Privacy & Cookies Policy

T.Dench Patel Website Limited (The Company) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy (together with the Company’s terms of use and any other documents referred to on it the “Terms and Conditions”) sets out the basis on which any personal data and information the Company collects from you, or that you provide to the Company will be processed by the Company during your use of www.tdenchpatel.com (the site). Please read the following carefully to understand the Company’s views and practices regarding your personal data and information, how the Company will treat it and the practises with regards to use of cookies.

 

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”), the data controller is T. Dench Patel Website Limited whose registered address is T. Dench Patel Website Limited, 61 Bridge Street
Kington, Herefordshire, HR5 3DJ

Please see our terms of use for more information about, and the basis on which the Company provides, the site.

 

COOKIES

 

Like many online services, the site uses a feature called a cookie, which is a small data file that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer or device’s hard drive.

The site uses cookies that automatically log certain non-personal information, including aggregated, statistical data about how you are using the site to analyse its performance and usage. This information may include the URL of the website which linked you to the site, your IP address and the number and duration of visits to the site. The IP address indicates the location of your computer on the internet. This information is collected in an anonymous way that does not identify you personally.

 

Various different types of cookies are used via the site or might be added in future:

 

“Session cookies” are used (which will usually be deleted when you log out) to keep track of your internet session, which, for instance, allows the Company to remember the site language. Without these cookies the online services that you have asked for cannot be provided. Session cookies are necessary and/or useful for the functioning of the site

“Persistent cookies” are used (which are longer-term) to help you move around and enjoy the features on the site more easily and to remember preferences, actions and settings to improve your visit (at your request).

 

The cookies outlined above expire after varying periods from around 30 minutes up to 2 years or more. The length of time that a cookie remains on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies last until you stop browsing and persistent cookies last until they expire or are deleted.

In further detail, the cookies fall into the following categories:

 

  1. Analytics

These cookies are used to compile various (anonymised) metrics for our users to get a better understanding of how the site is used (pages visited and time spent on the site, for example), so that the Company can deliver more of the content you want, and less of the content you don’t. This information also helps us to make better decisions for the Company’s future initiatives. These analytics cookies are set by the analytics partners, and are in accordance with the relevant partner’s own privacy and cookies policies.

 

  1. Performance data

This lets the Company track how long it takes users to load each page, what pages we can cache.

 

  1. Embedded video (YouTube)

We know that many of you love films, so the site may make use of clips on YouTube. YouTube sets its own cookies, and the YouTube cookies policy can be found here.

 

  1. Social media (Twitter)
  2. Dench Patel doesn’t only write novels – she’s also uses Twitter! The Company uses cookies to enable you to enjoy the social media features on the site. In order to host her tweets, she embed Twitter links. Twitter sets its own cookies, andTwitter’s cookies policycan be found here.

 

  1. Preferences

The Company uses this type of cookie to ensure that it doesn’t show you things you’ve already seen before, like the cookie policy acceptance and the intro page. This means you get to spend more time with the content you love, and less time with the content you don’t.

 

  1. Session state

Websites often collect information about how users interact with a website. This may include the pages that users visit most often, and whether users get error messages from certain pages. The Company uses these so-called “session state cookies” to help improve the Company’s services, in order to improve The Company’s users browsing experience. Blocking or deleting these cookies will not render the site unusable.

 

By agreeing to The Company’s Terms and Conditions, you agree to using the cookies and your information in these ways, but you can delete any of these cookies at any time if you wish.

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your web browser that allows you to refuse the setting of cookies, or you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it. The Help portion of your browser, most likely found on the toolbar, typically tells you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. You can check whether these settings are currently enabled on your computer – or find out how to change your current settings – here:

Javascript: www.enable-javascript.com

Cookies: www.whatarecookies.com

 

Aternatively, you may wish to visit the “manage cookies” section on www.allaboutcookies.org which contains information on how to prevent cookies from being stored on your device as well as other helpful advice.

 

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites

visit: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/

 

Unless you do this, cookies will be issued when you use the site. If you do not accept cookies or decide to disable them, you will still be able to access and use the site, but you may lose some features and functionality. You can find out more about cookies at www.youronlinechoices.eu.

 

WHERE T. DENCH PATEL WEBSITE LIMITED STORES YOUR INFORMATION

 

The Company will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy & Cookies Policy.

 

All information you provide to the Company is stored securely and safely. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although the Company will do it’s best to protect your information, we cannot guarantee the security of the information you transmit to the site; any transmission is at your own risk.

 

Once the Company has received your information, it will use strict procedures and security features to prevent unauthorised access, as required by applicable laws. In particular, it takes steps to protect the security of your information with appropriate physical, technological and administrative measures. You accept the inherent risks of providing information and dealing online and will not hold the Company responsible for any breach of security that is due to circumstances beyond our reasonable control.

 

If you have any concerns about the security of your information or should you wish to access written information about our policies and practices regarding any authorised third-party service providers, please see the end of this Privacy & Cookies Policy for details of how to contact us.

 

USES MADE OF THE INFORMATION

 

The Company uses information held about you to ensure that content from the site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer, to provide you with the services outlined in this policy, and to understand how you use the site and how it is functioning so that we can maintain and improve the site.

 

The Company may use the information we collects to comply with law, to investigate a complaint made by another user or a potential breach of the site’s Terms and Conditions or to prevent and detect unlawful or criminal activity, fraud and misuse of, or damage to, the site or the products, content and services made available through it, and to take appropriate legal action against those responsible.

 

The Company may on occasion link or combine the information that we collects about you with information that we receive from other sources. The Company may combine this information with information you give to us and information that we collects about you. (For example, we may decide to combine two or more databases into a single database of information.) We may use this information and the combined information for your and/or the Company’s benefit (for example, to allow the Company to provide a more seamless support and/or to provide you with better, personalised services and content).

 

The Company may send you information and updates related to what you have signed up for. When receiving this information, you will have the option to unsubscribe at any point in time.

 

DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION

 

The Company may disclose information that does not identify you personally including aggregated or de-identified data, in our discretion.

 

YOUR RIGHTS

 

The site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of third parties. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own terms and conditions and privacy & cookies policies and that the Company does not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

 

CONTACTING US

 

Please contact the Company to request the information that the we hold on you,

If you would like to make a ‘data subject access request’ please be advised that any request may be subject to a fee of £15 to meet the T. Dench Patel’s costs in providing you with details of the information held about you. Please address any requests to:

 

  1. Dench Patel Website Limited
    61 Bridge Street
    Kington
    Herefordshire
    HR5 3DJ

Please be advised that any personal information that you choose to provide the Company with when contacting us will be utilised in accordance with the Act (and any other applicable laws) and will be destroyed after the Company replies to any queries that you may raise.

 

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY & COOKIES POLICY

Any changes the Company may make to this Privacy & Cookies Policy in the future will be posted on this page.