Holt, Rinehart and Winston (“HRW”) recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of our customers and visitors to the HRW Site while permitting us to conduct legitimate business by providing services and information of interest to our customers and visitors. Your disclosure of personally identifiable information to us constitutes consent to the terms stated herein.
Collection and Storage of Information:
We will collect certain personal information when you register for our services, purchase our products, request information, participate in surveys, respond to special offers, enter contests or, in connection with such activities, you may be asked to provide your name, mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address. We will maintain this information in our customer database.
At the present time, we do not collect any personally identifiable information from children or from individuals who could be recognized as minors. If we do so in the future, we will comply with the requirements of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.
We may use "cookies" to recognize you and your access privileges on the HRW Site, as well as to trace usage of the HRW Site. A cookie is a piece of information that is sent to your Web browser from a Website and stored on your computer's hard drive. Each time you return to the HRW Site, we are able to identify you as a previous or registered customer. Cookies also enable us to measure the HRW Site traffic, including the number of repeat versus new visitors, the time users spend online, and their navigation behavior. Collecting this information allows us to make changes that improve the HRW Site.
Use of Information:
This information is used to provide the service or product requested; to enable billing and shipping; to provide you with information about related products and services based on the preferences you have indicated; to improve the HRW Site; for development of new products and services; and for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. Sometimes we hire companies to help us deliver products or services, like a shipping company that delivers a package. In those instances, we need to share your information with them. These companies will be authorized to use the information only to deliver the product or service. In rare instances, we will disclose private information to necessary parties to protect the HRW Site or visitors to the HRW Site, or to enforce compliance with our Terms and Conditions of Use.
We may share personally identifiable information with our affiliated companies (“HRW Related Companies”). You will be offered the option to not have your personally identifiable information shared with parties outside the HRW Related Companies. Information concerning individuals' usage of the HRW Site will not be disclosed to third parties except in an aggregate form (e.g., "45% of the customers visiting the HRW Site are repeat visitors").
Please be aware that if you disclose personally identifiable information on Website message boards or chat areas, that information may be collected and used by third parties without our knowledge and may result in unsolicited communications from third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of Harcourt.