This policy was last updated 22 May 2018.
What kind of personal information do we collect?
We may collect the following information:
- contact information including email address and telephone number
- company name
What we do with the information we gather.
This information is used to understand your needs and enhance your experience with us, and in particular for the following reasons:
- We may use the information to improve our website.
- We may periodically send promotional emails about new books, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
- Providing you with information that you have requested and communicating with you in relation to your enquiry
A cookie is a small text file stored on your computer’s hard drive and which records your navigation of a website so that, when you revisit that website, it can present tailored options based on the information stored about your last visit. Cookies can also be used to analyse traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes.
Cookies are used by nearly all websites and in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you other than the data you choose to share with us.
How do I change my cookie settings?
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.
Functionality cookies – these cookies provide functionality that makes using our service more convenient and makes providing more personalised features possible. For example, we use MailChimp to prompt you to register for our newsletter, if you subscribe to the newsletter or decline a cookie will be saved so that the popup is not shown each time you visit the site.
Session cookies – These cookies are required for you to be able to use some important features on our website, such as logging in. These cookies don’t collect any personal information. You can learn more about session cookies and what they are used for at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/cookies/session-cookies-used-for.html
Google analytics cookies – these cookies are used to track the use and performance of our website and services in order to improve the user experience. For example, they allow us to count visits, identify traffic sources and see which parts of the site are most popular. Your user data is all anonymous. You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html
Other information we collect.
Leaving Comments on blog articles.
The Jodi Ellen Malpas website offers users the opportunity to leave individual comments on blog articles. If you leave a comment on the articles published on this website the comments are also stored and published, as well as information on the date of the commentary and on the user’s (pseudonym). In addition, the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) to the data subject is also logged. This storage of the IP address takes place for security reasons, and in case the data subject violates the rights of third parties or posts illegal content through a given comment. The storage of this personal data is, therefore, in the interest of Jodi Ellen Malpas, so that we can exculpate in the event of an infringement. This collected personal data will not be passed to third parties, unless such a transfer is required by law or serves the aim of the defence of Jodi Ellen Malpas.
On many of the pages of the Jodi Ellen Malpas website you will see ‘social buttons’. These enable users to share or bookmark the web pages. There are buttons for: Twitter, Google +1, Facebook ‘Like’, and Pinterest. In order to implement these buttons and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of the Jodi Ellen Malpas website. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on the Jodi Ellen Malpas website. So if you click on any of these buttons, these sites will be registering that action and may use that information. In some cases these sites will be registering the fact that you are visiting jodiellenmalpas.co.uk, and the specific pages you are on, even if you don’t click on the button if you are logged into their services, like Google and Facebook. You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.
The newsletter emails we send contain tracking so that we can tell how much traffic those emails send to our site and we can track, at an individual level, whether the user has opened and clicked on the email. We rarely use the latter information at a personal level, rather we use it to understand open and click rates on our emails to try and improve them. Sometimes we do use the personal information e.g. to re-email people who didn’t click the first time. If you want to be sure that none of your email activity is tracked then you should unsubscribe from the Jodi Ellen Malpas newsletter.
External web services.
We use a number of external web services on the Jodi Ellen Malpas website, mostly to display content within our web pages. For example, we use YouTube to show video and SoundCloud for Audio. This is not an exhaustive or complete list of the services we use, or might use in the future, when embedding content, but these are the most common. As with the social buttons we cannot prevent these sites, or external domains, from collecting information on your usage of this embedded content. If you are not logged in to these external services then they will not know who you are but are likely to gather anonymous usage information e.g. number of views, plays, loads etc.
Links to other websites.
Our website contains links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling your personal information.
If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by emailing us at email@example.com
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.