The Reading Agency is committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of its visitors to our Reading Groups for Everyone website and to the security of the data we collect. Under the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any personal information we collect from you.

It is The Reading Agency policy that personal or company information, such as your name, postal and e-mail address, telephone number, services, concepts or ideas are private and confidential. The personal information you provide is stored in a secure location, is accessible only by designated staff, and is used only for the purposes for which you provide that information. We will not sell, rent or trade your information to any third parties unless you have given us permission to do so.

By using our website, you acknowledge that you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and the Terms and Conditions. You also acknowledge that you agree to our collecting information from you and using it as described here.

Becoming a member of The Reading Agency

Joining The Reading Agency requires you to provide certain basic information, including a valid email address. We will need this to enable us to administer the site and, if necessary, to contact you. However, we will not pass on this information to any unauthorised party. When joining, you will have the opportunity to sign up to receive news from The Reading Agency. get access to our shop, our Reading Groups for Everyone website.

Offers, promotions and competitions

The Reading Agency makes offers, promotions and competitions available to members of the site. These may be supplied by third parties working in partnership with The Reading Agency and Reading Groups for Everyone. By entering for an offer, promotion or competition you may be asked to supply contact details and to agree to and comply with any further conditions and this Privacy Policy. You can sign up to receive these offers through your profile.


The Reading Agency uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are often created when you visit a website, and which are stored in the cookie directory of your computer. We use temporary cookies (called session cookies). Session cookies disappear when you leave The Reading Agency and close your browser.

Our Cookies are used for the following purposes:

  • to count the number of times you return to the site and the pages that you visit. This helps us improve our site and identify redundant material
  • to store your logged in status. Once you have logged in to The Reading Agency a cookie will help your computer to automatically log in again in the future, until you explicitly log out
  • The information stored in our cookies is kept separate from your Member Information and will never be used with it.

    If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies.

    Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site.

    Log files

    Log files record visitors’ use of the site. We can collect information about site usage from the data contained in these logs which we obtain from third parties. Log files do not contain any personal information and they are not used to identify any individual person’s use of the site.

    When a visitor requests any web page from our website, our web servers automatically obtain that visitor’s domain name and IP address. The domain name and IP address reveal nothing personal about you other than the IP address from which you have accessed our site. We use this information to examine our traffic in aggregate, to investigate abuse of the Web Site and its users, and/or to cooperate with law enforcement. We do not disseminate this information to third parties except in aggregate.

    What happens when I follow a link to another site?

    The Reading Agency contains links to other websites and to other organisations. The privacy policy applies only to our site, so you should always be aware when you are moving to another site and read the privacy statement of any other site(s) which collect personal information about you.

    Access to your information and contacting The Reading Agency

    If you wish to see what information we hold about you, look at your profile on the website. If you have a further enquiry about your personal data, if you have a query or complaint about this privacy policy or about the site, you can contact us by email at: [email protected]
    Changes to this privacy policy

    If this privacy policy changes in any way, we will place an updated version on this page.