Our Commitment To Children’s Privacy
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, our website will not knowingly collect or maintain information from children are under 18, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 18.
Under our Terms of Service and Conditions of Use, children under 18 are not allowed to use our website and access our services. It is not our intention to offer products or services to minors.
Information We Collect
- Non-Personal Information
When visiting our website we may collect certain non-personal information from you, including your computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address used to access our website, browser type, operating system, the specific webpages visited during your connection, and the domain name from which you accessed the Site. In addition, we may collect information about your browsing behavior, such as the date and time you visit the Site, the areas or pages of the Site that you visit, the amount of time you spend viewing the Site, the number of times you return to the Site and other clickstream data. This information is used to analyze trends, administer our website, track users’ movement, and gather broad demographic information for internal use such as statistical assessments, research, website improvement, and other purposes.
We may also use web beacons on the Site, in our emails and in our advertisements on other websites. Web beacons are tiny graphic images that are used to collect information about your Site visit, such as the pages you view and the features you use, as well as information about whether you open and/or act upon one of our emails or advertisements. We may also collect the URL of the website you visited immediately before coming to the Site. Web beacons help us analyze our Site visitors’ behavior and measure the effectiveness of the Site and our advertising. We may work with service providers, such as Google Analytics, that help us track, collect and analyze this information.
We may combine the non-personal information we collect, such as through cookies and web beacons, with other information we have collected from you.
- Personal Information
We collect personal information from you when you submit it to us, including by (i) creating an Account with us and providing us with your username, password and email address; (ii) emailing us; (iii) signing up with us to be an author; (iv) participating in promotions, surveys, email newsletters or other features of the Site; (v) placing an order through us; and (vi) communicating with us directly through the Site. Such personal information may include your name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, credit card information and other applicable information. If you access the Services through Facebook credentials, we may automatically collect certain information, such as your name, picture, and email address. We will use all information available through Facebook in accordance with Facebook’s policies and your preferences selected through Facebook. We may use your contact information to send you information about our Services, when we feel such information is important. You may unsubscribe from these messages through your Account settings, although we reserve the right to contact you even if you unsubscribe when we believe it is necessary, such as for Account recovery purposes.
Handling of Personal Information
We may use the information we collect from and about you for any of the following purposes: (i) to complete a transaction (including fulfillment of orders); (ii) to communicate with you regarding our Services or to notify you about other products and services; (iii) to review Site usage and operations; (iv) to address problems with the Site, our business or our services; (v) to protect the security or integrity of the Site and our business; (vi) to monitor the site for compliance with our and the law; and (vii) to contact you with Site updates, newsletters and other information and promotional materials from us.
Disclosure of Your Information
Some of your activity on and through the Services is public by default. This may include, but is not limited to, content you have posted or shared publicly on the Site or otherwise through the services, such as written posts, comments, or other submissions by you to the Site. In addition, if you share information with third parties not functioning as a service provider to us that puts your information beyond our control and becomes subject to the policy the third party has in place. Please also remember that by choosing to provide Personal Information using certain public features of the Services, you make your information publicly available. Users reading such information may use or disclose it to other individuals or entities without our control and without your knowledge, and search engines may index that information. We therefore urge you to think carefully about including any specific information you may deem private in content that you create or information that you submit through the Services.
Our primary intention for collecting personal and private information from you is simply to conduct our business. We can use this internally to better serve you. Accordingly, we see no reason to share your personal information to other parties and outside interests unless you have authorized us to do so. Of course, there are instances where your information is stored with third party service providers, such as email service providers, as they provide services that are industry-leading in quality and security and are far more beneficial to our end user than attempting such services in-house. However, you are never required to deal with any such third party directly, they are limited in how they use your information, and they cannot sell or transfer it to others in any way.
We may also share aggregate, non-personal information about Site users with third parties. We may share this information about our website visitors as a whole, not individually, with our partners, service providers, and other third parties with whom we conduct business for various purposes, in our sole discretion. In addition, these third parties may share with us information about you that they have independently developed or acquired.
Your Account information will be protected by a password for your privacy and security. You need to help prevent unauthorized access to your Account and Personal Information by selecting and protecting your password appropriately and limiting access to your computer and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your Account.
We maintain reasonable and appropriate measures designed to maintain information we collect in a secure manner. We have taken certain physical, electronic, and administrative steps to safeguard and secure the information we collect from Site visitors. Even though we follow reasonable procedures to try to protect the information in our possession, no security system is perfect and we cannot promise, and you should not expect, that your information will be secure in all circumstances.
The Site may be accessed by an international audience. By visiting the Site and providing us with data, you acknowledge and agree that your personal information may be processed for the purposes identified in this policy. In addition, such data may be stored on servers located outside your resident jurisdiction and in jurisdictions which may have less stringent privacy practices than your own. By providing us with your data, you consent to the transfer of such data.
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QUESTIONS/COMMENTS/CONCERNS: If you have any questions about the contents of this page, or simply wish to reach us for any other reason, you may do so by using our Contact information.