This Web site is maintained by Random House Direct, 299 Park Avenue, New York, NY, 10171, (212) 572-2634. We can be reached by e-mail at .
THE INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE
As you explore our Web site, you will come across places in which we ask you to provide us voluntarily with information about yourself. In most of these instances we are seeking only your e-mail address so that we can send you the specific information that you request, such as a newsletter or online subscription. In other instances, such as a contest, we request both your e-mail address and your name (along with your contest answer), so that we can contact you by name in the event that you win. Both of these activities the subscriptions and the contests are purely voluntary; if you do not wish to reveal your name or e-mail address you are free simply to ignore these offerings. If you decide to participate, and you click on "I would like to register," we may send you our own e-mails. These e-mails will contain special offers or information that we believe will interest you. Each e-mail that we send to you will carry a link that lets you "unsubscribe" to future e-mails.
In addition we may send you relevant information from selected companies. We may also provide your e-mail address to other companies so that they may inform you of products or services that may be of interest to you. However, Random House Direct never shares your e-mail address with any third parties unless we have your prior permission or are legally required to do so.
At other places in this site, we ask for your feedback, opinion or suggestions, and provide you with a link for e-mailing us your response. We may also ask for your zip code or city of residence to gather geographical information about the visitors to our site. If you send your e-mail to us, it will include your e-mail address in the "From" line. But again, as in the case of subscriptions and contests, we promise to use the e-mail address we receive in this manner only for the purpose of responding to your questions or suggestions, and will not approach you with unsolicited offers or provide your e-mail address to anyone else.
If you prefer not to receive traditional mail or other off-line promotions from this or any of our Random House Direct programs or any companies not owned by Random House Direct, Inc., please e-mail us at .
If you prefer not to receive online marketing information from this or any other Random House Direct, Inc. site, please e-mail us at .
Random House Direct, Inc. sites will not use or transfer personally identifiable information provided to us in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you with an opportunity to opt out of these unrelated uses.
YOUR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION
For your convenience, you may have us bill you or you can pay for your orders by credit card. If you choose to pay by credit card, we'll keep your credit card information on file; but we'll never display that information at the site.
WHY YOUR TRANSACTIONS ARE SECURE
We use state-of-the-art encryption technology to safeguard your transactions. The technology used is SSL (Secure Socket Layer), which is supported by all web browsers that are version 4.0 or newer. Your information, including your credit card information, is encrypted and cannot be read as it travels over the Internet. As stated before, we never display your credit card information.
SECURITY OF PRIVATE INFORMATION
LINKS TO OTHER SITES
Our site contains links to other sites that are not under our control, even though they may use the Random House name or logo on their site through an agreement with us. Such other sites do not necessarily follow our privacy policies, and may place their own cookies on your computer. This practice is standard on the Web, and we do not control cookies placed on your computer by third parties whose advertising or links appear on our site.
PARENTS AND GUARDIANS OF CHILDREN UNDER 13,
PLEASE READ THIS SECTION:
Random House Direct, Inc. will never knowingly collect or use personal information from children under the age of 13 without parental consent. As a parent, you may revoke previously extended consent at any time. As a parent, you may choose to allow us to share your child's information with third parties, but we won't do it without your verifiable consent (consent obtained, for example, by a signed fax or a confidential e-mail).
We encourage you to get involved with your children's online usage and to be aware of the activities in which they are participating. We also ask you to check back here regularly to see what our latest policies are, particularly those relating to children.
You should be aware that if your children voluntarily disclose their names, e-mail addresses or other information on bulletin boards or chat areas of other Web sites, such disclosures may result in unsolicited messages from other parties. We suggest that you discourage your child from providing such information on this site or elsewhere unless you are confident that the information will not be misused.
If you have any concerns regarding privacy issues, please contact us at the above e-mail address, and browse away!
Revised: October, 2006