Terms and Conditions of Use

By using the Web pages hosted by Houghton Mifflin Company and/or its various divisions and subsidiaries (collectively referred to as “HMCo”), you agree to the following terms and conditions:

Privacy Information

Houghton Mifflin Company recognizes the importance of protecting the information that we collect from customers during the process of registering for a service, product, newsletter,or membership area of a Houghton Mifflin Company site. It is our policy to use the information we acquire through the registration process or through user postings at our sites for internal business uses only, and we maintain appropriate security measures to keep this information private. Gathering this information helps us develop Web sites and products to match your interests.

You should be aware that personal information--such as your name or e-mail address--that you voluntarily disclose on bulletin boards or in chat areas that are accessible to other users could be collected and disclosed by others. Houghton Mifflin Company cannot take any responsibility for such collection or disclosure.

Occasionally, Houghton Mifflin uses “cookies” to store pertinent user information during a session. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored in a designated file on your computer. Houghton Mifflin only uses cookies for the purpose of holding information during online sessions (for example, to hold answers to online quizzes for short-term storage, or to create a temporary ID for use in a multiple-session assessment).

If you have any questions about the Houghton Mifflin privacy statement, contact Chris Hogg, Director, Internet and Web Development, at (617) 351-3739.

Children's On-line Privacy Information

The following paragraphs summarize Houghton Mifflin's policy regarding the collection and use of personal information about children.

Types of personal information collected: Under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, “personal information” is defined as individually identifiable information such as a first and last name, a home or other physical address including street name and city or town, an e-mail address, a telephone number, a Social Security number, or persistent identifiers such as customer or processor serial numbers held in a cookie, where the identifier is associated with individually identifiable information. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored in a designated file on a user's computer. Houghton Mifflin usually does not collect personal information, as defined under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. We collect and use only as much information about children as necessary for the activity, and do not condition participation in any on-line activity on the disclosure of more personal information than is reasonably necessary. Occasionally, we use cookies to store pertinent user information during a session.

Use of personal information: We use the information we collect from children only for internal business purposes, and/or to give credit to children for work they have created. We contact children by e-mail only in response to their requests for information or assistance. Houghton Mifflin uses cookies solely for the purpose of holding information during on-line sessions (for example, to hold answers to on-line quizzes for short-term storage, or to create an ID for use in a multiple-session assessment). If, however, a child voluntarily discloses personal information--such as a name or e-mail address--on bulletin boards or in chat areas that are accessible to other users, then such information could be collected and disclosed by others. Houghton Mifflin cannot take any responsibility for such collection or disclosure.

Involvement of parents: In accordance with the provisions of the Children's Online Privacy Act, we will notify parents when collecting personal information from children, and will seek parental consent before collecting, using and/or disclosing certain personal information from children. A parent may review and have deleted their child's personal information, and may refuse to permit further collection or use of their child's information by contacting the Houghton Mifflin representatives listed below. Parents may consent to our collection and use of their child's personal information without consenting to the disclosure of that information to others.

How to get in touch with Houghton Mifflin: The following list has the names, addresses, and phone numbers of the individuals operating Web sites for the various divisions and subsidiaries of Houghton Mifflin Company. If you would like to ask who to talk to for a particular question, please contact Chris Hogg, Internet and Web Development.

Division: Corporate IT
Name: Chris Hogg
Title: Director, Internet and Web Development
Address: 222 Berkeley Street, 5th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02116-3764
Telephone Number: (617)-351-3699
Email Address: Chris_Hogg@hmco.com

Division: School
Name: Richard Lena
Title: Executive Producer for Internet Development
Address: 222 Berkeley Street, 3rd Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02116-3764
Telephone Number: (617)-351-3640
Email Address: Richard_Lena@hmco.com

Division: McDougal Littell
Name: Susan Shorey
Title: Vice President, Director of Production and Publishing Technology
Address: 1560 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60201
Telephone Number: (847)-869-2300, ext. 3161
Email Address: Susan_Shorey@hmco.com

Division: McDougal Littell
Name: Sue Cowden
Title: Vice President, Director of Marketing and Technology
Address: 1560 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60201
Telephone Number: (847)-869-2300 , ext. 3817
Email Address: Susan_Cowden@hmco.com

Division: Great Source Education Group
Name: Lauren McDonough
Title: Director of Web Initiatives
Address: 181 Ballardvale Street
Wilmington, MA 01887
Telephone Number: 978-661-1489
E-mail Address: lauren_mcdonough@hmco.com

Division: Trade
Name: Trade Webmaster
Title: Webmaster
Address: 222 Berkeley Street, 9th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02116-3764
Telephone Number: (617)-351-5904
Email Address: trade_webmaster@hmco.com

If you do not agree with these Terms and Conditions of Use, do not use the Web pages hosted by HMCo.

Great Source Education Group, Inc., McDougal Littell Inc., and The Riverside Publishing Company are wholly owned subsidiaries of Houghton Mifflin Company.


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