Indiana University Press Privacy Policy

Applicability

This privacy notice applies only to Indiana University Press and its website (iupress.indiana.edu) (herein referred to as “our site”) and explains its practices concerning the collection, use, and disclosure of visitor information. Visitor information collected by Indiana University Press will be used only as outlined in this privacy policy.

Other units at Indiana University may collect and use visitor information in different ways. Therefore, visitors to other university websites should review the privacy notices for the particular sites they visit. Indiana University Press is not responsible for the content of other websites or for the privacy practices of websites outside the scope of this notice.

Collection and Use

Passive/Automatic Collection

When you view pages on our site, the web server automatically collects certain technical information from your computer and about your connection including:

  • your IP address
  • user-specific information on which pages are visited
  • aggregate information on pages visited
  • the referring web site
  • the date and time of visit
  • the duration of visit
  • your browser type
  • your screen resolution

Continued use of our web site indicates consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of this information as described in this notice.

This technical information is retained in detail; it may not have a current retention/deletion schedule. This information is:

  • used for internal review and is then discarded
  • used to improve the content of our site
  • used by us to contact visitors for marketing purposes

Information Sharing

  • We do not share any aggregate, non-personally-identifiable information with other entities or organizations.
  • We do not share any personally-identifiable information with other entities or organizations, except when legally required to do so, at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation, to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our web site and applicable laws, or to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our web site.
  • Except as described in this Privacy Policy, we will not share any information with any party for any reason.
  • Except as provided in the Disclosure of Information section below, we do not attempt to use the technical information discussed in this section to identify individual visitors.

Active, Manual, and Voluntary Collection

Other than automatically collected technical information about your visit (described above, or cookies described below), we may ask you to provide information voluntarily, such as through forms or other manual input — in order to make products and services available to you, to maintain and manage our relationship with you, including providing associated services or to better understand and serve your needs. This information is generally retained as long as you continue to maintain a relationship with us. Your providing this information is wholly voluntary. However, not providing the requested information (or subsequently asking that the data be removed) may affect our ability to deliver the products or service for which the information is needed. Providing the requested information indicates your consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of this information as described in this notice. Information we may actively collect could include:

  • name
  • address
  • telephone and/or fax number
  • information volunteered by the visitor, such as preferences, survey information and/or site registrations

Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Cookies

An HTTP cookie is a small data file that is written to your device that contains information about your visit to a web page. If you prefer not to receive cookies, you may configure your browser to not to accept them at all, or to notify and require approval before accepting new cookies. Some web pages/sites may not function properly if HTTP cookies are turned off, or you may have to provide the same information each time you visit those pages.

In order to customize the information and services offered to you, our site uses cookies to:

  • store visitors preferences
  • record session information, such as items that visitors add to their shopping cart
  • customize web page content on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends

Children

This site is not directed to children under 13 years of age, does not sell products or services intended for purchase by children, and does not knowingly collect or store any personal information, even in aggregate, about children under the age of 13. We encourage parents and teachers to be involved with children when they use the Internet. It is particularly important for parents to guide their children when they are asked to provide personal information online.

In the case of use by children 16 years of age of younger, parental consent is required.

Use of Third Party Services

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses HTTP cookies (described above) to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including possibly your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google.

For more information, please visit Google’s Safety Center.

Access to Information

In some cases, we will grant visitors access to the information we collect and maintain on their behalf, including:

  • unique identifier information (e.g., a visitors number or password)
  • transaction information (e.g., dates on which visitors made purchases, amounts and types of purchases) and
  • contact information (e.g., name, address, phone number)

Updating Inaccurate Information

In some cases, we will grant a visitor the ability to update or correct inaccuracies in the information that we maintain. That information includes contact information that we have on file for them.

Visitors can have this information corrected by:

  • calling us at the listed telephone number
  • writing to us at the listed address
  • filling out the contact form on our website

Your Right of Erasure

You may request the deletion of email addresses and phone numbers from our system As well as unsubscribe from mailing lists.

By requesting deletion of your information, you understand that this removes the data from our systems and is irreversible. This means we lose all preferences you had for email, including opt-in/opt-out choices for our hosted e-mail lists.

To request deletion of your email or phone number, contact Customer Service via e-mail at iupress at indiana.edu.

Disclosure of Information

Other than using your information to ensure the quality, functionality, and security of our web site, or manage your relationship with us, we will not disclose personally identifiable information about your use of the site except under the following circumstances:

  • With your prior written (including email) consent
  • When we have given you clear notice that we will disclose information that you voluntarily provide
  • With appropriate external parties, such as law enforcement agencies, in order to investigate and respond to suspected violations of law or Indiana University policy. Any such disclosures shall comply with all applicable laws and university policies.

Security

Due to the rapidly evolving nature of information technologies,  transmission of data over the Internet is not guaranteed to be completely secure. While we are committed to protecting the privacy of our visitors, Indiana University Press cannot guarantee the security or privacy of any information that you transmit to our web site, and you do so at your own risk. However, once we receive your information, we will use reasonable safeguards consistent with prevailing industry standards and commensurate with the sensitivity of the data being stored to maintain the security and protection of that information on our systems.

In addition, we will comply with all applicable federal, state, international, and local laws regarding the privacy and security of visitor information.

We have appropriate security measures in place at our physical data facilities to protect against the loss, misuse, alteration to and access of information that we have collected from you on our site.

We do not collect or transmit sensitive information. Payment information is collected and processed by a university-approved partner.

Privacy Notice Changes

From time to time, we may use visitor information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. Any changes to our privacy policy will be made here. This policy is effective June 1, 2019.

Contact Information

If you have questions or concerns about this policy, please contact an Indiana University Press customer service representative via e-mail at iupress at indiana.edu.

If you feel that this site or Indiana University Press is not following its stated policy and communicating with Indiana University Press does not resolve any concerns regarding your information that you bring to it, or if you have general questions or concerns about privacy or information technology policy at Indiana University, please contact Indiana University’s Information Policy Office, 812-855-UIPO, uipo@iu.edu.