ATLAS Publishing
www.theatlas.org

1. Introduction

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their 'Personally Identifiable Information' (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. ATLAS Privacy Policy is part of the Terms of Use that govern your use of ATLAS Site so, please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website. We will notify you of a material change to the Terms in a manner appropriate with the nature of the change. Your continued use of ATLAS Site after we have posted amended Terms constitutes your consent to the amended Terms. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2. Collection of Information

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, articles or books from the authors or other details to help you with your experience.

  1. When do we collect information? -- We collect information from you when you register on our site, fill out a form or enter information on our site and when authors submit their articles or books for publication
  2. How do we use your information? -- We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways -- to administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
  3. How do we protect your information? -- We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards. We only provide articles and information. We never ask for credit card numbers.We do not use Malware Scanning.

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information. All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.

3. Do we use 'cookies'?

We do not use cookies for tracking purposes. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser's Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, some features will be disabled. That make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly.  

4. Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information. 

5. Third-party links

 We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.

6. Google

Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en  

7. California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law's reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. - See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf 

8. According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:

Users can visit our site anonymously. Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website. Our Privacy Policy link includes the word 'Privacy' and can be easily be found on the page specified above. You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes:

  1. Via Email

Can change your personal information:

  1. By emailing us
  2. By logging in to your account

9.How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?

We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place. 

10. Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?

It's also important to note that we do not allow third-party behavioral tracking  

11. COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States' consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online. We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

12. Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information. 

13. In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

 We will notify you via email within 7 business days. We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

14. CAN SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations. 

15. We collect your email address in order to:

  1. Send information,
  2. Respond to inquiries, and/or
  3. Other requests or questions

16. To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:

  1. Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
  2. Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
  3. Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
  4. Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
  5. Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
  6. Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

17. Unsubscribe from receiving future emails

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

18. Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below. 

www.theatlas.org
8305 CR 6965
Lubbock, Texas 79407, USA
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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