Privacy Policy

Yale University acting through Yale University Press (“Yale” or “we” or “us”) takes your privacy seriously, and understands that you care about how your personal information is used and shared. Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy. By accessing the Interaction of Color mobile application for iPad and/or the Content on this website (“Interaction of Color Service”), including any registration-based features, you are accepting the practices outlined in this Privacy Policy.

What Does This Privacy Policy Cover?

This Privacy Policy covers Yale’s treatment of personal information that Yale gathers when you use Interaction of Color Service. This policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that Yale does not own or control, or to individuals that Yale does not employ or manage.

What we collect

Personal Data:

Yale University does not collect or use any personal data that may be used to identify, track, or contact you, unless you have intentionally provided it.

What Personal Information About Users Does Yale Collect?

Yale collects information you provide to us.  Information may include, without limitation:

– When you contact us by submitting feedback.

– When you subscribe to a newsletter, subscribe to a RSS feed, or request news and information.

Non-personal data

Yale may use tools or third party analytical software to collect and use certain non-personal data that does not enable Yale University to identify you. The types of non-personal data Yale University may collect and use include, but are not limited to:

(i) mobile device type and device properties (including IP Addresses and MAC Addresses); (ii) OS and app version information; (iii) geographical data no more accurate than country or timezone; (iv) other non-personal data as reasonably required by Yale  to enhance its services.

Unless you take steps to browse the Internet anonymously, Yale tracks web browsing patterns to inform its understanding of how Interaction of Color Service is being used. Generic information is collected through the use of “cookies,” which are text files placed on your computer, to evaluate usage patterns so that we can improve both content and distribution. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. The generic information we collect is based on IP address, which is the location of a computer or network, and is not linked to your specific email address in any of the reports or formulations compiled by Yale. Yale will not associate your IP address and web usage data with any other information held by Yale that can specifically identify you unless required to do so by law.

The Interaction of Color uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyze how users use our sites. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website includes your IP address. This information will be transmitted to and stored by Google on their servers. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. Please visit the following pages for more information on Google Analytics terms of use and Google’s privacy practices:

What we do with the information we gather

How is your Information used?

The type of information you provide governs how it will be used. Yale may use the personal information you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests for certain products and services, customizing the content you see, communicating with you about sales promotions and new products, and to improve Interaction of Color Service.

The information you provide us through our “Contact Us” email address, emails to the Publicity Department, Sales Department, Customer Service or other Yale University Press email addresses will be used to provide you assistance in your request or to improve the Interaction of Color Service.

Will Yale Share Any of the Information it Receives?

Information about our customers is an integral part of our business. We neither rent nor sell your personal information to anyone. We share your personal information only with the entities that are controlled by Yale and as described below.

• Business Transfers:

In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets or businesses. In these types of transactions, customer information is typically one of the business assets that are transferred. Moreover, if the Interaction of Color Service, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, customer information would be one of the assets that are transferred.

• Protection of Yale and Others:

We may release personal information when we believe in good faith that release is necessary to comply with the law; enforce or apply our agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of Yale, our employees, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

• With Your Consent:

Except as set forth above, you will be notified when your personal information may be shared with third parties.

Can Children Use the Interaction of Color Service?

Our site and the services available through Interaction of Color Service are not intended for children under the age of 13. Yale does not knowingly or specifically collect information about children under the age of 13 and believes that children of any age should get their parents’ consent before giving out any personal information. We encourage you to participate in your child’s web experience. Yale recommends that parents use Web filtering technology to supervise their children’s access to the Web.

Conditions of Use

If you decide to visit the Interaction of Color Service, your visit and any possible dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Policy, including limitations on damages, and application of the laws of the State of Connecticut, United States of America.

Third Party Sites

The Interaction of Color Service may permit you to link to other websites on the Internet, and other websites may contain links to the website. These other websites are not under Yale’s control, and such links do not constitute an endorsement by Yale of those other websites or the services offered through them. The privacy and security practices of websites linked to or from the Interaction of Color site are not covered by this Privacy Policy, and Yale is not responsible for the privacy or security practices or the content of such websites.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Reserved rights

Yale University reserves the right to protect its intellectual property and publisher’s data from hackers and pirates. Such activity negates all aspects of this policy.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Yale may amend this Privacy Policy. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. If we make changes to our privacy policy, we will notify you by sending you an email or posting a notice of the change on our website so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances if any, it is disclosed.

Questions or Concerns

If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy, please send an email

Effective Date: July 1, 2013