Who we are
Penny Press is wholly owned by publisher Philip Brown. We create and publish books and websites about the History of the Universe and about software development.
All Penny Press websites respect your privacy and will never communicate any personal information you give to Penny Press, such as your email address, to any other organisation.
We do not sell any information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
If you subscribe to one of our newsletters we retain your name and email so we can send you the newsletter.
You can unsubscribe to the newsletter at any time by clicking on the link at the bottom of the newsletter.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
We collect and store information you submit to us when making a booking, for the purpose of reserving your requested spaces at our event and maintaining a record of attendance.
We collect and store information you submit to us about events (and corresponding locations) you would like to publish on our site.
What are Cookies?
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
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How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site or have left comments or subscribed to our newsletter(s), you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
How we protect your data
All the data you send us is stored on secure, password protected web servers and/or computers that are stored in locked rooms.
What data breach procedures we have in place
We have procedures in place to notify a personal data breach to the supervisory authority and to the data subject.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
We do not use any automated decision making or profiling services.