Transatlantic Academy Privacy Policy, Terms of Use, and Copyrights


The Transatlantic Academy values our visitors' private information and understands the need for security and trust surrounding such information.
 
Privacy Policy
 
The following policy outlines the ways in which we collect, store, and use personally identifiable information in providing our products and services. Except for very limited exceptions further described in the remainder of this Privacy Policy, we do not share any personally identifiable information with third parties.
 
Information Collection & Use
 
Registration 
 
In order to use certain parts of The Transatlantic Academy website, you may need to first complete a registration form to create a user name and/or password.
 
Surveys
 
Occasionally, we may provide you the opportunity to participaing registration you may be required to give contact information. We may use this information to contact you about the services on our site in which you have expressed interest.
Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary. We use survey results to further improve this site and its content as well as to enhance our communications with you.
We may use third-party service providers to conduct surveys. Those companies will be prohibited from using our users' personally identifiable information for any other purpose than what has been identified above. We will not share the personally identifiable information you provide through a survey with thirdparties unless we give you prior notice and a choice to opt out.
 
Communications from the Site
 
Newsletters and Products
 
If you wish to subscribe to our electronic newsletter(s) or receive other materials, we will use your e-mail address to send the requested materials. We always provide a way to unsubscribe or opt out. Please see the "Choice/Opt-out" section, below.
 
Customer Service and Profile
 
Based upon the personally identifiable information you provide us (i.e., your "profile"), we will send you a welcome e-mail to verify your enrollment when you subscribe to an electronic newsletter.
In addition, we may store information that we collect through cookies, log files, transparent gifs, and other technologies to create a "profile" of your preferences.
 
Choice/Opt-out
 
We provide you the opportunity to opt out of having your personally identifiable information used for any of these purposes. If you no longer wish to receive electronic newsletters and/or promotional communications, you may opt out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication.
 
Information Sharing and Disclosure
 
Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)
 
At times, we share aggregated demographic information about our user base with our partners. This information does not identify individual users. We do not link aggregate user data with personally identifiable information in these cases.
 
Personally identifiable information
 
We do not share personally identifiable information (your "profile") with third parties, except insofar as that information is required to fulfill a service, such as product fulfillment, that you have requested.
 
Agents
 
We use an outside shipping company to fulfill Transatlantic Academy Bookstore orders, and a credit card processing company to bill you for goods and services you purchase from us. These companies do not retain, share, store, or use personally identifiable information for any other purposes.
 
Service Providers
 
We use third parties to provide fulfillment and processing functions on our site. When you register for products and/or services, we may share information as necessary for the third party to provide those services.
 
These third parties are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for any other purpose.
 
Legal Disclaimer
 
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on the Transatlantic Academy. We further reserve the right to disclose or use your personally identifiable information for the purposes of collecting on debts owed in connection with the purchase of goods or services on this website.
 
Website Tools
 
Log Files
 
Website visits generate certain information that is automatically stored in log files, including Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.
We use this information, which in itself does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users' movements around the site, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.
 
Cookies
 
We may use both session ID cookies and/or persistent cookies. Both kinds are stored on the site visitor's hard drive.
 
We set a persistent cookie that stores your passwords on your hard drive. Persistent cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site.
 
If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some areas of our site may be limited.
 
Links to Other Sites
 
This Website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by The Transatlantic Academy. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other sites.
 
Access to and Removal of Personally Identifiable Information
 
You may correct, update, delete or deactivate your personally identifiable information by e-mailing us at info@TransatlanticAcademy.org, or by contacting us by telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed below.
 
Security
 
The security of your sensitive personal information is important to us. We encrypt that information using Secure Sockets Layer technology (SSL) and digital certificates.
 
Changes in this Privacy Statement
 
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by e-mail, or by means of a notice on our home page.
 
Contact Us
 
If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at:
 
The Transatlantic Academy 
1744 R St, NW
Washington, DC 20009
 
Terms and Conditions

The Transatlantic Academy Website
 
Welcome to The Transatlantic Academy website. The Transatlantic Academy provides services to you subject to the following conditions. If you visit or shop at this site, you accept these conditions. Please read them carefully. In addition, when you use any current or future Transatlantic Academy service or visit or purchase from any business affiliated with The Transatlantic Academy, whether or not included in this website, you also will be subject to the guidelines and conditions applicable to such service or business.
  
Privacy
 
Please review our above which also governs your visit to The Transatlantic Academy website, to understand our practices.
 
Electronic Communications
 
When you visit this site and send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically and thus consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on this site. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
 
Copyright
 
All content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of The Transatlantic Academy or its content suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of The Transatlantic Academy unless otherwise noted and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.
 
All software used on this site is the property of The Transatlantic Academy or its software suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws.
 
Trademarks
 
THE TRANSATLANTIC ACADEMY, and other marks indicated on our site are  trademarks of The Transatlantic Academy or its subsidiaries, in the United States and other countries. The Transatlantic Academy's trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not TheTransatlantic Academy's, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits The Transatlantic Academy. All other trademarks not owned by The Transatlantic Academy or its subsidiaries that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by The Transatlantic Academy or its subsidiaries.
 
License and Site Access
 
The Transatlantic Academy grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of this site and not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of The Transatlantic Academy. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this site or its contents; any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of this site or its contents; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of a third-party; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools.

This site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of The Transatlantic Academy. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of The Transatlantic Academy and our affiliates without express written consent. You may not use any meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing The Transatlantic Academy's name or trademarks without the express written consent of The Transatlantic Academy. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by The Transatlantic Academy. You are granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create hyperlinks to the home page or other pages of The Transatlantic Academy so long as any links do not portray The Transatlantic Academy, its affiliates, or their products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive manner. You may not use any of The Transatlantic Academy's logos or other proprietary graphics or trademarks as part of the link without express written permission.
 
Links to Third Party Sites
 
Some links posted on this site will let you leave The Transatlantic Academy's site. These linked sites are not under the control of The Transatlantic Academy and The Transatlantic Academy is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. The Transatlantic Academy is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any linked site.
 
The Transatlantic Academy is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by The Transatlantic Academy of the site.
 
Your Account
 
If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. If you are under 18, we assume that you are using The Transatlantic Academy website with the permission of a parent or authorized guardian. The Transatlantic Academy and its affiliates reserve the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in their sole discretion.
 
Reviews, Comments, Communications, and Other Content
 
Visitors may submit reviews, suggestions, ideas, comments, questions, or other information concerning website content, so long as the submission is not illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable and does not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of "spam." You may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of the content. The Transatlantic Academy reserves the right (but not the obligation) to remove or edit such content, but does not regularly review posted content. 
If you do post content or submit material, and unless we indicate otherwise, you grant The Transatlantic Academy and its affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. You grant The Transatlantic Academy and its affiliates and sublicensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content, if they choose. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify The Transatlantic Academy or its affiliates for all claims resulting from content you supply. The Transatlantic Academy has the right but not the obligation to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content. The Transatlantic Academy takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party.
 
Unsolicited E-mail Policy
 
The presence of e-mail addresses on this site is not an invitation for unsolicited commercial e-mail. The use of spiders, robots, and other technologies to collect e-mail addresses from this site is prohibited. Senders of e-mail are expected to abide by all applicable state and federal laws.
 
Unsolicited Idea Submission Policy
 
Neither The Transatlantic Academy nor any of its employees accepts or considers unsolicited ideas, including ideas for new advertising campaigns, new promotions, new products or technologies, processes, materials, marketing plans, or new product names. Please do not send any original creative artwork, samples, demos, or other works. The sole purpose of this policy is to avoid potential misunderstandings or disputes when The Transatlantic Academy's products or marketing strategies might seem similar to ideas submitted to The Transatlantic Academy. So, please do not send your unsolicited ideas to The Transatlantic Academy or anyone at The Transatlantic Academy. If, despite our request that you not send us your ideas and materials, you still send them, please understand that The Transatlantic Academy makes no assurances that your ideas and materials will be treated as confidential or proprietary.
 
Copyright Complaints
 
The Transatlantic Academy and its affiliates respect the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please follow our Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.
 
Risk of Loss
 
All items purchased from The Transatlantic Academy are made pursuant to a shipment contract. This means that the risk of loss and title for such items pass to you upon our delivery to the carrier.
 
Product Descriptions
 
The Transatlantic Academy and its affiliates attempt to be as accurate as possible. However, The Transatlantic Academy does not warrant that product descriptions or other content of this site is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free. If a product offered by The Transatlantic Academy itself is not as described, your sole remedy is to return it in unused condition.
 
Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability
 
This site is provided by The Transatlantic Academy on an as is; and as available; basis. The Transatlantic Academy makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of this site or the information, content, materials, or products included on this site. You expressly agree that your use of this site is at your sole risk.
 
To the full extent permissible by applicable law, The Transatlantic Academy disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The Transatlantic Academy does not warrant that this site, its servers, or e-mail sent from The Transatlantic Academy are free of viruses or other harmful components. The Transatlantic Academy will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this site, including, but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages. 
Certain state laws do not allow limitations on implied warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain damages. If these laws apply to you, some or all of the above disclaimers, exclusions, or limitations may not apply to you, and you might have additional rights.
 
Applicable Law
 
By visiting The Transatlantic Academy, you agree that the laws of the District of Columbia, U.S.A., without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Conditions of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and The Transatlantic Academy or its affiliates.
 
Disputes
 
Any dispute relating in any way to your visit to The Transatlantic Academy or to products you purchase through The Transatlantic Academy shall be submitted to confidential arbitration of our choosing except that, to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate The Transatlantic Academy's intellectual property rights, The Transatlantic Academy may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any state or federal court in the District of Columbia, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts. Arbitration under this agreement shall be conducted under the rules then prevailing of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitrator's award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration under this Agreement shall be joined to an arbitration involving any other party subject to this Agreement, whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise.
 
Site Policies, Modification, and Severability
 
Please review our other policies, such as our Privacy Policy, posted on this site. These policies also govern your visit to The Transatlantic Academy's web  site. We reserve the right to make changes to our site, policies, and these Terms of Use at any time. If any of these conditions shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition.
 
Our Address:
The Transatlantic Academy 
1744 R St., NW 
Washington, DC 20009
 
NOTICE AND PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
 
If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide The Transatlantic Academy's copyright agent the written information specified below. Please note that this procedure is exclusively for notifying The Transatlantic Academy and its affiliates that your copyrighted material has been infringed.
 
- An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
- A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed upon;
- A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site if applicable;
- Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
- 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;
- 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.
 
The Transatlantic Academy's Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on its site can be reached as follows:
 
Copyright Agent 
 
The Transatlantic Academy 
1744 R St., NW 
Washington, DC 20009

Last Updated: October 1, 2008