How will Pearson use and disclose the personal information we collect?
We use and disclose this personal information for the following purposes:
(a) to fulfill your orders, to process payments (including by credit card) and to collect amounts you owe;
(b) to respond to your requests for information and service and to communicate with you;
(c) to carry out internal financial processes including to credit our sales representatives;
(d) for internal research to better understand your needs and ways in which we can improve our products, services and websites;
(e) to manage and administer our business;
(f) to send product information and special offers, including sample texts sent to educators, that we think may be of interest to you; in support of joint marketing and promotion activities with related entities, and to permit those related entities to send information or offers regarding their products and services to you, in each case if you have provided your consent to receiving such materials; and
We may also use or disclose your personal information for other purposes with your consent or as permitted or required by law.
We sometimes transfer personal information to others, including to affiliated entities or unrelated companies ("service providers"), that carry out certain functions on our behalf such as order fulfillment, accounts receivable and data processing. In those cases we require those service providers not to use or disclose your personal information for any purpose other than as directed by Pearson. Some of these service providers may be located outside of Canada, including in the United States, the United Kingdom and India, and your personal information may be collected, used, disclosed, stored and processed in those jurisdictions for the purposes described in this Privacy Statement. We take reasonable contractual or other measures to protect your personal information while processed or handled by these service providers. If your personal information is located outside Canada it will be subject to legal requirements in those foreign countries applicable to our service providers, for example, lawful requirements to disclose personal information to government authorities in those countries.
Your personal information may be used by Pearson and shared with others connected with the contemplated or actual financing, insuring, sale, assignment or other disposal of all or part of Pearson’s business or assets, including for the purposes of permitting such parties to determine whether to proceed with such transaction or business relationship, or to fulfill any disclosure obligations we have to such parties. If we do sell or assign all or part of our business, the purchaser or assignee will be able to use and disclose personal information to the same extent, under the same conditions and for substantially the same purposes as Pearson, as described in this Privacy Statement.