provacy policy

Public Affairs

Your privacy is important to us and PublicAffairs is committed to protecting it. We collect certain types of information about visitors to our website, and here is an explanation about the types of information we gather and what we do with it.

information collected by publicaffairs

PublicAffairs collects identifying information from users: personal data (such as names and e-mail addresses); and aggregated data (such as information about traffic patterns on our website, for example how many users visit our website on a daily basis).

privacy policy

Personal data is collected when users voluntarily provide such information to PublicAffairs, for example in registering for electronic newsletters, purchasing items, and registering for other promotional opportunities provided by PublicAffairs. We will not use your personal data for any purpose other than as stated, and will not sell or rent your name or address to any third parties whatsoever.

aggregated information

Aggregated information, such as which pages users access or visit and information volunteered by users, such as survey information and/or site registrations, is collected through various methods. For example, PublicAffairs collects IP addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever one surfs the Internet. Web servers, the computers that "serve up" Web pages, automatically identify your computer by its IP address, and when you request a page from Publicaffairsbooks.com, our servers log your IP address. Publicaffairbooks.com does not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, so although your session will be logged, you will remain anonymous to us.

use of cookies

Publicaffairsbooks.com also uses "cookies" to collect information. A cookie is a small data file that most major Web sites write to your hard drive for record keeping purposes when you visit them. Cookies allow Publicaffairsbooks.com to measure activity on our websites to improve your user experience. Cookies are used by Publicaffairsbooks.com to measure activity on our websites to make improvements and updates based on which areas are popular and which are not. We do not use cookies to retrieve information from your computer that was not originally sent in a cookie. Except for personal information voluntarily provided by you (i.e., during newsletter registration), Publicaffairsbooks.com does not use information transferred through cookies for any promotional or marketing purposes, nor is that information shared with any third parties whatsoever.

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you'd prefer, you can set yours to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. However, it is possible that some parts of our website, such as purchasing areas, will not function properly if you do so.

use of information

Publicaffairsbooks.com uses both the personal and aggregated information we collect for multiple purposes. The information is used to improve content on our website, to customize the content and/or layout of our website for each individual user and to notify users about website updates or promotional offers or announcements we believe will be of interest to you.

PublicAffairs may also share information if such information is subpoenaed, or if PublicAffairs believes that any user has committed unlawful acts, to acts that endanger the health or safety of another user or of the general public. In some situations, we will share your personal information, on a confidential basis, with third parties who perform a particular service on our behalf, such as sending e-mails.

children and privacy

PublicAffairs encourages parents and guardians to be fully familiar with the websites visited by their children and the content they are viewing. Publicaffairsbooks.com requests that children under the age of 18 do not submit or post information to our website without a parent or guardian's consent.

links to other sites

It is important to note that Publicaffairsbooks.com may contain links to sites and that these sites may not follow the same privacy policies as Publicaffairsbooks.com.

additional information

No transmission of data over the Internet is guaranteed to be completely secure. It may be possible for third parties not under the control of Publicaffairsbooks.com to intercept or access transmissions or private communications unlawfully. While we strive to protect your personal information, PublicAffairs cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. Any such transmission is done at your own risk.

Under no circumstances, including but not limited to negligence, shall PublicAffairs be liable for any special, incidental or consequential damages that result from the use of information or materials on our website, even if PublicAffairs, has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

PublicAffairs
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New York, NY 10107