Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting, a Web site (the “Site”) operated by Fig Tree Books LLC (“Fig Tree”).  Your privacy is very important to us.  We want you to fully understand our privacy practices, therefore please read this Privacy Policy carefully to learn more about the ways in which we use and protect your personal information.

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or its implementation you may contact us at:

Information Collected and Used

At times on the Site, you may be able to order products or participate in online forums or communities. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected at these pages include: name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, and information about your interests in and use of various products.

We also may collect certain non-personally on the Site identifiable information such as the type of browser you are using (e.g., Firefox, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using (e.g., Windows XP or Mac OS), and the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., Cablevision, Comcast, AT&T).

Information Sharing and Disclosure

We use the information you provide about yourself to respond to your inquiries.

We may disclose personally identifiable information in response to legal process, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency’s request or where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our terms of use, or as otherwise required by law. In addition, we may transfer information about you if we or one of our business units are acquired by, sold to, or merged with another company.

Agents and contractors of Fig Tree who have access to personally identifiable information are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy by, for example, not using the information for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for Fig Tree.

Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information that we collect will not be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Policy.

At some places on our Site, we may ask your permission to disclose personally identifiable information about you to companies whose practices are not covered by this Privacy Policy (e.g., marketers, magazine publishers, retailers and participatory databases) that want to market products or services to you. If at some point you grant us permission to transfer your information for these purposes and later decide that you no longer want us to do so, simply send us an email at, and we will edit your preferences accordingly.

We may, on occasion, combine information we receive online with outside records to enhance our ability to market to you those products or services that may be of interest to you. We provide you with an opportunity to express your preferences with respect to receiving details about other products and services from Fig Tree and about products and services from selected third parties when you interact with our sites. If you ever decide in the future that you would like to update these preferences, you may send us an email at and we will edit your preferences accordingly.

Finally, we will not use or transfer personally identifiable information provided to us except in accordance with these Privacy Policies without also providing you with an opportunity to opt out of these unrelated uses.

In the event of a sale, merger, liquidation, dissolution or sale or transfer of substantially all of the assets of Fig Tree or the Site, personal Information and/or other information collected about you from the Site may be sold, assigned or transferred to the party acquiring all or substantially all of the equity and/or assets of Fig Tree or the Site in order to permit the party to continue the operation of the Site.

Our Policy Towards Children

Fig Tree is a site marketed to parents.  At various places on the Site, we may ask users for their age.  By using the Site you agree to respond truthfully and accurately about your age.  In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we do not knowingly collect from children under age 13 any personally identifiable information (e.g., information that would allow anyone to locate children under 13 on or offline, such as full name, email address, home address, telephone number, etc.).  Children under the age of 13 are expressly prohibited from submitting or posting any personal data on the Site.

Collection of Information by Third Parties

Parts of the Site may contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. Visitors should consult the other sites’ privacy policies before submitting any information, as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.

We sometimes may offer content or programs that are sponsored by or co-branded with identified third parties. By virtue of these relationships, the third parties may obtain personally identifiable information that visitors voluntarily submit to participate in the site activity. We have no control over these third parties’ use of this information.

At times, reputable third parties may present or serve the advertisements, provide us with data collection, reporting and ad response measurement, as well as assist with delivery of relevant marketing messages and advertisements. These third parties may view, edit, or set their own cookies (see below). The use of these technologies by these third parties is subject to their own privacy policies and is not covered by this Privacy Policy. For more information about third party ad servers at our sites and your ability to opt-out of targeted advertising from such third parties, please visit the Network Advertising Initiative.

Cookies and Other Technical Information

We, our third party service providers, and our partners may send “cookies” to your computer or use similar technologies to enhance your online experience at the Site and across the Internet. “Cookies” are files that can identify you as a unique customer and store your personal preferences as well as technical information (including click through and click stream data). Cookies manage and measure the performance of advertisements displayed on the site or delivered by or through Fig Tree and/or other networks or sites. Cookies can either be permanent (i.e., they remain on your computer until you delete them) or temporary (i.e., they last only until you close your browser). We may also use “Web beacons” that monitor your use of our sites. Web beacons (or Web bugs) are small strings of code that provide a method for delivering a graphic image on a Web page for the purpose of transferring data, such as the IP (Internet Protocol) address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the Web beacon appears, the URL (Uniform Resource Locator) of the page on which the Web beacon appears, the time the page containing the Web beacon was viewed, the types of browser that fetched the Web beacon and the identification number of any cookie on the computer previously placed by that server.

When corresponding with you via HTML capable e-mail, Web beacons let us know whether you received and opened our e-mail.

On their own, cookies or Web beacons do not contain or reveal any personally identifiable information. However, if you choose to furnish personally identifiable information, this information can be linked to the data stored in the cookies/Web beacons.

By accepting this Privacy Policy, you specifically agree to our use of cookies and Web beacons as described herein. You may adjust your browser to reject cookies from us or from any other Web site. Additionally, by setting your Web browser to display HTML e-mails as text only, you may be able to prevent the use of some Web beacons.] Please consult the “Help” section of your browser for more information. However, certain areas of our sites can only be accessed in conjunction with cookies or similar devices and you should be aware that disabling cookies or similar devices might prevent you from accessing some of our content.


We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online.

Modifying Your Personal Information

You have the right to access and correct your personal information and privacy preferences (such as whether you prefer to receive promotional communications by Fig Tree or third parties) at any time by sending an email to You may also correct your personal information and privacy preferences by emailing Fig Tree at:

In your correspondence, please indicate with as much detail as possible the location on the Site where you provided your personal information.

To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to help verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

Changes to this Policy

From time to time, we may update this Privacy Policy.  The most current version of this policy will govern our use of your information and will always be at  We will notify you about material changes in the way we treat personally identifiable information by placing a notice on our site. We encourage you to periodically check back and review this policy so that you always will know what information we collect, how we use it, and to whom we disclose it.  By continuing to access the Web Site after changes to this policy become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.

Effective: October 17, 2012