What is HeinOnline’s Privacy Policy?

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What is HeinOnline’s Privacy Policy?

Privacy Notice

Effective Date:  6/19/2018

This privacy statement describes how William S. Hein & Co., Inc. collects and uses the personal information you provide on the following websites:  https://www.heinonline.org/; shop.heinonline.org, and https://www.wshein.com/.

Information Collection

To enable access to HeinOnline, calculate overall account usage statistics, and for technical support purposes, we may collect information concerning your internet protocol address, domain name, username and password, or other authentication methods, such as Shibboleth. We also may collect certain non-personally identifiable information, such as the type of browser you are using (e.g., Firefox, Internet Explorer) and the type of operating system you are using (e.g., Windows or Mac)

  • To facilitate short-term subscriptions from heinonline.org, we may collect your name, username and password, postal address, email address, phone number, and transactional information. We collect but do not store your credit card details through a third party service provider.
  • In connection with your creation of a MyHein account, we collect your name, email address, username and password, as well as other information you may choose to provide.
  • If you choose to subscribe to our mailing list, we require your email address, name, organization, job title, and country, as well as other information you may choose to provide.

Information Sharing

We are the sole owners of the information collected on our websites.  William S. Hein & Co., Inc. does not sell, give, or trade the personal information we collect to any 3rd parties for data-mining or marketing purposes.


We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.  While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (e.g. billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.


Using HeinOnline requires cookies for authentication purposes.  Session cookies are stored in temporary memory and are not retained after the browser is closed.  Session cookies do not collect information from the user’s computer.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via email at holsupport@wshein.com.

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