PRIVACY NOTICE

Your privacy is a serious matter to us. You may visit our web site (the "Site") anonymously as often as you like without providing any personally identifying information (such as your name, email address, or mailing address). Our Site is a business to business web site, and registration to create an account is by invitation only to those persons who require access to certain proprietary systems for their business needs. If you are invited to register to create an account, we ask you to provide a minimal amount of information that we need to enable you to access and use certain features of this Site, such as our online ordering, inventory management, and sales and marketing systems and information, media booking tools, and other customizations directed to the business needs of the registered user (collectively, the "Services"). We do not collect personally identifying information from you unless you voluntarily provide it, and we will only use such information in accordance with this Privacy Notice and applicable law.

If you are invited to register to use the Services, we will ask you to agree to additional terms and conditions in connection with the registration process (the "Services Agreement"). In order to purchase items through our online ordering systems, you may need to provide billing and shipping information, such as your mailing address and payment information (such as credit card information). We may use other companies to provide information technology support, customer service, and order and payment processing. These other companies will have access to the personally identifying information you provide, but only as necessary to perform their functions and to the extent permitted by law.


Other Information We Collect

Like most major web sites, we use automatic data collection technology when you visit our Site to record information that identifies your computer (like its IP address) and tracks your use of our Site. We may use "cookies" and "clear GIFS" (also known as "pixel tags" or "web beacons") to collect this information. We do not collect personally identifying information in this way, but if you've provided us with personally identifying information we may associate that information with the information that is collected automatically. Automatic data collection may be performed on our behalf by our services providers.


How is the Personally Identifying Information used?

  • We will use the personally identifying information collected on this Site for the following purposes:
  • To respond to your inquiries and contact you about changes to this Site;
  • To send you notices (for example, in the form of e-mails, mailings, and the like) regarding products or services you are receiving, and for billing and collection purposes;
  • For any other purposes disclosed at the time the information is collected or to which you consent; and
  • As otherwise specifically described in this Privacy Notice.
  • We may also use your information to improve our Site, and may use cookies and other information to enable us to customize your user experience. We may disclose aggregate statistics regarding user behavior as a measure of interest in, and use of, our Site, such as overall patterns or demographic reports that do not describe or identify any individual user.
  • We may disclose user information to government authorities, and to other third parties when compelled to do so by government authorities, at our discretion, or otherwise as required by law, including but not limited to in response to court orders and subpoenas. We also may disclose user information when we have reason to believe that someone is or may be causing injury to or interference with our rights or property, other users of this Site, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.

Your Right to Access and Change Information

You may update the information that is stored in your user account by visiting http://www.HachetteBookGroup.biz/profile/ or by e-mailing privacy@hbgusa.com If you make this request by e-mail, we will send you a copy of the personally identifying information we have on file in your user account (if any). You may send us new or updated information at any time. We will endeavor to respond to your request to access, update or delete your information as soon as practicable. Before we are able to provide you with any information, correct any inaccuracies or delete any information, however, we may ask you to verify your identity and to provide other details to help us to respond to your request.


Your Choices

If you wish to unsubscribe from an HBG e-newsletter and/or stop receiving related promotion e-mails, you may do so by visiting https://secure.ztfsb.net/hbgsubs/php/newsletter.php or by e-mailing privacy@hbgusa.com. You may also choose to unsubscribe from our emails by following the instructions in the bottom of the email.


Security

We take reasonable steps to protect the security and integrity of all personally identifying information provided on our Site. However, due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communications vehicle, we cannot guarantee that information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our system or otherwise in our care, will be absolutely safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers.


Creating an Account

If you have received an invitation and created an account on our Site, you and/or your company are responsible for maintaining the strict confidentiality of the account password, and shall be responsible for any access to or use of our Site by you or any person or entity using your password, whether or not such access or use has been authorized by or on behalf of you, and whether or not such person or entity is an employee or agent of the company. You agree to (i) immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (ii) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. It is your sole responsibility to control the dissemination and use of your password, control access to and use of your account, and notify us when you desire to cancel your account on this Site. We will not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this provision.


Links

This Site contains content, services, advertising and other materials that link to web sites operated by third parties. We have no control over those other sites, and this Privacy Notice does not apply to them.


This Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice governs your use of this Site. By visiting this Site, and/or using the services offered on or through this Site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Notice as they may be amended from time to time. This Site is intended for users who are located in the United States of America, and this Privacy Notice shall be interpreted under the laws of the United States.

As we update and expand our services, this Privacy Notice may change, so check back to this page from time to time. Any changes or updates will be effective immediately upon posting to this Site. Under certain circumstances, we will also notify you of changes or updates to our Privacy Notice by additional means, such as posting a notice on the front page of our Site or sending you an e-mail.

This Site is operated by:

Hachette Book Group, Inc.
1290 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10104
Email: Privacy@hbgusa.com