Privacy Policy

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Who we are

Quickthorn is an imprint of Hawthorn Press Limited, 1 Lansdown Lane, Stroud GL5 1BJ UK

Data protection

Under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) – the latter retained in UK law now that the UK has left the European Union – we are legally obliged to keep secure any information you give us. We have strict security procedures in place. Any personal data you provide will only be used in accordance with this privacy policy. (Personal data means information that can identify you as an individual, for example, name, address, images, IP number.)

What information do we collect about you and why?

When you visit our website for informational purposes, only limited data will be processed to provide you with the website itself.

We will not use your data to track you or inflict on you any “targeted” or “personalised” advertisements.

Informational use of the website

When you visit for informational purposes, we automatically collect some information about you. Only in limited cases will this contain personal data. Examples include the time and date of your requests; your device type, screen resolution and browser version; and your IP address.

This information is used to provide an effective service (e.g. to adapt our website to the needs of your device) and to guarantee the website’s stability and security.

Website Cookies

Please refer to our cookie policy.

When do we share your information?

Your personal data will only be disclosed to a third party to the extent necessary to fulfill our contractual relationship (if at all).

We may disclose your personal data if legally required to do so (for example if required by a court order).

How long do we keep your information?

Your personal data will be kept for the shortest time possible to fulfil the purpose for which we have collected it and as long as required by law.

Where do we store your personal information?

Your information may be held at our offices, or on secure servers owned by our data processing partners, all in the EEA (European Economic Area).

Your rights

You are entitled to view, edit, or delete the personal data that we hold about you. Please send your request to

Changes to this privacy policy

If this privacy policy changes in any way, we will place an updated version here. Regularly reviewing this page ensures you are always aware of what information we collect and how we use it. This Privacy Policy was last updated on 5 January 2024.

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