Middlebury College Book Store Privacy Notice
Last updated: October 01, 2003
Middlebury College's Book Store respects your privacy and understands
that you care how information about you is used and shared. We
appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly. This
Book Store, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy
What Personal Information About Visitors Does Middlebury College's Book Store Gather?
information we learn from visitors helps us personalize and continually
improve your web experience at Middlebury College's Book Store. Here
are the types of information we gather.
- Information You Give Us: We receive and store any information you enter on our Web sites or give us in any other way. Click here to see examples of what we collect.
You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might
not be able to take advantage of many of our features. We use the
information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your
requests, customizing future shopping for you, improving our book store,
and communicating with you.
- Automatic Information: We receive and store certain types of
information whenever you interact with us. For example, like many Web
sites, we use "cookies," and we obtain certain types of information when
your Web browser accesses Middlebury College's Book Store. Click here to see examples of the information we receive.
A number of companies offer utilities designed to help you visit Web
sites anonymously. Although we will not be able to provide you with a
personalized experience at Middlebury College's Book Store if we cannot
recognize you, we want you to be aware that these tools exist.
What About Cookies?
- Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your
computer's hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to
recognize your browser and to provide features such as saved Shipping
Addresses, Previous Orders, and storage of items in your Shopping Cart
- The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you
how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the
browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable
cookies altogether. However, cookies allow you to take full advantage of
some of Middlebury.edu's coolest features, and we recommend that you
leave them turned on.
Does Middlebury College's Book Store Share The Information It Receives?
Information about our visitors is private. We share information only as described below.
- Protection of Middlebury College and Others: We release account and
other personal information when we believe release is appropriate to
rights, property, or safety of Middlebury College, our users, or
others. This may include exchanging information with other companies and
organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
Obviously, however, this does not include selling, renting, sharing, or
otherwise disclosing personally identifiable information from customers
for commercial purposes in violation of the commitments set forth in
this Privacy Notice.
- In order to process your order, we need to authorize your
credit card. This information is transmitted securely in encrypted
format to the authorizer. In addition, when we ship your order, your
name and shipping address will appear on the package.
How Secure Is Information About Me?
- We work to protect the security of your information during
transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which
encrypts information you input.
- It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access
to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished
using a shared computer.
Which Information Can I Access?
Book Store gives you access to a broad range of information about your
account and your interactions with us for the limited purpose of viewing
and, in certain cases, updating that information.
Conditions of Use, Notices, and Revisions
choose to visit Middlebury College's Book Store, your visit and any
dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Notice. If you have any
concern about privacy at Middlebury College's Book Store, please send us
a thorough description to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will try to
resolve it. The Web changes constantly, and our Privacy Notice may
change also. We may e-mail periodic reminders of our Privacy Notice,
unless you have instructed us not to, but you should check our Web site
frequently to see recent changes. Unless stated otherwise, our current
Privacy Notice applies to all information that we have about you and
Information You Give Us
most such information when you search, interact, purchase, or
communicate via a web form. For example, you provide information when
you search for a product; place an order through Middlebury College's
Book Store; provide information in Your Account (and you might have more
than one if you have used more than one e-mail address when shopping
with us); communicate with us by phone, e-mail, or otherwise; and/or
provide and rate Reviews.
the information we collect and analyze include the Internet protocol
(IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login;
e-mail address; password; computer and connection information such as
browser type and version, operating system, and platform; purchase
history, which we sometimes aggregate with similar information from
other customers to create features such as Top Sellers; the full Uniform
Resource Locator (URL) clickstream to, through, and from Middlebury
College's Book Store, including date and time; cookie number; phrases
you searched for; and pages you visited. During some visits we may use
information, including page response times, download errors, length of
visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as
scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away
from the page.
Information You Can Access
Examples of information you
can access easily at Middlebury College's Book Store include up-to-date
account information regarding recent store orders; personally
identifiable information (including name, e-mail, password,
communications preferences, e-mail notification settings and
recommendations (including recent product view history, prior order
history, and Favorites).