Privacy Policy

Updated as of May 3, 2018

​By using this site, you agree to the following Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) adopted by Duo Press, LLC (“duopress”). duopress reviews this Policy periodically and reserves the right to modify, add, or remove portions of this Policy at any time. Please review this Policy from time to time so that you will be aware of any changes. This Policy applies to all websites produced and operated by duopress, including, without limitation, punchlineideas.com (each, a “Website,” and collectively, the “Websites”). While the data that we collect may vary depending on which Website you are visiting, this Policy is intended to cover collection and use of your data across all Websites. If you have a question about the specific data practices for a particular Website, or if you otherwise want to communicate with us about the Policy, please email us at hello@duopressbooks.com or write to us at:

Digital Department
Duo Press LLC

8 Market Place, Suite 300

Baltimore, MD 21202

The Websites are owned and/or operated by duopress or its affiliates. Please refer to our Terms of Use for details on using the Websites.

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What Data We Collect

Non-Personally Identifiable Information

We do not solicit or maintain personal data on any EU residents or companies.

When a visitor requests information from a Website, we automatically collect certain non-personally identifiable information about the request. This information includes the IP address of the computer making the request, the time and date of the request, the type of web browser being used, and, sometimes, the page from which the visitor is coming. The information does not contain the visitor’s name or email address.

duopress analyzes this information to learn about how visitors are using the content of the Websites and to allocate resources effectively and improve content.

​Personally Identifying Information

In certain situations, we may collect personally identifiable information from you. For example, we may collect our users’ first and last names, shipping address, email address, phone number, and payment information. We may also collect and store users’ order history. 

  

Except as specifically stated herein, duopress does not share or sell personally identifiable information to other companies. We may use the information you provide for our own internal purposes; for example, to send email announcements of events to users who registered for similar events and to alert users of offers that we believe may interest them. We may also use this information in order to complete transactions that you request, such as to place and fulfill orders, to allow our users to maintain a personal profile on a Website, and to make ordering from the Website faster and easier. Users’ profiles are completely private. Additionally, duopress may choose, on occasion, to include third-party offers in our communications with you. We maintain appropriate and reasonable safeguards to ensure the integrity, security, and privacy of the information in our possession.

 

If duopress is acquired by another company, that company will take on all responsibility for the personal information we collect and it will assume all rights and obligations with respect to that information. Should this happen, the acquiring company may implement its own policy with respect to your information.

 

When directed by a court of law or other government entity, or if we have a good faith basis to believe such action is necessary to comply with the law, we may be obligated to disclose personal information. In such an event, we will comply with the law and make commercially reasonable efforts to notify you, if legal.

 

You may opt out of receiving any email announcements when you register for one of our offerings. In addition, our email communications with you will provide a link allowing you to unsubscribe from future correspondence. Please note, however, that unsubscribing will not prevent emails relating to specific purchases that you make on a Website. If a particular registration form or email does not have an unsubscribe option, or if you’d like to be removed from our lists for any reason, notify duopress directly by emailing hello@duopressbooks.com. Please include your name, email address, and the offer for which you were registered so that we can effectively remove you from our lists.

 

 

For Parents

There are many activities offered by Duopress that children can participate in and enjoy without having to share personally identifiable information.

For those activities that require personally identifiable information, such as contests and sweepstakes (in compliance with COPPA), duopress will not condition a child’s participation in an activity on that child disclosing more personally identifiable information than is reasonably necessary to administer the activity. For certain online activities, we require verifiable parental consent before collecting or using a child’s personally identifiable information. With these activities, duopress will notify the respective parent of this Policy and obtain verifiable parental consent before collecting personally identifiable information from a child.

 

Under COPPA, parents have the right to review and/or request deletion of their child’s personally identifiable information from duopress’s records, and to refuse permission to the further use and collection of a child’s information by contacting us at hello@duopressbooks.com.

Cookies and Third Party Affiliates

The Websites use cookies to enable certain features. A cookie is a small piece of information that the Websites ask your browser to store on the hard drive of your computer. Your browser later presents the information back to the applicable Website. These cookies store only non-personally identifiable information. You may be able to direct your browser to refuse cookies, but please keep in mind that this may limit your ability to use the full functionality of the Websites. The Websites also use tracking pixels that enable duopress to gather data about visitors to the Website to measure and optimize user experiences.  

duopress may share certain personally identifiable information with certain third-party service providers; for instance, to provide software to administer contests and sweepstakes. duopress may also also use third-party affiliate cookies to gather data about purchases made on the Website in connection with one of our partners. 

duopress may also partner with third-party payment processors to assist in orders placed on some of the Websites. Please note that when you make a purchase on one of these Websites, you are providing personally identifiable information, such as credit card and other payment information, to the third-party payment processor, and, therefore, the collection and use of this information is governed by the applicable third party’s privacy policy.

California Rights

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 allows our California users to request certain information regarding disclosure of personal information to third parties for direct marketing purposes. Please email us at hello@duopressbooks.com for such requests.

Bookstore Sites

 

duopress provides links to online bookstores and other retailers who may collect information from customers and share that information with duopress. duopress may use this information for marketing or research purposes, but will not disclose this information to other third parties except as provided herein. As mentioned above, these third-party bookstores may distribute third-party cookies through the Websites. We may receive affiliate fees for linking you to purchases on other websites. When information is collected through these third-party cookies, and when you leave a Website to make a purchase or otherwise visit one of these third parties, this Policy will not apply to the data they collect.  Please review the privacy policies of the applicable websites to see how your information is collected and treated by third parties. We maintain a list of our third-party bookstore affiliates and links to their privacy policies here:

Amazon.com Privacy Policy
Barnes & Noble Privacy Policy
Indiebound Privacy Policy

We will update this list as commercially practicable.

Links to Other Sites

​The Websites may be linked to other sites that are not operated by duopress or any company affiliated with duopress. duopress is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of these third-party sites. Visitors to those sites should refer to their separate privacy policies and practices.

Contests and Promotions

duopress may run contests and promotions on the Websites that may require the submission of personal information by participants. duopress may use the information collected during a contest in order to administer the contest and for research purposes; for example, to determine how many visitors participated in the contest. Please refer to the rules for individual contests and promotions.

 

Comments, Ideas, and Suggestions

 

duopress may obtain information from a user when a comment is posted on a Website by that user. Please note that any information that you post on the Website’s forums and blogs is available to the public, so please use caution when deciding what to post.

Terms of Use

All of the material published by duopress is protected under copyright law. Written permission from the publisher is required if you wish to reproduce this material. Please see the Rights section of our Who We Are for further information.

 

Some of the material provided on our site is available for reproduction or distribution in an on-line or print environment, if the conditions detailed under each are met. If you have any questions about the Terms of Use for the following items, please send an e-mail to hello@duopressbooks.com  with "Permissions" in the subject line.

The duopress logo, the punchline logo, as well as other logos are registered trademarks and may not be used without prior approval from duopress. If you wish to use any of the trademarked logos, please direct a request to hello@duopressbooks.com.

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