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Security & Privacy

Security & Privacy Policy

We take the privacy rights of users of the bookish website very seriously and this privacy policy explains how certain information about you may be processed. By using the bookish website and placing orders you expressly consent to the use of your data in accordance with this privacy policy.

Your Data

"Your data" means any information about you which is personally identifiable, including, without limitation, your name, address, telephone number, email address, financial details, registration name, password, where applicable, and other information from which you can be identified and which you may disclose to us or otherwise via the website at any time.

bookish collects your data when you place an order, you make a complaint or enquiry, or when you provide other feedback, you write a comment on the website or blog, you enter a competition or prize draw, or you disclose your data to us through the website or blog at any other point.

We use your data to: process and complete orders you place via the bookish website, process and deal with any complaints or enquiries made by you, make comments available on the website, monitor, develop and improve the website and your overall experience.

Where (and only where) consented to by you, we use your data to send you and keep you updated with information by email/post/telephone about existing and new bookish services and special offers from bookish ltd, and where you are a prize or giveaway winner, to publish or otherwise make available a list of prize or giveaway winners.

To opt-out of receiving information you can amend your preferences, use the facility contained in any relevant bookish communication or you can email us at literarygifts@bookishengland.co.uk stating your name and the fact that you would like to opt-out or unsubscribe.

Your data will be held by bookish for so long as is necessary for the purposes for which it was collected, for the settlement of any potential disputes which may be raised or otherwise in accordance with legal requirements.

When you post a comment review to the bookish website or blog, this and any personal data that you choose to include in it may be made available on the website or blog and therefore be accessible to any visitor to the website. Please think carefully about the content of your comment(s) and only make available what you are happy for other users to read.

We never pass on your data to third parties for third party marketing purposes. Ever. In rare circumstances bookish may pass on your data to our own employees, agents and sub-contractors to administer online accounts and orders and other parts of the services we provide, or we may provide some general statistical information about the website user base, traffic volumes, general sales patterns and related matters to reputable third parties and cookies and other web analytics may be collected and processed by a third party on our behalf but these details will not include information personally identifying you. bookish may disclose your data to the police, regulatory bodies or legal advisers in connection with any alleged criminal offence or where required by law.

Data Security

We take data security very seriously indeed. bookish endeavours to take all reasonable steps to protect your data. All the data collected by us is stored on a secure server. The secure server software encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us.


We use cookies to allow us to understand who has viewed which website pages, to determine how frequently particular pages are visited, to determine the most popular areas of the bookish website and blog and to monitor general usage of both sites. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, though they do not have to. We do not control the use of cookies by third parties other than by the agents who provide the web analytics service for our website. If you wish to disable cookies then you can do so by readjusting your browser settings although please note that by disabling cookies you may not be able to register with or use all of the features of the bookish website. You can find more information on cookies and how they can be disabled via the Interactive Advertising Bureau at www.allaboutcookies.org.

Data Transfer

Your data may be held or accessed by bookish ltd in the UK in the course of providing the website, blog and services to you. If we make any transfers of data to third parties as set out above, we will ensure that your data is transferred with relevant and appropriate contractual and other safeguards in place to ensure that your information is kept secure and handled in accordance with relevant laws. You consent to this transfer of your data on these terms. Please note that if you choose to post a comment on the bookish website or blog then this and any personal data you choose to include in it may potentially be available to site users worldwide.


Please be aware that our website and blog may provide links to other websites. We are not responsible for the data policies, content or security of these linked websites. We do not have any control over the use to which third parties may use of store your data, where you choose to purchase products or services or otherwise to contact them via this website or the bookish blog.


If you have any questions about our data policy, or about anything at all, please email us at literarygifts@bookishengland.co.uk or call us on +44 (0)1273 25 2011. You can write to us at: bookish, Wayside, Station Road, Cowfold, West Sussex, RH13 8DA, England.

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