Privacy Policy at QUAKE Books

What is this Privacy Policy for?

This privacy policy is for this website www.quakebooks.net and served by QUAKE Books. It governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it.

This policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations and requirements of the users, the website and website owner(s). The way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will be detailed below.

The Website

QUAKE Books and its owner(s) take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure that the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies to all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.

Use of Cookies

This website may use cookies to better the users experience while visiting the website. Where applicable this website uses a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to the website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer / device. This complies with recent legislation requirements for websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user's computer / device.

Cookies are small files saved to the user's hard drive that track, save and store information about the user's interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.

Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website.

This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information. You can read Google's privacy policy here for further information.

Other cookies may be stored to your computer’s hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 24 hours, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.

Contact & Communication

Users contacting this website and/or its owner(s) do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Any personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the UK Data Protection Act 1998. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email submission process but we do advise users using such form to email processes that they do so at their own risk.

This website and its owner(s) use any information submitted to provide users with further information about the products / services they offer or to assist in answering any questions or queries that may have been submitted. This includes using user personal details to subscribe them to any email newsletter program the website operates, upon expressing permission being granted. No details are passed on to any third parties, without first receiving explicit written permission and confirmation.

Email Newsletter

This website operates an email newsletter programme, used to inform subscribers about products and services supplied by this website. Users can subscribe through an online automated process should they wish to do so and do so at their own discretion. Some subscriptions may be manually processed if the user writes explicitly to the owner(s) regarding manual addition to the newsletter.

Under the Data Protection Act 1998 a copy of the personal information held may be requested. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please email kai@quakebooks.net with an email entitled “Privacy Policy Request”.

Email marketing campaigns published by this website or its owners may contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include; the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity.

This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity.

In compliance with UK Spam Laws and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 subscribers are given the opportunity to un-subscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign.

External Links

Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. External links are clickable text / banner / image links to other websites.

The owner(s) of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website, despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note that they click on external links at their own risk, and that this website, and its owners, cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Adverts and Sponsored Links

This website may contain sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through our advertising partners.

Clicking on any such adverts will send you to the advertiser’s website, through a referral programme, which may use cookies and will track the number of referrals sent from this website. Users should therefore note they click on sponsored external links at their own risk and that this website, and its owners, cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution with regard to their own privacy and personal details. Neither this website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through email.

This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised, before using such social sharing buttons, that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save a request to share a webpage respectively through a social media platform account.

Shortened Links in Social Media

This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls (and this is an example: http://goo.gl/iZ0ToF). 

Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.

Resources & Further Information

  • Data Protection Act 1998
  • Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003
  • Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 - The Guide
  • Twitter Privacy Policy
  • Facebook Privacy Policy
  • Google Privacy Policy
  • Mailchimp Privacy Policy

v.1.0 April 2016 Edited & customised by: Kai Whiting, Cedar Park, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts, CM23 4JU, UNITED KINGDOM

 

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