At The Crown Chronicles, we only collect your name and email address so that we may contact you with our newsletter or any updates we think you should know about. This page will tell you how we use your information, and is used in conjunction with our Terms and Conditions.
All the information we hold was given to the website by individual readers, using our sign-up form or pop-up on the website.
The most important changes include:
1 Master data
When you sign up to our emails, your information will automatically go into our database of subscribers. We collect the following personal data about you (the “Master Data”):
This information is mandatory, which means that it will not be possible to receive our email updates without it.
There is no other information we require from you, and you cannot send us more information – eg your location, even if you wanted to – our database does not have the capacity for that.
2.1 What types of cookies do we use?
Cookies are small pieces of information that the website places on your computer’s hard disk, on your tablet or on your smartphone. Note that HTML5 introduced Web Storage that has a similar nature to Cookies, and that we therefore consider that as a Cookie, too.
Cookies contain information that the website uses to make the communication between you and your web browser more efficient.
These storage objects are temporary in nature and are deleted when you exit your web browser. Persistent cookies are permanent in nature and are stored and remain on your computer until they are deleted. Persistent cookies expire or auto delete after a certain period of time, which is set per cookie, but are renewed each time you visit the website. HTML5 local Storage objects are permanent in nature and remain on your computer until they are deleted.
Measuring traffic to the website, such as the number of visits, which domains (or referrers) the visitors come from, which pages they visit on the website and in which overall geographical areas the visitors are located.
2.3 Third party cookies
Third party cookies are set by third party websites – not our website. When you visit us, the following third party cookies may be set:
2.4 Deleting cookies
You can delete the cookies already on your device. You can typically delete cookies from the privacy or history area of your browser, available from the settings or options menu. Most people will be able to use Ctrl+Shift+Del keyboard shortcut or Command+Shift+Del if you’re on a Mac to access these.
If you do not accept cookies from our website, you may experience inconvenience in your use of the website, and you may be prevented from accessing some of its features.
3 Your IP address, browser settings and location
When you visit the website, we register your computer’s IP address and browser settings. The IP address is the numerical address of the computer used to visit the website. Browser settings can include the type of browser you use, browser language, and time zone. We collect this information so that we can trace the computer used in cases of misuse or unlawful actions in connection with visits to or use of the Website.
The Crown Chronicles also uses the IP address to approximate your location (at a city level) and so that we know which sets of our Terms & Conditions apply to your use of our website.
4 Newsletters and digest emails
We collect the information you provide us with when you subscribe to receive our newsletters, or similar. If you no longer wish to receive our newsletters, digest emails or similar, you can unsubscribe by scrolling down the the bottom of the email and selecting ‘unsubscribe’. We will not contact you in future, but please allow up to 48 hours for this to take effect.
If you unsubscribe, your information is still stored on our system, but in another part for those who no longer wish to hear from us. We can remove this if you request, but it is automatically kept, though not used for any purpose.
We will use the information you provide to us to:
We will also use the information in other ways for which we provide specific notice at the time of collection.
5 On what legal basis do we process your personal data?
We need to process your personal information in order to:
Some of these grounds for processing your personal data overlap, so there may be several reasons which justify us processing your personal information.
In those limited circumstances where you have expressly given your consent to us to process your personal data (see Article 6.1.a of the GDPR), for example, when subscribing to our newsletters, you are free to revoke your consent at any time. However, please be aware that we may have the right to continue to process your information if it can be justified on one of the other legal bases mentioned above.
You have the right to object to how we process your personal information, or ask us to restrict the processing. Please see below for more details.
We will not charge for a request to access your information; we have a month to comply with the request; we can refuse or charge for requests that are manifestly unfounded or excessive – if we do so, we must tell you why and that you have the right to complain to the supervisory authority and to a judicial remedy.
6.1 Incorrect data or updating your information
If any of the Master Data or other personal information that we have about you in our capacity as a data controller is incorrect or misleading, you can inform us (email firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will correct it. Alternatively, you can unsubscribe and then re-subscribe to our mailing list.
When you sign up to the website’s newsletter, you are sent an email to confirm you wish to subscribe. This is a positive opt-in, complying with GDPR rules.
You may withdraw your consent at any time. This is easy to do: either scroll to the bottom of an email we have sent you and click ‘unsubscribe’ or email email@example.com and your information will be removed within a reasonable period of time.
If you are under the age of 16, you must get written permission from a parent or guardian to supply the website with your personal information, as well as proof of age. This should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Following confirmation of consent, this information will be destroyed.
The website’s lead authority is in the UK.
We take reasonable precaution to protect your information, but since the internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of the information you send to us. Emails sent via the website may not be encrypted, and we therefore advise you not to include any confidential information in your emails to us.
In addition to the rights set out above, you also have the following rights:
In some circumstances, these rights may be limited or conditional. For example, whether or not you have the right to data portability in a particular case depends on the specific circumstances of the processing activity.
We have a Data Protection Officer (DPO), who deals with the data processing activities performed by the website; you can contact our DPO by email email@example.com.
We reserve the right to make changes to this policy. The date shown at the start of this policy indicates when it was published and we will update with dates of revision, if necessary. If we make material changes to it, we will provide notice through our website and social media channels, to give you the opportunity to review the changes before they come into effect. If you object to our changes, you can close unsubscribe. If you continue to use the website after we publish or send a notice about the changes to the policy, this will mean that you accept and agree to the updated terms of the policy.