Privacy & Cookies

Your information and what we do with it.

Last updated May 2018.

At the Greedy Book we value your privacy. It is important that you read and understand the Privacy Policy as it will explain how we collect and use your personal information and why we do this. All personal information is kept on a secure server.

1. Our Privacy Policy

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 Website, 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') until 25th May 2018 and thereafter the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or any subsequent, and successor, legislation; the data controller is Greedy Book Limited of 85 Great Portland Street, First Floor, London, W1W 7LT.

2. Personal information

Personal information, or personal data, refers to any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not refer to anonymous data. Anonymous data is information where any personal identifiers have been removed.

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 Website. This includes information provided when you create an account with us (such as your name, profile picture, 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 Website;

  4. details of the number of times you visit, conduct transactions and use a merchant's website (whether such merchant's site is affiliated with the Website or not); and

  5. details of your visits to the Website and the resources that you access.

3. Consent

By disclosing any information to us through the Website and by using the Website 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 Website as a Member or a customer. A Member is a user that has created an account on www.thegreedybook.co.uk, a Customer is a user that does not have an account but has used the Website to browse products or complete any activity possible without creating an account and logging in as a Member.

4. How do we use your personal information?

We use this information to make your browsing and shopping experience on the Website as easy and enjoyable as possible. We may use information held about you in the following ways:

  1. to ensure that content from the Website 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. Members require an email address and password to access their account.

  4. To send you special offers and promotions that may be of interest to you if you have consented for us to do so or we believe may be of interest to you. You may opt-out of receiving these messages at any time.

  5. Any information we collect about customers’ browsing and buying habits is used for statistical analysis and to continuously improve the Website and the products and services offered to our Members and Customers,

  6. To assist in the detection and prevention of fraud.

  7. to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between

    you and us; and

  8. 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. Why do we contact you?

  1. If you have signed up for our newsletters, we can contact you to update you with our favourite finds, sales, offers, marketing message, gift inspiration and competitions. You can opt our of marketing emails at any time, by clicking on the ‘unsubscribe’ link on any email communication, or contacting us at chitchat@thegreedybook.co.uk.

  2. If you’re successful when entering any of our competitions or prize draws we will contact you by email to notify you.

6. Public and private settings

When you create an account with us, you can keep your greedy books [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 Website 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 ‘Privacy 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. What are 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.

You also have the right to obtain confirmation that your data is being processed and request access to your personal data. You can make a request at any time by email to chitchat@thegreedybook.co.uk.

In the first instance we will provide a copy of the information free of charge. However, we may charge a reasonable administration fee when a request is manifestly unfounded or excessive or to comply with requests for further copies of the same information although this does not mean that we will charge for all subsequent access requests.

We will without delay and wishing 1 month of your request (subject to extensions in some cases):

  • confirm what personal data we hold about you;

  • provide a copy of the data in commonly used electronic format;

  • provide any supporting explanatory materials.

We can extend the time to respond by a further two months where requests are complex or numerous. If this is the case, we will inform you of this within one month of the receipt of the request and explain why the extension is necessary.

Data portability - in addition to your access right you can require us to provide a copy of your information that we hold in a commonly used machine-readable format.

Rights of Rectification and Erasure (the right to be forgotten) - you may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate or no longer necessary. You can do so by contacting us by email on chitchat@thegreedybook.co.uk.

8. Marketing communications

You can sign up to receive marketing communications through our online sign up form or when you create an account. Simply tick the opt-in box at any of these stages.

You have the choice to refine or opt out of receiving marketing communications from us. If you do not wish to continue to receive marketing from us, click the ‘unsubscribe’ link in any email communications or log into your account to change your preferences.

9. Links - the bit we can’t control...

Our Website 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.

10. 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.

11. 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 (electronic tag) which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. We use cookies in order to ensure the best possible user experience on our site, for example if you have registered with us as a Member then your computer will store an identifying cookie which will save you time each time you visit our Website, by remembering your email address for you. They are used by many websites and

help us to improve our Website 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 Website according to your individual interests;

  3. to speed up your searches;

  4. to recognise you when you return to our website;

  5. to ensure we are providing the best possible quality service to our Members;

  6. to help us improve the Website, 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 Website 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 Website. 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.