The Great Books Summer Program (Great Books) respects and understands the importance of privacy and security for our online customers. Any personal information maintained by Great Books, including contact information, unique identifier information, transactional and financial information, is used only to contact consumers for marketing and operational purposes. Upon request, all Great Books customers can access and verify their information.
Persons who supply us with their telephone numbers or e-mail addresses on-line may receive telephone or e-mail contact from us with information regarding special promotions, new products and services or upcoming events.
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Web site.
As is true of most Web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.
We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.
We DO NOT link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information. We DO NOT use a third-party tracking services.
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user's computer for record-keeping purposes. We use both session ID cookies and/or persistent cookies. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site and for us to track your progress. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser's "help" file.
Clear Gifs (Web Beacons/Web Bugs)
From time to time we employ a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), that help us better manage content on our site by informing us what content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user's computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on Web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We DO NOT tie information gathered by clear gifs to our customers' personally identifiable information.
We use clear gifs in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. If you would like to opt-out of these emails, please see "Choice and Opt-out."
Links to Other Sites
This Web site may contain links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by Great Books. Please be aware that we, Great Books, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.
Access to Personally Identifiable Information
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information stores on our servers and submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can send an email to us at email@example.com.