1. Greedy Book Limited ('we' or 'us') are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the 'Act'), the data controller is Greedy Book Limited of PO Box 67129, London, SW11 9ES.
2. Information we may collect from you
We may collect and process the following data about you:
- 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;
- if you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence;
- details of transactions you carry out through our Site;
- 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
- details of your visits to the Site and the resources that you access.
4. Uses made of the information
We may use information held about you in the following ways:
- to ensure that content from the Site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
- 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;
- to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us; and
- to notify you about changes to the services we provide.
If you are an existing third party purchaser of gifts ('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 who are approved by you and also by Site administrators. If a book is private, other Members will have to request Member's permission in order to view the book. It is not possible for Customers to view private books.
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:
- to carry out our obligations arising from any contacts entered into between you and us;
- 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.
- 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
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
- to estimate our audience size and usage pattern;
- to store information about your preferences, and so allows us to customise our Site according to your individual interests;
- to speed up your searches;
- to recognise you when you return to our site;
- to ensure we are providing the best possible quality service to our Members;
- to help us improve the Site, its content and the services provided by us;
- to allow you to back click to earlier registration pages viewed by your, and
- to track a Customer who has left our Site to go to a merchant's site directly in order to purchase a gift.
Both first and third party cookies are utilised when a Customer uses the Greedy Book services.
First party cookies include:
- The CAKEPHP Cookie – this remembers information you input in a single session (such as your search preferences). This cookie expires at the end of the session.
- The CakeCookie – this is dropped when the ‘Remember me’ checkbox is activated by a Member. This expires in 15 days.
Google Analytics- these cookies are administered by Google and dropped by our site:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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 these affiliate networks who manage the 3rd party cookie process:
More information about cookies and how to control them, including information on how to remove cookies can be found at www.aboutcookies.org.
(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 November 2012