Privacy Policy

v2.02 | 31/10/2019


World of Rare Books is part of ‘World of Books Ltd’.


This privacy policy explains how we may use any personal or sensitive information that we collect about you, when you use our ‘online properties’ (which can include this website, app or any other online channel).


At World of Rare Books we are committed to protecting your privacy online, we fully respect and appreciate the importance of data security and privacy online.


1. What information do we collect about you?
2. How will we use this information?
3. Storage and safeguards
4. Marketing
5. Cookies and tracking
6. Updating or removing your information
7. Links to other websites
8. Changes to our privacy policy
9. How to contact us


1. What information do we collect about you?


We collect information about you when you register with us or place an order for products or services. We collect general site usage data using cookies or tagging technology for the purposes of improving our website.

We ask for contact information from you during the checkout process, which allows us to fulfil your order. We do not collect or store payment information such as credit / debit card information.

We use cookies to identify you as a visitor to our site, this is explained in more detail below. We partner with marketing and analytics companies who may also provide data about you or your behaviour online.


2. How will we use this information?

The information that we collect about you, we only use to improve our website and other products / services.


We collect information about you, to allow us to process your order, manage your account and, if you agree, to email you about other products and services which may be of interest to you.


We may also collect information to assist with customer service enquiries.


We use information collected about you to personalise your repeat visits to this website. If you agree, we shall pass on your personal information to our group of companies, so they may contact you regarding products and services.


Data we collect may be shared with third parties in order to profile our customer base and improve our targeting.


We do not share your information for marketing purposes with companies outside of ‘World of Books ltd’, we will never sell your data.



3. Storage and safeguards

Under data protection and security legislation, ‘World of Books ltd’ is legally required to inform you where your data is stored and how it is protected.

No personally identifiable information is transferred or stored outside of the European Economic Area (‘EEA’), such as name, address, phone number and any payment information. This website is hosted with Google Cloud, who store data in England and Belgium under strict safeguards, more information about these practices can be found here.

As part of due diligence in the usage of third parties, we ensure they follow the highest standards of data protection and security. However, in the event of a breach of a third party, ‘World of Books Ltd’ group cannot be held responsible. This eventuality is highly unlikely, as we do not pass personally identifiable information to third parties, as stated above.

Personally identifiable data is collected and used for the reasons set out above and shall not be stored for longer than necessary for those purposes.



4. Marketing


With your permission, we would love to send you information about products and services of ours or of other companies in the ‘World of Books Ltd’ group which we believe may be of interest.


If you have consented to receive marketing communications, you may opt out at a later date. You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes, or from giving your information to other members of the retails group.

If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please contact us.


5. Cookies and tracking


Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet usage information and track visitor behaviour. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and provide reports on usage, such as for website analytics purposes.

We may also utilise tracking technology on the web properties, for analytics, marketing or performance tracking. We use this to improve and enhance our communication with you or the products / services we offer.

You can set your browser to not accept cookies or tracking and the websites linked below can give you simple instructions on how to do this. However, in this case some of our web property features may not function as a result.


For further information, please visit:



6. Updating or removing your information


We would like to ensure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may access us to correct or remove information you believe is inaccurate. You may also do this yourself through the My Account dashboard (if you are a registered customer).


You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you, if you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please contact us. If you have a complaint about the usage of your information, please fill in the contact us form with ‘Data Escalation’ in the subject line and we will see that it is reviewed by a supervisory authority.



7. Links to other websites


Our website contains links to other websites, this privacy policy only applies to this web property, if you navigate away to other websites, this policy is no longer applicable.


8. Changes to our privacy policy


From time to time, we may update our privacy policy in order to remain compliant with data protection legislation. We will do our best to notify our customers, but please refer to this periodically for the latest updates.



9. How to contact us


Mailing Address:


World of Rare Books

Unit 4 Holm Oak Business Park

Woods Way


West Sussex

BN12 4QY

United Kingdom



01903 507 544

By email by clicking contact us.