Legal

This notice is made by Thinking Plainly Limited, a limited company registered in England and Wales, company number 7912039. Thinking Plainly Limited owns and operates the following websites:


www.thinkingplainly.com

www.rgrankine.com

www.rufusgarlic.com

www.alfredduff.com


All references that follow apply to Thinking Plainly Limited as a whole inclusive of all websites.


Thinking Plainly Limited tries to keep the information on these websites timely and accurate. However, we do not give any warranty or other assurance as to the content of the material appearing on the sites, their accuracy, completeness, timelessness or appropriateness for any particular purpose.


To the full extent permissible by law, Thinking Plainly Limited disclaims all responsibility for any damages or losses arising from the use of, or inability to use, this site or any material appearing on it, or from any action or decision taken as a result of using this site or any such material.


Accessibility

We have designed our websites to be as accessible and user friendly as possible. Some pages will include embedded elements from social media platforms and third party websites that we are unable to alter. If you have any comments on any aspect of our website, or you are having trouble with any of our content, please contact us at  info@thinkingplainly.com and we will respond to you as quickly as possible. These websites are updated regularly and we are always trying to improve your experience. If you would like to learn more about accessibility for the Internet and websites please visit:


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_accessibility

https://www.w3.org/WAI 


Copyright

Thinking Plainly Limited claims full copyright on all text and images used on our websites. These websites may also present excerpts of published copyrighted material (copyright held by Thinking Plainly Limited, R.G Rankine, Rufus Garlic and Alfred Duff) that you are free to read and share provided the source and links are acknowledged.


Privacy

The following information sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Use of this website constitutes acceptance by you of Thinking Plainly Limited’s policies and practices. If you do not wish to accept this, please leave this website immediately.


Our websites present the personal data, including names, contact details and photographs of associates of Thinking Plainly Limited only. We do not display the personal data of any person who is not affiliated to Thinking Plainly Limited. We do however use Cookies to help your website experience, which may include tracking data, please see our Cookie section below.


Thinking Plainly Limited’s websites may have links to third party websites that are managed by other organisations. This includes blogs or social media platforms managed, but not owned, by Thinking Plainly Limited or its associates. Thinking Plainly Limited is not responsible for, and has no control over, the content of such sites and we are not responsible for the protection of any information you give to these websites and any loss or damage that may come from your use of these websites, or websites that they link to. You agree to release us from any claims or disputes that may come from using these websites. Thinking Plainly Limited disclaims all responsibility and liability (including for negligence) in relation to information on or accessible from these sites. You should read all terms and conditions, privacy policies and end user licences that relate to these websites before you use them.


Thinking Plainly Limited respects your right to privacy and we do not use any collected data from analytics or Cookies to identify individuals or store personal data. However we do share and embed content from social media sites such as Facebook and YouTube, which have automatic tracking settings and scripts. You should make sure you are happy with these services before continuing using our websites. When we collect personal data – for instance contact forms or our mailing list – we tell you what it’s being used for, and if it will be shared with third parties (which we have no intention on ever doing but need to explain this properly). The data is collected securely and confidentially using a third party service Mailchimp, please see below.


Mailing List

We use Mailchimp for our newsletter distribution (https://mailchimp.com and you can read their privacy policy here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacyand mailing list compilation. We will never pass on your personal details to anyone outside of Thinking Plainly Limited. Your details are collected and stored securely by Mailchimp and we will use your details to send you a newsletter or new product announcement only. We will not allow, or give access to, third party organisations to use our mailing list for any sales, marketing or promotional activity unless it is a direct offer from Thinking Plainly Limited itself. When you become a customer by purchasing a product directly from our websites you automatically subscribe to our newsletter. You can unsubscribe to our mailing list at any time.


Digital Purchases - Distributors

Thinking Plainly Limited uses third party distributors to sell our ebooks and paperbacks. They all offer their own in-built payment and delivery systems. You can find links to them here:


Amazon: https://www.amazon.com

Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com

Scribd: http://www.scribd.com

Apple: http://www.apple.com/ibooks

Google: https://play.google.com/store/books


Please make yourself aware of their legal pages, privacy policies, fees and processing information before using these services. Thinking Plainly Limited is not responsible for any of these websites and disclaims all responsibility and liability for your experience and use of these websites.


Digital Purchases - Direct payment

Thinking Plainly Limited uses third party digital download and digital payment platforms to sell our ebooks (and PDF versions of same ebooks) direct from our websites:


Send Owl: https://www.sendowl.com

BitPay: https://bitpay.com

Paypal: https://www.paypal.com


Make yourself aware of their legal pages, privacy policies, fees and processing information before using these services. Thinking Plainly Limited is not responsible for any of these websites and disclaims all responsibility and liability for your experience and use of these websites.


Thinking Plainly Limited does not process any payment and does not have access to any financial information of customers. Each site has their own cancellation, refund and dispute policies and you should make yourself aware of these before purchasing. BitPay and PayPal offer a wide range of financial services and payment options utilising Bitcoin and fiat currencies and you must ensure you are happy with their terms and conditions before use.


SendOwl delivers electronic files to you (our ebooks), by use of email or direct download, in three formats:


.mobi: suitable for Amazon’s Kindle

epub: suitable for most other major ereaders

PDF: suitable for use by all by using the free software https://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/ (you may need to change your region)


The files you purchase then need to be uploaded to your ereader by you the customer. When you become a customer you automatically subscribe to our newsletter and we will notify you of any updates to our services in the newsletter. You can opt out at any time. Thinking Plainly Limited reserves the right to alter prices at any time.


Webhosting

Thinking Plainly Limited uses Vidahost for all its hosting and websites. You can find out  more here:


Vidahost: https://www.vidahost.com


Cookies

Thinking Plainly Limited and its websites use cookies to enhance your website experience. Cookies are files that are transferred to your computer’s hard disk by a website and can store information about your preferences and other information which you need when you visit a website. These cookies include first party cookies, third party cookies and third party requests.


Just like the majority of sites on the Internet, our websites use cookies to help us improve our visitors’ experience when browsing our site. We use cookies in many different ways, from helping us to identify if you are a repeating visitor (preventing repeats of notifications you have already seen), to determining usage patterns and how many new visitors our site receives. Cookies are not used to identify you personally.


A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on a user’s browsing device. Once a cookie is stored it enables information (such as your IP address or browser) to be remembered by the website you are visiting.


By continuing to browse our websites and use our services, you are agreeing to Thinking Plainly Limited using and placing cookies on your device.


You can find out more about cookies here:


https://www.cookielaw.org/the-cookie-law

https://cookiepedia.co.uk/all-about-cookies

http://www.aboutcookies.org


Analytics

We use Google Analytics to provide an overview of who visits our websites and for how long. This is to see where we can improve our pages to make sure you have a better experience. It tells us which pages are visited, how long they are visited for, what routes you took to get to our pages and what elements of our pages you click on. We do not collect any personal details from Google. You can read their privacy policy here:


https://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/

You can opt out of Google Analytics here:

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout


Disclaimer & Amendments

Thinking Plainly Limited reserves the right in its sole discretion to amend these notices at any time, and you should regularly check this page for any amendments and always refer to the latest available version. Regularly reviewing this page ensures you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties. Whilst we make every effort to keep our websites up to date, we do not provide any guarantees, conditions or warranties that the information will be current, secure and free from bugs or viruses. Thinking Plainly Limited is not responsible for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or computer system that might happen when you use any of our websites.


Leave Feedback

If you have any issues you would like to bring to our attention or if you have any questions regarding any of our websites please contact us at:


info@thinkingplainly.com


Thank you for taking the time to read our legal notices.

Thinking Plainly Limited