Who we are

Manifold Press are publishers of works of fiction. This website exists to inform you about our books, our editorial board, and any open calls for submission we have available to authors. The website contains links to other sites. In particular, each page relating to one of our published works will contain links to retailers where you may purchase the book, and Goodreads where you may access further reviews of the work.
We will, from time to time, also use this website to share with you articles related to the themes of our published works, which we believe will be of interest to our readers. These posts may also contain links to other websites.

Personal data – what we collect and why

Personal data is collected by Manifold Press under the lawful basis of Contract – that is, we collect data necessary for us to provide our service to you.

There are three ways we collect data:

  1. Data submitted through forms – When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
  2. Data collected automatically – When visiting our website, your IP address will be recorded as part of our anti-spam measures. In order to better understand the needs of visitors to our website, we use web analytics services to gather anonymised information via standard tracking technologies.
  3. Data requested from authors upon acceptance of a submission – On acceptance of a submitted work, we will request details such as your legal name (if not the same as the name you write under), your street and/or postal address and details to enable us to make payment to you. This is in order to fulfil our obligations for financial record keeping and payment of royalties. We may also request information such as your social media handles, preferred pronouns and/or website address, which will be used in the promotion of your work.

Anti-spam, web analytics, comments, and Gravatar

We use a number of services provided by Automattic: Akismet, for anti-spam protection, JetPack, and Gravatar. Akismet and JetPack run automatically, Gravatar will only be accessed if you opt to use this service to share your profile picture when leaving a comment on our website.

The privacy notice relating to services provided by Automattic may be found here: https://automattic.com/privacy-notice/

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Marketing

Personal data collected when you sign up to our email newsletter is collected and processed under the lawful basis of Consent. Our mailing service provider is MailChimp and their privacy policy can be viewed here.

You may withdraw consent for this at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter.

What rights you have over your data

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you (“right to be forgotten”). To request this, please contact us by emailing forget@manifoldpress.co.uk This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Please note that UK law requires we keep financial records for a minimum of seven (7) years.