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Types of personal information we collect
We collect and store personal information that you give us when you register on our Web site, request a catalog, place an order, call us, or send us a letter or e-mail. This information may include your name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, credit card number and expiration date, and other optional demographic information.
How we use and share personal information
We use the personal information we collect to process your orders, identify you within our systems, contact you if we have questions about your order, and notify you about new services or special promotional programs.
We share your personal information within the Social Studies School Service family of businesses and with third parties that perform services for us or on our behalf (for example, credit card companies, financial institutions, shipping companies) and when, in our judgment, we believe it is necessary or appropriate to prevent fraud, injury, or harm to persons or property, to protect our rights or the rights of others, to comply with applicable laws and regulations, or as otherwise required by law. We limit the scope of the information provided to third parties, and we allow its use only for the purposes for which it was disclosed. Personal information may be transferred in connection with a business transaction, involving any Social Studies School Service business or asset to which the information pertains.
How to let us know about your preferences
Social Studies School Service provides customers with marketing and promotional materials via e-mail, mail, telemarketing, and fax. If you'd prefer not to receive these materials, let us know using the instructions included in the following Q & A:
Q. How can I contact Social Studies School Service?
A. You may contact us using any of the following options:
I don't want to receive marketing materials. What should I do?
- E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call us toll-free at 1-800-421-4246
- Write to us at: Social Studies School Service, 10200 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
A. To remove your name from our marketing lists, please follow the instructions noted below.
When submitting a request by telephone or mail, please be sure to include all of the contact information you have ever used or provided to Social Studies School Service (even if it is no longer current), including:
- E-mail: Click on the "unsubscribe link" located in all of our promotional e-mails (Requests to opt out of promotional e-mails will be honored within 10 business days.)
- Postal Mail, Fax, and Telephone: Call, write, or send an e-mail to Social Studies School Service, using the contact information provided above.
You may continue to receive direct mail or catalog mailings after you have asked us not to send them. This can occur due to timing delays in updating applicable computer systems or due to incorrect, out of date, or duplicate contact information. Should this happen, call us.
- All e-mail addresses
- All telephone numbers
- All names and addresses, including city, state, and zip code
Q. I'd prefer not to have my name and postal mailing address shared with other companies for marketing purposes. What should I do?
A. If you'd prefer not to have your name and postal mailing address shared with other companies, let us know in writing via e-mail, fax, or letter using the contact information provided above. Please be sure to include your name and postal mailing address, as well as specific instructions.
Accessing and amending personal information
It is important that our databases be accurate and current. To review and make any appropriate changes or deletions to your information, please contact us in one of the ways provided above.
Our approach to security
We maintain reasonable physical, technical, and procedural measures to limit access to personal information to authorized individuals for appropriate purposes. Our Web site is a "Secure Site" recognized by VeriSign, a leading computer network security company. If you believe that someone has improperly used personally identifiable information about you or has made purchases that you did not authorize, please contact us immediately.
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