throughout this Privacy Policy we’ll refer to our website (,,,, or other website, as applicable, that links to this Privacy Policy) and our other products and services collectively as “Services.” Through our Services, we collect information from and about users of our Services, clients, suppliers and business partners.

This Privacy Policy applies to information on the nature, extent, and purpose of the personal data that we collect and use. Data is not processed for reasons other than those specified below. You can access this Privacy Policy anytime on this website.

Below we explain how we collect, use, and share information about you, along with the choices that you have with respect to that information.

Please note that this Privacy Policy does not apply to any of our products or services that have a separate Privacy Policy.

Information We Collect

We only collect information about you if we have a reason to do so–for example, to provide our Services, to communicate with you, or to make our Services better.

We collect information in three ways: (1) if and when you provide information to us, (2) automatically through operating our Services, and (3) from outside sources. Let’s go over the information that we collect.

Information You Provide to Us

It’s probably no surprise that we collect information that you provide to us. The amount and type of information depends on the context and how we use the information.

If you have an account with us, you can choose not to provide the optional account information and profile information. Please keep in mind that if you do not provide this information, certain features of our Services–for example, your ability to request books–may not be accessible.

Information We Collect Automatically

We also collect some information automatically:

Information We Collect from Other Third Party Sources

We may also get information about you from other third party sources. For example, if you create or log into your NetGalley account through another service (like Google) or if you connect your website or account to a social media platform or other service (like Twitter, LinkedIn, TikTok or Goodreads), we will receive information from that platform or service (such as your username, basic profile information, and friends list) via the authorization procedures used by that platform or service. The information we receive depends on which services you authorize and any options that are available.

We may also receive personal information from our affiliates (such as our parent companies, subsidiaries and other corporate affiliates), business partners and third party services, including information about individuals who are not yet our members, which we may use, for example, for marketing and advertising purposes.

How We Use Information

We use information about you as mentioned above and as follows:

We may also use your email address to contact you about our own goods and services, as well as, with your consent, third parties’ goods and services that may be of interest to you . If you do not want us to use your information in this way, please follow the instructions in the email to opt-out of receiving such communications.

If you subscribe to our newsletter and email promotions, we use your name and email address in order to send you emails with personalized information on new products, campaigns and highlights in your preferred categories. By subscribing, you confirm that in the future you wish to receive our newsletter and email promotions at the email address you have provided to us. If you are a user of our or websites, we use the services of MailChimp from Intuit Inc., based in Mountain View, USA, to send you newsletters and email promotions. You can view Intuit’s global privacy statement, including its statement about Intuit’s compliance with the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework, by clicking here. If you are a user of our or websites, we use the services of Salesforce Marketing Cloud from Salesforce, Inc. to send you newsletters and email promotions. You can view Salesforce, Inc.’s privacy policy by clicking here and Salesforce’s statement regarding its compliance with the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework and UK Extension by clicking here. If you are a user of our website, we use the services of NEXLINK from NEXWAY Co., Ltd. to send you newsletters and email promotions. You can view NEXWAY Co., Ltd.’s privacy policy by clicking here.

If, after subscribing, you wish to unsubscribe from our email promotions, you can do this via the unsubscribe link within each email. Alternatively, you can contact us by email ( or by postal mail.

Disclosures of Your Information

How We Share Information

We do not sell any personal information. We share information about you in the limited circumstances spelled out below and with appropriate safeguards on your privacy. In all cases below, we only share the minimum information necessary to serve the purpose for the disclosure.

Information Shared Publicly

Your profile is an important tool for telling NetGalley clients how you recommend books. Publishers and NetGalley clients see your profile (but other members do not). Publishers and NetGalley clients you interact with on NetGalley will be able to see only what you choose to share in your profile. You have the option of making your contact information visible or not to publishers.

Reviews and other content you submit on the NetGalley website are public. By default, public reviews on the NetGalley site will be displayed with your name and member type. If you prefer, you can replace your name with an auto-generated alias displayed next to your reviews instead. Public information may also be indexed by search engines or used by third parties, and we may syndicate reviews.

Please keep all of this in mind when deciding what you would like to share.

Age Restrictions

Our Services are not intended for individuals under 18 years of age (“Children” or “Child”). Children may not provide any personal information to us or through the Services. We do not knowingly collect personal information from Children. If you are under age 18, do not use or provide any information through the Services or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number or email address. If you are under 18 years of age and, for any reason, already have a NetGalley account, we ask that you delete your account, or contact us to do so. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a Child, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about an individual under 18 years of age, please contact us at

European Users and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

UK and EEA Individuals’ Rights

If you are a resident of the United Kingdom (“UK”) or European Economic Area (“EEA”), you have certain data protection rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) or the UK’s implementation of the GDPR, as applicable. Subject to any exemptions provided by law, we aim to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, or delete your personal data. You can do this by contacting us at to be informed what personal data we hold about you, and/or if you would like us to correct, amend, or delete your personal data.

Your rights under the GDPR include the following:

Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests. Please also note that our fulfillment of certain requests, such as requests to delete your information or restrict the processing of your information, may result in your being unable to use our Services or us being unable to provide you certain products or services.

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the UK or EU Member State of your habitual residence, place of work, or place of the alleged infringement if you think we are processing your personal data not in accordance with the GDPR. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the UK or EEA.

Personal Data Processing in the U.S. and Other Countries

NetGalley is located in the United States. Information we collect will be processed in the United States, and by using our Services you acknowledge and consent to the processing of your data in the United States. The United States is not subject to a finding of “adequacy” from the European Commission under Article 41 of the GDPR, and NetGalley has not self-certified its participation in the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework. Accordingly, we rely on derogations set forth in Article 44 of the GDPR. We may also disclose your personal data to our business partners and affiliates, as explained above in the “Disclosures of Your Information” section. These business partners and affiliates are located in E.U. member states or the UK and are subject to the GDPR or the UK GDPR, or are located in Japan, which is subject to a European Commission “adequacy” decision recognizing the personal data protection laws of Japan as adequate to enable data transfers under the GDPR.

Legal Basis

If you are in the UK or EEA, our legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Policy depends on the personal data we collect and the specific context in which we collect it. We process personal data you provide to us in using our Services, such as basic account information, public profile information, content information and information in communications with us, and information we collect automatically and from third party sources (see above in the "Information We Collect" section for more detail on these categories of information), with your consent and to perform the agreement between us and our client, pursuant to which you have been given access to our Services, as well as our Terms of Use, which is an agreement between you and us. We process your personal data to pursue our legitimate interests as a company, such as to determine the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns and our Services, to operate, improve and renew our Services, to protect our or the rights, property or safety of others, and for general research and analysis purposes. When processing personal data for our legitimate interests, we take appropriate measures to ensure that the interests we have are not outweighed by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms, which we will be happy to explain to you upon request. We may also process your personal data in order to comply with a legal obligation or to protect your vital interests.

Data Controller and NetGalley’s EU Representative

For purposes of the GDPR, NetGalley is the “controller” with respect to your personal data. NetGalley’s contact details are below in the “Contact Us” section. NetGalley’s GDPR Article 27 Representative, colenio GmbH & Co. KG, located in Unkel, Germany, can be contacted as follows:

colenio GmbH & Co. KG
Attention: Michael Vogelbacher
Bahnhofstr. 5
53572 Unkel

Security and Data Retention

While no online service is 100% secure, we work very hard to protect information about you against unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction, and take reasonable measures to do so. We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where you have chosen a password for access to the Services, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. We also urge you to be careful about giving out information in any public areas of the Services, like on your public profile.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to the Services. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures of the Services.

We will retain your information only for as long as is reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.

Links to Other Sites

Our Services may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, products, privacy policies or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Other Things You Should Know

Transferring Information to other countries

NetGalley is a worldwide service. By accessing or using the Services or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing, transfer, and storage of information in and to the U.S. and other countries, which may have rights and protections that are different from those in your home country.

What if you decide to leave us?

If you decide that it is time for you to leave our Services, there are tools in the application that allow you to delete your account. If you have a problem with this, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Once your account is deleted, publishers and NetGalley clients who gave you access to books will only see "Account Deleted" in their history and reporting. Reviews and other public content you submitted will remain indefinitely but will no longer be associated with your name or any of your other personal information.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. If we make changes to the Privacy Policy that materially alter your privacy rights, we will provide additional notice via email and/or a prominent notice on our website or the Services, and update the “effective” date at the top of this Privacy Policy. Before we use your personal information for a purpose that is materially different than the purpose we collected it for or that you later authorized, we will provide you with the opportunity to opt out. You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and deliverable email address for you, and for periodically visiting this Privacy Policy to check for any changes.

Contact Us

To ask questions or comment about this Privacy Policy and our privacy practices, contact us at:

NetGalley, LLC
44 Merrimac St.
Newburyport, MA 01950