Privacy Policy

Last Revised: October 2022

Our site visitors' privacy and trust are important to us. We provide this notice in order to make sure that your expectations and our practices are aligned, and that you are aware of your choices with regard to our use and disclosure of the information you provide to this site.

This Privacy Policy describes the policies of PWxyz ("PWxyz" or "we" regarding the collection, use, disclosure and protection of the following types of information:

  • Information obtained when you ("you" or "User") visit the Publishers Weekly web site (this "Site").
  • Information obtained through e-mail communications with you related to the Site.

This privacy policy does not apply to information we collect by other means (including offline) or from other sources. Your use of this Site constitutes your acceptance of this Privacy Policy and your consent to any action we take with respect to your information in compliance with this Privacy Policy.

We may change the terms of this Privacy Policy, so Users are encouraged to review this page from time to time. Your continued use of this Site following the posting of changes to the Privacy Policy means that you accept the changes.

Information We Collect and How We Collect It

We require you to provide certain information about yourself when you register with this Site and when you request products and services. We also collect information when you participate in contests and surveys, when you respond to requests for feedback and when you submit postings to public areas of this Site (e.g., blogs, moderated discussions and bulletin boards).

The information we collect may include information from which you may be personally identified ("Personal Information"), such as name, postal address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail address, and certain business information such as employer name, occupation, job function, job title and buying information (e.g., preferences or history). We also will collect credit card and related information when you request a product or service (including, if applicable, registering for the Site) for which there is a charge. This Site only collects Personal Information with your knowledge.

When you visit this Site, we may collect the IP address of your computer. We also use automatic data collection technology to record other information that identifies your computer and tracks your behavior on this Site. Methods used to collect this information may include "cookies" and "clear GIFs" (also known as "pixel tags" or "beacons"). A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a server and stored on your computer's hard drive. Most browsers allow Users to block the receipt of cookies, but doing so may compromise your ability to use certain features of this Site. A clear GIF is a small graphic image, typically used in connection with cookies, that is placed on a web site or in an email message. A clear GIF can monitor certain user behavior, such as your usage of the web site, whether you opened an email message or whether you clicked on a URL in an email message. We do not collect Personal Information in this way, but if you provide us with Personal Information, we may associate that information with the information that is collected automatically.

Some of the materials included on this Site, including advertising, may be served by third parties. These third parties, in the course of serving such materials, may collect information regarding your use of this Site and how you respond to e-mail communications, using methods that may include automatic data collection, and may use this information in order to present advertisements or other content that may be of interest to you on both this Site and other web sites. Collection, use, disclosure and security of information collected by third parties are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties.

Here is the list of third parties we use along with how we use them and a link to their respective privacy policies:

Amazon Web Service
Hosting our website and its relevant code and content

Providing the comments module on our website; collecting names for giveaways via Rafflecopter.

Collecting and storing email subscriber data; sending out and archiving newsletters and eblasts.

Creating, hosting, and archiving of digital editions; notifying users of the availability of the latest digital edition.

Google Analytics
Collecting website traffic data.

Doubleclick for Publishers
Managing the presentation of ads on our website including statistics about them.

Google Ad Sense
Delivering ads on our website to fill unsold inventory.

Creating, hosting, and archiving giveaways and entrants data, sourced from Facebook or others.

Creating, hosting, and archiving of event sign ups, including credit card transactions and lists those who have signed up.

Collection and processing of credit card orders on our website.

General demographic data collection for website visitors.

Collecting traffic--not demographic---data on current visitors on our website.

Collecting traffic data on website visitors.

Collecting traffic data on website visitors.

Creating, hosting, and archiving of events and event sign ups, including credit card transactions and lists those who have signed up.

We also use a third party subscription fulfillment company, Omeda, to manage subscriptions for our print and digital editions.

You can also obtain more information about interest-based advertising, and how to opt-out of receiving interest-based ads from participating third-party providers and ad networks, through the following:

For Users in the US: (Network Advertising Initiative) (Digital Advertising Alliance)

For Users in the EU: (European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance)

For Users in Canada: (Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada)

Opting out of participating providers and ad networks does not opt you out of being served advertising. If you opt-out, we will not send you targeted ads based on behavioral information we or our partners have obtained about you, but you may continue to receive generic or contextual ads on our Sites.

To successfully opt-out, you must have cookies enabled in your web browser. Please see your browser’s instructions for information on cookies and how to enable them. Your opt-out only applies to the web browser you use so you must opt-out of each web browser on each device that you use. Once you opt out, if you delete your browser’s saved cookies, you may need to opt-out again.

How We Use Your Information

We use Personal Information collected on this Site for the following purposes:

  • To provide you with this Site and other products and services.
  • To respond to your inquiries and contact you about changes regarding the Site.
  • To provide you with e-mail, fax and other notices (such as expiration and renewal notices) regarding your account and the products or services that you are receiving, and for billing and collection purposes.
  • For any other purpose disclosed at the time the information is collected or to which you consent.
  • As otherwise specifically described in this Privacy Policy.

We also may use your information to better understand our Users and to improve our Site. For example, we may use this information to determine what portions of this Site are most popular and the demographics of our Users generally. Cookies and other User information also enable us to customize your experience on the Site. We may use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our servers or to administer our Site. We may also use IP addresses to help identify a User during a particular session and to gather data regarding use of this Site.

We may use the information you provide us to send you e-mail, fax and other communications on behalf of PWxyz and our affiliates. These communications may include e-mail newsletters, as well as offers for other PWxyz services. All email newsletters will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of receiving future issues of the newsletter. All promotional offers will include an opportunity to opt out of receiving future promotions from the brand whose product/service is being promoted.

We also may use your information to send you e-mail and other communications on behalf of third parties. Each of these communications will include instructions for opting out of receiving future third party offers from us. You may also opt out of receiving third party offers from this Site at any time by sending an e-mail to with the subject line "opt out - third party."

Our Disclosure of Your Information

We may disclose aggregated, anonymous statistics about many Users, and individual information that is not Personal Information without restriction as long as no individual is identifiable by the information disclosed, and otherwise will not disclose your Personal Information except as follows:

  • Name and/or business name and title (but not information by which you may be contacted (i.e. name, postal address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail address ) in representative lists of our magazine circulation and/or web site membership, but not for further use or dissemination by the recipient.
  • To third parties engaged to provide services under contractual requirement to keep Personal Information confidential and use it only to perform the services.
  • Portions of this Site may be provided as "Premium" or "Sponsored" content. Premium or Sponsored content is made available to Users on the condition that we may share certain of the User's registration information with the Premium or Sponsored content's sponsors and advertisers and/or their service providers. We will always disclose when you are registering or being provided with Premium or Sponsored content.
  • To other third parties (and/or to their service providers on their behalf) to market their products or services under contractual requirement to keep Personal Information confidential and use it only to market and provide their products or services. You may opt out of such disclosures by sending an e-mail to with the subject line: "do not disclose."
  • To any successor pursuant to an asset sale, merger, consolidation, restructuring, reorganization, liquidation or other similar transaction involving PWxyz or this Site.
  • When we believe such disclosure is required by law, regulation or securities exchange requirement or for the protection of persons or property.
  • When disclosure is necessary to accomplish the purpose for which you provide it.
  • To other PWyxz member companies for any uses consistent with those disclosed in this Privacy Policy.


We use reasonable safeguards to protect Personal Information we collect on this Site from unauthorized access, use, modification or disclosure. However, due to the design of the Internet and other factors outside of our control, we cannot guarantee that communications between you and our servers will be free from unauthorized access by third parties.

Right to Access and Change Information

You may view and update information that you previously submitted to this Site by visiting the newsletter or website registration page for this Site, or which you submitted to request a print publication, by sending an e-mail to However, a request to change information may not be accommodated if the request would conflict with legal requirements or result in incorrect information. Requests to view or change personal information may take a few days to process.

Children's Privacy Policy

PWxyz respects the privacy of children and we are committed to complying with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). This Children’s Privacy Policy describes our practices with respect to the collection of Personal Information from children under the age of 13. This website does not knowingly collect, use, or disclose Personal Information from children under the age of 13 without prior parental consent, except as permitted by COPPA.

What Information We Collect and How We Use It

We do not require children to share any Personal Information in order to participate on this Site. On occasion, however, we may collect Personal Information, such as an email address from a child as part of an activity, in accordance with COPPA. For example:

  • Email address: We may collect a child’s email address in order to respond to a one-time request from the child, such as if the child asks us or one of our authors a question. In such case, we promptly delete the child’s email address from our system once we have responded, and we do not use the child’s email address for any other purpose.
  • Send-a-friend: In the case of send-a-friend email or card, we only collect a child’s first name and the friend’s email address to send the friend the email or card. We do not store the friend’s email address for any longer than reasonably necessary to send the email or card to the friend.
  • Contests or Sweepstakes: We may collect a child’s email address to enter the child in a sweepstakes or contest or to notify the child that he or she has won or lost a contest or sweepstakes or contest. We will not keep the child’s email address after the promotion or use the child’s email address for any other purpose other than for the promotion. For certain promotions, we may ask that a child give us his/her parent’s email address so we can obtain more personalized information for prize fulfillment purposes if the child wins the promotion or to notify the parent if we need more than the child’s email address to enter the child in the promotion. In the latter event, parents will be sent a notice along with instructions on how they may provide their consent for their child to participate in such promotion.
We may also collect Other Information automatically from your child’s computer or device, such as the frequency with which the child visits our website and the pages visited, to support the internal operations of the website. We collect this information so we can understand and monitor usage of the Site, customize content on the Site and improve the performance of the website. This information is collected using technologies such as cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies. This information is not used to behaviorally target children and we do not permit behavioral targeting on any of our services that are directed to children.

Special Circumstances for Information Sharing and Security We may share children’s personal information with “Third Party Service Providers” and “Other Third Parties” when required by law. Parent’s Rights Under COPPA, you have the right to review and have any of your child’s information deleted from our records. You also have the right to tell us to stop collecting or using your child’s personal information. If you have questions concerning our information practices with respect to children, or if you would like to review, have deleted, or stop the further collection of your child’s personal information in connection with the transaction for which it was originally collected, you may email us at For tips on protecting your child’s privacy online, please see the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s brochure on this topic:

Important Information for EEA Residents

PWxyz is providing this supplemental privacy notice to give individuals in the European Economic Area (EEA) the additional information required by the EU General Data Protection Regulation. These provisions, together with the statements in this Privacy Policy, explain our practices with regard to EEA personal data.

1. Information about PWxyz.

PWxyz is based in the United States.

2. The Purposes and Legal Basis for Processing, including Legitimate Interests

The PWxyz Privacy Policy explains the reasons why we process your Personal Information. We only process Personal Information when we have a legal basis for the processing, such as:

  • a) To provide the products, services or information that you request,
  • b) For closely-related purposes, such as payment processing and financial account management, contract management, website administration, business continuity and disaster recovery, security and fraud prevention, corporate governance, reporting and legal compliance, and
  • c) With your consent (or provided you have not objected, as may be appropriate under applicable law), such to provide you with marketing communications.
  • d) We may also process your Personal Information for the purposes of our legitimate interests, provided that such processing shall not outweigh your rights and freedoms. In particular, we may process your Personal Information as needed to:
  • e) Protect you, us or others from threats (such as security threats or fraud) piracy or cheating,
  • f) Comply with the laws that are applicable to us around the world,
  • g) Enable or administer our business, such as for quality control, consolidated reporting, and customer service,
  • h) De-identify it to create anonymized and/or aggregated datasets,
  • i) Manage corporate transactions, such as mergers or acquisitions, and
  • j) Understand and improve our business or customer relationships generally.
We may disclose your Personal Information to related companies and to third parties as described in the Privacy Notice; however, we do not share your Personal Information with third parties for them to market their products or services to you without having obtained your prior opt-in consent. If you give consent for such sharing, you may revoke it at any time.

We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 16 without consent of the parent or guardian.

3. Automated Decision-Making and Profiling

We may use profiling and analytics to understand our customers and readers of our publications and to find potential influencers. For example, we may analyze whether certain types of books appeal to older readers or to women. We will not make automated-decisions about you that may significantly affect you, unless (1) the decision is necessary as part of a contract that we have with you, (2) we have your explicit consent, or (3) we are required by law to use the technology.

4. When You are Required to Provide Personal Information to PWxyz

In most cases, you are not required by law to provide any Personal Information to PWxyz. You are required to provide certain Personal Information if you want to enter a contest, sweepstakes or giveaway or if you want to receive communications or purchase products from us. Our data collection forms indicate which data elements are required. If you do not provide these data elements, we cannot do business with you.

5. Your Rights As noted in the Privacy Notice, you always have the right to object to our marketing communications. To opt-out of emails, simply click the link labeled “unsubscribe” at the bottom of any email we send you. To revoke permissions that you may have given to send text messages, text STOP in response to any message.

PWxyz also respects the rights of EEA residents to access, correct and request erasure or restriction of their personal information as required by law. This means:

You generally have a right to know whether or not we maintain your Personal Information. If we do have your Personal Information, we will provide you with a copy (subject to the rights of others). If your Personal Information is incorrect or incomplete, you have the right to ask us to update it. In some cases, you may have the right to receive Personal Information that you provided to us back in a machine-readable format.

You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Information.

You may also ask us to delete or restrict your Personal Information.

To exercise these rights, please contact us via email to or write us at the address below, and a member of our Privacy Team will assist you. Please understand that we may need to verify your identity before we can process your request.

If you believe that we have processed your Personal Information in violation of applicable law, you may file a complaint with the PWxyz or with a supervisory authority.

Jurisdiction and Cross-Border Transfer

Our services are published in the United States. We attempt to protect the Personal Information of all users of our services and we attempt to comply with local data protection and consumer rights laws to the extent they may apply to PWxyz’s services, but our family of services are located and targeted to United States citizens and our policies are directed at compliance with those laws. If you are uncertain whether this Privacy Policy conflicts with the applicable local privacy laws where you are located, you should not submit your personal information to PWxyz.

If you are located outside the United States, you should be aware that your Personal Information may be transferred to and processed in the United States, the laws of which may have different levels of privacy protection from your country. By using our services, you thereby consent to the general use of your information as provided in this Privacy Policy and to the transfer of that information to, and processing and storage of that information in, the United States. In certain circumstances, courts, law enforcement agencies, regulatory agencies or security authorities in the United States may be entitled to access your Personal Information.

Important Information for California Residents

Pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”), we are providing the following additional details regarding the categories of Personal Information about California residents that we collect, use, disclose or sell. Under the CCPA, “Personal Information” is information that identifies, relates to, describes, or could reasonably be associated or linked with a particular California resident or household. We are providing this Privacy Policy in addition to the information contained in our general Privacy Policy.

Collection of Personal Information

We plan to collect, and have collected within the preceding 12 months, the following categories of Personal Information:

  • “Identifiers.” Identifiers, such as name, alias, contact information, unique personal identifiers, and online identifiers;
  • “Customer Records Information.” Personal information as defined in the California customer records law, such as financial information (credit and debit card information and billing information);
  • “Protected Class Information.” Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law, such as sex, age and race;
  • “Transaction Information.” Commercial information, such as transaction information, purchase history, financial details and payment information;
  • “Online Use Information.” Internet or network activity information, such as browsing history, interest data and interactions with our websites;
  • “Geolocation Data.” Geolocation data such as device location and approximate location derived from IP address;
  • “Audio/Video Data.” Audio, electronic, visual and similar information, such as images and audio, video or call recordings created in connection with our business activities;
  • “Employment Information.” Professional or employment-related information, such as job title and work history; and
  • “Inferences.” inferences drawn from any of the Personal Information listed above to create a profile or summary about, for example, an individual’s preferences and characteristics.
Where We Obtain Personal Information From

As described above, we collect this Personal Information from you and from other categories of sources, including publicly available databases, authors and joint marketing partners, social media platforms and third party service platforms, and our business customers, clients and partners, when they share this information with us.

Our Use of Personal Information

Also as described above, we may use this Personal Information to operate, manage, and maintain our business, to provide our products and services, and to accomplish our business purposes and objectives, including, for example, using Personal Information to: develop, improve, repair, and maintain our products and services; personalize, advertise, and market our products and services; conduct research, analytics, and data analysis; maintain our facilities and infrastructure; undertake quality and safety assurance measures; conduct risk and security control and monitoring; detect and prevent fraud; perform identity verification; perform accounting, audit, and other internal functions, such as internal investigations; comply with law, legal process, and internal policies; maintain records; and exercise and defend legal claims.

Disclosure and Sale of Personal Information

We share Personal Information with the following categories of third parties:

  • “Affiliates.” We share with our affiliates for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.
  • “Book Authors.” We share with book authors for marketing purposes.
  • “Service Providers.” We share with our trusted third-party service providers, to facilitate services they provide to us, such as internet services, website hosting, data analytics, payment processing, order fulfillment, information technology and related infrastructure provision, customer service, email delivery, marketing, auditing, background checks, and other services.
  • “Ad Networks.” We share with third-party ad networks and online advertising partners to permit them to send you marketing communications.
  • “Marketing Partners.” We share with our marketing partners to permit them to send you marketing communications, consistent with your choices.
  • “Social Networks” We share with social network platforms, who use the data we share in accordance with their own privacy policies.
  • “Business Partners.” We share with our trusted business partners.
  • “Contest Sponsors.” With your consent, we share with third-party sponsors of sweepstakes, contests, and similar promotions.
  • “Legal Authorities.” We share with public and government authorities, including regulators and law enforcement, to respond to requests, as well as to protect and defend legal rights.
  • “Other Parties in Litigation” We share information in the context of litigation discovery and in response to subpoenas and court orders.
In the preceding 12 months, we disclosed for our operational business purposes or sold the following categories of Personal Information to the following categories of third parties:

Categories of Personal InformationDisclosed to Which Categories of Third Parties for Operational Business PurposesSold to Which Categories of Third Parties
IdentifiersService Providers, Book Authors, Affiliates, Ad Networks, Social Networks, Authors, Business Partners, Contest Sponsors (in accordance with your choices), Marketing Partners and Legal Authorities and Other Parties in Litigation.N/A
Customer Records InformationService Providers, Affiliates and Legal Authorities and Other Parties in Litigation.N/A
Protected Class InformationService Providers, Affiliates and Legal Authorities and Other Parties in Litigation.N/A
Transaction InformationService Providers, Affiliates, and Legal Authorities and Other Parties in Litigation.N/A
Online Use InformationService Providers, Ad Networks, Social Networks, Marketing Partners and Legal Authorities and Other Parties in Litigation.N/A
Geolocation DataService Providers, and Legal Authorities and Other Parties in Litigation.N/A
Audio/Video DataService Providers, and Legal Authorities and Other Parties in Litigation.N/A
Employment InformationService Providers, and Legal Authorities and Other Parties in Litigation.N/A
InferencesService Providers, Marketing Partners and Legal Authorities and Other Parties in Litigation.N/A

We generally do not “sell” your Personal Information, as defined by the CCPA, except in a few limited cases to support our business operations (e.g., email addresses to correct and enhance our contact lists). We do not knowingly sell the Personal Information of minors under 16 years of age.

Your CCPA Rights

Requests to Know, Requests to Delete and Requests to Opt-Out

If you are a California resident, you may request that we:

(1) Disclose to you the following information covering the 12 months preceding your request (“Request to Know”):

  • The categories of Personal Information we collected about you and the categories of sources from which we collected such Personal Information;
  • The specific pieces of Personal Information we collected about you;
  • The business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling (if applicable) Personal Information about you;
  • The categories of Personal Information about you that we sold and, for each, the categories of third parties to whom we sold such Personal Information (if applicable); and
  • The categories of Personal Information about you that we otherwise shared or disclosed, and, for each, the categories of third parties with whom we shared or to whom we disclosed such Personal Information (if applicable).
To make a request for the disclosures, please email

(2) Delete Personal Information we collected from you. (“Request to Delete”)

To make a request for deletion, please email with the subject line "Request to Delete."

(3) Opt you out of any future “sale” of Personal Information about you by emailing with the subject line "Request for Opt-out." (“Request to Opt-out”)

You may also make the requests described above by contacting us in accordance with the “Contact Us” section below.

We will verify and respond to your Request to Know or Request to Delete consistent with applicable law, taking into account the type and sensitivity of the Personal Information subject to the request. If you maintain a password-protected account with us, we may verify your identity through our existing authentication practices for your account and require you to re-authenticate yourself before disclosing or deleting your Personal Information. Alternatively, we may send our response to your request to the contact point in our records that is associated with the Personal Information that is requested. If you make a Request to Delete, we may ask you to confirm your request before we delete your Personal Information.

If you are the authorized agent of a consumer, making a Request to Know or a Request to Delete on behalf of the consumer, we will ask you for:

  • proof of your registration with the California Secretary of State to conduct business in California.
  • proof that the consumer has authorized you to make a Request to Know or a Request to Delete on the consumer’s behalf. This must be a permission signed by the consumer. “Signed” means that the permission has either been physically signed or provided electronically in accordance with the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, Civil Code 1633.7 et seq.
If an authorized agent has not provided us with a power of attorney from the consumer pursuant to Probate Code sections 4000-4465, we may also:
  • require the consumer to provide you with a written permission signed by the consumer to make the request on the consumer’s behalf
  • verify the identity of the consumer as we would if the consumer were making the request personally.
  • obtain verification from the consumer that they provided the authorized agent permission to make the request.
If you are the authorized agent of a consumer, making a Request to Opt-Out on behalf of the consumer, we will ask you for:
  • proof of your registration with the California Secretary of State to conduct business in California.
  • proof that the consumer has authorized you to make a Request to Know or a Request to Delete on the consumer’s behalf. This must be a permission signed by the consumer. “Signed” means that the permission has either been physically signed or provided electronically in accordance with the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, Civil Code 1633.7 et seq.
Right to Non-Discrimination

You have the right to be free from unlawful discrimination for exercising your rights under the CCPA.

California Shine the Light

Under the California “Shine the Light” law, you may also have the right to request a list of third parties to which certain personal information (as defined by California Civil Code § 1798.83) obtained through a digital service was disclosed by PWxyz during the preceding year for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and want such a list, please email us at For such a request, you must put the statement “Shine the Light - California Privacy Rights” in the body of your request, as well as your name, street address, city, state, and zip code. In your request, you need to attest to the fact that you are a California resident and provide a current California address for our response. Please also indicate in your request the name of the service(s) to which your request applies. Please note that we will not accept Shine the Light requests via the telephone or by facsimile.


This Site contains content, services, advertising and other materials that link to Web sites operated by third parties. We have no control over those other sites, and this Privacy Policy does not apply to them. We encourage you to refer to the privacy policies, if any, of those sites.

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