Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

The Funny Book Company is owned and managed by Howard Matthews, trading as The Funny Book Company. The address is 60 Dalton House, Windsor Avenue, London SW19 2RR. Email

The data controller is Howard Matthews.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments and Reviews

When visitors leave comments and reviews 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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Links to other websites

Articles and links to items for sale on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We do not use analytics software to track you across the web, we only look at what you do on, for example which pages you visit and what you buy.

Where we provide links to other retailers, such as Amazon, we only receive anonymised sales data from these vendors.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with other companies, except for the purpose of running The Funny Book Company website and selling books, ebooks and any other products which we may bring to market. We will never sell your data.

Our webhost partner, SiteGround, processes data on our site for the purpose of providing the services of The Funny Book Company to you. SiteGround’s Privacy Policy can be found at

Credit card information is processed by our payment partner Stripe; We do not store credit card details. Stripe’s Privacy Policy can be found at

We may also share your anonymised data with colleagues and business consultants for the purpose of improving out business.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, 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. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments will be checked through an automated spam detection service.

The Funny Book Company uses WooCommerce to provide an online shop. When you make a purchase WooCommerce retains:

  • What products a customer ordered and when
  • Name, e-mail address, and phone number provided by the customer
  • Billing (and optionally: shipping) address entered by the customer
  • A note about payment method used by the customer

This information is stored in the database of our website host SiteGround. SiteGround is fully compliant with GDPR.

If you wish to make a purchase through our site, you will be directed to Stripe for physical goods or Amazon for ebooks (or any other digital retail partners we may add in future), to process the payment and complete the purchase.

Your contact information

Your contact information is only used for the purpose of maintaining a registered account, if you wish to have one, and for dispatching purchases. If you store addresses other than your own in your account, we assume you have permission to send goods to that address. We may use your information to contact you about an order.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Our web host provider SiteGround provides industry standard protection. Security Measures include measures to provide encrypted transmission of customer data outside the Service environment; to help ensure ongoing confidentiality, integrity, availability and resilience of SiteGround’s systems and services; to help restore timely access to Customer Data from an available backup copy, provided either by SiteGround Backup Services or Customer’s own backup copy following an incident; and for regular testing of effectiveness. SiteGround may update or modify the Security Measures from time to time provided that such updates and modifications do not result in the degradation of the overall security of the Services.

Our payment gateway provider Stripe uses encryption and is certified to the highest level available in the payment processing industry.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Our webhost partner SiteGround implements and maintains appropriate technical and organizational Security Measures for the Processing of Personal Data. In the event of a breach, SiteGround will notify the Funny Book Company and we will notify customers as soon as possible.

Our payment gateway provider Stripe uses a fraud prevention system and encryption to ensure payments are secure. In the event of a data breach, Stripe will notify the Funny Book Company and we will notify customers as soon as possible.

What third parties we receive data from

The Funny Book Company receives data from:

SiteGround – about a customer’s visit to the website

Jetpack about spam and virus detection

Stripe about payment status for customer orders

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We only use customer data to service orders and track order trends.