operated by Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (“Abrams”). We hope you will find this
Abrams is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal
information. The policies below are applicable to the Abrams’ network of
websites, including as applicable, Abrams’ imprint sites, Abrams’ author sites hosted and maintained by Abrams; all email newsletters
published by Abrams, including on behalf of our authors, and all other
interactive features, services and communications provided by Abrams
(collectively, “Sites”), however accessed and/or used that are operated by
Abrams, made available by Abrams, or produced or maintained by Abrams. We have
information we may gather during your visit to the Sites, why we gather your
information, what we use your personal information for, when we might disclose
your personal information and how you can manage your personal information. We
also provide information for parents and how they can update or delete their
children’s personal information.
and does not cover any other aspect of our business. Abrams recognizes
that it is essential to protect the privacy of users on the Web. To keep
any personal information you choose to share with us on this website secure, we
maintain reasonable physical, electronic and procedural safeguards. You need to
be aware that no transmission over the Internet is 100% secure, but we use
reasonable efforts to ensure the protection of your personal information.
agree with this policy to stop using this website. We reserve the right to
notice. We will post all changes to this policy on this website and they
will become effective upon posting and your continued use of this website will
mean that you accept those changes.
of Personal Information
We take many special precautions to protect the privacy of children
our websites, online services or apps intended for children, we do not collect
personal contact information (like full name, e-mail address, phone number or
home address) from children without consent of a parent or legal guardian,
except in limited circumstances authorized by law.
collect some non-personal information (like IP address, mobile device UDID,
operating system, etc.) automatically and use technology like cookies to
provide functionality and support our operations. Abrams does not permit
interest-based advertising on Sites or Apps directed to children under 13 or
where we have actual knowledge that a child is under 13.
do not ask for more personal information than is necessary for a child to
participate in an activity.
take steps to prevent children from posting or publicly disclosing personal
can ask us to update or delete their children’s information.
A SPECIAL NOTE FOR PARENTS AND LEGAL GUARDIANS:
Abrams adheres to the Children's
Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), in our websites, online services
and apps directed to children under 13. Wherever we refer to “children” or a
protect your child's privacy by instructing them never to provide personal
information (like their full name, e-mail address, home address, telephone
number, etc.) without your permission.
We encourage you to get involved with your children’s online
usage and to be aware of the activities in which they are participating. Please see the “What
Information Does Abrams Collect from Children Under 13 and How Is It Used?”
section below for further information. We also ask you to check back here
regularly to see what our latest policies are, particularly those relating to
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 unless you are
confident that the information will not be misused.
A SPECIAL NOTE TO KIDS:
If you are under 13, you must get
your parent’s or legal guardian’s permission before giving out your contact
information, like e-mail address or phone numbers, or any other personal
information, to Abrams or to anyone else.
Are Abrams’ Children’s Privacy Practices?
At our websites, online services or
apps directed to children under 13, we do not collect personal contact
information (like full name, e-mail address, phone number or home address)
without consent of a parent or legal guardian except in special, limited
circumstances described below. We do not ask for more information than is
necessary for a child to participate in the activity. We take steps to prevent
children from posting or publicly disclosing personal contact information, like
name, phone number or e-mail address, online, without parental consent.
Information Does Abrams Collect from Children Under 13 and How Is It Used?
participate in special activities, like personalized pages, games or clubs, we
might ask your child to "register." They can often do so anonymously
by just providing a first name or user name, and password. When we ask for your
child's first name, we encourage them to use a "screen name" (not
their real name) that only they know. Sometimes we will ask your child to make
up a special password so that only they can see their customized areas on the
Site. We use technology, like cookies, to recognize visitors by their anonymous
user name when they revisit our Site and to screen for age in accordance with
COPPA. We may also use technology for similar purposes in our Apps.
sometimes need a child’s e-mail address and/or your e-mail address. We may ask
a child for your e-mail address so we can notify you of your child’s interest
in our Site. If we need more than just your child's first name (or screen name)
and e-mail address for your child to participate in a particular online
activity or App, we will ask your child for your e-mail or mailing address so
that we can notify you of your child's request and get your permission. When we
ask for your permission, we will tell you what we will do with the information
you or your child provides us, and how you can review your child's information
and ask us to delete the information. With your verifiable consent, we may
collect other personal information from your child such as a last name or home
address when the information is necessary for a particular activity. You can find a copy of the parental consent
keep your (or your child's) e-mail address unless you tell us it is okay. If
social networking opportunities are available at our children’s websites, they
are structured so that no personal information is shared between visitors or
verifiable parental consent is obtained.
might collect an e-mail address and first name (or screen name) from your child
under 13 without your consent, but only in the following special cases:
- If a child sends a request to
us, we keep their e-mail address for long enough to respond to them.
Abrams deletes this information from our system after we answer their
- If a child
signs up for an e-mail newsletter or other activity that requires multiple
online contacts with the child, we also ask the child for a parent's or
legal guardian's e-mail address so we can notify you and give you an
opportunity to opt out of such usage. You may refuse to permit further contact
with your child and require the deletion of both your online contact
information and your child’s online contact information. However, if you fail to respond to this
notice, we may use your child’s online contact information for the purpose
stated in such notice. Your child’s online contact information will not be
used for any other purpose or disclosed or combined with any other
information collected from your child.
- Occasionally, Abrams has
special activities or promotions, like sweepstakes or contests, which are
open to children. We may ask your child to give us your e-mail address,
too, so that we can tell you that they have registered in a promotion or
for a service. If we need more than an e-mail address and first name (or
screen name) to enter your child in the promotion, award a prize, or offer
the service, we will notify you, explain what information we need and why,
and generally ask that you (not your child) provide it. For instance, we
might ask you for your mailing address so that we can send to you, for
your child, any prizes your child wins, or for your phone number so that
we can tell you when your child has won. Any information you or your child
give us in the above special circumstances will be deleted from our
database once the promotion, program or activity is concluded, and after
any legally required period for keeping such information is complete.
- For certain services, such as
our E-Card or E-mail-a-Friend functions, we will not ask for your child’s
e-mail address and will only use the friends’ e-mail address to send the
offer enhanced services which require a parent to register and establish the
appropriate permission level for the child. Content and activities available
may vary depending on the subscription and Site. Parents will be provided with
information on the type of content and activities their child may access at the
time they subscribe and are always in charge of their child’s account.
Subscription fees may apply for some services.
We may ask
for certain non-personal and non-identifiable information that helps us
understand our visitors, like city and state, birthdate, gender, hobbies, etc.
use technology to facilitate the ability to play games, to recognize returning
visitors, for research, and for other purposes, including to screen under-age
visitors from certain features or areas intended for older visitors, and
collect certain information automatically.
does not permit interest-based advertising on Sites directed to children under
13 or where we have actual knowledge that a child is under 13.
Can My Child Access the Web Through Your Sites or Apps?
Your child can navigate to the
Internet through most of our Sites, services and Apps. Apps must typically be
downloaded from an app store. Your computer or mobile device may enable you to
restrict the ability of your child to visit other areas and to make purchases
online or through Apps.
App stores generally require the
adult mobile device owner to register to download or make purchases. Some Apps
may offer options to visit an online store to make a product purchase.
We encourage you to spend time with
your children when they are online or using any mobile device so you understand
the Sites, activities and Apps they are engaged in, and to adopt available
device and browser controls that reflect your preferences about your child’s
ability to access the Internet or make purchases online.
Can I Access, Update and Review Information You Have About My Child?
If you no longer wish your child to
continue to participate in interactive activities on an Abrams-operated
website, simply click on the link that is provided for removal or contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon proper identification,
parents or legal guardians may review the personal information we have
collected about their child, update their child’s contact details, request
deletion, or refuse to allow further collection or use of the information.
However, if you ask us to delete your child’s information, your child may not
be able to participate in online or app activities.
Adults and Teens
We may collect personal information about consumers 13 or older only
when they visit this website and choose to give us that information. We may
collect personal contact information, like e-mail address or phone number, from
consumers 13 or older when voluntarily submitted, or to fulfill a transaction.
Registration may be required to use some sites, services or apps
We do automatically collect and
store certain non-personal information about our users. For example, we collect
visitor IP addresses, browser version information and reference site domain
names. This information is used for our internal review as a way to
monitor our performance and improve site functionality.
For certain services, such as our
E-Card or E-mail-a-Friend functions, you must choose to give us some personal
information (i.e. your name and e-mail address and the recipient’s name and
e-mail address.) We do not use this information for marketing or for any other
reason than to send the E-mail or E-Card you have requested and we do not
retain that information longer than is necessary to fulfill your request.
What Are Abrams’ Privacy Practices for Consumers 13 and Older?
You do not have to share any
personal information (like full name, e-mail address, home address, telephone
number, etc.) to view our websites or Apps, but some of our Sites for adults
may contain special sections and privileges for members who register. (App
stores are run by third parties and may require that you register to download
or purchase an App.) We may also collect information from you offline, such as
when you order a catalogue, participate in a sweepstakes or contest, or make a
purchase from our websites. We may obtain customer lists, demographic and other
information about you from commercial sources.
We also use technology to collect
certain information automatically, like your IP address, your browser (e.g.
Internet Explorer, Firefox), websites visited before or after you visit our
Site, pages viewed and activities at our Site, and advertisements shown or
On Sites for adults, we may combine
all information we have collected to better understand your needs, improve our
Sites, products and services, manage content and advertising, send you offers
and information, and better serve you. We may offer parents the opportunity to
manage their child’s registration and activities, and to receive reports,
messages and product recommendations related to their child’s activities at our
Sites or Apps.
What Personal Contact Information Does Abrams Collect from Consumers 13
We do not collect any personal
contact information from you or your teenager when you visit our Sites unless
it is voluntarily provided, for instance when signing a guest book, registering
for contests, sweepstakes, community areas, downloads, or free demos,
completing our online customer surveys or purchasing products. The personal
information we ask for is usually first and last name, mailing address, phone
number and an e-mail address. We may offer you the ability to receive
information via SMS or MMS; by providing your mobile phone or similar number
you are agreeing to receive information on your mobile device. Please note that
your service provider may impose fees to send or receive messages. We may also
ask you to help us understand your interests by providing demographic
information, like age, gender, or ZIP code, or information on hobbies and
How Does Abrams Use Personal Contact
Information Collected from Consumers 13 and Older?
We use personal information (“Personal Information”) that you provide to
send you information you have requested (like an e-mail newsletter) or to
process transactions and send you products you have ordered.
When you register with ABRAMSbooks.com you will be able to save shipping
and billing addresses in your account to expedite future orders. For your
protection, we do not associate credit card information at the account level,
you must enter your credit card number every time you transact.
We offer registration as a service to our visitors, to make shopping and
managing your newsletter preferences easier, but you do not need to register to
use this site or to buy things from us. You can always visit, shop and
checkout as a guest.
Can I Access, Update and Review My Personal Contact Information?
If you would like to update any of your personal contact information or
email newsletter subscription preferences, please log in at ABRAMSbooks.com and
click on "Account". Additionally, you may contact us at email@example.com and we will be happy to update the information for
you. Please allow 5-10 business days for your updated information to be
processed in all of our systems.
Parents may also contact us at the
email address above in order to update or delete any personal information that
has been provided by their children.
If you no longer wish to participate
in an e-mail newsletter subscription or receive any promotional e-mails we send
you, simply click on the link that is provided for removal or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon proper identification, you may review any
personal information we have collected, update your contact details, request
deletion, or refuse to allow further collection or use of the information.
However, if you ask us to delete your information, you may not be able to
participate in certain online or app activities.
We use "browser cookies" on our site to help us keep
track of certain aspects of your visit. They are used for example, so
that we can remember whether you are logged in, what you've placed in
your cart or wish list and to help you navigate the site. These cookies do
not contain any of your personal information. These cookies are temporary
and only persist as long as your session does, if you close your browser the
cookie goes away. You can control "cookie" preferences through
your browser - even refusing them completely. Some aspects of this website
Java Script Page Tags
Each page on our site contains code that sends information to a third
party service provider when that page is viewed. This allows us to keep
track of how many people are viewing each page, which are the most popular
features of the site, etc. These page tags contain no personal information
about the visitor.
When downloading an
Abrams app (or using an app that relies on online features made available
through your mobile platform), the app store will collect certain device and
app-related information. We do not control the privacy practices of those
application store before downloading or using an app and review and use
available controls and settings on your device to reflect your preferences.
For some apps or
services, our third-party agents and analytics companies may collect location
information, including location information provided either by a mobile device
interacting with one of our apps or associated with your IP address or wifi
network. These features might enable you to engage in activities such as the ability
to play certain games. You can limit or prohibit the collection of location
information by using the built-in settings on your mobile device. We do not
permit collection of precise location information (actual address) in mobile
apps without your consent. Child-directed apps do not collect precise location
Social Media Platforms and Plugins
If you are a member of
a social media network, such as Twitter or Google+, a cookie may be sent to
that network when you access a page of our website or an app that links to
their website through a plugin (such as Facebook “Like” or Google “+1”
buttons), register or log into your account at their platform, or use your
social media user name and password to log into Abramsbooks.com where you have
the option to do so. That may enable the network and us to link your activities
with your personal registration information at their site, and may include
notifying your friends or connections about your activities at our site, and
using tracking technologies to monitor your online activities in order to serve
use of their platforms. Your browser or device may allow you to block these
technologies but you should visit the third party website and review their
This site contain may contain links to third-party sites. These
other websites have their own websites and privacy policies. Nothing in this
document relates to the privacy policies of any other website.
Disclosure of Your Information to Third Parties and
Operational Service Providers
It is our policy not to sell, rent, lease or disclose your personal
information to other organizations except to support the services offered on
this site. We have contracted with operational service providers to manage
certain aspects of this site, including online shopping. When you enter
information for the purpose of purchasing something, that information will be
shared with our operational service provider who will need to know things like
your name, address, etc, to complete your transaction. Our operational service
allowed to use your personal information for any purpose other than that specified
by us or to share your information with any other entity.
We may make your personal information available to governmental entities
if required by law or to comply with legal process, to protect and defend our
rights or property, and in emergency situations to protect the personal safety
of us, our users, or the public. In the event of a significant change in the
nature of our company such as a sale, bankruptcy or merger, your personal
information may be transferred to a new corporate entity and subject to a
We employ 128-bit SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption on all
transactions. To make sure that your purchase is secure, please use your web
browser to confirm that encryption has been detected.
This website is operated in the United States and in accordance with the
laws of the United States.
This website may not be operated in accordance with the laws of other
nations. If you are located outside of the United States, you do so at your own
risk and are responsible for compliance with any applicable local and national
laws. Please be aware that any personal information you transfer to us will be
transferred to the United States and subject to United States’ law. By using
this website, participating in any activities, and/or providing us with
information, you consent to this transfer of personal information to the United
States, and waive any claims that may arise under your own local and national
laws. Your continued participation on this website indicates your acceptance of
any privacy issues, please don’t hesitate to contact us! We can be reached by
email at email@example.com or at the address below:
115 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
and was last updated on August 2, 2013.