Privacy Policy

Templeton Press recognizes the importance of your privacy. To assist us in providing you with the most benefit from visiting our website we collect and, in some cases, disclose information about you. Please read the following policy to understand what information we collect, how we will treat this information and what options you have to direct our activities.

By using the Templeton Press website, you agree to the terms of our Privacy Policy.

Table of Contents
As described below, some of your personally identifying information is used by us and may, under some circumstances, be disclosed to third parties. Your use of this website represents your consent to our use and disclosure of your personally identifying information in accordance with this policy.

  1. Information Collected
  2. Use of Your Information
  3. Disclosure of Collected Data
  4. Personal Identifying Information
  5. A Special Note About Non-U.S. Subscribers
  6. Other Information Collectors
  7. Security
  8. Changes to This Privacy Policy

1.  Information Collected
If you purchase items from our website, we collect information including your name, e-mail address, billing address, and payment information (e.g., credit card number and expiration date). We may solicit additional information from you through the use of on-line or email questionnaires from time to time. We do not store credit card information.

We automatically track certain information about you based upon your use of our site. We use this information for internal research on our users’ demographics, interests, and behavior to better understand and serve our users. This information may include the URL that you just came from (whether this URL is on our site or not), which URL you go to next (whether this URL is on our site or not), what browser you are using, your IP address, and what searches you perform in our service. This information is compiled and analyzed on an aggregated basis.

In addition, we may use cookies on certain pages of our site and with certain features of our service. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits.

2.  Use of Your Information
We use personally identifying information about you internally to fulfill your requests for certain services and information, to improve our content and product offerings; to customize our site’s content, layout, and services, and to improve our marketing and promotional efforts. We believe these uses allow us to improve our site and services to better meet your needs. We may also use your information to deliver information to you that, in some cases, are targeted to your interests, such as new services, promotions and targeted advertisements.

3.  Disclosure of Collected Data
Suppliers and Other Service Providers. We may use third-party Suppliers and Service Providers to facilitate some of our services. For example, we outsource the operations of our distribution services to the University of Chicago Distribution Center. We do not store credit card information nor do we permit these Suppliers and Other Service Providers to sell your information to third parties.

Legal Requests. We may decide or be required to disclose information to law enforcement and other government authorities or third parties under certain circumstances. We will disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government authorities as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate, in connection with an investigation of fraud, infringement of intellectual property rights, third party lawsuits, or other activity that is illegal or may expose us to legal liability.

Unauthorized Access to Your Information. Although we use industry standard practices to protect your privacy, third parties may intercept or access transmissions or private communications. Therefore, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personally identifying information or private communications will remain private in all cases.

4.  Personal Identifying Information
Upon your request, we will remove your personally identifying information from our operational databases.

Technical constraints and the fact that we back up our systems may prevent the total elimination of your personally identifying information from our systems. Therefore, you should not expect that all of your personally identifying information will be completely removed from all of our databases in response to your requests.

5.  A Special Note about Non–U.S. Subscribers
If you are a non–U.S. citizen, by providing any personally identifying information as a nonsubscriber, you explicitly grant us the right to transfer that information to the United States.

6.  Other Information Collectors
Except as expressly discussed in this Privacy Policy, this document only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. Our website may contain links to other websites for your convenience. To the extent that you disclose information to other parties, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the information you disclose to them. Since Templeton Press does not control the privacy policies of third parties, you are subject to the privacy customs and policies of that third party. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.

7.  Security
Templeton Press uses industry standard efforts to safeguard your personally identifying information, such as firewalls and Secure Socket Layers (SSL). However, “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet.

8.  Changes to This Privacy Policy
We reserve the right, at any time, to modify, alter, or update the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy without prior notice. Modifications shall become effective immediately upon being posted on our website and portals. Your continued use of the website and portals after modifications are posted constitutes an acknowledgement and acceptance of the Privacy Policy and its modifications.

Updated 5/20/2011