Privacy & Security Policy

The Elliott Bay Book Company is committed to maintaining and protecting the privacy of your personal information. The following discloses our policy for gathering and disseminating personal information collected by Elliott Bay Book Company and

This privacy policy contains information about our commitment to your privacy, including:

  • The information we collect and how we use it;

  • Your right to access or update your personally identifiable information;

  • Your right to opt-out of receiving communications from us; and

  • Our pledge to have reasonable security measures in place to protect against loss, misuse, or alteration of information under our control.

Note: This privacy policy applies to (i) personal information collected on (the “Site”): and (ii) personal information collected offline or through other sources, unless otherwise noted. This privacy policy does not apply to the collection practices of any other company, including the web sites of other companies, individuals, or organizations to which we may provide links. These websites may have different policies relating to your privacy and information they collect about you. Visitors should consult other sites’ privacy policies, as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or controlled by, third parties.

A. Information We Collect

We may collect two types of information about you when you visit the Site, contact us, place an order, or in any other communication we may have with you: personal information such as, your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and credit card number), and, via the Site only, non-personal, aggregate information (such as information regarding the pages on our site you have visited and your IP address).

1. Personally Identifiable Information

The only personally identifying information that we collect and store about you is the information that you have chosen to provide to us. For example, if you place an order with us, we may collect your name, mailing address, and credit card information. IN the alternative, if you register on the Site, we may collect your name, your address, e-mail address and other personal information so that we can process your registration. In addition, if you contact us via phone or send us email requesting information about us or otherwise ask us a question, we may collect your name, phone number, address, e-mail address and other personal information so that we can respond to your request or question.

2. Non-Personally Identifiable Information

From the Site, we may collect and use non-personally identifiable information about you in the following ways:

  • Your Internet Protocol (IP) address or the proxy address of your Internet Service Provider (e.g. AOL, CompuServe, Comcast, etc.);

  • The resource on our server accessed as a result of the request, such as the web page, image, etc.;

  • The query in the request;

  • The name and version of your web browser;

  • The content of any sent or received cookie, as defined below;

  • The Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) that was accessed before making the request for our web server.

a. Cookies

Some parts of this Site web site may use a “cookie” – a file placed on your computer hard drive allowing our server to log the pages accessed in the Site to determine if you have visited before. This cookie captures no personally identifying information. You may set your browser to warn you when placement of a cookie is requested, and decide whether or not to accept it.

b. Referrers, IP Addresses and Environmental Variables

We may also collect information through “referrers,” IP addresses and various environmental variables. A "referrer" is information the web browser passes along to the Elliott Bay web server that references the URL from which you came. An “IP Address” is a number used by computers on a network to identify your computer so that data can be transmitted to you. An “environmental variable” may include, among other things, the domain from which you access the Internet, the time you accessed the web site, the type of web browser and operating system or platform used, the Internet address or the web site you left to visit the web site, the pages you visit while at the web site and the Internet address of the web site you then visit.

B. Sharing Your Information with Third Parties


We reserve the right to disclose your personal and non-personal information if we reasonably believe we are required to do so by law; to protect our self or to protect the rights of another user; to reduce the risk of credit or other kind of fraud; or to comply with a court order.

We may also share your personally and non-personally identifiable information with third parties that help manage our website, databases, credit card processing companies, and affiliate relationships.

We may share your information with third parties in order to fulfill your request or otherwise complete a service provided to you.

We will not sell your personal information to any third parties.

C. Third Party Links

The Site may contain links to other websites. Additionally, third party sites may from time to time link to the Site. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT OR PRACTICES OF ANY OTHER SITES. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that they visit. Our privacy policy applies solely to the Site.

D. Choice

We provide you with the following choices regarding the use of your personal information:

  • You may choose not to provide us with any personal information;

  • If you are a user of the Site, you may set your browser not to accept cookies, or to warn you when a cookie is being placed on your computer. If you choose not to accept cookies, however, your ability to navigate this web site may be hindered;

  • If you would like to unsubscribe to any of our services or would like us to remove you from any of our online mailing lists, please email us with the subject heading "unsubscribe from information";

E. Security

We make every effort to have reasonable security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of information under our control, including using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to collect and transmit your information.

F. Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our privacy policy so you will always be aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner materially different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify you by way of email if you provided us your email address or by posting notice on our website if we do not have your email address.You will then have a choice as to whether or not we may use your information in this manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

G. Special Policy Regarding Information from Children Under Thirteen Years of Age

We are not targeted to children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from any child under the age of 13 without parental consent. When we receive such information, we delete it as soon as we discover it and do not use it or share it with third parties.

Effective May 2018