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Privacy Policy

Commitment to Privacy

Wharton Digital Press, operated by The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, is committed to providing access to services and information online in a manner that respects and protects your privacy. This statement describes our information collection practices and explains how we use and protect your personal information.

Scope

This statement applies only to information collected by this web site. This does not apply to third-parties, including The Everywhere Store® Powered by Zola, Ganxy, and MailChimp; we encourage you to read the privacy statements of those other sites for assurance that their practices safeguard your privacy.

What We Collect and Why

We collect the following types of information about you.

Auto-collected information (web logs)

Our web server automatically recognizes the Internet domain and IP address from which you accessed our web site, the date and time of your visit, and the pages you visited on our site, as well as information automatically forwarded by your browser. This information is used to help us understand aggregate uses of our site, track usage trends, and improve our services. Web logs may also be used for system problem monitoring and maintenance. This information is retained on a temporary basis and then deleted completely from our systems.

Personally identifiable information that you provide directly to us

This includes information such as contact information that allows us to respond to your requests and the information you provide in online web forms.

This information is used to respond to your requests, communicate with you, and provide you with better service. We may combine this information with information from previous visits and activity to provide you with added convenience in using our products and services and to offer you information we believe would interest you, based on your visits to our web site.

In certain instances, information entered on this site, including for example your name, contact information and credit card information, may also be collected to process a transaction that you are authorizing with a third party.  Third parties process this transaction, using only the necessary information needed to securely perform their functions, and we encourage you to read the privacy statements of those other sites for assurance that their practices safeguard your privacy

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that many web sites transfer to users’ hard drives to enable the site to deliver personalized services or to provide persistent authentication. The information contained in a cookie typically includes information collected automatically by the web server and/or information provided voluntarily by the user. The user controls, via the computer’s operating system, whether cookies will be accepted and, if so, how they will be handled (for example, deleted or saved). Our web site uses cookie technology. If the user blocks cookies, however, this will not affect the functionality of this site.

Security

Our office is committed to ensuring the security of your information. We have put in place reasonable physical, technical, and administrative safeguards designed to prevent unauthorized access to, or use of, the information collected online.

For example, Penn has contracted with third parties that have met industry-standards for security to take in necessary data, such as credit card information, to store, transmit and process this transaction securely.

Sharing Your Information

We will not share your information with third parties except

  • as required by law,
  • as necessary to protect the University's interests,
  • with service providers acting on our behalf who have agreed in writing to protect the confidentiality of the data, or
  • in instances that you permit or in accordance with your consent

Penn has contracted with third parties that have met industry-standards for security to take in necessary data, such as credit card information, to store, transmit and process this transaction securely.

 

Links to Other Web Sites

This site may contain links to other web sites not affiliated with our office. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites, including other University of Pennsylvania sites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of other sites for assurance that their practices safeguard your privacy.

Children under 13

This web site is intended for use by people aged 13 or older. If you are under 13, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us.

Changes to Statement

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time and will post the changes on this web page.

Contact Us

We welcome suggestions and questions about our privacy statement. Please send them to whartondigitalpress@wharton.upenn.edu. If you have questions about privacy at Penn overall, please send email to privacy@pobox.upenn.edu, call 1-888-BEN-TIPS (1-888-236-8477), or visit www.upenn.edu/privacy.