WHAT’S IN THIS POLICY?
This policy applies to the users of our website www.readersandpublishers.org (the “site”).
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1. IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND WHO WE ARE
Purpose of this Privacy Notice
This privacy notice aims to give you information on how My Bookcase Limited collects and processes your personal data through your use of this website, including any data you may provide through this website when you use our website, provide information via our open call to participate and feature as an independent publisher on our website (“Open Call”), sign up to our newsletter or agree to be on our mailing list, or register an account with us.
It is important that you read this privacy notice together with any other privacy notice or fair processing notice we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data. This privacy notice supplements the other notices and is not intended to override them.
My Bookcase Limited is the controller and responsible for your personal data (collectively referred to as “My Bookcase”, “we”, “us” or “our” in this privacy notice).
If you have any questions about this privacy notice, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact us using the details set out below.
Our full details are:
Full name of legal entity: My Bookcase Limited
FAO: Cristina Garriga
Email address: email@example.com
Postal address: The Whisky Bond, Dawson Road, Glasgow, Greater Glasgow, G4 9SL
You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.
Your Duty to inform us of Changes
It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.
This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.
2. THE DATA WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU
Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).
We may collect, use, store and transfer all or some of the following personal data about you:
- email address;
- information on your publishing house (e.g. its location, year of establishment and website link);
- IP address;
- operating system;
- browser ID; and
- information on how you interacted with our website or other websites.
We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.
3. HOW IS YOUR PERSONAL DATA COLLECTED?
We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:
- Direct interactions. You may give us your identity and contact data by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email or otherwise. This includes personal data you provide when you:
- participate in the Open Call;
- create an account on our website;
- complete your ‘publisher profile’ on our website;
- subscribe to our service or publications;
- request marketing to be sent to you;
- subscribe to our newsletter or agree to be on our mailing list; or
- give us some feedback.
- Automated technologies or interactions. As you interact with our website, we may automatically collect Technical Data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this personal data by using cookies and other similar technologies (please see below for further information on cookies and how we use them).
4. WHY WE COLLECT YOU PERSONAL DATA
We (and those acting on our behalf) collect, store and process your personal data for the following reasons:
- to register you as a new user;
- to manage our relationship with you which may include:
- asking you to leave a review or take a survey;
- to register you as a new user;
- to enable you to partake in a prize draw, competition or complete a survey;
- to administer and protect our business and this website (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data);
- to deliver relevant website content and promotions to you and measure or understand the effectiveness of the advertising we serve to you;
- to use data analytics to improve our website, products/services, marketing, customer relationships and experiences; and
- to improve our services (e.g. to include your publisher name in a funding application or in promotional matter to promote Readers&Publishers)
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular website. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website by tailoring it to the needs of users. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.
Overall, cookies help us provide a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages users find useful and which they don’t. A cookie does not give us access to a user’s computer or any information about them, other than the data they choose to share with us.
6. DISCLOSURES OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below:
- third parties we use to help deliver our products and/or services to you;
- other third parties we use to help us run our business, e.g. marketing agencies or website hosts; and
- third parties approved by you.
We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
7. INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS
We do not transfer your personal data outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
8. DATA SECURITY
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
9. DATA RETENTION
How long will you use my personal data for?
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
10. YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS
Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. You have the right to:
Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected.
Request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. This is not a general right to erasure; there are exceptions.
Object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms.
Request restriction of processing of your personal data. Where processing is restricted, we can still store your personal data, but we may not use it further it.
Request the transfer of your personal data to you or to a third party. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.
Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent.
If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us using the details set out above.