privacy policy

Our Approach to Privacy
We take your right to privacy very seriously. Please read on for more details about our privacy policy.
About us
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Literary Estate and Arthur Conan Doyle Characters Ltd. ('we' or 'us') are registered to collect and process data under the Data Protection Act 1998. We will deal with any personal information that you provide to us when you use our site at, , (the "Sites") in accordance with the provisions of UK data protection laws.
What information do we collect when you browse our Site? How do we use that information?
When you browse the Site, we may automatically collect information about you such as the type of Internet browser you use or the identity of any web site through which you have accessed our Site. You cannot be identified from this information and it is only used to assist us in improving our Site.
'Cookies' are small text files that reside on your computer that enable us to track your use of our Site. We use cookies to identify you when you access the Site and to keep track of your browsing patterns and build up a demographic profile. You can disable these cookies within your specific browser options; however, doing so may impair the functionality of the Site and, ultimately, your browsing experience.
What information do we collect when you register to use our Site or submit enquiries to us? How do we use that information?
If you decide to register as a member of our sites we will ask you for some information about yourself such as your name, your e-mail address, your age group and gender and the country in which you live. If you decide to e-mail any queries to us we will keep a note of your enquiry and any information that you decide to provide us with your query. If information is collected from you at any other time (for example through your participation in a promotion or questionnaire) this will be made clear to you before you decide to provide us with that information.
We process personal information collected via the Site for the purposes of:
Responding to any enquiries or requests that you send to us providing you with information about our Site and our activitiesIf you choose to register as a member we may contact you with information about goods and services of other members of our group of companies which may be of interest to you.
Our Site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our Site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information from them. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by this Site.
Changes to this Privacy Policy
We reserve the right to change our privacy policy from time to time. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our homepage so our users are always aware of what information we collect from them, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose this information to third parties.
If at any point we decide that we wish to use personally identifiable information collected from our users in a manner that differs from that stated at the time this information was collected, we will notify users by way of an email. Users will have a choice whether or not to consent to our using their personal information in accordance with our updated privacy policy.