Privacy Policy

Effective 5/24/2018

Introduction

Thank you for visiting the Academic Studies Press (ASP) website. This Privacy Policy will be effective as of May 24, 2018 for all new users and users in EU and EEA member countries. It explains what information we collect when you visit our website or register a user account, as well as how and why we collect and use it. We take your privacy seriously and are proactive in ensuring the necessary steps are taken to protect your personal data.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the practices described herein, you may contact press@academicstudiespress.com or Academic Studies Press, 28 Montfern Avenue, Brighton, Massachusetts 02135.

Email

As part of the registration or account setup or when you request an inspection copy of a text or make a purchase, ASP may require your email address. The email address you provide as part of the process will be used to contact you regarding your transaction. We track "click-throughs" to help determine your interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our customer communications.

Contact Information

As part of purchasing products from ASP, you may be required to supply us with personal information. If you do not wish to be contacted, please take advantage of the opt-out feature in our communications or let us know by contacting press@academicstudiespress.com. An “opt-in” option is available for compliance where applicable.

Disclosure of Personal Data

ASP currently does not sell or rent any personally identifiable information to Third Parties. Additionally, we may disclose information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is reasonably necessary to: comply with the law, enforce or apply our terms of business, protect our rights and those of our users, or with your consent.

Security

ASP uses industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving consumer data exchanged with our site. We have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you on our site.

The ASP Privacy Policy is subject to change at any time.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that the web sites you visit place on your computer to store information about your visit. Cookies are 'passive' in that they contain information your browser can retrieve, but do not contain programmes, viruses or malicious software. Cookies normally expire after a certain length of time, although that time can be anywhere from a few minutes to more than a year.

Cookies can be divided into two categories: 'session' and 'persistent'. Session cookies are temporary and are deleted when you close your browser or after a period of inactivity. Persistent cookies remain on your computer until the expiration date/time set by the cookie creator.

What do cookies do?

Cookies can contain many types of information about your visit to a particular web site, but most commonly are used to store the preferences you've selected, such as language, shopping cart contents, privacy settings and login state. Cookies do not contain personal or private data about you, but can compile information about your browsing habits. For the most part, cookies enhance your browsing experience by keeping you from having to select the same options each time you visit a site.

However, cookies can also be used by web sites to serve you advertising targeted to your particular interests based on the preferences you've selected or the content of the pages you have visited. For this reason, some web users choose to delete or reject cookies of certain types or from certain sites.

What cookies does ASP use?

ASP uses non-functional cookies to enable Squarespace Analytics, Google Analytics, and "Share" or "Like" buttons from social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Google +.

What is Squarespace Analytics and Google Analytics?

Squarespace Analytics is a web analytics service provided by webhosting provider Squarespace, Inc.  Google Analytics is a popular web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Both Squarespace Analytics and Google Analytics uses cookies to help us to analyze how users use ASP sites. It counts the number of visitors and tells us things about their behavior overall – such as the typical length of stay on the site or the average number of pages a user views. This helps us optimize the site and improve services, hopefully making a better, more intuitive website for our users.

Can I delete cookies?

Yes, you can both view the cookies stored on your computer and delete some or all of them. However, each browser has a slightly different procedure for doing so. Here are instructions for deleting cookies in some popular browsers:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/242939/how_to_delete_cookies.html

Note that in some cases, deleting cookies will impact your experience in revisiting a site. For example on ASP’s sites you will not be able to use share buttons (for Facebook or Twitter), or you may be forced to log in again.

Can I set my browser to block cookies?

Yes, most browsers allow you to specify which types of cookies you will accept or to reject all cookies. As each browser is different, here are some of the most common ones: