This page tells you what we do with your personal information when you use this website (stories.jkrowling.com, accessed via the Children’s entrance). This also covers personal information about your parent or guardian, if we need to contact them to ask for their consent for you to do something on this website.
This website is run by The Blair Partnership whose office is at 71 Queen Victoria Street, London, United Kingdom, EC4V 4BE. The Blair Partnership is the “data controller” of your personal information. Please note that the office address above is not an address where you should send fan mail. The Blair Partnership work with a company called Stonehill Salt PR Limited whose office is at The Lighthouse, Heugh Road, North Berwick, Scotland, EH39 5PX – Stonehill Salt run the email address at [email protected].
Please read the following carefully to understand what we do with your personal information.
HOW AND WHEN WE COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU
We do not intend to collect any personal information about you, however, personal information might be collected from you:
- when you contact us or ask for any information from us (for example if you email us at [email protected], or when you contact us through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Apps, or other similar technologies); or
- when you visit our website
Where we ask you for your personal information, we will tell you whether it is optional. We will also explain what will happen if you decide not to provide information which we have said is not optional. Sometimes, depending on what personal information you give us, we may be unable to provide you with a certain service.
WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU
We may collect personal information about you which you provide to us, such as your contact details (e.g., your name, address, or email address) (“Identifiers”).
We may collect personal information about you when you interact with our website, like online identifier, Internet Protocol address, unique device identifiers, geolocation information, and internet or other electronic network activity information (“Internet or other electronic network activity information”).
We may also keep a record if you or your parent/guardian contact us with a complaint or question (“Correspondence”).
Your parent can review and/or have deleted your personal information and refuse to permit further collection or use of your personal information by contacting us as indicated below.
WHAT WE DO WITH YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may use your personal information to do the following things:
- to provide you with the information and services you have asked for;
- to ensure that you can see and use the website without any problems, and protect the security and integrity of the website;
- to help you and to help us give you a good service;
- to protect your personal information and to prevent someone from copying your details;
- to analyze your use of the website;
- to take precautions against liability; and
- to follow the law and/or respond to judicial process.
LEGAL BASIS FOR USING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We will only use your personal information where we have a legal reason to do so. The legal reason will depend on why we have your personal information. In almost every case the legal reason will be one of the following:
- Where we need to understand our customers, promote our services and work effectively to provide you with this website and other services, as long as in each case this is done in a way which does not harm your privacy and other rights.
- Where we need to use your personal information in order to follow the law.
WHERE WE KEEP YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
The personal information that we have may be sent to, and kept in countries, which have less strict, or no laws protecting your personal information. When we do this, we will take steps to make sure that your personal information is protected and to make sure it is treated the way we treat your personal information. Depending on which country you live in, you can ask us to provide more information on how we do this by contacting us.
We do not enable children to make personal information publicly available.
HOW LONG WE KEEP YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We take steps to make sure that your personal information is kept for as long as we need it for the reason we collected it for. Once we don’t need it anymore, we will delete it.
We take steps to protect the confidentiality, security, and integrity of your personal information and will try to stop anyone else from being able to use it if they’re not supposed to.
GIVING YOUR INFORMATION TO OTHERS
We may give your personal information to:
- companies within our group of companies;
- service providers helping us to analyze the website and improve our services to you;
- in the event that we sell any business or parts of it, to those companies buying our business or parts of it; and
- companies or third parties for the purpose of following the law and keeping our business safe from any criminals.
COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES
We use something called cookies to make sure our website works for you and to improve our website.
Cookies are small files stored on your computer. They hold small amounts of information about you and how you use the website so that we can remember any choices you make, make sure our website is showing you the right content and to make sure our website works well for you. These cookies also give us information to decide how we can make our website even better.
Cookies on our website are generally divided into the following categories:
- Strictly Necessary Cookies: These are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas. These cookies are session cookies that are erased when you close your browser.
- Analytical/Performance Cookies: If you access the website via the Grown-up gateway, Analytical/Performance Cookies are also used. These allow us to recognize and count the number of users on the website and understand how such users navigate through the website (e.g., when and which pages are visited, in what order the pages are visited, how long a user may stay on a particular page, and where a user is located). This helps to improve how the website works, for example, by ensuring that users can find what they are looking for easily. These cookies are session cookies which are erased when you close your browser. For example, we use Google Analytics for this process. For more information about Google Analytics, please visit google.com/policies/privacy/partners/ and www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html. You can opt-out of Google Analytics’ collection and use of data generated by your use of the website by going to http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Do Not Track
The Blair Partnership respects your privacy, but we do not alter the information we collect or change the website in response to “do-not-track” signals we receive from your browser, as the term appears in Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code §§ 22575(b)(5). For more information about DNT signals, visit http://allaboutdnt.com.
You have certain rights regarding your personal information. These include the right to:
- update your personal information to ensure it is up-to-date and correct;
- ask us to stop using your personal information and to delete it;
- have a copy of your personal information; and
- ask us to provide your personal information to another service.
You can do any of the above by contacting us at [email protected].
You can also complain to a part of the UK government called the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) if you think we have used your personal information in the wrong way. If you are worried about this, you can also contact us at [email protected] so that we can look into it, and hopefully solve the problem.
Our website links to other websites. If you are leaving this website, be sure to check the privacy notices of the website you are visiting as we do not control the privacy practices of those third-party websites.
California law requires that we describe the personal information that we have collected about California consumers in the past 12 months, by identifying specific categories of personal information. We have collected the following:
- Internet or other electronic network activity information; and
For more details on what is collected, or for information regarding the sources of such personal information, please see sections “How and When We Collect Personal Information About You” and “What Personal Information We Collect About You” above. For information regarding how we may use or disclose such personal information, please see sections “What We Do With Your Personal Information” And “Giving Your Information to Others” above.
California law also mandates that we specify certain disclosures, as some disclosures constitute a “sale” of data under California law, even if no money is exchanged. We do not sell personal information and we do not sell, or have actual knowledge of any sale of, the personal information of minors under 16 years of age.
However, in order to manage our business and provide services to you, we sometimes share information with third parties. These third parties cannot further collect, sell, or use the personal information we share with them except as necessary to perform our purposes. We may have disclosed the following personal information to the following categories of third parties for our operational “business purposes” as defined by California law, in the last 12 months:
|Internet or other electronic network activity information||
Under California law, California residents have certain rights, including:
- The right to know the categories of personal information we’ve collected and the categories of sources from which we got the information;
- The right to know the business purposes for collecting, using, or selling personal information;
- The right to know the categories of third parties with whom we’ve shared personal information;
- The right to access the specific pieces of personal information we’ve collected, used, disclosed, and/or sold;
- The right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information;
- The right to delete/anonymize your information, with limited exceptions; and
- California residents also have the right to not be discriminated against if they choose to exercise their privacy rights.
As noted above, we do not sell your personal information, however, if you wish to exercise any of these other rights or have any questions or concerns regarding the processing of your personal information, please contact us at [email protected] with the subject line “Privacy – California” so that we can get your email to the right team. We will respond to your request consistent with applicable law.
Please note, however, before we will be able to process your request for access or deletion of personal information, we will need to properly verify your identity for security purposes. Where we possess appropriate information about you on file (e.g., name, email address), we will attempt to verify your identity using that information. We will be able to confirm the precise information we require to verify your identity in your specific circumstances if and when you make such a request.
To use an authorised agent to make a request on your behalf, you will need to directly confirm with us that you provided the authorised agent permission to submit the request, provide the company with signed permission for the authorised agent to act on your behalf, and you will need to verify your identity, directly with the company.
CHANGES TO THIS CHILDREN’S PRIVACY AND COOKIES POLICY
This Children’s Privacy and Cookies Policy (“Policy”) is effective as of the date below and will remain in effect until a new policy supersedes it. The most recent version of the Policy will be reflected by the “last updated” date noted at the bottom of the page. We may change this Policy at any time so please check back regularly to keep informed of updates. If any big changes occur, we will let you know on our website.
If you or your parent/guardian want to contact us you can send us post at The Blair Partnership, P.O. Box 7828, London, W1A 4GE, email us at [email protected]. This address should not be used for fan mail.
This Children’s Privacy and Cookies Policy was last updated in September 2021.