What personal data do we collect?
When you make a purchase on our website, we collect the following personal data from you:
➻ Your name and email address as supplied through the contact form.
➻ Your name or pen name as supplied by you in any submissions.
➻ Your IP address.
How do we use your personal data?
We use your personal data for the following purposes:
➻ To respond to your queries as sent through the contact form.
➻ In printed publications to indicate your work, this may be your pen name, if desired.
Under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), the lawful bases we rely on for processing this information are:
➻ Your consent. You are able to remove your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting us via the contact form.
➻ We have a contractual obligation.
➻ We have a legal obligation.
➻ We have a vital interest.
➻ We need it to perform a public task.
How do we protect your personal data?
We take appropriate measures to protect your personal data from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction. We store your personal data securely and limit access to it to only those employees who need it to perform their job duties. We keep personal data no longer than necessary, after which it will be removed entirely from the servers and any other systems.
Do we share your personal data?
We do not sell or share your personal data with any third parties, except as required by law or with your explicit consent.
How long do we keep your personal data?
We retain your personal data only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected or as required by law.
We provide links to third party service providers, including, but not limited to, Amazon for the purpose of fulfilling customers’ book orders. These third party websites may have their own cookie and tracking usages. We are not responsible for the content of any third party websites we may link to.
You have the right to access, correct, or delete your personal data that we hold. You also have the right to restrict or object to the processing of your personal data, and to receive a copy of your personal data in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format. If you wish to make a request, you can do so via our contact form.
You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.
The ICO’s address:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Helpline number: 0303 123 1113
ICO website: https://www.ico.org.uk