Rigby’s Encyclopaedia of the Herring

aka The Herripedia

Privacy Policy

Rigby’s Encyclopaedia of the Herring is committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website users. Life is short and we are not actively trying to collect any information on you, except such as comes our way through Google Stats or any correspondence you may initiate.

But we recognise our legal duty under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) to protect and prevent unauthorized access to any of your personal data should it come our way. We understand that we must also ensure that any information we hold about you is accurate, adequate, relevant and not excessive. This statement explains how we look after your – and anybody else’s – personal information and what we do with it.

Rigby’s Encyclopaedia of the Herring is acting as a data controller with respect to the personal information of our customers and website users. This means that we have a responsibility to determine the purposes and means of the processing of that information as outlined below. Third party suppliers who store and process your information on our behalf are “data processors” and should only use data for agreed purposes.

We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.

Personal information we collect and store

We may collect and store personal information from you through our website enquiry form, when you email or phone us. This information may include: your name; your address and postcode; telephone / mobile number; email address. This information is or may be stored securely using any of the following: Trusted third party service providers, for example email marketing (currently we do not use one); a secure server; paper records

What we use your personal information for

We use the personal information you provide for the following: to contact you regarding an enquiry you have made through our website, email or phone; if, at some point, we set up an email newsletter and you consent to receive them. In addition to the specific purposes for which we may process your personal data set out above, we may also process any of your personal data where such processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.

Retaining and deleting personal information

Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes. If you send us an email, the address and any information included in it will be retained unless and until you ask us to remove them from our records.

Keeping your personal information safe and secure

We will take all reasonable precautions to protect your personal information from misuse or unauthorized access. But we will never sell your personal information to a third party or for marketing or any other purposes.

We may occasionally share your personal information for the following reasons: with third party suppliers who process your information on our behalf; where we are required to do so by law, or to satisfy a legal requirement or legal claim; when you have given us your consent.

International transfers of your personal data

Where we may use some trusted third party suppliers to send email marketing or store website data, should this involve storing your details in countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we will ensure that your personal information will be protected by appropriate safeguards and to the same level as required by UK and EU data protection laws.


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Your choices and rights

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) you have the right to request: a copy of the personal information we hold about you and what we use it for (providing the rights and freedoms of others are not affected); that personal information we hold about you is updated or corrected; that, under some circumstances, we stop using your personal information or remove it from our systems.

To request any of the above please contact:

  • Rigby’s Encyclopaedia of the Herring
  • rigby@herripedia.com

We will comply with all reasonable requests within one month.