The National Book Foundation does not rent, sell, or exchange information about its website visitors. Access to visitor information is restricted to the National Book Foundation, except in the case of the 2011 National Book Awards Teen Press Conference. Our event partner, Scholastic, Inc., will also have access to the information provided by those who register to view this event streaming live on our website. In all cases, we collect only the information that is needed to administer business, provide service, and communicate offers that we truly believe will be of interest to our visitors.
Type of Information
The National Book
Foundation does not collect any personally identifiable information
about individuals—such as names and postal or e-mail addresses—except
when such information is voluntarily submitted by the user. Personally
identifiable information might be obtained from online transactions
such as e-newsletter registrations, or online donations. Additionally,
personally identifiable information may be transmitted in connection
with other activities, services, or resources made available on
our site. We never share your e-mail address with third parties,
except to protect our site or to enforce compliance with our terms
The National Book Foundation’s
Web site automatically logs certain "non-personally identifiable"
information about visits to our Web site. This information is
used for system administration and for producing usage statistics.
Promotional E-mail and Newsletter
If you give permission, the National
Book Foundation may use personally identifiable information you
submit for promotional purposes. For example, the Foundation may
send e-mails to inform users of new author programs or other events
we think might be of interest to them. But, you will not receive
such communications unless you have willingly provided the personal
If, at any time, visitors wish to be
removed from any list the National Book Foundation will be glad
to delete their e-mail addresses from existing files.
How the Information Is Used
Any personally identifiable information
provided to the National Book Foundation is maintained by and
accessible only to the Foundation unless the Foundation explicitly
states otherwise. The Foundation will not release information
on the use of specific Internet or Web site resources by members
of the public except as required by law.
Our site contains links to other sites
who provide certain services to The National Book Foundation.
These sites may use The National Book Foundation’s name
or logo on their sites through an agreement with us. Such other
We would like to be able to tell you
that the information you provide us is absolutely safe. Unfortunately,
several well-publicized instances of computer security breaches
make it impossible for anyone to be so confident. The most we
can tell you is that we take reasonable steps to protect the information
you provide us from theft, alteration or unauthorized inspection.
In addition, in rare instances, we will disclose private information
to necessary parties to protect our site or other visitors.
Parents should remind their children
to ask their permission before providing personal information
to any Web site or purchasing any products or services online.
The Foundation urges all parents to participate in their children's
exploration of the Internet and to teach them about protecting
their personal information while online.
The National Book Foundation does not
intend to accept or collect personally-identifiable information
(name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address) from children
(individuals under the age of 13) or use that information for
If a child has provided the Foundation
with an e-mail address, we ask that a parent or guardian
of the child contact firstname.lastname@example.org
if they would like the e-mail address deleted from Foundation
lists. The National Book Foundation will use reasonable
efforts to delete their e-mail addresses from existing files.
Changes may occasionally be made to
to the site or to reflect changes in the Foundation’s policies.
Visitors to the Foundation’s Web site are encouraged to
check this document periodically to stay informed of current privacy
Acceptance of Terms
By using the Foundation’s Website,
you do not agree to this Policy, please do not use our site. Your
continued use of the Foundation’s site following the posting
of changes to these terms will indicate your acceptance of those