Privacy Statement

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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is for this website and served by Imaginative Minds Ltd and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it. We encourage you to take the time to read this privacy policy and those of any website you visit.

This Privacy Policy complies with the requirements set out in the GDPR, which comes into effect on 25th May 2018. All data that Imaginative Minds hold will be kept in accordance with such legislation.

What is this Privacy Policy for?

Data Protection legislation requires us to manage your personal information fairly and lawfully and that we are only allowed to use it if we have a proper reason to do so.

The law says we must have one of 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, but even then, it must not unfairly go against what is right and best for you.

Your personal information will be held securely in Imaginative Minds Ltd Group systems so that we and any of the other companies in our Group that you have dealings with, either now or in the future, can manage your relationship with us.

The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the way Imaginative Minds Ltd Group and this website processes, stores and protects user data and information.

What information do we collect?

Use of many of our online services requires registration so that a Password and Login can be provided for access and to inform publication users when new issues and content is published.

We collect some brief information from all of our users. This includes:

Name | Job Title | Business or Residential Address | Contact details such as email addresses and telephone number

We may also ask some further, voluntary questions so we can gain a clearer understanding of our users. Your responses help us to sell appropriate advertising space and so keep product and service charges as low as possible. They also enable us to personalise services for our users.

If you register online via any of our websites, we may also collect Data that identifies computers or other devices you use to connect to the internet. This would normally be your Internet Protocol (IP) address.

NB. If you purchase a product or service from us over the phone, we will take your payment card details for the purpose of processing your payment only. We do not store or keep this data. When you contribute online, we use a secure server to protect your payment card details and other personal information during transmission.

What we use your personal information for

  1. To manage our relationship with you or your business
  2. To make and manage customer accounts and payments
  3. To provide advice or guidance about our products and services
  4. To develop and carry out marketing activities
  5. To develop ways to meet customers’ needs and to grow our business
  6. To manage how we work with other companies that provide services to us and our customers if applicable
  7. To obey laws and regulations that applies to us
  8. To respond to complaints and seek to resolve them
  9. To study how our customers use products and services from us.
  10. To deliver our products and services: We will not provide any of your personal information to other companies or individuals without your permission. However, we will need to provide your name and delivery address to third parties that the Imaginative Minds Ltd group uses for the purposes of delivering specific goods and services to you (e.g. a courier company if you have asked us to send something to you).

Where we collect personal information from

We may collect personal information about you (or your business) from other companies within the Imaginative Minds Ltd Group and from these sources:

Information that you give to us:

  • When you apply for or purchase our products and services
  • When you talk to us on the phone
  • When you use our websites or apps
  • In emails and letters
  • In customer surveys
  • If you take part in our competitions or promotions.

Statement of Principles

  1. We will do our utmost to keep your data safe and secure
  2. We are committed to protecting your privacy and will not sell your data
  3. We will give you ways to manage and review your marketing choices
  4. We will only share aggregate statistics about our users, sales and traffic patterns with our advertisers.

How to withdraw your consent

Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use or you ask us to remove/erase it.

You have the right to object to our use of your personal information, or ask us to delete, remove or stop using your personal information at any time. This is known as the ‘right to object’, the ‘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, but please tell us if you think that we should not be using it.

You can withdraw you consent at any time.

All our e-communications contain an unsubscribe link. Or you can visit our Preference Centre. Or you can email or write to us (see our contact page). If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. If this is so, we will tell you.

Information Protection

Imaginative Minds Ltd Group websites have made every effort to ensure your personal information is kept safe and secure. Security measures are in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control. When you contribute online, we use a secure server to protect your payment card details and other personal information during transmission.

You are entitled to receive a copy of the data that we hold on you at any time free of charge. To request this information please email sandy@teachingtimes.com.

The Website

This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies to all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.
We take your privacy very seriously. We will never sell or otherwise distribute your personal information to third parties.

Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies to better the user’s experience while visiting the website. Where applicable this website uses a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to the website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer / device. This complies with recent legislation requirements for websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user's computer / device.

A cookie is a tiny element of data sent by a website to your browser, which may then be stored on your hard drive so we can recognise you when you return. You may set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie and, if you wish, to reject it.

We collect data listing which of our pages are most frequently visited and by which types of users.

We will not release, sell or rent to anyone else personally identifiable data which we have gathered from you or your visits to our web pages unless compelled to by law, with your informed consent, to fulfil an order or request you have given to us, or to protect us against unlawful activity, fraud, or any danger to public safety.

Read about our cookie policy

External Links

Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. (External links are clickable text / banner / image links to other websites, similar to: www.teachingtimes.com or Teaching Times.)

The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.

This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

Shortened Links in Social Media

This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls from teachingtimesbookshop.co.uk (this is an example: goo.gl/jtEB03 ).

Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.


V.4 May 2018 Edited & customised by:

Imaginative Minds Ltd
U205 The Jubilee Centre
130 Pershore Street
Birmingham
B5 6ND UK
Tel: +44 (0) 121 224 7599
enquiries@teachingtimes.com

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