Open Road Press

Privacy Policy

Who we are

This policy pertains to the following Open Road Press websites: and

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

With respect to the following subparagraphs, any of the information we collect will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of rendering the product purchased or service requested.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

When visitors use our contact form, they must check a box permitting us to use their name and email address in order to process their message. When they submit the form, an email with their message will be sent to the website administrator. The visitor’s email address will only be used to respond to the message.

The website uses a third-party contact management provider to manage and store its mailing list. A website visitor can access a form to subscribe to a newsletter or other list by clicking a link that will send the visitor to a form on the contact manager’s website. The contact manager’s privacy policy appears on that form and governs the handling of personal data.

The email address you provide when subscribing to any list on the website is used to send you information pertaining to the purpose for which the list exists, such as notifying you of new website content.

Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you may unsubscribe by sending us a message from the form on the contact page, or by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email.


Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser that enables the sites or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. (You can disallow the use of cookies by changing your browser settings.)

We use cookies when allowed to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.



When ordering a product from our store, you will be redirected to a third-party provider for purposes of processing your transaction. You may be asked your name, email address, postal address, phone number, or credit card information. The third party’s privacy policy will govern the handling of your personal data with respect to that transaction.

Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Contact information

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.
Open Road Press
1249 Annapolis Circle
Thompson’s Station, Tennessee 37179

Additional information

How we protect your data

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your personal information.

We offer the use of a secure server. We use a third-party payment processor that was PCI and GDPR complaint as of the date of this notice. Check with their privacy policy and terms and conditions for further and more up-to-date information.

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

Affiliate Programs

Open Road Press participates in affiliate advertising programs of online marketers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo Books, Apple, and Deeper Shopping. As such, Open Road Press may receive compensation when a user clicks on a link to an online marketer’s website. The information needed to compute such compensation is collected for that purpose. Open Road Press makes no other disclosure of such information. Advertisers (or another third party where applicable) may use code or cookies on the Open Road Press website to track the performance of advertisers’ marketing efforts, and no personally identifiable information is collected in such process.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data


Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Disclosure statement pertaining to Amazon

Open Road Press is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our website’s privacy policy.

Terms and Conditions

Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website at

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will update the Privacy Policy modification date below.
This policy was last modified on 5/25/2018 and supercedes the prior privacy policy created on 8/22/2013.

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.