Dana Spradley, shakespeare.com's Publisher and Prospero's official legal agent (hereinafter referred to simply as "shakespeare.com"), is the sole owner of all information collected on shakespeare.com, except as otherwise noted. Some of this information is personal information about users themselves, collected through registration forms and demographic surveys. shakespeare.com will not sell, share, or rent such personal information about users to others except as indicated below. This statement also outlines the uses shakespeare.com makes of this personal information.
To gain access to certain interactive features of shakespeare.com, users may have to complete a registration form that asks for their email address. The email address is used to identify the user in shakespeare.com's internal systems, and to send them official shakespeare.com communicationsfor example, to send them a them a temporary password when they first register, and to verify any changes they make to their registration information. shakespeare.com may also use this email address to publicize new features to registered users as they become available.
shakespeare.com may also ask users to supply demographic information during or after the registration processfor example their zip code or income level. This information may be used to characterize shakespeare.com's audience to potential advertisers in the aggregate, but not with reference to any particular individual. The information to which this restriction applies will be marked as such.
Cookies and IP Addresses
Cookies are bits of data stored on the users own hard drive containing information about that user. They make it possible for shakespeare.com to identify users who have logged on, so that they can be allowed to access certain interactive features. If a user rejects shakespeare.com's cookies, they cannot use these features. The cookies shakespeare.com distributes are set so that only shakespeare.com should be able to retrieve them.
shakespeare.com also takes note of the IP address of users who make use of its interactive features, so that those who abuse them can be blocked. IP addresses are public knowledge; no one can use the Internet without revealing them.
shakespeare.com may provide links to the sites of business partners who collect personal and financial information from users to process orders, provide financial services, or supply other services that users request. shakespeare.com takes no responsibility for the privacy of this information: that is a matter strictly between the partner or affiliate and the user. On the other hand, shakespeare.com does not knowingly partner or affiliate with disreputable sites.
shakespeare.com does not intentionally collect any truly sensitive information from userscredit card or social security numbers, for example. If we do, we'll collect it via a secure connection, and store it securely on our server.
If users publish such information of their own accord through the interactive features shakespeare.com currently provides, however, that is entirely their own concern, and shakespeare.com disavows all responsibility for any consequences.
Besides personal information about users, shakespeare.com also collects information through a number of interactive features that allow users to publish their thoughts on Shakespeare and other matters people to see. Nothing in this privacy statement should be construed as limiting shakespeare.com's right to sell, rent, share, publish, or republish this information, in whatever format and through whatever means shakespeare.com deems appropriate.
Notification of Changes
Users will be notified of any changes in this policy through updated versions of this document.