Disclosure, Cookies and Privacy Policy

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Outside Write‘s content is not influenced by advertisers and we will always fully disclose when a product or service has been provided by a third party.


This policy was last updated on 28 April 2016


Outside Write is committed to protecting your privacy when you visit outsidewrite.co.uk. We comply with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998 when dealing with all data received from visitors to the site.


1) Personal information

We do not collect personal information, such as names, addresses or e-mail addresses, unless it is knowingly provided by an individual who agrees to the terms under which we will use it.


2) Our Promise

Outside Write will never sell, trade, rent or exchange your personal information to others.


3). Emails and Newsletters

Outside Write sends email updates and information to those customers who have specifically subscribed to our email service. All subscription emails sent by us contain clear information on how to unsubscribe from our email service. We may send emails to existing customers or prospective customers who have enquired or registered with us, regarding products or services directly provided by us. In accordance with the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, we never send bulk unsolicited emails, (popularly known as Spam) to email addresses.


4) Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy
Protecting the privacy of children is important to us. Due to this, if you are under 18 years of age you can not subscribe to our email or newsletter service. We do not collect or maintain information at our sites from those we actually know are under 18 years of age.


5) Our Services

We only hold the data necessary to offer the services and products provided on our website.


6) Required Period

We only hold personal data for as long as necessary. Once data is no longer needed it is deleted from our files.


7) Data Storage

For administrative reasons data may be passed to and stored securely with third party service providers located outside the EEA (European Economic Area).


8) External Web Sites
OutsideWrite.co.uk contains links to other websites. Please note that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites.


9) Cookies

Our website uses “cookies” to track use and allow customers to purchase from our website. Please note that these cookies do not contain or pass any personal, confidential or financial information or any other information that could be used to identify individual visitors or customers purchasing from our website. Please note that you are free to refuse cookies. However, for purely technical reasons this may prevent you from purchasing from our website. This is because anonymous cookies are commonly used to keep track of the contents of customers’ shopping baskets or trolleys during the checkout process. This facility ensures that the items added to (or removed from) your basket are accurately stated when you go to pay. Please see our separate Cookies Policy.


10) IP Addresses

IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. We may use IP addresses to compile and provide aggregate statistics about website traffic and visitor usage. This statistical information may also be related to third parties, but these statistics will not include any personally identifying information.



11) Data Protection Register

Data is only used for the purposes described in our entry on the Data Protection Register. These purposes are the same as described in this privacy policy.


12) Contact Us

If you have any questions relating to our Privacy Policy please email us at editor@outsidewrite.co.uk




  1. What are cookies?

Cookies are small files containing a short string of numbers and letters placed automatically by a website into the cookie folder in your browser. Cookies are generally used to make a website easier and faster to use. The cookie recognises that a device is or has accessed the website and acts accordingly, (depending on what the cookie is designed to do). Mostly cookies perform mundane, but necessary tasks.


  1. How do we use cookies?

We typically use cookies for the following purposes:


2.1 Ensure all parts of the website requested by visitors work correctly and appear quickly.


2.2 Alert us whenever a page on the website or the entire website is slow and not working at all.


2.3 To display adverts that may be more relevant and useful to you.


2.4 Analyse how visitors use our website, so that we can continually improve it by adding more information and services and making it easier to navigate and use.


2.5 To ensure that products you as a customer add to your shopping basket remain in your basket as you go through the checkout process, so you get what you pay for.


2.6 To remember you as a customer.


2.7 To allow customers and visitors to share our website content on social media and with friends.




  1. Consent and cookies

Some cookies used by us are sent to your computer or mobile device as soon as the first page you view on our website is displayed. As a result we infer consent for these and other cookies if you use our website.


  1. No personal information in cookies

None of the cookies we use contain or pass personal, confidential, financial information or any other information that could be used to identify individual visitors to the website.


  1. Your shopping basket and cookies

If you buy a product from our website we do use cookies to pass your contact details through the checkout process. But we never request or store any financial details in this way. Your financial details are only ever passed using an encrypted and secure format from our secure payment page to your own bank for processing.




  1. Refusing cookies

Using your browser settings you are free to refuse cookies. However, for purely technical reasons this may cause errors when trying to use our website.