MMMporium is a sole proprietor business run by the Mercia McMahon. It is headquartered in London and so comes under English law, which includes European Union law in relation to online privacy. This privacy document explains that MMMporium.com uses no cookies and that the only third party cookies are session cookies triggered when you click on an advert or affiliate link. Session cookies necessary for the purpose of completing a transaction that you request is exempt from the European Union cookie law. As MMMporium does not use geo-location software the visitor experience is the same whether or not the site visitor is based in the European Union.
Staying on MMMporium.com
MMMporium runs a variety of websites that are hosted by Smarthosting on servers based in London, England. Despite this all files used for this website is part of this domain. Stylsheets and images are hosted on each website rather than a common file being accessed from one site. Links will usually go to other sites, although occasionally a link is linking to another page on MMMporium.com. To discover where a link is going hover over it with your mouse and the target address will be shown in the status bar at the bottom of most web browsers.
No User Accounts
MMMporium.com does not permit visitors to sign up as authenticated users or members. As a result no personal data is submitted and therefore no personal data is retained. There are no plans to allow user accounts on MMMporium websites in the future.
Comments and Emails
Comments cannot be posted on MMMporium.com. The one area where a site visitor's data is retained is when a user communicates with the sites by via the email links. The email address is also hosted by Smarthosting servers in London and are not forwarded anywhere else. Smarthosting is an English registered company (registration number 9101547) and so your communications are not liable to information suits via the United States court system as the information is neither stored in the United States nor is it stored by a United States owned company.
Some links to books and other products from MMMporium websites are affiliate advertising links that help to fund this website. In addition some banner adverts, e.g., from Amazon or Smarthosting, are also affiliate advertising links. There is no cost to you from these affiliate links as they are a form of advertising by the retailer who pays MMMporium a commission if you make a purchase No information about you is retained by MMMporium when you click on an affiliate link, although the advertiser will place a cookie in your browser to record that you clicked the advert or link on an MMMporium website. None of your personal information is revealed to MMMporium, although the advertisers report anonymously what was bought as that determines what MMMporium earns. For further information consult the privacy policies on the retailer websites. If you have told your browser to reject all cookies or third party cookies then the affiliate link should still work, but MMMporium will not earn any advertising income, which is fine by us.
The current affiliate contracts held by MMMporium are with Amazon.co.uk, Apple, Dreamstime, Rakuten Kobo, Smarthosting, and Smashwords. None of these companies are endorsing MMMporium's websites, products or services, they are merely allowing MMMporium to participate in their affiliate programme. MMMporium is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk.
No Contextual Advertising
Some MMMporium websites used contextual advertising in the past through Google Adsense, but this was stopped as this type of advertising monitors site visitors' behaviour and requires a cookie consent under the European Union cookie law. MMMporium judged that it was better for our site visitors to avoid intrusive cookie consent messages and so contextual advertising is no longer used.