Legal stuff


 

TERMS OF USE

This website is operated by Walker Books Limited (referred to as “we”, “our”, “us” or “Walker Books”). Walker Books is registered in England and Wales under company number 1378601 and its registered office is at 87 Vauxhall Walk, London, SE11 5HJ. If you use this website you will be deemed to have accepted the following terms of use (collectively referred to as the “Agreement”).

Access to our website is permitted on a temporary basis and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service without notice (see below).

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for access to our website. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons accessing the website through your internet connection are aware of the terms of this Agreement and comply with them.

 

COPYRIGHT AND OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

All copyright, database rights and other intellectual property rights in and to this website and all content included on this website, such as text, graphics, logos, icons, images, image rights and software, is the property of Walker Books and/or its content suppliers. All such rights are expressly reserved. You may print off one copy of any page from our website for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on it. Our status (or that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on this website should always be acknowledged.

TRADEMARKS

“Walker” and the “Bear and candle” logos are registered trademarks of Walker Books. Other images, titles, names, characters and company names mentioned on this website may be the trade names or registered trademarks of Walker Books or their respective owners. All such trade names, logos and trademarks may not be used without our prior written consent or that of the respective owner or in any manner that is likely to cause confusion for customers or that disparages or discredits Walker Books or the respective owner.

 

USE LIMITATION

You may not use, modify, copy, distribute, transmit, communicate to the public, display, perform, reproduce, publish, licence, create derivative works from, transfer or sell any images, graphics, files, software, products, information, content or services obtained from this website without our prior written permission. You may not frame any content from this website with advertising, promotional material, information or other content without our prior written consent.

 

NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE

You warrant to Walker Books that you will not use this website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by this Agreement. It is a condition of using this website that you will not violate or attempt to violate the security or integrity of the website, including, without limit, accessing data not intended for users of the website; attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the website for security breaches; attempting to interfere with service to users of the website (including, without limit, submitting a virus or corrupted data to the website, overloading the website or carrying out any form of denial of service attack, or continuously posting repetitive material on the website); attempting to decompile, disassemble or otherwise reverse engineer the content or software comprising or making up any part of the website; and sending unsolicited advertising or other communications to users of the website.

 

USE OF WEBSITE SERVICES/POSTING CONTENT

Description "Services" means where we provide areas of the website to post and exchange views, information, ideas and opinions (“Postings”). The Postings do not represent the views of Walker Books. We are not responsible for the content or opinions posted or sent by users in any Services. We may randomly pre-screen Postings and therefore not all Postings submitted will necessarily be posted via our Services. We will make every effort to ensure that our website best serves your interests and those of all users. We therefore reserve the right to vet, monitor, remove, suspend, destroy and change any Postings and/or content that is available on our Services.

If you find objectionable or offensive material in the Postings, please let us know as soon as possible by e-mailing reportabuse@walker.co.uk

If you participate in any Services within our website you agree to follow our terms of use set out below.

Your Conduct You are solely responsible for the contents of your transmissions through the Services. You take responsibility for Postings under your name and use the information provided in the Services at your own risk. You recognise and accept that the Services provided by us are not intended to be anonymous. Submissions sent include the IP (Internet Protocol) address from which the login session originated with this header information, the source of a message can be narrowed dramatically (often directly to your computer). This is done for the protection of all users of our website. To report a misuse of these Conduct rules and regulations, please e-mail us at reportabuse@walker.co.uk

By using the Services you agree not to:

  • use the Services provided for chain letters, junk mail, spamming or any use of distribution lists to any person who has not given specific permission to be included in such a process.
  • transmit through the Services any unlawful, harassing, libellous, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene or otherwise objectionable material of any kind or nature.
  • use the Services for illegal purposes.
  • use the Services to advertise or otherwise solicit funds or in such a way as is a solicitation for goods or services.
  • post any personal contact details (such as names, email addresses, telephone number, etc).

 

Safety

  • You should never reveal via the Services any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example: telephone number, home address or email address).
  • You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your details when using our Services.
  • Never assume that people are who they say they are, know what they say they know, or are affiliated with whom they say they are affiliated with in any user-generated content area. Information obtained in this way may not be reliable.

Use of Postings By posting any material as part of any Postings, you grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, fully paid up and sub-licensable right (and grant us all necessary consents and licences) to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, annotate, abridge, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such material throughout the world in any format now known or later developed and via media for any purpose. In doing so you promise that you own or otherwise are able to grant to us all rights in and to the material submitted, that you have obtained all necessary rights, licences and consents in respect of such material to enable us to use the same in accordance with these terms and that use of such material by us will not infringe upon or violate the rights of any third party. Additionally you grant us the right to use your first name and age (if supplied) (but no other personally identifying information) in connection with such material. You waive and agree not to assert any moral or other similar rights you may have in and to such material.

If you do not want to grant us these rights please do not submit any Postings to us.

If you are under the age of 13, please DO NOT submit any Postings. Please ask your parent or guardian to submit any postings on your behalf.

PRIZE DRAW TERMS & CONDITIONS

Websites

We may from time to time offer prize draws on our websites which shall (unless expressly stated otherwise or if there are some specific terms and conditions applicable to a particular promotion (“Promotion Terms”) in which case the Promotion Terms shall prevail in the event of any conflict with these terms) be governed by the following general terms and conditions:

  • No purchase necessary.
  • All prize draws featured on our websites are promoted by Walker Books Ltd., a company incorporated in England under registered number 1378601 and having its registered office at 87 Vauxhall Walk, London, SE11 5HJ (the “Promoter”) and are not open to employees of the Promoter or their families.
  • Entries for any prize draw containing invalid e-mail addresses will be automatically disqualified.
  • Prize(s) offered for any prize draw are non-transferable and there is no cash alternative; in the event a prize offered is unavailable a similar prize of greater or equal value will be substituted.
  • To enter our prize draws you must be aged 13 or over, resident in the UK or the Republic of Ireland and follow the entry instructions given, providing all the information requested.
  • If you are under 13, please DO NOT enter the prize draw. Please ask your parent or guardian to enter for you.
  • Only one entry may be made per e-mail address to each prize draw.
  • Entries received after the closing date for each prize draw as stated will not be considered.
  • The winner(s) will be the first entry(ies) selected at random and the runners-up (if any) will be the next entry(ies) selected at random from all complete and eligible entries received and will be notified within 30 days of the closing date.
  • The Promoter accepts no responsibility for entries that are late, lost, damaged, illegible or corrupted in transit.
  • The winner(s) must claim their prize(s) within 30 days of notification by the Promoter otherwise they will forfeit their prize(s).
  • The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • By entering each prize draw, entrants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions which may be amended at any time by the Promoter.
  • The rules of each prize draw shall be governed by UK law.
  • All personal details submitted with each prize draw entry will be held in accordance with the Promoter’s Privacy Policy and all applicable laws relating to the protection of Personal Data or privacy which have effect in the United Kingdom from time to time, including (but not limited to) the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations.
  • By entering a prize draw, an entrant is providing his/her personal data to the Promoter as "data controller". We will use any data submitted by entrants only for the purposes of administering the prize draw and all data will be deleted following completion of the prize draw.

 

Facebook

We may from time to time offer prize draws on our Walker Books Facebook pages which shall (unless expressly stated otherwise or if there are some specific terms and conditions applicable to a particular promotion (“Promotion Terms”) in which case the Promotion Terms shall prevail in the event of any conflict with these terms) be governed by the following general terms and conditions:

  • No purchase necessary.
  • All prize draws featured on our Facebook pages are promoted by Walker Books Ltd., a company incorporated in England under registered number 1378601 and having its registered office at 87 Vauxhall Walk, London, SE11 5HJ (the “Promoter”) and are not open to employees of the Promoter or their families.
  • By entering a prize draw, entrants acknowledge that all prize draws, contests, sweepstakes, or giveaways are in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
  • Any questions, comments or complaints regarding a prize draw on Facebook must be directed to the Promoter rather than to Facebook.
  • All entries must comply with Facebook community standards (found at https://www.facebook.com/communitystandards/) and must not be vulgar, obscene or otherwise offensive or inflammatory and must not infringe the rights of any other person.
  • Prize(s) offered for any prize draw are non-transferable and there is no cash alternative; in the event a prize offered is unavailable a similar prize of greater or equal value will be substituted.
  • To enter our prize draws on Facebook you must be aged 13 or over, resident in the UK or the Republic of Ireland and follow the entry instructions given, providing all the information requested.
  • Each entrant shall enter the prize draw via Facebook, in the manner specified in the prize draw post, which may include:
    • Liking one of our Facebook pages.
    • Sending a message to our page.
    • Commenting on one of our page updates.
  • Obscene or inappropriate entries will not be accepted and the Promoter reserves the right to reject any entries for any reason at its sole discretion.
  • Only one entry may be made per Facebook account to each prize draw.
  • Entries received after the closing date for each prize draw as stated will not be considered.
  • The winner(s) will be the first entry(ies) selected at random and the runners-up (if any) will be the next entry(ies) selected at random from all complete and eligible entries received and will be notified within 30 days of the closing date.
  • The winner(s) will be notified through a direct private message on Facebook.
  • The Promoter accepts no responsibility for entries that are late, lost, damaged, illegible or corrupted in transit.
  • The winner(s) must claim their prize(s) within 30 days of notification by the Promoter otherwise they will forfeit their prize(s).
  • The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • By entering each prize draw, entrants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions which may be amended at any time by the Promoter.
  • The rules of each prize draw shall be governed by UK law.
  • All personal details submitted with each prize draw entry will be held in accordance with the Promoter’s Privacy Policy and all applicable laws relating to the protection of Personal Data or privacy which have effect in the United Kingdom from time to time, including (but not limited to) the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations.
  • By entering a prize draw, an entrant is providing his/her personal data to the Promoter as "data controller". We will use any data submitted by entrants only for the purposes of administering the prize draw and all data will be deleted following completion of the prize draw.

 

Twitter

We may from time to time offer prize draws on our Twitter Account which shall (unless expressly stated otherwise or if there are some specific terms and conditions applicable to a particular promotion (“Promotion Terms”) in which case the Promotion Terms shall prevail in the event of any conflict with these terms) be governed by the following general terms and conditions:

  • No purchase necessary.
  • All prize draws featured on our Twitter Accounts are promoted by Walker Books Ltd., a company incorporated in England under registered number 1378601 and having its registered office at 87 Vauxhall Walk, London, SE11 5HJ (the “Promoter”) and are not open to employees of the Promoter or their families.
  • By entering a prize draw, entrants acknowledge that all prize draws, contests, sweepstakes, or giveaways are in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter.
  • Any questions, comments or complaints regarding a prize draw on Twitter must be directed to the Promoter rather than to Twitter.
  • All entries must comply with Twitter policies (found at https://support.twitter.com/categories/284) and must not be vulgar, obscene or otherwise offensive or inflammatory and must not infringe the rights of any other person.
  • Prize(s) offered for any prize draw are non-transferable and there is no cash alternative; in the event a prize offered is unavailable a similar prize of greater or equal value will be substituted.
  • To enter our prize draws on Twitter you must be aged 13 or over, resident in the UK or the Republic of Ireland and follow the entry instructions given, providing all the information requested.
  • Each entrant shall enter the prize draw via Twitter, in the manner specified in the prize draw announcement, which may include:
    • Retweeting one of our tweets
    • Replying to one of our tweets
    • Tweeting a picture to one of our Twitter accounts and/or a specified hashtag
    • Following one of our Twitter accounts
  • Obscene or inappropriate entries will not be accepted and the Promoter reserves the right to reject any entries for any reason at its sole discretion.
  • Only one entry may be made per Twitter account to each prize draw.
  • Entries received after the closing date for each prize draw as stated will not be considered.
  • The winner(s) will be the first entry(ies) selected at random and the runners-up (if any) will be the next entry(ies) selected at random from all complete and eligible entries received and will be notified within 30 days of the closing date.
  • The winner(s) will be contacted through a private Direct Message on Twitter.
  • •The Promoter accepts no responsibility for entries that are late, lost, damaged, illegible or corrupted in transit.
  • The winner(s) must claim their prize(s) within 30 days of notification by the Promoter otherwise they will forfeit their prize(s).
  • The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • By entering each prize draw, entrants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions which may be amended at any time by the Promoter.
  • The rules of each prize draw shall be governed by UK law.
  • All personal details submitted with each prize draw entry will be held in accordance with the Promoter’s Privacy Policy and all applicable laws relating to the protection of Personal Data or privacy which have effect in the United Kingdom from time to time, including (but not limited to) the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations.
  • By entering a prize draw, an entrant is providing his/her personal data to the Promoter as "data controller". We will use any data submitted by entrants only for the purposes of administering the prize draw and all data will be deleted following completion of the prize draw.

 

Tumblr

We may from time to time offer prize draws on our Tumblr Page which shall (unless expressly stated otherwise or if there are some specific terms and conditions applicable to a particular promotion (“Promotion Terms”) in which case the Promotion Terms shall prevail in the event of any conflict with these terms) be governed by the following general terms and conditions:

  • No purchase necessary.
  • All prize draws featured on our Tumblr Page (www.WalkerYA.com) are promoted by Walker Books Ltd., a company incorporated in England under registered number 1378601 and having its registered office at 87 Vauxhall Walk, London, SE11 5HJ (the “Promoter”) and are not open to employees of the Promoter or their families.
  • By entering a prize draw, entrants acknowledge that all prize draws, contests, sweepstakes, or giveaways are in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Tumblr.
  • Any questions, comments or complaints regarding a prize draw featured on Tumblr must be directed to the Promoter rather than to Tumblr.
  • All entries must comply with Tumblr’s community guidelines (found at https://www.tumblr.com/policy/en/community) and must not be vulgar, obscene or otherwise offensive or inflammatory and must not infringe the rights of any other person.
  • Obscene or inappropriate entries will not be accepted and the Promoter reserves the right to reject any entries for any reason at its sole discretion.
  • Prize(s) offered for any prize draw are non-transferable and there is no cash alternative; in the event a prize offered is unavailable a similar prize of greater or equal value will be substituted.
  • To enter our prize draws on Tumblr you must be 18 or older, resident in the UK or the Republic of Ireland and follow the entry instructions given, providing all the information requested.
  • Each entrant shall enter the prize draw via Tumblr, in the manner specified in the prize draw announcement.
  • Only one entry may be made per email address to each prize draw.
  • Entries received after the closing date for each prize draw as stated will not be considered.
  • The winner(s) will be the first entry(ies) selected at random and the runners-up (if any) will be the next entry(ies) selected at random from all complete and eligible entries received and will be notified within 30 days of the closing date.
  • The winner(s) will be contacted through email on Tumblr.
  • The Promoter accepts no responsibility for entries that are late, lost, damaged, illegible or corrupted in transit.
  • The winner(s) must claim their prize(s) within 30 days of notification by the Promoter otherwise they will forfeit their prize(s).
  • The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • By entering each prize draw, entrants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions which may be amended at any time by the Promoter.
  • The rules of each prize draw shall be governed by UK law.
  • All personal details submitted with each prize draw entry will be held in accordance with the Promoter’s Privacy Policy and all applicable laws relating to the protection of Personal Data or privacy which have effect in the United Kingdom from time to time, including (but not limited to) the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations.
  • By entering a prize draw, an entrant is providing his/her personal data to the Promoter as "data controller". We will use any data submitted by entrants only for the purposes of administering the prize draw and all data will be deleted following completion of the prize draw.

 

Blogger

We may from time to time offer prize draws on our Blogger Page which shall (unless expressly stated otherwise or if there are some specific terms and conditions applicable to a particular promotion (“Promotion Terms”) in which case the Promotion Terms shall prevail in the event of any conflict with these terms) be governed by the following general terms and conditions:

  • No purchase necessary.
  • All prize draws featured on our Blogger Page (www.picturebookparty.co.uk) are promoted by Walker Books Ltd., a company incorporated in England under registered number 1378601 and having its registered office at 87 Vauxhall Walk, London, SE11 5HJ (the “Promoter”) and are not open to employees of the Promoter or their families.
  • By entering a prize draw, entrants acknowledge that all prize draws, contests, sweepstakes, or giveaways are in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Blogger.
  • Any questions, comments or complaints regarding a prize draw featured on Blogger must be directed to the Promoter rather than to Blogger.
  • All entries must comply with Blogger’s terms of service (found at: https://policies.google.com/terms?hl=en ) and must not be vulgar, obscene or otherwise offensive or inflammatory and must not infringe the rights of any other person.
  • Obscene or inappropriate entries will not be accepted and the Promoter reserves the right to reject any entries for any reason at its sole discretion.
  • Prize(s) offered for any prize draw are non-transferable and there is no cash alternative; in the event a prize offered is unavailable a similar prize of greater or equal value will be substituted.
  • To enter our prize draws on Blogger you must be 18 or older, resident in the UK or the Republic of Ireland and follow the entry instructions given, providing all the information requested.
  • Each entrant shall enter the prize draw via Blogger, in the manner specified in the prize draw announcement.
  • Only one entry may be made per email address to each prize draw.
  • Entries received after the closing date for each prize draw as stated will not be considered.
  • The winner(s) will be the first entry(ies) selected at random and the runners-up (if any) will be the next entry(ies) selected at random from all complete and eligible entries received and will be notified within 30 days of the closing date.
  • The winner(s) will be contacted through email on Blogger.
  • The Promoter accepts no responsibility for entries that are late, lost, damaged, illegible or corrupted in transit.
  • The winner(s) must claim their prize(s) within 30 days of notification by the Promoter otherwise they will forfeit their prize(s).
  • The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • By entering each prize draw, entrants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions which may be amended at any time by the Promoter.
  • The rules of each prize draw shall be governed by UK law.
  • All personal details submitted with each prize draw entry will be held in accordance with the Promoter’s Privacy Policy and all applicable laws relating to the protection of Personal Data or privacy which have effect in the United Kingdom from time to time, including (but not limited to) the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations.
  • By entering a prize draw, an entrant is providing his/her personal data to the Promoter as "data controller". We will use any data submitted by entrants only for the purposes of administering the prize draw and all data will be deleted following completion of the prize draw.

 

Instagram

We may from time to time offer prize draws on our Instagram Account which shall (unless expressly stated otherwise or if there are some specific terms and conditions applicable to a particular promotion (“Promotion Terms”) in which case the Promotion Terms shall prevail in the event of any conflict with these terms) be governed by the following general terms and conditions:

  • No purchase necessary.
  • All prize draws featured on our Instagram accounts are promoted by Walker Books Ltd., a company incorporated in England under registered number 1378601 and having its registered office at 87 Vauxhall Walk, London, SE11 5HJ (the “Promoter”) and are not open to employees of the Promoter or their families.
  • By entering a prize draw, entrants acknowledge that all prize draws, contests, sweepstakes, or giveaways are in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.
  • Any questions, comments or complaints regarding a prize draw featured on Instagram must be directed to the Promoter rather than to Instagram.
  • All entries must comply with Instagram community guidelines (found at https://help.instagram.com/477434105621119/) and must not be vulgar, obscene or otherwise offensive or inflammatory and must not infringe the rights of any other person.
  • Obscene or inappropriate entries will not be accepted and the Promoter reserves the right to reject any entries for any reason at its sole discretion.
  • Prize(s) offered for any prize draw are non-transferable and there is no cash alternative; in the event a prize offered is unavailable a similar prize of greater or equal value will be substituted.
  • To enter our prize draws on Instagram you must be aged 13 or over, resident in the UK or the Republic of Ireland and follow the entry instructions given, providing all the information requested.
  • Each entrant shall enter the prize draw via Instagram, in the manner specified in the prize draw announcement, which may include one, or several, of the below:
    • Following a Walker account on Instagram.
    • Liking a picture on a Walker account on Instagram
    • Commenting on a picture on a Walker account on Instagram
    • Posting a picture on Instagram to a specific hashtag
    • Posting a picture on Instagram and tagging a Walker account
  • Only one entry may be made per Instagram account to each prize draw.
  • Entries received after the closing date for each prize draw as stated will not be considered.
  • The winner(s) will be the first entry(ies) selected at random and the runners-up (if any) will be the next entry(ies) selected at random from all complete and eligible entries received and will be notified within 30 days of the closing date.
  • The winner(s) will be notified through a private Direct Message on Instagram.
  • The Promoter accepts no responsibility for entries that are late, lost, damaged, illegible or corrupted in transit.
  • The winner(s) must claim their prize(s) within 30 days of notification by the Promoter otherwise they will forfeit their prize(s).
  • The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • By entering each prize draw, entrants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions which may be amended at any time by the Promoter.
  • The rules of each prize draw shall be governed by UK law
  • All personal details submitted with each prize draw entry will be held in accordance with the Promoter’s Privacy Policy and all applicable laws relating to the protection of Personal Data or privacy which have effect in the United Kingdom from time to time, including (but not limited to) the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations.
  • By entering a prize draw, an entrant is providing his/her personal data to the Promoter as "data controller". We will use any data submitted by entrants only for the purposes of administering the prize draw and all data will be deleted following completion of the prize draw.

 

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER

Nothing in this Agreement shall exclude our liability for:

  • death or personal injury arising through negligence;
  • fraudulent misrepresentation; or
  • anything else that cannot be excluded under English law.

We do not warrant or represent that material downloaded and/or accessed via or from our web site will be free or viruses or other similar contaminants and you should operate the most up-to-date virus protection software at all times.

Other than as stated in this Agreement, we:

  • do not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage which may arise from reliance on any information contained in this website;
  • do not accept responsibility for any loss or damage arising from any reliance placed on third party content on the website by you or anyone who may be informed of any of its contents;
  • disclaim all warranties, express or implied, as to any goods on the website and/or the accuracy of the information contained in any of the materials on our website and will accept no liability for any loss or damage arising out of problems with access to the website and any commentary and other materials posted on our website are provided for general information purposes only and are not intended to be relied upon by you; and
  • do not accept responsibility for any loss, damage or costs suffered or incurred by you arising from viruses or contaminants contracted by you or your machine via accessing or using our website.

We do not endorse and assume no responsibility for the accuracy or content of the website (including any comments, recommendations, Postings or suggestions from readers, Walker Books or others).

While Walker Books uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information on this website, Walker Books cannot guarantee its accuracy or that it is free of errors or omissions.

 

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

This website may contain links to third party websites. Walker Books does not endorse such website(s) or their contents and is not responsible for such contents and makes no representations or warranties regarding the contents, accuracy or functionality of such website(s).

 

NO UNAUTHORISED LINKING

You may not link to or from this website to another website without our prior written consent.

 

ACCESS RESTRICTION

Walker Books, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to deny any user access to this website either in part or as a whole without notice.

 

MODIFICATION OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Walker Books reserves the right to make changes to this website and the terms of this Agreement by placing a notification of such changes on the website’s homepage. You are bound by such revisions once such notification has been placed on the website’s homepage and you continue to use the website. If you do not accept any such changes, you should stop using the website. You should periodically visit this page to review the current terms of the Agreement.

 

APPLICABLE LAW

The English Courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from or related to this website. English law will apply to this Agreement.

 

SERVICE CONTACT

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Privacy Policy

Last updated 16 May 2018.

Welcome to the privacy policy of Walker Books Limited. We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy policy is intended to inform you as to how we protect and use your personal information and to tell you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.

We endeavour at all times to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation and other relevant legislation. This privacy policy is provided in a layered format so you can click through to the specific areas set out below. Alternatively, you can download a pdf version of the policy here.

  1. IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND WHO WE ARE
  2. DATA WE COLLECT AND HOW WE COLLECT IT
  3. COOKIES
  4. HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
  5. CHILDREN'S INFORMATION
  6. DISCLOSURES OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA
  7. YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS
  8. INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS
  9. DATA SECURITY
  10. DATA RETENTION
  11. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
  12. CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

 

1. IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND WHO WE ARE

Purpose of this Privacy Policy

This privacy policy aims to give you information on how we, Walker Books Limited, collect and process your personal data through the use of this website when you sign up to a newsletter or take part in a competition, or when you provide us with data over the telephone, via post or mail or in any other way such as when you meet one of us in person

Controller

Walker Books Limited (referred to as “Walker”, “we”, “us” or “our” is the controller and responsible for your data.

We have appointed a data privacy manager who is responsible for overseeing questions in relation to this privacy policy. If you have any questions about this policy, please contact the data privacy manager using the details set out below.

Contact details

Full name of legal entity: Walker Books Limited

Registered Number: 1378601

ICO Registration Number: Z4878701

VAT Number: GB235379449

Registered and postal address: 87 Vauxhall Walk, London SE11 5HJ

Telephone Number: 020 7793 0909

Email address for our Data Privacy Manager: privacy@walker.co.uk

Email address for any marketing enquiries: marketing@walker.co.uk

 

2. DATA WE COLLECT AND HOW WE COLLECT IT

The data we collect about you is data you provide us with. You might give it to us in person, for example, at a book fair or conference, you may provide it by post or email when applying for a job, or enquiring about one of our services - or perhaps you are signing up to one of our newsletters. In addition, of course, there is data that is provided in connection with our publishing activities - authors and illustrators entering into negotiations and subsequent contracts will be exchanging information with us, much of which will inevitably involve personal data. What we do not do is purchase data from third parties.

The types of data we collect may include:

  • Contact information, such as your name, postal address, email address and telephone number
  • Date of birth and gender
  • Employment information, such as work experience
  • Biographical information
  • Bank details

Please ensure you do not send us any content that includes personal data about anyone else without first getting their permission to do so.

 

3. COOKIES

Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. Our cookies do not include any personally identifying information. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but you can change your browser to prevent that. For more information visit our cookie policy.

 

4. HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA

We may use the personal information we collect from you to:

  • Offer and provide services and information, including newsletters and other direct marketing where we have your consent or other lawful basis for doing so
  • Run prize draws, competitions and promotions
  • Permit you to participate in blogs, forums and discussion groups, but encourage you not to share personal information - we are not responsible for any information you choose to voluntarily provide in such public forums
  • Display content on our website such as books reviews
  • Respond to any communications you may send us
  • Enforce usage terms, for example by blocking inappropriate usage of the website

 

We rely on the following lawful bases to handle and use your personal data:

  • Where necessary for the performance of a contract - for example, when we need to use your personal data in order to fulfil the terms of a contract, such as a publishing agreement or contract of employment, or to provide services you have requested from us, including fulfilling entry to a prize draw
  • Consent - to share your information with third parties such as authors, co-publishers or marketing partners so they can contact you, or, for example, for us to send newsletters that you have actively signed up to receive
  • Legal obligation - there will be circumstances in which we are required by law to retain your personal information
  • Legitimate interests (making sure we balance our interests with yours) - for example, when we engage in marketing and sales activities with other businesses, or to respond to queries, correspondence or process job applications

 

5. CHILDREN'S INFORMATION

If you are under 13, you should ask your parent, legal guardian or another appropriate adult to provide their details, not yours, if you want to receive newsletters, which will be sent to that adult's address for them to share with you. The same applies if you want to enter one of our prize draws - and, in some instances such as prize draws run via social media networks, the age restriction may differ. This will be made clear to you in the terms and conditions of entry.

 

6. DISCLOSURES OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA

We are the parent company of the Walker Group and may share information with other companies in the group, for example in order to fulfil publishing agreements. Our companies include Walker Productions Limited in the UK, Candlewick Press Inc in the USA and Walker Australia,

Your data may be shared with our publishing partners, for example publishers of foreign editions of our books, co-promoters of prize draws or partners in marketing campaigns.

Your data may be shared with companies which administer our customer databases and distribute e-mails on our behalf.

If we buy or sell any business or assets, we may disclose your information to the buyer or seller of such business or assets.

There may be instances when we are under a duty to disclose or share your data in order to comply with any legal obligations or to enforce the terms of any contract or agreement we have with you, or to protect our rights, property or safety or that of our clients, employees or other parties.

In all instances of sharing data, strict security procedures are in place together with appropriate agreements.

 

7. YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS

Under the EU General Data Protection Regulation, you have a number of rights which (subject to certain exemptions under the law) we will uphold. To exercise any of these rights please contact us:

Contact details

Full name of legal entity: Walker Books Limited

Registered Number: 1378601

ICO Registration Number: Z4878701

VAT Number: GB235379449

Registered and postal address: 87 Vauxhall Walk, London SE11 5HJ

Telephone Number: 020 7793 0909

Email address for our Data Privacy Manager: privacy@walker.co.uk

Email address for any marketing enquiries: marketing@walker.co.uk

The rights you have in relation to the personal information we hold about you are:

Access to your data: you have the right to request us to provide you with the personal data we hold about you, and to provide the purpose for which we are using it. On receipt of such a request we will endeavour to respond to you as soon as possible, but at least within one calendar month. To help protect your privacy and maintain security we may take steps to verify your identity before providing any information.

Withdrawal of consent: if we rely on your consent (or explicit consent) as our legal basis for processing your personal information, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time). Each newsletter you receive from us will include the option to unsubscribe, or you can contact us directly to request that we remove you from the list of recipients.

Rectification: you can ask us to amend any personal data that may be incorrect, or which might require updating - this is helpful in ensuring our records are accurate and up-to-date.

Erasure: you can ask for your personal data to be deleted. We will assess any deletion request on a case by case basis and respond to you within one calendar month.

Restrict processing: you can ask us to 'block' or suppress the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances such as where you contest the accuracy of that personal information.

Data portability: with effect from 25 May, 2018 you have the right, in certain circumstances, to obtain personal information you've provided us with (in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format) and to reuse it elsewhere or to ask us to transfer this to a third party of your choice.

To object: you can ask us to stop processing your personal information, and we will do so if we are relying on our own or someone else's legitimate interests to process your personal information, except if we can demonstrate compelling grounds for the processing; or processing your personal information for direct marketing.

Whilst you do have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner's Office (“ICO”), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk) we do hope that you will contact us first as we would appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns and resolve any issues you might have.

 

8. INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS

Some of the companies we share data with, including companies within the Walker group, are based outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”), so their processing of your data will involve a transfer of data outside the EEA. Whenever we transfer your personal data outside the EEA, we ensure the appropriate protection is in place, including strict security measures and contractual agreements

 

9. DATA SECURITY

We endeavour to take all steps necessary to ensure your data is treated in accordance with this privacy policy and is stored on secure servers with appropriate physical security measures in place. Our systems are password protected and encrypted.

Unfortunately, transmission of information over the internet is not completely secure. Whilst we do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted to our site.

 

10. DATA RETENTION

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting or reporting requirements. To determine the appropriate retention period, we consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the personal data, the harm from unauthorised use or disclosure, the purposes for which we process the data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements. To give you examples, with data collected for a prize draw, once the prizes have successfully been allocated, we no longer have any need for the data, so it will be deleted. Where we have on-going contractual relationships, such as a publishing agreement in place, clearly we will hold data for as long as the contract requires. In other instances, such as financial details, the length of retention will be in line with statutory requirements.

 

11. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

Our websites may contain links to other third party websites. Please remember that once you click on an external link this privacy policy will no longer apply and you should read the privacy statements on those sites.

 

12. CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

This privacy policy was updated in May 2018. It may be subject to further changes in the future so we encourage you to refer back to this page for the latest version.