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  • Copyright 2014
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-353995-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-353995-0

My Xbox One

 

Step-by-step instructions with callouts to colorful Xbox One images that show you exactly what to do

Help when you run into problems with Xbox One, Kinect™, Xbox Live®, or SmartGlass

Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your Xbox One system

Full-color, step-by-step tasks show how to have maximum fun with your new Xbox One! Learn how to

• Set up Xbox One, Kinect, and Xbox Live quickly–and start having fun now!

• Personalize settings, gamertags, avatars, gamerpics… your whole Xbox One experience

• Start your party, add chat, use built-in Skype, even make group video calls

• Capture video of your best gameplay moments with Game DVR

• Watch great video from practically anywhere: cable or satellite, DVD, Blu-ray, Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime, and more

• Play or stream all the music you love

• Web surf with Xbox One’s supercharged version of Internet Explorer

• Use SmartGlass to transform your iPhone, iPad, Android, or Windows 8 device into a second Xbox screen or remote control

CATEGORY: Consumer Electronics

COVERS: Xbox One

USER LEVEL: Beginning-Intermediate

Sample Content

Table of Contents

Prologue: Getting to Know the Xbox One

Chapter 1 Setting Up Your Xbox One

Making a Home for Your Xbox One. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

    Hook Up Your Xbox One. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

    Power On for the First Time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Playing Discs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

    Insert and Remove Discs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

    Manually Eject Discs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Setting Up a Cable or Satellite Connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

    Begin First-Time Setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Connecting Additional Controllers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

    Use Kinect. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

    Use the Accessory Pairing Button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

    Use a Micro-USB Cable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Setting Up Your Headset. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42

Understanding Your Warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Chapter 2 Navigating Your Xbox One’s Dashboard and Settings

Navigating the Dashboard with Your Controller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Understanding the Dashboard Content. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

    Reviewing the Home Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

    Examining Pins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

    Checking Out the Store. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Understanding Kinect Controls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

    Navigating the Dashboard via Motion Controls. . . . . . . . . . 55

    Navigating the Dashboard via Voice Controls. . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Breaking Down the Settings Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

    Set Up a Passkey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Changing the Console Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

    Network. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

    Kinect. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

    Preferences. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

    TV & OneGuide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

    Disc & Blu-ray. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

    System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

    Display & Sound. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

    Closed Captioning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

    Power & Startup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

Adjusting Family Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

    Add Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

    Remove Family. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

Managing Other People and Guest Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

    Remove Accounts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

    Adjust Guest Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Multitasking with Snap. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

    Snap and Unsnap Apps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

    Switch Over to Your Snapped App . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

    View a Snapped App in Full Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

Chapter 3 Examining Xbox Live

Understanding Xbox Live Memberships. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

Joining Xbox Live. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100

Redeeming Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103

    Scanning Codes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103

    Enter a Code Manually. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104

Paying for Purchases with PayPal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106

    Connecting PayPal and Your Xbox One. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106

Earning Achievements for Games and Media. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107

Accessing Xbox Live Gold Anywhere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110

Connecting to Xbox on the Web. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111

Enjoying Xbox Live Rewards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112

Understanding Updates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113

Chapter 4 Personalizing Your Xbox One Experience

Understanding Your Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116

    Get into Your Profile. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116

    Customizing Your Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118

    Change a Gamertag. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119

Building an Avatar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121

    Select a Base to Work From. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121

    Change My Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122

    Change My Style. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123

    Create a Gamerpic with Your Avatar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125

Assigning a Profile to a Wireless Controller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127

    Automatically Assigning a Profile. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127

    Manually Assigning a Profile. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128

Accessorizing Your Xbox One. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128

    Controllers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128

    Keyboards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131

    Universal Remotes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131

    Headphones and Speakers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132

    Networking Enhancements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135

    Security Locks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136

    Kinect Accessories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137

Chapter 5 Getting Your Game On

Coming to Grips with the Basics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140

Installing and Uninstalling Games and Apps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144

    Managing Installs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144

    Playing as You Install a Game. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146

Managing Game Saves in the Cloud. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146

    Delete a Saved Game. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147

Buying Add-ons and DLC with Tokens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149

    Install an Add-on. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150

Referencing Machinima. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152

Working with Game DVR, Upload, and Upload Studio. . . . .154

    Record with Game DVR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155

    Upload a Clip. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156

    Using Upload Studio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157

Streaming with Twitch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160

    Install Twitch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161

    Log In to Twitch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162

    Broadcasting with Twitch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164

Checking Out Some Games. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164

    Understanding Game Ratings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165

    Perusing Retail Games. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165

    Perusing Digital-Only Games. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177

Chapter 6 Making the Social Connection

Understanding the Friends App . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184

Interacting with Friends. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .185

    Add a Friend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .185

    Ways of Interacting with Friends. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .187

    Send a Message. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .189

Learning About Your Friends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191

Getting the Party Started. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .192

    Send a Party Invitation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .192

    Joining Parties. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194

    Invite Friends to a Game from the Home Screen. . . . . . . .196

    Invite Friends to a Game from in the Game. . . . . . . . . . . . . .197

Keeping in Touch via Skype. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .199

    Set Up Skype. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200

    Examining the Skype Interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202

    Make a Voice and Video Call. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203

    Accepting Skype Calls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205

    Send a Text Message. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205

Chapter 7 Viewing Videos and Video Content

Working with OneGuide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .210

    Add and Watch Your Favorite Channels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211

    Using App Channels to See Your Streaming Video Apps. . . . . . . .212

Enjoying TV Shows, Music Videos, and Movies with Xbox Video. . . . . . . . . . . .213

    Purchase or Rent Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213

    Controlling Playback. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .215

    Stream Videos and Photos from Your Computer . . . . . . . .217

    Stream Videos from a Mobile Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219

Using Apps to Watch Video. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220

    Netflix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220

    Hulu Plus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223

    Amazon Instant Video. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226

    YouTube. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229

    Watching Other Video Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .231

Playing DVDs and Blu-rays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233

    Controlling DVDs and Blu-rays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233

Chapter 8 Tuning In to Music

Accessing Xbox Music and Xbox Music Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238

    Install Xbox Music. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239

    Sign Up for an Xbox Music Pass. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240

Understanding the Xbox Music Interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242

    Controlling the Music and Video Playback Menus. . . . . .243

    Create a Playlist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245

    Create a Radio Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .248

    Streaming Your Personal Music Library. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .249

Playing Your Music CDs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .249

    Install the Audio CD Player. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250

    Understanding the Audio CD Player Interface. . . . . . . . . . .251

Chapter 9 Managing Files with OneDrive

Getting to Know OneDrive on Xbox One. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .254

    Install OneDrive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .254

    Taking Control of OneDrive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .255

Integrating OneDrive from Other Devices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .258

    Change Folder Types. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .259

    Add Files. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .260

    Share Files. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262

    Report Inappropriate Sharing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263

Chapter 10 Surfing with Internet Explorer

Understanding Internet Explorer on Xbox One. . . . . . . . . . . . . .268

    Set Up Internet Explorer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .269

    Grasping the Internet Explorer Menu Options. . . . . . . . . . .271

Adjusting Internet Explorer Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273

Learning the Internet Explorer Interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .274

    Work with Tabs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .276

    Save and Delete Favorites. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278

Navigating Web Pages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .279

Chapter 11 Looking Through the SmartGlass

Downloading and Installing the SmartGlass App. . . . . . . . . . .282

    Download and Install on a Windows 8 Device. . . . . . . . . . .282

    Download and Install on an iOS Device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .284

Using the SmartGlass App . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285

    Tell Your Xbox to Talk to SmartGlass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .286

    Connect SmartGlass to Your Console. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287

    Find Your Xbox One’s IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .288

    Using SmartGlass without Your Xbox. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290

    Getting to Know the SmartGlass App. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290

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Overview


Pearson Education, Inc., 221 River Street, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030, (Pearson) presents this site to provide information about products and services that can be purchased through this site.

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