Effective as of March 7, 2006
HarperCollins Publishers LLC ("HarperCollins") is part of the News America
Group, which has adopted a set of Privacy Principles applicable to all its
U.S.-based companies. HarperCollins has implemented those Principles in this
identifiable information ("PII") we obtain from and about individuals located
in the U.S. both online and off-line.
Some of our online activities are directed to children under 13. In those
instances, we provide additional privacy protections. To read about our
protections that relate to children under 13 click
industry initiatives or changes in the law, our PII collection and use
practices, the features of our web sites, or technology. If we make revisions
that change the way we collect or use your PII, those changes will be posted in
are up to date on our most current policies and practices. If HarperCollins
materially changes its practices regarding the collection or use of your PII,
your PII will continue to be governed by the Policy under which it was
collected unless you have been provided notice of and have not objected to the
COLLECTION: COLLECTION OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE
INFORMATION ("PII") BY HARPERCOLLINS
General. HarperCollins collects
personally identifiable information ("PII" -- that is, information such as your
full name, e-mail address, mailing address or telephone number) in order to
create or enhance our relationship with you. When we collect PII from you it is
because you are voluntarily submitting the information to us in order to
participate in activities like sweepstakes, contests, games, surveys, forums,
subscription registrations, in connection with content or suggestions you
submit to us, chats or bulletin boards, or because you want us to furnish you
with products, services or information. We may also obtain PII from reputable
Cookies. Cookies are small bits of information that the
HarperCollins web sites place on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies
remember information about your activities on the site and enable the operator
of the site to make your visits to our Web sites more enjoyable.
If you have subscribed to be a "member" of HarperCollins and log on to one of
our web sites under your "password", we will employ cookies to identify you as
allowing for easier logon and relating your use of our web sites to
non-personally identifiable information you have provided to us, so that we can
limit the online ads we display to you to those we believe are consistent with
our web sites to PII obtained from you or a reputable third party. For example,
if you ask us to send you information about our upcoming products or
promotions, cookie and/or click stream data about your activities on
HarperCollins web sites may allow us to limit the material we send you to the
types of items we believe you will find interesting, based upon your activities
on our sites and your preferences. However, if we wish to coordinate your
personal and web site activity information in this manner, we will obtain your
express affirmative consent. Also, our cookies will not contain PII.
You can always program your computer to warn you each time a cookie is being
clicking the “Logout” link on our web sites.
NOTICE: HARPERCOLLINS WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH NOTICE ABOUT
ITS PII COLLECTION PRACTICES
When you voluntarily provide PII to HarperCollins, we will make sure you are
informed about who is collecting the information, how and why the information
is being collected and the types of uses we will make of the information.
At the time you provide your PII, HarperCollins will notify
you of your options regarding our use of your PII, including whether we will
share it with outside companies (See “Choice” below). This Policy describes the
types of other companies that may want to send you information about their
products and services and therefore may want to share your personal
information, provided you have given HarperCollins permission to do so (See
Sometimes we collect personally identifiable information from consumers in
manual format or off-line, such as a post card or subscription form. Providing
detailed notice in those situations often proves impractical, so consumers will
instead be provided with a short notice that describes how to obtain the full
text of this Policy and other relevant information from us.
HarperCollins's Web sites may be linked to Internet sites operated by other
companies. Some of these third party sites may be co-branded with a
HarperCollins logo, even though they are not operated or maintained by
HarperCollins, such as Web sites owned and operated by our authors.
HarperCollins's Web sites may also carry advertisements from other companies.
HarperCollins is not responsible for the privacy practices of Web sites
operated by third parties that are linked to our sites or for the privacy
practices of third party or national Internet advertising companies. Once
you've left a HarperCollins Web site via such a link or by clicking on an
party or advertiser site to determine how they will handle any PII they collect
HarperCollins's Web sites may also be linked to sites operated by companies
affiliated with HarperCollins (i.e., that are part of the News America Group).
Although all News America Group entities adhere to the group's
Privacy Principles, visitors to those affiliated sites should still
refer to their separate privacy policies and practices, which may differ in
some respects from this Policy.
CHOICE: HARPERCOLLINS WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH CHOICES ABOUT
THE USE OF YOUR PII
will not use the PII you provide to us for purposes different from
the purpose for which it was submitted, or share your PII with third
parties that are not affiliated with HarperCollins (i.e., not part
of the News America Group), unless we obtain your permission.
USE: HARPERCOLLINS'S USE OF PII
will use your PII provided under this Policy in a manner that is
consistent with this Policy. If HarperCollins obtains PII from a
third party, such as a business partner, our use of that information
is governed by this Policy.
HarperCollins may share your PII with companies that
are affiliated with us, that is are part of the News America Group
of companies. Provided you have given us permission, we may also
share your PII with advertisers and business partners that are not
affiliated with HarperCollins but would like to send you information
about their products and services. For example, HarperCollins may
offer a sweepstakes or contest in conjunction with a co-sponsor that
may have special offers or promotions that might be of interest to
HarperCollins customers. However, you will always have the
opportunity to instruct us not to share your information with third
parties when PII is collected. Moreover, we will never share your
credit card information with third parties except those
HarperCollins uses to perform tasks (such as order fulfillment and
payment processing) required to complete purchases you make through
HarperCollins’s Web sites.
HarperCollins's employees, agents and contractors must have a legitimate
business reason to obtain access to your PII. HarperCollins may share your PII
with outside contractors or agents who help us manage our information
activities (i.e., sweepstakes administration, order fulfillment, statistical
analyses) but they may only use PII to provide HarperCollins with a specific
service and not for any other purpose.
may also enter into agreements with outside companies that possess
the technology that allows HarperCollins to customize the
advertising and marketing messages you receive on our web
sites. Your non-PII and
click stream data about your activities on our Sites may be shared with
these companies so this customization can be accomplished. These companies will not
share your information with any third party or use it for any other
click stream and demographic information may also be shared with
HarperCollins’s advertisers and business partners.
There may be instances when HarperCollins may disclose PII without providing
you with a choice in order to protect the legal rights of HarperCollins, other
companies within the News America Group or their employees, agents and
contractors; to protect the safety and security of visitors to our web sites;
to protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or to comply with the
law or legal process. In addition, if HarperCollins sells all or part of its
business or makes a sale or transfer of assets or is otherwise involved in a
merger or business transfer, HarperCollins may transfer your PII to a third
party as part of that transaction.
SECURITY: HARPERCOLLINS PROTECTS THE SECURITY OF PII
HarperCollins uses reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical
measures to safeguard PII in its possession against loss, theft and
unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. In addition, we use reasonable
methods to make sure that PII is accurate, up-to-date and appropriately
complete. Passwords and PII are stored by HarperCollins behind firewalls.
Credit card information is encrypted both in transit and when stored within
HarperCollins’s online databases.
ACCESS: HOW TO ACCESS, CORRECT, OR DELETE YOUR PII
HarperCollins has implemented a procedure for you to access,
correct or delete your PII, and, if you are a member of HarperCollins, review
your user preferences.
If you would like to know the types of information that
HarperCollins collects from visitors to its Web sites, please send your request
to firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Legal Department, HarperCollins
Publishers, 10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022.
If you would like to know whether HarperCollins has
collected PII about you and what PII we have collected, please send us the
activities that you participated in on our Web sites which requested PII. After
reviewing the relevant databases, we will confirm whether we have collected
such information about you and provide a list of your PII on file.
In the event your PII on file is incorrect, you may correct
the PII by sending a written request for correction to
email@example.com that includes (1) all of the incorrect PII that
you wish to change, (2) the corrected PII and (3) your signature authorizing
such changes. HarperCollins will then correct the PII in our database and send
a written confirmation to you.
You may access and change your user preferences for
HarperCollins Web site.
• To Log in, users can enter their
username and password here.
• Logged-in users can enter here to
view and set preferences.
If you wish to stop all future communications from
HarperCollins, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, requesting that
your PII be permanently removed from any HarperCollins database. We will send
you a written confirmation of such removal.
However, there may be residual information that will remain
within our databases that may or may not contain PII. This residual information
will not be given to any third party or used for any commercial purpose.
REMEDIES AND COMPLIANCE: HOW TO CONTACT HARPERCOLLINS
ABOUT PRIVACY CONCERNS
If you have concerns regarding the collection and use of
your PII or any other privacy issues, please contact:
10 East 53rd Street New York, NY 10022
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