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Privacy Policy

BlueMere Book’s Privacy Policy is to respect the privacy of any information we collect from you or that you give us, in the circumstances set out below. We have developed this Privacy Policy to help you understand how we collect, use, communicate, disclose, safeguard and otherwise use your personally identifiable information (“Personal Data”).

We will only collect and use your Personal Data where:

  • We have lawful grounds to do so, including to comply with our legal obligations;
  • We are performing a contract with you for our services; and
  • We have legitimate interests in using your Personal Data, and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.

For the purposes of the EU General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (“GDPR”), we are the “Data Controller”. If you have any questions about this policy or about how we use your Personal Data, please contact us via the contact details shown at the end of this policy.

This policy is effective from 26 January 2023. We review our privacy practices on an ongoing basis and may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. Please check this page frequently to make sure you are familiar with its current content.

Personal Data we collect via our website bluemerebooks.com (the “Website”)

 

Personal Data you give us

We only collect Personal Data where you choose to interact with us on the Website in the following ways:

Activity

Types of Personal Data Collected

When you sign-up to receive free content, including eBooks, videos and offers:Your first name and email address.
When you buy a book:Your name, email address, postal address, phone number, the Personal Data you give us in the form’s free text box, and your payment method choice. Your payment details are held by our payment processor, not us.
When you complete a press enquiry form:Your name, email address, phone number, and the Personal Data you give us in the form’s free text box.

Data we collect automatically

We automatically collect certain information when you visit this Website, such as the type of browser and operating system you’re using, as well as the domain name of your Internet service provider. We do not link this information with any Personal Data.

We may also collect data automatically through our use of cookies on the Website. Please see our Cookie Policy to find out about the types of cookies we set, why we set them, and how you can adjust your settings to disable cookies.

How we use your Personal Data

We will only use your Personal Data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, that’s to:

  • process and manage your use of our website;
  • respond to your questions, comments and requests;
  • where you have opted-in to receive marketing from us, to deliver communications relevant to your preferences or may interest you;
  • improve our services and Website through analysis of information.

Sharing your Personal Data

We take your privacy seriously and will not share your Personal Data with others, except as permitted by applicable law or as set out below:

We share Personal Data as necessary with third parties who provide services or functions on our behalf (such as mail and surveys) and who need it to provide those specific services to us.

Third parties may include social media advertising platforms such as Facebook and Google Adwords for the purpose of custom audience generation and developing targeting criteria for other audiences.

Please note we have appropriate data privacy safeguards in place with the third parties we share Personal Data as described above with and who provide services or functions on my behalf.

Protecting your Personal Data

We have implemented security policies and technical measures to safeguard the Personal Data we collect. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with applicable law, including the GDPR, to safeguard Personal Data from accidental loss, destruction or damage and unauthorised access, use and disclosure.

Retaining your Personal Data

We will use and store your Personal Data only as long as necessary for the uses of your Personal Data described in this Privacy Policy and otherwise as communicated to you. We review the Personal Data we hold at regular intervals and anonymise or delete permanently any Personal Data which is no longer necessary.

Children

Our Website and services are for adults. We do not knowingly collect Personal Data relating to children aged under 15 years old. If you are under the age of 15, please do not give me any Personal Data, including your email address.

Access to and control of your Personal Data

You have legal rights under applicable law respecting your Personal Data. You can ask the following questions, or take the following actions, at any time by contacting me via email or post (shown at the end of this policy):

  • see what Personal Data we hold about you (if any), including why we’re holding it and who it could be disclosed to;
  • ask us to change/correct your Personal Data;
  • ask us to delete your Personal Data;
  • object to the processing of your Personal Data;
  • ask us to restrict the processing of your Personal Data;
  • withdraw any consents you have given us to the processing of your Personal Data; and
  • express any concerns you have about third parties’ use of your Personal

Change of purpose

We will only use your Personal Data for the purposes we collected it, unless we reasonably consider we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you want an explanation about how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact me.

If we need to use your Personal Data for an unrelated purpose, we will tell you and explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.

Third party websites

You may see or access content on our site that links to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on those sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by them. Additionally, their sites, services, content and links may be continually changing. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites that link to ours, are subject to that website’s terms and policies.

Affiliate Links

From time to time, we may enter affiliate relationships in which we receive a small commission when you click-through or buy an item. Our current relationships are:

Your acceptance of these terms

By using our site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree with this policy, please do not use the site. Continuing to use the site is understood as your acceptance of this policy and any further changes.

Contact Us

If you have any queries or concerns, our contact details are:

Privacy Officer
BlueMere Books
PO Box 216
BORONIA VIC 3155
AUSTRALIA

enquiries@bluemerebooks.com