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We know that your privacy is important to you. At TwelveYearsASlave.org and 12 Years a Slave Solomon Northup Trail Guide app, and their owner, Eakin Films & Publishing (collectively, “EFP”, “Company”, “We”, “Us” or “Our”), we’re committed to helping you understand how we manage and protect it. We take privacy seriously, and have taken many steps to help safeguard the information we collect and manage for you.

This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) is provided to inform you of our policies and practices, and of the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and how that information is used.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy, you may contact us through our Contact Us page.

Our privacy policy will tell you about:

  • The Organization Collecting Information at This Website
  • No Registration
  • Providers, Merchants and Organizations Receiving your Information
  • Aggregation of Information
  • Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
  • Log Files
  • GPS/Location services
  • Mobile Analytics
  • Retention of Personal Information
  • Agents and Third Party Service Providers
  • Legal Compliance
  • Energy Rate Requests and Promotions
  • Security and Information Protection
  • Firewalls
  • Links to Other Sites
  • Testimonials
  • Privacy Policy for Minors
  • Changes to This Policy
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Contacting Us

Thank you for visiting our websites and using our products and services.

– The Eakin Films & Publishing Team


The Organization Collecting Information at This Website

The mission of Eakin Films & Publishing is to provide web-based platforms that help consumers to access information about our movie tie-in books and audiobooks. Designed from industry experience and built from the ground up, our Twelve Years a Slave site (“Site”) provides information about the book and audiobook Twelve Years a Slave in an innovative format, which allows our website visitors to learn about the story of the slave Solomon Northup and the subject of American slavery.

Eakin Films & Publishing operates and owns the website (the “Site”) located at: www.TwelveYearsASlave.org and its associated domain at www.12YearsASlaveBook.com, as well as the Twelve Years a Slave “Solomon Northup Trail Guide” app.

No Registration

You do not need to register or provide information to view the Site. Also, EFP does not charge a fee to consumers to use the Site, but there is a fee for mobile downloads of its app.

Providers, Merchants and Organizations Receiving your Information

We obtain information that visitors submit on our site. The information may include your contact information (name and email) and other details that you may submit to us in the Contact Us form. When you submit information as part of a form fill on the Site, your information will be sent to EFP in an email.

Information provided to us on the Site will be retained and used solely for the purposes of fulfilling your request for information, performing and carrying out the Terms of Service, performing or improving our service, developing a new service or communicating with you as a user of EFP’S Site and services.

Aggregation of Information

From time to time, we may collect general, non-identifiable personal, statistical information about the use of EFP’s Sites, such as how many visitors visit a specific page on the Sites, how long they stay on that page, and which hyperlinks, if any, they “click” on. We collect this information through the use of technologies such as “cookies” and “IP addresses”, which are discussed in greater detail below. We may also group this information into aggregate visitor data in order to describe the use of the Sites and services to our existing or potential business partners or other third parties (such as Google Analytics), or in response to a government request. However, please be assured that this aggregate data will not be used by us in a way to personally identify you, other list members or any other visitors to the Sites.

We may store your information on a third party server (for example, your contact information may be stored on Salesforce), and we may use a third party analytics tool to learn how you are using our Sites.

In cases where you use a mobile device to access our Sites, we may receive information about the location of your device. In some cases, even if you are not using a mobile device, information about your general location may be discernable from your device’s IP address or the URLs we receive.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

Technologies such as cookies, beacons, tags and scripts may be used by EFP and our marketing partners, affiliates, and service providers. These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.

We use cookies to remember users’ settings (e.g., language preference), tracking for marketing purposes, and for authentication. Users can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level. If you reject cookies, you may still use our Site, but your ability to use some features or areas of our Site may be limited.

Log Files

As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data. We do not link this automatically collected data to other information we collect about you.

GPS/Location services

EFP may use GPS technology (or other similar technology) to help us in studying the geographic areas where users access the Site. At any time, you can disable location services on your personal device (generally in your device’s “account settings”), and we will no longer have access to your location information. Please see your device or OS manual for ways to disable location services.

Mobile Analytics

We may use mobile analytics software to allow us to better understand the functionality of mobile software we may develop and use. This software may record information such as how often you use the application, the events that occur within the application, aggregated usage, performance data, and where the application was downloaded from. We do not link this information we store within the analytics software to any personal information you submit within the mobile application.

Retention of Personal Information

We do not share your personal identifiable profile with unapproved third parties. To the extent we are legally permitted to do so, we will take reasonable steps to notify you in the event that we are required to provide your personal information to third parties as part of a legal process, unless prohibited by court order or law enforcement request. We may retain information (e.g., name, email, phone) associated with a user’s account after the user no longer uses our Site, in order to contact the user about future use, resolve disputes or enforce agreements; however, we will make a good faith effort to delete the data if you contact us at the email below, provided that EFP is not required to retain your information by law, or for legitimate business purposes dictated by Providers, Merchants or Organizations with whom you have transacted business on the Site.

We may decline to process requests that are unreasonable, jeopardize the privacy of others, are extremely impractical, or for which access is not otherwise required by local law.

Agents and Third Party Service Providers

To provide the Site’s service to you, we may sometimes use other approved third party businesses or affiliates to perform certain specialized services such as, for example, data processing, analytics, email management, and messaging. We may receive information about you from sources such as Merchants, Organizations, legitimately available databases, or otherwise. We may add this information to the information we have already collected from you in order to improve the services we provide to you. The information you submit to us that is collected and stored by EFP, such as your email address, may be input into electronic platforms (e.g., MailChimp and Salesforce) so that we may efficiently manage data, and service and communicate with you.

Legal Compliance

As we stated, EFP values our relationships and we are committed to respecting and protecting your information. EFP can, however, disclose your information for legal or regulatory reasons, including in response to subpoenas and court orders. EFP can also use your information to investigate fraud, and to prevent violation of its Terms of Service and unlawful use of our Sites, platforms and services.

Also, EFP reserves the right to disclose customer information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) EFP’S rights or property, or the rights or property of Providers, Merchants and Organizations, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. EFP also reserves the right to disclose visitor or customer information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it.

Security and Information Protection

The security of your information is important to us. Please do not disclose your sensitive information to unauthorized people.

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the information submitted to us. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.


Protecting the security of your personal information is very important to us. When we store information that you have entered into the Site, that information is protected by security measures that include “firewalls” (a combination of computer hardware and software that helps keep unauthorized visitors from accessing information within our computer network), “intrusion detection systems” (a combination of computer hardware and software that helps detect any unauthorized visitors) and other tools such as data encryption and physical security, where appropriate. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or data repository can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while Company strives to protect your personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us online and cannot be responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of your personal information.

Links to Other Sites

Please be aware that when you are on the Site, or when you receive an email message from us, you could be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. There may be links to other sites from the Site’s pages or from email messages we send to you that take you outside our Site. These other sites may send their own cookies to visitors, collect data, or solicit personal information. The privacy policies of these other sites may be significantly different from this Privacy Policy. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites and cannot guarantee the security of any of your personal information collected there.

Privacy Policy for Minors

We do not knowingly collect information from minors on the Site. If you are under the age of 18, please do not provide any information to us. If we receive a valid notification that we have collected information from a person under the age of 18, we will make commercially reasonable efforts to delete such information from our database.

Changes to This Policy

The terms of this Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We encourage you to check this page periodically for any changes. Your continued use of the Site will mean you accept those changes.

Dispute Resolution

You may send a complaint to EFP regarding the company’s handling of your information by contacting us as indicated below.

Contacting Us

We value your opinions. If you have comments or questions about our Privacy Policy, you may contact us via the Contact Us form on the website.

Eakin Films & Publishing
4747 Research Forest Blvd.
The Woodlands, Texas 77381

Attn: Chief Privacy Officer