Interpretation
"We", "us" and "our" mean The Random House Group Limited and its group companies.
"You" and "your" mean the person using a Website under the Terms and this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy
This Privacy Policy, together with the Terms, sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you via this website will be processed by us. Please read this privacy policy carefully. By visiting the website you are accepting the terms of this privacy policy. It is our policy to act in accordance with current legislation and aim to meet current best practice with regard to the processing of personal data. We are registered as data controllers in the United Kingdom under the Data Protection Act 1998.
We take your online privacy seriously. You may visit this site anonymously as often as you like without providing any personally identifying information (such as your name, address or email address). We do not collect personally identifying information from you except when you specifically provide it, and we protect the information we receive. We do not generally link your name to cookies unless you specifically provide your name to us as part of surveys, competitions and newsletters, and we do not share it with third parties which are not affiliated with us without obtaining your consent first. Please read below for a further explanation of the information we gather and how we use it.

Collection of data and how information we hold about you can be used
In order to access this website, we do not require you to provide personal details. In order for you to use social media services in relation to the website (e.g. to share content or participate in discussions), you will need to log in to your social media account. We do not gather personally identifying information from your social media account. We do use analytics cookies to measure website usage, but all information we gather is anonymous and is not provided to third parties. By using the website, you consent to our gathering anonymous usage and analytical data (for more information, please see the “Cookies” section below).
You should be aware that if you disclose personal information in content that you provide for bulletin boards, forums or comment or review functions that information can be collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited messages from third parties. When using these functions, you should remember that you are legally liable for the material you post, including for libel, copyright infringement and any other liability (please see the Terms, which can be found here http://3secondsmystery.com/terms.php).

Storage and Disclosure of Personal Data
We will retain the data we hold concerning you for as long as it is necessary to do so. We will not disclose your personal data to authorised authorities without your consent unless we are required to do so under the law.

Cookies
Cookies are electronic tags that most websites place on your computer in the process of sending your computer a file, such as a web page. We use them as well. A cookie can tell us when a computer that has previously visited our site returns, and what pages it requests on each of its visits. Cookies help us keep track of how our visitors (or more accurately, their computers) use our site, including such things as the type of browser they use, the frequency of their visits and the pages that are most popular. They can help smooth your travel through our site by keeping track of information that has already been provided by your computer so that you do not need to re-enter it.
In no event does the cookie we place on your computer tell us anything about your visits to other websites (except those you enter through a link on our site), or your use of the internet in any other way. The cookies we use on this website are limited to tracking your progression through the puzzle section (so that your progress is not lost if you leave and come back later), and checking if you are logged into the exploration stage.
If you would still prefer not to receive any cookies, most browsers can be set to refuse cookies or to alert you when one is being sent. www.aboutcookies.org contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers and details on how to delete cookies from your computer. However, some portions of this site may not function properly if the cookies are disabled.

Links to other sites
Our site contains links to other sites that are not under our control, even though they may use the Random House name or logo on their site through an agreement with us. Such other sites do not necessarily follow our Privacy Policy, and may place their own cookies on your computer. This practice is standard on the Web. We do not control cookies placed on your computer by third parties whose advertising or links appear on our site.

Security of private information
We would like to be able to tell you that the personal information you provide us with is absolutely safe. Unfortunately, several well-publicised instances of computer security breaches make it impossible for anyone to be so confident. However we take reasonable steps to protect the information you provide us from theft, alteration or unauthorized inspection.

Parents and guardians
We encourage you to get involved with your children’s online usage and to be aware of the activities in which they are participating. We also ask you to check back here regularly to see what our latest policies are, particularly those relating to children. You should be aware that if your children voluntarily disclose their names, email addresses or other information on bulletin boards, forums, comment or review or other participatory areas of websites, such disclosures may result in unsolicited messages from other parties. We suggest that you discourage your child from providing such information on these Websites or elsewhere unless you are confident that the information will not be misused.