Privacy Policy

The e.Lib, Inc. Privacy Policy

Effective September 1st 2021

Who we are

This website is operated by The e.Lib, Inc., a registered non-profit initiative located in the State of Michigan, in the United States. You may contact us by mail at

The e.Lib, Inc.
P.O. Box 1
Fremont, Michigan USA 49412

or by email at Throughout this site and this Privacy Policy, the terms “we”, “us”, “our” and “eLib” refer to The e.Lib, Inc. and its family of informational websites:

Anthroposophical Publications (AnthroPubs)
Fine Art Presentations
KnowNews dot Net
Now I See … (book reviews)
Rudolf Steiner e.Lib
Online Study Groups

We are committed to protecting your privacy and the safety of your information. This Privacy Policy sets forth our policies and practices for handling your information in connection with our websites, our services, and any other website or online service that we operate and that links to this Privacy Policy (collectively, the “Services”). Your use of our Services is governed by this Privacy Policy, and you consent to our use of your information consistent with this Privacy Policy.


    We may collect the following kinds of information when you use our Services:

    Information you provide directly to us. For certain activities, such as when you make a donation, submit a correction or otherwise contact us directly, we may ask you to provide some or all of the following types of information:

    • Contact information, such as full name, address and email address;
    • Demographic information, such as country;
    • Reason for the contact; and
    • Other information you provide to us.

    Information we obtain from your use of our Services. We may collect certain information automatically when you use our Services, such as your Internet protocol (IP) address, device identifiers, browser type, operating system, software and settings information, resolution, Internet service provider, search terms, the date and time of your visit, information about the links you click and pages you view within our Services, and other standard server log information.

    Cookies. We may use cookies, pixel tags, and similar technologies to automatically collect this information. To learn more about our use of cookies, please read our Cookie Policy. By using our Services, you consent to our use of cookies and similar technologies.

    Information we obtain from other sources. We may receive information about you from other sources. For example, if you access third-party social media services, such as Facebook, Google, or Twitter, through our Services to share information about your experience with our Services with others, we may collect information from these third-party services.


    We use and combine the information we collect to:

    • Fulfill your requests for products, services, and information;

    • To meet our common and legitimate business interests, including to communicate with you about our Services and products and services of our partners, including through promotional and marketing e-mails, mailings, and notifications;

    • Analysis of your use of our Services to understand and improve our Services;

    • Prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities and otherwise in accordance with our Terms of Service;

    • To meet our legal obligations, such as court orders and subpoenas; and

    • With your consent, for example, for the use of cookies, for commercial communications by third parties and the international transfer of your information.


    If you send information to us through our websites or other sites that reference this Privacy Policy, including information pertaining to text, pictures, video, creative ideas, suggestions, proposals, plans, and information pertaining to donations or other materials, whether online, by email, by postal mail, or otherwise (collectively, “Submissions”), we may collect the personal information you give us such as your name and email address.

    When you browse our website, we also automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address and browser string, in order to provide information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system.


    We are committed to maintaining your trust, and we want you to understand when and with whom we may share the information we collect.

    • Third-party services. In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the Services they provide to us. However, certain third-party service providers have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your related activity. For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.

      If you access or use third-party services, such as Facebook, Google, or Twitter, to share information about your use of our Services, these third-party services may be able to collect information about you, including information about your activity on our Services, and such information may be provided to your connections on the third-party services, in accordance with their own privacy policies and any user controls they may offer.

    • Links. When you click on links on our website, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy policies. Once you leave our website(s) or Services or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our website’s Terms of Service.

    • Our vendors and service providers. We may share your information with our third-party vendors and service providers who help us provide and improve our Services, including, for example, email deployment, marketing, and data processing.

    • Business transfers. We may share your information in connection with a corporate transaction or business transfer, such as an acquisition, merger, sale, reorganization, consolidation, liquidation or sale of assets resulting in another party’s acquisition of all or elements of our Services, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.

    • Legal purposes. We may disclose information to respond to subpoenas, court orders, legal process, law enforcement requests, legal claims or government inquiries, and to protect and defend our rights, interests, property, safety, and security, and that of our Services, users, or the public.

    • Aggregated or de-identified information. After removing your name and any other information that personally identifies you, we may share aggregated or de-identified information with our vendors and service providers so that they can measure and analyze usage and performance of our Services. These vendors and service providers are prohibited from re-identifying or otherwise combining this information with other data.

    • With your consent. We may share information for any other purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect the information pursuant to your consent.


    When you provide us with personal information, for example, to make a donation, sign up for a newsletter or to submit content, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.

    If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.

    Withdrawal of Consent

    If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at any time, by unsubscribing through a link in the e-mail communication, contacting us at [email protected] or mailing us at: The e.Lib, Inc., P.O. Box 1, Fremont, MI 49412 USA.

    Age of Consent

    By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.


    To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed. You understand that your Submissions (not including credit card information), may be transferred unencrypted and involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Credit card information is always encrypted during transfer over networks.


    You may access and correct inaccuracies in the personal information we have collected about you by emailing us at [email protected]. Subject to limitations under applicable laws, you may also have the right to request that your personal information be restricted, deleted or moved to another provider. We will use reasonable efforts to supply or correct personal information about you that we maintain. As permitted by law, we may charge a nominal fee for information requests and require you to establish your identity before providing you access to the requested information.


    We take reasonable steps to ensure that we retain information about you only for so long as is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected, or as required under any contract or by applicable law.


    Our Services are intended for a general audience and do not knowingly collect personal information from children.


    Residents of the U.S. State of California may request a list of all third parties to which we have disclosed certain information during the preceding year for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and want such a list, please contact us. For all requests, you must put the statement “Your California Privacy Rights” in the body of your request, as well as your name, street address, city, state, and zip code. Please note that we will not accept requests via the telephone, mail, or by facsimile, and we are not responsible for notices that are not labeled or sent properly, or that do not have complete information.


    Information collected through our Services may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which we or our service providers maintain facilities. We may transfer information that we collect about you, including personal information, across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions. If you are located in the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that we may transfer information, including personal information, to a country and jurisdiction that does not have the same data protection laws as your jurisdiction. By using our Services and providing us with information directly or indirectly, you consent to the transfer of information to the U.S. or to any other country in which we or our service providers maintain facilities for processing in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you do not consent, you cannot use our Services. We will take reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is protected.

    If you are located in the European Union, and despite our efforts to help you, you still have concerns about our collection and use of your information, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the Supervisory Authority for data protection in your country.


    We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. When we update the Privacy Policy, we will revise the “Effective Date” above and post the new Privacy Policy on our Services. We recommend that you review the Privacy Policy each time you visit our Services to stay informed of our privacy practices.


    If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our practices, please contact us by email at [email protected].


    The e.Lib, Inc.
    PO Box 1
    Fremont, MI 49412 USA