Privacy Policy

This policy explains how Barrington Stoke uses and protects information provided by the user to the company in using the Barrington Stoke website.

Barrington Stoke seeks to ensure that your information remains secure. Any information relating to you which Barrington Stoke gathers during your use of the website will be used only in accordance with this policy.

Barrington Stoke reserves the right to amend this policy periodically. Any amendments will be published on this page. You should visit this page regularly in order to ensure that you accept any changes. The policy was last amended on 05/03/2012.

Information we may gather

your name and information regarding your employment should you be in the employ of an educational establishment
your name and address, including e-mail addresses
demographic information such as postcodes, preferences and interests
other information relating to user searches
information regarding your computer and your use of the website, e.g. your IP address, the region from which you access the site, the browser you use, search terms you have used, the length of your session(s) on the site and the number of pages you view
information you provide to us in order to register for services including communications and competitions

Children under the age of 16 require the permission of a parent or guardian before submitting personal information for any purpose.

How we use information we gather

We require certain data in order to understand the needs of our users, fulfil orders for our products and services and to develop our products and services:

We will use your postal and e-mail addresses in order to fulfil any order you have placed with us. Our order fulfilment is carried out by our affiliate Grantham Book Services Ltd and we will share your data with Grantham Book Services Ltd for this purpose.
Where you have provided us with a postal or e-mail address we may contact you from time to time with information regarding new products, special offers or other information we think may be of interest to you
We may also from time to time contact you for marketing purposes
We may refer to your information in planning developments of our website and online presence
We will use your contact details to send you any product or information you have requested
We will use your contact details to send you consultancy materials where you have registered for our consultancy scheme
We may use your data in order to generate statistical information regarding our customers and site users and this may be provided to third parties but will always be anonymised

Other processing of data

Together with processing of data as appropriate to the above-mentioned uses, we may also process or share your data:
(a) as required by current legislation
(b) in the case of any current or future legal disputes
(c) in order to establish, carry out or protect legal rights and obligations (including provision of data to third parties for the elimination of fraud and for credit purposes)
(d) with any person or body which purchases (or intends to purchase) our business wholly or in part or any part of our business we are considering selling.

We will not share your information with any third party except as stated in this policy. We will never sell or lease your data.


We acknowledge our duty to ensure that your data remains secure. In order to protect against accidental or unauthorised publication we have established appropriate procedures for the secure storage of data gathered online.

Controlling your personal data

You may choose to limit the personal data you share in the following ways:
when filling out forms on the website you may omit any non-applicable sections
if you have permitted the use of your personal data for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by contacting us at the address below.

How to contact Barrington Stoke

This website is owned and operated by Barrington Stoke. If you have any questions about this website or our privacy policy, or if you believe that data we hold for you is incorrect or incomplete, please write or email the company at the following address:

Barrington Stoke
18 Walker Street
Edinburgh EH3 7LP, UK
Registered office: As above
Company reg no: SC169395

Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you can ask us to tell you what information we hold on you and you may request a copy. We may make an administration charge for this.

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