Privacy Policy and Cookies

This privacy policy sets out how Maggie Smith, trading as Get Stuffed Book (hereafter “we” or “us”), uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website.

Just like you, we value our individual privacy and are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected too. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

We may change this policy by updating this page so you should return to it from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 29/06/12, and was updated on 06/12/12.

What we Collect

When communicating with us, or placing an order with us, we may collect the following information:

  • Name and job title
  • Contact information including email address
  • Demographic information such as postcode and address

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping
  • To assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have asked us
  • To process your order


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a text file containing a small amount of data which is downloaded to your computer when you visit a website, including this one. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual, for example, if you add an item to your shopping cart, a cookie is used to store the contents of your cart for you.

Additionally, cookies are also used to identify which pages on our site are being visited. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve and test our website in order to make using it a pleasurable experience. We only use this information for purposes outlined above and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer, however this may prevent you from taking full advantage of our website.

You can find out (even) more about cookies by visiting the About Cookies web site.

Links to other websites

From time to time our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Social Media

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms, (such as Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, and Pinterest) are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor it’s owner will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms. We encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact us through primary communication channels.

We use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us using one of the options on the contact page or the address below.

We hate spam as much as you do and will never use your personal information to send you promotional information – e.g. newsletters, or special offers – unless you have specifically requested us to do so. Likewise, we will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law to do so.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to us at:

Maggie Smith / Get Stuffed Book,
26 High Road,
Bishop Middleham,
DL17 9BB.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email, or write to us at the above address, as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.