INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE
Personally Identifiable Information
At different locations on our Site, such as when you register, subscribe, contact us or participate in promotions or post content on the Site, we may request or provide you with the option to supply us with personally identifiable information (e.g., name, e-mail address, postal addresses, home, work and/or mobile telephone number, birth date, and gender). If you do not want your personally identifiable information collected, please do not submit it to us.
Please keep in mind that if you do not submit personally identifiable information that is requested of you, you may be unable to access certain locations and features on the Site. When you do provide us with personally identifiable information, we may use that information to better understand your needs and for the purpose of operating and improving the Site and your user experience. We may also use that information to contact you, for example, to answer a question or respond to a comment you have submitted, request feedback. In addition, we may use your personally identifiable information to keep you up to date on the latest book releases and for communicating other information we think you would like to hear about. You agree that we may use personally identifiable information about you to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to analyze Site usage, improve our content and product offerings, and customize our Site's content, layout, and services. These uses improve our Site and better tailor it to meet your needs. Greene Street will not sell, share, or rent your personally identifiable information in ways different from what is disclosed in this Policy.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
This Site is not directed to children and is intended for adult users only. Consistent with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, we do not knowingly request or accept any information, including personally identifiable information, from children under the age of thirteen (13) without verifiable consent. If we learn that personally identifiable information of persons under thirteen (13) years of age has been collected on the Site, we will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.
ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS PROTOCOLS AND COOKIES
Cookies, Web Beacons & Similar Technologies
We may use “cookies” – small pieces of data or text files that are stored on your computer tied to information about you. This information will help us enhance your experience on the Site. Cookies can store non-personally identifiable information, such as what websites, pages, or advertisements your browser has accessed and may be tied to the personal information you knowingly choose to provide to us. Cookies help establish a user session and allow our server to correctly provide site users with the appropriate information, advertisements and services. We use both persistent and session cookies. Session cookies exist only for as long as your browser remains open. When the session ends, the browser is closed and the cookies go away. Persistent cookies, in contrast, last from visit to visit. Persistent cookies are saved on a visitor’s computer by the browser and do not go away when you exit your browser. We may use both types of cookies to enable us to collect aggregate information on the usage patterns of our Site, such as what areas of the Site are visited most often, so we can tailor our Site to user preferences.
Most Internet browsers can be set to refuse to accept cookies, although this may affect your Internet experience. You can also erase cookies that are already on your computer, block all cookies or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your Internet browser instructions or "help" screen to learn more about these functions.
We may use "web beacons" (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags, single-pixel GIFs, clear GIFs, invisible GIFs, 1-by-1 GIFs, and web bugs) - tiny graphic files placed on a web page which send a signal when a user has visited that page - allowing the Site to collect standard access information, such as time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the web beacon resides. We use web beacons to help manage the effectiveness of our online advertising and to gather access information, such as counting the users who have visited those pages and compiling aggregated statistics about Site usage.
Our Site has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of information under our control. We safeguard the security of the data you send us with physical, electronic, and other procedures. However, it is not possible to guarantee the security or integrity of information disclosed online. As no data transmission over the Internet is completely secure, we urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet. Because no physical or electronic security is impenetrable, by using the Site, you agree to assume all risks in connection with the information sent to us or collected by us when using the Site.
THIRD PARTY TRANSACTIONS
Greene Street may disclose personally identifiable information to our affiliates, subsidiaries, partners, contractors and permitted agents who assist us in providing services in connection with this Site and our business. In addition, we also allow access to our database by third parties we engage to assist us in providing you certain services. For example, we may hire a company to help us with technical maintenance. We may also use a third party to facilitate our online services, fulfill orders, process payments or conduct surveys on our behalf. In these instances, we may need to share your personal information. Such parties may use your personally identifiable information only to provide that particular product or service and are not permitted to use personally identifiable information for any other reason. In addition, as we continue to develop our business, we might sell or buy business operations or assets. If some or all of the assets of our business are sold to a third party, such third party will be entitled to use the information disclosed by users of our Site. Both the personal and non-personally identifiable information that we or other third parties have collected may be transferred as part of the transaction.
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose information as required by law, rule or regulation or where we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to protect its rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, as requested by a governmental or law enforcement authority or other legal process. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction. In addition, we reserve the right to use or disclose non-personally identifiable information in any way we see fit.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEB SITES
Our Site may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of those websites and we do not promote or endorse any such other websites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Site and to read the privacy statements of every website that collects personally identifiable information. This Policy applies solely to information collected by our Site and does not cover information collected elsewhere, including without limitation on websites linked to from the Site.
If you send us an e-mail with questions or comments, we may use the personal information you provide to respond to your questions or comments, and we may save your questions or comments for future reference. There may be times when you will have the opportunity to subscribe to an e-mail list or electronic newsletter that will send information about our Site. We may use e-mail addresses to occasionally deliver information relevant to you, such as book releases, special events, promotions, surveys and notification of other noteworthy items. However, we will provide you with the option to change your preferences and “opt-out” of receiving those communications. You may request at any time that we not e-mail you in the future by clicking the “unsubscribe” link which is included at the bottom of any e-mail communication that you receive from us and hitting send, or by contacting us at email@example.com. When contacting us by e-mail, please insert “UNSUBSCRIBE” in the subject line and the body of the message. If you unsubscribe, you should assume that your request has been received and is being processed. Please allow ten (10) business days from when the request was received to complete the removal of your e-mail address from our database as some of our promotions may have been in process before submitting such request we will make reasonable efforts to discontinue these e-mail communications as soon as practicable.
USER’S GRANT OF A LIMITED LICENSE
By communicating with us, including submitting, sending or posting content to the Site and/or directly to us, you grant Greene Street the royalty-free, unrestricted, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, fully paid-up and fully sub-licensable right and license to use, post, copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, display, transfer, sell, perform, adapt, publish, sell, translate and create derivative works from such content (in whole or part) and otherwise exploit such content, including any information, suggestions, ideas or concepts contained in such content and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed, with or without attribution to you. You will remain responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency, or any other aspect of such submitted material or other communication to us. You represent and warrant that by submitting content you agree to waive any "moral rights" you may have in the content.
For the avoidance of doubt, you irrevocably grant to us the royalty-free, unrestricted, worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully paid-up and fully sub-licensable right to exploit your image, photo, likeness, voice, performance, if submitted, in whole or in part, and any other content you post on the Site or submit to us in connection with any and all publicity and advertising for and promotion of us and the Site, and in connection with our exercise of any other rights granted hereunder as we determine in our sole discretion. You hereby release us from and against any and all claims, damages or liabilities arising from or relating to the use of such content, image, photo, likeness, voice and performance as set forth herein.
SURVEYS & PROMOTIONS
Occasionally, our Site may request information from users via voluntary surveys or promotions. Participation in these surveys or promotions is completely voluntary and the user will choose whether to disclose information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information. Contact information will be used to notify winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use of and satisfaction with this Site.
CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
HOW TO CONTACT US
If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our Policy, or if you have submitted personally identifiable information through the Site and would like access to such information or to have that information corrected, please contact Customer Service:
Greene Street, LLC
525-K East Market Street, #212
Leesburg, Virginia 20175
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Last updated as of July 12, 2010