All companies that are part of Author Solutions (“ASI,” “We,” or “our”) believe that your personal information—including your name, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, belongs to you. While we collect this type of information when you provide it to us, we do not rent or sell it to third parties.
When users visit our Web sites, there are two types of information that may be collected. The first type of information is known as “personally identifiable information.” In order to serve your needs, we may from time to time request personal and private information, such as your name or company, address, contact information, education, interests, , survey information, and/or other information. You may choose to provide this information at your option. Personally identifiable information excludes any information you may choose to submit publicly, such as reviews, critiques, editorials, testimonials, documentaries, forum or blog discussions.
We may use your e-mail address to occasionally notify you about important functionality changes to the Web site, new services, and special offers we think you’ll find valuable. If you would rather not receive this information, you can change the preferences by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We may release account information when we believe, in good faith, that such release is reasonably necessary to (1) comply with law, (2) enforce or apply the terms of any of our user agreements, or (3) protect the rights, property, or safety of Author Solutions and its affiliated companies, our users, or others.
We may release account information when we believe, in good faith, that such release is reasonably necessary to:
Non-personally identifiable information is also collected upon each visit to our Web site. Our server automatically recognizes visitors’ domain names and Internet Protocol addresses (where possible). We also collect information and statistics about how visitors use the site. This information, which is collected and maintained in an anonymous, non-personal, and composite form, allows us to improve the content of our Web site and facilitate market research.
On occasion, we may provide non-personally identifiable information about our users, sales, traffic patterns, and related site information to reputable third-party vendors to help us understand this information better. However, these statistics will not include any personally identifiable information. Other than improving our Web site and providing our visitors with the best experience possible, we make no other use of this information.
We use encryption technology to keep your personal information safe. All of your information—including your name, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address—is encrypted using a secure server for security.
Most Web browsers will allow you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block acceptance of cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your Web browser’s help file to learn more about these functions.
The information contained in our cookies is only used by Author Solutions. Your Web browser will not pass a cookie to a site other than the one that created it.
Author Solutions is committed to maintaining the privacy of your personally identifiable information, and will treat the privacy of your information with the same or greater security protections as we provide for our own private information. ASI-company Web sites have industry-standard security measures in place to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. While there is no such thing as “perfect security” on the Internet, we take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of all information. Employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. Furthermore, our employees are kept up to date on our security and privacy practices.
We welcome your questions and comments about privacy. Please e-mail us.