Privacy Statement Data protection on the BPG USA website

BPG USA welcomes you to our homepage, and also welcomes your interest in our company and products. The protection of personal data is important to us. All of BPG USA’s online activities comply with the applicable privacy and data protection laws. This privacy statement tells you how BPG USA handles information generated during your visit to the Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA website.

Collection and Processing of Personal Data

The BPG USA website can generally be used without providing personal data. Personal data is information that can be used to identify you, such as your name, your email address, or postal address. Such data is only stored if you provide it to BPG USA, e.g. if you request information material or subscribe to the newsletter.

Use and Divulgence of Personal Data

BPG USA uses your personal data exclusively for purposes of technical website administration, to give you access to special information, or to otherwise communicate with you. Without your permission, BPG USA will neither disclose your personal data to third parties nor use it in any other way. BPG USA employees are obliged to maintain confidentiality.

Freedom of Choice

You are free to decide what information you provide to BPG USA. If you choose not to disclose any information, please be aware that you may not be able to access selected content on the BPG USA website. Subscribers to the newsletter or SMS Services may unsubscribe at any time in the press services section. If your personal details changes (e.g. zip code, email or postal address), you can inform BBPG USA about the changes by sending an email to to correct or update your personal data.


Cookies are small files that are temporarily stored on your hard drive. They are used only to collect information concerning usage of the BPG USA website, enabling our site to recognize your computer the next time you visit the BPG USA site.

Cookies contain no personally identifiable data, so the protection of your privacy is ensured. Depending on your settings, your Internet browser will automatically accept Cookies. However, you can change your browser settings at any time and choose to access BPG USA's website without accepting Cookies.

Web Analytics

BPG USA uses Webtrends Inc.  ( web tracking software for statistical purposes and to ensure a user-oriented design of the BPG USA website. This software uses cookies to obtain information about usage of the BPG USA website (see above under "Cookies"). From this information, a user profile is created under a pseudonym. The information is not used to personally identify visitors to this website and is not aggregated with any personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym. The information is only stored on a BPG USA server and is not forwarded to Webtrends Inc.  or any other third parties. You can prevent the storage of cookies by making the appropriate adjustments to your browser settings.


BPG USA takes precautions to protect your personal information against loss, destruction, falsification, manipulation and unauthorized access. In doing so, the data protection laws of the Federal Republic of Germany are of course observed.


BPG USA strongly advises all parents and guardians to instruct their children in safe and responsible handling of personal data on the Internet. Without the consent of parents or guardians, minors should not submit any personal data to the BPG USA website. BPG USA will never knowingly collect personal data from minors or use it in any way or disclose it to third parties without permission.

Links to other Web sites

This privacy statement applies to the BPG USA homepage. The Web sites of this homepage may contain links to other providers within and outside the Bertelsmann Group, to which this privacy protection statement does not apply. When you leave the BPG USA's website, it is recommended that you carefully read the privacy statements of each website that collects personally identifiable information.

Right to information

If you have questions concerning our privacy protection policy or how your personal data is processed, please feel free to contact our Privacy Protection representative. 

Bertelsmann SE & Co.KG a.A.
Data Protection Department
Carl-Bertelsmann-Str. 270
33311 Gütersloh

Email: datenschutz(at)

Upon request, you will promptly be informed - pursuant to applicable legislation - which of your personal data, if any, was collected during your visits to the BPG USA website. Notification of changesAny changes to our privacy policy will be posted to this privacy statement, the homepage, and any other places we deem appropriate.