School Library Journals, LLC

Library Journals, LLC, which includes Library Journal, School Library Journal, LJHotline, The Horn Book, and The Horn Book Guide values you as our customer and recognizes the importance of privacy. This Privacy Statement describes the privacy practices of Library Journals, LLC for data that we collect:

through websites operated by us from which you are accessing this Privacy Statement (collectively, the “Websites”)

through the digital editions and other software applications made available by us for use on or through computers and mobile devices (the “Apps”)

through our social media pages that we control (collectively, our “Social Media Pages”)

through HTML-formatted email messages and newsletters that we send you and through your communications with us

when you attend a live event, or through other offline interactions

Collectively, the Websites, Apps, and Social Media Pages are referred to as “Online Services” and, together with offline interactions, the “Services.”


Privacy and Cookies

This privacy and cookies policy (the “Privacy Policy”) describes how Library Journals, LLC (as applicable, "we" or "us") treat information you provide to us or that we collect, including how we use such information, how we protect the security of such information and how you may change or request that we amend such information from our systems. This includes any information associated with you (such as your name, title, email address or phone number) that is supplied to us in conjunction with your use or potential use of our “Online Services” and “Offline Interactions,” as well as information we generate based on your use of the website -- In either case, information that does, or can be used to, identify you ("Personal Information").

Except as described in this Privacy Policy, we will not, without your consent, sell or rent to any third party any Personal Information collected through this website or the Service.


Website Visitors

Library Journals, LLC also maintains a data log on visitors to our website, including but not limited to a visitor's IP address, the websites from which visitors access our website, the type of web browsers used to access our website, the device used to access our website, the pages viewed, and time spent on site. We use this information because we have a legitimate business interest in understanding how our website is accessed, how it is used and where visitors are coming from.

If we have collected your Personal Information through our website or through an event registration form, and we have a permission to do so, we will use your Personal Information to inform you about other services and products that might be of interest to you and to gather feedback from you on our website and other topics of interest.

We also collect information about website users through “cookies.” Cookies are small pieces of information sent by a web server to a web browser which allow the server to uniquely identify the browser on each page. For further information about Cookies, please see our "Cookies" section below.


Registered Users

When logged into the site, your Personal Information will be visible with your “Profile,” which contains the information supplied to us. You will be able to update or correct any of the Personal Information in your profile. As a function of “Profile,” we will also maintain a history of your transactions with Library Journals, LLC, and certain actions taken by you while accessing the website services.


Security

Library Journals, LLC implemented and currently maintains an information security program that includes administrative, technical, and physical safeguards and other security measures necessary to (a) ensure the security, confidentiality, and integrity of your Personal Information; (b) protect against any anticipated threats or hazards to the security, confidentiality, and integrity of your Personal Information; (c) protect against unauthorized access to, destruction, modification, disclosure or use of your Personal Information; and (d) detect and respond to security incidents involving your Personal Information.


GDPR Compliance

We store your Personal Information on cloud servers located in the United States. If you are a resident of the EU (European Union), you have certain rights regarding Library Journals, LLC’s use of your Personal Information. These rights are subject to restrictions under European data protection law and, subject to the exemptions in that law, may only apply to certain types of information or processing. Your rights over your Personal Information and how you can use them are listed below.

1. We need your consent for some of the ways we use your Personal Information, e.g., for marketing or processing special categories of information about you. You can remove that consent at any time.

2. You can ask us to confirm if we are processing your Personal Information and if we are, you can ask for access to that information and details regarding:

a. why we are using your information;

b. what information are we using;

c. who we have shared the information with;

d. the period for which your information will be stored, or how we determine that period;

e. your right to object to our processing of your information, your right to have your information erased or the processing of your information restricted;

f. your right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority;

g. the source of your information where it has not been provided by you;

h. the existence of any automated decision-making processes using your data or any profiling;

i. the transfers of your information to countries outside of EU and the safeguards in place; and

j. your right to a copy of the information about you which is being processed by us.

3. You can ask us to correct your information if it's wrong.

4. You can ask us to delete some of your information.

5. You can ask us to restrict how we use your information.

6. You can ask us to help you move some of your information to other companies.

7. You have a right to ask that we provide your information in an easily readable format to another company.

8. You can ask us to stop using your information, but only in certain cases.

9. You have the right to complain to the relevant supervisory authority.

You also have a right to object to us processing your information in certain circumstances. You can ask us to stop processing your information at any time. In certain circumstances we may not be able to do this or may not be required to do this. For example, if there are outstanding contracts between us, if we required by law to keep the information or if the information is relevant to a legal dispute then we may not stop processing your information.


Use of "cookies"

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website and to collect information about your online preferences. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.


OPTIONAL SECTION – Types of Cookies

Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.

Analytical/performance cookies. These cookies collect information about how you use our website. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. These cookies are sometimes placed by third-party providers of web traffic analysis services, such as Google Analytics.

Functionality cookies. These cookies remember choices you make and are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

Targeting cookies. These cookies collect information about your browsing habits such as the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website more relevant to your interests. They are also used to make advertising more relevant to you, as well as to limit the number of times you see an advert. These cookies are usually placed by third-party advertising networks. They remember the other websites that you visit and this information is shared with third-party organisations, for example advertisers.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, Google Analytics which we use) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

Most internet browsers are automatically set up to accept cookies. However, you can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. Please refer to the help and support area on your internet browser for instructions on how to block or delete cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

By using the Services, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Statement.

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