This AuthorsDen® Privacy Statement discloses the information
privacy practices for AuthorsDen's® United States Web sites, and
collected about you
AuthorsDen collects Personally Identifiable Information ("PII")
about you that you specifically and voluntarily provide. PII
includes information that can identify you as a specific individual,
such as your name, phone number, or e-mail address. Although you are
required to register as a member of AuthorsDen in order to use
selected book discovery tools, and some PII is needed to fulfill
your requests, many areas of AuthorsDen can
be accessed without providing any PII. Contact information for
internal use only. Your Personally Identifiable Information is NEVER sold, shared or exchanged
On all AuthorsDen pages that collect PII, we specifically
describe what information is required in order to provide you with
the product or service you have requested.
collects PII when you:
- Become an AuthorsDen member
- Participate in a survey, contest, or sweepstakes
- Contact AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen collects your Member ID, password, and e-mail address
when you register to become a member of our Web site.
AuthorsDen collects the billing address of the credit card that
is used to purchase book. We will also collect credit card
information, including card number, card type, cardholder name, and
expiration date, in order to bill you for your purchases through AuthorsDen.
Surveys, contests, and sweepstakes
Occasionally, AuthorsDen may offer our members and site visitors
an opportunity to participate in a survey or contest.
Information collected by AuthorsDen when you participate in a
survey or contest may include your full name, e-mail
and street address.
AuthorsDen collects PII such as your full name, Member ID,
e-mail address, and/or contact number whenever you submit a question
logging onto AuthorsDen, or accessing your account.
AuthorsDen has partnered with reputable third parties to offer our
members and site visitors a variety of products and services. All
book services throughout AuthorsDen that are provided by a
third-party are described as such. Although we only work with
reputable third parties, our business partners may have different
privacy policies and practices than AuthorsDen. We encourage you to
review our business partners' privacy policies to further understand
their procedures for collecting, using, and disclosing your
Some information is collected automatically every time you visit AuthorsDen.
AuthorsDen collects information about your computer and assigns
you a "cookie" (a small, unique identifier text file) when
you visit AuthorsDen. You do not provide this information—it
is collected automatically as a means of supporting your visit to
our site. This cookie does not contain any PII.
AuthorsDen collects certain technical information from your
computer each time you request a page during a visit to AuthorsDen.
This information is collected from your computer's Web browser and
may include your IP address, operating system, Web browser software
(i.e. Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer ), and referrer Web
site. Wireless users: Please check with your wireless company if you
are using your cellular phone to access the Internet to understand
whether PII may be used to identify you.
of your information
Information collected on AuthorsDen may be used to:
- Register you as an AuthorsDen member
- Send e-mail notifications to
you per your request when another member either replies to your
email or contacts you via your personal message board.
- Respond to your questions or suggestions
- Improve the quality of your visit to our site
If you chose to receive communications from AuthorsDen about
special promotions when registering as an AuthorsDen member, we
may use your e-mail address to send you communications about
messages, newsletters, or other customer support assistance.
Responses to your questions or suggestions
We will use your e-mail address or telephone number to respond when
you submit a question or suggestion, or request assistance with
viewing your itinerary, logging onto AuthorsDen, or accessing
Improving the quality of your visit to our site
We collect information about your computer (not your name, address,
e-mail address, or telephone number) through your permanent cookie
file for the purpose of assessing the effectiveness of site content
and traffic. This data allows us to improve the quality of your
visit by streamlining your ability to navigate the site and develop
featured programs and content that will be of interest to our
members and site visitors.
does not sell or rent your PII to anyone.
Our legal obligations
AuthorsDen may be required by law to disclose information you
have provided in obtaining our services. AuthorsDen may also disclose information against someone who poses a threat to
interests (such as customer fraud) or whose activities could bring
harm to others.
Other Web sites
There are several places throughout AuthorsDen that may link you
to other Web sites that do not operate under AuthorsDen's
information privacy practices. When you click through to these Web
sites, AuthorsDen's information privacy practices no longer
apply. We recommend that you examine the privacy statements for all
third-party Web sites to understand their procedures for collecting,
using, and disclosing your information.