Privacy Policy

This website is owned and operated by University of Massachusetts Press. We are committed to protecting the privacy of your information. This privacy policy explains to our customers how we collect, use, and disclose the personal information that we obtain through, including any data provided in the course of ordering our books. We take reasonable steps to maintain the security, integrity, and privacy of any information disclosed. 

Information collection:  UMass Press may collect personal information when you access certain portions of our website or make use of other functions or features, as itemized below.  We may collect and use personally identifiable information including, but not limited to, the following: name, address, phone number, fax number, email address, employer, title, user ID and password, course information, credit card information, and your IP address.

Use of information collected on  We use personal information to provide high quality service to our customers, potential authors, and general visitors to this website. This may include the collection and reporting of anonymous and aggregated data through Google Analytics. We may also collect personal information so that we can contact you, provide materials to you upon your request, update you on new products and services, track your orders, send relevant communications via email or postal mail, or for any other purpose identified when personal information is collected.  

Shopping cart and desk copy request form:  Both our online shopping cart and our desk copy request form may use your email address to track your order. This allows us to automatically send you a receipt and a shipping confirmation electronically, and to contact you in case of a problem or a need for more information to process your order. We reserve the right to send you periodic communications for marketing and promotional purposes.

E-newsletter:  Our e-newsletter messages are based on an opt-in system. If you received such a message from us, someone using that address signed up to receive our messages. If you are the owner of this account and did not sign up, you may remove your email address by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email message. This will permanently remove your address from our distribution list unless you choose to opt-in again later.

Information sharing:  UMass Press will not share, without your consent, personally identifiable information, except for certain explicit circumstances in which disclosure is required by law. Your information will never be distributed or sold to third parties. 

Consent:  By use of the, you are consenting to the collection, use, and transfer of your personal information as outlined in this Privacy Policy. If you are located outside the United States, your use and entry of personal information constitutes your consent to the transfer of your personal data into the U.S.  

Cookies and other tracking devices:  UMass Press may use cookies, IP addresses, and other passive tracking devices to collect aggregate statistics about our website. Personally identifiable information will not be stored. We use this aggregate information to monitor the performance of this site so we can improve its use and add features and programs to make it more effective. You may choose to disable cookies when visiting Please note that if you do so, you may not be able to complete certain activities or access certain information on our website.

Links:  Our site contain links to other websites. Please note that these outside sites may have privacy policies that differ from UMass Press’s; we urge you to review their policies, as well.  

Embedded content from other websites: Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Revisions to this Privacy Policy:  This Privacy Policy has been created and approved by UMass Press. We reserve the right to revise this Privacy Policy at any time.  

UMass Press Privacy Policy, 7/23/2020