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Privacy Policy

We at SEALED EMPIRE LTD. (“Company”) respect your concerns about privacy.  This Privacy Notice (“Notice”) applies to Personal Data obtained by the Company, including through the website, mobile app, products and services, tools, competitions, promotions, newsletters, events and from our partners. (collectively, the “Services”).  “Personal Data” means any information relating to you in identified or identifiable form.

The Notice describes the types of Personal Data we obtain about our customers, how we use the Personal Data and with whom we share it.  We also describe the measures we take to protect the security of Personal Data and how you can contact us about our privacy practices.  SEALED EMPIRE LTD. is compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of 2018.


We obtain Personal Data about our customers through the Services, publicly and commercially available sources and from our Company affiliates and/or business partners (such as book review platforms, social media networks and other online book communities in order to better understand our customers and to provide better Services to you).

We collect Personal Data (all the personal details that you enter in your account)

  1. to offer Services that you have requested;
  2. that we have a legitimate interest to believe that they are of interest to our customers;
  3. to manage the relationship, we have with our customers and partners; and
  4. to perform activities based on your consent.

The types of Personal Data we may obtain include: 

  • First and last name, date of birth
  • Contact information (such as name, e-mail address, address, phone number, IP address from the last login, time of the last login, delivery address, delivery name, delivery phone number, and the time, content, value, status of the last order on the website.)
  • Username and password when you register through our Services


Our Services use cookies to function effectively.  A “cookie” is a file that websites send to a visitor’s computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify the visitor’s browser or to store information or settings in the browser.  A “web beacon” also known as an Internet tag, pixel tag or clear GIF, links web pages to web servers and their cookies and may be used to transmit information collected through cookies back to a web server. 

We may obtain certain information through our Services by automated means, such as cookies (including HTTP, HTML5 and Flash cookies), web beacons, web server logs, JavaScript and similar technologies, including technologies designed to obtain information regarding your use of our Services (collectively “cookies”).  Some cookies are essential to offer our Services, such as authentication services when you sign up or log in to use our Services.

The information we obtain through cookies may include IP address, mobile device advertising ID, browser characteristics, device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, logs on actions taken on our Services such as content on which you may click while using the Services, and dates and times you access or use the Services.  In connection with our mobile apps, we may use similar automated means and also may obtain your phone number and details about your mobile carrier. 

The information we obtain through cookies will tell us, for example, if you have used our Services before, from what country and what contents you have visited. It will also tell us whether you have opened an email we sent to you, what search queries you may have run and what advertisements you may have seen on our Services or on third-party websites and apps. 

Your browser may tell you how to be notified when you receive certain types of cookies or how to restrict or disable certain types of cookies.  You also may be able to delete your Flash cookies or adjust your Flash cookie settings by visiting the Adobe Flash Website Storage Settings Panel and Global Storage Settings Panel.  Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to use all of the features of our Services.  Your device settings also may allow you to prohibit mobile app platforms (such as Apple and Google) from sharing certain information obtained by automated means with us through our apps or other app developers.

Our Services may use third party analytics and advertising cookies, for example, to help create reports and statistics on the performance of the Services and to be able to present you with content tailored to your interests.  The information collected through the use of analytics may include, for example, your IP address, the website from which you visited us, the type of device you used.  You can opt out from the use of Google Analytics by downloading and installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add On 

We and our third-party service providers may use information collected through automated means including cookies, web beacons, web server logs, JavaScript and similar technologies for purposes such as (1) customizing our users’ visits to and use of our Services, (2) delivering content (including advertising) tailored to our users’ interests and the manner in which our users use our Services, and (3) managing our Services and other aspects of our business. 

In addition, if you register with us through or connect your account with us to a third-party social media network (such as Facebook or Twitter), we may obtain certain information about you from the relevant social media network, such as your user ID and/or user name associated with that social media network, the information contained in your public profile on the social media network and friends lists.  The specific information we obtain depends on your privacy settings on the applicable social media network. 

The providers of third-party apps, tools, widgets and plug-ins on our Services, such as social media sharing tools, also may use automated means to collect information regarding your interactions with these features.  This information is collected directly by the providers of those features and is subject to the privacy policies or notices of those providers. The Company is not responsible for those providers’ information practices.


We may use the information collected from and about you to:

  • Provide our products and services;
  • Create and manage online accounts;
  • If you have bought or enquired about our products and services, entered any competitions run by us, or specifically consented to receiving such material, we will send you promotional materials, alerts regarding available offers and other communications, including communications through the Services and outside of the Services, such as via email and through third-party websites and apps;  
  • Communicate about, and administer participation in, special events, promotions, programs, offers, surveys, contests and market research;
  • Respond to inquiries from you and other third-parties, including inquiries from law enforcement agencies in compliance with applicable law;
  • De-identify Personal Data to provide third parties with aggregated data reports showing de-identified information;
  • Supplement your Personal Data collected from you with additional information from publicly and commercially available sources, and/or information from Company affiliates and our business partners in order to better understand our customers and to provide our Services to you in a better way;
  • Associate your browser and/or device with other browsers or devices you use for the purpose of providing relevant and easier access to content, advertising across browsers and devices, and other operational/business purposes.  
  • Operate, evaluate and improve our business (including developing, enhancing, analysing and improving our Services; managing our communications; performing data analytics; and performing accounting, auditing and other internal functions);
  • Protect against, identify and prevent fraud and other unlawful activity, claims and other liabilities; and
  • Comply with and enforce applicable legal requirements, relevant industry standards, contractual obligations and our policies.

We also may use your Personal Data in other ways for which we provide specific notice at the time of collection and obtain your consent if required by applicable law.


The Website may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. We may also make available features on the Website for you to post comments on that may be viewed by another user of the Website. Please understand that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information. We have no control over its use and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your Personal Data.


If you are a member of one of our online communities some of your information, such as your username, may be visible to other people, as will any postings you make on the sites. As such you should always exercise care not to disclose private information when posting information on our websites, in your profile or in communications with other users of our websites. We also do not tolerate spam, unrequested, commercial or harassing correspondence sent to other users of the sites via our website forums or other message boards, and we reserve the right to suspend the membership of any user who sends messages of this kind. You should always keep any password used to access your account or profile secret, and should not share it with anyone else. It is your responsibility to keep your password secure and you should contact us immediately if you think someone else has access to your account. If you are a parent of a child using one of our online communities it is your responsibility to make sure that your child is using the online community responsibly and does not break these terms.

Ordering online is in connection with registration on the website, during the registration the user makes their own customer account, the data of the registration will be stored in the Data controller’s customer service and business database.

Modification or cancellation of data can be done with the functions of the account or requested via e-mail on hello@sealedbooks.com or via post tot he address:

Sealed Empire Ltd. 8 Tideway House, Strafford St, London, E14 8LX.

Sealed Empire Ltd. deletes data;

  • after two years from the last log in
  • at the end of the next quarter
  • or at the request of the user

Processing data;

NameHeadquartersData processing activity
Stripe Inc.510 Townsend Street San Francisco, CA 94103 United States.Getting, processing transactions by credit card on the webshop
Tide Platform Limited86-90 Paul Street, London, EC2A 4NE (UK)Getting, processing bank transactions
Google LLC.1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043 United StatesAnalytical cookies, data process*
Webflow Inc.398 11th St., Floor 2, San Francisco, CA 94103. United StatesStorage provider, data process*
Rackhost Zrt.6722 Szeged, Tisza Lajos körút 41. (Hungary)Storage provider

*You can find further information about analytical cookies and data process on the following links;
https://policies.google.com/privacy , https://webflow.com/legal/cookie-policy , https://webflow.com/legal/privacy


We may share the Personal Data we collect with

We require our service providers to protect the confidentiality and security of Personal Data, and to ensure that Personal Data is processed only for the provision of services on our behalf and in compliance with applicable law.  Service providers are not authorized to use or disclose Personal Data, except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with legal requirements.

We may further disclose information about you (1) if we are required to do so by law or legal process, (2) to law enforcement authorities or other government officials, and (3) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss, or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual fraudulent or illegal activity.  We also reserve the right to transfer Personal Data we have about you in the event of a proposed or completed sale or transfer of all or a portion of our business or assets (including in the event of a reorganization, dissolution or liquidation).


We offer you certain choices in connection with the Personal Data we obtain about you, such as how we communicate with you. 

To update your preferences, ask us to remove your information from our marketing mailing lists or submit a request, please reach out to us on the contacts you can find below.

Under the EU GDPR regulations you have the right to access, rectify, delete or transport your data. By default you have access to all personal details and orders information. You can access, rectify and download the data from our website by logging in to your account.

Next to these rights, GDPR also gives you the right to object and restrict processing of data. This includes the right to object our processing of your data for marketing communications. You can exercise this right by unsubscribing from newsletter.

You also can unsubscribe from our newsletter by;

  • following the “Unsubscribe” link in our emails,
  • calling us, requesting during the telephone conversation,
  • e-mail us on hello@sealedbooks.com address
  • Post, Sealed Empire Ltd. 8 Tideway House, Strafford St, London, E14 8LX address.

Processing Data;

NameHeadquartersData processing activity
Mailchimp760 Ralph McGill Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30312 United StatesEnsuring newletter software framesystem, data storage
Google LLC.1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043 United StatesAnalytical cookies, data process
Webflow Inc.398 11th St., Floor 2, San Francisco, CA 94103. United StatesStorage provider, data process
Rackhost Zrt.6722 Szeged, Tisza Lajos körút 41. (Hungary)Storage provider, Web domain


You may request to access, rectify or erase your Personal Data.  You have the right to object to the processing of your Personal Data, restrict the processing of your Personal Data and exercise your right to data portability.  Where you have given us your consent for our use of your Personal Data, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time and we will apply your preferences for the future.  We will respond to your questions or complaints relating to the processing of your Personal Data.  If you are not satisfied with our responses, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

You can lodge a complaint with the ICO by calling their helpline on 0303 123 1113 or by post to Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, you can find further information on their website. https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/


We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect the Personal Data we have about you against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use.  We make reasonable efforts to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk of the processing, taking into account the costs of implementation and nature of the processing of Personal Data.

We retain Personal Data for the period needed to fulfill the purposes for which Personal Data was collected and as otherwise required or permitted by applicable law, such as in relation to our record retention obligations.


Your Personal Data may be accessed by the courts, law enforcement and national security authorities of the recipient country in accordance with applicable law.  Such data transmission as well as the resulting data transmission he Data Manager cannot be held responsible for any consequences.


Sealed Empire Ltd. issues invoices in accordance with the regulations laid down in the legislation.

Purpose of collecting data;

  • Invoicing, sending invoices via post, fulfillment of the obligation to provide data required by accounting and taxation legislation.

Legal basis of collecting data;

  • to meet our contractual obligations (GDPR Recital 44.)

We won’t delete any invoices, because we have a legal obligation to save those invoices.

Processing data;

NameHeadquartersData processing activity
Horvath Accountancy Services14 Fellas Paddock, Marston Moretaine,Bedfordshire, MK43 2AF United KingdomAccounting
Stripe Inc.510 Townsend Street San Francisco, CA 94103 United States.Getting, processing transactions by credit card on the webshop
Tide Platform Limited86-90 Paul Street, London, EC2A 4NEGetting, processing bank transactions
Google LLC.1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043 United StatesAnalytical cookies, data process
Webflow Inc.398 11th St., Floor 2, San Francisco, CA 94103. United StatesStorage provider, data process
Rackhost Zrt.6722 Szeged, Tisza Lajos körút 41. (Hungary)Storage provider, Web domain


This Privacy Notice may be updated periodically and without prior notice to you to reflect changes in our Personal Data practices.  For significant changes, we will notify you by posting a prominent notice on our Services indicating at the top of the Notice when it was most recently updated. 



Headquarters: Sealed Empire Ltd. 8 Tideway House, Strafford St, London, E14 8LX
Company registration number: 1341
Name of the registering court: HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) (GOV.UK)
VAT number (UTR): 28324 22122
Phone number: +44 77 2937 9368
E-mail: hello@sealedbooks.com or sealedempire@gmail.com