Privacy Statement

For purposes of this statement, unless stated otherwise:

  • the terms “site” and “website” refer to
  • the terms “we,” “us,” and “our,” refer to the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. (BISG)
  • the term “you” refers to you as a user of our site or service

This Privacy Statement sets forth the online data collection and usage policies and practices that apply to and does not apply to information we collect in any other fashion.

1. Collection of Information by

By using, we may request that you provide personal information, including but not limited to, your name, mailing address, email address, telephone number and other generalized background information. Moreover, there is information about your computer hardware and software that is or may be collected by us. This information can include, without limitation, your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses, but is not linked to your personal information. We also obtain information from your use of our services including how you use them. Regarding IP Address and Clickstream Data, we automatically collect data about your server's Internet address when you visit us. When you request pages from our website, BISG may log your IP Address and sometimes your domain name. Your IP Address is used to help identify you and to gather demographic information about our customers as a whole, but does not include personally identifiable information. BISG may also record the referring page that linked you to us (e.g., another website or a search engine); the portions of you visited; any search terms you have entered on, or a referral site; and other web usage activity and data logged by BISG web servers.

2. Our Use of Your Information

We use the information we gather on, whether personal, demographic, collective or technical, for the purpose of operating and improving, fostering a positive user experience, and delivering the products and services that we offer. We may use your contact information in order to send you email or other communications, including but not limited to, updates at The nature and frequency of these messages will vary depending upon the information we have about you. We additionally may employ Internet tracking and analytic tools such as Google Analytics to better understand and deliver a user experience. We also use the information that we gather for internal system administration, to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our website. Such information may also be used to gather demographic information, such as country of origin and internet service provider. We may link this information with your personal nformation.

3. Disclosure of Personal Information to Others

We do not disclose your personal information to third parties, or your combined personal and demographic information or information about your use of, except as follows: We disclose information to companies and individuals we engage to perform functions on our behalf, including hosting our web servers, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, and providing customer service. These companies and individuals may have access to your personal information as necessary to perform their functions, but they may not share that information with any other third party. We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to (1) meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request; (2) enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations (3) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues (4) Protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of, our users or the public as required or permitted by law.

4. Use of Cookies and Local Storage may contain electronic images known as web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) that allow us to count users who have visited those pages. Web beacons are not used to access your personally identifiable information; they are a technique we use to compile aggregated statistics about our website usage. Web beacons collect only a limited set of information including a cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the Web beacon resides. You may not decline web beacons, however, they can be rendered ineffective by declining all cookies or modifying your browser setting to notify you each time a cookie is tendered and permit you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis

5. Access to, Opt-Out and/or Modification of Your Information may provide account holders limited access to or the ability to modify your personal information. Whenever you use our services, we aim to provide you with access to your personal information. If that information is wrong, we strive to give you ways to update it quickly or to delete it – unless we have to keep that information for legitimate business or legal purposes. When updating your personal information, we may ask you to verify your identity before we can act on your request.

If you are receiving newsletters, commercial emails or other communications from, but subsequently change your mind, you may opt-out by selecting an appropriate link in those email communications as indicated for the opt out or by sending an email to We retain indefinitely all the information we gather about you in an effort to make your repeat use of the more efficient, practical, and relevant. To the extent that we utilize the Google Analytics tools available, you have options with respect to some of those tracking tools or features available at

6. Security of the Personal Information

We have implemented commercially reasonable technical and organizational measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes. We restrict access to personal information to employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to process it for us, and who are subject to strict contractual confidentiality obligations and may be disciplined or terminated if they fail to meet these obligations.

7. Children

We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18.

8. Changes to Privacy Statement

If we decide to materially change our Privacy Policy for, we will post those changes through a prominent notice on the website so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and to whom we will disclose it. If at any time, you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or believe that we have not adhered to this Privacy Policy, please feel free to email us at

9. Contact Information operates under the control of the Book Industry Study Group, Inc., a New York Company with its principal place of business at 232 Madison Ave., Suite 1200, New York, NY 10016.

Terms of Use

For purposes of these Terms of Use (“Terms”), unless stated otherwise:

  • the terms “site” and “website” refer to
  • the terms “we,” “us,” and “our,” refer to the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. (BISG)
  •  the term “you” refers to you as a user of our site or service

This page states the Terms of Use ("Terms") under which you may use, an on-line association management services portal and guide. Please read these Terms carefully. If you do not accept the Terms stated here, do not use and its services. By using, you agree to be bound by these Terms, including the Privacy Statement.

1. Use of BISG Content

BISG authorizes you to view and access a single copy of the content available on or from, solely for your personal use. The contents of, and of all other websites under's control, whether partial or otherwise ( and such other websites, collectively "BISG Sites") such as text, graphics, images, logos, button icons, software and other content (collectively, "BISG Content"), are protected under both United States and foreign copyright, trademark and other laws. All BISG content is the property of Book Industry Study Group, Inc or its content suppliers or clients.

You further agree to in no other way misuse BISG Content that appears on this site, other than those specifically permitted herein or by written agreement with BISG. Unless specifically permitted herein or in writing by BISG, the use of the content on any other website or in a networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited.

2. BISG Ownership Rights.

BISG and its licensors own all right, title and interest, including without limitation all worldwide intellectual property rights in BISG Products and Services, and all such rights to all derivative works or enhancements of, in and to, or relating to, BISG Products and Services. By entering into this Agreement or by using, You will not acquire any intellectual property or similar rights in BISG Products or Services other than a limited right to use the Products or Services for your personal benefit.

3. BISG Site Restrictions

You may not use any BISG Site in order to transmit, post, distribute, store or destroy material, including without limitation, BISG Content, (a) in violation of any applicable law or regulation, (b) in a manner that will infringe the copyright, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property rights of others or violate the privacy, publicity or other personal rights of others, or (c) that is defamatory, obscene, threatening, abusive or hateful.

You agree that you will not use the BISG site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the site or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the site. You may not obtain, use or access, or attempt to obtain, use or access, any materials or information through any means not intentionally made publicly available or provided for through the site.

4. Advertisers

If you participate as an advertiser, you are solely responsible for all advertising content you transmit or submit to or through the Advertiser Program, whether created by or for you, including but not limited to: (i) artwork, written content, images, photos, graphics, music, animation, data, text, information, URLs, hypertext links, scripts and the content and material included in such components; and (ii) websites and content proximately reachable from such advertising content (collectively, "Ads"). Prior to providing any Ads and Participating as an advertiser, you may be required to read and accept additional written terms and conditions governing your submission of ads to (the "Advertiser Agreement"). BISG disclaims all liability relating to your ads and you agree to indemnify BISG for all losses BISG incurs associated with the ads.

By submitting content for advertising to any public area of any BISG Site, you automatically grant to BISG and its affiliates an irrevocable, royalty-free, perpetual, fully paid non-exclusive right (including moral rights) and worldwide license to use, copy, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, communicate to the public, perform, display, and distribute such content (in whole or in part) and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works (in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, for the full term of any rights that may exist in such content) such content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses thereof (through multiple tiers).

BISG does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of Advertiser Content.

5. Copyright Agent

We respect the intellectual property rights of others, and require that the people who use the Site do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please forward the following information to, designated as such pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(2), named below:

Your address, telephone number, and email address;

A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;

A description of where the alleged infringing material is located;

A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;

An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; and

A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.

Attn: Copyright Agent


Attn: Executive Director

232 Madison Ave. Suite 1200

New York, NY 10016

6. BISG Liability acts as a venue for on-line association management services portal and guide. BISG may take any action with respect to content that it deems necessary or appropriate in its sole discretion if it believes that such content could create liability for BISG, damage's brand or public image, or cause to lose (in whole or in part) the services of its ISPs or other suppliers. While BISG reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove content or other material from from time to time, does not assume any obligation to do so and disclaims any liability for failing to take any such action.

The BISG Sites and the BISG Content may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. BISG makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of any BISG Content. The use of all BISG Content is at your own risk. Changes are periodically made to BISG Sites and may be made at any time. BISG cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of or any BISG Site. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from BISG or through or from or any other BISG Site shall create any warranty not expressly stated herein.

7. Disclaimer of warranties

The site, including, without limitation, all services, content, functions and materials, is provided "as is," "as available," without warranty of any kind, whether express or implied by statute, common law or otherwise, for information, data, data processing services, uptime or uninterrupted access, any warranties concerning the availability, accuracy, usefulness, or content of information, any warranties of title, non-infringement, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, and any implied warranty arising from course of dealing or usage of trade, and we hereby disclaim any and all such warranties, express and implied. We do not warrant, represent or covenant that the website or the services, content, functions or materials contained therein will be timely, secure, uninterrupted or error free, or that defects will be corrected. We make no warranty that the website will meet users' requirements. No advice, results or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from us or through the site shall create any warranty not expressly made herein. BISG also assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing in the site or your downloading of any materials, data, text, images, video, audio or software from the site. If you are dissatisfied with the site, your sole remedy is to discontinue using the site.

8. Limitation of liability

In no event shall BISG, its affiliates or any of their directors, officers, employees, agents or content or service providers (collectively, the "protected entities") be liable, whether in an action based on a contract indemnification, obligation, tort (including without limitation negligence), collaterally or arising from any statutory duty, pre-contract or other representations, or otherwise, however arising, for any economic losses (including, without limitation, loss of revenues, profits, contracts, business, goodwill or anticipated savings) or any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, exemplary or punitive damages arising from, or directly or indirectly related to, the use of, or the inability to use, the site or the content, materials and functions related thereto, your provision of information via the website, lost business or lost sales, even if such protected entity has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

9. Local Standards

We do not represent that materials on are appropriate for use in all locations. Persons who choose to access the site do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

10. Links to Content and Other Sites and certain other BISG Sites contain links to third party websites and content. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by BISG of the contents on such third-party websites. BISG is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites and does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third-party websites. If you decide to access linked third-party websites, you do so at your own risk. and certain other BISG Sites contain links to social media sites, including but not limited testimonials. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by BISG of the content on such social media sites. BISG is not responsible for the content, accuracy of such content, or manner in which such content is provided to these third party social media sites. You specifically agree that the use of these social media sites in conjunction with BISG is at your own risk.

11. Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless BISG, its affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, actions or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, alleging or resulting from (i) any content or other material you provide to any BISG Site, or (ii) your breach of the terms of these Terms. BISG shall provide notice to you promptly of any such claim, suit, or proceeding.

12. Miscellaneous

The Terms of Service and the relationship between you and us shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You agree that any cause of action that may arise under the Terms of Service shall be commenced and be heard in the appropriate court in the State of New York, New York County. You agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within New York County in the State of New York. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. Any waiver of any provision of these Terms of Service by BISG must be made in writing and signed by an authorized representative of BISG specifically referencing these Terms of Service and the provision to be waived. Headings used in these Terms of Service are for convenience only and are not to be relied upon. If any provision of the Terms of Service is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms of Service remain in full force and effect. These Terms of Service will inure to the benefit of, and are intended to be enforceable by BISG’s successors, assigns and licensees.

13. Legal Disputes

If any dispute arises between you, another advertiser and/or BISG or any combination thereof, as it relates to and this Agreement, such dispute shall be submitted and settled in accordance with the Rules of the American Arbitration Association, in New York County New York and the decision of a single English-speaking arbitrator shall be final and binding.

These Terms constitute a binding agreement between You and, and is accepted by You upon your use of the website.