Privacy Policy

Harvard University Press respects the privacy of the people who visit and buy books from our website and we adhere to the following privacy policy. If you have any questions about this policy, please contact us.

For information pertaining to the European Economic Area’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), please see below.

Visitor Tracking

Visitors to this website who have Javascript enabled are tracked using Google Analytics. (Google Analytics is subject to the privacy policy of Google, Inc., which you can find on their website.) This data is primarily used to optimize our website for our visitors. This data does not include any personalized identification information such as:

  • Names
  • Phone Numbers
  • Email Addresses
  • Mailing Addresses
  • Social Security Numbers
  • Bank Account Numbers
  • Credit Card Information

We do not use cookies to track the activity of anyone on our site. We make use of cookies in our Shopping Cart, but cookie information is stored on the visitor’s computer, not on our server. The Shopping Cart accesses that information to allow the visitor to collect items, remove them, change them, and add to them indefinitely without making a purchase. The Shopping Cart keeps track of the visitor’s selections and calculates charges. The information stored in cookies is never collected, reviewed, or in any way made use of except in the automated processing of the customer’s submitted order.

Email Addresses

Email addresses are never sold, traded, or shared in any way with third parties. There are three instances in which we ask for email addresses:

  • When visitors order books over our site, we ask for email addresses to help facilitate orders.
  • When visitors subscribe to any of our email notification services, email addresses are required to transmit the information.
  • When visitors register to receive access to electronic versions of course adoption titles, we ask for email addresses to identify them as being fully registered when they return to use the service.

Postal Addresses

When a visitor buys books from Harvard University Press, his or her name and shipping address (only) are added to a mailing list that we use to inform our readers of new books and that, in some instances, may be made available to other university presses and organizations serving academic professionals. If you do not want to have your name on this mailing list, please submit your request in writing to:

Harvard University Press
Direct Mail
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Users Located in the European Economic Area

If you are located in the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, or Norway (the “European Economic Area” or EEA), please review Harvard University’s Additional EEA Privacy Disclosures for information about ways that certain Harvard University schools, centers, units and controlled entities, including Harvard University Press and its UK affiliate, may collect, use, and share information about you.

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