Privacy Policy

Proprietor

For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 we confirm that the proprietor and operator of Pocket Writers is an Online and Mobile Application operated and owned by Peapple Limited, a limited company registered in England and Wales with company number 07091556 and ICO number of Z2410445 whose registered address is at Unit 4, Maple Grove Business Center, Lawrence Road, Hounslow. TW4 6DR. (“we,” “us,” “our” or “Pocket Writers”). Pocket Writers can be contacted via email at pocketwriters@peapple.com.

Pocket Writers respects the privacy of each user and member of the Application (“you,” “your”) and is committed to protecting your privacy. In order to view and upload material to the Application you will need to create an account by completing the registration form on the Application and providing certain personal information. Pocket Writers ensures that any personal information provided by you to Pocket Writers will be processed in accordance with the eight principles of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Privacy Policy set out below.

Processing of Personal Data

In accordance with Pocket Writers Application Terms of Use, you will need to register via the Application in order to use the Application.

Personal data about you or any minor for whom you are parent or legal guardian will be collected when you register your account and as and when you update your account and upload further information and content to the Application. This data includes, for example your name, email, birth date. You will also be able to upload images, stories, chapters and comments. In some cases we may ask for additional information for security reasons or to provide specific services to you.

Purpose Specification

We collect your personal data for the purpose of providing the services described in the Terms of Use (such as date of birth), in relation to which you have registered your interest. We will not disclose your personal data or any other personal data provided by you to us to any third party including third party advertisers.

We do not collect additional information about you from other sources, such as public records or bodies, or private organisations.

Specifically, your personal data and sensitive personal data will be available online if you include any such data in items uploaded to the Application. We may also use your personal data to communicate with you and provide information about our services and the services of others pursuant to your requests. You hereby consent to this use of your personal data as described above.

With regard to any sensitive personal data (as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998) which we collect from you, upon submission any items including such data through the Application, you hereby expressly consent to our processing of such sensitive personal data for the purpose of the inclusion of that sensitive personal data on the Application.

We may also use your personal data to better understand who uses our Application and the pages they access so as to be able to improve the Application. From time to time, we may also use your personal data to contact you for market research or client care survey purposes, but we will always give you the opportunity to opt-out of such market research and client care surveys. We will otherwise ensure that your personal data will not be disclosed to other organisations, institutions and authorities unless required by law.

You agree to the use of your personal data or other personal data you have provided to us for the above purposes. If we wish to use your personal data or other personal data you have provided to us for new or different purposes, other than for which it was originally supplied, we will request your written permission first (which may be by email). We take seriously the trust you place in us.

You agree that if we transfer ownership or management of the Application or Pocket Writers to a third party we may also transfer your personal data or other personal data you have provided to us, including all sensitive personal data and any other information about you to such third party, provided such third party agrees to observe this policy.

Security of Personal Data

Transmission of data and information via the information request function on the Application is not a secure or encrypted transmission method for sending your personal data, unless otherwise indicated on the Application. Accordingly, your attention is drawn to the fact that any information and personal data carried over the Internet is not secure. Information and personal data may be intercepted, lost, redirected, corrupted, changed and accessed by other people.

We set strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to your personal data once we have received it and wherever possible we will use adequate security software and working procedures to ensure the security of your personal data. To prevent unauthorised access, maintain accuracy, and ensure proper use of personal data, we have employed physical, electronic, and managerial processes to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Further, you acknowledge that because the services offered by Pocket Writers through the Application allow you to select information which will appear on your profile on the Application, such information, which may include personal data and sensitive personal data as defined by the Data Protection Act 1998 may be available to third parties. By uploading such content to the Application, you agree that such personal data and sensitive personal data may be used in this way.

Third Party Applications

Pocket Writers has developed a function which facilitates your use of a range of social networking media and other third party Applications including Facebook and Twitter. This is known as “Sharing” and it allows you to share contents to third party applications. If you link to Third Party Application, you will leave the Application. When you access a Third Party Application, please understand that we do not control the content of that Third Party Application and are not responsible for the privacy practices of that Third Party Application.

We suggest that you carefully review the privacy policies of each Third Party Application that you visit. This Privacy Policy does not cover the information practices of those Third Party Applications linked to our Application. Third Party Applications may send their own cookies to users, collect personal data, or solicit personal information. Third Party Applications may operate very different privacy practices to this Application. Links to Third Party Applications on the Application do not imply that Pocket Writers endorses those Third Party Applications or agrees with any of the views or information set out on such Third Party Applications.

Automatic Collection of Data

All networks connected to the Internet communicate in “IP” (Internet Protocol), which is a technical standard that allows data to be transmitted between two devices. “TCP/IP” (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) is responsible for making sure messages get from one host to another and that the messages are understood. An IP address is a string of code which identifies your personal computer and tells the Internet that you are connected.

The Application does not automatically store or capture personal data except for logging your IP address. This information is not retained after you have logged off. We do not link information automatically logged in this way by any means with personal data about specific individuals.

Cookies are messages given to an Internet browser by an Internet server. The browser in a text file called cookie.txt then stores the message. Each time the browser requests a page from the server, this message is sent back. A cookie's main objective is to identify users and personalise their visit by customising web pages for them, for example by welcoming them by name next time they visit the same Application. We may use cookies for collecting information on the Application.

Subject Access Rights

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, we have to provide you, as a “data subject” with a readable copy of all personal data which we may hold about you, within 40 days of receiving your written request for us to provide it. The Data Protection Act 1998 allows us to charge a fee of £10 pounds for this. Evidence or proof of your identity (for example, a copy of your passport, driver’s licence or current bills) will be required.

It is both in our interest and yours to store and process accurate personal data. If the data we hold about you is inaccurate in any way, where appropriate, you may have your personal data corrected by us on request by having it:
  • completed;
  • amended; and/or
  • erased.
Please contact us to update any of your personal data or to request access to your personal data by addressing the “Information Officer” via:

Email: pocketwriters@peapple.com

We reserve the right to refuse to provide you with a copy of your personal data based on the exemptions set out in the Data Protection Act 1998, but if we do refuse we will give full reasons for our refusal and allow you to challenge our decision.

Feedback

If you have any feedback or questions about Pocket Writers use of your personal information or about this online Privacy Policy, please send us an e-mail to feedback_pocketwriters@peapple.com. If you send us personal data via e-mail, we will use it to respond to your information request. If you e-mail us, or give us your e-mail address, we will keep a record of it. We will not give your e-mail address to any unauthorised third parties. Note that communications via e-mail or otherwise are strictly governed by and subject to Pocket Writers Application Terms of Use set out on the Application. When you e-mail us please remember that the content of your e-mail is not secure and could be intercepted. Accordingly, please keep the amount of confidential information to a minimum and we will do likewise when we reply.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Pocket Writers will post any changes to this Privacy Policy on our Application from time to time. Please be sure to regularly check our Privacy Policy before using the Application. Regardless of any changes we make to our Privacy Policy, we will always use your personal data in accordance with the Privacy Policy in place at the time you provide your information and the Data Protection Act 1998, unless you give your express consent for us to do otherwise.