Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement
  Last updated March 2018

Your information may be held by I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd: this statement describes how and why it may be held.

Our Undertaking
We undertake:

  • To keep your data safe and private. Not to sell your data.
  • Not to share your data with any third party
  • To ensure that you can have your data deleted from all our databases at any time on request 

Data Protection law changed on 25 May 2018. This is how the new law (‘GDPR’) protects you.

Protection law says that we may use personal information only if we have a proper reason to do so. The law requires us to have one or more of these reasons:

  • To fulfil a contract we have with you, or
  • When it is our legal duty, or
  • When it is in our legitimate interest, or
  • When you consent to it.

A legitimate interest is when we have a business or commercial reason to use your information (for example, to inform you from time to time about new publications or price promotions that we feel may interest you). But even then, it must not unfairly go against what is right and best for you.  And if you tell us that you do not wish to receive further such notifications, we must respect your wishes.

Here are the ways that we may use your personal information, and which of the reasons we rely on to do so. This also outlines what our legitimate interests are.


Where we collect personal information from
We may collect personal information about you (or your business) from these sources:

Data you give to us:

  • When you request a marketing catalogue or leaflet
  • When you enter data into forms on our website
  • In emails and letters
  • If you take part in our competitions or promotions.

Data we collect when you use our services or purchase our publications.

  • Business or home address contact details.


Data from third parties we work with:

  • Academic & Learned Societies


We do not share your personal information with other companies

  • The only exception is when we outsource a service such as despatching a book or marketing material – in such cases we need to send your address information to our approved distributor or mailing service so that the goods may be correctly despatched


How we use your information in marketing campaigns

We will match your subject areas of interest with our subject book marketing campaigns to make sure that you only receive information about books that are likely to be of interest you.

We can only use your personal information to send you marketing messages if we have either your consent or a ‘legitimate interest’. That is when we have a business or commercial reason to use your information. It must not unfairly go against what is right and best for you.

You can ask us to stop sending you marketing messages by contacting us at any time.

You can update your choice of marketing information you receive from at any time by contacting us.

Whatever option you choose, you'll still receive and other important information such as purchase confirmations, royalty statements (for authors) and invoices relating to your orders from us

We may ask you to confirm or update your choices in future. We will also ask you to do this if there are changes in the law, regulation, or the structure of our business.


How long we keep your personal information

We will keep your personal information until you ask us to delete it



How to get a copy of your personal information
You can get a complete copy of your personal information from us by contacting us at I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, 6 Salem Road, London W2 4BU or emailing marketing@ibtauris.com

Letting us know if your personal information is incorrect
You have the right to question any information we have about you that you think is wrong or incomplete. Please contact us if you want to do this. 
If you do, we will take all reasonable steps to check its accuracy and correct it.

 

What if you want us to stop using your personal information?
You have the right to object to our use of your personal information, or to ask us to delete, remove, or stop using your personal information if there is no need for us to keep it. This is known as the ‘right to object’ and ‘right to erasure’, or the ‘right to be forgotten’.

There may be legal or other official reasons why we need to keep or use your data, for example you have a commercial contract with us. But please tell us if you think that we should not be using it.

We may sometimes be able to restrict the use of your data. This means that it can only be used for certain things, such as sending you a royalty statement if you are an author, or to exercise legal rights. In this situation, we would not use or share your information in other ways while it is restricted.

You can ask us to restrict the use of your personal information if:

  • It is not accurate.
  • You believe it has been used unlawfully but you don’t want us to delete it.
  • It not relevant any more, but you want us to keep it for use in legal claims.
  • You have already asked us to stop using your data but you are waiting for us to tell you if we are allowed to keep on using it.


If you want to object to how we use your data, or ask us to delete it or restrict how we use it or, please contact us. Our over-riding policy is to respect your wishes regarding use of your data whenever possible

 

How to withdraw your consent

You can withdraw your consent at any time. Please contact us if you want to do so.

How to complain

Please let us know if you are unhappy with how we have used your personal information. I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, 6 Salem Road, London W2 4BU or emailing marketing@ibtauris.com

You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office. Find out on their website how to report any concern: www.ico.org.uk

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