Terms, Conditions, and

Privacy Policy

Your Privacy

Candlewick Press, Inc., 99 Dover Street, Somerville, MA 02144 (Tel No. 617-661-3330) is committed to protecting your privacy. We use any information we obtain about you to communicate with you and to provide a personalized experience on our site. Please read on for more details about our privacy & use policy.

Information: what do we collect, how do we collect it, and how do we use it?

  • We will not collect any personally identifying information from you other than the information you supply to us on a voluntary basis.
  • When you submit a question we will respond using your e-mail address and then delete your e-mail address from our records.
  • When you submit a comment, review, or other written statement, we also ask for your e-mail address, although you can choose not to have your e-mail address displayed with your submission. We may in the future wish to use your comment, review, or other submission on our Web site in which case we will contact you for permission.
  • When you subscribe to our newsletter, enter a contest, or participate in a promotional feature, we may ask for your name, address, and e-mail address so we can distribute the newsletter or administer the promotional feature/contest and notify winners.
  • We do not collect any personally identifying information from children under the age of thirteen on our site.
  • We monitor site traffic patterns and site usage to help us develop the design and layout of our site.
  • We may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our Web site, new services, and special offers we think you will find valuable. If you would rather not receive this information, please refer to the section labeled Disclosure of Information to Others.

Using "Cookies"

"Cookies" are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. Our cookies do not contain any personally identifying information. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent that. Even without a cookie, you can still use most of the features on our site.

Disclosure of Information to Others

Candlewick Press, Inc., does not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others. We may choose to do so in the future with trustworthy third parties, in which case we will post on this page information about the kinds of businesses in which the third parties are engaged, the general purpose for which information is used, and whether the third parties have agreed to maintain the confidentiality and security of the information. However, you can prevent us from doing so by sending an e-mail message with the text "Do not distribute my personal information to others" to privacy@candlewick.com. (If you use more than one e-mail address to contact us, send this message from each e-mail account you use.) Also, Candlewick Press, Inc., may provide aggregate statistics about our customers, sales, traffic patterns, and related site information to reputable third-party vendors, but these statistics will not include personal information. Candlewick Press, Inc., may release personal information when we believe in good faith that such release is reasonably necessary to (i) comply with law, (ii) enforce or apply the terms of any of our user agreements, or (iii) protect the rights, property, or safety of Candlewick Press, Inc., our users, or others.

Updating Your Information

You may update or change information related to your interaction with Candlewick Press, Inc., by e-mailing your changes to privacy@candlewick.com. For other questions related to updating or changing your account information, please send an e-mail to the same address.

Your Consent

By using our Web site, you consent to the collection and use of information you provide pursuant to the terms of this privacy policy. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. We therefore ask you to check back here regularly.


"Submissions" means all artwork and similar information or materials that you submit to us. Submissions will become our property upon submission to us. By providing any Submissions, you agree to assign to us, at no charge, all worldwide rights, title and interest in copyrights and other intellectual property rights to the Submissions. You acknowledge that you are responsible for the Submissions that you provide, and that you have full responsibility for the Submissions, including their non-infringement of any other person's proprietary or privacy rights, their legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality and copyright.

Tell Us What You Think

Candlewick Press, Inc., welcomes your questions, suggestions, and comments about privacy. Please send an e-mail to bigbear@candlewick.com.

Legal Notices

Excerpts from Timmy Failure copyright © 2013 by Stephan Pastis.


All content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, icons, images, and software, is the property of Candlewick Press, Inc., and/or its content suppliers and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. The arrangement (meaning the compilation, collection, and assembly) of all content on this site is the exclusive property of Candlewick Press, Inc., and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All software used on this site is the property of Candlewick Press, Inc., or its software suppliers and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.


"Candlewick Press" and the "Bear and candle" logos are registered trademarks of Candlewick Press, Inc., in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other images, titles, names, characters, and company names mentioned on this site may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. The trademarks of Candlewick Press, Inc., may not be used in connection with any product or service that does not belong to Candlewick Press, Inc., in any manner that is likely to cause confusion for customers or in any manner that disparages or discredits Candlewick Press, Inc.

Use Limitation

You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any images, graphics, files, software, products, information, or services obtained from this site without the express prior written permission of Candlewick Press, Inc. By using this site you further agree that you will not “frame” any of the content of this site with advertising, promotional material, information, or other content without the express prior written consent of Candlewick Press, Inc.

Permission Requests

Any requests for use of content from this site may be submitted in writing via mail, facsimile, or e-mail only to the following address:

Candlewick Press, Inc.
99 Dover Street
Somerville, MA 02144
Fax (617) 661-0565

Please note we cannot process any requests that are not submitted in writing. We estimate a minimum of 4 weeks from the date of submission before being able to respond to any such requests. However, please note that this timing estimation may be subject to variation.

No Unlawful or Prohibited Use

As a condition of your use of this site you warrant to Candlewick Press, Inc., that you will not use this site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. Further, by using this site you agree that you will not violate or attempt to violate the security or integrity of the site, including, without limitation, accessing data not intended for users of the site; attempting to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of the site to security breaches; attempting to interfere with service to users of the site (including, without limitation, submitting a virus or corrupted data to the site, overloading the site, or continuously posting repetitive material on the site); attempting to decompile, disassemble, or otherwise reverse engineer the content or software comprising or making up any part of the site; and sending unsolicited advertising or other communications to users of the site.

Liability Disclaimer

Candlewick Press, Inc., makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of the site or the information, content materials, or products included herein which are provided on an “as is” basis. Candlewick Press, Inc., to the full extent permissible by applicable law, disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of fitness for a particular purpose, title, non-infringement, and merchantability. Candlewick Press, Inc., will not be liable for damages of any kind arising from the use of this site, including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages or damages for loss of use, data, or profits arising in any way connected with the use or performance of this site. Candlewick Press, Inc., does not endorse and assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or content of the views, opinions, comments, recommendations, or suggestions posted on this site from readers or others.

Links to Third-Party Sites

This site may contain a link or links to third-party sites (including vendor sites for purposes of allowing the purchase of books published by Candlewick Press, Inc.). The inclusion of any such link does not imply endorsement by Candlewick Press, Inc., of such third-party site(s) or the contents thereof. CANDLEWICK PRESS, INC., IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENTS OF ANY LINKED THIRD-PARTY SITE(S) AND MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE CONTENTS, ACCURACY, OR FUNCTIONALITY OF ANY LINKED THIRD-PARTY SITE(S). IF YOU USE A LINKED THIRD-PARTY SITE(S), YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK.

No Unauthorized Linking

By using this site you agree that you will not create any links to or from this site to another site without the express prior written consent of Candlewick Press, Inc.

Access Restriction

Candlewick Press, Inc., in its sole discretion, reserves the right to deny any user access to this site or any portion thereof without notice.

Modification of These Terms and Conditions

Candlewick Press, Inc., reserves the right to make changes to this site and the disclaimers, terms, and conditions herein at any time.

Applicable Law

This site is created and controlled by Candlewick Press, Inc., in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, U.S.A., and as such the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will govern the disclaimers, terms, and conditions herein without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws.

Service Contact

Please contact webmaster@candlewick.com with any questions or problems about the operation of this site.