We are committed to keeping your personal identity safe. Your information is used to provide the Services and assist in providing you with a more personalized online experience. In addition, we may monitor customer traffic patterns and site usage to help us better develop the content, design, and layout of the overall Website and to provide better service. We do not sell or otherwise give away our customer information for commercial profit to third parties for their promotional purposes.
Information We Collect
Personal Information: We receive and store any information you have submitted on the Website or provided to us. On some pages, you can rent products, make requests, and register to receive materials. The types of personal information collected are:
(Please note that children are not eligible to use our Services and we ask that minors (under the age of 18) do not submit any personal information to us or use the Website or Services in any way.)
In some instances, you can submit information about other people. For example, if you want an order sent to someone other than yourself, you will need to submit the recipient's personal information. In this circumstance, the types of personal information collected about the other person are:
Non-Personal Information, Cookies and Web Beacons: When you visit the Website or use our Service, we may passively track non-personal information on your computer and Internet connection, such as the IP address of your computer and/or Internet service provider, the date and time you access the Website, the Internet address of websites from which you link to our Website, the computer technology you are using and your movements and preferences on our Website (â€œNon-Personal Informationâ€). We also contract with several online partners to help manage, monitor and optimize our Website and the Services and to help us measure the effectiveness of our advertising, communications and how visitors use the Website. To do this, we may use web beacons and â€œcookies,â€ or small data files stored on your computer's hard drive, to collect such information. In some instances, we also use web beacons and cookies to collect information in connection with future visits, to recognize you as a previous user, to know when you are interacting with our platform application or to otherwise track your activity on our Website. If you follow a link to the site from an affiliate or promotion, we store information about your arrival from that affiliate or promotion in a session cookie. However, our cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information. Most web browsers automatically default to accept cookies. If you don't want to accept cookies, you can modify your Internet browser's settings, however, doing so may impact your ability to fully utilize our Website.
The Way We Use Your Information
When you place an order, we use your personally identifiable information to process and fulfill your order and to notify you of its status. From time to time, we may also refer to such personally identifiable information in an effort to better tailor our Services to your needs. If you subscribe to any of our email marketing messages, we will use your personal information to send you information and to target the appropriate content to better match your interest. You will always have the option to unsubscribe by sending an email to email@example.com, by logging into your account - if you've created one - and updating your email subscription preferences, or by following the link at the bottom of each email marketing message we send you.
From time to time we may provide you the opportunity to participate in contests or surveys. If you participate, we will request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code). If we use a third party service provider to conduct these surveys or contests, that company is prohibited from using our users' personally identifiable information for their promotional purpose. If you talk to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, we may post your comments on our Website or on promotional materials. We may also use your information for press related matters. If you wish we not use any part of your information or communication on our Website or promotional materials, please notify us of your preference by emailing us at email@example.com
We use the information you provide about someone else only to ship and confirm the delivery. We do not share this information with outside parties, except to the extent necessary to complete that order. When Customer Service receives questions over email, they use these email addresses only to reply to customers. Such addresses are not used for any other purposes and are not shared with any third parties for their promotional parties.
We use Non-Personal Information to track the use of the Website and the Services and for other internal purposes, such as providing, maintaining, evaluating, and improving the Services and the Website.
Finally, we never use or share the personal information provided to us in ways unrelated to the ones described above without providing you an opportunity to opt out.
Third Party Advertisers and Links to Other Websites
Internet Advertising: We may use third party service providers to serve ads on our behalf across the Internet and sometimes on the Website. They may collect anonymous information about your visits to our Website, and your interaction with our products and Services. They may also use information about your visits to this Website to target advertisements for goods and services. This anonymous information is collected through the use of a web beacon, which is industry standard technology used by most major websites.
Disclosure to Third Parties
Your personal information is yours and we do not sell, trade, or rent any of it without your permission and we do not share it with any third party except as provided below:
Service Providers and Agents: Textbookasia uses third parties to perform functions on its behalf. Examples include: processing credit/debit card payments for services rendered, providing customer support, shipping and fulfilling orders, sending postal mail and email, providing marketing assistance and analyzing aggregate data. These third party providers have access to personal information needed to perform their functions but none of these third parties are authorized to use your information for their promotional purposes.
Aggregated Data: We may provide aggregate statistics about our customers, sales, traffic patterns and related site information to reputable third parties that we collaborate with or engage in the course of business. These statistics do not include any personally identifiable information.
Business Transaction: In the event that Textbookasia goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets (a â€œBusiness Transactionâ€), your personally identifiable information will likely be among the assets transferred. We may share or transfer your information in connection with such Business Transaction.
Legal Disclosure: Textbookasia reserves the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, prevent fraud and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, subpoena, court order, or legal process served on our Website.
How to Access/Change Your Information
If you need to change your information, visit Edit Profile page under the My Account section. We safeguard this procedure by requiring password granted access.
We suggest that you keep your password private and avoid disclosing it to any third parties. If others have access to your password, the possibility exists that your personal information could be accessed and compromised.
Email Marketing Messages
If you opt-in to receive email marketing communications from us, you will receive information we believe that will be of use and interest to you. As a subscriber to our email marketing communications, you will occasionally receive email updates from us, as well as offers, promotions, product updates, notices about Textbookasia services and other noteworthy items.
Securing Your Information
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. All servers are protected by firewalls in secure facilities. Furthermore, Textbookasia employs the latest version of Secure Socket Layer Technology (SSL) to encrypt your information. However, while we strive to protect all customer information that is in our possession, no method of transmission of information over the Internet is 100% secure. You can help ensure that your personal information is protected by not sharing your Website password with any other individual, or otherwise allowing others access to your customer account.
If your web browser does not permit a secure connection, we will not accept your personal information, including bank account/credit/debit card numbers. Your browser should display a padlock or key icon in the margin of your web browser when a secure connection is made. In addition, the URL bar at the top of your browser should show the Website address preceded by the characters "https" instead of the usual "http." In some browsers, the URL bar will flash green when the secure connection is made.