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Privacy Policy

Privacy and Cookies Policy

This privacy and cookie policy sets out how Columba Books (or “Company”) uses and protects any information that you provide when you use this website.

Columba Books is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. You can be assured information provided by you will only be used in accordance with this privacy policy.

Changes to the policy may occur from time to time by updating this page and users are advised to check this periodically to ensure they are satisfied with any amendments made. Amendments will be clearly shown in a separate section below.

General

Users of our website are welcome to access all facets of our website and print copies of material of interest for your own personal use. Material on the website may not be used for commercial purposes.

 Information Provided and Disclosure

The only information collected about users are your name and email address which you yourself would provide through subscribing to our newsletter and also order details if you purchase from the website. Information obtained will be used only to send information to you relating to the Company.

Columba Books does not use or disclose information to third parties about your individual visits to the site or information provided to us, such as your name and email address.

 Data automatically collected

Columba Books log’s visitor’s domain and IP address automatically; this information does not identify you as an individual, but only the computer that is being used to view the site. This data is used to see where the site is being used in the world to ensure coverage, and to help better understand site usage, so that we can improve our service to you. We do not link information automatically logged by such means with personal data about specific individuals.

 Cookies

Cookies and how we use them

Cookies are small files which may be placed on your computer hard drive or other device used to access a website and are widely used in order to make websites work or work more efficiently and to provide information to the operator of the website.

The cookies used by the site are divided into three categories:

  1. Necessary Cookies

These cookies are required for the operation of the site and to enable you to move around the site and use its features. These cookies do not collect information that identifies individual users.

  1. Performance/Analytical Cookies

These cookies collect information (including the IP address of the computer or device used to access the site) about how visitors use the site, for example, the pages that are visited most often, where visitors have come from and the pages they have visited. The information is used to improve the way the website works. We sometimes use third parties to perform these services for us and when this is the case, the cookies may be set by the third party. This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

  1. Functionality Cookies

These cookies recognise you when you return to the site. This enables us to remember your preferences (for example, fields in webforms) and improve your user experience. These cookies do not collect information that identifies individual users.

How to Control Cookies

The Help menu of most web browsers will tell you how to control cookies – for example, how to refuse cookies and how to delete cookies that have already been set. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org or www.aboutcookies.org. Please Note: restricting cookies will impact your use and/or the functionality of the site.

Your rights

Columba Books is committed to ensuring that your information is secure in accordance with the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003. To prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Legal Disclaimer

This site is designed to provide information about Columba Books and its business and operations. It is intended as general information only and is not to be relied upon for any particular purpose.

Whilst we take every effort to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and complete, the contents of this website is for illustrative purposes and general information only and any information contained herein or accessed through this website is not intended to provide financial, investment or any other type of advice. Specifically, Columba Books, its Directors or officers make no representation as to the accuracy of the information on this website or any website accessed through it. Any reliance on any information on this website shall be at the user’s own risk.

Columba Books reserves the right to make changes to the site generally at any time and without notice.

At various points throughout this site, you may be offered automatic links to other internet sites relevant to a particular aspect of this site. This does not indicate any association between Columba Books and those other sites or their owners. Whilst it is hoped that you will find those other sites of interest, Columba Books accepts no responsibility of any nature whatsoever for those other sites or any information contained on them, none of which has been verified or endorsed by Columba Books. If at any time you find that you have accessed another site, you may return to this site by clicking on the “backwards” arrow, or by keying in the domain address for this site (https://www.columbabooks.com/).

Further, due to the inherent nature of the internet, errors, interruptions and delays may occur in the service at any time. Accordingly, this website is provided “AS IS” without any warranties of any kind and we do not accept any liability arising from any inaccuracy or omission in the information or interruption in availability.

Columba Books shall not be responsible for any loss or damage of whatsoever nature (including consequential loss or damage) suffered or incurred, directly or indirectly, by the user or any other person as a result of relying on the use of, or any matter relating to, the information contained on this website, including any loss occurring incidentally.

Applicable Laws

This site is controlled and operated by Columba Books from its offices in Ireland. Columba Books makes no representation that the information contained in the site is appropriate or available for use in other locations and Columba Books shall have no responsibility in respect of access to it from territories whose laws prohibit such access or where any aspect of the contents of this site may be illegal. Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. Any claim relating to the information contained in this site shall be governed by the laws of Ireland and the visitors to the site agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Ireland.