Privacy Policy

The website www.bellandsmokey.com is operated by Bell & Smokey Limited (company  number 10465600) (“we” or "us") and we are a "data controller" for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679. This means that we are responsible for, and control the processing of, your personal information.  

This privacy policy relates to your use of our website and emails sent from us to you. 

We take your privacy very seriously and we ask that you read this Policy carefully as it contains important information on: 

  • the personal information we collect about you; 
  • what we do with your information; and 
  • who your information might be shared with. 

How we use your information

We collect your personal information for the following purposes:

  1. to identify you and manage your subscription with us;
  2. to conduct research, statistical analysis and behavioural analysis;
  3. customise our website and its content to your particular preferences;
  4. notify you of any changes to our website or to our services that may affect you; and
  5. improve our services. 

Marketing

Our regular weekly emails contain marketing paid for by third parties.

We may periodically send you emails paid for by a third party (a partnership email), which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided. These will be identified as a partnership email in the header.

Information which we may collect

We collect personal information about you when you register with us.

We may collect the following personal information:

  1. full name; 
  2. postal address;
  3. email address; 
  4. work sector; and
  5. editorial preferences.

Please note that we do not collect any information in relation to your payment information, such as credit/debit card details. 

Competitions

From time to time, we run competitions which require you to provide your email address to a third party. Please review the terms and conditions and the privacy policy of any such third party before entering that competition.

Third parties

On our website and in our emails to you, we regularly link to the websites of third parties. Please check you are happy with the terms and conditions and the privacy policy of such third parties before using their services.

How long we will keep your personal information

We shall retain your information for as long as you remain a subscriber to Bell & Smokey. When you unsubscribe, we will delete the information, other than your email address, which the company that hosts our  weekly email keeps on a list we can access, to ensure you are not resubscribed.  Please contact privacy@squarespace.com if you have any queries about this.

Your rights

In order to process any of the requests listed below, we may need to verify your identity for your security. In such cases your response will be necessary for you to exercise this right.

The right to access information we hold about you

At any point you can contact us to request that the information we hold about you as well as why we have that information, who has access to the information and where we got the information. Once we have received your request we will respond within 30 days. 

The right to correct and update the information we hold about you

If the data we hold about you is out of date, incomplete or incorrect, you can inform us and we will ensure that it is updated.

The right to have your information erased

If you feel that we should no longer be using your data or that we are illegally using your data, you can request that we erase the data we hold. When we receive your request, we will confirm whether the data has been deleted or tell you the reason why it cannot be deleted. 

The right to object to processing of your data

You have the right to request that Bell & Smokey Limited stops processing your data. Upon receiving the request, we will contact you to tell you if we are able to comply or if we have legitimate grounds to continue. If data is no longer processed, we may continue to hold your data to comply with your other rights. 

The right to ask us to stop contacting you with direct marketing

You have the right to request that we stop contacting you with direct marketing. In order to process your request we may need to verify your identity for your security. 

The right to data portability

You have the right to request that we transfer your data to another controller. Once we have received your request, we will comply where it is feasible to do so. 

Consent

In those cases where we need your consent to hold your information, we will ask you to take an active step, such as entering your email address. By taking that active step, you are stating that you have been informed as to why Bell & Smokey Limited is collecting the information, how it will be used, for how long it will be kept, who else will have access to it and what your rights are as a data subject. 

Sharing your information

Where necessary to fulfil our obligations to you, Bell & Smokey Limited may pass your details to third parties where this is necessary for the functioning of our product. 

Cookies and Tracking

Use of cookies

bellandsmokey.com is hosted by Squarespace

This Cookie Policy describes how Squarespace uses cookies and similar technologies to provide, improve, promote and protect the Services. Note that any capitalised terms not defined in this Cookie Policy have the meanings set forth in our Terms of Service. If you have any comments or questions about this Cookie Policy, feel free to contact Sqaurespace at privacy@squarespace.com.  

Cookies. Cookies are small pieces of text sent to your browser when you visit a site. They serve a variety of functions, like enabling us to remember certain information you provide to us as you navigate between pages on the Services. We use cookies for the following purposes:

• Authentication, Personalization And Security. Cookies help us verify your Account and device and determine when you’re logged in, so we can make it easier for you to access the Services and provide the appropriate experiences and features. We also use cookies to help prevent fraudulent use of login credentials.  

• Performance And Analytics. Cookies help us analyze how the Services are being accessed and used, and enable us to track performance of the Services. For example, we use cookies to determine if you viewed a page or opened an email. This helps us provide you with information that you find interesting. We also use cookies to provide insights regarding your End Users and Your Sites’ performance, such as page views, conversion rates, device information, visitor IP addresses and referral sites.

• Third Parties. Third Party Services may use cookies to help you sign into their services from our Services. We also may use third party cookies, such as Google Analytics, to assist with analyzing performance. Any third party cookie usage is governed by the privacy policy of the third party placing the cookie.

• Squarespace Ads. We partner with third party publishers, advertising networks and service providers to manage our ads on other sites. Our third party partners may set cookies on your device or browser to gather information about your activities on the Services and other sites you visit, in order to provide you with Squarespace ads. For example, if you visit Squarespace and also use a social media platform, you may see a Squarespace ad in your social media newsfeed or timeline.

• Opting Out. You can set your browser to not accept cookies, but this may limit your ability to use the Services. We currently don’t respond to DNT:1 signals from browsers visiting our Services. You can also opt out of receiving interest-based ads from certain ad networks here (or if located in the European Union, here).

Pixels. A pixel tag, or pixel, is a small piece of code that can be embedded on websites and emails. We use pixels to learn how you interact with our site pages and emails, and this information helps us and our ad partners provide you with a more tailored experience. For example, if you visit a Squarespace page related to music, a pixel will help us show you an ad for that page when you later visit a music news site.

Device Identifiers. We use device identifiers to track, analyze and improve the performance of the Services and our ads.

We may modify this Cookie Policy from time to time, and will post the most current version on our site. If a modification meaningfully reduces your rights, we'll notify you in accordance with the procedures set forth in our Terms of Service.

How to turn off cookies

If you do not want to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of this website. For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to the Information Commissioner’s webpage on cookies: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/.

Enquiries

When contacted with an enquiry, Bell & Smokey Limited will hold the entity name and contact details only for the purposes of handling the enquiry.

The online forms are subject to the same cookies and tracking as the rest of the website (see the above section “Cookies and Tracking” for more information).

Contact details

If you have any queries about this Policy, need further information or wish to lodge a complaint you can use the details below to contact the relevant party.

Katherine Drohan

Data Protection Officer

18 Great Western Arcade, Birmingham, B2 5HU

katy@bellandsmokey.com

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may change this Policy from time to time. You should check this policy occasionally to ensure that you are aware of the most recent version that will apply each time you access the website.