J.K. Rowling Website Limited (the “Company”) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy (together with the Company’s terms of use and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data the Company collects from you, or that you provide to the Company, will be processed by the Company. Please read the following carefully to understand the Company’s views and practices regarding your personal data and how the Company will treat it.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”), the data controller is J.K. Rowling Website Limited whose registered address is 89 New Bond Street, London W1S 1DA.

INFORMATION THE COMPANY MAY COLLECT FROM YOU

The Company may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on the site www.jkrowling.com (the “site”). This includes, without limitation, your first name, last name and email address provided at the time of subscribing to the newsletter. The Company may also ask you for information from time to time (for example, if the Company runs any competitions, when you enter such competition), and when you report a problem with the site.

  • If you contact the Company, the Company may keep a record of that correspondence.

  • Details of your visits to our site [including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data] and the resources that you access.

COOKIES

While on the site, certain information is automatically logged about how you are using the site to analyse performance and usage of the site. This information may include the URL of the website which linked you to the site, your IP address and the pages you visit while on the site. The IP address indicates the location of your computer on the internet.

Like many online services, the Company may use a feature called a cookie, which is a small data file that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer or device’s hard drive. The Company uses cookies to enable you to enjoy the social media features on the site. The Company also uses ‘analytics cookies’ (such as Google Analytics cookies) and other automatically tracked information to keep track of its users’ browsing activity whilst on the site. This helps the Company to understand how its users use the site so that it can improve it. The information that the Company collects through such analytics cookies is aggregated and anonymous, so it does not identify you as an individual user.

By agreeing to the Company’s Terms & Conditions, you are providing your consent for the Company to use cookies in these ways but you can delete any of these cookies at any time if you wish. Please note, if you delete certain cookies, this may limit your use of the social media features on the site (but this does not apply to analytics cookies).

You can delete cookies from your hard drive at any time. You can set your internet browser so that it will not allow cookies to be stored on your device. This may reduce the functionality of the site and may mean that certain features or content on the site will not be available to you. Further information on how to prevent cookies from being stored on your device can be found at http://www.allaboutcookies.org under the 'manage cookies' section. Alternatively, you can access further information by going to the help menu within your internet browser.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

WHERE THE COMPANY STORES YOUR PERSONAL DATA

The data that the Company collects from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for the Company or for one of the Company’s suppliers. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. The Company will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.
All information you provide to the Company is stored on our secure servers. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although the Company will do its best to protect your personal data, the Company cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once the Company has received your information, the Company will use strict procedures and security features to prevent unauthorised access.

USES MADE OF THE INFORMATION

The Company uses information held about you in the following ways:

  • To ensure that content from the site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.

  • To provide you with the newsletter or other information or services that you request from the Company from time to time.

  • To carry out its obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and the Company.

  • To notify you about changes to the site.

Only where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes, the Company may also use your data, or permit selected third parties to use your data, to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you and the Company or they may contact you about these by email. If you do not want the Company to pass your details on to third parties for marketing purposes, please tick the relevant box situated on the form on which the collects your data.
If at any time, you wish to stop receiving the newsletter or any marketing communications (if any), you may unsubscribe by clicking on the link contained in any newsletter you receive by email.

DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION

The Company may disclose your personal information to third parties:

  • In the event that it sells or buys any business or assets, in which case the Company may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.

  • If the Company or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.

  • If it is under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of the Company, the users of the site, or others.

YOUR RIGHTS

You have the right to ask the Company not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. The Company will ask you (before collecting your data) if you wish to provide the Company with your data for such purposes or if you agree to the Company sharing your information with any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms the Company uses to collect your data.
The site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of the Company’s partner sites or those of its commercial partners and sponsors. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that the Company does not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

ACCESS TO INFORMATION

The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet the Company’s costs in providing you with details of the information held about you. Please address any access requests to:

The Data Protection Officer
J.K. Rowling Website Limited
The Blair Partnership
4th Floor
Middlesex House
34-42 Cleveland Street
London
W1T 4JE

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

Any changes the Company may make to this privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.