PRIVACY POLICY

Interpretation

Privacy Policy” means this Privacy Policy which applies to all instances of our collection and/or use of your personal data through the Website.

Terms” means these Terms of Use of the Website and all other documents referred to in them.

"We", "us" and "our" mean The Random House Group Limited, a company registered in England and Wales with company number 00954009 and its registered office at 20 Vauxhall bridge Road, London, SW1V 2SA and Penguin Books Limited, a company also registered in England and Wales with company number 0081590 and its registered office at 80 Strand, London, WC22 ORL

Website” means this website – www.my-bookmarks.co.uk

"You" and "your" mean the person using a Website under these Terms.

2. This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy, together with the Terms, sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you via the Website, or that you provide to us via the Website, will be processed by us. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. By visiting the Website and/or by registering to be part of our consumer panel you are accepting the terms of this Privacy Policy. It is the stated policies of both The Random House Group Limited and Penguin Books Limited that they will act in accordance with current legislation and aim to meet current best practice with regard to the processing of personal data. Both The Random House Group Limited and Penguin Books Limited are registered as data controllers in the United Kingdom under the Data Protection Act 1998.

We take your online privacy seriously. You may visit this site anonymously as often as you like without providing any personally identifying information (such as your name, address or email address). We do not collect personally identifying information from you except when you specifically provide it, and we protect the information we receive. With your consent we may gather personal information from you through Website surveys and other means. We do not generally link your name to cookies unless you specifically provide your name to us as part of surveys, and we do not share it with third parties which are not affiliated with us without obtaining your consent first. Please read below for a further explanation of the information we gather and how we use it.

3. Collection of data and how information we hold about you can be used

  1. We require that you register to be part of our consumer panel prior to using certain services provided through the Website. These services include surveys and all bulletin boards, forums or comment or review functions. By registering to be part of our consumer panel you consent to our collection and use in accordance with this Privacy Policy of all personal data you provide through your use of the Website and/or otherwise in your capacity as a consumer panel member.

When registering, we will require personal information from you as set out in the initial survey presented to you in response to your request to register. This information will not be shared with other companies except as in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

  1. We will collect, hold and process that information including passing such elements of this information on to third parties, who may be within the Penguin Random House Group or an agent acting on our behalf.
  2. We may use your personal information provided for the purpose of marketing research.
  3. We may use your personal information provided for marketing purposes. This may include sending you marketing by email.
  4. We may use the information that you provide to contact you in relation to any content that you post using a bulletin board, forum or comment or review function in the event of a query or dispute.
  5. In order to carry out marketing analysis of your responses to surveys and other information you provide, we use third party software (provided by Vision Critical Research Solutions (UK) Limited) and your responses and other information may be stored and/or processed.

You should be aware that if you disclose personal information in content that you provide for bulletin boards, forums or comment or review functions that information can be collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited messages from third parties. When using these functions, you should remember that you are legally liable for the material you post, including for libel, copyright infringement and any other liability (please see the Acceptable Use Policy in the Terms).

4. Storage and Disclosure of Personal Data

We will retain the data we hold concerning you for as long as it is necessary to do so. We will retain and/or disclose your personal data to authorised authorities without your consent where we are required to do so under the law.

5. Cookies

Cookies are electronic tags that most websites place on your computer in the process of sending your computer a file, such as a web page. We use them as well. A cookie can tell us when a computer that has previously visited our site returns, and what pages it requests on each of its visits. Cookies help us keep track of how our visitors (or more accurately, their computers) use our site, including such things as the type of browser they use, the frequency of their visits and the pages that are most popular. They can help smooth your travel through our site by keeping track of information that has already been provided by your computer so that you do not need to re-enter it.

In no event does the cookie we place on your computer tell us anything about your visits to other websites (except those you enter through a link on our site), or your use of the internet in any other way.

If you would still prefer not to receive any cookies, most browsers can be set to refuse cookies or to alert you when one is being sent. www.aboutcookies.org contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers and details on how to delete cookies from your computer. However, some portions of this site may not function properly if the cookies are disabled.

6. Links to other sites

Our site contains links to other sites that are not under our control, even though they may use the Random House or Penguin Books names or logos on their site through an agreement with us. Such other sites do not necessarily follow our Privacy Policy, and may place their own cookies on your computer. This practice is standard on the Web. We do not control cookies placed on your computer by third parties whose advertising or links appear on our site.

7. Security of private information

We would like to be able to tell you that the personal information you provide us with is absolutely safe. Unfortunately, several well-publicised instances of computer security breaches make it impossible for anyone to be so confident. However we take reasonable steps to protect the information you provide us from theft, alteration or unauthorized inspection.

8. 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. We also ask you to check back here regularly to see what our latest policies are, particularly those relating to children. You should be aware that if your children voluntarily disclose their names, email addresses or other information on bulletin boards, forums, comment or review or other participatory areas of websites, such disclosures may result in unsolicited messages from other parties. We suggest that you discourage your child from providing such information on this Website or elsewhere unless you are confident that the information will not be misused. Where you provide information to us which is about, or provided by, your child (whether in response to a survey or otherwise), you guarantee your child’s adherence to the Terms and this Privacy Policy.

9. How to Contact Us

Should you have any questions about the Website or this Privacy Policy, please contact us by emailing us at bookmarks@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk.