Any information collected at this site is entirely confidential and will not be distributed, disclosed or traded with any third parties. Canongate Books has set up this site, and does not collect personally identifying information' about individuals except when specifically and knowingly provided by such individuals.
We only use the data to provide you with the services you have asked for. All data is collected lawfully and in accordance withthe Data Protection Act 1998. !While your 'personally identifying information' is protected as outlined above, we sometimes collect what is legally referred to as 'anonymous aggregated data' - in other words information that relates simply to you as a generic person and not an individual - for statistical purposes. This information is analysed by us to create profiles for the separate parts of the site, but contains no 'personally identifying information'.
We also do not link this information with visitors to the site. We do this because we like to know what parts of our site are visited often, those which are not, and which are the most popular. This information means that we can improve the site and concentrate on making sure that you enjoy it.