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Privacy Policy and Disclaimer

Your privacy is important to us. We understand that you are aware of and care about your own personal privacy interests, and we take that seriously. 

The Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. (“Britannica”) Privacy Notice located at details the information we collect through your use of, how we use and share that information, and the choices you have about how your information is used and shared. We have summarized the key elements that apply to your use of below for your convenience.

In addition, is affiliated with CMI Marketing, Inc., d/b/a CafeMedia (“CafeMedia”) for the purposes of placing advertising on, and CafeMedia will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. To learn more about CafeMedia’s data usage, click here:

What information does collect?

We collect information: you provide to us; about your use of the service and its features and functions; and about your interactions with us. We also collect information about how our network and your devices are working, including the location of your wireless devices. We may also obtain information about you from other companies, such as demographic and interest-based information. We also collect data about traffic on, including, but not limited to, the number and type of pages viewed. Learn more

How does use information?

We use collected information to provide you with the service and its features and functions, including newsletters and user comments, and enhance your experiences with us. This includes delivering, maintaining and improving the service and its features and functions; developing new products and services; personalizing your experiences; and delivering marketing offers to you from us and our affiliated companies, including Britannica and Merriam-Webster, Incorporated (“Merriam”). When readers offer feedback on our service, we will sometimes post their comments online. To preserve confidentiality, only the writer’s first name is usually noted, unless they specifically ask us not to include their first name or authorize us to use their full name. Learn more

Does share my information?

We do not sell or share information that individually identifies you outside of and its affiliated companies, including Britannica and Merriam, unless work is being performed on our behalf by our approved, third-party service providers, including CafeMedia; you have given consent; or we have notified you through our Privacy Notice or other agreements that we have with you. We may also share certain non-personally identifiable information with third parties. Learn more

Does have programs that allow other companies to use information about me?

We have optional programs that allow and third parties, including CafeMedia (see to show you advertisements that are more personalized and useful to you or to help third parties verify your identity. Another program develops insights by analyzing de-identified user information and reporting on aggregate behaviors. sometimes includes links to other websites. Their privacy policies may differ from ours, and we, therefore, can take no responsibility for them or their actions. Learn more

What choices do I have about your use of my information?

You have choices about how reaches you with marketing and whether certain types of information may be shared within for marketing purposes. You also have choices about other uses of your information, such as for our advertising programs, for verification purposes, and for certain uses of device information. Learn more

How does protect my information, and how do I update my account details?

We try to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data. We also provide methods for you to access, review and update your account information. Learn more

How do I learn about changes to this Privacy Notice & Cookie Policy?

We periodically update our Privacy Notice. If we change the way we use or disclose information that identifies you in a way that is materially different from what was stated in our Privacy Notice at the time the information was collected, you will be given an opportunity to update your choices about the new use or disclosure. Learn more