For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”) the data controller is Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. of 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP (registered in England & Wales under Company number 01984336) with ICO registration number Z7552956.
Information we may collect from you
We may collect and process the following data about you:
- Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Website. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our Website, subscribing to a service provided by us, purchasing publications through our Website, posting material on or to our Website or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you enter a competition or promotion sponsored by us or another company in our group of companies, and when you report a problem with our Website.
- When you register to receive newsletters we may request the following data: your name, email address and country. If you have registered an account you can update any of your personal information in the newsletters section of the Website under My Account at any time. You can unsubscribe to a newsletter by clicking the Unsubscribe link in our email marketing newsletters.
- If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
- We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.Details of transactions you carry out through our Website and of the fulfilment of your orders.
- Details of your visits to our Website (including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access).
Session cookies (2) – these allow the Website to link your actions during a browser session. They may be used for a variety of purposes such as remembering what you have put in your shopping basket as you browse the Website. These session cookies expire after a browser session so would not be stored long term.
Persistent cookies (3) – these are stored on a user's device in between browser sessions which allows the preferences or actions of the user across a site (or in some cases across different websites) to be remembered. Persistent cookies may be used for a variety of purposes including remembering users’ preferences and choices when using a site.
We also use 8 third-party cookies (i.e. cookies that are set by another domain other than the one being visited by the user) from Twitter - 3 session cookies and 5 persistent cookies.
The cookies we use enable us:
- to estimate our audience size and usage pattern;
- to store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests;
- to speed up your searches; and
- to recognise you when you return to our Website.
In addition, we may also use third-party re-marketing tracking cookies, including Google AdWords tracking cookies. This means we may show relevant ads tailored to you across the internet, specifically on Google’s and its partners’ websites, based on what parts of our website you have viewed. We respect your privacy and are not collecting any identifiable information through the use of Google’s or any other third-party remarketing system.
The third-party vendors, including Google, whose services we use – will place cookies on web browsers in order to serve ads based on past visits to our website. This allows us to make special offers and continue to market our products and content to those who have shown interest.
Where we store your personal data
Our site is accessible via the internet and so may potentially be accessed by anyone around the world. Other users may access the site from outside the EEA. This means that where you choose to post your data on our site, it could be accessed from anywhere around the world and therefore a transfer of your data outside of the EEA may be deemed to have occurred. You consent to such transfer of your data for and by way of this purpose.
Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
Uses made of the information
We use information held about you in the following ways:
- To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
- To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.
- To serve you with relevant ads about our products on our websites and on third-party websites, including Google and its partners.
- To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us. To the extent that carrying out such obligations necessitates us disclosing your personal information to agents, contractors or other third parties involved in the performance of contracts entered into between you and us, you agree and consent to such disclosure.
- To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.
- To notify you about changes to our service.
- In order to comply with any of our legal and regulatory obligations.
- Bloomsbury.com newsletters are 'opt-in' which means that you will not be sent any newsletters unless you specifically request them. Our newsletters also contain simple instructions for quickly discontinuing your subscription should you wish to do so. To subscribe to one or more of our e-mail newsletters click here.
You will not receive unsolicited marketing communications from us unless you have agreed to this. We may, however, contact you from time to time as necessary with information or queries about your registration, your purchases and/or your postings.
We may disclose identifiable information to our advertisers about our users. We may also use aggregate unidentifiable information to help our advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target. We may make use of the personal data we have collected from you to enable us to comply with our advertisers' wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience.
Disclosure of your information
We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
- In the event that we sell or buy any business (in whole or in part) or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets and may sell and transfer personal data collected through the site in connection with and pursuant to the sale of any such business or assets.
- If Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. or substantially all of its assets is acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
- To the extent necessary to enable us to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
- If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our Terms & Conditions and other agreements; to operate our systems properly; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, its subsidiaries, affiliates, our customers or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
- We may share customer information with third parties, including Google, to perform marketing services on our behalf.
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by choosing not to check certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org and asking us to cease contacting you for such purposes.
Our Website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
Access to information
The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.
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