For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 (“the Act”), the data controller is Barefoot Books Limited of 294 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7ED.
In order to buy goods from us or to become a member of the Barefoot Books community, a user must first complete the registration process. During registration a user is required to provide their contact information (such as name, e-mail address, and postal address). Users are also required to provide and verify a valid e-mail address before the account creation process can be completed.
If you have opted in, you will receive e-mails containing information regarding products, community activity, and directives from Barefoot Books, from time to time. "Opted-in" means you have approved certain e-mails to be sent to you by Barefoot Books.
Under rare circumstances Barefoot Books may need to contact specific or all users in order to make an important announcement about the Barefoot Books site or service changes. Users are not able to unsubscribe, or "opt-in/opt-out" of these announcements because they may contain very important information regarding their accounts. Barefoot Books reserves the right to contact you to correct account errors or to supply important information Barefoot Books reasonably deems relevant.
You acknowledge, therefore, that we may collect and process the following data about you:
You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies, but if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our site.
We do track certain information such as type of browser and log on time for our own use. We use this information only to track from where our users may be coming and what type of software they are using. We keep this information so we can continuously improve our users' online experience and improve the Barefoot Books website. None of this information can ever be traced back to any specific person and is useful only to Barefoot Books.
Barefoot Books users are able to change their personal data at any time through their account on the Barefoot Books website.
We shall only collect personal data from children with the explicit and verifiable consent of the child’s parent/guardian unless that child is aged 12 years or over, the information collected is restricted to that necessary to enable the child to be sent further but limited online communications and it is clear that the child understands what is involved.
We use information held about you in the following ways:
We may disclose your personal information to third parties in the following circumstances:
Barefoot Books takes precautions — including administrative, technical, and physical measures — to safeguard your personal data against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.
Barefoot Books uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption on all web pages where personal data is required. To make online purchases from Barefoot Books, you must use an SSL-enabled browser. Doing so protects the confidentiality of your personal and credit card information while it is transmitted over the Internet.
We encourage you to take precautions to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet. Among other things change your passwords often using a combination of letters and numbers, and make sure you use a secure web browser.
While we use both passwords and usernames to protect information online, we also take steps to protect users' information off-line. All of our users' information is restricted in our offices and only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. Finally, the servers that we store personally identifiable information on are kept in a secure environment and professionally maintained. Please keep in mind that you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site and any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by notifying us accordingly at the time or by contacting us at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.