Personal InformationThis site holds personal information about registered customers and members. Thinking Arts is committed to safeguarding such personal information, which will not be disclosed to any third party except where this is required by law. Thinking Arts is legally obliged to use your information in line with all laws concerning the protection of personal information, including the UK Data Protection Act 1998.
Under 16If you are aged 16 or under please get your parent's/guardian's permission before you provide personal information to the Thinking Arts website.
Contacting YouThe personal information held by Thinking Arts may be used to contact customers and members about the site's operation. It may also be used send customers and members marketing information. Those not wishing to receive marketing information should contact Thinking Arts and ask to be removed from the marketing mailing list.
Customers have the right to request a copy of their personal information and to have any inaccuracies corrected. They may also ask to have their personal details deleted from the Thinking Arts website. In both cases reasonable proof of identity will be required before action is taken. When personal information is deleted from the website copies of orders placed by customer will be retained for accounting purposes.
1. A session cookie is used so that we can keep track of a visitor while they are using the website. This cookie is essential for such purposes as retrieving the user's current shopping cart. Without it the website can be browsed for information, but the user cannot make purchases, amend their account information, etc. The session cookie exists even for anonymous users, that is to say even for users who have never registered with Thinking Arts and about whom no personal details are known. Typically the session cookie is deleted when the browser is closed, or after about an hour has passed without user activity.
2. A 'permanent cookie' is used to store the ID of registered users, so that when a user returns to the site they can be identified and information about them retrieved. This feature is for the convenience of the user, and the site can be used with this feature disabled. If a user logs-off this cookie is effectively deleted. Deleting a user cookie does not affect the information held on the server, and if the user logs back on their permanent information is still available.
Third Party SitesThe Thinking Arts site may contain hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties. These third party websites will have their own privacy policies. Thinking Arts cannot accept responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third party websites, which you use at your own risk.
Third party sites may have their own cookies. Refer to their privacy policies for more information on how they are used.