Services for authors & self-publishers
SHP Books is a trading name of Sunshine Horizon Publishing Ltd.
Sunshine Horizon Publishing is committed to providing a high standard of service to all its customers, if you would like to leave any feedback on our site or would like to report a problem please email firstname.lastname@example.org
What are your rights?
You have several rights in relation to your personal data. These include accessing your data, correcting any mistakes, having your data erased, restricting the processing of your data, objecting to the processing of your data, data portability, and rights relating to automated decision making and profiling. In most cases there are conditions attached to these rights. Please see the relevant sections below if you want to find out more.
To exercise your rights please contact our Data Protection Officer at: email@example.com or, to make a request to access your data, follow the instructions below.
You can withdraw consent at any time for us to process your Personal Data to direct market to you by; clicking UNSUBSCRIBE or other opt-out urls on any marketing email you receive from us.
I) Accessing your data (Subject access requests)
You can ask us to confirm if we are processing your personal data and to give you a copy of that data along with further information about how we may use your personal data.
To make a request to access your data please send us your request in writing detailing any information which may help us identify you, such as the telephone number used to ring an agent, which agent you have called and your IP address. Please sign and date the written request and send it to the address below along with a photocopy of your passport or driving licence so that we can verify your Identification.
Please send your request to:
You do not have to pay a fee for a copy of your information unless your request is unfounded, repetitive or excessive, in which case we will charge a reasonable amount in the circumstances. We aim to respond to you within 1 month of receiving your request.
II) Correcting your data
You can ask us to correct any data which is inaccurate or incomplete.
III) Erasing your data
This right is sometimes referred to as “the right to be forgotten”. This is not an absolute right but you have the right to have your data erased, free of charge, in certain circumstances. There are some exceptions to this right which we will explain if applicable.
IV) Objecting to the processing of your data
Objecting to the processing of your data is free of charge. It is not an absolute right but you can object to our processing of your data where it is:
based on the legitimate interests ground; or
for the purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics.
You can require us to stop using your data for direct marketing purposes. We will process your request as soon as it is received but it may take up to 14 days for this to be effective.
V) Restricting the processing of your data
You can ask us to restrict the processing of your personal data. If processing is restricted, we can store the data and retain enough information to make sure the restriction is respected, but we cannot further process your data.
VI) Data Portability
Request the transfer of your Personal data to another party.
Further information on these rights are available at the Information Commissioner’s Office; https://ico.org.uk.
Contact and complaints
If you have any questions about this policy or about how we use your personal data please contact the Data Protection Officer at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are unhappy about how we are processing your data or how we have responded to a request or complaint, you have the right to make a complaint to the UK’s data protection regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office https://ico.org.uk.
Who is the controller of your data?
When you use our website or subscribe to one of our services or contact us for any other reason, SHP Books is the controller of your personal data.
The types of Personal Data we collect
When you use or visit our Platforms, we collect information from you. Some of it may be Personal Data. This information includes:
Usage Data includes information about how you use our website, products and services.
Contact Data includes email address and telephone numbers.
Technical Data includes internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, access times, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system, settings and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this website screen resolution, referring URL; (If you are using a mobile device) data that identifies your device, your settings and your location.
We will collect your email address but only do so if you specifically use this service.
Due to the way that our website works we do not collect any information beyond pseudonymous information or that described above.
Where and how we collect Personal Data
From you – Most of the data that we process will be data that we collect from you directly when you use the website. Most of this is pseudonymous meaning it is very difficult to know who you are personally.
Passively – We also collect data about you based on your actions, for example we collect data about how and when you use the Website. We collect some of this data by using cookies. A cookie is a small file that is placed on your device, which enables a server to identify that device and allows us to offer the best services possible by allowing us to recognise you as a unique user and provide us with information about how you use our website. Cookies are commonly used on the Internet and do not harm your computer system. This data is pseudonymous meaning it is very difficult to know who you are personally.
From third parties – Analytics providers such as Google or Twitter.
Why we collect this data
We only collect the relevant data needed to enhance and personalise your experience while using our website, to investigate any complaints you may raise with us or to send you the services you have told us you want to receive.
Legal grounds for processing your personal data
Data protection laws require us to tell you what legal basis we use for processing your personal data. These bases are set out in the applicable data protection law. We generally use the following grounds:
the processing is necessary to perform a contract with you, or to take steps requested by you before entering into this contract;
the processing is in our or someone else’s legitimate interests, and these interests are not overridden by your interests or rights in the protection of your personal data;
you have given your consent to the processing of your data; or
the processing is necessary to meet a legal obligation which applies to us.
We shall only use your Personal Data for the purposes outlined below and we shall not keep the Data longer than is necessary to fulfil these purposes.
Sale or Reorganisations: If we sell or buy any business or assets, we will disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets, and if we or part of our business is acquired by a third party, personal data about our customers will be transferred to that third party.
As required by law: In order to assess and defend any legal claims made against us, we may share your personal data with our legal advisors and claims handlers. We may also share your information with law enforcement and government agencies where this is reasonable for the prevention and detection of crime or if we believe a claim is being made fraudulently.
Storing and protecting your Personal Data
All of the data described above are stored directly on our Servers which are located within the UK and are protected by firewalls and only accessible by employees or contractors with delegated authority. Although we take all means within our control to ensure data provided over general use of the internet is secured, we cannot accept responsibility for any unauthorised access or loss of Personal Data that is beyond our control.
How long we keep your Personal Data
We’ll only keep your personal data as long as we need it and ensure it is securely destroyed when it is no longer required. We will only keep your Personal Data for the purposes outlined in this Policy. If you have withdrawn your consent for us to use your Personal Data and we have no other lawful basis to use such data, we will remove the data as requested.
Frequency of communication and content via our Newsletter
If you sign up for our newsletter to receive offers, you are entitled to unsubscribe from our newsletter and can do so at any time either via our unsubscribe links or by contacting us directly.
When signing up for our newsletter you may receive emails containing the following information:
Further information about the services we offer
New product launches by SHP Books
Cookies and tracking tools
Cookies are small files of information which are stored on your device which enable us to improve our site and provide a personalised service to you. Some cookies may only last for the duration of your session on the site whilst others may remain on your device that is designed to remember you for your next visit. We may collect your IP address, browser type and search criteria for statistical information; however, this does not identify any individual.
You can read more information at http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
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