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Penrose Press Privacy Policy

May 11, 2009

Penrose Press Penrose Press realizes that privacy is important. This document outlines the types of information we receive and collect; and how we use it. We hope this will help you make an informed decision about using our products.

Most services provided by Penrose Press, such as the International Directory of Design, do not require you to register for an account or provide any personal information to us. However, some services do require the collection of some personal information.

  • Personal Information. Some services, such as our newletters require you to register your subscription. When you sign up for a service that requires registration, Penrose Press asks for personal information (such as your name, email address and an account password).

    Information that Penrose Press collects
    • Penrose Press collects personal information when you register to recieve a newsletter by e-mail or post. Users voluntarily provide this information. Penrose Press may combine this personal information with information from third parties or independent Penrose Press research.
    • Penrose Press collects professional information for publication its directories. The type of organizations that Penrose Press collect information about are associations, centers, colleges, conferences, events, festivals, institutes, journals, libraries, magazines, museums, organizations, periodicals, search engines, schools, societies, symposia, universities and Penrose Pressb-zines.
    • Penrose Press collects business information when you buy advertising and other commercial products on our site. Customers voluntarily provide this information so that their orders may be fullilled.
    • Penrose Press's servers automatically record log information when you visit our Penrose Press site or use some of our products, including the URL, IP address, browser type and language, and the date and time of your request.
    • Penrose Press does not use cookies and other similar technologies to track your usage of our site.
    Uses of this information
    • Penrose Press may publish professional information in its International Directory of Design and other products.
    • Penrose Press may use personal information & business information for auditing, research & analysis to operate and improve our products & services.
    • When Penrose Press use third parties to assist us in processing any of the aforementioned information, Penrose Press will require that they comply with our Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

  • Credit information - For certain services, such as our advertising programs or purchases of products, Penrose Press also requests credit card or other payment account information which Penrose Press maintain in encrypted form on secure servers. Penrose Press uses third parties, PayPal and Google Checkout, for transaction processing to provide you with a better experience and to improve the quality of our services.
    These third parties maintain their own privacy policies, see:

    https://checkout.google.com/files/privacy.html
    and
    http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=p/gen/ua/policy_privacy-outside

  • Log information - When you use Penrose Press services, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a Penrose Press site. These server logs may include information such as your webpage request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and other information.

  • User communications - When you send email or other communication to Penrose Press, Penrose Press may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.

  • Links - Penrose Press may present links in a format that enables us to keep track of whether these links have been followed. Penrose Press use this information to improve the quality of our search technology, customized content and advertising.

  • Other sites - This Privacy Policy applies to Penrose Press sites and services that are owned and operated by Penrose Press. Penrose Press do not exercise any control over the sites displayed as search results or links from within our various services. These other sites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you.

    Information sharing

    Penrose Press only shares personal information with other companies or individuals outside of Penrose Press in the following limited circumstances:

    • When Penrose Press have your consent. Penrose Press require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information.
    • When Penrose Press have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to satisfy an applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request.
    • To enforce an applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof, including the detection and prevention of fraud, and other security related issues.
    • To protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of Penrose Press, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.
    • Penrose Press may share with third parties certain pieces of aggregated, non-personal information, such as the number of users who searched for a particular term, for example, or how many users clicked on a particular advertisement.

    Changes to this policy

    Please note that this Privacy Policy may change from time to time. Penrose Press will not reduce your rights under this Policy without your explicit consent, and Penrose Press expecst most such changes will be minor. Regardless, Penrose Press will post any Policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, Penrose Press will provide a more prominent notice. Each version of this Policy will be identified at the top of the page by its effective date.

    If you have any additional questions or concerns about this Policy, please feel free to contact us any time. Or write to us at:

    Penrose Press
    PO 7033
    Ann Arbor
    MI 48107 (USA)