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  • Copyright 2009
  • Dimensions: 8 X 10
  • Pages: 272
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-3808-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-3808-0

Easy Mac® Computer Basics

See it done. Do it yourself.  It’s that Easy! Easy Mac Computer Basics teaches you the fundamentals of working with your Mac and how to work with other Apple hardware such as iPod, iPhone, AppleTV, and so on. Fully illustrated steps with simple instructions guide you through each task, building the skills you need to download and manage your music and videos with ease. No need to feel intimidated–we’ll hold your hand every step of the way.

Learn how to…

•    Set up and customize your Mac or MacBook

•    Connect and synchronize a Mac with an iPod or iPhone

•    Install Windows on your Mac with Boot Camp

•    Synchronize Address Book and iCal data with your Mac, iPod, and iPhone

•    Set up Time Capsule on a wireless network

•    Create albums and edit photos with iPhoto

•    Play music and movies in iTunes

•    Connect to the Internet, surf with Safari, chat with your buddies, and send and receive email in Mail

•    Access your iDisk, chat, and publish a website with MobileMe, iChat, and iWeb

Easy steps guide you through each task.

Items you select or click are shown in bold.

Each step is fully illustrated.

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Table of Contents

1 Setting Up and Connecting Your Mac with

iPod and iPhone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2

Setting Up an iMac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4

Setting Up a MacBook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5

Navigating the Desktop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

Navigating the Dock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

Navigating Finder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

Connecting an iPod to a Mac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10

Connecting an iPhone to a Mac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

Syncing Content to an iPod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

Setting Up and Syncing Content to an iPhone . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

2 Working with Files and Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18

Showing and Hiding Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20

Moving and Resizing Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21

Choosing a View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22

Selecting and Moving Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24

Copying a File or Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26

Deleting a File or Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27

Sharing Files and Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28

Finding Files or Folders Using Spotlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29

Renaming a File or Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30

Compressing Files and Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31

3 Customizing Mac OS X Leopard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32

Customizing File and Folder Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34

Customizing the Toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35

Setting the Desktop Picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36

Customizing the Screen Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38

Adjusting Mouse Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

Changing Keyboard Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

Changing the Date and Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43

Working with Spaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44

Customizing Icons on the Dock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45

Changing Your Computer’s Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47

4 Installing and Using Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48

Installing and Opening Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50

Opening a File with TextEdit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51

Working with TextEdit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52

Copy and Pasting Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54

Using the Font Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55

Using Front Row to Surf Your Music, Movies, and Photos . . . .57

Showing and Hiding Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58

Saving a PDF File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59

Using Preview to Navigate a PDF File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60

Viewing Photos with Preview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61

5 Using Pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62

Installing iWork ‘08 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64

Creating a Word Processing Document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65

Adding and Editing Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66

Finding Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67

Adding and Editing Shapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68

Working with Inline and Floating Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69

Working with Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70

Creating Linked Text Boxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71

Adding a Page Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72

Working with Headers and Footers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73

Inserting a Footnote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74

Saving a File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75

Printing a Document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76

Customizing Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77

Customizing the Toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78

Exporting to Word . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79

Printing a Spreadsheet with Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80

Playing a Slideshow with Keynote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82

6 Connecting to the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84

Setting Up the Internet Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86

Setting Up a Wired Internet Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88

Setting Up a Wireless Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90

Surfing the Web with Safari . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92

Adding a Bookmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93

Viewing Multiple Pages in a Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94

Configuring MobileMe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95

Accessing Files on MobileMe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96

Creating a Web Page on MobileMe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97

Creating a Photo Grid Page with iWeb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99

Publishing a Website to MobileMe with iWeb . . . . . . . . . . . . .100

Sending Files Attached to Email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101

7 Setting Up a Wireless Home Network . . . . . . . . . . .102

Setting Up an AirPort Extreme Base Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104

Configuring an AirPort Extreme Time Capsule . . . . . . . . . . . .106

Connecting to a Wireless Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108

Choosing a Different Wireless Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109

Sharing Files with Windows Vista . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110

Connecting to a Windows Vista Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112

8 Managing and Syncing Contacts with

Address Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114

Adding a Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116

Edit an Address Book Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117

Adding a New Field . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118

Removing a Field . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119

Creating a Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120

Printing a Mailing List with Address Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121

Syncing Contacts with iPod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122

Syncing Names with iPhone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124

9 Managing and Syncing Your Calendar

with iCal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126

Adding an Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128

Editing an Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129

Creating a Repeating Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130

Customizing Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131

Adding a Note . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132

Moving an Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133

Syncing Events with an iPod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134

Syncing Events with iPhone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136

10 Playing Music and Movies in iTunes . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138

Configuring iTunes in OS X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140

Purchasing a Song or Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141

Playing Music in iTunes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142

Playing a Movie in iTunes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143

Playing a Podcast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144

Creating an iTunes Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145

Removing Songs from a Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146

Ripping an Audio CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147

Burning an Audio CD in iTunes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148

Purchasing a TV Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149

Disabling Auto-Syncing with an iPod or iPhone . . . . . . . . . . . .150

Manually Syncing with an iPod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151

Permanently Removing Music and Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152

Transferring Purchases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153

Authorizing a Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154

Backing Up Music and Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155

Exporting a Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156

Importing a Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157

11 Working with Digital Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158

Navigating Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160

Importing Photos on your Hard Drive into iPhoto . . . . . . . . . .162

Creating an Album . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163

Deleting Photos from an Album . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164

Removing Red-Eye in a Photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165

Retouch a Photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166

Rotating a Photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167

Cropping a Photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168

Exporting Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169

Importing Photos from a Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170

Syncing Photos to iPod and iPhone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171

12 Working with the Built-in Camera and

Photo Booth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172

Taking a Still Picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174

Making a Movie Clip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175

Deleting a Photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176

Viewing Photos as a Slideshow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177

Exporting a Photo to iPhoto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178

Creating a Buddy Picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179

13 Chatting and Sharing Files with iChat . . . . . . . . . . .180

Setting Up Your MobileMe Account . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182

Setting Up a Google Talk Account . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184

Adding a Buddy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .185

Chatting with a Buddy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186

Changing Your Online Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .187

Sharing Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .188

Sharing Images in iChat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .189

Customizing Your iChat Icon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190

Sharing Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .192

Saving a Chat Session . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193

Customizing Your Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194

Starting a Bonjour Chat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195

14 Adding New Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .196

Connecting a Hard Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .198

Removing a Hard Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .199

Adding a Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200

Connecting to Another Mac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202

Connecting to an Apple TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203

Connecting to a Computer via FTP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .204

Using an iPod as a Hard Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205

Connecting a TV as a Second Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206

Connecting a Wireless Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207

Connecting a Wireless Mouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .208

Selecting a Time Capsule Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209

Connecting to a Mobile Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .210

15 Running Windows on Your Mac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212

Installing Windows with Boot Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214

Customizing Your Windows Desktop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218

Installing iTunes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219

Adding and Playing Music in iTunes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220

Syncing Your iPod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221

16 Protecting Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222

Changing Your Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224

Creating Accounts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225

Removing User Accounts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226

Disabling Automatically Opening Files in Safari . . . . . . . . . . .227

Blocking Pop-Up Windows in Safari . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228

Locking and Unlocking the Keychain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229

Deleting Selected Cookies in Safari . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .230

Clearing Safari’s Cache . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .231

Removing All Cookies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232

Viewing Active Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233

17 Taking Care of Your Mac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234

Backing Up Files with Time Machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236

Restoring Files with Time Machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237

Backing Up Files to a DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238

Using Disk Utility to Check the Hard Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239

Repairing Permissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240

Checking for Software Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .241

Manually Installing Software Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242

Partitioning a Hard Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243

Sending Crash Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .244

Resetting an iPod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246

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This privacy notice provides an overview of our commitment to privacy and describes how we collect, protect, use and share personal information collected through this site. Please note that other Pearson websites and online products and services have their own separate privacy policies.

Collection and Use of Information


To conduct business and deliver products and services, Pearson collects and uses personal information in several ways in connection with this site, including:

Questions and Inquiries

For inquiries and questions, we collect the inquiry or question, together with name, contact details (email address, phone number and mailing address) and any other additional information voluntarily submitted to us through a Contact Us form or an email. We use this information to address the inquiry and respond to the question.

Online Store

For orders and purchases placed through our online store on this site, we collect order details, name, institution name and address (if applicable), email address, phone number, shipping and billing addresses, credit/debit card information, shipping options and any instructions. We use this information to complete transactions, fulfill orders, communicate with individuals placing orders or visiting the online store, and for related purposes.

Surveys

Pearson may offer opportunities to provide feedback or participate in surveys, including surveys evaluating Pearson products, services or sites. Participation is voluntary. Pearson collects information requested in the survey questions and uses the information to evaluate, support, maintain and improve products, services or sites, develop new products and services, conduct educational research and for other purposes specified in the survey.

Contests and Drawings

Occasionally, we may sponsor a contest or drawing. Participation is optional. Pearson collects name, contact information and other information specified on the entry form for the contest or drawing to conduct the contest or drawing. Pearson may collect additional personal information from the winners of a contest or drawing in order to award the prize and for tax reporting purposes, as required by law.

Newsletters

If you have elected to receive email newsletters or promotional mailings and special offers but want to unsubscribe, simply email information@informit.com.

Service Announcements

On rare occasions it is necessary to send out a strictly service related announcement. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance we might send users an email. Generally, users may not opt-out of these communications, though they can deactivate their account information. However, these communications are not promotional in nature.

Customer Service

We communicate with users on a regular basis to provide requested services and in regard to issues relating to their account we reply via email or phone in accordance with the users' wishes when a user submits their information through our Contact Us form.

Other Collection and Use of Information


Application and System Logs

Pearson automatically collects log data to help ensure the delivery, availability and security of this site. Log data may include technical information about how a user or visitor connected to this site, such as browser type, type of computer/device, operating system, internet service provider and IP address. We use this information for support purposes and to monitor the health of the site, identify problems, improve service, detect unauthorized access and fraudulent activity, prevent and respond to security incidents and appropriately scale computing resources.

Web Analytics

Pearson may use third party web trend analytical services, including Google Analytics, to collect visitor information, such as IP addresses, browser types, referring pages, pages visited and time spent on a particular site. While these analytical services collect and report information on an anonymous basis, they may use cookies to gather web trend information. The information gathered may enable Pearson (but not the third party web trend services) to link information with application and system log data. Pearson uses this information for system administration and to identify problems, improve service, detect unauthorized access and fraudulent activity, prevent and respond to security incidents, appropriately scale computing resources and otherwise support and deliver this site and its services.

Cookies and Related Technologies

This site uses cookies and similar technologies to personalize content, measure traffic patterns, control security, track use and access of information on this site, and provide interest-based messages and advertising. Users can manage and block the use of cookies through their browser. Disabling or blocking certain cookies may limit the functionality of this site.

Do Not Track

This site currently does not respond to Do Not Track signals.

Security


Pearson uses appropriate physical, administrative and technical security measures to protect personal information from unauthorized access, use and disclosure.

Children


This site is not directed to children under the age of 13.

Marketing


Pearson may send or direct marketing communications to users, provided that

  • Pearson will not use personal information collected or processed as a K-12 school service provider for the purpose of directed or targeted advertising.
  • Such marketing is consistent with applicable law and Pearson's legal obligations.
  • Pearson will not knowingly direct or send marketing communications to an individual who has expressed a preference not to receive marketing.
  • Where required by applicable law, express or implied consent to marketing exists and has not been withdrawn.

Pearson may provide personal information to a third party service provider on a restricted basis to provide marketing solely on behalf of Pearson or an affiliate or customer for whom Pearson is a service provider. Marketing preferences may be changed at any time.

Correcting/Updating Personal Information


If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as your postal address or email address), we provide a way to correct or update that user's personal data provided to us. This can be done on the Account page. If a user no longer desires our service and desires to delete his or her account, please contact us at customer-service@informit.com and we will process the deletion of a user's account.

Choice/Opt-out


Users can always make an informed choice as to whether they should proceed with certain services offered by InformIT. If you choose to remove yourself from our mailing list(s) simply visit the following page and uncheck any communication you no longer want to receive: www.informit.com/u.aspx.

Sale of Personal Information


Pearson does not rent or sell personal information in exchange for any payment of money.

While Pearson does not sell personal information, as defined in Nevada law, Nevada residents may email a request for no sale of their personal information to NevadaDesignatedRequest@pearson.com.

Supplemental Privacy Statement for California Residents


California residents should read our Supplemental privacy statement for California residents in conjunction with this Privacy Notice. The Supplemental privacy statement for California residents explains Pearson's commitment to comply with California law and applies to personal information of California residents collected in connection with this site and the Services.

Sharing and Disclosure


Pearson may disclose personal information, as follows:

  • As required by law.
  • With the consent of the individual (or their parent, if the individual is a minor)
  • In response to a subpoena, court order or legal process, to the extent permitted or required by law
  • To protect the security and safety of individuals, data, assets and systems, consistent with applicable law
  • In connection the sale, joint venture or other transfer of some or all of its company or assets, subject to the provisions of this Privacy Notice
  • To investigate or address actual or suspected fraud or other illegal activities
  • To exercise its legal rights, including enforcement of the Terms of Use for this site or another contract
  • To affiliated Pearson companies and other companies and organizations who perform work for Pearson and are obligated to protect the privacy of personal information consistent with this Privacy Notice
  • To a school, organization, company or government agency, where Pearson collects or processes the personal information in a school setting or on behalf of such organization, company or government agency.

Links


This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects Personal Information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this web site.

Requests and Contact


Please contact us about this Privacy Notice or if you have any requests or questions relating to the privacy of your personal information.

Changes to this Privacy Notice


We may revise this Privacy Notice through an updated posting. We will identify the effective date of the revision in the posting. Often, updates are made to provide greater clarity or to comply with changes in regulatory requirements. If the updates involve material changes to the collection, protection, use or disclosure of Personal Information, Pearson will provide notice of the change through a conspicuous notice on this site or other appropriate way. Continued use of the site after the effective date of a posted revision evidences acceptance. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns about the Privacy Notice or any objection to any revisions.

Last Update: November 17, 2020