Privacy and Security
Last updated April 2020
Hurst Publishers take your privacy seriously, and we are fully committed to handling the information you provide to us securely and responsibly in accordance with GDPR legislation. This policy sets out how we handle your data. By submitting your personal information, you are consenting to Hurst Publishers holding and using your data in accordance with this policy. Hurst Publishers is the trading name of C. Hurst & Co Publishers (Company reg no: 978557, Address: 41 Great Russell St, London WC1B 3PL, UK).
How do we collect your data?
We collect your personal data when you consent to it via signing up to our mailing list, when you place an order (including gratis), or when you subscribe to a product such as Critical Muslim or ‘Friends of Hurst’. We also collect personal data to fulfil contracts with our authors and when there is legitimate interest, such as book reviewers. We also collect non-personal information such as IP addresses and pages accessed or files downloaded on our website. To understand this further, please see our cookies policy.
How do we use your data?
Hurst will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal data, however internet usage is not entirely secure. For this reason, we cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal data which are transferred from you or to you via the internet. We are committed to notifying the ICO promptly should we become aware of any data breach.
How do we store your data?
We store information securely on our computers and use secure methods when transferring data. Only authorised personnel access personal data via password protected systems, and we use secure server software (SSL) to encrypt financial and personal information.
How long will we keep your personal information?
We will hold your data until you request we remove it. This includes manuscript submissions, gratis copy requests, and mailing list subscriptions.
What are your rights surrounding personal data?
- The right in certain circumstances to have inaccurate personal data rectified, blocked, erased or destroyed
- The right to prevent your data being used for direct marketing
- The right of access to a copy of the information we hold about you (known as a subject access request)
If you wish to exercise any of these rights please contact [email protected]
How can you withdraw your consent?
You can request that we delete your data at any time. Please contact [email protected] to remove your name from our records.
How can you register a complaint?
If you have a complaint about how Hurst has used your personal information, please email [email protected]. You can also complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office here: https://ico.org.uk/concerns/