QUOTESPEAK is committed to protecting its user’s personal information when they are using QUOTESPEAK services. We strive to provide our services in a safe and enjoyable environment for our audience.
This Privacy and Cookies Policy relates to our use of any personal information we collect from you via our website or our social media.
It also relates to our use of any personal information you provide to us by phone, SMS, email, in letters and other correspondence.
In case of any questions, you can contact QUOTESPEAK at: firstname.lastname@example.org
QUOTESPEAK is committed to safeguarding your personal information. Whenever you provide such information, we are legally obliged to use your information in line with all applicable laws concerning the protection of personal information, including the Data Protection Act 1998 (these laws are referred to collectively in this Privacy and Cookies Policy as the “data protection laws”).
No website can be completely secure; if you have any concerns please get in touch straight away.
Who Are We?
QUOTESPEAK is a UK-based website, dedicated to providing its readers hand-picked quotes collections. We will also provide a shop facility selling own products and products from other artists and artisans.
Many of our products in our store are made on demand for which we use the service of various drop shippers and print-on-demand companies.
In addition, QUOTESPEAK is financed through the sale of ad space, sponsored articles, and affiliate programs.
When we refer to ‘’we’’ or ‘’our’’ or ‘’QUOTESPEAK’’ we are referring to QUOTESPEAK.com.
Third Parties, Print-on-Demand Companies and Other Suppliers
Your data is covered by this Privacy and Cookies Policy in relation to its use of data collected via QUOTESPEAK.com.
If you order from us, then your order will be forwarded to the person or company carrying out this particular order. This means that we pass your shipping information, contact information and/or email to the supplier. However, payment information is not passed as we collect your payment and pay the supplier ourselves after the order has been processed.
What Information Will QUOTESPEAK Collect About Me?
When you participate in, access or sign up to any of QUOTESPEAK’s services or online content, such as newsletters, competitions, live chats, comment and message boards, web and mobile notifications, telephone or text, vote, we may receive personal information about you.
This can consist of information such as your name, email address, postal address, telephone or mobile number or date of birth, as well as information collected about your use of QUOTESPEAK services (such as what you read or watch on QUOTESPEAK and items you have “added” when signed in to your QUOTESPEAK account).
Please note that sometimes we will require you to provide additional personal information, sometimes including sensitive personal information. When this is the case we will provide further information about why we are collecting your information and how we will use it.
Where we provide personalised services, we may ask your permission to review third party data about you, for example, your Twitter or Facebook feeds, to get to know you better and to provide more effective personalisation.
Please note that any information that is not required by the particular service you have opted to use will not be retained by QUOTESPEAK.
How Will QUOTESPEAK Use the Information it Collects About Me?
QUOTESPEAK will use your personal information for a number of purposes including the following:
- to provide our services, activities or online content, to provide you with information about them and to deal with your requests and enquiries
- where we provide personalised services, we may need to analyse the information you supply, as well as your activity on our services, so that we can offer you a better personalisation service (e.g. use your viewing history to provide personalised recommendations). If you are signed-in or subscribed to email newsletters, you will receive a personalised service.
- to contact you about a submission you have made, including any content you provide
- to use IP addresses and device identifiers to identify the location of users, to block disruptive use, to establish the number of visits from different countries.
- for analysis and research purposes so that we may improve the services offered by QUOTESPEAK
- to provide you with the most user-friendly navigation experience. QUOTESPEAK may also use and disclose information in aggregate (so that no individuals are identified) for marketing and strategic development purposes
- when you access QUOTESPEAK you will see the website, QUOTESPEAK.com, which features advertising. A certain amount of this advertising is tailored to the individual, a common practice known as online behavioural advertising.
Where QUOTESPEAK proposes using your personal information for any other uses we will ensure that we notify you first.
Your QUOTESPEAK Account
If you have registered an email and username for QUOTESPEAK this will allow you to post comments on the QUOTESPEAK website.
You might be asked to use your QUOTESPEAK account on other QUOTESPEAK services to enable you to sign in and seamlessly enjoy QUOTESPEAK services. For example, you might need a QUOTESPEAK account to be able to create and use an account with the QUOTESPEAK Store.
Your QUOTESPEAK account will always be covered by the policies of this website. But, please be aware that additional policies may apply if your QUOTESPEAK account is linked to another account.
When Will QUOTESPEAK Contact Me?
QUOTESPEAK may contact you:
- in relation to any service or online content you have signed up for in order to ensure that QUOTESPEAK can deliver the services to you, e.g. to verify your email when you sign up for a QUOTESPEAK account, or to help you reset your password or to check if you still want to use the service (e.g. if your account is dormant)
- in relation to any correspondence we receive from you or any comment or complaint you make about QUOTESPEAK products or services
- in relation to any personalised services you are using
- in relation to any contribution you have submitted to QUOTESPEAK, e.g. on QUOTESPEAK message and comment boards or via text or voicemail message
- to invite you to participate in surveys about QUOTESPEAK services (participation is always voluntary)
- for marketing purposes, where you have agreed to this.
Local pages will give you detailed information about how QUOTESPEAK will contact you in relation to specific services, activities or online content.
We will never contact you to ask for your QUOTESPEAK account password, or other login information. Please be cautious if you receive any emails or calls from people asking for this information and claiming to be from QUOTESPEAK.
Will I Be Contacted For Marketing Purposes?
QUOTESPEAK will only send you emails or otherwise contact you for marketing purposes, or to promote new services, activities or content where you have agreed to this.
Where you have agreed to receive these communications, we may personalise the message content based upon any information you have provided to us and your use of QUOTESPEAK.
Will QUOTESPEAK Share My Personal Information with Anyone Else?
We may share your information where this is necessary to provide you with a service you have requested, for example, when you purchase through the QUOTESPEAK Store.
Generally, we will use your information within QUOTESPEAK and will only share it outside QUOTESPEAK where you have requested it or given your consent, for example if you choose to share content via social media.
However, sometimes QUOTESPEAK uses third parties to process your information on our behalf, for example to provide services or analysis. QUOTESPEAK requires these third parties to comply strictly with its instructions and QUOTESPEAK requires that they do not use your personal information for their own business purposes, unless you have explicitly consented to the use of your personal information in this way.
We may share your personal information internally.
Offensive or Inappropriate Content on QUOTESPEAK
If you post or send offensive, inappropriate or objectionable content anywhere on or to QUOTESPEAK or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on any QUOTESPEAK service, QUOTESPEAK may use your personal information to stop such behaviour.
Where QUOTESPEAK reasonably believes that you are or may be in breach of any applicable laws (e.g. because content you have posted may be defamatory), QUOTESPEAK may use your personal information to inform relevant third parties such as your employer, school email/internet provider or law enforcement agencies about the content and your behaviour.
What if I Am a User Aged Under 18?
If you are aged 18 or under, please get your parent/guardian’s permission before you provide any personal information to QUOTESPEAK.
If you are under 13 then you must not provide any personal information to us, e.g. not comment on any quotes collections and leave your email address, or purchase anything from the shop.
How Long will QUOTESPEAK Keep My Information?
We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with QUOTESPEAK.
If you delete your QUOTESPEAK account then your personal information is deleted immediately, and the remaining information is anonymised for analytical purposes.
We will email to remind you before deletion so please check your inbox regularly to see if we have sent you any emails about this. If you have made a purchase on QUOTESPEAK Store then your account will be considered to be active because it is required to continue to access that content.
Can I Delete My Data?
You can always delete your QUOTESPEAK account. To have all your data deleted please contact us at email@example.com
As explained in the section above, deleting your QUOTESPEAK account will erase any personal information in your account that we have about you and it will mean any data we hold about how you have used QUOTESPEAK will be made anonymous.
Deleting your QUOTESPEAK account will not delete the data you shared with QUOTESPEAK for reasons that are not connected with your QUOTESPEAK account.
Important: if you delete your QUOTESPEAK account then you will be unable to access any QUOTESPEAK Store account that is associated with it, as they share the same technology.
Can I Find Out What Personal Information QUOTESPEAK Holds About Me?
Under the Data Protection Act you have the right to request a copy of the personal information QUOTESPEAK holds about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. (We charge £10 for information requests and require you to prove your identity with 2 pieces of approved identification).
We will use reasonable efforts consistent with our legal duty to supply, correct or delete personal information about you on our files.
If you are within the UK, please address requests and questions about this or any other question about this Privacy and Cookies Policy to Hertis Services Ltd, 49 Station Road, Polegate, East Sussex, BN26 6EA or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will need two copies of forms of identification, which can be:
Utility bill (from last 3 months)
Current vehicle registration document
Bank statement (from last 3 months)
Rent book (from last 3 months).
What If I Am Accessing QUOTESPEAK Outside the UK?
QUOTESPEAK is owned and managed by Hertis Services Ltd, a UK company.
Although the website is made available to international users UK law applies. All personal information submitted by users outside the UK will be processed in accordance with this Privacy and Cookies Policy (and any UK data protection laws that apply to certain areas of the site).
Web Browser Cookies
What Is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer, tablet or mobile phone (all referred to here as a “device”) web browser from a website’s computer and is stored on your device’s hard drive.
Each website can send its own cookie to your web browser if your browser’s preferences allow it. Many websites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to track online traffic flows. Similar technologies are also often used within emails to understand whether the email has been read or if any links have been clicked.
If you continue without changing your settings, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the QUOTESPEAK website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time here: Cookie Declaration
On QUOTESPEAK websites, cookies record information about your online preferences and allow us to tailor our websites to your interests.
During the course of any visit to a QUOTESPEAK website, the pages you see, along with a cookie, are downloaded to your device.
Information supplied by cookies can help us to understand the profile of our visitors and help us to provide you with a better user experience. It also helps us recognise when you are signed in to your QUOTESPEAK account and to provide a more personalised experience.
QUOTESPEAK uses this type of information to help improve the services it provides to its users.
Third Party Cookies in Embedded Content on QUOTESPEAK Pages
Please note that during your visits to QUOTESPEAK websites you may notice some cookies that are not related to QUOTESPEAK or QUOTESPEAK’s contractors.
To support our collections, we sometimes embed content from social media and other third party websites. These may include YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Soundcloud, Vine, Instagram, Pinterest and Flickr.
As a result, when you visit a page containing such content, you may be presented with cookies from these websites and these third party cookies may track your use of the QUOTESPEAK website.
QUOTESPEAK does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party’s website for more information. If you continue without changing your settings, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on QUOTESPEAK website.
Where QUOTESPEAK embeds content from social media and other third party websites, some websites may in addition use Google Analytics to collect data about user behaviour for their own purposes.
QUOTESPEAK Sharing Tools
You will also see embedded ‘share’ buttons on QUOTESPEAK web pages; these enable users to easily share content with their friends through a number of popular social networks.
We endure though our coding that no data is shared whilst you are on our website, and only when you click on one of the share buttons, a cookie may be set by the service you have chosen to share content through. Again, QUOTESPEAK does not control the dissemination of these cookies.
Other Information Collected from Web Browsers
Your web browser may also provide QUOTESPEAK with information about your device, such as an IP address and details about the browser that you are using.
We use information provided by your browser or by the link that you have clicked to understand the webpage that directed you to QUOTESPEAK Online and this may be captured by performance cookies.
Deleting Cookies and Preventing Tracking by Google Analytics
Should you wish to remove the cookies on your machine simply remove all cookies through your browser’s option menu.
For detailed instructions please follow the applicable link for your browser:
- Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32050
- Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
- Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/t5/Cookies-and-cache/Delete-cookies-to-remove-the-information-websites-have-stored-on/ta-p/1919
Should you wish to prevent tracking by Google Analytics you can use the tool provided by Google via this link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Do Not Track (DNT) Browser Setting
DNT is a feature offered by some browsers which, when enabled, sends a signal to websites to request that your browsing is not tracked, such as by third party ad networks, social networks and analytic companies. This website does not currently respond to DNT requests.
Changes to our Privacy and Cookies Policy
This Privacy and Cookies Policy may be updated from time to time so you may wish to check it each time you submit personal information to QUOTESPEAK.
The date of the most recent revisions will appear on this page.
If you do not agree to these changes, please do not continue to use QUOTESPEAK websites to submit personal information to QUOTESPEAK.
Contacting QUOTESPEAK About this Privacy and Cookies Policy
If you any questions or comments about this Privacy and Cookies Policy please contact:
Privacy and Cookies Policy last updated on 23/6/2017