Privacy Policy

CILIP's privacy policy can be found here.

Facet Publishing is committed to protecting the privacy of its customers and all users of this site. This Privacy statement outlines how we treat personal information received about you when you register your details.

If you have any requests concerning your personal information or any queries with regard to these practices, please contact us by email at with the subject heading "Privacy Policy".

Collection and use of subscriber details

When you register or place an order, and at other times, Facet collects personally identifiable information that you provide voluntarily which includes such details as your name, address, job title and function, organization, e-mail address and other information that you may provide.

Facet uses personal information in the following ways:

  • To enable Bookpoint Ltd. to process, validate and verify orders
  • To enable us to communicate information to you in relation to Facet Publishing products and services via post – you will need to opt-out by emailing if you do not wish to receive this information
  • To enable us to communicate information to you in relation to Facet Publishing products and services via email – you will need to supply your email address in the spaces indicated or opt-in by checking the box when placing your order

Facet will under no circumstances provide your information to third parties, other than for the purpose for which you provided it (e.g. responding to your enquiry or order request).


Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. They identify your computer to our server and allow us to record how frequently you visit the site and the areas you navigate within it. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent that. You are also able to check the cookie in your web browser to ensure that the information record is correct.

Statistical information

Facet Publishing collects web site usage data information in aggregate form so that no individual user is identified.

Facet Publishing uses information in aggregate form in the following ways:

  • To enhance and develop content and services
  • To aid future strategic development
  • To plan for the maintenance and development of system software, hardware and communications technology
  • To provide possible advertisers with data on the number of users and usage patterns


Whenever you place an order or access your account details you will be able to do so over a secure server. The secure server software (SSL) employs a process that encrypts all information you submit before it comes through to us. We adhere strictly to security procedures as required by the UK Data Protection Legislation, in storing and disclosing your details, to prevent unauthorised access.

Facet Publishing takes physical, electronic and managerial steps to maintain the security and accuracy of personally identifiable information we collect, including limiting the number of people who have physical access to our database servers, as well as electronic security systems and password protections that guard against unauthorized access. However, Facet Publishing makes no representation, warranty or guarantee that such information will remain secure and accurate at all times. In addition, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. Accordingly, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Facet Publishing, and you do so at your own risk.

Credit checks

If you are a user contracting for a fee-paying service, Facet may in some instances carry out credit checks on you with credit reference agencies or we may request references. The fact that Facet has carried out such a credit check, and in some instances the nature or results of the credit check, will appear on the agency's register. In many countries you can obtain a copy of your register entry by writing to the relevant credit reference agency, sometimes on payment of a fee.

Transfer of personal data overseas

Given that the Internet is a global environment, using the Internet to collect and process personal data necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis.

Legal requirements

We may provide access to your personally identifiable information when legally required to do so, to cooperate with police investigations or other legal proceedings, to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of a Facet website, to limit our legal liability and protect our rights or to protect the rights, property or safety of visitors of a Facet website or the public. In those instances, the information is provided only for that purpose.

In the event Facet goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another company, or selling a portion of its assets, users’ personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred.

Changes to this statement

Due to changes in legislation and best practice or enhancements to functionality and content on Facet Publishing’s website we may make changes to our privacy policy and will reflect those changes in this statement, so you should check here from time to time.