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Last Updated: December 1, 2023
Thank you for choosing to be part of our community at World Book, Inc (“World Book,” “Company,” “we,” “us,” or “our”). We are committed to protecting your personal information and your right to privacy. If you have any questions or concerns about our notice, or our practices with regards to your personal information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 800-338-8382.
This Privacy Notice explains how we collect, process, use, and disclose personal information in connection with our websites, including worldbook.com and worldbookonline.com (the “Sites”), and the related content, products, services, platforms, and other functionality offered on or through the online services and learning platforms (collectively, with the Sites, the “Services”). It does not address our privacy practices related to World Book, Inc job applicants, employees, and other personnel.
Student Data: If you use the World Book, Inc Services through your affiliation with or in connection with a School, school district, library, or organization (“School”), please refer to Section 7 to learn more about how World Book, Inc protects the privacy of Students.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. OUR COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Personal Information Collected from You
We collect personal information from you. The categories of information we collect can include:
Personal Information Automatically Collected
General. As is true of many digital properties, we and our third-party partners may automatically collect certain information from or in connection with your device when visiting or interacting with our Services, such as the list below and in the sub-sections here:
For more information on our and third-party partners’ data collection and online advertising practices, please see the “Our Third-Party Data Collection and Online Advertising Practices” section of this Privacy Notice.
Note that we and our third-party partners may combine information that each of us collects automatically with other information about you, including information you choose to provide.
We use or may use the data collected through tracking technologies to secure the Services, improve the Services, to save you time, to provide better technical support, and to track usage of our Sites. For example, tracking technologies help us to: (a) remember information so that a user will not have to re-enter it during subsequent visits; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information; (c) identify you across multiple devices; (d) provide and monitor the effectiveness of our Services; (e) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, and usage on our Services; (f) diagnose or fix technology problems; (g) help users efficiently access information after signing in; and (h) otherwise plan for and enhance our Services.
Personal Information from Third-Party Sources
We also obtain personal information from third parties, which we often combine with personal information we collect either automatically or directly from you.
We may receive the same categories of personal information as described above from the following third parties:
2. OUR USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We collect the above-mentioned information for various purposes, including:
3. OUR DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
World Book, Inc may disclose your personal information when you post content that is visible to others on the Services, when you consent or instruct us to share your information with third parties, or when we have a legitimate business or legal need to share your information. We may also disclose anonymous or aggregate information that does not reasonably identify you as an individual. For example, your information may be shared with:
We may also share information for the following business purposes:
We may also share information with others in an aggregated or otherwise anonymized form that does not reasonably identify you directly as an individual. For example, we may use and share aggregate or anonymized data to study and improve our Services, user functionality, and product offerings.
4. OUR THIRD-PARTY DATA COLLECTION AND ONLINE ADVERTISING PRACTICES
Advertising Limitations. World Book, Inc does not use, disclose, or sell Student Data (defined in Section 7) to (a) inform, influence, or enable Targeted Advertising; or (b) develop a profile of a student, family member/guardian or group, for any purpose other than providing services to the library or LEA. We do not allow third-party advertising networks to collect information on our learning platforms for targeted advertising purposes nor knowingly direct targeted advertising to individuals we know to be Students on our Services or on any other website or online service.
Please see the “Control Over Your Information” section of this Privacy Notice to learn how you can opt out of interest-based advertising.
5. CONTROL OVER YOUR INFORMATION
Further, note that restricting the use of these technologies might negatively impact an individual’s experience using our Services, as some features or offerings may be less personalized or may not work as otherwise intended. Depending on an individual’s device and operating system, the individual may not be able to delete or block all cookies or other tracking technologies described in this Privacy Notice. In addition, if an individual wants to reject cookies across all browsers and devices, the individual will need to do so on each browser and device they use. An individual may also have options within their email client to prevent the automatic downloading of images that may contain technologies that would allow us to know whether they have accessed our email and performed certain functions with it.
If you have any questions or requests about your account information, contact us directly at email@example.com.
6. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES AND SERVICES
The Services may contain links to and from third-party websites of our business partners, advertisers, social media sites, and other services. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies or content. We strongly recommend that you read their privacy policies and terms and conditions of use to understand how they collect, use, and share information.
7. HOW WORLD BOOK, INC USES STUDENT DATA
This section describes how we collect, use, disclose, and process Student Data collected through the Services.
General Student Data Practices: In addition to the data collection practices specified in this Privacy Notice, we also collect the following information in connection with Students and library, schools, and educational organizations:
Compliance with Laws: We do not use Student Data for any purpose other than to provide the Services, in accordance with our contractual agreements with the participating schools and libraries, our Terms and Conditions, and this Privacy Notice. World Book, Inc does not own or control Student Data, which belongs to the Student or the Library or School that contracts with World Book, Inc to provide the Services.
The World Book, Inc Services are designed to provide protections for Student Data as required by applicable privacy laws throughout all 50 states and territories. For example:
Student Data Privacy Principles: We are committed to the following principles to protect Student Data:
How to Review and Delete Student Data: A school or other educational organization may review and delete a Student’s “My Research Account,” if in compliance with any applicable law. Student data is retained within the system during its useful life. If a student exits a district\organization, their data will remain in the system until that year's end of year process. Student information may be removed from the system at any time by appropriate district personnel. In all cases, all backup information will be removed with a 30-day rotation cycle. If you are a parent or Student, please contact your school or other educational organization to access any personal information, limit a Student’s access to the Services, or delete personal information or the Student’s entire profile.
If you have any questions about our practices with regard to Student Data, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS
California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA/CPRA)
Scope. This section applies only to California residents. It describes how we collect, use, and share Personal Information of California residents as a “business” under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) and their rights with respect to that Personal Information. For purposes of this section, “Personal Information” has the meaning given in the CCPA. However, this section does not apply to
Your California privacy rights. You have the following rights under the CCPA:
How to exercise the above rights.
To exercise your rights to disclosure, deletion, or correction as described above, please contact us at email@example.com.
9. GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)
We are a Data Controller of your information.
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. If you wish to be informed what Personal Information, we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.
In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:
If you have any questions about our practices with regard to GDPR, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
10. CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY NOTICE
World Book, Inc may modify or update this Privacy Notice from time to time so you should review this page periodically. If we change this Privacy Notice in a material manner, for example, if we seek to use personal information in a materially different manner than we had previously, we will let you know and update the “Last Updated” date at the top of the page.
By using our website or services you hereby consent to our Privacy Notice and agree to its terms.
12. HOW TO CONTACT US
If you have any questions about our privacy practices or this Privacy Notice, please email us at email@example.com or contact us at:
World Book 180 N. LaSalle St., Suite 900 Chicago, IL 60601