Privacy Policy

At Amia, we are committed to protecting the privacy of anyone using our site and the confidentiality/security of any information that you provide us with. The purpose of this policy is to set out how we collect and use any personal information that you may supply to us.

Data Protection Act 1998 (the "Act")

Janet Shankar (trading as AmiaOnline) will comply with the Act in all dealings with your personal data. I am the data controller for the purposes of such Act.

Use and Collection of Personal Information

You may choose to visit our website and access some parts of our magazine without telling us who you are and without revealing any information about yourself.

If, however, you choose to register with us in order to obtain additional free content, you will be asked to provide certain key information such as your name, contact details and email address. We will store this data and hold it on computer or in other forms.

We may use information that you provide:

(a) To register you with our website and to administer it;

(b) For customer service purposes e.g. marketing/customer analysis, to enable us to review, develop and improve our services in line with our customer needs;

(c) If you contact us, to keep a record of such correspondence;

(d) To process any orders that you place with us and carry out any contracts and agreements between us;

(e) To notify you of any changes to our services; and

(f) To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.

Please note that if you subscribe to the magazine you will be asked to supply your credit or debit card information.

Important Note: We do not store credit/debit card details nor do we share customer credit/debit card details with any 3rd parties.

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration [and to report aggregate information to our advertisers]. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

We may also use your data, or permit selected third parties to use your data, to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you and we or they may contact you about these by post or telephone.

If you are an existing customer, we will only contact you by electronic means (e-mail or SMS) with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale to you. If you are a new customer, and where we permit selected third parties to use your data, we (or they) will contact you by electronic means only if you have consented to this.

If you do not want us to use your data in this way [,or to pass your details on to third parties for marketing purposes,] please tick the relevant box situated on the form on which we collect your data (the [order form or registration form]).


There is a technology called "cookies" which may be used by us to provide you with, for example, customised information from our website. A cookie is an element of data that a website can send to your browser which may then store it on your system. The cookies we use are "analytical" cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they are using it. If you wish, you can usually adjust your browser so that your computer does not accept cookies.

Please remember cookies do not contain confidential information such as your home address, telephone number or credit card details. We do not exchange information that we obtain by way of cookies with any third party websites or external data suppliers.

[Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.]


Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

To ensure the security of your transaction, we use SSL technology. This means that on any page where you enter personal information such as credit card details, the information sent to us is encrypted to safeguard your details. (Encryption prevents other internet users from accessing this information.)

Disclosure of Your Information

We may disclose your personal information to third parties:


You have the right to see personal data (as defined under the Data Protection Act) that we keep about you upon receipt of a written request. Any request should be sent to Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

Any changes we may make to our Privacy Policy in the future will be posted on this page.


Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to


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