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Privacy Policy
Effective Date: July 27, 2020
Author Solutions, LLC, together with its parent, subsidiary and affiliated entities (collectively referred to as "ASL"), doing business under the imprint name WestBow Press, respects your privacy and values the relationship that ASL has with you. WestBow Press is a trademark licensed by ASL from HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc. This Privacy Policy describes the types of information ASL may collect from you, how ASL uses the information, with whom ASL may share it, and the choices available to you regarding ASL's use of the information. This Privacy Policy also describes the measures ASL takes to protect the security of the information and how users of this website and ASL's customers can contact ASL about its privacy practices. This Privacy Policy applies to www.westbowpress.com and all other ASL websites, landing pages, applications, online services, and other features or downloads that include a link to this Privacy Policy, whether accessed via computer, mobile device or other means (collective referred to as the "Sites").
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Information ASL Collects About You
Information You Provide
Information ASL Collects through Automated Means
Cookies
Third Party Web Analytics Services
Targeted Advertising
Do Not Track Notice
Public Forums
How ASL Uses Your Information
Information ASL Shares
Your Rights and Choices
Children under the Age of 13
Data Security
Links to Other Websites
Governing Law
Notice to Non-US Users: Consent to Transfer Data
Changes to This Privacy Policy
California Consumer Privacy Act
Contact Information
By using the Sites, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Sites. ASL reserves the right to modify or amend the terms of its Privacy Policy from time to time, without prior notice. Your continued use of the Sites following the posting of changes to these terms will mean that you accept those changes.
Information ASL Collects about You
Information You Provide. You may choose to provide to ASL certain personal information, whether over the telephone, on the Sites, via email, or at a live events. The types of "Personal Information" that you may provide to ASL include:
Information ASL Collects through Automatic Means. In addition to the Personal Information that you provide, ASL and its third party service providers may use various technologies that automatically or passively collect information such as your usage, browsing activity, device, and geolocations data (collectively referred to as "Usage Information") when you visit or interact with the Sites, ASL's emails or ASL's online advertisements As set forth in more details below, ASL may also collect Usage Information using various web-based technologies.
The technologies that ASL may use for this automatic data collection may include:
Third Party Web Analytics Services
ASL may use third party web analytics services on the Sites, such as Google Analytics. The service providers that administer these services use technologies such as cookies, web server logs, web beacons and similar technologies to help ASL analyze how visitors use the Sites, its emails and its online advertisements. The information collected through these means is disclosed to these service providers.
Targeted Advertising
ASL also may allow third-party advertising services and networks to use cookies, web server logs, web beacons and similar technologies on the Sites and its emails, third party websites and emails and its advertising placed on third party websites. They use this information to provide advertisements about ASL's services that may be of interest to you. You may see these advertisements on other websites. ASL does not control these third party technologies, and they are not subject to this Privacy Policy. ASL does not authorize these third parties to use this technology to collect Personal Information about you, and they do not have access to your Personal Information that you provided to ASL. They may, however, track your Internet usage anonymously (that is, without being able to identify you personally) over time and across other websites beyond the Sites. To learn more about the use of this information or to opt out of having this information used by ASL's third party network advertisers, please visit the Network Advertising Initiative by visiting: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp​.
Do Not Track Notice or Signals
Some browsers offer a "Do Not Track" feature that allows you automatically transmit a "Do Not Track" signal to websites and online services that you do not want to have your online activities tracked. ASL does not respond to these "Do Not Track" signals. At this time, ASL does not track information about your online activities over time and across third party websites. ASL also does not authorize third parties to collect any Personal Information from you on the Sites for these purposes.
Public Forums
This Privacy Policy does not apply to any information that you choose to post, submit or share in public forums, such as reviews, comments, critiques, editorials, testimonials, or blog discussions. Information or other content that you choose to make available in a public forum may be viewed, collected and used by others. ASL encourages you to use caution when posting personal information in a public forum.
How ASL Uses Your Information
ASL uses Personal Information that you provide to ASL and Usage Information that ASL collects through automated means to:
Information ASL Shares
ASL does not rent, sell or otherwise disclose Personal Information that it collects about you, individually or as part of a list, except as described below. ASL may share your Personal Information with:
ASL may also disclose your personal information:
Your Rights and Choices
ASL strives to provide you with choices regarding the Personal Information you provide to it. ASL has created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:
Children under the Age of 13
The Sites are not directed to and should not be used by children under the age of thirteen (13). ASL does not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of thirteen (13) on the Sites.
Data Security
ASL takes commercially reasonable steps to help protect and secure your Personal Information from accidental loss and unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. However, please remember that no data storage or data transmission over the Internet, or by other means, can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Thus, while ASL strives to protect your Personal Information, ASL cannot and does not ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to ASL. Therefore, you understand, acknowledge and agree that you transmit your Personal Information to ASL at your own risk.
The safety and security of your Personal Information also depends on you. You should never submit bank account, payment card or tax information to ASL via email. Where you have chosen a password for access to certain parts of the Sites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. ASL asks you not to share your password with anyone.
Links to Other Websites
The Sites may provide links to other websites for your convenience and information. These websites may operate independently from ASL. Linked websites may have their own privacy notices or policies, which ASL strongly suggests that you review. To the extent any linked websites you visit are not owned or controlled by ASL, ASL is not responsible for those websites' content, any use of the websites, or the privacy practices of the websites.
Governing Law
The Sites are published in the United States. ASL attempts to protect the Personal Information of all users of the Sites and to comply with local data protection and consumer rights laws, to the extent such laws may apply to ASL's products and services. However, the Sites are located in and operated from the United States, and ASL's policies are directed at compliance with the laws of the United States. If you are uncertain whether this Privacy Policy conflicts with the applicable local privacy laws where you are located, you should not submit your Personal Information to ASL.
Notice to Non-US Users: Consent to Transfer Data
ASL is a company organized under the laws of the United States, and it operates the Sites from the United States. If you are located in Canada, the European Union or elsewhere outside of the United States of America, please be aware that your Personal Information, including Personally Identifiable Information, will be transferred to and processed in the United States or other jurisdictions, the laws of which may be deemed to have inadequate data protection by your country of residence. If you are located in a country outside the United States and voluntarily submit Personally Identifiable Information to ASL, in any manner whatsoever, you thereby consent to the general use of such information as provided in this Privacy Policy, as well as to the transfer of that information to, and/or storage of that information in, the United States or other jurisdictions.
Changes to This Privacy Policy
ASL may update this Privacy Policy at any time without prior notice to you. Any changes will be effective upon posting on the Sites, unless otherwise indicated. Your continued use of the Sites or other interaction with ASL after the effective date of the revised Privacy Policy will constitute consent to those changes. If ASL makes a material change to the way it treats or uses your Personal Information, ASL will provide prominent notice of the change on the Sites. If you do not consent to such changes, you may opt out in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
California Consumer Privacy Act
California residents may click here for additional information.
Contact Information
To ask questions or comment about this Privacy Policy and ASL's privacy practices, contact ASL by mail or email sent to:
AUTHOR SOLUTIONS LLC
ATTENTION: GENERAL COUNSEL
1663 LIBERTY DRIVE
BLOOMINGTON, IN 47403 (USA)
legal@authorsolutions.com
Call 844.714.3454
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