Privacy Policy

The Essay Network Inc., ("Essay Network") recognizes that its customers and visitors (collectively or individually "Users") who use,  or other web sites owned or operated by Essay Network ("Essay Network Services") value their privacy.  This Privacy Policy details important information regarding the use and disclosure of User information collected on Essay Network Services. Essay Network provides this Privacy Policy to help you make an informed decision about whether to use or continue using Essay Network Services. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and is subject to the Essay Network Services Terms of Use.

Essay Network Collects The Following Information:

  1. User Provided Information: You provide certain personally identifiable information (such as your name and email address) to Essay Network when choosing to participate in Essay Network Services such as taking advantage of promotions (e.g. downloading our free eBook), subscribing to newsletters or purchasing our services.
  2. Cookies Information: When you visit Essay Network Services, we may send one or more cookies - a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters - to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. Essay Network may use both session cookies and persistent cookies (persistent cookie remains after you close your browser.) Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the Essay Network Services may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.
  3. Log File Information: When you use Essay Network Services, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
  4. Clear GIFs Information: When you use Essay Network Services, we may employ "clear GIFs" (a.k.a. Web Beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns of our Users anonymously (i.e., in a non-personally-identifiable manner). In addition, we may also use clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients.
  5. If you submit personally identifiable information to us through Essay Network Services, then we may use your personal information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of Essay Network Services.
  6. We will not use your email address or other personally identifiable information to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out.  We may, however, use your email address without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major Essay Network Services changes or for customer service purposes).
  7. We use both your personally identifiable information and certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of Essay Network Services and to create new features,  functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing User preferences and trends.
  8. We provide personally identifiable information and non-personally-identifiable information to our affiliated companies or other businesses or persons for the purpose of processing such information on our behalf. We require that these parties agree to process such information in compliance with our Privacy Policy, and we use reasonable efforts to limit their use of such information and to use other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.
  9. We do not share your personally identifiable information (such as name or email address) with other, third-party companies for their commercial or marketing use without your consent
  10. We do share non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third-parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services,  and/or functionality on Essay Network Services.
  11. We may release personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with applicable laws  or respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant.
  12. Essay Network also reserves the right to disclose personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information that Essay Network believes, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to enforce our Terms of Use, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, to protect the security or integrity of our web site, and to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Essay Network, our Users or others.

Essay Network Uses Information in the Following Way:

Essay Network Only Discloses Information When:

User Options:

You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through Essay Network Services, in which case Essay Network may not be able to provide certain services to you. You may update or correct your personal information and email preferences at any time by emailing us at _____________________. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times.

Please contact Essay Network with any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, your personal information, your consent, or your opt-in or opt-out choices by emailing us at ___________________.

Essay Network’s Commitment to Security of Data:

Essay Network uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Essay Network and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, Essay Network makes commercially reasonable efforts to secure our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.

If Essay Network learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. Essay Network may post a notice on Essay Network Services if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive a free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should notify us by emailing ___________________.  

Essay Network’s Commitment to Privacy of Children:

Protecting the privacy of young children is very important to us. For that reason, Essay Network does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information or non-personally-identifiable information on Essay Network Services from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of our website is directed to persons under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then you are not authorized to use or access Essay Network Services at any time or in any manner.  If Essay Network learns that personally identifiable information of persons less than 13 years of age has been collected on the Essay Network Sites without verified parental consent, then Essay Network will take the appropriate steps to delete this information and we will restrict this individual from future access to the Essay Network Services.

International Users:

If you are a User accessing Essay Network Services from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from Canadian laws, please be advised that through your continued use of Essay Network Services, which are governed by Canadian law, this Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use, you are transferring your personal information to Canada and you consent to that transfer.

In the Event of Sale, Merger, Acquisition, or Bankruptcy:

In the event that Essay Network is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we have collected from our Users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors' rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.

Alterations and Updates to this Privacy Policy:

This Privacy Policy may be revised periodically and this will be reflected by the "effective date" below. Please revisit this page to stay aware of any changes. In general, we only use your personal information in the manner described in the Privacy Policy in effect when we received the personal information you provided. Your continued use of Essay Network Services constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any future revisions.

For revisions to this Privacy Policy that may be materially less restrictive on our use or disclosure of the personal information you have already provided to us, we will attempt to obtain your consent before implementing such revisions with respect to such information.

Date Last Modified:
This Privacy Policy was last modified June 25, 2012.

Contact Information:
Please contact Essay Network with any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy by emailing us at _________________.