Privacy Policy

Our Commitment To Privacy
To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on every page of this site.

The Information We Collect
This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Michael Pollan web site. On some pages, you can submit personal information. The types of personal information collected at these pages are:
Email Address

The Way We Use Information
We use the information you provide about yourself only to reply to your inquiry or to send requested newsletters. We do not share this information with outside parties except for our newsletter provider, MailChimp, whose privacy policy can be found here.

We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our web site, as collected by Google Analytics. For example, we are able to tell that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our web site, but we do not gather any information that could be used to identify those individuals.

Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

Third Party Cookies Disclosure

My publisher Penguin Random House LLC (“PRH”) and its third party service providers use cookies, web beacons and similar tracking technologies on my site to track the actions you take on the site including as a result of linking through to the site from an ad and to remarket to you based on those actions, and for PRH’s other internal purposes. For example, PRH may serve an ad to you promoting my next book based on your interest in books on my site. PRH may also use information about actions taken by you on the site to determine which of its ads were most interesting to you and how to better serve your interests. Unless you separately opt in to receive news from PRH, PRH does not collect personal information about you and neither PRH nor its third party ad servers use these tracking technologies to collect personal information about you. They may, however, track your Internet usage anonymously (that is, without being able to identify you personally) over time and across other websites in their networks beyond my site. To opt out of having your information used by third party network advertisers, please visit the Network Advertising Initiative by clicking

Our Commitment To Data Security
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Our Commitment To Children’s Privacy
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our web site from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our web site is structured to attract anyone under 13.

How To Contact Us
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please send us an email via the contact page.