PRIVACY AND SECURITY

When you engage in a transaction on our Website including, but not limited to, registering, requesting copies of publications, signing up for services or seeking additional information, we may collect your name, mailing address, phone number, subject areas of interest and credit card information for use in processing your transaction.  We will also collect your e-mail address when you do so, in order that we may send you any necessary e-mail messages related to your transaction.  We will not sell, share or rent your e-mail address to any third party.  By exploring and using this Website, and by submitting information to Pen Name, you agree to Pen Name’s use of such information as described herein as well as the terms and conditions set forth in our Terms of Use.  

SECURITY

Security of all personally identifiable information associated with our customers and visitors is a primary concern of ours.  Thus, we have adopted reasonable security measures to protect the security of our users’ information.  We use a secure layer for all data transmission within our site.  We use, where appropriate, industry standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology and computer server firewalls when transferring and receiving consumer data exchanged with this Website, including the protection of credit card data during transmission which is handled by either PayPal or Stripe.  Nevertheless, we cannot guarantee complete security of your information inasmuch as no security systems are foolproof.  It is also important for you to protect against the unauthorized access to your information as well as to your computer.

DISCLAIMER

This privacy policy and all statements contained on this Website about privacy and how we deal with data supplied by visitors to this Website are not intended to be a contractual obligation of any kind and any such obligation is hereby disclaimed in its entirety.  These statements merely constitute the present policy of Pen Name, which we will take reasonable measures to implement.  Similarly, this privacy policy is not intended to be “advertising” or “advertising claims.”  Rather, it is merely intended to set forth our policy, including our practices and intentions, as to how we conduct our business.

PROMOTIONAL INFORMATION AND E-NEWSLETTERS

When you sign up to our Website, you agree to receive Pen Name notifications and promotional e-mails as well as e-newsletters and other e-mail special offers.  If you change your mind and no longer wish to receive our e-mails, you may opt out at any time simply by sending us an e-mail or by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the e-newsletter.

COOKIES

When you interact with our Website, we attempt to make your experience as easy and meaningful as possible.  Therefore, like many websites, we may use cookies and other technologies to track user activity and collect Website data.  Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser for record keeping purposes.  We use cookies to track information about your activities on our Website.  We also use cookies to store your preferences and to allow you to remain logged in as you use our Website.

You may stop or restrict the placement of cookies on your computer or remove them from your browser by adjusting your web browser’s preferences by following its instructions.  If you choose to disable cookies you may still browse our Website but many of the features will not work.

LINKS

This Website may, from time to time, contain links to other sites.  We are not responsible for the privacy practices of any such sites.  They may also use cookies and other technologies.  However, we do not have access to, or control over, cookies or other technologies that they may use.  As such, the information practices of these sites are not covered by our policy, but rather are covered by their respective privacy policies.  Thus, you should be aware of when you are leaving this Website and take the time to read the privacy statements of any such sites if they are in the habit of collecting your personally identifiable information.

PROMOTIONS AND CONTESTS

We may, from time to time, host a promotion or contest on this Website that is sponsored or co-sponsored by a third party.  In connection therewith, you may be asked to provide personal information or permit the transfer to a third party of your personal information.  Pen Name has no control over the third party’s use of this information.  Depending on the situation, you will be informed as to who is collecting or transferring the information and whose privacy statement applies, and it will be your discretion as to whether or not you want to permit the collection or transfer of your personal information to a third party.

NOTICE

Pen Name may change this privacy policy from time to time.  All material changes to this policy are effective immediately upon its posting on this section of our Website.  We may also post these changes in the Terms of Use section of this Website and/or by sending an e-mail to users who have provided us their e-mail address for this notification purpose.