Effective date: 15 January 2013

Thank you for visiting zyBooks.com. Zyante, Inc. (“Zyante”) is committed to treating the information of our users with respect and sensitivity. Our privacy commitment is described in this Privacy Policy. As our services evolve and we perceive the need or desirability of using information collected in other ways, we may from time to time amend this Privacy Policy. We post the effective date of our Privacy Policy on our website (“Site”). We encourage you to check our Site frequently to see the current Privacy Policy and Terms of Use in effect and any changes that may have been made to them.

If we make material changes to this Policy we will post the revised Policy and the revised effective date on this Site. Please check back here periodically or contact us at the address listed at the end of this Policy if you have questions about our Privacy policy. This Policy is part of our Terms of Use Agreement.

General Information

We believe that you have the right to understand how your information is stored and used. We require that sites linked to our Site contain a notice identifying their privacy policies. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of any third parties or the content of linked sites although we do encourage you to read the applicable privacy policies and terms and conditions of such parties or web sites.

Information You Provide Us

In general, you can visit portions of zybooks.com without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. If you wish to obtain information about our products or services you can contact us. We may collect your name, company or school name, email address, and street address along with other information you may choose to submit, as part of the inquiry process. By providing this information to us, you explicitly agree to our collection and use of such information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Portions of zybooks.com are accessible only to subscribers. In order to register on our site and become a subscriber you may be required to provide information such as your name, address, school affiliation and class, email address, and payment information. In the course of your use of the Site we may collect information based on the pages you visit, the activities or exercises you engage in or perform, and statistics about your performance. You agree that you will only provide current, accurate information and that you will keep your information up to date. By providing information to us and by using the Site you explicitly agree to our collection and use of such information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Protecting Children’s Privacy

This Site is not designed nor intended to be attractive to use by children under the age of 13 (“Minors”). We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from minors. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any information to us. If you are an enrolled student but are under the age of 13 please contact us at info@zybooks.com to subscribe to our service.


We may use cookies to personalize our Site for you and to collect aggregate information about site usage by all of our users. A cookie is a text file that our Site transfers to your computer’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes and to enhance the quality of your visit to our Site. The cookie may assign a random, unique number to your computer. We may use persistent cookies that remain on your browser after you leave the Site as well as sessions cookies that expire when you exit the Site. Our cookies may record “clickstream” information (data reporting the URLs or names of the pages on our Site that you have visited). We may use persistent cookies, for instance, to remember you when you return to the site and to connect you and your subscriber account activity. We may also allow third parties to set cookies that help us maintain and operate our Site or to help our Site offer certain features, such as YouTube video access. We do not intentionally allow anyone else to access your cookie. You can set your browser to refuse cookies, but doing so may limit system performance and may even cause certain features of the Site to malfunction or not to work at all.

Use of Information

The use of your information is subject to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use in effect at the time of use. The provisions contained herein supersede all previous notices or statements regarding our privacy practices with respect to this Site.

We may use aggregated data (independent of any personal identifiers) for research and commercial purposes. This information may include what areas our users visit most frequently and what services they access most often. This information helps us develop a better site that is more useful and accessible to you.

We may use information you provide to us internally for our general commercial purposes including, among other things, to offer our own, our affiliates’ or third-party products and services that we think you may find of interest, but only Zyante, its subsidiaries and contractors involved in distributing the offers or providing the products or services will have access to your information. Our subsidiaries and contractors will be required to use any personally identifiable information we provide them only for that intended purpose. We may use your email address to contact you to respond to your inquiries or to provide information on products or services to you. You can elect not to receive emails from us either by “unsubscribing” to an email you receive or by contacting us as indicated below. If you unsubscribe we may still send you emails relating to your account or transactions with Zyante.

We may reveal personally identifiable information about you to unaffiliated third parties: (1) if you request or authorize it; (2) if the information is provided to help complete a transaction for you including disclosing your information to school officials including instructors for a legitimate educational interest; (3) if the information is provided to comply with the law, applicable regulations, governmental and quasi-governmental requests, court orders or subpoenas, to enforce our Terms of Use or other agreements, or to protect our rights, property or safety or the rights, property or safety of our users or others (e.g., to a consumer reporting agency for fraud protection etc.); (4) if the disclosure is done as part of a purchase, transfer or sale of services or assets (e.g., in the event that substantially all of our assets are acquired by another party, subscriber information may be one of the transferred assets); (5) if the information is provided to our agents, outside vendors or service providers to perform functions on our behalf (e.g., analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, providing customer service, processing orders, etc.); or (6) as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy.

Opt-Out, Access, and Security

If you do not wish to receive offers or other notices from us in the future, you can “opt out” by contacting us at the address indicated at the end of this policy. To review your subscription information, make any changes or corrections or to request that we remove your information please visit the My Account tab or send an email to info@zybooks.com with your question. We will try to complete your request as promptly as possible. Any changes will affect only future uses of your information.

If you are a subscriber, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password. If you use this Site, you are responsible for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security. We reserve the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, or remove or edit content in our sole discretion.

We use reasonable physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards to help us protect the security, integrity and confidentiality of data stored on our system that are designed reasonably to protect information contained within our systems from loss, misuse or alteration, although information you submit through this Site may not be encrypted. Access to your information and account activity is restricted to those providing required credentials and who have a need for access, such as your instructors and our system administrators. Payment processing is provided through third parties who are responsible for the protection of your payment information. We are not responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any non-public information that you provide us. If there is information that you wish to protect from disclosure to others, do not provide it to us.

Consent to Processing

Your Personal Information may be processed by us in the country where it was collected as well as other countries, including the United States, where laws regarding data protection may be less stringent than the laws in your country. By using this site and by providing any Personal Information to the Site, all users, including without limitation users in Canada and the European Union, fully understand and unambiguously consent to the collection and processing of such information in the United States.

Contacting Us

This site is owned and operated by Zyante, Inc. If you have any questions or suggestions with respect to this policy, or if you wish to ask us to delete, correct, or show you your information as provided above, you can write to us at Zyante, Inc., 41 East Main Street, Los Gatos, CA 95030 or email us at info@zybooks.com.