The services on our site are offered without our collecting any personally identifiable information from you. You can access the Hyperion Web site and view our content anonymously. If you choose to provide us with feedback via e-mail, then you will be providing us with your e-mail address and perhaps your name.
Information Collected from You with Technology
The Hyperion site may collect some information about you using technology, so it may not be readily apparent to you that it is being collected. For instance, when you come to our site your IP address is collected so that we know where to send information you are requesting. An IP address is often associated with the place from which you enter the Internet like your ISP (Internet service provider), your company, or your university. This information is not personally identifiable. Hyperion sites use information collected through technology to make our sites more interesting and useful to you. We normally don’t combine this type of information with personally identifiable information. However, we will combine this information with personally identifiable information to identify a visitor in order to enforce compliance with our house rules or terms of service or to protect our service, site, Guests, or others.
What Are Cookies, and How Does Hyperion Use Them?
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, you may not have access to many Hyperion features that make your Web experience more efficient and some of our services may not function properly.
Hyperion would use your personally identifiable information only as necessary to reply to an e-mail you may send us, or to respond to a request for Advance Readers Copies, etc.
One of the most valuable assets of our business is you. We aren’t in the business of selling information about our Guests and do not do so. We will, however, share information for security reasons.
Purchase or Sale of Businesses
Online business is still in a very early stage and is changing and evolving rapidly. As Hyperion continually looks for ways to improve our business, we may buy or sell a company. If we buy or sell a business, the names collected will likely be transferred as a part of the sale. Information about registrants will be used in the aggregate. However, if we buy a business, we will honor the requests that customers made of that business regarding e-mail communications. In the event that we sell a business, we will do everything in our power to ensure that any personally identifiable information you provided to us is not used by the successor business.
Organizations That Help Protect the Security and Safety of Our Guests and Our Sites
We will give out personal information as required by law, for example, to comply with a court order or subpoena; to enforce our Terms of Service, or site or game rules; or to protect the safety and security of Guests and our sites.
It is possible for you to use our site without giving us any personally identifiable information. E-mails to Hyperion are strictly voluntary. Also, as mentioned above, there are ways to limit the information collected through technology — though some of our features won’t work if you decide to do this.
The importance of security for all personally identifiable information associated with our Guests is of utmost concern to us. Hyperion takes technical, contractual, administrative, and physical security steps to protect all visitors’ information.
If you need further assistance, write us at:
Hyperion, an imprint of Buena Vista Books, Inc.
114 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10011
fax us at: (917) 661-6499