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COLLECTION: COLLECTION OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
("PII") BY HARPERCOLLINS
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NOTICE: HARPERCOLLINS WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH NOTICE ABOUT ITS
PII COLLECTION PRACTICES
This Policy describes the types of other companies that may want to send you information about their products and services and therefore may want to share your personal information (See "Use" below). However, we will notify you of your options regarding our use of your PII, including whether we can share it with outside companies, before we use it for a purpose other than the one for which it was originally collected or disclose it to third parties, typically at the time of collection (See "Choice" below).
Sometimes we collect personally identifiable information from consumers in manual format, such as a post card or subscription form. Providing detailed notice in those situations often proves impractical, so consumers will instead be provided with a short notice that describes how to obtain the full text of this Policy and other relevant information from us. HarperCollins's Web sites may be linked to Internet sites operated by other companies. Some of these third party sites may be co-branded with a HarperCollins logo, even though they are not operated or maintained by HarperCollins, such as Web sites owned and operated by our authors.
HarperCollins's Web sites may also be linked to sites operated by companies affiliated with HarperCollins. Visitors to those affiliated sites should still refer to their separate privacy policies and practices, which may differ in some respects from this Policy.
CHOICE: HARPERCOLLINS WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH CHOICES ABOUT THE
USE OF YOUR PII
USE: HARPERCOLLINS'S USE OF PII
HarperCollins may share your PII with companies that are affiliated with us, that is are part of the News America Group of companies. We may also share your PII with companies that are not affiliated with HarperCollins but would like to send you information about their products and services. For example, HarperCollins may offer a sweepstakes or contest in conjunction with a co-sponsor, and the co-sponsor may send you information concerning its products or services. However, you will always have the opportunity to instruct us not to share your information with third parties.
HarperCollins's employees, agents and contractors must have a legitimate business reason to obtain access to your PII. Outside contractors or agents who help us manage our information activities (i.e., sweepstakes administration, order fulfillment, statistical analyses) may only use PII to provide HarperCollins with a specific service and not for any other purpose.
If HarperCollins obtains PII from a third party, such as a business partner, our use of this information is governed by this Policy.
There may be instances when HarperCollins may disclose PII without providing you with a choice in order to protect the legal rights of HarperCollins, other companies within the News America Group or their employees, agents and contractors; to protect the safety and security of visitors to our web sites; to protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or to comply with the law or legal process. In addition, if HarperCollins sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or business transfer, HarperCollins may transfer your PII to a third party as part of that transaction.
SECURITY: HARPERCOLLINS PROTECTS THE SECURITY OF PII
ACCESS: HOW TO ACCESS, OR CORRECT YOUR PII OR STOP ALL FUTURE
COMMUNICATIONS FROM HARPERCOLLINS
Prior to changing any information about you or stopping to communicate with you, HarperCollins requires that you provide proof of your name and address, such as a valid driver's license. Once we determine that the information provided is satisfactory, we will immediately modify the information about you and/or and refrain from collecting PII about you and/or communicating with you in the future, if you so request. However, there may be residual information that will remain within our databases that may or may not contain PII. This residual information will not be given to any third party or used for any commercial purpose.
REMEDIES AND COMPLIANCE: HOW TO CONTACT HARPERCOLLINS ABOUT PRIVACY
Last Updated September 17, 2002
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