This version is valid from 1 Sep 2017
You have a right to know the answers to the data privacy questions posed in this policy, and it explains the following:
- what data is collected?
- how we might use the personal information we collect;
- how we keep your personal information safe and confidential;
- under what circumstances we might use your personal information to contact you;
- how you can have your personal information removed;
If you are under 16 then you require your parent/guardian’s permission before you send any personal details or other information to this website.
This website contains links to external websites which are owned and controlled by third parties. These third-party websites are outside our control and will have their own privacy policies which you should review. You use the linked third-party websites at your own risk and we accept no responsibility for them.
What Data Is Collected?
Our policy is to collect minimum personal details (data which might identify you by your email for example). We collect only your name and email address in this category.
You are responsible for the accuracy of the details that you supply to our website.
We use Google Analytics to track how you enter the website, what pages you visit, and how long you stay. This information does not contain any personal details, but it may contain your device type, browser version, and your approximate location derived for your IP address.
What Personal Data Do We Use?
We will never share your personal details or associated data with any third party. Your data will never be submitted to any profiling operation.
We use anonymous Google Analytics data to monitor website traffic and performance. You cannot be identified from this data, and it is never revealed to any third party.
We will use your name and email to identify any posts you make in our ‘Inspired?’ comments section. You email will never be shown in this section.
We may use your name and email to contact you by email for other reasons (see the Email Contact section below).
How Do We Keep Your Data Safe?
We keep the information collected in secured data servers, and the transmission of personal details is protected by encryption if you access our site using HTTPS. Both the data servers and backups are kept in a physically secure location.
Access to personal details is limited to selected administrators who work for us. Personal details will never be made publically available.
We shall disclose your personal details if required to do so by law, but in this scenario we will always check that a legitimate request for information has been made.
When Would We Contact You By Email?
If you have completed our pre-order form on our book page, then we will email you when the order is ready.
In the unlikely event of a data security breach on our website, we will contact you immediately by email if you have supplied your details. This is part of our security breach procedure.
Please be assured that we have assessed the impact to you of a data security breach on our website as low. This is because we do not request or store any passwords or financial information.
If you post offensive, objectionable or inappropriate content on our website, or you attempt to disrupt our legitimate activity; then we may use your personal details to contact you to request that you stop such behaviour.
Please remember that if we reasonably believe that you are or may be in breach of applicable laws, then we will use your personal details to identify you to the proper authorities, and send them the offending content if legally required to do so.
How Can You Get Your Details Removed?
If you want to have some or all of your presence removed from our website (for example you want a comment removed from in our ‘Inspired?’ page); please complete the ‘Personal Data Removal’ form provided on our site, and we will process your request in a timely fashion.
- Comment Author Cookie - you will be identified by the name and email that you supply so that the comment can be attributed to you.
- Google Analytics Cookie - to identify your device (but not your personal details) for the purposes of tracking your activity and the performance of our website using Google Analytics.
Additionally, Google Analytics uses only first-party cookies. This means that all cookies set by Google Analytics for our only send data to the our servers. This makes Google Analytics cookies private to the our servers, and the data cannot be altered or retrieved by any non-our website or service.
If you disable cookies in your browser, then the Google Analytics cookies will not be stored on your computer (or other device).