Privacy & Cookies

Your information and what we do with it.

We use cookies in order to ensure the best possible user experience on our site. Cookies aren’t anything to be afraid of, in fact they’re rather delicious. By using our site you’re consenting to the use of these cookies, for more information please read clause 10 of the privacy policy below.

1. Greedy Book Limited ('we' or 'us') are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy (the 'Privacy Policy') (together with our Terms of Use) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from all visitors to the Site, or that is provided to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the 'Act'), the data controller is Greedy Book Limited of 2nd Floor, 7-12 Noel Street, London, W1F 8GQ.

2. Information we may collect from you

We may collect and process the following data about you:

  1. information that you provide by filling in forms on the Site. This includes information provided when you create an account with us (such as your name, email address, location, password, age and gender), submit any details as a Customer, submit a request to 'contact us' or request any further services;
  2. if you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence;
  3. details of transactions you carry out through our Site;
  4. details of the number of times you visit, conduct transactions and use a merchant's site (whether such merchant's site is affiliated with the Site or not); and
  5. details of your visits to the Site and the resources that you access.

3. Consent

By disclosing any information to us through the Site and by using the Site as a Member, you are consenting to this Privacy Policy. If you do not consent to the way in which we collect, maintain, process or transfer personal information then you should not use the Site as a Member or a customer.

4. Uses made of the information

We may use information held about you in the following ways:

  1. to ensure that content from the Site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
  2. to provide you with information or services that you can request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes;
  3. to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us; and
  4. to notify you about changes to the services we provide.

If you are an existing third party purchaser of items ('Customer' or 'Member'), we will only contact you by electronic means (email or SMS) with information about services similar to those which were the subject of a previous contract with you.

If you are a new customer, we will contact you by electronic means only if you have consented to this.

5. Public and private settings

When you create an account with us, you can keep your books either public (the default setting) or private. Public books are accessible by everyone. Items on such books may be added to another Member's books, and the books can be shared by both other Members and Customers via email, Facebook, Twitter'.

Private books can only be viewed by certain approved Members or Customers who are approved by you and also by Site administrators. If a book is private, you will have to choose to share the URL of this book with third parties in order for them to view it.

You can make books private by accessing the privacy setting page, this is done by clicking 'settings' on the relevant book, and choosing the 'private' option.

6. Disclosure of your information

We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

  1. to carry out our obligations arising from any contacts entered into between you and us;
  2. in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets;
  3. if Greedy Book Limited or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its Customers and Members will be one of the transferred assets; and
  4. if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data by a court, the police, regulation or any other government authority, or in order to enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property or safety of Greedy Book Limited, our Customers, our Members, or others.

7.  Your rights

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. You can exercise this right to prevent such processing by not checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect you data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at chitchat@thegreedybook.co.uk.

8. Links

Our Site will contain links to third party websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies or the websites. Please check the terms of use and privacy policies of such websites before you submit any personal data to these websites.

9. Children

If you are under the age of 18, you must ask an adult to register as a Member on your behalf. We do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone who is under the age of 18. If we become, or are made aware that we have collected personal information from such a person including then we will delete this information including their Member account. If you have reason to believe that this has occurred then please contact us at chitchat@thegreedybook.co.uk and we will delete the relevant personal information. 

10. IP addresses and cookies

We may collect information about your computer, including, where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. For the most part this is only statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual, however, from time to time we may use data to send you a confirmation email following a purchase made by you on a merchant's site.

We may also obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They are used by many websites and help us to improve our Site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They also enable us:

  1. to estimate our audience size and usage pattern;
  2. to store information about your preferences, and so allows us to customise our Site according to your individual interests;
  3. to speed up your searches;
  4. to recognise you when you return to our site;
  5. to ensure we are providing the best possible quality service to our Members;
  6. to help us improve the Site, its content and the services provided by us;
  7. to allow you to back click to earlier registration pages viewed by your, and
  8. to track a Customer who has left our Site to go to a merchant's site directly in order to purchase a item.

Both first and third party cookies are utilised when a Customer uses the Greedy Book services.

First party cookies include:

  1. The ko227_session Cookie – this remembers information you input in a single session (such as your search preferences). This cookie expires at the end of the session, or within 24 hours.

Google Analytics- these cookies are administered by Google and dropped by our site:

  1. The __utma Cookie- this cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site. This cookie expires in 24 months.
  2. The __utmb and __utmc Cookies- these B and C cookies are brothers, working together to calculate how long a visit takes. __utmb expires at the end of the session while __utmc waits 30 minutes, and then it expires.
  3. The __utmz Cookie- this cookie keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine is used, what link is clicked on, the keywords used, and where the user is in the world. This expires in 6 months.
  4. AddThis is a social sharing button. The __atuvc cookie is created and read by AddThis's JavaScript on the user side in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before AddThis' share count cache is updated. No data from that cookie is sent back to AddThis and removing it when disabling cookies would cause unexpected behaviour for users. This cookie expires in 24 months.

Third party cookies:

When a Customer leaves the Site to visit a Retailer’s site a cookie file is activated that recognises that users’ computers IP address. If this Customer continues on to make a purchase then a second cookie is activated that matches their IP address to the previous cookie. If a match is made The Greedy Book is awarded a commission by the retailer.

To learn more about these cookies, please visit Skimlinks who manage the 3rd party cookie process on our behalf.

You may disable or delete cookies on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you choose to disable cookies you may be unable to access certain parts of our Site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our Site. By using this Site, unless you have chosen to disable cookies via your Internet browser, you are consenting to use of cookies in the manner described above.

More information about cookies and how to control them, including information on how to remove cookies can be found at www.aboutcookies.org.

As mentioned above this Site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc ('Google'). By using the Site you agree to the use by us of Google Analytics' service. The transfer, storage and/or use of personal data by Google is governed by Google Analytics' terms of use and privacy policy. To the maximum extent permissible under applicable law, The Greedy Book shall not be liable to you or any third party for any losses suffered by you in connection with the transfer, storage and/or use of your personal data by Google including but not limited to:

(i) any loss of profits, business, contracts, anticipated savings, goodwill, or revenue;

(ii) any loss or corruption of data;

(iii) any indirect, consequential, incidental, punitive or special loss or damage whatsoever, whether or not such loss or damage arises directly or indirectly and whether or not of the type described in (i) or (ii); regardless of the form of action, whether in contract, tort or any other legal theory, and even if either party was away of the possibility of such loss or damage.

Updated October 2014.