Privacy Policy

1. Applicability

This Privacy Policy explains the way Pearson Education, Inc. (“Pearson” or “we”) collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from each user (“User” or “you”) of the www.pearsonhighered.com website (“Site”). This Privacy Policy applies to the Site and any personally identifiable information collected by Pearson through this Site.

This Privacy Policy applies only to this Site. Other websites, including other Pearson websites linked through or to this Site, may have their own privacy policies and practices. Your use of any other website is subject to the privacy policy of that website.

2. Purpose

The purpose of this Site is to provide information about our Higher Education products and services and an avenue for you to contact us and request additional information. Use of this Site is subject to the Terms of Use for this Site.

3. Collection and Use of Personal Information

Users are not required to provide personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) to visit and browse this Site.

If a User sends us an email or completes one of the contact forms on this Site, we may collect Personal Information, including: first and last name associated with the User’s title or role, address, email address, phone number, organization name and any other additional information the user voluntarily chooses to provide. Such Personal Information may be used to respond to emails and inquiries, market our products and services, request feedback, fulfill requests, such as requests for access to examination/sample copies of our products, and assure compliance with the Terms of Use of this Site.

The Internet is a global environment. Through use of this Site and submission of information to us electronically, you consent to trans-border and international transmission of any data you choose to submit, including transmission within and to the United States.

4. Protection of Personal Information

We use appropriate commercially reasonable data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of Personal Information.

5. Information Sharing and Disclosure

Except as specifically stated in this Privacy Policy, it is our policy not to share or disclose Personal Information collected through this Site with third parties other than affiliates of Pearson and other companies and organizations who perform work for us under contract or sell products or services that complement our products and services and who are committed to protect the privacy of Personal Information in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy. We may disclose a User’s Personal Information: (a) with the User’s consent; (b) in response to a subpoena, court order or legal process, to the extent permitted or required by law; (c) as otherwise required by law; (d) to protect the security of the User and other persons, our systems and the data we hold, consistent with applicable law; (e) in connection with a sale, joint venture or other transfer of some or all of our company or its assets; (f) to address actual or suspected fraud or other illegal activities; or (g) in order to enforce the site’s Terms of Use or any contract between us and such User.

6. Information Access and Correction

Users may contact us to access, correct or update other Personal Information submitted or collected through this Site or to opt out of receiving marketing communications about our products and services.

7. Information from Children

This Site is not directed to children, including anyone under the age of thirteen (13). Pearson will not knowingly collect or process any Personal Information from anyone under the age of thirteen (13) through this Site.

8. Non-Personally Identified Information

We may collect non-personally identified information about Users whenever they interact with this Site. Such non-personally identified information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about the Users’ means of connection to our site, such as the operating system, internet service provider and IP address (a number automatically assigned to the User’s computer by their internet service provider). This information is generally collected for system administration purposes, to monitor activity levels and for security purposes. We reserve the right to link IP addresses and other non-personally identifiable information in order to protect the integrity of this Site, to monitor compliance with our Terms of Use and for security purposes.

9. Web Analytics

We may use third party web analytical services, including Google Analytics and Adobe Analytics, to collect anonymous visitor information, including IP addresses, browser types, referring pages, pages visited and time spent on a particular site. While these analytical services collect and report information on any anonymous basis, they may use cookies and collect IP addresses to gather web trend information. We use this web trend information for system administration and marketing purposes and to identify problems and improve service. For further information about Google Analytics, and for links to Google’s Privacy Policy and an opt-out tool for Google Analytics, go to http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html. For further information about Adobe Analytics, for links to Adobe Analytics’ Privacy Policy and an opt-out tool for Adobe Analytics, go to http://www.adobe.com/privacy/analytics.html.

10. Cookies and Do-Not-Track Signals

The use of cookies is a common practice for websites. Cookies are small text files that a website transfers to a computer’s browser. Cookies may identify your computer, browser and internet specifications and collect information about use of the Site. This Site may use cookies to measure traffic patterns, personalize content, control security and track use and access of information on this Site. Users may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies or to alert them when cookies are being sent, but this may result in some part of this Site not functioning properly. This site does not respond to web browser “do not track” signals or comparable signals or mechanisms.

11. Changes to the Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be revised from time to time through an updated posting. We will identify the effective date of the revision in the posting. Continued use of this Site following the effective date of the posting will indicate the User’s acceptance of such changes.

12. Contact Information

Please contact us about any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or the protection of Personal Information provided through this Site.