Our cookie and privacy policies
Here you will find the full details of our cookie and privacy policies for www.goldsborobooks.com.
What are cookies?
GoldsboroBooks.com places tiny text files called cookies onto your computer, tablet or mobile device. This is standard practice for almost all websites.
Cookies are not harmful to your computer and are an essential part of online shopping. They allow us to give you a more efficient customer experience.
What are cookies used for?
There are two main types of cookie; we call them “first party” and “third party” cookies.
First party cookies are small data files that GoldsboroBooks.com uses do things such as keeping track of what you’ve put in your basket and remembering who you are when you return to our site. We don’t save personal information such as credit card details in cookies we create.
We don’t use Third party cookies.
On the whole, cookies are used:
How to manage cookies:
If cookies aren’t enabled on your computer, it will mean that your shopping experience on our website will be limited to browsing and researching; you won’t be able to add products to your basket and buy them.
If you’d like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit aboutcookies.org (opens in a new window).
Goldsboro Books Limited is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. This policy explains how we use the information we collect about you and the procedures that we have in place to safeguard your privacy whilst you use the website.
We will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully (in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998).
The information we collect and how we use it
When you register with GoldsboroBooks.com and/or place an order, we need to know your name, delivery address, credit or debit card number and expiry date, email address and telephone number. This information allows us to fulfill your order and notify you of the status of your order.
We may also ask you to give us optional contact information, for example your mobile number and demographic information like your age.
If you subscribe to our mailing lists for pre-orders and other information, you will be asked to specify the areas in which you are interested so that we can tailor the information which we send to you to cover the topics and books which we believe you might be interested in.
We may also use your information for the purpose of providing you with information about any special offers, author signings and other events or features of our website which we think may be of interest to you and for related marketing purposes.
We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website. Your IP address is also used to help identify you and your details on our database.
We monitor customer traffic on an aggregate basis in order to help us develop and improve our website for the benefit of our customers. In order to enhance your use of the website you will be given a session ID which will only last for the duration of that visit to the site. Each time you visit the site you will have a different session ID.
Opt in/Opt out
If at any time you wish to receive information about any other product areas which you currently do not receive, you can sign up to our email newsletters by visiting the email preference page. If you wish to stop receiving some or all of the information that we currently send, you may amend or remove your preferences by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of your emails and following the instructions provided. If you have any queries about how to use the mailing preference system, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cookies help us to recognise when you next visit our website and note the advertisements displayed to you. This allows us to tailor the service we provide to your preferences.
You can usually change your browser so that it will not accept cookies. If you’d like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit aboutcookies.org (opens in a new window).
Security of your information
We follow strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of information which you have given us. This is to prevent unauthorised access or unlawful processing of your personal information. We keep your information confidential and store it on a secure server which is password protected and hidden behind a firewall from the outside world. We use secure socket layer software (SSL) to encrypt all of your personal information including your credit card number and your name and address. Goldsboro Books internal procedures cover the storage, access and disclosure of your information.
The Verisign Secure Site Program allows you to learn more about web sites you visit before you submit any confidential information. When you see a Verisign logo, clicking on it will verify that this website is secure.
Third Party Services
We may share your personal information with any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.
We will not share any personal details with any other third parties without your agreement, unless required in order to fulfil our contract with you, or allowed by law.
Instances where we may share your personal information with selected third parties include:
In these cases, we require that these third parties comply strictly with our instructions and with data protection laws, for example around security of personal data.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
Please note that Sensitive Personal Data will not be shared with third parties without your consent.
Security of your Personal Information
We shall ensure that we comply with the provisions of the GDPR, including but not limited to holding all personal information securely.
We will put in place appropriate safeguards (both in terms of our procedures and the technology we use) to keep your personal information as secure as possible. We will ensure that any third parties we use for processing your personal information do the same.
Access to personal data shall be limited to personnel who need access and safeguards are in place to avoid unauthorised sharing of information.
We will not transfer, process or store your data anywhere that is outside of the European Economic Area.
Your rights to your personal information
You have the right to request a copy of the personal information that we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies in the data corrected. Please use the contact details at the end of this policy if you would like to exercise this right.
Right to withdraw your consent
You may choose to withdraw your consent to the processing of your data at any time. You may request deletion of your user account and enforce your right to be forgotten by writing to us using the details at the end of this policy. Content or other data that you have provided to us such as payment records may continue to remain on our system even though your user account is deleted.
Contact details and further information