Privacy Policy

Cornell University Press recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of all information provided by users of our website and have created the following policy guidelines:

What information do we collect and how do we use it?

When ordering from our site, we require your name, email address, mailing address, credit card number, and credit card expiration date. This allows us to process and fulfil your order and to notify you of your order status

When you sign up for services like email alerts and newsletters, we just need an email address in order to send requested information. To unsubscribe from any newsletter, simply hit the 'unsubscribe' link provided in each message you receive from our webhost, GiantChair, Inc.

How do we protect your personal information?

We use the latest encryption technology to keep your personal information safe. All your ordering information including your name, address, and credit/debit card number is encrypted using a secure server for maximum security. Credit card transactions are processed by a third-party financial institution,, a CyberSource company that is fully compliant with the latest Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). receives your credit card number and other personal identifying information purely to verify the credit card numbers and process transactions; then sends an authorization code, not your personal information, to Cornell University Press so we can finalize your order.Your card and billing information cannot be read en route to our ordering system, nor does Cornell University Press store your credit card information.

What are cookies and why are they useful?

"Cookies" are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. Our service uses cookies to speed navigation and keep track of items. We use cookies to remember information you gave to us so you don't have to re-enter it each time you visit us. Many improvements and updates to our service are based on the data derived from these cookies, such as total number of visitors and pages viewed. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you would prefer, you can set yours to refuse cookies.

Will we disclose the information we collect to outside parties?

Cornell University Press does not share e-mail adrresses or other personal inforamtion with any outside party. We may provide aggregate statistics about our customers, sales, traffic patterns, and related site information to reputable third-party vendors, but these statistics will not include any personally identifying information.


Our site contains links to other sites, including content from other sites that is occasionally framed within our site. Please note that the privacy policies at these other sites may be different than our own. We remind you to review the privacy policy of any site linked to or framed within our site prior to providing any information.

Your consent

By using our website and services, you consent to our collection and use of this information. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

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