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The digital textbooks (PDF and EPUB formats) available for purchase through this site are the original content of the authors and as such their original content, features, and functionality are owned by the authors and Canadian Scholars respectively and are protected by international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws as well as digital rights management (DRM)
DRM protects our authors from piracy, unlawful sharing, and copying or printing in excess to ensure they are fairly and equitably compensated for their work.
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DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
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LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
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The transactions conducted using the CSPI Site and information provided and collected are protected using industry standard security precautions. You acknowledge the risks of using the Internet including the possibility that your personal information will be accessed by unauthorized third parties. You may wish to seek professional advice on protecting your privacy and evaluating the security of the information systems you are using.
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What information is collected
CSPI may collect two types of information: personally identifiable information and aggregated non-personally identifiable information. Personally identifiable information includes information such as your name, user name, address, postal code, telephone number, email address, employment status, intentions, preferences, and opinions. CSPI does not collect personally identifiable information about an individual except when individuals provide such specific information on a voluntary basis. Aggregated information will include information that is anonymous such as the type of browser you are using or other such non-personally identifiable information.
Why is the information collected?
What we will and will not do with the information you provide
CSPI uses information generally to compile statistical data, keep in contact with users, and provide them with a better interactive experience. CSPI may use your information specifically for the following purposes: (i) to improve the content of our Site; (ii) to personalize and/or customize the content and/or layout of our Site for each individual visitor; (iii) to notify visitors about updates to our Site; (iv) to identify our visitors’ preferences; (v) to keep you informed about product and services (both ours and third parties’) in which you have expressed an interest; (vi) to establish your eligibility for special offers and discounts; (vii) to complete business transactions; (viii) to contact you as part of a promotion; (ix) to allow you to make a posting on the Site; (x) to administer individual accounts; (xi) to provide customer support; (xii) to meet legal requirements; (xiii) to provide Internet security; and/or (xiv) to analyze the collected information.
In the event that we sell a substantial portion of our business assets, our customer information may be among the transferred assets. In such event, the purchaser will inherit the confidentiality obligations posted herein.
CSPI works closely with a number of parties who may perform functions on our behalf, including fulfilling orders, providing promotional materials to our users, sending email, managing, compiling and processing data, processing credit card payments, or providing customer service. We do not disclose your personally identifiable information to these parties except to the extent necessary to enable them to provide the specific services to you.
When you visit the Site, we or a third-party advertiser may store or recognize some information on your computer in the form of a “cookie” or similar file. “Cookies” are small text files that identify an individual computer’s browser entering the Site. They do not pose a security threat to you. No personal information is stored within the cookies. For example, cookies allow us to track a browser’s movement through the Site over several sessions. Through cookies, the Site can recognize repeat visitors, facilitate the visitor’s access to and use of the Site, and allows the Site to track usage behaviour that will allow content improvement and enable us to tailor our Site to better match your interests and preferences. If you do not want cookies placed on your computer, you can erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Most Internet browsers or other software will allow you to do this. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions. If you reject cookies, functionality of the Site will be severely limited, and you will not be able to take advantage of many of the Site’s best features.
How secure is your information
Any unauthorized use of the Site may result in criminal and/or civil prosecution. We have policies and procedures in place to protect the privacy and confidentiality of your information that we collect and maintain, including contracts with third parties that may manage the information provided by you. All personal information is stored on secured servers, behind a firewall at a data centre with access to data strictly controlled. Only individuals specifically involved in the analysis and other functions set out herein have access to your personally identifiable information. These individuals have been provided the requisite training on our privacy policies and practices.
Updating or deleting your information
CSPI enables our users to update/correct personal information previously submitted which the user states is erroneous to the extent such activities will not compromise privacy or security interests. To update or delete your information, please contact us.Please note that it may be impossible to delete a user’s entry totally without some residual information because of backups and records of deletions.
Questions or concerns?
If you have any concerns about privacy procedures at our Site, send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or write us at:
Canadian Scholars’ Press Inc.
425 Adelaide Street West, Suite 200
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3C1 CANADA
Please make any communications as complete and descriptive as possible, and we will attempt to respond promptly to your concerns.