Bible Cartoons EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Privacy Policy

This policy applies to the Bible Cartoons (BC) website we operate, our use of emails and postal mailings for marketing purposes, and any other methods we use for collecting information. It covers what we collect and why, what we do with the information, what we won’t do with the information, and what rights you (the data subject) have.

Bible Cartoons privacy policy in brief

It is important that you read the full policy below to understand what information we collect and hold, how we may use it, and what your rights are. But if you don’t have time to read it all now, here’s a quick summary:

  • We collect information that is personal data via PayPal, our payment processor. Personal data is information that can be used to help identify an individual, such as their name, address, phone number, email address, IP addresses, etc.
  • We collect information about everyone who engages with Bible Cartoons. This is mostly paying customers, but might also include others.
  • We collect information to provide products, goods and/or service, to provide information and for administration. This information may also be used for analysis, and for the prevention or detection of crime.
  • We only collect the information that we need or that you agree we can collect.
  • We do our best to keep personal information secure wherever we collect personal data online.
  • We never sell your data and we will never share it with another company of any sort, for their own purposes.
  • We would only share data where we are required to by law.
  • Our websites use cookies. For more information, please check our cookies policy.

These are the key points of the Bible Cartoons privacy policy. You will find the policy in full below, so you’ve got all the details you need.

Bible Cartoons privacy policy in full detail

This Privacy Policy will answer the following questions:

01) Who are we? Who is collecting the data?
02) What information is being collected? Where do we collect that information from?
03) How do we use personal data?
04) What is the legal basis for processing data?
05) Who has access to your personal information for data processing and how do we keep it safe?
06) Will the data be shared with any third parties?
07) How long will the data be stored for?
08) What rights do you (the data subject) have?
09) How can you (the data subject) raise a complaint?

Note 01) Reassurance about customer positions on BC Customer maps.

01) Who are we? Who is collecting the data?

This privacy notice provides you with details of how Bible Cartoons collects and processes your personal data.

Bible Cartoons is the data controller and we are responsible for your personal data (referred to as “we”, “us” or “our” in this privacy notice).

Bible Cartoons is committed to protecting every customers privacy. We aim to process your personal data fairly, lawfully and in line with codes of industry best practice.

The purpose of this policy is to be transparent about how we collect your personal data and use it in a way that you would reasonably expect.

You may at any time, change your email preferences with us and we positively encourage you to do so, so that you only receive information you want. To do this open any newsletter we have sent you and choose the Update Profile option at the bottom to manage your contact preferences or unsubscribe.

Our email address is: martin@biblecartoons.co.uk

Our postal address is: Bible Cartoons, North House, 25a, Smith Street, Spratton, Northamptonshire NN6 8HW

Our telephone number is: (+44)1604 844009

02) What information is being collected? Where do we collect that information from?

We will only ever collect the information we need – including data to help improve our services – or which you agree we can collect.

Personal data is any information that can be used to identify you. For example, it can include information such as your name, email address, postal address, telephone number, bank account details, credit/debit card details, etc. It also includes Internet Protocol (IP) addresses (the location of the computer on the internet), details of pages visited on our websites and files downloaded.

We collect information in the following ways:

Information that you give us directly
We collect this information in connection with specific activities, for example, when you use this website to:

Please note: You don’t have to disclose any of this information to browse the Bible Cartoons websites. However, if you choose to withhold requested information, we may not be able to provide you with certain services.

Information that we collect from your use of the Bible Cartoons website
Website usage information is collected using cookies. This helps us to see how many people use our website, how many people visit on a regular basis, and how popular individual pages are. Cookies are also essential to our websites running correctly and delivering goods and services to users. For more information…
please read our cookies policy.

Information from public sources
We may combine information you provide to us with information available from public sources or records in order to gain a better understanding of our customers and those who engage with us. This helps us to improve our relevance to you, resources and website. Such information may be found by anyone, since it has been made publically available by being published online and/or in printed form.

Sensitive/special categories of data
Data Protection law recognises that certain categories of personal information are more sensitive. This is known as sensitive personal data or special categories of data. Sensitive Data refers to data that includes details about your race, ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health, genetic and biometric data.

We do not collect any Sensitive Data about you. We do not collect any information about criminal convictions and offences either.

03) How do we use personal data?

We may use the personal data that you provide in the following ways:

  • To process purchases you have ordered from the Bible Cartoons website.
  • To provide you with information that you have requested about our work or our activities.
  • To provide you with information about other products, resources, events or information we offer that are similar to those you have already purchased or enquired about and to which you have not objected to receiving.
  • To communicate with customers.
  • To record the contact that we have with you.
  • To provide you with information about Bible Cartoons and how you can support our work (where you have consented to receiving this information as applicable).
  • To invite you to participate in surveys, questionnaires or research.
  • For administration purposes, e.g. we may contact you about a purchase you have made or communication you have instigated, where you have expressed an interest in something we have put on the Bible Cartoons website or social media.
  • For internal record keeping, such as the management of feedback, comments or complaints.
  • To notify you about changes to our products and services.
  • To analyse and improve the products and services we offer.
  • To analyse the use of our website and ensure its content is presented in the most effective manner for you and your device (see also our cookies policy.)
  • To further our legitimate business interests such as sending you information, an annual report, etc.

You can choose at any time which marketing materials you want to receive from Bible Cartoons and in which format. If there is something you would prefer not to receive, please email martin@biblecartoons.co.uk, or write to Bible Cartoons, North House, 25a, Smith Street, Spratton, Northamptonshire NN6 8HW, or telephoning us on (+44)1604 844009.

Bible Cartoons website and cookies
Like many organisations, we use cookies to help us make our website (and the way you use it) work better and to track information about how people are using it. For more information…
please read our cookies policy.

Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how our website is used. These help us to know how often users visit our websites, what pages they visit when they do so, and how they use our content online. Google Analytics data is passed to Google’s servers which may lie outside the European Union. Google is part of the Privacy Shield programme to ensure that it is compliant with European data protection law.

Links to other websites
Our website contains links to other websites belonging to third parties and we sometimes choose to participate in social networking websites including, but not limited to, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

We may also include content from websites such as these on the Bible Cartoons website. However, we do not have any control over the privacy practices of these other websites. You should make sure when you leave our website that you have read and understood the other website’s privacy policy in addition to our own.

04) What is the legal basis for processing data?

We will only use your personal data when legally permitted. The most common uses of your personal data are:

1) Where we need to perform the requirements of the contract between us when you make a purchase from our website.

2) Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party, such as our payment processor PayPal) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.

3) Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.

We rely on a variety of legal bases for processing data depending on the purpose of the activity being undertaken.

We use a contractual basis for processing data relating to purchases of Bible Cartoon Artwork, maps and other resources you have bought.

We rely on legitimate interests for a variety of purposes. Legitimate interest is about balancing the interests of Bible Cartoons against your rights and freedoms, and having due regard to your reasonable expectations about the use of your data. These purposes include:

We also rely on the legitimate interests legal basis to ask for your support, given your engagement with Bible Cartoons’ products, resources, maps and other information, provided that we have also previously obtained any additional consents required to send this information to you in particular formats.

We use your consent for all the emails and e-mail newsletters delivered by Bible Cartoons. Every email newsletter you receive provides a clear opportunity for you to opt out of/unsubscribe from future email newsletters.

You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by emailing us at martin@biblecartoons.co.uk or writing to us at Bible Cartoons, North House, 25a, Smith Street, Spratton, Northamptonshire NN6 8HW, or telephoning us on (+44)1604 844009.

05) Who has access to your personal information for processing data and how do we keep it safe?

We maintain a high level of security in relation to the collection, storage and disclosure of your information. This is very important to us and we take all necessary steps to ensure that any information we hold about you is safe.

Storing your information
We place great importance on the security of all personal data associated with our customers and subscribers.

Information is stored by Bible Cartoons in a virtual “safe”, using the latest encryption software on personal computers. We may also store information in physically secured paper files.

While we cannot ensure or guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration of data will not occur while it is under our control, we use our best efforts to try to prevent this.

We enforce strict procedures and security features to protect your information and prevent unauthorised access, although we cannot completely guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us.

Online payment via PayPal
We use PayPal to provide a shopping cart for you to make purchases from the Bible Cartoons website. If you pay via PayPal, you will providing data to PayPal, and they will provide some of this data back to us with their order confirmation email: your name, postal address, e-mail address and what you purchased from the Bible Cartoons website.

PayPal DO NOT provide your bank details or credit card information to us. Data you provide to PayPal are subject to PayPal’s own privacy terms, which you can read by follow this link:

PayPal’s own Privacy Policy
Please note: clicking this link will take you off the Bible Cartoons website and take you to a PayPal page.

Bible Cartoons never has access to your bank account details and we do not keep a record of any such financial data.

Google’s (ie Google Analytics, used on the Bible Cartoons website) own privacy terms, can be read by follow this link:

Google’s own Privacy Policy
Please note: clicking this link will take you off the Bible Cartoons website and take you to a Google page.

06) Will the data be shared with any third parties?

Bible Cartoons does not sell or share any information about you to other organisations.

Bible Cartoons may disclose your personal information only in the following circumstances:

07) How long do we keep your data for?

We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is needed to fulfil the function for which we hold the data or as long as is required by law for the relevant activity. For example, HM Revenue & Customs requires us to keep a record of financial transactions for seven years.

If you request that we stop sending you marketing information, we will keep a record of your contact details and appropriate information to enable us to comply with your request.

Where your information is no longer required we will ensure that it is disposed of in a secure manner.

08) What rights do you (the data subject) have?

We’d like to keep all who engage with Bible Cartoons up to date with our progress. To update you on what we’re doing we’d like to keep in touch with you by email and other electronic means.

We will not use your information for marketing purposes if you have asked us not to or we do not have your permission to use it for these purposes. (In certain circumstances we must obtain your permission before we contact you for marketing purposes.) However, if you opt-out of our marketing communications, we will retain your basic details on a suppression list to help ensure that we do not continue to contact you.

If you are registered to receive our email newsletters, every email communication provides a clear opportunity for you to opt out of/unsubscribe from future email communications.

The Data Protection Act and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) give you certain rights over your data and how we use it. You have the right to:

If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us via email martin@biblecartoons.co.uk, or write to Bible Cartoons, North House, 25a, Smith Street, Spratton, Northamptonshire NN6 8HW, or telephoning us on (+44)1604 844009.

If we are not sure who you are, we may ask for reasonable proof of your identity before providing you with information or carrying out any of the above actions.

09) How can you (the data subject) raise a complaint?

Complaints, compliments or comments
If you are unhappy with our work or something that we have done or failed to do, we want to know about it. We also welcome your views on what we do well. Your comments enable us to learn and continuously improve our products and/or services. If you have a complaint about how we collect or use your data, we would be very grateful if you would contact us first, so that we can try to resolve any issue(s) for you. You can contact us here:

Contact us

If you remain unsatisfied and are not happy with any aspect of how we collect and use your data, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues www.ico.org.uk.

Note 01) Reassurance about customer positions on BC Customer maps.

One of the Bible Cartoons website Information pages shows maps giving the VERY approximate position of Bible Cartoon’s customer postal addresses. We deeply respect our customer’s privacy and are committed to keeping it. For this important reason place markers on these maps are positioned MANY miles away from the customers actual address location. In fact, if you zoom in on many locations you will see that the place markers are usually positioned on a road junction or nearest body of water, which is usually MANY miles from the customers actual home! Their actual address is NEVER, EVER indicated by a place marker on any BC maps.

Customer names and/or typed addresses are NEVER displayed on customer maps.

Customers personal details (name, postal address, email address, etc) are NEVER made available to anyone else.

Click the blue box below to see the Customer Maps page (which is also accessible from the Information drop down menubar above):
Customer maps

Changes to this Privacy Policy
We keep this policy under regular review. If we make any significant changes in the way we treat your personal information, we will make this clear on our website and/or by contacting you directly.

Details of the sections of the policy that have been changed will be noted here.

You do not have to agree to any changes if these are not compatible with the initial purposes for which you provided or we collected your data.

This policy replaces the previous version dated 16th May 2018 and is correct as of 5th June 2018.

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