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    TextbookRush Privacy Policy

    Last updated 3/26/14

    This privacy policy applies to http://www.textbookrush.com/ owned and operated by TexbookRush (collectively referred as “TexbookRush” , “we”, “us”, “our”) . This privacy policy describes how TexbookRush collects and uses the personal information you provide on our web site: http://www.textbookrush.com/ . It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access and update this information.

    When visiting any website, we encourage you to read that website's privacy policy. TextbookRush is committed to keeping your information private and confidential.

    Should you have any suggestions or comments regarding our privacy policy, we encourage you to contact us or live chat with our Customer Care Department.. Our complete contact information, including telephone number and physical mailing address, may be found on our contact page.

    Information Collection and Use

    TextbookRush is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to any outside parties, except as outlined in this policy. TextbookRush collects information from users at several different places on our website in order to process orders and better serve you with pertinent information. Information collected includes name, shipping address, billing address, telephone numbers, e-mail address, and payment information such as credit card. TextbookRush also requires you to submit a user name and password of your choice for future access to your information. Your user name and password is to remain confidential and you should not share this information with anyone.

    Registration

    In order to process your orders using this website, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration a user is required to give their contact information, which includes name, e-mail, telephone number and physical address. This information is used to contact the user about the services on our site, such as sending automated order status updates. This information is NOT shared.

    Orders

    Most of the information collected in the registration process will be used to process orders. In the order process, a user must provide additional financial information such as credit card number and expiration date. This information is used for billing purposes and to fulfill customer’s orders. If we have trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get in touch with the user. We do not share your personal and financial information with any third parties. The only exception is when processing your credit card information with the merchant bank for authorization and approval. This process is protected by an enhanced security system. Note: For enhanced security and privacy, TextbookRush does NOT save your credit/debit card information. See Security section for more details on security measures and procedures.

    Cookies

    We use cookies to maintain cart data and to customize page content. If, as a user, you reject the cookie, you may still use our site; however, you will be unable to use our shopping cart to purchase items online. This is because the shopping cart uses cookies to retain information necessary to process your order. If you disable cookies, we will not be able to accept your order online. We do not share any information with any third party sites. Cookies are used strictly for the purpose of enhancing your personal experience with our site. When you close your browser, the cookies will be terminated, with the exception of those used to maintain your cart data. Cart-related cookies stay active for 2 days so that users may "save" their carts for a short period. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site.

    The use of cookies by our partners, affiliates, tracking utility company, and service providers is not covered by our privacy policy. We do not have access or control over these cookies. Our partners, affiliates, tracking utility company, and service providers use session ID cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site, in order for you to use the shopping cart, etc.

    Web Beacons

    Our third party partners employ clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), images, and scripts that help them better manage content on our site. We do not tie the information gathered to our Customers’ or Users’ personally identifiable information.

    Log Files

    We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track a user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. We do not distribute or share IP information with any third parties. Only TextbookRush technical staff has access to log files. Log files are periodically purged.

    Data Sharing

    We use outside shipping companies (FedEx and USPS) to ship orders and credit card processing companies (VeriSign/Penn Securities) to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store, or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes. We also use third party service providers for the shopping cart (Google Checkout & PayPal) and they do not retain, share, store, or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us.

    TextbookRush is located in Ohio and abides by all federal and state laws. TextbookRush will disclose any personally identifiable information when required to by law, such as to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or subpoena, but not under any other circumstances.

    We may also disclose your personal information if TextbookRush is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of your personally identifiable information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personally identifiable information.

    Outside Links

    This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware TextbookRush is not responsible for the privacy practices of other such sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.

    Single Sign In

    You can log in to our site using sign-in services such as Facebook Connect or an Open ID provider. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personally identifiable information with us such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign up form. Services like Facebook Connect give you the option to post information about your activities on this Web site to your profile page to share with others within your network.

    Social Media Features

    Our Web site includes Social Media Features, such as the Facebook Like button [and Widgets, such as the Share this button or interactive mini-programs that run on our site]. These Features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the Feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Site. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

    Security

    TextbookRush's website takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, that information is protected both online and off-line.

    When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number), that information is encrypted and protected with the best encryption software in the industry: SSL. Startfield Technologies, Inc uses SSL technology with advanced 128-bit encryption to process our payments. To learn more about Startfield Technologies, Inc, SSL, or payment processing, please visit Startfield Technologies, Inc.

    All of our users’ information is classified and restricted. The TextbookRush facility is a secured and locked facility. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. If you wish to have your information removed, you may contact us at help@textbookrush.com to do so. For future transactions, you will be required to re-enter your information.

    All TextbookRush servers, including web servers and database servers, are housed at TextbookRush and maintained in-house by TextbookRush. Access to the database is strictly monitored and protected from outside access. Internet access is restricted and protected by firewall and password protection. The servers that we store personally identifiable information on are kept in a secure environment.

    If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can send an e-mail to us at help@textbookrush.com.

    Special Offers

    If you choose to receive special offers, TextbookRush may send you such pertinent information. Our special offers are sent only to customers who grant TextbookRush permission to send such information. TextbookRush does not share your information with third parties for their promotional purposes and does not solicit outside parties to send special offers on our behalf.

    Out of respect for the privacy of our users, we present the option to not receive these types of communications. Furthermore, all special offers are sent via e-mail and have a "remove link" if you wish to no longer receive special offers and news. Otherwise, customers may occasionally receive information on products, services, special deals, or news. Please see our choice and opt-out below for further details of how to be removed from our mailing list.

    Correcting/Updating/Reviewing Personally Identifiable Information

    Customers may change or review their account information such as street address or credit card information in the My Account area, or by going to the home page and clicking on the My Account button. You MUST have your username and password in order to access your account.

    We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your personally identifiable information to provide you services contact us at help@textbookrush.com. We will retain and use your personally identifiable information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

    Choice/Opt-out

    TextbookRush does not use customer’s information for contact other than TextbookRush pertinent business. However, for customers who wish to opt-out or be removed from TextbookRush special offers, newsletter or marketing email and related news emails, there are a couple methods to accomplish this request. Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter or promotional materials may opt-out of receiving these emails by using the link provided in the email to automatically unsubscribe. They may also send us an e-mail to help@textbookrush.com with a request to be removed.

    Notification of Changes

    If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users via e-mail. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

    In the event that we make a material change to our privacy policy, we will notify you by e-mail (sent to the e-mail address specified in your account) or, if you have opted out of receiving any communications from TextbookRush, you may visit our website at http://www.textbookrush.com where news of changes will be posted prior to the change becoming effective. Otherwise, you may e-mail us at help@textbookrush.com. If you send us an e-mail request, we will respond to that e-mail only. You will not receive promotional materials unless you specifically grant us permission to send those. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

    You may also send a request to our physical address at:

    TextbookRush
    802 Avondale Ave.
    Grandview Heights, OH
    43212

    TRUSTe Disclosure

    TextbookRush has received TRUSTe's Privacy Seal signifying that this privacy statement and our practices have been reviewed for compliance with the TRUSTe program viewable on the validation page available by clicking the TRUSTe seal. The TRUSTe program covers only information that is collected through this Web site, http://www.textbookrush.com.

    If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact TRUSTe at https://feedback-form.truste.com/watchdog/request.

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