Effective Date: December 26, 2019
Tl;dr: We respect your privacy, and we don’t sell your personal information.
Our Services may contain links to other websites operated by third parties. These links are provided for your convenience. We do not control the privacy practices of those websites. We encourage you to review privacy policies of those third-party websites to understand how they may collect, use, or disclose information about you.
If you are a California resident, please see the Supplemental Privacy Notice for California Residents below for additional information about our practices and your rights with respect to your information.
Information We Collect From YouWhen you access or use our Services, we will collect personal information related to our services or transactions. This may include:
Job Application Information
If you apply for a job with us, we may collect names, addresses, phone numbers, your job history, relevant references (including their names, addresses, and e-mail addresses), and any other information you submit to apply for employment with HPB. Such information may be used to evaluate your application for employment; to communicate with you, HPB employees, and third parties; to respond to and comply with requests and legal demands from regulators or other authorities; to monitor and ensure compliance with applicable laws and our internal policies and procedures; and to establish, exercise, or defend our legal rights.
Information We Collect AutomaticallyWe may automatically collect information about your use of our Sites such as:
HPB may share your personal information with other parties as described below.
With HPB Affiliates
With Vendors and Service Providers
We may provide personal information to third-parties who assist us in maintaining and providing our Services, such as payment processors, shipping companies, and others. We do not share personal information with vendors or service providers to use for their own marketing purposes or any other purpose other than to provide our Services without your consent and require assurances that they will appropriately protect personal information entrusted to them by us.
With Third Party Sellers and Other Business Partners
When you use our Sites to order merchandise from a third-party seller, we will share your personal information with the third-party seller for the purposes of fulfilling your order, handling related inquiries, or forwarding comments concerning your order. We may also share such information with Monsoon Commerce, which acts as an intermediary for our third-party seller marketplace. The third-party sellers and Monsoon Commerce may use the personal information that we provide only for the purposes of fulfilling orders and for handling related inquiries.
Google Analytics and Advertising Services
We will disclose personal information where necessary for the purpose of exercising, establishing or defending our legal rights or to protect and defend our rights or property, or those of others.
For Legal Requirements and Proceedings
We may disclose information to law enforcement authorities or other government officials to comply with lawful court orders and to comply with other legal obligations. We may also disclose information if we believe is it appropriate in connection with an investigation of suspected illegal activity.
Sale of Our Business or Assets
In the event of a sale or other transfer of ownership of one or more of our locations or other business units to a third party (whether by private sale, through operation of law, as part of a divestiture plan, or otherwise), we will provide personal information and transaction history associated with each such location or business unit to the persons and/or entities assuming control of such location or business unit.
Products that may commonly be used by minors under the age of 18, like textbooks or children’s books, are marketed through the Site and in our stores. However, products, including products for children, may be purchased on our Sites only by adults. Persons under the age of 18 may only review our Sites, and may do so only with the involvement of a parent or guardian.
We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from children under the age of 18 or knowingly allow such persons to register for an online account or to place orders or provide personal information through our Sites. If we learn that someone under the age of 18 has provided any personal information through the Sites, we will remove and permanently delete that information as soon as reasonably possible.
If you are a parent or guardian who believes that your minor under the age of 18 has submitted personal information or other information to us without your consent, please contact email@example.com. Once we verify that you are the parent or legal guardian, we will cooperate with you to discuss what, if any, personal information we have collected about your child and how that information may have been shared or used.
We are committed to maintaining the security of personal information. We employ a variety of technical, administrative and operational security measures commensurate with the sensitivity of the information we maintain to secure and protect the information we receive. Please remember, though, that neither the Internet nor any method of electronic transmission or storage is 100% secure. It is your responsibility to maintain the confidentiality and security of your account username and password.
Marketing Emails from HPB
If you no longer wish to receive email communication from Half Price Books, please click the unsubscribe link in the footer of every email we send or make changes to your subscription preferences in your HPB.com account.
Advertising and Analytics
Please note that to the extent advertising technology is integrated into the Services, you may still receive advertisements even if you opt-out of tailored advertising; the ads just will not be tailored.
Do Not Track
Some internet browsers offer a “do not track” or “DNT” preference setting. Currently, we are unable to respond to browsers’ DNT signals with respect to our Sites. To find out more about Do Not Track, please visit https://allaboutdnt.com/.
Certain Nevada consumers may opt out of the sale of “personally identifiable information,” which includes first and last name, address, email address, phone number, Social Security Number, or an identifier that allows a specific person to be contacted either physically or online. We do not sell your personally identifiable information; however, if you are a Nevada resident who has purchased from us, you may submit a request to opt out of any potential future sales under Nevada law by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity and the authenticity of the request. Once verified, we will maintain your request.
Customer questions, comments and feedback are very important to us. For privacy-related issues, click here to contact us, or write to us at: 5803 East Northwest Highway Dallas, TX 75231.
Summary of Information Practices
Sale of Personal Information
The CCPA sets forth certain obligations for businesses that sell personal information. We do not sell your personal information, nor have we done so in the last twelve months. We do share certain information as set forth above and allow third parties to collect information about your activity, for example through cookies, as also explained above. You can control these cookies through browser settings and other controls offered by third parties (like Google or Facebook, for example).
California Privacy Rights
If you are a California resident, you may have certain rights. California law may permit you to request that we:
You also have the right to not be discriminated against (as provided for in applicable law) for exercising certain of your rights. Certain information may be exempt from such requests under applicable law. For example, we need certain types of information so that we can provide the Services to you and for compliance with applicable law. If you ask us to delete certain information, you may no longer be able to access or use the Services.
Under California’s “Shine the Light” law, California residents who provide personal information in connection with purchasing products or services from us may request, once per year, that we disclose the identity of any third parties with whom we have shared personal information for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes within the previous calendar year, along with the type of personal information disclosed. Such a request may be made by visiting our Contact page and selecting “Privacy Questions” under “What Would You Like to Talk to Us About?” In response to such a request, we will provide information as required by the California law for the previous calendar year concerning such other businesses and the categories of personal information, if any, that we have shared with them.
If would like to exercise your rights under the CCPA, please visit our Contact page and select “Privacy Questions” under “What Would You Like to Talk to Us About?” You may also call us at 1-800-883-2114 during the days and hours listed on our Contact page. You will be required to verify your identify before we fulfill your request. To do so, you may need to provide your name, address, e-mail address, and/or phone number or to verify certain account information like your username or recent purchase / selling history. You can also designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf. To do so, you must provide us with written authorization or a power of attorney, signed by you, for the agent to act on your behalf. You will still need to verify your identity directly with us.