What Information Is Collected and How Is It Used?

Contact Us

We use e-mail links located on the “contact us” pages and other areas of the site to allow you to contact us directly with any questions or comments you may have. We read every message sent in and try to reply promptly to each one. This information is used to respond directly to your questions or comments. We may also file your comments to improve the site and program, or we may review and discard the information. Your personal information is only shared with third parties with your explicit permission.

Feedback

We may post your comments in the “Testimonials” areas after receiving your permission.

Request

We use information collected (name, e-mail, telephone, and/or postal address) to mail requested materials, or future promotional items and marketing purposes. In addition, we may make available name and postal address to other reputable organizations that offer services valuable to authors or illustrators.

Exclusion

If you do not want to receive e-mail, telephone, or regular mail from the Highlights Foundation now or in the future and if you do not want us to share this information with other companies or organizations, please let us know by sending e-mail, writing, or calling us with your request. You may allow or exclude any combination of e-mail, telephone, or regular mail from use by The Highlights Foundation or other reputable organizations. Please remember to include your complete contact information with any exclusion request.

The Highlights Foundation
814 Court Street
Honesdale PA 18431
Telephone: 570-253-1192
Fax: 570-253-0179
e-mail:contact@highlightsfoundation.org

Logged Files and Cookies

The Highlights Foundation Web site logs IP addresses and browser types for systems administration purposes. These logs will be analyzed to improve the value of the materials available on the Web site. A user’s session will be tracked, but the user will be anonymous. We do not link IP addresses to any personally identifiable information. This Web site does not use cookies.

Third Party Service Providers

Highlights Foundation contracts with a third party to assist us in managing certain functions on our Web site, such as sending out our newsletters. Highlights Foundation only provides third party service providers with the information necessary to carry out the service (i.e. only e-mail addresses are provided to the party sending the newsletter on Highlights Foundation’s behalf). Third party service providers are contractually prevented from using the information received from Highlights Foundation for any purpose other than those dictated by Highlights Foundation.

Third Party Site Links

Our Web site contains links to third party sites. Highlights for Children is not responsible or liable for the privacy practices or content found on these sites. We suggest you check and fully understand the privacy policy of each site you visit.

Security

Protecting your privacy and your information is a top priority at The Highlights Foundation. We have taken careful measures to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of your information. Once we receive the information that you entered into our Web site, it is stored behind a firewall. All Highlights Foundation employees are aware of our privacy and security policies. Your information is accessible only to those employees who need it in order to perform their jobs.

Use of Information

In the unlikely event that Highlights for Children is sold, has substantially all of its assets acquired, or merges or becomes affiliated with any other individual or entity, any and all customer information owned or under the control of Highlights may be one of the transferred assets.

Notification of Changes

If we are going to use your personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection through this Web site, we will notify you via e-mail. You will have a choice as to whether or not we use your information in this different manner. In addition, if we make any material changes in our privacy practices that do not affect user information already collected through our site, we will post a prominent notice on our web site notifying users of the change.