This statement concerns our policy regarding the personal information that we may gather from visitors to our Web sites, including the domains and subdomains of manning.com, manningpublications.com, manning.bz, monthoflunches.com, morelunches.com, helloworldbook.com, helloworldbook2.com, helloworldbook3.com, helloworldbook4.com, and browsebooks.com, or from customers who buy directly from us. It lets you know why we collect information and the things that you can do to control it.
Manning collects personal information for several purposes.
There are a variety of instances in which we may collect personal information from our users. For example:
Manning collects two types of information: (1) data that is submitted voluntarily by visitors wishing to receive news or product information, to provide us with feedback, to participate in events, surveys contest, or the like, or to purchase products directly from us; and (2) tracking data that we and our service providers gather while users are interacting with our Web sites.
Voluntarily submitted information may include such things as name, company/institution, email, billing address, shipping address, shipping options, location, interests, preferences, support requests and similar user profile data. We collect payment information but do not store it on Manning systems. We use secure payment service providers to handle payments.
Manning tracks user information such as such as IP addresses, browser types, referral sources, pageviews, time spent on a particular page or site, clickstreams, downloads, registrations, conversions, search terms and more in order to analyze website usage and metrics, to identify potential improvements to the site, and to provide support.
Manning collects log data to help ensure the performance and security of our sites. Log data may include technical information about how a user or visitor connected to this site. We use this information for support purposes and to administer our systems.
Manning never sells or rents email addresses or other personally identifiable information that visitors provide. There are, however, scenarios in which we will share information with partners and service providers as part of legitimate business operations.
Manning sends system messages to carry out business functions such as user account activation, password resets, and order confirmations. Generally, users may not opt-out of these communications, though they can deactivate their account. We also send non-promotional emails containing updates regarding products our customers own. Users can adjust their messaging preferences in their User Account details.
Manning may send or direct marketing communications to users, provided that:
Manning may provide personal information to a third party service provider on a restricted basis to provide marketing solely on behalf of Manning and affiliated Manning companies. Marketing preferences may be changed at any time.
We want to bring you offers and promotions that are most relevant to your interests at particular times. To help us form a better understanding of you as a customer, we may combine your personal data gathered in the various ways described above.
We sometimes share your personal data with trusted third parties. For example, order fulfillment partners, email distributors, payment providers, print on demand partners, for fraud management, for contracted site services such as testing or analysis, to help us personalize our offers to you and so on. We may also, with your consent, share information with sponsors so they can contact you about things that may interest you.
Examples of the kind of third parties we work with are:
Manning will release information in order to comply with the law, or when it is appropriate to protect the rights, property or safety of Manning, our users, or others. In very specific circumstances, we may share your data with third parties for their own purposes. For example, for fraud management, we may share information about fraudulent or potentially fraudulent activity in our systems.
By using our services or providing your personal data to us, you expressly consent to the processing of your personal data by us or on our behalf. Sometimes we'll need to transfer your personal data to a country outside of the United States to enable us to supply the goods or services you've requested. By dealing with us, you are giving your consent to this overseas use, transfer and disclosure of your personal data for our ordinary business purposes.
While certain data processing is necessary to carry out Manning's ordinary business functions, there are actions you can take to manage your personal data.
You may request the correction of your personal data when incorrect, out of date or incomplete. To amend your information, please update your User Account online, or contact [email protected].
You have the right to stop the use of your personal data for direct marketing activity through all channels, or selected channels. There are several ways you can stop direct marketing communications from us:
Please note that you may continue to receive communications for a short period after changing your preferences while our systems are fully updated.
Whenever you have given us your consent to use your personal data, you have the right to change your mind and withdraw that consent, and to request that we stop any further consent-based processing of your personal data.
Manning takes your privacy seriously and we will do our best to address any concerns. In the event that we must decline to act on a request you make due to an overriding legitimate business interest, we will explain why.
You may request a copy of any information about you that we hold at any time. To ask for your information, please contact [email protected]
To protect the confidentiality of your information, we may ask you to verify your identity, or any third party you have authorized to act on your behalf, before proceeding with any request you make under this Privacy Notice.
All promotional mail from Manning includes an unsubscribe link. Users can also manage their list preferences, including opting out, at https://www.manning.com/mail-preferences. Users may enable or disable product update messaging and manage other user profile information in their user account settings at https://www.manning.com/dashboard/details. Users may write to [email protected] with any questions or requests.
This policy was put in effect on September 21, 2005.
Last updated: October 2020
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