PressBooks is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
PressBooks may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from August 8, 2012.
What we collect
We may collect the following information when you register:
- email address
We will never share this information with third parties unless compelled to do so by law.
We collect and maintain content that you put into PressBooks books, “Book Content” including but not limited to:
All Book Content belongs to you, and PressBooks will access your Book Content only in the case that we are required to perform some maintenance, or investigate particular problems (eg export problems) with your book. We will never share this information with third parties unless compelled to do so by law.
When you make a purchase through PressBooks (for instance for PressBooks services, or to download books), our transactions are handled by a third party payment processor and we do not keep credit card information. However, we may keep other information including your name and contact information. We will never share this information with third parties unless compelled to do so by law.
We require the above information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
- Internal record keeping.
- We may use the information to improve our products and services.
- We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
- From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Third party advertising
Our users can opt-out of the collection and use of information for ad targeting at www.aboutads.info/choices.
We have implemented the following:
• Google Display Network Impression Reporting
• Demographics and Interests Reporting
• Remarketing with Google Analytics
• Integrated services that require Google Analytics to collect data via advertising cookies and anonymous identifiers
We, along with third-party vendors, including but not limited to Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions, and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising initiative opt out page or permanently using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on. You can find that here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/
From time to time, we work with Twitter to collect user data through our website for purposes of conversion tracking and serving ads targeted to users’ interests. You may opt out of some of these interest-based ads by using the Do Not Track functionality in your Web browser or through such other methods that Twitter may specify from time to time at https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170405.
Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
- If you do not wish to receive occasional email updates about PressBooks, you may let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.