Cookies and Privacy Policy

Information

This section sets out the privacy policy for Grub Street Publishing Limited website. References to “we” and “us” are to Grub Street Publishing Limited.  References to “You” and “your” mean the person using the Website under these Terms.

Our policy is to act in accordance with current legislation and to meet current best practice on the internet with regard to our use and handling of personal data.  Our aim is to be responsible, relevant and secure when using your personal data.

Collection and Use of Personal Data and Cookies

When you visit the Website, we may send your browser a cookie. A cookie is a small file placed on your computer or mobile phone’s browser that helps us recognise you when you return to one of the Websites and can tell us whether or not you’ve visited the site before. Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies, and if you don’t, we may generate new ones.

The following table explains which cookies we use on this website and why:

Cookie NameCookie CategoryDescriptionDuration
wordpress_2WordPress cookie for a logged in user.session
wordpress_logged_in_2WordPress cookie for a logged in usersession
wordpress_test_2WordPress cookie for a logged in usersession
wordpress_test_cookie2WordPress test cookiesession
wp-settings-1Wordpress also sets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.1 year
wp-settings-time-2Wordpress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.1 year
PHPSESSID1To identify your unique session on the websitesession
SESS1To ensure that you are recognised when you move from page to page within the site and that any information you have entered is remembered.session

By agreeing to these terms and conditions, you are giving your consent to allow us to use the above cookies.

You can disable cookies from our site at any time – all modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings, and these settings will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. Please note, this may prevent areas of the website from working as intended.

If you do not agree with the described use of the cookies on this website and do not wish to disable cookies, we respectfully ask that you do not use this website.

We may need to know your personal details including your name, address and email address to provide you with information or reply to your queries.  We may also collect and process data about you if you purchase any books through us and/or if you enter any competition run by or in association with us.

We may use such personal data to provide you with details of matters that we feel may be of interest or use to you.  You can opt out of receiving further information of this nature from us by sending an email with the subject “INFO OPTOUT” to post@grubstreet.co.uk

Sharing Personal Data

We do not give out any of your personal information to third parties except as set out below.

We reserve the right to release personal data when we believe that release is appropriate in order to comply with the law, or to enforce our terms and conditions, or to protect our rights, property, or safety, and that of our group companies, our customers, or other third parties.

We do not sell personal data about our customers to third parties.  However, we may release personal data if we acquire any new businesses and/or sell all or part of our business.

Protection of Personal Data

We will take all reasonable precautions to ensure that all the personal data that you have submitted via the website remains confidential. As required by the Data Protection Act 1998 we have strict security procedures regarding the storage and disclosure of personal data. Headline (www.headline.co.uk) is a secure site with firewall protection, and all commerce via the site is protected using 128-bit SSL encryption.

This site uses Stripe, an independent payment service provider, to process credit and debit card payments. All sensitive payment card information is encrypted using e-payment software and is sent to the bank for instant authorisation.  Transactions normally take a few seconds to be processed. For more information about Stripe please visit their website at https://stripe.com/gb or email info@stripe.com.

Parents and guardians

We encourage you to get involved with your children’s online usage and to be aware of the activities in which they are participating. The Website may not be directed toward children and may not be suitable for their use. There may be some areas of the Website that may be attractive to children even though they are intended for adults. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you actively monitor your child’s interaction with the Website and their submission of personal information to the Website.  You should be aware that if your children voluntarily disclose their names, email addresses or other information online, such disclosures may result in unsolicited messages from other parties.

Your Rights and Responsibilities

You have the right to access the personal data which we hold about you and to have any errors corrected.  It is your responsibility to ensure that we have correct contact information.  This will enable us to provide you with the best service possible.

If at any time you wish your personal data to be completely removed from all our systems, or if you just want to update any personal data we have about you, please send an email with the subject “REMOVE ALL” to post@grubstreet.co.uk or write to the address below.

Privacy Support

Please contact us by any means if you are in any way unhappy and we are sure we can resolve any problems or issues you may have.  If you are not satisfied with our response you may wish to contact the Information Commissioner at www.ico.gov.uk

Grub Street Publishing Limited

Registration number: 2686389

VAT number: 603071979

4 Rainham Close

London SW11 6SS

Telephone: +44 (0) 207 924 3966

Email: post@grubstreet.co.uk