The following sets forth DeAgostini Publishing USA, Inc.’s (“DeAgostini”) privacy policy with respect to user personally identifiable information ("Information") collected in connection with user use of the website ("the Site"). DeAgostini understands how important such information is to users, and DeAgostini respects that importance and treats that information responsibly. DeAgostini takes its obligations regarding privacy very seriously, and it wants to ensure users are fully informed about the Information they are providing to it.

For this reason, DeAgostini's privacy policy is set out below to describe addresses the types of information DeAgostini collects from users, how DeAgostini uses this information, with whom and for what purposes DeAgostini shares the information, and how users can interact with DeAgostini in connection with the information collection and use. This policy applies only to users in the United States and supersedes any previous statement of such policy.

Collection of Information.

In connection with the Site, DeAgostini may collect Information through:

  • forms filled out by a user on the Site;
  • Information provided by a user [on the Site] in connection with surveys and prize promotion entries;
  • e-mail and other communications between a user and the Site;
  • entries made by the user in blogs and other forums on the Site;
  • third-party databases from which user Information is extracted and combined with Information obtained through other means.

Cookie policy

DeAgostini may also collect non-personally identifiable user information via "cookies" (small text files placed on user computers), single-pixel GIF image files (also called "Web beacons"), Web server log analysis and other similar technological means. This information may be used to track site trends and enhance the user experience, and may be shared with third parties. Cookies are also used so that you will be recognized the next time you visit the Site or to verify the identity of users who have identified themselves using a password.

The cookies we use are ‘analytical’ cookies and they allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the Website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our Website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

You can find out more information about the individual cookies we use and purposes for which we use them for in the table below:



Purpose of Cookie




This cookie is essential for our Website as it authenticates the user.


OpenAM/  OpenSSO

This cookie is essential for our Website as it authenticates the user.


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This cookie is essential for our Website as it identifies the user session and is necessary for the shopping process to work.


Ariadne ECM

This cookie is essential for our Website as it checks that the user’s browser can support the cookie.


Ariadne ECM

This cookie is essential for our Website as it checks which browser language the user is using so that certain content can be given in the user’s own language.



This cookie is essential for our Website as it manages the user’s shopping cart in order to remember items ordered during the user’s visit.

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These cookies enable us to analyse which pages are viewed by the user and how long for and which links are followed.  This enables us to provide more content which is of interest to the user.

You block cookies by activating the settings on your browser that allows you to refuse the settings of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our Website. Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after 6 months.

Third parties that place advertising on the Site may also utilize cookies or other technological means within the advertising to collect and utilize non-personally identifiable information. DeAgostini is not responsible for information collected by third parties in this manner, nor for the collection or use of Information by other sites to which the Site is linked. You may set your browser so that a warning appears on the screen before any cookies are saved or to prevent the cookies from being saved. You may also choose to dispense with the benefits provided by personal cookies. If you do so, you will not be able to make use of certain services on the Site.

Types of Information Collected.

The types of Information about a user that may be collected in connection with the Site include: name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, cell phone number, IP address, photos, videos, referring site, and other technical information collected by the Site's servers.

Protecting Children's Privacy.

DeAgostini adheres to a strict privacy code regarding children and does not knowingly accept personal information from any child. If it is brought to DeAgostini’s attention that a subscriber is under age, we will immediately remove all personal and identifiable information from our records in compliance with the Online Children’s Privacy Protection Act of 1998. In addition, we will not disclose this information to any other companies.

Use of Information.

Uses by DeAgostini of Information collected in connection with the Site include:

  • providing requested information, products and services to users via the Site or through other online or offline channels;
  • improving the user experience with the Site;
  • permitting users to enter prize promotions(c) permitting users to enter prize promotions;
  • enabling users to participate in forums and other online communities on the Site;
  • in connection with the operation of the Site, generally;
  • for users to obtain information and offers for products and services offered by Site and third parties.

In connection with these uses, DeAgostini may provide Information to third parties, including selected third party marketers, vendors and contractors that provide services such as the operation of the Site, communication services, order fulfillment and information verification. Although ultimately DeAgostini cannot control the actions of these third parties, DeAgostini endeavors to limit use of the Information by such third parties to the specific uses set forth above. DeAgostini may also provide Information to other websites DeAgostini operates, and/or other business units within or to our affiliated entities. DeAgostini may also disclose Information when it determines it is necessary to comply with applicable laws or regulations, in connection with a merger, acquisition, asset purchase or sale of or by DeAgostini, or to protect DeAgostini’s interests or safety, our customers or other visitors to the Site.

Opt Out from Offers. At any time, a user may opt out from receiving promotional information or future offers by following the opt-out instruction contained within each marketing message. Such opt out will not apply to any communications from third parties to whom DeAgostini may have provided Information regarding the user. Third parties' use of the Information is subject to such parties' own privacy policies, for which DeAgostini is not responsible.


We take precautions, including use of sophisticated encryption and authentication tools, and appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures, to protect the security of your Information that you share with us. Unfortunately, no data transmission can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Information, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to or from the Site, and you do so at your own risk.

Access to Information.

All users who provide their Information to the Site may modify and correct such Information by writing to:  c/o  Becker, Glynn, Muffly, Chassin & Hosinski LLP, 299 Park AvenueNew York, New York 10171.

Your California Privacy Rights.

Beginning on January 1, 2005, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits customers of the Site who are California residents to request certain information regarding DeAgostini disclosure of personal information to third parties for such third parties' direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please write to:  c/o  Becker, Glynn, Muffly, Chassin & Hosinski LLP, 299 Park AvenueNew York, New York 10171.

Changes to this Privacy Policy.

DeAgostini reserves the right to revise and update this Privacy Policy at any time. Any such revisions will be effective on the date of posting to the Site, and will apply to all information collected by us both prior to and following the effective date. Your use of the Site following any such revisions will be deemed your acceptance of such revisions. Users should periodically visit this page to review the current policies with regard to Information.

Questions and Suggestions.

Please contact us at DeAgostini Publishing USA, Inc., c/o  Becker, Glynn, Muffly, Chassin & Hosinski LLP, 299 Park AvenueNew York, New York 10171, or by email at

Privacy Policy Last Revised: January 1, 2017.

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