Data Privacy

Welcome to Hbook.com, a wholly owned subsidiary of MSI Information Services, Inc.

Hbook.com values you as our customer and recognizes the importance of privacy. This Privacy Statement describes the privacy practices of MSI Information Services, Inc. for data that we collect:

  • through websites operated by us from which you are accessing this Privacy Statement (collectively, the “Websites”)
  • through the digital editions and other software applications made available by us for use on or through computers and mobile devices (the “Apps”)
  • through our social media pages that we control (collectively, our “Social Media Pages”)
  • through HTML-formatted email messages and newsletters that we send you and through your communications with us
  • when you attend a live event, or through other offline interactions

Collectively, the websites, apps, and social media Pages are referred to as “Online Services” and, together with offline interactions, the “Services.”
 

Privacy and Cookies

This privacy and cookies policy (the “Privacy Policy”) describes how MSI Information Services, Inc. (as applicable, "we" or "us") treat information you provide to us or that we collect, including how we use such information, how we protect the security of such information and how you may change or request that we amend such information from our systems. This includes any information associated with you (such as your name, title, email address or phone number) that is supplied to us in conjunction with your use or potential use of our “Online Services” and “Offline Interactions,” as well as information we generate based on your use of the website -- In either case, information that does, or can be used to, identify you ("Personal Information").

Essential Cookies
These are cookies which are strictly necessary for our website to be able to operate or to provide you with a service on our website which you have requested. We use the following essential cookies on our website:

  • First party session cookies to determine if you have JavaScript enabled on your web browser so that we can display the correct version of our website. This cookies is has_js. This cookie expires when your browser is closed.
  • First party and third party session cookies to determine if third party cookies are enabled and then establish a help desk connection and preserve your login status across pages. 
  • Third party persistent cookies to recognize whether you have accepted the use of cookies on our website.
  • Analytical (or performance) cookies to track and gather data about what a user does on our website. 

Except as described in this Privacy Policy, we will not, without your consent, sell or rent to any third party any Personal Information collected through this website or the Service.
 

Website Visitors and Event Registrants

MSI Information Services, Inc. also maintains a data log on visitors to our website, including but not limited to a visitor's IP address, the websites from which visitors access our website, the type of web browsers used to access our website, the device used to access our website, the pages viewed, and time spent on site. We use this information because we have a legitimate business interest in understanding how our website is accessed, how it is used and where visitors are coming from.

If we have collected your Personal Information through our website or other channels, including events registration, we will use your Personal Information to inform you about other services and products that might be of interest to you, and to gather feedback from you on our website and other products, services, and topics of interest. Your Personal Information may be shared with sponsors.

We also collect information about website users through “cookies.” Cookies are small pieces of information sent by a web server to a web browser which allow the server to uniquely identify the browser on each page. For further information about Cookies, please see our "Cookies" section below.
 

Registered Users

When logged into the site, your Personal Information will be visible with your “Profile,” which contains the information supplied to us. You will be able to update or correct any of the Personal Information in your profile. As a function of “Profile,” we will also maintain a history of your transactions with MSI Information Services, Inc., and certain actions taken by you while accessing the website services.
 

How The Horn Book Uses Your Information

We use Personally Identifiable Information collected on this Site for the following purposes:

  • To provide you with this Site and other products and services.
  • To respond to your inquiries and contact you about changes regarding the Site.
  • To provide you with e-mail and other notices (such as expiration and renewal notices) regarding your account and the products or services that you are receiving, and for billing and collection purposes.
  • For any other purpose disclosed at the time the information is collected or to which you consent.
  • As otherwise specifically described in this Privacy Policy.

We also may use your information to better understand our Users and to improve our Site. For example, we may use this information to determine what portions of this Site are most popular and the demographics of our Users generally. Cookies and other User information also enable us to customize your experience on the Site. We may use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our servers or to administer our Site. We may also use IP addresses to help identify a User during a particular session and to gather data regarding use of this Site.

We may use the information you provide us to send you e-mail, surveys and other communications on behalf of The Horn Book and our affiliates. These communications may include e-mail newsletters, as well as offers for other The Horn Book services. All email newsletters will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of receiving future issues of the newsletter. All promotional offers will include an opportunity to opt out of receiving future promotions from the brand whose product/service is being promoted.

We also may use your information to send you e-mail. surveys and other communications on behalf of third parties. Each of these communications will include instructions for opting out of receiving future third party offers from us. You may also opt out of receiving third party offers from this Site at any time by sending an e-mail to customer service with the subject line "opt out - third party."

Our Disclosure of Your Information

We may disclose aggregated, anonymous statistics about many Users, and individual information that is not Personally Identifiable Information without restriction as long as no individual is identifiable by the information disclosed, and otherwise will not disclose your Personally Identifiable Information except as follows:

  • Name and/or business name and title in representative lists of our magazine circulation, event attendance, and/or website membership.
  • To third parties engaged to provide services under contractual requirement to keep Personally Identifiable Information confidential and use it only to perform the services.
  • Portions of this Site may be provided as "Premium" or "Sponsored" content. Premium or Sponsored content is made available to Users on the condition that we may share certain of the User's registration information with the Premium or Sponsored content's sponsors and advertisers and/or their service providers. We will always disclose when you are registering or being provided with Premium or Sponsored content.
  • To other third parties (and/or to their service providers on their behalf) to market their products or services under contractual requirement to keep Personally Identifiable Information confidential and use it only to market and provide their products or services. You may opt out of such disclosures by sending an e-mail to customer service with the subject line: "do not disclose."

Use of "cookies"

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website and to collect information about your online preferences. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Types of Cookies

Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.

Analytical/performance cookies. These cookies collect information about how you use our website. They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. These cookies are sometimes placed by third-party providers of web traffic analysis services, such as Google Analytics.

Functionality cookies. These cookies remember choices you make and are used to recognize you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

Targeting cookies. These cookies collect information about your browsing habits such as the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website more relevant to your interests. They are also used to make advertising more relevant to you, as well as to limit the number of times you see an advert. These cookies are usually placed by third-party advertising networks. They remember the other websites that you visit and this information is shared with third-party organizations, for example advertisers.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, Google Analytics which we use) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

Most internet browsers are automatically set up to accept cookies. However, you can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. Please refer to the help and support area on your internet browser for instructions on how to block or delete cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

By using the Services, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Statement.

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