Shelfwatch is committed to protecting your personal information when you are using Shelfwatch services. We want our services to be a safe environment for our audience. This Privacy Policy relates to our use of any personal information you provide to us through the Shelfwatch website. In order to provide you with the full range of Shelfwatch services, we are sometimes required to collect information about you.

This privacy policy explains the following:

what information Shelfwatch may collect about you;
how Shelfwatch will use information we collect about you;
when Shelfwatch may use your details to contact you;
whether Shelfwatch will disclose your details to anyone else;
your choices regarding the personal information you have provided to us;
the use of cookies on the Shelfwatch website and how you can reject these cookies.
As set out above, Shelfwatch is committed to safeguarding your personal information. Whenever you provide such information, we are legally obliged to use your information in line with all laws concerning the protection of personal information, including the Data Protection Act 1998 (these laws are referred to collectively in this Privacy Policy as the “data protection laws”).

The website may contain hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties. These third party websites have their own privacy policies, including cookies, and we urge you to review them. They will govern the use of personal information you submit or are collected by cookies whilst visiting these websites. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.

What information will Shelfwatch collect about me?

When you sign up to participate in or receive a service from Shelfwatch such as newsletters or articles we may ask for personal information about you. This can consist of information such as your name, e mail address, or postal address.

By entering your details in the fields requested, you enable Shelfwatch to provide you with the services you select.

How will Shelfwatch use the information they collect about me?

Shelfwatch will use your personal information for a number of purposes including the following: for “service administration purposes”, which means that Shelfwatch may contact you for reasons related to the service you have signed up for, as set out in paragraph 4 below (e.g. to provide you with password reminders or to notify you that a particular service has been suspended for maintenance);

IP addresses may be used to identify the location of users, the number of visits from different countries and also to block disruptive use.

Where Shelfwatch proposes using your personal information for any other uses we will ensure that we notify you first. You will also be given the opportunity to withhold or withdraw your consent for your use other than as listed above.

When will Shelfwatch contact me?

Shelfwatch may contact you:

in relation to the functioning of any service you have signed up for in order to ensure that Shelfwatch can deliver the services to you;
to invite you to participate in surveys about Shelfwatch services (participation is always voluntary);
for marketing purposes where you have not asked to be excluded from this.

Will I be contacted for marketing purposes?

Shelfwatch won’t contact you for marketing purposes, or promote new services to you if you ask not to be contacted for these purposes.

Will Shelfwatch share my personal information with anyone else?

We will keep your information confidential and we will only use your information within Shelfwatch.

What if I am a user aged 16 or under?

If you are aged 16 or under, please get your parent/guardian’s permission beforehand whenever you provide personal information to the Shelfwatch website. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information.

How long will Shelfwatch keep my personal information?

We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant service.

Can I find out what personal information Shelfwatch holds about me?

Under the Data Protection Act you have the right to request a copy of the personal information Shelfwatch holds about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. We will use reasonable efforts to supply, correct or delete personal information about you on our files.

Please contact info@shelfwatch.com if you have any questions relating to data protection.