Privacy Policy

The security of the information regarding your order is very important to us. We use the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol to protect the security of your on-line order information. SSL technology encrypts your order information to protect it from being decoded by anyone other than Barnes & Noble College. Once you enter the checkout page your computer will begin communicating with our server in secure mode. You can tell that you are in secure mode by the following:

  • The “http” in the web address will be replaced by “https”, indicating that you’ve reached a secure area of the website.
  • Depending on the browser, you will see either a padlock (Microsoft Internet Explorer, AOL, Netscape Communicator) or a solid key (Netscape Navigator) in the lower section of the browser window.
  • Only browsers that use the Secure Socket Layer protocol are able to order through the Bookstore website. If your browser does not support SSL, you can get an upgrade at Microsoft’s or Netscape’s home page. 


This Privacy Policy applies to personal and other information that may be collected when you interact with the Barnes & Noble enterprise which consists of (a) Barnes & Noble, Inc. and its subsidiaries, including their respective businesses and operations (collectively, “Barnes & Noble”); (b) businesses and operations managed or operated by Barnes & Noble; (c) websites owned, operated and managed by Barnes & Noble, including each website that links to this Privacy Policy, and any digital content stores operated by Barnes & Noble (collectively, “Barnes & Noble Websites”); and (d) Barnes & Noble’s devices, content and applications. Protecting the privacy and security of your personal information is a priority at Barnes & Noble, and we believe that a single, comprehensive privacy policy that is straightforward and clear is in the best interests of our customers and our businesses. More detailed information about specific practices regarding Barnes & Noble and NOOK mobile devices (“Devices”) and mobile applications developed and maintained by Barnes & Noble and NOOK (”Apps”) is contained in the Barnes & Noble Mobile Privacy Supplement which is incorporated into, and subject to, this Privacy Policy.

To review our current Privacy Policy in its entirety, please click here.