Privacy Policy

Jo Cahill is the owner and operator of beyondthelamppost.com (the “Site”), and respects and recognizes the importance of your privacy rights.

This policy explains how we collect, use, retain and disclose the personal information that you provide us through the Site or our affiliate websites, or through the course of our other business dealings with you.

Please note that the Site contains links to other third party websites that are not operated by us. This policy does not apply to such third party websites and we are not responsible for the content on those websites or their privacy practices. We encourage you to review the terms of use and privacy policies of every website you visit.

Please read this statement carefully and if you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, which may be revised and updated online from time-to-time, please discontinue your use of this Site. Your continued use of the Site indicates your acceptance of this policy, as it may be revised from time-to-time.

“Personal Information” for the purposes of privacy law is information about an identifiable individual, such as their name, address, telephone number and email address. Personal Information does not include aggregated information that is anonymous, such as the type of browser you are using, or other non-personally identifiable information.

What happens to your information? 

If you are interested in subscribing to a Site newsletter (e.g. The Pickwick Pages), we will collect your name and email address.

There are other types of non-personally identifiable information that we may collect on the Site.

The Site uses “cookies”. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer about their usage patterns. The use of cookies and similar technologies allows us to identify repeat users, collect non-personal demographic information, and also administer and make improvements to the Site. You may instruct your browser to disable cookies for greater privacy; however, some services on the Site may not function as well if you do so.

In addition, we may also collect search queries that are typed into the Site’s search engine and retain them in anonymous form.

How do we collect, use, protect and disclose your Personal Information?

The Site requires your consent to collect, use or disclose your Personal Information, subject to certain exceptions in law.

Collection: We typically collect your Personal Information when you subscribe to our newsletters or submit an inquiry through the “Contact Me” form on the Site. If you sign up for an account with beyondthelamppost.com, we will also collect Personal Information, as requested during the sign up process.

Use: We may use your Personal Information to send you our monthly newsletters; to conduct or administer contests or other promotions in which you have participated; respond to inquiries that you make through the Site; to receive feedback and make improvements to the Site; and to maintain a database of client information. Personal Information, such as your name and photo, may also be used on the Site in the context of your contributions to the Site as a contributor. In accordance with applicable anti-spam laws, we will only use your Personal Information for marketing purposes with your prior consent. If you subscribed to one of the Site’s newsletters and no longer wish to receive it, you may unsubscribe at any time by following the “unsubscribe” instructions in our emails. If you have any questions or concerns about your unsubscribe request, you may contact Jo via the contact page.

Disclosure: The Site may disclose your Personal Information to our subsidiary and affiliate companies and to third parties who provide services or perform functions on our behalf, including: support services, website services, contest administrators, and processors of credit card or online payments. We will only disclose your Personal Information to the extent necessary for these third parties to provide these specific services. Other than for the specific purposes set out in this Privacy Policy, we will not disclose your Personal Information to any third party companies unless we obtain your prior consent or are legally compelled to do so.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.

Questions or corrections

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information, contact the Site here.