Information We Collect
If you wish to complete a transaction on the Website, you will be required to register, where you will create an individual account at textbookstop.com ("your account"). We will collect personal information that we require to bill you for the Service, communicate with you, and ship products you purchase and otherwise manage the relationship with you. This personal information may include your name, your email address, your telephone number, your credit card information, your billing address, and your shipping address. We may also ask for information about your gender, the school that you are attending, areas of study and the number of years of attendance at that school. We will maintain records on your purchases as well.
You may browse the Website and use the shopping cart without registering and providing this personal information, but you cannot perform a transaction without registering.
Our Service uses "Cookies", which are small data files used to identify returning users so that you are recognized by the Website, and so your experience on the Website is customized. We also automatically collect anonymous information about a User's IP address, browser type and referrer by logging this information from your browser. Your browser can be set to disable Cookies, but doing so may interfere with your use of the Service.
We do not intend the Service to be used by any individual under the age of 18 (a "Minor") without the supervision of a parent or guardian 18 years of age or older (a "Guardian"). If you are a Minor, you may use the Site only under the supervision of a Guardian. In accordance with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly solicit nor will it accept personally identifiable information from users known to be under thirteen (13) years of age.
In the event that Textbookstop.com is acquired or substantially of our assets are acquired, your personal information will be transferred to the acquiring entity.
How Your Information Is Used
The primary purpose of obtaining the personal information that you provide is to provide you with the Service, which includes facilitating purchase and rental transactions with you, billing you for purchases and rentals, and shipping your order to you. In addition, we may use the information to market our products and services to you. You can opt-out from us using your information for this purpose at any time by logging onto your account at Textbookstop.com and following the instructions under the tab labeled "Preferences".
We may ask for demographic information about you and your school. The purpose of this information is to help us understand usage patterns on the Website, which in turn helps us improve a User's overall experience on the Website.
The Website and the Service may contain links to and from other Internet sites that are owned and operated by third parties. Textbookstop.com has not reviewed all sites linked to us and does not endorse or imply an endorsement of any kind. We are not responsible for the contents of any such linked site, and the use of any such linked site is solely at your own risk.
We also collect information about your use of the Website that does not personally identify you and such data is used in aggregate to help us improve our Website (for example, the layout of the Website). This information is owned exclusively by us, and may be used by us and our affiliates, at our sole discretion, in any manner we deem appropriate.
Personally Identifiable Information
In the event that we are required by law to disclose personal information due a legal process served on us (such as a court order), then we will disclose such information as we reasonably believe to be necessary to comply. This is whether or not we notify you of the legal process which we may do in our sole discretion.
How to Access or Change Your Information
You can review the information that you submitted during the registration process by logging onto your account with your username and password at Textbookstop.com. You may make changes you deem necessary. You can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Disclosure to Third Party Contractors
Textbookstop.com is not responsible for maintaining the security of your username and password. Do not share your username and password with other people. It is your responsibility to notify Textbookstop.com if you believe your username or password have been compromised or used in an unauthorized manner. Textbookstop.com assumes no responsibility, liability or obligations for any loss or damage resulting from your failure to comply with the security of your username and/or password. You are responsible for all activity and usage of the Service and for all content created on, posted to or accessed under your username and password.
Textbookstop.com will NEVER ask you for account information, credit card information, or your password via email or by telephone.
Securing Your Information
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information that you have provided. We require a secure connection with your browser using Secure Socket Layer encryption technology. If such a connection is not permitted by your browser, then we will not accept your personal information. Although we use accepted standards to secure your information, there is no method of transmission over the Internet that is absolutely secure. Please direct any additional questions about our security to us at email@example.com.
Last Updated: 12/22/09 4:30 PM