The Bloomsbury Food Library website, www.bloomsburyfoodlibrary.com (“BFOL”) is operated by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (“Bloomsbury”, "We" or “Us”). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 01984336 and have our registered office at 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP, United Kingdom, which is also our main trading address. For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”).
We are the data controller of data submitted to BFOL and our registration number with the Information Commissioner’s Office is Z7552956.
BFOL is an online platform for the academic/institutional market that brings together several major reference works including Ken Albala’s Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia, Cambridge University Press’s World History of Food, and Bloomsbury’s Cultural History of Food and Food History: Critical and Primary Sources, as well as over 60 eBooks in food studies. BFOL content is be sold as a single package to academic institution on a subscription basis. BFOL content has been enhanced by Bloomsbury through extensive indexing and cross-linking, and the creation of a Timeline of Food History.
Institutions will enter into Institutional Licence Agreements directly with Bloomsbury and billing for such access will be undertaken by Bloomsbury.
1. Information We may collect from you
We may collect and process the following data about you:
2. Where and how we store your personal data
BFOL is accessible around the world via the internet. This means that where you choose to post your data on BFOL, it could be accessed from anywhere around the world and therefore a transfer of your data outside of the European Economic Area (“EEA”) may be deemed to have occurred. You consent to such transfer of your data for and by way of this purpose.
Where We have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of BFOL, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although We will do our best to protect your personal data, We cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to BFOL; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
3. Uses made of the information
We use information held about you in the following ways:
You will not receive unsolicited marketing communications from Us and/or from third parties selected by Us unless you have agreed to this. We may, however, contact you from time to time as necessary with information or queries about your registration, your purchases and/or your postings. We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users. We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target. We may make use of the personal data we have collected from you to enable Us to comply with our advertisers' wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience (without disclosing such personal information to advertisers).
4. Disclosure of your information
We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006, in any part of the world.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
5. Your rights
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by choosing not to check certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org and asking us to cease contacting you for such purposes.
BFOL may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
6. Access to information
The Data Protection Act 1998 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 our costs in providing you with details of the information We hold about you.
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Please note: 'Cookies' cannot harm your computer. We don't store personally identifiable information in the cookies we create, but we do use information gathered from them to help improve your experience of the site.
Cookies used on this site:
Bloomsbury Food Library uses 'Session cookies'. These allow the Website to link your actions during a browser session. They maintain Website state information specific to the current user’s visit. These session cookies expire after a browser session so would not be stored long-term.
The session cookies we use enable us to:
Bloomsbury Food Library also uses ‘Permanent or stored cookies’. These are stored long-term on a user’s hard drive until their expiration date or until the user deletes the cookie.
Below is a list of cookies used on the site and how they are categorised:
|Name of cookie||Purpose||Status|
|Maintains site state information specific to current user visit||Essential to site performance|
|Google-analytics cookies||Monitoring site usage||Helpful to Bloomsbury - Session based cookies|
|Social Media cookies > Cookies that allow you to share, like, or authenticate website content through social networks > Necessary for specific site functionality||Necessary for the operation of the site|
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