We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes.
Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to [email protected]
How do we collect information from you?
• We collect your details via enquiry forms on our website
• We collect your information on enquiry forms during face to face meetings at public events
• We collect details of your IP address when you view our website, we do this via cookies * (see definition below from Plain English Wikipedia which will be provided as a click through link.)
What type of information is collected from you?
How is your information used?
We may use your information to send you updates on the Barnes Bookshop.
We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity.
Who has access to your information?
We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.
Service providers acting on our behalf
Links to other websites
In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.
COOKIES, ANALYTICS & FUNCTIONALITY
We use Google analytics to see how many people have accessed our website and what pages they have spent time reading. It also tells us whether people are visiting our site as a result of search engine traffic or through links from other websites or marketing emails. Google analytics relies only on IP addresses to collect this information. You can read the Google data protection policy here.
Our site is built in WordPress which requires the collection of IP information for anyone with access to update the site.
Any data from information provided by cookies is only shared with the third parties listed above.
You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us. If you do not want to receive emails from us you can change your contact preferences at any time by contacting us by email: [email protected]
Unsubscribing from our list
If you unsubscribe from our email list we will not send you any further emails however we will still keep your email address on file. If you wish your details to be completely deleted please email us at: [email protected]
We take measures to avoid loss of data as a result of malicious activities, which include:
Hacking incidents / Illegal access to databases containing personal data
Theft of computing devices (portable or otherwise), data storage devices, or paper records containing personal data
Failure of cloud computing cloud storage security / authentication / authorisation systems.
Under the GDPR we are legally obliged to notify the Supervisory Authority within 72 hours of the data breach (Article 33). Individuals have to be notified if adverse impact is determined (Article 34).
We do not have to notify the data subjects if anonymised data is breached. Specifically, the notice to data subjects is not required if the data controller has implemented pseudonymisation techniques like encryption along with adequate technical and organizational protection measures to the personal data affected by the data breach (Article 34).
When someone is using a computer to browse a website, a personalised cookie file can be sent from the website’s server to the person’s computer. The cookie is stored in the web browser on the person’s computer. At some time in the future, the person may browse that website again. The website can send a message to the person’s browser, asking if a cookie from the website is already stored in the browser. If a cookie is found, then the data that was stored in the cookie before can be used by the website to tell the website about the person’s previous activity. Some examples where cookies are used include shopping carts, automatic login and remembering which advertisements have already been shown.
Cookies have been a problem for Internet privacy. This is because they can be used to track browsing behavior. Cookies have often been mistaken for computer programs. But cookies cannot do much on their own. They are simply a piece of data. They are occasionally called spyware or viruses, but they are not either of these.
Most web browsers allow users to choose whether to accept cookies. If the user does not allow cookies, some websites will become unusable. For example, shopping baskets.