Privacy Policy

Last updated: 18 June 2018

W.W. Norton & Company Ltd., its imprints and affiliates (collectively, "Norton", "we", "us" or "our") recognises the importance of protecting the personal information collected from users in the operation of its services and taking reasonable steps to maintain the security, integrity and privacy of any information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. By submitting your information to Norton you consent to the practices described in this policy. If you are less than 13 years of age, then you must first seek the consent of your parent or guardian prior to submitting any personal information.

This Privacy Policy describes how Norton collects and uses the personal information you provide to Norton. It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access and update this information.

How We Collect Information

Information You Provide

Information We Receive from Other Sources

Use of Your Information

Disclosure and Sharing of Your Information

Cross Border Transfers



Your Rights


Changes to this Privacy Policy


Terms of Service

How We Collect Information

Norton may collect personal information from you in the following ways: (1) directly from your verbal or written input (such as by consenting to receiving marketing emails); (2) automatically through Norton's website technologies including tracking online, such as by Web cookies (small text files created by websites that are stored on your computer), by smart devices, by combining data sets, by collecting data from a browser or device for use on a different computer or device or by using algorithms to analyse a variety of data such as records of purchases, online behavioural data or location data; or (3) by closed-circuit television (if visiting our premises).

Information You Provide

The types of personal information that Norton collects directly from you may include:

Contact details, such as your name, email address, postal address and telephone number

Internet Protocol ("IP") addresses used to connect your computer to the Internet

Educational and professional interests

Tracking codes such as cookies

Usernames and passwords

Payment information, such as a credit or debit card number

Comments, feedback, posts and other content you provide to Norton

Communication preferences

Purchase and search history

Location-aware services, the physical location of your device in order to provide you with more relevant content for your location

Information about your personal preferences, hobbies and interests

Communications with other users of Norton's services

In order to access certain content and to make use of additional functionality and features of Norton's websites and services, we may ask you to register for an account by completing and submitting a registration form, which may request additional information.

If you choose to register and sign in by using a third-party account (such as your Facebook account), the authentication of your login is handled by the third party and any personal information collected during that third-party login is not covered by this policy. Norton will collect your name, email address and any other information about your third-party account that you agree to share with us at the time you give permission for your Norton account to be linked to your third-party account.

Information We Receive from Other Sources

Norton may receive information about you if you use any of the websites we operate or the other services we provide. We also work closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners and sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers, academic institutions, search information providers and credit reference agencies) from whom Norton may receive information about you.

Use of Your Information

Norton will not sell or licence personally identifying information to third parties except as required by law. Although we may provide your personally identifying information to our business partners as described below, we will not sell or rent your personally identifying information as part of a customer list or similar transaction unless you have given us your express permission to do so.Norton may use your personal information in the performance of any contract we enter into with you, to comply with legal obligations or where Norton has a legitimate business interest in using your information to enhance the services and products we provide.

Legitimate business purposes include but are not limited to one or all of the following: providing direct marketing and assessing the effectiveness of promotions and advertising; modifying, improving or personalising our services, products and communications; detecting fraud; investigating suspicious activity (e.g. violations of our Terms of Service) otherwise keeping our site safe and secure; and conducting data analytics.

In addition, we may use your information in the following ways (after obtaining your consent, if required):

To provide you with information about products and services that you request from us

To send you catalogues from Norton

To provide you with information about other products, events and services we offer that are either (i) similar to those you have already purchased or inquired about, or (ii) entirely new products, events and services

For internal business and research purposes to help enhance, evaluate, develop and create Norton websites (including usage statistics, such as "page views" on Norton's websites and the products therein), products and services

To notify you about changes or updates to our websites, products, or services

To administer our services and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, statistical and survey purposes

To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service

For any other purpose that we may notify you of from time to time

Personal information will not be kept longer than is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected. This means that, unless information must be retained for legal or archival purposes, personal information will be securely destroyed, put beyond use or erased from Norton's systems when it is no longer required or, where applicable, following a request from you to destroy or erase your personal information.

Disclosure and Sharing of Your Information

Norton will not disclose to or share your personal information with any unaffiliated third party except as follows:

Where necessary in connection with services provided by third parties (i) who provide us with a wide range of office, administrative, information technology, production, payment, or business management services and (ii) who are required to comply with this policy

Where your consent has been provided, with a third party such as an academic institution, school, employer, business or other entity which has provided you with access to a product or service through an integration or access code, information may be shared regarding your engagement with the service or product, results of assessments taken and other information you input into the product or service

Where Norton is required to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities and government agencies, including to meet law enforcement requirements; to comply with a subpoena or other legal process; when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, to enforce our Terms of Service or to protect the rights, property or safety of our services, users or others, and to investigate fraud

Where all or substantially all of the business or assets of Norton relating to our services are sold, assigned or transferred to another entity

Cross Border Transfers

Norton may transfer your personal information outside of your country of residence for the following reasons:

In order to process your transactions, we may store your personal information on our servers and those servers may reside outside the country where you live. Norton has office locations in the United States and the United Kingdom. Such processing may include, among other things, the fulfilment of your order, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services

Our orders are fulfilled by a third party: John Wiley & Sons. Please see their Privacy Policy

In order to satisfy global reporting requirements, Norton may be required to provide your personal information to Norton affiliates in other countries.

By submitting your personal information, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing of your information. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your personal information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and all applicable data protection laws.


We will use appropriate physical, technical and administrative safeguards to protect your data. Access to your personal data will be restricted to only those who need to know that information, required to perform their job function. In addition, we train our employees about the importance of maintaining the confidentiality and security of your information.


As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically. This information may include IP addresses, browser type, Internet service provider ("ISP"), referring/exit pages, the files viewed on our site (e.g., HTML pages, graphics etc.) operating system, date/time stamp and/or clickstream data to analyse trends in the aggregate and administer the site.

Norton and its partners use cookies or similar technologies to analyse trends, administer the website, track users' movements around the website and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. You can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level but if you choose to disable cookies, it may limit your use of certain features or functions on our website or services.

We do not use cookies for marketing purposes.

For more information on cookies, please click here.

Your Rights

You have the right to make a written request to be informed whether or not we hold or process any of your personal information (by emailing In your written request, you may:

Request that we provide you with details of your personal information that we process, the purpose for which it is processed, the recipients of such information, the existence of any automated decision making involving your personal information and what transfer safeguards we have in place

Request that we rectify any errors in your personal information

Request that we delete your personal information if our continued processing of such information is not justified

Request that we transfer your personal information to a third party

Object to direct marketing from us

Object to processing for purposes of scientific, historical research and statistics

Where applicable under your local laws, we will not use your personal information for marketing purposes, nor disclose your information to any third parties, unless we have your prior consent, which we will seek before collecting your personal information. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the consent forms we use when collecting your personal information. If at any point you wish to review or change your preferences you can contact us at Note that you may still receive transactional communications from Norton.


Norton's websites or services may include links to third-party websites. In using such links, please be aware that each third-party website is subject to its own privacy and data protection policies and is not covered by our Privacy Policy. In addition, we allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our websites. These companies may be placing and reading cookies in the cookie file of the browser on your computer's hard disk or using web beacons or other technologies to collect information in the course of ads being served on this website. These companies may use information other than personal information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to these and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Please note that Norton's Privacy Policy is reviewed periodically. Norton reserves the right to modify its Privacy Policy at any time without notice. Any changes to the Privacy Policy will be posted on this page and will become effective on the date of posting. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.


Any comments, complaints or questions concerning this policy or complaints or objections about our use of your personal information should be addressed by directing your comments to Norton's Data Protection Officers, whose contact information is found here.