VitalSource appreciates that you do not want your personal data distributed indiscriminately and we agree not to sell or share this information except as described in this Privacy & Cookies Policy. We may exchange your Information with the parties described below.
Academic Institutions. You acknowledge that, where the cost of any Product(s) that would otherwise need to be paid for is covered by the academic or other institution through whom you are studying and you are given a code to redeem for the relevant Product(s) (instead of having to pay yourself), that institution may, as a condition of your being provided with the Product(s) free of charge to you, have agreed with us that VitalSource must share Information related to your use of the relevant Product(s) with the institution. Your institution may wish to see, for example, that you have accessed and used a certain Product or certain of its contents, or spent a certain amount of time using it. This Information may be used to help your institution evaluate your progress and improve your learning. By using one of these codes, you agree to VitalSource sharing usage Information with your institution in this way.
Content Owners. VitalSource may share non-personal data about you and your use of the Products with content owners or licensees that have rights related to the Products that you access (“Content Owners”). Content Owners will use this non-personal data for their own research and tracking purposes, to evaluate Product use and access, to improve Products and related analysis. VitalSource will not reveal your personal data to Content Owners, just anonymous Product usage data that does not identify you specifically.
Third Parties and Affiliates Performing Support Functions. VitalSource may exchange your Information with third-party service providers and with VitalSource affiliates (such as parent companies, subsidiaries, or other companies within our corporate family) that perform support functions related to the Products. The purpose of this sharing may include research, analyzing usage data, providing marketing assistance to VitalSource, processing your credit or debit card payments, providing customer service to you, processing and fulfilling your orders, providing you with Product access, for storage, assisting VitalSource with providing the Products to you, assisting VitalSource in using the Information as described in this Privacy & Cookies Policy, and related matters.
Assignment of Your Information. VitalSource may exchange Information with third parties (such as purchasers, potential purchasers and their advisers) if VitalSource or a portion of its assets is sold or offered for sale. You grant VitalSource the right to transfer ownership of all Information (including personal data) that VitalSource has about you to a third party in connection with the sale of VitalSource or its assets, without payment to you. You acknowledge and agree that the third party may use your Information for the purposes described in this Privacy & Cookies Policy and related uses without payment to you.