We, The Good Book Company, are committed to protecting the privacy of anyone using our site and the confidentiality of any information that you provide us with. The purpose of this statement is to set out how we use any personal information that we may obtain from you.
Use and collection of personal information
In general you can visit our website without telling us who you are and without revealing any information about yourself. If, however, you use our site you will need to register and you will be asked to provide certain information such as your contact details. We will store this data and hold it on computer or otherwise.
We may use information that you provide:
(a) To register you with our website and to administer it
(b) For assessment and analysis, e.g. marketing, customer and product analysis, to enable us to review, develop and improve our services.
The Good Book Company only collects the information necessary for verifying the identity of our customers, delivering items and billing. We ask that you give your telephone contact details, in case a complication with the order arises, and we need to contact you. Credit card details are at present handled through PayPal for processing, and are not permanently stored in the website database. If you order via the telephone we will destroy any financial details we have to take once payment has been completed.
There is a technology called “cookies” which may be used by us to provide you with, for example, customised information from our website. A cookie is an element of data that a website can send to your browser which may then store it on your system. Please remember cookies do not contain confidential information such as your home address, telephone number or credit card details. We do not exchange cookies with any third party websites or external data suppliers.
You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, notify you when a cookie is set or allow cookies for certain trusted sites. (Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.)
Our website needs cookies to be enabled and uses them to keep track of visitors whilst they navigate the site, which is a standard feature of the internet. Cookies are tiny pieces of information stored in your web browser, which allows the site to recognise you. This allows the contents of your shopping cart to be remembered, and ensures that once logged in, you remain logged in for the duration of your visit. No personal information is held in cookies, and they expire once you leave the site.
We endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect your personal information. However, we cannot guarantee the security of any data that you disclose on-line and we will not be responsible for any breach of security unless this is due to our negligence or wilful default.
All personal information sent to thegoodbook.com is protected by up to 256-bit AES encryption, signified by the 'https://' at the start of the URL and the padlock at the bottom of the screen, visible when you are on a protected page, such as the shopping cart. Information is held securely on the server, and is then retrieved via an encrypted tunnel to our premises. At no point is any of your personal information sent unencrypted across the internet.
You have the right to see personal data that we keep about you upon receipt of a written request and payment of a fee of $15. Any request should be sent to: The Good Book Company, 37 Elm Road, New Malden, United Kingdom, KT3 3HB. Please email our IT department if you have any further queries.