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Privacy Policy

The policy described below applies to all Duke University Press websites, including, but not limited to, the following domains:

Website Security and Data Protection

Duke University Press takes website and data security seriously. All website data is stored in PCI-DSS–compliant environments using industry standard security protocols. Access to personal data is restricted to personnel who have completed PCI-DSS compliance training and have a valid business reason for doing so. Duke University Press uses TLS/SSL (i.e., HTTPS) to provide data security and integrity throughout its sites. Duke University Press NEVER stores credit card numbers and will NEVER ask you to supply it over the web, email, or any other insecure method.


To make Duke University Press’ websites work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device, which is a common practice for websites across the internet. A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site, respond to surveys, or participate in polls. It enables our website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size, and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them when you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

Cookies do not give us access to your personally-identifiable information. We can use them to identify your computer, and aggregated cookie information from you and users like you helps us analyze traffic patterns on our site and can help us provide you with a better experience by improving content and making the site easier to use. If you do not want Duke University Press to use cookies in your browser, you can set your browser to reject cookies or to notify you when a website tries to put a cookie in your browser software. If you choose not to accept cookies from Duke University Press, you can still access the majority of our website; however, your ability to use some of the services may be affected.

Data Collection and Analytics

We make efforts to only collect data that is necessary to conduct business with Duke University Press and improve user experience of our sites. Duke University Press may use industry standard analytics tools such as Google Analytics to better understand the needs of its users. Information these analytics tools may collect includes IP addresses, device and software identifiers, referring and exit URLs, onsite behavior and usage information, feature use metrics and statistics, usage and purchase history, MAC Address, mobile unique device ID, geolocation, demographic and interest data, and other similar information.

Analytics companies may combine the information collected with other information they have independently collected from other websites and/or other online or mobile products and services relating to your activities across their network of websites as well as online and/or mobile products and services. Many of these companies collect and use information under their own privacy policies. You may opt out of the Google advertising cookies by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page or you may opt out of Google Analytics by visiting the Google Analytics opt-out page. Google has additional information available about their Remarketing Privacy Guidelines, and Restrictions.

Email Marketing Opt-In/Opt-Out

You may opt-in to receive email communications from Duke University Press. You will have the opportunity to opt-in to receive these communications via sign-up forms available on our website. If you opt to sign up to receive email communications from us, you will receive email. You may use the links at the bottom of any email that you receive from us to opt-out at any time or to change your preferences. Submitting a query via any form within content areas on our website will not automatically opt you in to receive email communications from Duke University Press without notification. Opting-in to receive communications from Duke University Press does not automatically opt you in to receive email communications from Duke University proper or from other Duke University divisions. Unless you instruct us otherwise when you submit an order, we will add your name, mailing address, and email address (but not your telephone number) to our mailing lists. From time to time, you may receive emails and print catalogs from us that describe books in areas related to books you have purchased from us. From time to time, you may be mailed promotional materials from other university presses with whom we have shared our print mailing lists. If you do not want to receive mailings from us or from other publishers who use our print mailing lists, please let us know by writing to


Duke University Press blogs and related features occasionally allow comments on their posts. Duke University Press reserves the right to actively moderate these comments to ensure a safe and intellectually informed experience. Comments intended to denigrate, incite hateful action, promote illegal activities, or otherwise create an unwelcoming atmosphere will be removed from the site.

Use of External Sites

The Duke University Press website contains links to third-party websites. Duke University Press is not responsible for the content on third-party websites or for content originating outside Duke University Press.

Change Notice

We reserve the right to change our information policies and terms and conditions at any time by posting the changes on this page.

Legal Statement

Duke University Press’s websites are created and controlled by Duke University Press and its agents in the state of North Carolina, USA. As such, the laws of the state of North Carolina, without regard to its conflicts of laws rules, will govern disclaimers, limitations of liability, and terms and conditions.


If you have any questions about this policy, believe that we are not abiding by it, or feel that your personal information has been breached, please contact us immediately so that we may address your concerns.

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