Automatically collected information
Like most standard web servers, our web server collects information about visitors
which it outputs into log files. Information collected in log files includes
internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP),
referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to
analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement in the aggregate,
and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc.
are not linked to personally identifiable. For example, we may use browser type
information to fine tune our pages to specific browsers and other information
in web server logs to administer and troubleshoot technical problems.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information
about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable
information while on our site. We use both session ID cookies and persistent
cookies. For the session ID cookie, once users close the browser, the cookie
simply terminates. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on the user’s
hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies can be removed
of items in your shopping cart. The persistent cookie allows you to keep items
in your cart for periods beyond your current browser session. If you refuse
cookies, you will be unable to use the shopping cart.
We do not collect personal information on our site. We track the items you have
placed into the shopping cart. When you elect to purchase, the contents of your
cart along with our Amazon ID number are sent to Amazon.com. Your browser is
directed to the Amazon.com shopping cart and you have essentially left our site.
Information collected after that point is subject to Amazon.com’s privacy
We may provide information gathered on our site to Penguin Putnam, our publisher.
Since we do not collect personal or financial information, we do not find it
necessary to use secure protocols such as SSL (Secure Socket Layer) / digital
IDs to protect the information transferred between the browser and your web
Submitting information through a form, such as our “Suggest a Tip”
form, signals intent to have your comments or suggestions published. If published,
those comments or suggestions will be viewed by the public, with attribution
(your name) unless you specifically ask us to withhold this information.
We do not host advertisements on our site. We do not share information gathered
on our site with advertisers.
This Web site may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are
not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage
our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements
of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information.
This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.