The following statement explains our policy regarding the personal information we collect about you.
1. Statement of intent
From time to time, you will be asked to submit personal information about yourself (eg name and email address etc) in order to receive or use services on our website. Such services include our regular newsletter. By entering your details in the fields requested, you enable Rivendell Publishing to provide you with the services you select. Whenever you provide such personal information, we will treat that information in accordance with this policy. Our services are designed to give you the information that you want to receive. Rivendell Publishing will act in accordance with current legislation and aim to meet current Internet best practice.
2. Information on visitors
3. What is a cookie?
When you enter a site your computer will automatically be issued with a cookie. Cookies are text files that identify your computer to our server. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used. Many sites do this whenever a user visits their site in order to track traffic flows. Cookies themselves only record those areas of the site that have been visited by the computer in question, and for how long. Users have the opportunity to set their computers to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these, of course, means that certain personalised services cannot then be provided to that user. NB: Even if you haven't set your computer to reject cookies you can still browse our site anonymously until such time as you register for Rivendell Publishing services.
4. Submitting personal information
When you supply any personal information to Rivendell Publishing (eg for our newsletter) we have legal obligations towards you in the way we deal with that data. We must collect the information fairly; we must let you know how we will use it; and we must tell you in advance if we decide to pass the information on to anyone else. We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as you use the service you have requested. We will remove it in the event that the purpose has been met, or, in the case of a personalised service, such as the Newsletter, you no longer wish to continue your registration as a personalised user. We will ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
5. Access to your personal information
You have the right to request a copy of the personal information Rivendell Publishing holds about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. (We charge $25 for information requests.) Please address requests to the Data Protection Officer. (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
6. Direct marketing and user surveys
As Rivendell Publishing's services expand, there will be more opportunities to enhance the services provided to you. From time to time we may send you details of other Rivendell Publishing services and products that may be of interest to you and offer you the opportunity to subscribe to them. We may also offer you the opportunity to participate in surveys, carried out by Rivendell Publishing or its agents that help our research into the types of service we offer. Rivendell Publishing will keep a record of information provided by you. Please note that any information you provide to Rivendell Publishing will only be used within Rivendell Publishing and its subsidiaries. It will never be supplied to third parties without first obtaining your consent unless we are obliged by law to disclose information.
7. Users under 18
If you are under 18, please get your parent/guardian's permission beforehand whenever you provide personal information to Rivendell Publishing's website. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information.
8. How to find and control your cookies
Your browser’s help contents will give the information you need to help you find and control your cookies. Alternatively, please visit your browser’s website to find out that information.
9. How to see your cookie code
Just click on a cookie to open it. You'll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie.