Privacy Policy

At Chimera Books we value your custom and understand that you care how confidential or personal information about you is used, and we appreciate your trust in us to protect your information carefully and ethically. This notice describes our Privacy Policy, and by visiting and patronising Chimera Books you are accepting and consenting to the practices described herein.

Use of Information

Controllers of Personal Information
Any personal information provided to or gathered by Chimera Books Ltd is solely controlled by Chimera Books Ltd.

Conditions of Use, Notices and Revisions
If you choose to visit www.chimerabooks.co.uk, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Policy and our Terms & Conditions, including limitations on damages and application of the laws of the United Kingdom. Our current Privacy Policy applies to all information we have about you and your account.

Collection and Use of Personal Information About Customers
The information we gather from you helps us personalise and continually improve your shopping experience with us. We use the information to handle orders, deliver products and services, process payments, communicate with you about orders, products, services and promotional offers, update our records and generally maintain your Chimera Books Ltd account, display content such as wish lists and recommend merchandise and services that might be of interest to you. We also use this information to improve our store, prevent or detect fraud or abuses, and to carry out technical, logistical or other functions on our behalf by third parties.

Information You Give Us
We receive and store any information you enter on our website or give us in any other way. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of our features. You provide most information when you search for a product, place an order, provide information in My Account, telephone us, email us, complete a questionnaire or a contest entry, compile a wish list or other gift registries, provide and rate reviews or employ other personal notification services.

Automatic Information
We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, like many websites we use cookies and we obtain certain information when your Web browser visits www.chimerabooks.co.uk. Although we will not be able to provide you with a personalised experience if we cannot recognise you, we want you to know that these tools exist. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognise your browser and to provide features such as personalised greetings and storage of items in your shopping basket between visits.

The Help menu in most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. However, cookies allow you to take advantage of some of our most useful features and we recommend that you leave them turned on.

Examples of the information we collect and analyse include the Internet protocol address used to connect your computer to the Internet, email address, password, computer and connection information such as browser type and version, your operating system and platform, purchase history - which we sometimes aggregate with similar information from other customers to create features such as Top Sellers - the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our website (including date and time), cookie number, and products you viewed or searched for.

If you do leave cookies turned on, be sure to sign off when you finish using a shared computer.

Email Communications
To help us make emails more useful we often receive a confirmation when you open email from us if your computer supports such capabilities. Examples of information you can access easily at www.chimerabooks.co.uk include recent orders, personal information (including name, email, password, communications preferences, and address), payment settings (including credit/debit card details, gift certificate and loyalty balances), email notification settings, recommendations (including recent product view history, order history and favourites), wish list, and My Account area (including your product reviews, requests and recommendations, and your personal profile).

What Details Are Shown on My Payment Receipts?
Payment receipts will show the name of Chimera Books.

What Information Can I Access?
Chimera Books gives you access to a broad range of information about your account and your interactions with us. This range may change as our website develops.

What Choices Do I Have?
You can choose not to provide information, but it will be needed to make a purchase or to take advantage of Chimera Books features, offers and promotions.

Does Chimera Books Ltd Share the Information it Receives?
Information about our customers is a vital part of our business and we are not in the business of selling it to others. We share customer information only as described below, with controls that are either subject to this Privacy Policy or follow practices at least as protective as those described in this Privacy Policy.

Businesses We Do Not Control
We work closely with our affiliated businesses. In some cases these businesses operate stores at Chimera Books or sell offerings to you at Chimera Books. In other cases, we may operate stores, provide services or sell product lines with or on behalf of these businesses. You can tell when a third party is involved in your transactions and we may share customer information related to those transactions with that third party.

Agents
If we employ other companies to perform functions on our behalf i.e. fulfilling orders, providing marketing assistance and processing credit/debit card payments, they have access to personal information needed to perform their functions but may not use it for other purposes, and they must process the personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Promotional Offers
Sometimes we send offers to selected groups of Chimera Books Ltd customers on behalf of other businesses, however, when we do so we do not give that business your name or address.

Business Transfers
If the assets of Chimera Books Ltd are acquired customer information will naturally be one of the assets sold.

Protection of Chimera Books Ltd and Others
We release account and personal information when we consider it appropriate to comply with law, to enforce our Terms & Conditions and other agreements, or to protect the rights, property or safety of Chimera Books Ltd, our users or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction. However, this does not include selling, renting, sharing or otherwise disclosing personal information from customers for commercial purposes in a manner that is contrary to the commitments made in this Privacy Policy.

Information Security

We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts your information. We reveal only the first and last four digits of your credit/debit card numbers when confirming an order. Needless to say we transmit the complete card number to the appropriate card company during order processing. Beyond this we do not store credit/debit card details nor do we share customer details with any 3rd parties.

It is important for you to protect against unauthorised access to your password and your computer. Be sure to sign off when you finish using a shared computer

The Chimera Books Ltd Guarantee

At Chimera Books Ltd we want you to be delighted every time you shop with us, so you have the right to cancel an order and receive a full refund, without giving a reason, within 7 days of placing it. This applies to all our products except for download items (i.e. ebooks).

You can do so by sending an email with the subject 'Cancellation' to info@chimerabooks.co.uk, giving your reason for wanting to return your purchase. Please also state your original order number. If your order has already been despatched when we receive your cancellation we will deduct the cost of post and packaging from your refund. And if the goods have been despatched, upon receipt you must return them to us unopened and at your expense. For your protection we recommend you use a recorded delivery service. If you cancel an order that has not yet been despatched we will not of course have to deduct the cost of post and packaging from your refund.

If, however, an item is defective please email us at info@chimerabooks.co.uk giving a full description of the fault. If we ask you to return the product it must be sent securely wrapped in its original packaging, for a refund or replacement of that item, within 30 days of purchase.

Cooling-off Period

We respect your rights under law, which allow you to withdraw from your purchase of an item within seven working days of the day after the date the item is delivered to you. This applies to all our products except for download items (i.e. ebooks).

To cancel your purchase under this cooling-off period please give the reason for the return, on the back of the delivery slip, as contract cancellation. Then package the relevant item securely and send it to us at the address above with the delivery slip so that we receive it within seven working days of the day after the date the item was delivered to you.

Please note that you will be responsible for the costs of returning the goods to us unless we delivered the item to you in error, or if the item is faulty. As soon as we receive notice of your cancellation of this order, we will refund the relevant part of the purchase price for that item together with the original postage charge. We are unable to refund any express or courier component of the postage charge.

In all cases, for your protection we recommend that you use a recorded delivery service.

Contact Us

Should you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy please do not hesitate to contact us. This website is owned and operated by Chimera Books Ltd.