Public Books is committed to protecting the privacy and security of those who visit our website. In order to fully understand your rights, we encourage you to read this privacy statement. Please direct questions regarding this statement to info[at]publicbooks[dot]org.


When does collect my personal information?

Public Books gathers information from visitors via newsletter sign-ups, donations, cookie technology, and IP addresses.

Newsletter sign-ups: When you sign up for our newsletter, we collect your email address. We will not share your email address without your consent.

Donations: When you donate to Public Books, we collect personal and financial information required by our fiscal sponsor, NYU. We will not share this information without your consent.

Cookies: A cookie is a message sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Most Internet sites use cookies. You can set your browser preferences to reject all cookies, but this will prevent you from using most customized services. Cookies make your experience easier by saving your preferences and passwords.

IP address: An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer automatically when you use the Internet. When you visit a particular Web page on the Public Books site, our server logs your IP address. We may log IP addresses for the purposes of systems administration, or to report information in aggregate form to advertisers (e.g., how many visitors logged in to our Web site) in a form that is not personally identifiable.


Whom does share information with?

We will not disclose your personal information to third parties, except to the extent necessary to provide you with a requested service, or under circumstances required by law. We will disclose your personal information when we believe in good faith that any applicable law, regulation, or legal process requires it, or where we believe disclosure is necessary to protect or enforce our rights or the rights of another visitor. We also disclose aggregated visitor statistics in order to describe our services and audience to prospective partners, advertisers, and other third parties. However aggregate data is not traceable to you specifically.


What are my options to control the use of my personal information?

Most browsers can be configured to reject cookies or alert you when cookies are being sent. You may unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time by clicking on the link at the bottom of each email we send.


How do I accept this privacy statement?

By using the Public Books site, you signify your acceptance of this privacy statement. If you do not agree or are not comfortable with any policy described in this privacy statement, your only remedy is to discontinue use of the Public Books site. We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time. Your continued use of any portion of the Public Books site following notification or posting of such changes will constitute your acceptance of those changes. If you have questions or concerns about our specific policies, please send an email to info[at]publicbooks[dot]org.