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Reeds Nautical Almanac Privacy Statement

Reeds Aberdeen Asset Management Nautical Almanac ('Reeds') is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Reeds website and registration website, and governs data collection and usage.

The Reeds website was built by and is maintained by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. Bloomsbury Publishing Plc is the sole provider of the site. Use of the Reeds website and any functionality offered on the site is subject to the Bloomsbury Privacy Policy.

By using the Reeds website, you are accepting the practices described in this statement and that of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

Collection of your Personal Information

Bloomsbury collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Bloomsbury. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by Bloomsbury for the operation of the service, to maintain the quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Reeds website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Reeds' public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Bloomsbury does not read any of your private online communications.

Bloomsbury encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from Reeds so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. Bloomsbury is not responsible for the privacy statements or content on other companies' or organizations' websites.

Use of your Personal Information

Bloomsbury collects and uses your personal information to operate the Reeds website and deliver the services you have requested. Bloomsbury also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Adlard Coles Nautical and the Bloomsbury Group and its affiliates. Bloomsbury may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Bloomsbury does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Bloomsbury may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (email, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Bloomsbury may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Bloomsbury, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Bloomsbury does not use or disclose sensitive personal information without your explicit consent.

Bloomsbury keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within the Reeds website, in order to determine what services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Reeds to customers whose behaviour indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Bloomsbury will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on our sites; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Bloomsbury; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Reeds, or the public.

Cookies

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a tiny text file stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages.

Why we use cookies?

We may use cookies to collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual. We then use that information to monitor usage and improve the user experience.

Please note: 'Cookies' cannot harm your computer. We don't store personally identifiable information in the cookies we create, but we do use information gathered from them to help improve your experience of the site.

Cookies used on this site:

Our website uses 2 types of cookies which can be divided as follows:

Session cookies - these allow the Website to link your actions during a browser session. They main-tain site state information specific to the current user's visit. These session cookies expire after a browser session so would not be stored long term.

Persistent cookies - these are stored on a user's device in between browser sessions which allows the preferences or actions of the user across a site (or in some cases across different websites) to be remembered. Persistent cookies may be used for a variety of purposes including remembering users' preferences and choices when using a site. We do not use any persistent cookies on this site.

Below is a list of cookies used on the site and how they are categorised:

Name of cookiePurposeStatus
PHPSESSIDReeds Core Session FunctionsThis is an essential, session based cookie
__utmaGoogle AnalyticsNon-essential, persistent cookie
__utmbGoogle AnalyticsNon-essential, persistent cookie
__utmcGoogle AnalyticsNon-essential, session based cookie
__utmzGoogle AnalyticsNon-essential, expires 6 months after last use of site
PREF, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, demographics, dkbYouTubeNon-essential: allows YouTube to remember your preferences

The Google Analytics cookies we use enable us:

  • provide a good user experience;
  • to estimate our audience size and usage pattern;

Pursuant to the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/1208) we require you to agree to the above referred to cookies. You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our site. For further information see www.allaboutcookies.org. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

How to check cookies are enabled for PCs

Google Chrome

  • Click on the 'tools' icon at the top of your browser window and select 'Settings'
  • Click the 'Under the bonnet' tab, locate the 'Privacy' section, and select the 'Content set-tings' button
  • Now select 'Allow local data to be set'

Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0

  • Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select 'Internet options' , then click on the 'Privacy' tab
  • Ensure that your Privacy level is set to Medium or below, which will enable cookies in your browser. Settings above Medium will disable cookies.

Mozilla Firefox 7

  • Click on 'home' at the top left of your browser window and select Options, then select the Privacy icon
  • Click on Tracking and untick 'Tell web sites I do not want to be tracked'

How to check cookies are enabled for Macs

Safari

  • With a Safari window open, click on the Safari entry on your top tool bar and select Prefer-ences from the menu
  • Select the Privacy tab
  • Check the 'Block cookies from third parties and advertisers' is selected

Firefox

  • With a Firefox window open, click on the Firefox entry on your top tool bar and select Pref-erences from the menu
  • Select the Privacy tab
  • Ensure the 'Tell web sites I do not want to be tracked' option is not selected

Google Chrome

  • With a Chrome window open, click on the Chrome entry on your top tool bar and select Preferences from the menu
  • Click the 'Under the bonnet' tab, locate the 'Privacy' section, and select the 'Content set-tings' button
  • Now select 'Allow local data to be set'

All other browsers

Please consult your documentation or online help files.

How to disable cookies on PCs

Please be warned that this may seriously affect your user experience on the web.

Google Chrome 15

  • Click on the 'tools' icon at the top of your browser window and select 'Settings'
  • Click the 'Under the bonnet' tab, locate the 'Privacy' section, and select the 'Content set-tings' button
  • Now select 'Block sites from setting any data'

Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0

  • Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select 'Internet options' , then click on the 'Privacy' tab
  • Ensure that your Privacy level is set to High, which will block all cookies.

Mozilla Firefox 7

  • Click on 'home' at the top left of your browser window and select Options, then select the Privacy icon
  • Click on Tracking and tick 'Tell web sites I do not want to be tracked'

How to disable cookies for Macs

Please be warned that this may seriously affect your user experience on the web.

Safari

  • With a Safari window open, click on the Safari entry on your top tool bar and select Prefer-ences from the menu
  • Select the Privacy tab
  • Check the Block cookies option is set to 'Always'

Firefox

  • With a Firefox window open, click on the Firefox entry on your top tool bar and select Pref-erences from the menu
  • Select the Privacy tab
  • Ensure the 'Tell web sites I do not want to be tracked' option is selected

Google Chrome

  • With a Chrome window open, click on the Chrome entry on your top tool bar and select Preferences from the menu
  • Click the 'Under the bonnet' tab, locate the 'Privacy' section, and select the 'Content set-tings' button
  • Now select 'Block sites from setting any data'.

All other browsers

Please consult your documentation or online help files.

Security of your Personal Information

Bloomsbury secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Bloomsbury secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Bloomsbury will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Bloomsbury encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Bloomsbury is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Bloomsbury welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Bloomsbury has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Bloomsbury at help@reedsnauticalalmanac.co.uk. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

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