Simonandschuster.com ("Site," "us,"or" "we") and its network of websites, including pimsleur.com, are maintained by Simon & Schuster Digital, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, 10020, and is a member of the Simon & Schuster family of companies. We can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your California Privacy Rights
If you are a California resident and request information about how to exercise your third party disclosure choices you must send a request to the following address with a preference on how our response to your request should be sent (e-mail or postal mail). You may contact us in two ways. Send e-mail to Privacy Administrator at email@example.com.
Alternatively, you may contact Simon & Schuster at:
Simon & Schuster Digital
1230 Avenue of the Americas, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10020
Attn: Your California Privacy Rights c/o Privacy Administrator
For requests sent via e-mail, you must put the statement "Your California Privacy Rights" in the subject field of your e-mail. All requests sent via postal mail must be labeled "Your California Privacy Rights" on the envelope or post card and clearly stated on the actual request. For all requests, please include your name, street address, city, state, and zip code. (Your street address is optional if you wish to receive a response to your request via e-mail. Please include your zip code for our own recordkeeping.) We will not accept requests via the telephone or by facsimile. We are not responsible for notices that are not labeled or sent properly, or do not have complete information.
General Privacy Guidelines
Website collection, use, and disclosure of personal information Simon & Schuster recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of visitors to our Site. As you interact with our Site, we may collect certain types of Personal Information about you, for example, when you provide shipping and billing information for an online purchase, when you provide an e-mail address or mailing address to receive additional news, offers, or prizes from Simon & Schuster, or when you post a message to a discussion board or to the Reader Comments area.
We may share your Personal Information with our corporate parent, CBS and affiliated entities primarily for business and operational purposes. On occasion, we may share your Personal Information with CBS-related corporate entities for promotional and marketing purposes. We will inform you when we conduct cross-promotional events between our various companies, and you will have the right to Opt-out of such use.
Users should be reminded that any Personal Information that is voluntarily posted by a user to a public area of this Site (for example, a posting to a discussion board or to the Reader Comments area) may always be collected and used by others. We cannot prevent such uses.
We may use "clear GIFs" (aka "web beacons" or "pixel tags") or similar technologies, on the Site and/or in our communications with you to enable us to know whether you have visited a web page or received a message. A clear GIF is typically a one-pixel, transparent image (although it can be a visible image as well), located on a web page or in an e-mail or other type of message, which is retrieved from a remote site on the Internet enabling the verification of an individual's viewing or receipt of a web page or message. A clear GIF may enable us to relate your viewing or receipt of a web page or message to other information about you, including your Personal Information.
IP Address and Clickstream data
Our server automatically collects data about your server's Internet address when you visit us. This information, known as an Internet Protocol address, or IP Address, is a number that's automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider whenever you're on the Internet. When you request pages from our Site, our servers may log your IP Address and sometimes your domain name. Our server may also record the referring page that linked you to us (e.g., another web site or a search engine); the pages you visit on this Site; the web site you visit after this Site; the ads you see and/or click on; other information about the type of web browser, computer, platform, related software and settings you are using; any search terms you have entered on this Site or a referral site; and other web usage activity and data logged by our web servers. We use this information for internal system administration, to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Site. Such information may also be used to gather broad demographic information, such as country of origin and Internet Service Provider. [We may also link this information with your Personal Information.]
As noted above, we may contact you to provide you with information about programs and services that may be of interest to you. If you prefer not to receive these promotional communications from us, just let us know by following the Opt-out instructions in the footer of any e-mail you receive.
For any Simon & Schuster division or feature, if you choose to opt-out of receiving promotional communications, we will continue to send you important service-related communications, including follow-up messages regarding your purchases, sweepstakes or contests, or other transactions you have undertaken, such as order confirmation. Reviewing your information/changing alert me or newsletter options SimonSay.com Accounts If you would like to review the Personal Information that we have collected from you online in connection with your purchases from Simonandschuster.com, log back into your user account. Click on "View Account" to review or make changes to your Personal Information at any time. If you are not signed in, you will be prompted to do so. If you do not remember your password, click on the "Forgot password? Click here" link and we will send you your password via e-mail. You must use this method to notify us of changes in your account options, as we cannot guarantee that other methods of notification will be effective.
Set an Alert Options If you would like to review the Personal Information that we have collected from you online in connection with your E-mail Alerts, please visit your Alert Preferences Center, accessible via the designated link in any of our E-mail Alerts. Your Alerts Preferences Center shows you all of the Email Alerts for that particular email address. You may view, modify or delete your E-mail Alerts at any time. You may unsubscribe to Alerts by following the directions on your E-mail Alerts. With respect to the Alerts, we only gather a participant's e-mail address. You must use the method described in this Section to notify us of changes in your Set an Alert options, as we cannot guarantee that other methods of notification will be effective. Newsletters To subscribe or unsubscribe to our Newsletters, visitors should follow the specific directions provided for Newsletters on the Site. You must use this method to notify us of changes in your account options, as we cannot guarantee that other methods of notification will be effective.
Security of personal information
In connection with your purchases at Simonandschuster.com, we use a third party operational service provider to collect your credit card [or debit card] number. The third party operational service provider conducts the financial transaction in a secured manner by collecting your payment information through a secured Internet connection via SSL. The third party payment mechanism will be accessible via a hyperlink from the Site and the third party operational service provider will be solely responsible for all financial transactions and the collection, use, and storage of your credit card [or debit card] information. In connection with your purchases, the Site may request additional Personal Information such as full name, billing and shipping address, e-mail address and telephone number and any such information that is required to fulfill your order and to communicate with you regarding your order. We may use your Personal Information, (but not your credit card or debit card number) to contact you about future products, services and discounts from Simon & Schuster or to provide such information indirectly from third parties such as promotional partners, unless you tell us otherwise ("Opt-out"). We will only use your credit card [and debit card] number to complete the specific transaction you requested. Please remember that no data transmission over the Internet, or by other means, can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Thus, while we strive to protect your personal data, Simon & Schuster cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. As noted above, our third party operational service provider uses a secured connection for the collection of payment information, but we do not use a secured connection for other types of activities. Therefore, you understand, acknowledge, and agree that you transmit certain Personal Information over this Site at your own risk. Once we receive your data, we use reasonable efforts to ensure
the information you provide is secure and not readily available to unauthorized individuals or third parties.
Simon & Schuster Digital
1230 Avenue of the Americas, 11th Floor
New York, New York, 10020
ATTN: Privacy Administrator
or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For activities or features that are not targeted to children and have specific age eligibility requirements, we will automatically reject or delete the registration or entry of any person we believe in good faith to be underage and ineligible for an activity reserved for users 13 or older. Any false or fraudulent registration or entry from an ineligible person will be deemed to be ineligible and will disqualify the minor from the receipt of a prize, benefit, or other participation.
Opt-out options Simon & Schuster advertising and promotional e-mails You can "opt-out" of receiving advertising and promotional e-mail from us in compliance with federal law by following the opt-out instructions in our e-mail messages. To ensure that your opt-out request is honored, you must use the designated method in the e-mail message to notify us of your opt-out request, as we cannot guarantee that other methods of notification will be effective or timely. We will continue to send you important service-related communications (e.g., order confirmation or product safety information). Please note that even if you chose to opt-out of Simon & Schuster's marketing, we will continue to send you important service related communications, including follow-up messages regarding sweepstakes or contests you have entered or other transactions you have undertaken (e.g., order confirmation).
Data sharing with third parties
We do not currently share Personal Information with unaffiliated third parties. However, depending on the activity, we may in the future do so and you will receive notice on the Site and/or in the rules of participation ("Rules of Participation") for the event or activity, or via an e-mail notice. Please be informed that unaffiliated third parties may not have the same privacy policies that we do. Therefore, you will need to tell us if you do not want to receive marketing information directly from third parties. You will need to check the "Opt-out" click boxes that may be included on the registration area for the particular event, in an e-mail, or alternatively, notify the Site's Privacy Administrator at email@example.com.
Changes to our policy
Chat rooms, message boards and public areas
Monitoring and use of aggregate information
Last updated: August 26, 2010 and effective immediately.