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Birchbark Books Privacy Policy

Privacy protection

Birchbark Books respects and is committed to protecting your privacy. We do not rent, sell, or share your information with any other party except as may be required by law. This privacy protection section communicates how, when, and why we gather information about our customers and what we do with it.

Safe Shopping at Birchbark Books

We have taken many precautions to insure that shopping at Birchbark Books is safe and secure. We use the industry-standard SSL protocol (Secure Sockets Layer) to ensure that all credit card transactions are secure. The SSL system encrypts information that you submit to us via our website when you place an order. Encryption makes it extremely difficult for anyone to intercept information about you, your order, or your credit card information. Please note that the URL for our secure server appears as "".

Order information

If you place an order through Birchbark Books, we will ask you for your e-mail address, shipping address, telephone number and credit card information. We use this information to process and fulfill your order and to notify you of your order status. All archived credit card information is maintained in a secure and safe environment. Telephone numbers and e-mail addresses are only used to contact you regarding your order, unless you request to receive our e-mail newsletter updates.

Use of cookies

Birchbark Books uses "cookies" for the sole purpose of enhancing your shopping experience.

A cookie is a feature of your Internet Web browser, and most browsers are configured to automatically accept cookies. Cookies are files that your Web browser places on your computer's hard drive and which assign a unique identification code to your computer. Cookies do not enable us to retrieve from your computer any additional personal information about you other than information that you knowingly and willingly provide to Birchbark Books through the order process or through sign up.

We use cookies to let us know whether you have visited Birchbark Books previously; to provide relevant, personalized content; and to help us continue to improve site navigation, design, and content.

Email Newsletter

We invite interested visitors to sign up to receive occasional e-mails about upcoming events and readings, store specials, and other news from Birchbark Books. We do not allow any other companies to use our email list to market to our customers. We do not rent, sell or share our email list. If you decide you no longer wish to receive email from us, every email we send to you includes simple instructions on how to opt out of future communications. You can also review opt-out instructions below.

Opt Out/Unsubscribe

If you decide you no longer wish to receive communications from us, you can opt out in several ways:

  • Use the contact form found at Please include "UNSUBSCRIBE" in the comment area.
  • Each Newsletter includes an unsubscribe link that you can follow to easily remove yourself from our mailing list.
  • If you prefer to speak to us live, please call us at 612-374-4023. If you don't reach us, please leave us a message with your name and telephone number. We will respond to e-mail and voice mail promptly.