Privacy, security and cookie policies

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Privacy, cookies, security and copyright

Bradt is committed to respecting your rights and preferences throughout our relationship with you – as a user of this website, a customer, author, bookseller, partner or service provider. We aim to maintain the highest standards of business practice and corporate and social responsibility.

The following explains how we collect, store and use your personal data and data about you when you visit this website and when you transact with us. It also describes the types of data we collect, how we use this data, and your rights to control our use of that data.

By visiting this website and in providing any data about yourself to us, you are confirming that you have read, understood and agree to our policies and practices. If you are at all uncertain about any aspect of our policies and practices, please contact us and refrain from using this website.

Some of our core policies and practices are described below:

Privacy

We at Bradt respect your privacy and safeguard your data.

The personal data we collect, process or use is treated securely and in accordance with the privacy policy, described below. Whenever you give us personal data, you are consenting to its collection and use in accordance with this policy, including our use of cookies explained below.

What personal data do we collect?

You will be asked for personal data such as your name, address and email address when you sign up to our newsletter, register for an account or order products and services from us.

How do we use your personal data?

Where appropriate, we use your personal data:

• to provide goods and services to you or your organisation

• for basic profiling purposes (for example if we want to check our geographical spread)

• to let you know about other goods and services in which you may be interested

If you subscribe to our newsletter or purchase a book you may receive email communications alerting you to news and special offers. You may choose not to receive these by opting out at any time.

Transfer of data

By the nature of the Internet, the personal data you supply through this website may be sent electronically to servers anywhere in the world. It may be used, stored and processed anywhere in the world, including countries outside the European Economic Area. Bear in mind that many countries outside the EEA do not adequately protect your rights as a data subject.

To whom might we disclose your personal data?

Bradt does not sell, trade or rent your personal information to others. Your details will be added to our database in order to process your request, and, so that you can be kept up to date with relevant details of our products and services. From time to time we hold joint events with selected partners. If you book to attend one of these events your details will be made available to the event partner. You will be advised of this at the time of ordering or booking and can opt-out of receiving any communications from Bradt and/or the event partner.

Your personal data may be required to be passed to a third party if they need it in order to fulfil your order(s) for our goods and services, or to execute the communications we send to you. Except as set out above, we shall not disclose your personal information unless obliged to, or allowed to do so by law, or where we need to in order to run our business (e.g. where other people process data for us). In such circumstances, we ask those people to give us confidentiality or non-disclosure undertakings.

Marketing messages

You may at any time request us to stop using your personal data for marketing purposes. To unsubscribe from our newsletter or other e-mailings use the Unsubscribe opt out link in any newsletter or e-mail or contact info@bradtguides.com.

Links

This site contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these and you should read their own privacy policies. The policy described here, applies only to personal data collected by Bradt

Security

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet is guaranteed 100% secure, but we do take appropriate steps to protect the security of your personal data.

Inaccuracies and corrections

We endeavour to keep your personal data accurate and up to date. If you become aware of errors or inaccuracies, please email info@bradtguides.com

Changes to this policy

The Bradt privacy policy may change at any time, so you may wish to check it each time you visit our website.

Cookies

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent from our web server to your browser. It is stored on your hard drive. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites, and will not damage your system. If you would like to know more about cookies please visit www.aboutcookies.org.

How do we use cookies on bradtguides.com?

Bradt use cookies to show us which areas of the site are popular and those that are not often visited, thus enabling us to use our website resources in the most effective way.  We do not use them to identify you.

We use session cookies to keep you logged in for the duration of your visit, to enable you to complete transactions on this website and, for example, to pre-populate forms with information to save you keying in data that you have already provided.

We use permanent cookies to record basic web traffic analysis using Google Analytics and to remember you on your return to bradtguides.com.

Email communications

Bradt uses cookies in its email communications via MailChimp to track whether that communication has been opened and read, and whether the recipient has used the onward links contained in the email. This allows us to monitor and improve our email communications.

What we do not use cookies for

Bradt cookies do not analyse visits to other website or any searches undertaken while on the Bradt website. We do not use cookies for any third-party activities (other than Google Analytics & MailChimp as described in this document), or to insert any contextual advertising.

How can you manage the use of cookies on this website?

You can reset your browser to refuse cookies or alert you when a cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept cookies, some features of this site might not work as intended (e.g. services accessed while logged in, and all transaction/checkout facilities). We do not use cookies to identify you personally, except when you opt to use the logging in facility.

Security

Keeping your financial information secure: rest assured that any credit or debit card details you provide will be processed with the utmost care and security.

All credit and debit card payments made on this website are processed through Sagepay who use data encryption, fraud detection tools and all kinds of other advanced techniques to improve security.

Bradt does not store your card details on this site. No personal or financial details are left unencrypted on a remote server, and such details are never sent by email.

"How will I know I'm in a secure page on this website?"

You can check if you are in a secure part of any website by looking for the 'closed padlock' symbol, (usually found in the bottom-right corner of the screen in your browser's task bar). Double-click on the padlock for details of the site's security certification. Also, when in secure areas, the address bar at the top of the browser shows the prefix 'https' (rather than just 'http').

Copyright

The Bradt logo and contents of this website (including text, design and graphics) are copyrighted materials of either Bradt or its partners or its contributors and authors. All rights are reserved.

Downloading documents and files

Permission is given to users of this website for the downloading and temporary storage of pages where indicated, for the sole purpose of individual viewing on a standalone PC or monitor. Such pages may be printed, but these may not be further reproduced, copied or transmitted in any way to anyone other than the initial user without prior permission from Bradt.

All other use, reproduction, downloading or storage without prior consent from Bradt, of any copyright or proprietary materials available on this site in any manner, is strictly prohibited.

The Environment

Bradt recognises the need for sustainable development and consumption, and is committed to improving the environmental impact of its activities. The majority of our office waste is recycled. Recycled paper and office products are used wherever possible. We take into account environmental policies when selecting suppliers.

Disclaimer

Material and software available on this website, and in linked sites directly or indirectly accessible from this site, are provided on an 'as is' basis, with no warranty of any kind, express or implied, including those of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

Important disclaimer notice

Any references to linked sites or to third-party companies, products or services by name does not constitute or infer their endorsement by Bradt.

Bradt has used all reasonable endeavours to ensure that information provided through this site is accurate at the time of inclusion; however, it accepts no liability for any inaccuracies, errors or omissions on the site. The information available on the site might be incomplete, out of date or inaccurate. Bradt reserves the right at any time and without prior notice to make changes and corrections to the material on the site.

Bradt accepts no liability for any loss or damage of whatsoever nature caused by the use or the inability to use the materials available on this site or any linked site.

Bradt has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that the intellectual property of third parties is not infringed. If, however, you genuinely believe that the material on this site infringes any intellectual property rights, please email info@bradtguides.com.