Privacy Policy

The National Book Foundation does not rent, sell, or exchange information about its Web site visitors. Access to information about our website’s visitors is restricted to the National Book Foundation. We accept or 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 collected

The National Book Foundation does not collect any personally identifiable information about individuals—such as names and postal or email 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 email address with third parties, except to protect our site or to enforce compliance with our terms of use.

The National Book Foundation’s website automatically logs certain “non-personally identifiable” information about visits to our website. This information is used for system administration and for producing usage statistics.

Email policy

If you give permission, the National Book Foundation may use personally identifiable information you submit for promotional purposes. For example, the Foundation may send emails 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 information required.

If, at any time, visitors wish to be removed from any list the National Book Foundation will be glad to delete their email 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 website resources by members of the public except as required by law.

Third-party partners

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 sites do not necessarily follow our privacy policy.


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 website 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 email address) from children (individuals under the age of 13) or use that information for marketing purposes.

If a child has provided the Foundation with an email address, we ask that a parent or guardian of the child contact if they would like the email address deleted from Foundation lists. The National Book Foundation will use reasonable efforts to delete their email addresses from existing files.

Policy changes

Changes may occasionally be made to this Website Privacy Policy as new services and content are added to the site or to reflect changes in the Foundation’s policies. Visitors to the Foundation’s website are encouraged to check this document periodically to stay informed of current privacy guidelines.

Acceptance of terms

By using the Foundation’s Website, you signify your acceptance of this website Privacy Policy. If 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 changes.