We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.
(2) What information do we collect?
We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:
(a )information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation;
(b) information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases you make of our goods or services;
(c) information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us;
(d) information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters;
(e) any other information that you choose to send to us.
A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.
We may use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on the website. We will use the session cookies to: keep track of you whilst you navigate the website. We may use the persistent cookies to: enable our website to recognise you when you visit.
Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
(4) Using your personal information
We may use your personal information to:
(a) administer the website;
(b) improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;
(c) enable your use of the services available on the website;
(d) send to you goods purchased via the website, and supply to you services purchased via the website;
(e) send statements and invoices to you, and collect payments from you;
(f) send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;
(g) send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;
(h) send to you our newsletter and other marketing communications relating to our business which we think may be of interest to you by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications);
(i) provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user;
(j) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website;
We will not provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.
In addition, we may disclose your personal information:
(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
(b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
(d) to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset which we are (or are contemplating) selling;
(e) to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.
(6) International data transfers
Information which you provide may be transferred to countries which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Area.
You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.
(7) Security of your personal information
We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall- protected) servers. All electronic transactions you make to or receive from us will be encrypted.
Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. We will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to the website).
(8) Policy amendments
(9) Your rights
You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information will be subject to:
(a) the payment of a fee (currently fixed at £10.00); and
(b) the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity (for this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address).
We may withhold such personal information to the extent permitted by law.
You may instruct us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes by email at any time. In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.
(10) Third party websites
The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.
(11) Updating information
Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.
(13) Data controller
The data controller responsible in respect of the information collected on this website is Digital Ink Drop CIC.
Editorial Policy, Moderating & Displaying Work
Wood of Words reserves the right to make decisions about whether contributions are displayed in the ‘World Gallery’ area of the site
Wood of Words does not display work that contains:
writing that we have identified as being copied or which we strongly suspect to have been copied
writing that glorifies violence, guns and other weapons
writing that glorifies drugs or alcohol
writing with sexual content
content which could be seen to try to influence readers towards a particular religious belief
content which could be seen to try to influence readers towards a particular political stance
content that is degrading to anyone
offensive language or swear words
offensive or personal comments
reference to self-harm or suicide
references to terrorism
anything that may be construed as bullying
links to websites or email addresses
writing in a language other than English
any other content we believe to be unsuitable
We will only display writing by young people who are aged 16 and under as long as it is appropriate to the age of children for which the site is intended.
How the Wood of Words team works
The Wood of Words team works hard to ensure the website is a safe environment for young people by:
developing content suitable for the intended age range in each area of the website
reading and moderating all the contributions received from young people before displaying them in the World Gallery
editing all work displayed on the World Gallery to ensure there are no personal details included, for example surnames, addresses, telephone numbers, email address, names of schools etc; to protect the identity and whereabouts of people using the website. The team will change or edit work wherever necessary
evaluating all publisher, author and other book related websites that the Wood of Words has external links to.
When will work sent in be displayed in the World Gallery?
The Wood of Wsords team will regularly read and select content to go up on the World Gallery. Work selected for inclusion on the World Gallery is at the discretion of the content team.
Acceptable Use Policy
The Wood of Words team wants you to enjoy using the website and enjoy your time on it. So we have a few rules to make this a great place for everyone to use.
remember you are responsible for the way you act on the site
read our editorial policy before you put any of your work on our site
make sure the work put up on the site is all your own work
be polite and appreciate that other people may not have the same views and opinions as you do
respect other people’s work – if you make comments on work on the site then please make helpful suggestions
report anything you are not happy with on the site
write in English
take responsibility for your use of the website and your contributions to it
All work is read and looked at by the Wood of Words team before it is put up on the site. We will not put up any work which:
makes violence, guns and other weapons seem exciting
which glorifies drugs or alcohol or self-harm/suicide
contains any sexual content
uses offensive words or swear words
tries to influence others towards a particular religious belief or political stance
is written or drawn by others
provides links to other websites or email addresses
Remember never put your family name or address on the web even on a safe site like the Wood of Words.