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Table of Contents:

Our Commitment to Privacy
Midnight Ink is an imprint of Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd. Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.

The Information We Collect:
This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on any Llewellyn World website. On some pages, you can order products, make requests, and register to receive materials. The types of personal information collected at these pages are as follows:

Online Orders;
Email address
Phone number
Additional Information for our Online Business Customers;
Business Name
Business Type
Job Title
Federal Tax ID Number
State Tax ID Number
Business Website URL
Email Address
First Name (optional)
Last Name (optional)

On some pages, you can submit information about other people. For example, if you order an astrology report or a gift online and want it sent directly to the recipient, you will need to submit the recipient's address. In this circumstance, the types of personal information collected are:

Gifts sent directly to a third party;

Information Provided When You Apply for a Job with Us:
When you apply for a job with us, we may collect your name, address, phone number, email address, education level, salary requirements, previous work experience, references and other personal information about your background and experience. We may also require electronic samples of your work.

The Way We Use Information:
We use the information you provide about yourself when placing an order only to complete that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order.

We use the information you provide about someone else when placing an order only to ship the product and to confirm delivery. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order.

We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and to be used by our sales and marketing departments. For example, we may tell an advertiser that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our website, but we would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals.

Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

About the Emails We Send:
We use a third-party email service, iContact, to send our email newsletters. While you will receive transactional emails from us regarding the status of orders you place, no marketing email will ever be sent to you without your express and deliberate opt-in to our email lists. Any information you provide us, such as your email address, to contact you through iContact will be used only for that purpose. iContact also complies with any and all regulations designed to protect user data. View their privacy policy at

If ever you decide to opt-out of receiving marketing materials from us, there are links included in every email that is sent to enable you to remove yourself from our list(s). You can also manage your email contact preferences by emailing and indicate the email lists from which you would like to be removed.

Credit Card Payments:
To pay for your order, you have the option to use a credit card. We use a third-party credit card collection and processing service. At no time is your credit card information stored on our servers. We cannot see your credit card number at all other than the last 4 digits as reported by this service for verification purposes.

Passively Collected Information:
When you access our Sites, we automatically collect your computer or device's internet protocol (IP) address and other technical information about your computer or device and website usage, such as your browser type and version, time zone setting, and operating system and platform. This information is only used to prevent malicious use of our websites and is regularly removed from our systems.

Our Commitment to Data Security:
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Our Commitment to Children's Privacy:
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.

How You Can Access or Correct Your Information:
You can access your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain by sending your request to;

Customer Service
Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
2143 Wooddale Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125

Please include your full name, current address, and a daytime phone number. We use this procedure to better safeguard your information.

You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by logging into your account on our website and updating the information or by sending us a request that credibly shows error.

To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

GDPR Right to Erasure (Right To Be Forgotten):
Article 17 of the European GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) states that you have the right to contact us and request that we remove your personally identifying information from our systems. If you would like us to forget who you are, please send your request to:

Customer Service - GDPR
Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
2143 Wooddale Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125

Please note that, if you are an author who is currently receiving royalties, we cannot forget who you are until your rights have been returned and your contract is complete as we must retain your address in order to send you your payments.

How to Contact Us:
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please visit the Contact Us page of our website.

Effective 5/25/2018

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