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WEBSITE COLLECTION, USE, AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may share your Personal Information as follows:
You can "opt in" or "opt out" of receiving promotional e-mail from us by checking or unchecking the appropriate box on the registration or submission area for the particular offer, by updating your preferences here or by following the instructions in our e-mail messages. Please note that even if you choose to opt out of promotional e-mail, we will continue to send you important service-related communications (e.g., order confirmations). You may also opt out of having your information shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes under item 6 of Website Collection, Use, And Disclosure Of Personal Information by following the instructions listed immediately above.
SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Penguin understands the need to prevent online fraud. To do so, we employ reasonable industry standard security measures involving both hardware and software. For our e-commerce sites, we use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) to encrypt any Personal Information you send to us during the check-out process. Only when your information has been passed to our secure servers, housed in a physically secure location and protected by firewall software, is your transaction processed. Penguin employs your credit card information only for your purchase with us. Your information is vetted by a merchant bank to ensure that all credit details are accurate and represent a genuine purchase.
Please remember that no data transmission over the Internet, or by other means, can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Thus, while we strive to protect your personal data, Penguin cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. Therefore, you understand, acknowledge, and agree that you transmit certain Personal Information over this Site at your own risk.
COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING DEVICES
MONITORING AND USE OF AGGREGATE PERSONAL INFORMATION
Without disclosure of Personal Information about individual users, we may provide aggregate statistics about our users, traffic patterns and related Site information to third party vendors or marketing companies.
SPECIAL POLICY WITH REGARD TO INFORMATION FROM CHILDREN UNDER THIRTEEN
Penguin respects the privacy of children, and we comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA"). This Site does not knowingly collect, retain or disclose Personal Information from children under the age of 13 without prior parental consent, except as permitted by COPPA. If you have any questions concerning our information practices with respect to children, you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For tips on protecting your child's privacy online, please see the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's brochure on this topic: www.onguardonline.gov.
We may provide links to third-party web sites as a service to our users. Please be aware that we cannot control and are not responsible for the information collection, use and disclosure practices of such web sites. We encourage you to review and understand the privacy policies on these web sites before providing any information to them.
CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS' PRIVACY RIGHTS
If you are a California resident and request information about how to exercise your third-party disclosure choices, you must send a request to the following address with a preference on how our response to your request should be sent (e-mail or postal mail). You may contact us in two ways. Send e-mail to email@example.com, with the statement "California Residents' Privacy Rights" in the subject field of your e-mail. Alternatively, you may contact Penguin at:
Penguin Group (USA)
375 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
Attn: California RESIDENTS' Privacy Rights c/o Legal Department
For offline requests, please include your name, postal address, city, state, and zip code. We will not accept requests via telephone or facsimile.
GENERAL REQUESTS ABOUT THIS POLICY
LAST UPDATED: December 3, 2009
RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF WEBSITE
USE OF MATERIALS
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LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
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PGI prohibits the posting of any information or materials that violates or infringes the copyrights of any person or entity. If you believe that your work has been copied and made available on this site in a manner that would constitute copyright infringement, please provide the following information in writing to our designated DMCA Copyright Agent:
PGI's Copyright designated DMCA Agent for notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached as follows:
Attn: Legal/DMCA Complaints
Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
375 Hudson Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10014
By phone: (800) 631-8571
By fax: (212) 366-2867
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Upon receipt of such notification, PGI will remove any posted submission found to be infringing the rights of any person or entity in conformance with 17 U.S.C. §512(c)(3). United States law provides strict penalties for submitting false claims of infringement.
Many PGI sites do not have account holders or subscribers. For those sites that do, in appropriate cases, PGI will terminate subscriptions or accounts of repeat copyright infringers. If you believe that a user of this site is a repeat infringer, please contact PGI's DMCA Copyright Agent as described above and provide enough information for us to verify the individual is a repeat infringer.
LAST UPDATED: September 5, 2008