Privacy Policy

At The Hair And Makeup Handbook we take your privacy seriously and we are committed to protecting your privacy online.

What Information Do We Collect?

We collect two kinds of information about our users:

  • Non-personal information such as IP address (the location of your computer on the internet), pages accessed and files downloaded. This information does not tell us anything personal about who you are, or your address, or identify you in anyway – it simply allows us to monitor how our website is used.
  • Personal information such as name, postal address, telephone number, email address and so on, only if you voluntarily disclose this information to us. Apart from asking for an email address for posting comments and to subscribe to our RSS feed, we never ask for personal information from you. Your email is not published on our website and is used purely to offer these options to you.

You do not have to disclose any personal information to browse our website.

How is the Information Used?

Should we ever hold any personal information about you, the personal data relating to you will be used and recorded by us in accordance with current data protection legislation and this Privacy Policy.

We will use the non-personal information you provide in aggregate (and therefore anonymously) to carry out research on our users’ demographics, interests and behaviour to help us gain a better understanding of how people use the website. It helps us work out how many visitors we have, how many visitors return on a regular basis, which pages are most popular, and which pages are least popular.

We may disclose anonymous aggregate statistics about our site visitors in order to describe our services to prospective partners, advertisers and other reputable third parties and for other lawful purposes. These statistics include no personally identifying information.

We will not share your personal information with anyone (unless required to do so by law) and we do not, and never will, sell your personal information.

We may disclose personal information if we receive a complaint about any content you have posted or transmitted to or from our website if required to do so by law or if we believe that such action is necessary to protect and defend the rights, property or personal safety of The Hair And Makeup Artist Handbook or visitors.

Links to Other Websites

Our website and our social media pages contain links to other websites. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other websites even if you access them using links from our website or social media sites and recommend that you check the policy of each site you visit.

In addition, if you linked to our websites from a third party website, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners or operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site and contact its owner or operator if you have any concerns or questions.

Use of Cookies

In simple terms, a cookie is a small piece of information that a website transfers to your hard-drive to store and sometimes track information about you.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you should be able to change your browser to prevent that. You should read the information that came with your browser software (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome etc.) to see how you can set up your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, this should then give you the opportunity to decide whether to accept it. However, you may not be able to take full advantage of a website if you do so.

Cookies are specific to the server that created them and cannot be accessed by other servers, which means they cannot be used to track your movements around the web.

Cookies can be used for a variety of purposes, but we use them only to work out how many people visit our sites.

Please be aware that, as we use third party advertising and affiliates on our website, third parties may be placing and reading cookies on your browsers, or using web beacons to collect information as a result of advert serving on our website.

For more information, please read our Cookie Policy.

Changes to this Policy

We may make changes to this policy from time to time. If we change our Privacy Policy we will post the changes on this page.

Your Acceptance of this Policy

By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of information by The Hair And Makeup Handbook in accordance with our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our website.

Your Rights

Any personal information you have submitted via our website is treated in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. To find out more about your entitlements under this legislation, visit the Information Commissioner’s website or read the Act online.

If you would like to review or revise information you have previously provided to us online, you may do so by emailing us.

You may request details of personal information that any website holds about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you, or if you have any questions relating to this Privacy Policy or how we use the personal information we have about you, please contact us.

Last updated: 28 January 2013