Privacy Policy

Knovel takes your privacy seriously. Please read the following to learn more about our Privacy Policy

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What this Privacy Policy Covers

This Privacy Policy covers Knovel's treatment of personally identifiable information that Knovel collects when you are on the Knovel site, and when you use Knovel's services. This policy also covers Knovel's treatment of any personally identifiable information that Knovel's business partners share with Knovel or that Knovel may collect on a partner's site.

This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that Knovel does not own or control, or to people that Knovel does not employ or manage.

Information Collection and Use

Knovel collects personally identifiable information when you register for a Knovel account, when you use Knovel products or services. Knovel may also receive personally identifiable information from our business partners.

When you register with Knovel, we ask for your name, email address, zip code, occupation, industry, telephone number and fax number. Once you register with Knovel and sign in to our services, you are not anonymous to us.

Knovel also automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, Knovel cookie information and the page you requested.

Knovel uses information for three general purposes: to customize the content you see, to fulfill your requests for certain products and services, and to contact you about specials and new products.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Knovel will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to anyone.
Knovel may send personally identifiable information about you to other companies or people when:

We have your consent to share the information;
  • We need to share your information to provide the product or service you have requested;
  • We need to send the information to companies who work on behalf of Knovel to provide a product or service to you. (Unless we tell you differently, these companies do not have any right to use the personally identifiable information we provide to them beyond what is necessary to assist us.);
  • We respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process; or
  • We find that your actions on our web sites violate the Knovel individual or institutional license agreements that you agreed to follow on registration to use Knovel products and services or any of our usage guidelines for specific products or services.



Knovel may set and access Knovel cookies on your computer.

Knovel uses web beacons to access our cookies within and outside our network of web sites and in connection with Knovel products and services.


Your Knovel Account Information is password-protected for your privacy and security.

In certain areas Knovel uses industry-standard SSL-encryption to protect data transmissions.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Knovel may amend this policy from time to time. If we make any substantial changes in the way we use your personal information we will notify you by posting a prominent announcement on our pages.

Questions or Suggestions

If you have questions or suggestions, please contact our support department