We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. This policy explains how we use the information we collect about you and the procedures that we have in place to safeguard your privacy whilst you use the website.
We will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully (in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998).
The information we collect and how we use it
When you register with this site and/or place an order, we need to know your name, delivery address, credit or debit card number and expiry date, email address and telephone number. This information allows us to fulfil your order and notify you of the status of your order. All orders are fulfilled using a third party service provider and we will therefore pass on your details to that service provider so that they can deliver your goods to you. That third party service provider has undertaken to us that they will protect that information, will not pass it on, not use it for any other purpose than to deliver your ordered goods to you.
We may also ask you to give us optional contact information, for example your mobile number and demographic information like your age.
If you subscribe to our mailing lists for pre-orders and other information, you will be asked to specify the areas in which you are interested so that we can tailor the information which we send to you to cover the topics and books which we believe you might be interested in.
We may, from time to time, send with your ordered products, inserts advertising the goods or services of unrelated third party companies. We do not pass on your personal data to these third party companies.
We may also use your information for the purpose of providing you with information about any special offers, author signings and other events or features of our website which we think may be of interest to you and for related marketing purposes.
We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website. Your IP address is also used to help identify you and your details on our database.
We monitor customer traffic on an aggregate basis in order to help us develop and improve our website for the benefit of our customers. In order to enhance your use of the website you will be given a session ID which will only last for the duration of that visit to the site. Each time you visit the site you will have a different session ID.
Opt in/Opt out
If at any time you wish to receive information about any other product areas which you currently do not receive, you can sign up to our email newsletters by clicking the link that appears on most pages. If you wish to stop receiving some or all of the information that we currently send, you may amend or remove your preferences by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of your emails and following the instructions provided. If you have any queries about how to use the mailing preference system, please email us.
Security of your information
We follow strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of information which you have given us. This is to prevent unauthorised access or unlawful processing of your personal information. We keep your information confidential and store it on a secure server which is password protected and hidden behind a firewall from the outside world. We use secure socket layer software (SSL) to encrypt all of your personal information including your credit card number and your name and address. Our internal procedures cover the storage, access and disclosure of your information.
The SSL Certificate is provided by Globalsign. When you see a Globalsign logo, clicking on it will verify that this website is secure.
Non-disclosure to third parties
Unless we have your express consent, we will only disclose your personal data to third parties if this is required for the purpose of completing your transaction with us. This is subject to the proviso that we may disclose or transfer your data to a partner company where you have supplied information via a site which is co-branded with that partner company or to members of our own group. If personally identifying data about you may be shared with a partner company, we will tell you before we collect or transfer the data so that you may opt out of this transfer if you wish.
We use your information only as set out in this Policy and will not sell, rent or pass your information on to others for marketing purposes without your express consent.
We may however provide aggregate statistics about its customers, sales traffic patterns and related site information to reputable third-party vendors and relevant affiliate partners, but these statistics will include no personally identifying information. We may also release account information where we believe in good faith that this release is reasonably necessary to comply with the law.
What are cookies?
Cookies are tiny text files stored in your computer's browser by nearly all web sites. Cookies are not harmful to your computer and are usually just a simple text string used to keep track of what you put in your shopping cart, which products and pages you have looked at.
What are cookies used for?
A complete list of the cookies used on this site together with what they are used for is set out in the tables below.
First Party cookies are set by this site only. They cannot be seen by anyone else. They do not contain any personal information about you. They are an essential part of online shopping and if you turn them off some parts of the site may stop working, for example the shopping cart.
Third Party cookies may be set by us on behalf of third party web sites, usually for tracking and analytics purposes so that we can find out what works, what doesn't and further improve the operation of the web site. Any information gathered is completely anonymous and we do not sell or pass it on to any other third parties. The most common Third Party cookie we set is the Google Analytics cookie.
How to manage cookies
Our site will only set non-essential Third Party cookies with your consent. If at any time you want to remove your consent, click the 'C' in the bottom left of your screen and then click "Remove consent".
The best way to ensure your privacy is to make use of the Private Browsing feature of your browser and to modify your browser's privacy settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer: 1. Choose the "tools" menu - then "Internet Options" 2. Click on the "privacy" tab 3. Select the appropriate setting
Mozilla Firefox: 1. Choose the "tools" menu- then "Options" 2. Click on the "privacy" icon 3. Find the menu "cookie" and select the relevant option
For Opera 6.0 and further: 1. Choose the > "Preferences" menu 2. Privacy