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Washburn University Bookstore Privacy Policy 

Your privacy is critically important to us. At the Washburn University Bookstore we have a few fundamental principles:

    * We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)

    * We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals:

Washburn University Bookstore (WU Bookstore) operates washburnbookstore.com. It is the WU Bookstore’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, the WU Bookstore collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The WU Bookstore’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how the WU Bookstore’s visitors use its website. From time to time, the WU Bookstore may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

The WU Bookstore also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. The WU Bookstore does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to the WU Bookstore’s website choose to interact with the WU Bookstore in ways that require the WU Bookstore to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that the WU Bookstore gathers depends on the nature of the interaction.  In each case, the WU Bookstore collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with the WU Bookstore. The WU Bookstore does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

The WU Bookstore may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. For instance, the WU Bookstore may monitor the most popular items that users are viewing. The WU Bookstore may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, the WU Bookstore does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

The WU Bookstore discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know such information in order to process it on the WU Bookstore’s behalf or to provide services available at the WU Bookstore’s website, and (ii) have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using the WU Bookstore’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The WU Bookstore will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, the WU Bookstore discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when the WU Bookstore believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of the WU Bookstore, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of the WU Bookstore website and have supplied your email address, the WU Bookstore may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with the WU Bookstore and our products. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to use it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. The WU Bookstore takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. The WU Bookstore uses cookies to help the WU Bookstore identify and track visitors, their usage of the WU Bookstore website, and their website access preferences. The WU Bookstore visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using the WU Bookstore’s website, with the drawback that certain features of the WU Bookstore’s website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, the WU Bookstore may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at the WU Bookstore’s sole discretion. The WU Bookstore encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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