Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://dedaluspress.com. We are a poetry publisher, based in Dublin, Ireland. Our website is used to promote our publications and to offer them for direct sale to readers/customers. Payments for our products are processed through secure third party services only so that the financial details of our customers are at no time accessible to, processed by or retained by us.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

In order to serve our customers and to facilitate the posting of strictly moderated comments on our site, we require only the minimum of information from visitors, as follows:

COMMENTS When visitors leave comments on our site (which we publish only if we consider them appropriate to the content and purpose of the site) we collect and retain the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to assist with spam detection.

An anonymized string created from the visitor’s email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if the visitor is using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of the comment, the visitor’s profile picture is visible to the public in the context of the comment.

MEDIA Other than their personal profile picture (see above) we do not allow visitors to upload media of any kind to the site.

COOKIES If a visitor leaves a comment on our site they may opt-in to saving their name, email address and website in cookies. These are for convenience only and provided so that visitors do not have to fill in their details again should they subsequently decide to leave another comment. Cookies relating to such comments will last for one year.

ACCOUNT COOKIES If a visitor has an account and logs in to the Dedalus Press site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if the visitor’s browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when the visitor closes their browser.

When visitors log in, we will also set up several cookies to save login information and screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If a visitor selects “Remember Me”, their login will persist for two weeks. If they log out of their account, login cookies will be removed. These cookies simply facilitate the recording of preferences by the visitor and retain no other information or data.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the  same way as if the visitor had visited the other website directly. These websites may collect data, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor visitor interaction with that embedded content, including tracing the visitor’s interaction with the embedded content if they have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with / How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely, and the comment, once published, remains published on this site. The retention of the related metadata is so that 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, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. This is likely to include your name, address, email address, and contact number, in order to allow us to send you purchased products. All users can at any time log in to view, edit, or delete their personal information (with the exception that they cannot change their username). Our website administrators are the only other people who can also view and edit that information.

The Dedalus Press support strict regulation on data protection in the EU and complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, 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.) As we do not have access to our customers’ or visitor’s financial information (all payments going through secure third party routes), no such information is at any time accessible to or retained by us.

How we protect your data

The security of this website is reviewed at least weekly and, if available, all plugins and other security implementations are updated on an at least weekly basis. User information is at all times kept strictly private to the administrative staff of the Dedalus Press and is not used for any purpose other than the promotion of new publications.

We take our responsibility to data protection very seriously and greatly appreciate the trust and confidence our visitors and members place in us and our work.