Privacy Policy


Note: While every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy, this English translation is provided for guidance only. The Russian version of the Policy is definitive.

1. General Provisions

1.1 This policy on the processing of personal data has been drawn up in accordance with the requirements of Russian Federal Law of 27 July 2006. No. 152-FZ “On Personal Data” and specifies the procedure for processing personal data and measures to ensure the security of personal data to be used by the ANO Rare Books from St. Petersburg Publishing House (hereinafter – the Operator).
1.2 The Operator sets as its most important goal and condition for the realization of its activities the observance of human and citizen’s rights and freedoms during the processing of personal data, including the inviolability of private life, personal and family privacy.
1.3 This policy of the Operator on the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as the Policy) applies to all information that the Operator may obtain about visitors to the website
2. The Main Concepts Used in the Policy

2.1. Automated processing of personal data shall mean the processing of personal data using information technology.
2.2. Blocking of personal data shall mean the temporary cessation of the processing of personal data (except in cases where processing is necessary to clarify personal data).
2.3. Website shall mean the entire set of graphic and information material, as well as the computer programs and databases required to make this available on the Internet at
2.4. Information system for personal data shall mean the entire set of personal data contained in databases and the information technologies and hardware required to process it.
2.5 Depersonalization of personal data shall mean operations, the result of which makes it impossible to determine without the use of additional information whether personal data belong to a specific user or other subject of personal data.
2.6. Processing of personal data shall mean any action (operation) or set of actions (operations) performed on personal data with or without automation, including the gathering, recording, systematization, accumulation, storage, clarification (updating, amendment), extraction, use, transfer (distribution, provision, access), depersonalization, blocking, deletion and destruction of personal data.
2.7. Operator shall mean a state body, municipal authority, legal entity or natural person that, independently or together with others, organizes and/or carries out the processing of personal data, and also one that determines the purposes of processing personal data, the structure of personal data subject to processing, and actions (operations) performed on the personal data.
2.8. Personal data shall mean any information relating directly or indirectly to an identified or identifiable user of the website
2.9. User shall mean any visitor to the website.
2.10. Provision of personal data shall mean actions directed towards the disclosure of personal data to a specific person or a specific circle of persons.
2.11. Dissemination of personal data shall mean any actions directed towards the disclosure of personal data to a non-specific circle of persons (transfer of personal data) or towards acquainting a non-specific circle of persons with personal data, including publication of personal data in the mass media, placement on information and telecommunication networks, or provision of access to personal data in any other way.
2.12. Cross-border transfer of personal data shall mean the transfer of personal data to the territory of a foreign country, to a foreign governmental authority, foreign natural person or foreign legal entity.
2.13. Destruction of personal data shall mean any action as a result of which personal data is irretrievably destroyed, rendering it impossible to subsequently restore the contents of personal data within the personal data information system, and/or as a result of which physical media carrying personal data are destroyed.
3. The operator may process the following personal data of the User
3.1. Full name, e-mail address, telephone numbers.
3.2 The website also collects and processes depersonalized data about visitors (including cookies) with the help of Internet statistical/counter services (Yandex Metrica, Google Analytics, etc.).
3.3. The data listed above is described in the text of the Policy hereinafter using the general term “Personal Data”.

4. Purposes of processing personal data

4.1 The purpose of processing the User’s personal data is to inform the User by sending out e-mails.
4.2 The Operator shall also be entitled to send the User notifications about new products and services, special offers and various events. The User may at any time unsubscribe from such information messages by sending an e-mail to the Operator at with the subject line “Unsubscribing from announcements of new products and services and special offers”.
4.3. Depersonalized data about Users obtained through Internet statistical services is used to gather general information about Users’ actions on the website, to improve the quality of the website and its content.
5. Legal grounds for processing personal data
5.1 The Operator processes the personal data of the User only if it is filled in and/or submitted by the User using the special forms placed on the website By filling in the relevant forms and/or submitting the personal data to the Operator, the User expresses his/her consent to this Policy.
5.2 The Operator processes depersonalized data about the User if that is permitted within the settings of the User’s browser (i.e., the saving of cookies and use of JavaScript technology is enabled).

6. Procedure for the collecting, storage, transfer and other types of processing of personal data

6.1 The security of personal data processed by the Operator shall be provided by implementing the legal, organizational and technical measures necessary to fully comply with the requirements of current legislation in the field of personal data protection.
6.2 The Operator shall ensure the integrity of personal data and take all possible measures to deny unauthorized persons access to personal data.
6.3 The User’s personal data will never under any circumstances be passed on to third parties, except in cases of conforming to current legislation.
6.4. In the event of inaccuracies in personal data being discovered, the User can update them on his/her intiative by giving notice to the Operator at the Operator’s e-mail address with the subject line “Updating of personal data”.
6.5 The period for the processing of personal data shall be unlimited. The User can withdraw his/her consent to the processing of personal data at any time by giving notice to the Operator at the Operator’s e-mail address with the subject line “Withdrawal of consent to the processing of personal data”.

7. Processing personal information using cookies and counters

7.1. Cookies present on the User’s device for any reason may be used by the Operator to provide the User with personalized use options, for targeting/ sending information/advertising that is shown to the User, as well as for statistical and research purposes.
7.2 The User is aware that his/her device and the software being used may have the function of prohibiting operations with cookies (for all websites or for certain websites), as well as removing cookies previously received.
7.3 The Operator shall be entitled to determine that the provision of certain options to the User is possible only if the acceptance and receipt of cookies is permitted by the User.
7.4. The structure of the cookie file, its content and technical parameters are determined at the discretion of the Operator and may be changed without prior notification to the User.
7.5 Counters inserted by the Operator may be used for the analysis of the User’s cookie files, for the collection and processing of statistical information and other purposes. The technical operating parameters of the counters are determined by the Operator and may be changed without prior notification to the User.

8. Cross-border transfer of personal data

8.1 Prior to commencing the cross-border transfer of personal data, the Operator must ensure that the foreign country to whose territory the transfer of personal data is to be made provides reliable protection of the rights of the subjects of personal data.
8.2 Cross-border transfer of personal data to the territory of foreign states that do not meet the above requirements may be carried out only if the subject of the personal data has agreed in writing to the cross-border transfer of his/her personal data and/or implementation of a contract, to which the subject of personal data is a party.

9. Changes to the Privacy Policy. Applicable law

9.1 The Operator shall have the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy.
9.2. This Policy and relations between the User and the Operator arising from the implementation of the Privacy Policy shall be subject to the law of the Russian Federation.
10. Feedback. Rights and obligations of the Parties
10.1. The User may send any suggestions or questions regarding this Policy to the following address: 32 Millionnaya Ulitsa, St. Petersburg, 191186, or else by telephone +7 (812) 312-77-08 or e-mail to
10.2. The User of the Operator's website has rights defined by the provisions of current legislation of the Russian Federation.
10.3. The User shall be prohibited from:
       - performing mass mailing of messages
       - using software or performing actions aimed at disrupting the normal functioning of the technology and equipment of the Operator
       - publishing or distributing through the website, or otherwise deploying, viruses, trojans and other malicious software
       - placing commercial or political advertisements on the website
       - performing other actions that may harm the Operator, third parties or other Users.