Privacy Policy

Barbara Karnes Books, Inc. considers the responsible use of personal information to be a critical element in enabling the Internet to reach its potential as an essential tool for personal and professional activities. As the Internet changes our lives in a number of ways, Barbara Karnes Books, Inc. is committed to respecting your privacy.

In general, you can visit without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself.

There are times, however, when we may need information from you, such as your name, home or business address and e-mail address. Barbara Karnes Books, Inc. will seek to let you know before we collect any personal information from you over the Internet. One example of when we may need information is during our registration process. We use this information to ensure you are who you say you are for security reasons. Barbara Karnes Books, Inc. will also seek to take appropriate steps to protect the information you share with us, including using appropriate technology for credit card data used in electronic commerce transactions. When you enter our secure server, you are protected by the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

When Barbara Karnes Books, Inc. receives information about your session or about you, we may use it for our research or to improve our site and the services we offer you. We will ask you if you want us to use that information to continue contact with you by Barbara Karnes Books, Inc. via e-mail or other means — for example, to send you new product information or notification of special offers. If you do not want us to contact you, you can choose to "opt out," and Barbara Karnes Books, Inc. will endeavor to respect your wishes.

If you choose not to provide this information, Barbara Karnes Books, Inc. will not be able to offer access to your accounts on the Internet or provide the ability to utilize services—including online ordering—that require the use of information of a proprietary nature.

Online & Email Surveys
We value your opinions about our service.  We may periodically survey you by e-mail or on our website to receive your feedback.  We will not release information about you obtained from our surveys to any outside party except as required by law.

Tracking user sessions
In general on, IP addresses (the Internet address of a computer) are logged to track a user's session while the user remains anonymous. We analyze this data for certain trends and statistics, such as which parts of our site users are visiting and how long they spend there. In general, we do not link your IP addresses to anything personally identifiable to you, except in the cases of certain personalized subscription, which utilize session data to improve the service. In those limited cases where session information is not anonymous, Barbara Karnes Books, Inc. will provide notice of the practice and an opportunity to "opt out."

Some Barbara Karnes Books, Inc. web pages use "cookies," which are small files that may be placed on your hard disk or temporarily in your computer's memory for record-keeping purposes. A cookie helps us remember who you are. It is like when someone frequently visits a certain store -- the clerk may not know the customer by name, but recognizes the customer and knows some of that customer's preferences. Similarly, cookies can make your subsequent visits to the web page simpler and more seamless. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. (However, by not accepting cookies, some web pages may not display properly or you may not be permitted to access specific information.)

If you have any questions or comments about our privacy practices, would like to stop receiving information from Barbara Karnes Books, Inc., or would like to correct or update information provided to Barbara Karnes Books, Inc. via its Web site, please contact us by sending an e-mail to:

Barbara Karnes Books, Inc. is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of Web sites to which we provide links.

Disclaimer: The information in this privacy policy will be updated periodically. A new date will be posted whenever the current policy is altered.

This statement posted July 2012.