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We at Lotus Pond Press respect your privacy. The policy described below discloses information collection and privacy practices for If you believe that we are not abiding by our posted privacy policy, please let us know by e-mailing your concern to

This Web site includes a registration form that asks for your name and email address. We use this information to send you our e-mail newsletter and notices about site updates, new product releases, special offers, and author appearances.

Updating Your Registration
If you change your e-mail address and wish to continue receiving e-mail notices from us, send an e-mail from your new address to with "update" in the subject header and your old address in the message.

Your Choice to Opt-Out
You can opt out of our e-mail list by sending a message to with "unsubscribe" in the subject header.

Order Forms
Our order forms for on-line and mail order sales require you to provide contact information (such as name and shipping address) and financial information (such as credit card number and expiration date). This information is used to fill your orders and to complete the payment process. If we have any problems processing your order, we will use the contact information that you provide to get in touch with you.

Surveys & Contests
From time to time we may conduct surveys or contests through the Web site. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary. If you do participate, we may collect contact information (such as name and address) and demographic information (such as age or zip code). Unless otherwise stated for a specific survey or contest, we use this information to monitor or improve our site and to notify contest winners and award prizes.

Tell a Friend
If you use our referral service to tell a friend about our site, they automatically receive a one-time email invitation to visit our site. They will not receive any further messages from us unless they visit our site and register.

A cookie is a message that the server for our Web site gives to your Web browser. Your browser stores the message in a small cookie file. Each time the browser requests a page from the server, a message is sent back to the server. When you fill out a form on our site, this information is packaged into a cookie, sent to your browser, and stored for use the next time you visit our site. If you reject the cookie, you may still use our site; however, you may only receive limited information in some areas of the site. Some of our business partners, such as our credit card transaction processing service, may also use cookies on our site. We have no access to or control over those cookies.

Log Files
We use Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track a user's movement and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. "Aggregate use" means that information from all users is collected and gathered into a whole unit so that information as a whole can be used. We do not link IP addresses to personally identifiable information.

Our Service Partners
We use a credit card processing company to collect payment for goods and services ordered, and a fulfillment company to ship book orders. These companies do not use, share, retain or store personally identifiable information for any purposes other than to process the transaction or to ship the order.

Some credit card and e-check purchases will be sold by, Inc. - Ohio, U.S.A or by PayPal, Inc. - California, U.S.A.. Products or services provided by

When you provide sensitive information on our site (such as a credit card number), that information is encrypted and protected with encryption software. While you are on a secure page, such as our order form page, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked. We also use our best efforts to protect your information off-line. Only those Lotus Pond Press employees who need the information to perform a specific job (such as our billing clerk or customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable user information. If you have any questions about the security for our Web site, please e-mail us at

Links contains links to other Web sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

Notification of Changes
If we make any changes to our privacy policy, we will post a notice on our Home Page with a link to the revised policy and a summary of the changes. If we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify you by e-mail and offer you the choice to allow us to use the information in this different manner.

Information Use
Lotus Pond Press is the sole owner of the information collected on We will not share, sell or rent this information to others in any way other than as disclosed in this policy or stated at the point where the information is collected.

Posted June 5, 2001


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