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Privacy Policy

A privacy policy statement describes how a website owner collects, uses, and stores the personal information of visitors.

This privacy policy statement covers details of what information we collect from you while you are using our website; what we do with it; and with whom it might be shared. The site is operated by Reagan Publishing Ltd which is the controller of your data and registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office under Data Protection Registration Number ZA717109.

Yours2Read is a website intended for authors who wish to make their work available to readers who register with us. We are the controller of your data and registered with the ICO under Data Protection Registration Number: ZA717109.

Reagan Publishing Ltd,
City: London
Postcode: SW1Y 4LB
Country: United Kingdom

We currently operate the following website: https://yours2read.com

We only collect information that is necessary to run our website, to fulfil our legal obligations to you, and to keep you informed about Yours2Read and its activities.

The personal information we collect may include:
your name, title, gender, your email address, phone number, postal address, billing address, delivery address current interests and preferences feedback you may have submitted related to stories posted to our website details of correspondence sent to you or received from you.

Special categories of personal data

Under data protection law, certain categories of personal information are recognised as sensitive, including health information and information regarding race, religious beliefs, and political opinions (‘special category data’). We do not collect such information.

Information you give us.

We collect personal information that you may provide to us when completing our registration form, either as a reader or as an author.

Information we get from your use of our website

We collect information about the services you use and how you use them in a number of ways including:

  • When you visit our website, including through the use of cookies. See our cookies policy for more information;
  • When you view and interact with our emails, advertisements, and content;
  • Information about contact you have with us as a visitor to our website.

We will only process your information if we have a legal basis for doing so under current UK data protection legislations.

This will include where we have your consent to process your information, for example:

  • Where you have agreed to receive email updates in relation to the Yours2Read website;
  • Where you have asked to receive information about future stories posted to the site, or competitions; or
  • When you have registered as a reader and indicated an interest in specific genres of short stories, such as fiction, crime, romance, thrillers

Where you have given consent to the processing of your data you may withdraw it at any time. See below ‘What rights do you have in relation to your personal information?'

We do not process ‘Special category data’ relating to visitors’ health, religion, or other sensitive characteristics.

We will not share or sell your personal information with or to any third parties or external organisations

We will keep your information for as long as you are registered as a user of our website, whether as a reader or as an author. You are free to cancel your registration at any time via your dashboard in our website. Following your decision to deregister, we will delete all information held in our database. We may also cancel your registration at any time, without notice, if your use of our website, or your conduct (for example, posting offensive feedback regarding a story or stories), is deemed contrary to our objectives, or is damaging to our website’s image or reputation. Following cancellation, all date provided by you will be deleted from the website and our database of users.

We follow strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of information which you have given us to try to prevent:

  • Unauthorised access;
  • improper use or disclosure;
  • unauthorised modification; and
  • accidental loss, damage, and destruction.

We are required to make sure any transfers of information will be done securely, in accordance with best practice, and in compliance with Data Protection regulations

What rights do you have in relation to your personal information?

You have certain rights in relation to your personal information. They are

  1. The right to obtain confirmation that we are processing your personal information (see below our Subject Access Request process);
  2. The right to access your information (see below our Subject Access Request process);
  3. The right to have your personal information rectified if it is incomplete or inaccurate;
  4. The right to have your personal information removed or deleted in certain circumstances, for example when you have withdrawn consent to it being processed and we have no other basis for processing it;
  5. The right to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances;
  6. Where you have provided your consent to the processing, the right to withdraw consent to the processing of your data (without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal); and
  7. The right to require us not to send you marketing communications.

Please note that the above rights are not absolute, and requests may be refused where exceptions apply.

For a more detailed explanation of these rights, please see the Information Commissioner’s guidance.

Subject Access Request

You can ask us to confirm if we are keeping any personal information about you and you can also request to receive a copy of that personal information – this is called a Subject Access Request.

To make a Subject Access Request you will need to provide adequate proof of identity such as a copy of your passport, birth certificate, or driving license before your request can be processed. Please try to be as clear as possible about the information you are seeking, as this will help us respond to your request more efficiently. Once we have received your Subject Access Request and proof of identity, you will receive a response from us within a month.

If you would like to submit a Subject Access Request or exercise any of the other rights referred to above, please print out and complete a Subject Access Request form. Or email dataprotection@yours2read.com or write to The Data Protection Officer, Reagan Publishing Ltd, Suite 1, 3rd floor, 11-12 St. James's Square, London SW1Y 4LB.

If you are not happy with how we handle any of your requests, queries, or concerns, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (www.ico.org.uk), which oversees the protection of personal information in the UK.

Changes to the privacy policy

We may be required to update the terms of this policy from time to time. We will notify you about any significant changes in the way we treat personal information usually by sending a notice to the primary email address you have provided or by placing a prominent notice on our website(s).
This privacy policy was last updated on 22 August 2021.

How to contact us

If you have any queries about our privacy policy, or want to raise a concern about how we process the information we hold about you, please email dataprotection@yours2read.com or write to The Data Protection Officer, Reagan Publishing, Suite 1, 3rd Floor, 11-12 St. James’s Square, London SW1Y 4LB, United Kingdom