Privacy, cookies and data protection

We do not sell or share personal data, nor do we collect personal data from third parties.

If you only subscribe to our mailing list, we record your email address, encrypted password, date, IP address, type of device you used and hostname.  We may also send you a Facebook "friend" request if you have a Facebook account using the same email to log in and have allowed us to contact you, but you are not obliged to accept.  You can unsubscribe at any time either by logging into the account or by using our contact form.

If you buy a printed book from this site, in addition to the above, your name, delivery address, telephone and email will be disclosed to our distributor BookSource purely for despatch purposes.  We keep all data you provide, the products/quantities ordered, price paid and time/date.  You can delete your account, but we are required by law to retain records of your purchase for six years.

If you buy a file download from this site, we also keep all data you have provided for six years, even if you delete your account.

If you buy a book or a file download: the site is integrated with PayPal for secure, efficient payment.  PayPal take all credit cards and we have no access to your sensitive data.

We use session cookies to aid your transition from one page to another, to maintain your shopping basket, and to assist with subsequent logins.  These uses are classed as essential for website operation and if you do not allow them, you cannot purchase from this site.  We may track your site usage anonymously to improve our offering. If you followed a link from another site then you should consult the privacy policy of that site.

We will retain your personal data and may use it for further contact if you have allowed this when creating your account.  We send occasional e-mails to inform you of new titles published and special offers if you have allowed contact.  You can ask to be deleted at any time using our contact form.  If you register to receive news from Sparkling Books you may ask to be removed from our list at any time - just sign in, go to the bottom of the information page and uncheck the box.

Data protection: please use the contact form to ask any questions.