Privacy Policy

1. Information We Collect

Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) means information that can be directly associated with you (such as your name, email address, or telephone number), or information about activities directly linked to you (such as subscriptions that you have licensed or purchased). We collect PII in the following ways:

1.1  Information that you provide to us directly:

When you contact or communicate with Alabama Book Center, we may gather information such as your name, physical address, email address and phone number
When you participate in a promotional offer (such as a trial subscription) and/or purchase products or services, we may gather information regarding the offer that you participate in, and any products or services that you purchase, as well as financial information such as your credit card number.
When you register for an online account, subscribe to a newsletter, participate in communities or an event, program, class or promotion, or click on a URL, we may gather user preferences, product interests, industry focus, community choices and other customer profile information.

1.2 Information we collect through technology related to our
products and services

Certain products and services that you acquire from us may connect and transmit telemetry and system/product data to us or our authorized agents. This data may include, but is not limited to, system model, operating system, host ID and IP address.

We use this information to manage and administer our products and services, and as the basis for advising you of the availability of updates and new versions, providing agreed upon testing and monitoring of services that we provide, enhancing our products and services, and improving and targeting our communications with you.

1.3  Information we collect through online technology

When you are on Alabama Book Center’s websites, we collect information about the pages you visit. Some web pages use cookies, web beacons and similar technologies to automatically collect information from you. We may send one or more cookies (small text files containing a string of characters) to your computer to uniquely identify your browser. We may use “web beacons” (electronic images also known as pixel tags or clear gifs) to recognize a Alabama Book Center cookie on your computer when you view or act upon a Alabama Book Center web page, a Alabama Book Center advertisement posted on a third-party web page, or an email from us.
Cookies, web beacons and similar technologies enable us to collect information about your visits to our websites, such as:

Internet Protocol Address
Browser type
Operating system
Referring site (site you visited before coming to our site)
Date and time of visit
URL of pages visited
Other browsing behavior, such as products and white papers download.

Most browsers allow you to remove and block cookies and web beacons. If you do so, you will need to re-enter your User Name and password to access certain parts of our web sites and you will be served only generic information that is not focused on your specific interests.  Also, you may not be able to use certain Alabama Book Center web site features or take full advantage of our offerings.

1.4 Information from other sources

From time-to-time we may receive information from other sources, such as commercial contact lists or companies that we acquire, and we may combine that information with information previously collected.
If you give us PII on behalf of someone else (or someone else gives us PII on your behalf), we require that the person providing the PII to us must have consent to do so from the person whose information is provided.
Some Alabama Book Center events, web sites or services may be co-branded and offered in conjunction with a third party.  When you provide PII in relation to them, both Alabama Book Center and the third party(ies) may receive the information collected and use the information according to each company’s privacy policy and agreement with you.

2. How We Use Information We Collect

We use PII to conduct business, provide information and support for products and services, improve our understanding of your needs and interests, develop and improve our services and products, and personalize communications.  Examples include:

Advising you of relevant promotions, products, services, and news about Alabama Book Center and affiliated third-parties
Processing and fulfilling orders
Creating and monitoring accounts
Market research projects
Analyzing how our products and services are used
Personalizing content and advertising
Monitoring our services in order to prevent and identify unauthorized content use and violations of our end user agreements
Planning and forecasting
Legal compliance
Preventing fraud and prohibited or illegal activities

3. How We Share and Disclose PII

We may share or disclose your PII with:

Companies that are related to Alabama Book Center, in order to support business and marketing processes
Our service providers and suppliers, who are acting and using your information solely on our behalf
As necessary, if we suspect a violation of our policies or to protect the rights or safety of any person or entity
Government agencies, law enforcement agencies and others, based on a good-faith belief that disclosure is necessary to respond to judicial process, valid government inquiry, or is otherwise required by law
The buyer, if Alabama Book Center or any of its assets are sold
Other third-parties for purposes you have allowed by agreeing to this Policy, or by otherwise giving us your consent
Others including without limitation other participants, to the extent of any  PII that is posted by you or an authorized third-party to our wikis, forums, blogs, message boards, chat rooms and other social network environments

4. Notice and Choice

We provide notice about our use of PII in this Policy, in our web pages, and in other locations where we collect information. You can choose whether or not to provide your PII to us. If you choose not to provide PII, you may be not be able to take advantage of certain offers, options, events and services that depend upon accurate PII.

5. Onward Transfer

We will only share personal information with third parties if those third parties provide an adequate level of data protection to help ensure the security of personal data.

6. Security

Alabama Book Center uses administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect the security, confidentiality and integrity of PII against loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. In addition, we use standard security protocols and mechanisms to transmit sensitive data such as credit card details.
You can assist us in protecting your PII by keeping your password and login information secret, and making sure that you terminate user sessions, close the browser, and log out when you access our services from shared computers.

7. Children’s Privacy

Alabama Book Center’s web sites and marketing are not directed to children under 13 years of age. If that policy changes, we will obtain consent from a parent or guardian before we collect PII from anyone under the age of 13.

8. Transfers of PII Under Safe Harbor

Alabama Book Center transacts business throughout the world and has operations, processes and systems that cross borders. If you choose to provide us with information, including PII, you understand that we may transfer it within Alabama Book Center in the United States or to affiliates, joint venture partners, and third-party service providers around the world.

9. Changes to this Privacy Policy

Please note that this Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Policy without your explicit consent. We will post any Policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice and we will also keep prior versions of this Policy in an archive for your review.