This–what follows below–pertains to use of our website. Some projects we work on do require confidentiality or non-disclosure agreements, which are established on a case-by-case, project-specific basis.

Important- Read Carefully:

This Terms of Use Agreement (this “Agreement”) states the terms and conditions under which Adducent, Inc.., and its imprints (collectively, “Adducent, Booknology, Fortis, ONEWorld and Escrire). “We,” “Our” or “Us”) will agree to allow you (“You” or “Your”) to use Our web sites, including, without limitation –

The imprints and/or brands

Adducent

Booknology

Fortis

ONEWorld

Escrire

(Collectively, the “Sites” and each a “Site”) and the materials accessible on the Sites, and governs your use of the Sites. By accessing, browsing, or otherwise using any of the Sites, You agree to be legally bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If you do not agree with any term or condition of this Agreement, do not use the Sites.

Adducent, Inc.reserves the right to modify this Agreement without advance notice to you. You hereby acknowledge and agree that you will be bound by such modifications. However, you can review the current version of this Agreement by clicking on the link at the bottom of every page of the site. 

We reserve the right, at any time and from time to time, temporarily or permanently, in whole or in part, to: modify or discontinue any of the Sites, with or without notice; charge fees in connection with the use of the Sites; modify and/or waive any fees charged in connection with the Sites; and/or offer opportunities to some or all users of the Sites. You agree that We shall not be liable to You or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of any of the Sites, in whole or in part, or of any Service, content, feature or product offered through the Sites. Your continued use of a Site after such changes have occurred will indicate your acceptance of such changes. (collectively, the “Site”) and is part of the Terms of Use Agreement that states the terms and conditions under which Adducent, Inc. will agree to allow you to use the Site (unless a different policy is provided on a particular site, in which case such different policy will control).

For the full text of the site Terms of Use Agreement, please see the Adducent, Inc. terms of use agreement. Adducent, Inc. are providing this Policy to explain our online information practices and the way that we may collect, use and disclose information about you. Your use of the Site indicates that you have read and accepted our privacy practices, as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

If you do not agree with any term or condition of this Policy or the Terms of Use Agreement, do not use the Site.

The Information We Collect and How We Use It

Adducent, Inc. does not intentionally share any Personally Identifiable Information (as defined below) with any unaffiliated third party except: (1) as described in this Policy; (2) as disclosed at the time your Personally Identifiable Information is provided; or (3) with your consent.

Adducent, Inc. learns certain information about you from your visit to the Site, and what we do with this information depends on what you do when you are visiting the Site, the information that you provide and the choices that you make with respect to information that we collect. This Policy lets you know what choices, access and security you have with respect to the information Adducent, Inc. collects.

When we use the term “Personally Identifiable Information” we mean any information that can be used to identify a specific individual, such as name, address, telephone number, email address, resume information, date of birth or pictures. When we refer to “Aggregate Information” we mean information that does not allow us to identify a specific individual, such as demographic information, areas visited on the Site or what browser was used to access the Site.

Personally Identifiable Information

Adducent, Inc. may collect, use, and store Personally Identifiable Information about you when you provide such information. What we collect depends on what information you choose to provide to us. Adducent, Inc. may collect and use such Personally Identifiable Information: (i) to provide you with requested information or services relating to the Site, its books or other business activities; (ii) to send you promotions or newsletters; (iii) to permit you to enter sweepstakes or contests; (iv) to evaluate you for job opportunities at Adducent, Inc. if you submit a resume; (v) to allow you to participate in online games; (vi) to allow you to post to the Site; (vii) to effectively administer the Site and our business operations; (viii) to fulfill your purchases; and (ix) as disclosed when you provide your information.

On certain areas of the Site you may also provide names and email addresses to allow you to send information or materials (such as articles, trailers or themed e-cards) to other individuals. If you choose to participate in these offerings, please make sure that you have permission to enter the other individual’s information. Adducent, Inc. will not use the other individual’s email address that you provide to us for any other purpose, unless otherwise disclosed to you at the time you provide such information.

If you choose to participate in user forums that may be hosted on the Site, you will have the opportunity to share ideas and thoughts about various topics with other visitors. Such user forums may consist of a web blog, chat functionality (including within a game), message board and other interactive services we may offer from time to time. We may also provide you with the ability to create public profiles on the Site. Use of user forums and profiles is governed by the Site’s terms of use User forums and profiles may be accessible by all visitors or all participating visitors, and users of these services should be mindful that any information posted to any user forum or profile, including any Personally Identifiable Information, will become public information and will be available to other visitors to the Site. Therefore, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Privacy Policy, this Privacy Policy does not apply to protect any information, including any Personally Identifiable Information that you may disclose in user forums and profiles. Accordingly, if you choose to participate in any user forums or create any profiles, and to post information to such user forums or profiles, please use discretion.

In some cases, we may use a third party payment service to collect and process payments made through the Site. In such cases, you will be directed to a web page hosted by such third party, and not by us, and any Personally Identifiable Information that you provide through the this web page will be collected by such third party, not by us, and will be subject to such third party’s privacy policy, rather than this Policy. We have no control over, and shall not be responsible for, such third party’s use of your Personally Identifiable Information. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POLICY DOES NOT ADDRESS THE COLLECTION, USE AND/OR DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION THROUGH A THIRD PARTY PAYMENT SERVICE OR BY ANY THIRD PARTIES.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information

Adducent, Inc. may gather and store Aggregate Information about visitors. The collection of this Aggregate Information serves a variety of purposes, including enabling Adducent, Inc. to measure the number of visitors to various portions of the Site, diagnose problems with our server, administer the Site and track visitor activity. Among other things, Adducent, Inc. will use this Aggregate Information to learn more about what you and our customers are expecting from our services, and to tailor and improve the Site. Because Aggregate Information collected on the Site does not personally identify you, we may use Aggregate Information for any purpose whatsoever, and share Aggregate Information with third parties for any purpose whatsoever.

Adducent, Inc. and its service providers may collect environmental variables (such as your MAC address, computer type (Windows or Macintosh), screen resolution, OS version, Internet browser, and Internet browser version). Cookies or other similar technologies may be used by Adducent, Inc. or others, including third-parties, to gather information. Cookies are electronic files that your web browser places on your hard drive to retain information relating to visits to and use of a website. Although cookies allow you to visit the Site more efficiently, you may elect to disengage them by changing your browser properties. Each browser is different, so please review your browser properties to determine how to disengage cookies. In addition, we may collect data by using so-called “pixel tags,” “web beacons,” “clear GIFs” or similar means (collectively, “Pixel Tags”) in connection with Site pages and HTML-formatted e-mail messages to, among other things, track the actions of Site users and e-mail recipients, determine the success of marketing campaigns and compile aggregate statistics about Site usage and response rates.
Your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address is an identifying number that is automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider. This number is identified and logged automatically in our server log files whenever you visit the Site, along with the time(s) of your visit(s) and the page(s) that you visited. Collecting IP addresses is standard practice on the Internet and is done automatically by many websites.

When We Disclose Personally Identifiable Information

Adducent, Inc. may disclose Personally Identifiable Information in order to: (1) comply with applicable laws; (2) respond to governmental inquiries or requests; (3) comply with valid legal process; (4) protect the rights, privacy, safety or property of Adducent, Inc. Site visitors or the public; (5) permit us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain; and (6) enforce our Terms of Use Agreement.

In the event there is a change in the corporate structure of Adducent, Inc. including without limitation, merger, consolidation, sale, liquidation or transfer of substantial assets, Adducent, Inc. may, in its sole and absolute discretion, transfer, sell or assign information collected on and through the Site, including without limitation, Aggregate Information and Personally Identifiable Information concerning visitors, to one or more affiliated or unaffiliated third parties.

Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy

Protecting the privacy of children is especially important. For that reason, we support and comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), and we do not knowingly collect Personally Identifiable Information from children without parental consent. We recognize the importance of safeguarding the privacy of children and encourage parents to check and monitor their children’s use of online activities regularly. We will not condition a child’s participation in an online activity on the child providing more Personally Identifiable Information than is reasonably necessary for participation in such activity. References to “child” or “children” throughout this Policy refer to children under the age of thirteen (13). “Parent” is used to refer to both parents and legal guardians.

Adducent, Inc. currently does not disclose personally Identifiable Information about children to third parties, as defined by COPPA. We may disclose such information to service providers that provide services to us, such as support Site operations and online services and other services.

Collection and Use of Non-Personally Identifiable Information about Children

Adducent, Inc. may collect non-personally identifiable information or Aggregate Information from children in the manner described in the section above entitled “Non-Personally Identifiable Information.” Because Aggregate Information does not personally identify any child, we may use and/or disclose such information for any purpose.

Parental Rights

COPPA provides that parents of children can: (1) review a description of the specific types of Personally Identifiable Information collected from your child; (2) refuse to allow any further use, maintenance in retrievable form or future collection of Personally Identifiable Information about your child; (3) obtain any Personally Identifiable Information collected from your child; and (4) delete Personally Identifiable Information collected from your child that is contained on the Site. To exercise any of these rights, please contact us via this website.

In some cases, we may permit the parent to exercise some or all of these rights through use of an online dashboard. The dashboard may also allow the parent to choose the type of activity the child can engage in (for example, whether the child will be able to chat on the Sites, or just have access to “canned” chat, which consists of phrases created by Adducent, Inc.) and/or to otherwise restrict the child’s activities on the Sites (for example, the number of hours, or what days, the child can play games on the Sites).

Changing Personally Identifiable Information

If you would like to correct or change Personally Identifiable Information that you have previously provided to us, please contact us via this website.

Choice and Opt Out

When you provide us with your Personally Identifiable Information we may ask you to indicate whether you are interested in receiving our newsletter or other email communications from us. At any time, you may change your preferences by contacting us via via this website.

Location of Information Collected and Maintained

The Site is hosted in the United States. By providing Personally Identifiable Information and other information on the Site, you understand and consent to the collection, use, processing and transfer of such information to the United States.

Security

Adducent, Inc. takes reasonable security precautions to safeguard the Personally Identifiable Information that you choose to provide against the loss, misuse, alteration and unauthorized access of such information. Unfortunately, no security system is perfect and no data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, you must immediately notify us of the problem. Please contact us via this website.

Links to Other Websites

On the Site, you may have the opportunity to follow a link from or to other websites maintained by third parties. Because these other websites may not be hosted or controlled by Adducent, Inc. however, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of those websites. Therefore, the privacy policies with respect to those websites may differ from those applicable to the Site and we encourage you to review the privacy policies of each of those other websites.

Changes to this Policy

Adducent, Inc. reserves the right to modify this Policy and any modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting. You can review the current version of this Policy by clicking on the “Privacy Policy” link at the bottom of every page of the Site. We will announce material changes to this Policy, to be determined in Adducent’s sole and absolute discretion, by posting the revised draft of this Policy on the Site. By continuing to use the Site after a revised policy has been posted, you will be deemed to have agreed to such changes. If you do not agree with the terms of this Policy, as it may be amended from time to time, in whole or part, please do not continue using the Site.

 How to Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Policy, please contact us via this website.