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Audible Creation Exchange Privacy Notice

Last updated: 5/12/2011

Version 1.0

Audible Creation Exchange (“ACX”) knows that you care how information about you is used  and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and  sensibly. This notice describes our privacy policy. By visiting acx.com,  you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Notice.

What  Personal Information About Users Does acx.com Gather?

The information we learn from users helps us personalize and continually improve  your experience at acx.com. Here are the types of information we gather.

  • Information You Give Us: We receive and store any information you enter on our Web site or give us in any other way. Click here to see examples of what we collect. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of our features. We use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, customizing features for you, improving our site, and communicating with you.
  • Automatic Information: We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, like many Web sites, we use "cookies," and we obtain certain types of information when your Web browser accesses acx.com or advertisements and other content served by or on behalf of acx.com on other Web sites. Click here to see examples of the information we receive.
  • E-mail Communications: To help us make e-mails more useful and interesting, we often receive a confirmation when you open e-mail from acx.com if your computer supports such capabilities.We also compare our user list to lists received from other companies, in an effort to avoid sending unnecessary messages to our users.
  • Information from Other Sources: We might receive information about you from other sources and add it to our account information.
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What About Cookies?

  • Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and to provide features such as personalized greetings.
  • The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Additionally, you can disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-on's settings or visiting the Web site of its manufacturer. However, because cookies allow you to take advantage of some of acx.com's coolest features, we recommend that you leave them turned on.
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Does acx.com Share the Information It Receives?

Information about our users is an important part of our business, and we are not in the business of selling it to others. We share user information only as  described below and with Audible, Inc.’s parent corporation Amazon.com, Inc. and the subsidiaries it controls.

  • Third-Party Service Providers: We employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include sending postal mail and e-mail, removing repetitive information from user lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, providing search results and links (including paid listings and links), processing credit card payments, fulfilling orders, and providing customer service. They have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.
  • Business Transfers: As we continue to develop our business, we might sell or buy stores, subsidiaries, or business units. In such transactions, user information generally is one of the transferred business assets but remains subject to the promises made in any pre-existing Privacy Notice (unless, of course, the user consents otherwise). Also, in the event that acx.com, Audible, Inc., or substantially all of either of their respective assets are acquired, user information will of course be one of the transferred assets.
  • Protection of acx.com and Others: We release account and other personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law; enforce or apply our Conditions of Use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of acx.com, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction. Obviously, however, this does not include selling, renting, sharing, or otherwise disclosing personally identifiable information from users for commercial purposes in violation of the commitments set forth in this Privacy Notice.
  • With Your Consent: Other than as set out above, you will receive notice when information about you might go to third parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information.
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What About Third-Party Advertisers and Links to Other Websites?

Our site may include third-party advertising and links to other Web sites. We will not provide any personally identifiable user information to these advertisers  or third-party Web sites.

These third-party Web sites and advertisers, or Internet advertising companies working on their behalf, may use technology to send (or "serve") the advertisements that appear on our Web site directly to your browser. They may automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use cookies, JavaScript, web beacons (also known as action tags or single-pixel gifs), and other technologies to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content. We do not have access to or control over cookies or other features that they may use, and the information practices of these advertisers and third-party Web sites are not covered by this Privacy Notice. Please contact them directly for more information about their privacy practices. In addition, the Network Advertising Initiative offers useful information about Internet advertising companies (also called "ad networks" or "network advertisers"), including information about how to opt-out of their information collection.

acx.com may also display personalized third-party advertising based on personal information about users, such as their activities on acx.com. Click here for more information about the personal information that we gather. Although acx.com will not provide any personal information to advertisers, advertisers (including ad-serving companies) may assume that users who interact with or click on a personalized advertisement meet their criteria to personalize the ad (for example, users in the northeastern United States who bought or browsed for audio books about  vampires).

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Which Information Can I Access?

acx.com gives you access to a range of information about your account for the limited purpose of viewing and, in certain cases, updating that information. Click here to see some examples, the list of  which will change as our Web site evolves.

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What Choices Do I Have?

  • As discussed above, you can always choose not to provide information, even though it might be needed to make a purchase or to take advantage of an acx.com feature.
  • You can add or update certain information on pages such as those referenced in the "Which Information Can I Access?" section. When you update information, we usually keep a copy of the prior version for our records.
  • The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Additionally, you can disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-on's settings or visiting the Web site of its manufacturer. However, because cookies allow you to take advantage of some of acx.com's coolest features, we recommend that you leave them turned on.
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Are Children Allowed to Use acx.com?

acx.com does not provide services for use by children. If you are under 18, you may use acx.com only with the involvement of a parent or guardian.

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Does acx.com Participate in the Safe Harbor Program?

As a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc., acx.com is a participant in the Safe Harbor program developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Union. Amazon has certified that we adhere to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles agreed upon by the U.S. and the E.U. For more information about the Safe Harbor and to view our certification, visit the U.S. Department of Commerce's Safe Harbor Web site. If you would like to learn more about the acx.com Safe Harbor program specifically, please send an e-mail to safeharbor@amazon.com.

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Conditions of Use, Notices, and Revisions

If you choose to visit acx.com, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Notice and our Conditions of Use, including limitations on damages, resolution of disputes, and choice of law. If you have any concern about privacy at acx.com, please contact us with a thorough description, and we  will try to resolve it. Our business changes constantly, and our Privacy Notice and our Conditions of Use will change also. We may e-mail periodic reminders of our notices and conditions, unless you have instructed us not to, but you should check our Web site frequently to see recent changes. We stand behind the promises we make, however, and will never materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of user information collected in the past without the consent of affected users.