World Book ("WB") will not publish (or authorize the publishing of) your name, payment method information, e-mail or physical address in connection with any information you provide to WB or communications you send to WB without your consent except that: 1) WB may share information with third parties in any aggregated form that does not specifically identify any particular user; 2) WB may provide your payment method information as reasonably required to obtain payment; and 3) WB or third parties may publish information and communications that you send WB.
You agree that WB may use and share with third parties (such as affiliates, licensors, contractors, or consultants) the data related to this Agreement. You also agree that such information may be transferred to such entities in any country whether or not a member of the European Economic Area.
You agree that the content posted in chat rooms, bulletin boards, and similar forums ("Forums") are not endorsed by, and shall not be considered reviewed, screened or approved by, WB or any party on their behalf. However, WB reserves the right for any reason to remove any such content and to restrict or deny, in its sole discretion, any user access to Forums without notice.
World Book's Collection of Your Information
In the course of using the Site, World Book may ask you for your name, e-mail address, postal address, telephone number, fax number and other registration information. World Book also may collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit many of our Web pages such as the type of browser you are using, the type of operating system you are using, the domain name of your ISP (Internet service provider), aggregate data about the number of visits to the Site and/or aggregate data about the pages visited.
How World Book Uses the Information
World Book uses the non-personally identifiable information ("Aggregate Data") to improve the design and content of the Site. World Book may use the Aggregate Data to analyze Site usage as well as create products and services to fit your needs. Also, World Book may share this Aggregate Data with World Book's sponsors, advertisers and other third-party vendors. You also agree that such information may be transferred to such entities in any country whether or not a member of the European Economic Area. World Book shall own such Aggregate Data and might maintain copies of such as part of its records.
How to Contact World Book to Opt-Out
You may choose not to receive such marketing information and/or to allow World Book to use your information to send you information regarding products and services that might be of interest to you by simply notifying World Book directly or, if you are a home user of the Site, please go to the "My Account" tab on the home page to change your Contact Information. Upon receipt and processing of an "opt-out" request, World Book will, within a commercially reasonable amount of time, remove your information from any future marketing communications.
Security; No Liability
World Book has implemented security measures to help protect against the risk of loss, misuse and alteration of any information under World Book's control. Personal Information provided to World Book is encoded using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, a powerful encryption protocol that protects data as it travels over the Internet, provided your browser supports it. Nevertheless, such security measures may not prevent all loss, misuse or alteration of information on the Site, and World Book and its third-party licensor's are not responsible for any damages or liabilities relating to any such security failures. Furthermore, the Site contains links to other sites. World Book is not responsible for nor can World Book ensure the privacy practices or content of such other sites.