Major Terata Publications – ONLINE PRIVACY POLICY (“Site”) is maintained by Major Terata Publications. (“Terata” “us,” or “we”), 69 Main Street, Saugerties, NY 12477. We can be reached by e-mail at Your privacy is important to us. The purpose of this policy is to inform you of how we collect, use, disclose, manage, and store the personal information that you may provide to us online. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not participate in Terata’s online activities and services that require you to provide personal information. Your continued participation on this Site indicates your acceptance of this Privacy Policy.


This Site is operated in the United States and is designed for and targeted to U.S. audiences. It is governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of the United States or the State of New York as applicable, without giving effect to their principles of conflicts of law. By using this Site and/or providing us with your personal information, you waive any claims that may arise under the laws of other countries or territories located outside of the United States or states other than New York, and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of New York and the federal courts of the Southern District, located in New York City, NY.


As you interact with our Site, we and our operational service providers may collect certain information from you, including but not limited to name, postal address, email address, telephone number, date of birth and credit card information (“Personal Information”). Terata uses Personal Information in various ways, including but not limited to sending e-newsletters and e-mail alerts you subscribed for (sometimes through designated third party operational service providers on our behalf), processing your online purchases (applicable to sites with e-commerce), informing you about and improving our products and services, and other offers, and otherwise to better meet the needs and preferences of Terata customers. This Site may offer user interactive activities such as bulletin boards, forums, blogs or other public areas (“Public Areas”). We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to save and archive any content of any nature posted to the Public Areas and share such information as described in this Policy. See our Terms of Use Agreement.

We may share your Personal Information as follows:

  • To comply with court orders or subpoenas and as necessary to satisfy any law or regulation;
  • In cooperation with a law enforcement or government requests or where we believe it is necessary to investigate suspected illegal activities, fraud, or violations of our Terms of Use Agreement;
  • With Terata’s operational service providers;
  • To a third party in the event of a corporate sale, merger or other restructuring; and
  • With third parties (for example, our authors or promotional partners) for their own direct marketing purposes but only with notice and consent at time of collection.


You can “opt in” or “opt out” of receiving promotional e-mail from us by checking or unchecking the appropriate box on the registration or submission area for the particular offer, by updating your preferences here or by following the instructions in our e-mail messages. Please note that even if you choose to opt out of promotional e-mail, we will continue to send you important service-related communications (e.g., order confirmations). You may also opt out of having your information shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes under item 5 of Website Collection, Use, And Disclosure Of Personal Information by following the instructions listed immediately above.


To prevent online fraud we employ reasonable industry standard security measures involving both hardware and software. For our e-commerce sites, we use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) to encrypt any Personal Information you send to us during the check-out process. Only when your information has been passed to our secure servers, housed in a physically secure location and protected by firewall software, is your transaction processed. Penguin employs your credit card information only for your purchase with us. Your information is vetted by a merchant bank to ensure that all credit details are accurate and represent a genuine purchase.

Note that no data transmission over the Internet, or by other means, can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Thus, while we strive to protect your personal data, Terata cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. Therefore, you understand, acknowledge, and agree that you transmit certain Personal Information over this Site at your own risk.


Terata and our operational service providers employ cookies and other tracking devices to recognize you and improve your experience on the Site. Cookies are small pieces of information stored on your computer for record-keeping purposes. We use cookies to remember information customers give us so that they don’t have to reenter it each time they visit the Site. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits. Even without a cookie, you will still be able to use most of the features on our Site, including purchasing items.


Without disclosure of Personal Information about individual users, we may provide aggregate statistics about our users, traffic patterns and related Site information to third party vendors or marketing companies.


We may provide links to third-party web sites as a service to our users. Please be aware that we cannot control and are not responsible for the information collection, use and disclosure practices of such web sites. We encourage you to review and understand the privacy policies on these web sites before providing any information to them.


If you are a California resident and request information about how to exercise your third-party disclosure choices, you must send a request to the following address with a preference on how our response to your request should be sent (e-mail or postal mail). You may contact us by sending e-mail to, with the statement “California Residents’ Privacy Rights” in the subject field of your e-mail.


If any provision of this Privacy Policy shall be adjudged unlawful or void or unenforceable in whole or in part, the remaining provisions shall continue in full force and effect.


To all other users of this Site, if you have other questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at the following e-mail address:


We may revise this Policy at any time by updating this posting without advance notice to you. Such revisions shall be effective immediately upon posting. Therefore, we encourage you to visit our website to review this Privacy Policy often.

LAST UPDATED: May 3, 2018