Ken Spelman Books
70 Micklegate,
York YO1 6LF

tel: 01904 624414

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GDPR Statement of Compliance

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) takes effect from 25th May 2018 across the European Union, replacing the Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998. The European Commission (EC) has passed GDPR as a regulation to strengthen and unify data protection laws for EU and UK citizens.

The GDPR has been designed to meet the requirements of the digital age, and addresses the electronic transfer of personal data, and new regulations aim to standardise data protection laws and processing across the European Union, affording individuals stronger, more consistent rights to access and control their personal information.

Moreover, the British Government has confirmed that the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union will not affect the commencement of the GDPR.


Our Commitment to GDPR

Ken Spelman Books Ltd is committed to ensuring the security of the personal information that we process, and to provide a compliant and consistent approach to data protection. We have always had a robust and effective data protection programme in place which complies with existing law and abides by the data protection principles. However, we recognise the requirement and importance of updating and expanding this programme to meet the demands of the GDPR and the Data Protection Act.

Information we may collect, store and use

  • Personal details to send out our catalogues, and newsletters, and information about book fairs at which we exhibit. Also any information to process an order, arrange a delivery, or return a puchase we have made. If we ask for your personal details for a reason beyond the above, we will ask you directly for your expressed consent. 

  • Any other information that you choose to send us, eg., details of specific books or areas of interest you wish us to hold.

  • Privacy Notice/Policy – We have revised our Privacy Policy to comply with the GDPR, ensuring that all individuals whose personal information we process have been informed of why we need it, how it is used, what their rights are, who the information is disclosed to, and what safeguarding measures are in place to protect their information.

  • Obtaining Consent – We have revised our consent mechanisms for obtaining personal data, ensuring that individuals understand what data they are providing, why and how we use it, and giving clear and defined ways to consent to us processing their information. We have developed stringent processes for recording consent, making sure that we can evidence an affirmative opt-in, along with time and date records; and an easy to see and access way to opt-out and withdraw consent at any time.

Data Subject Rights

In addition to the policies and procedures mentioned above that ensure individuals can enforce their data protection rights, we provide easy to access information via our website [www.kenspelman.com] as well as at our registered business address, of an individual’s right to access any personal information that Ken Spelman Books Ltd processes about them.

If you have any questions about this, please contact Tony Fothergill.

Any future amendments to this policy will appear on this page.