Privacy Policy

1. Introduction

1.1    Harper Stein, part of The Beckett Group International Ltd and from here forward named Harper Stein, is committed to safeguarding the privacy of our visitors and users; this policy explains how we will treat personal and private information.


2. Personal information

2.1    You may be asked for personal information as well as information being automatically collected and stored such as:

(a)    private information you personally provide to Harper Stein such as your; name, postal address, email address, gender, DOB, preferences, interests etc. This is provided through the registration process upon invitation. This information may also be used for the purpose of subscribing to our email newsletters providing you opt in for this service.

(b)    electronic information about your computer such as your IP address, location, browser version, length of visit and the pages you visit.

(c)    information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us or send through our website (including [the communication content and metadata associated with the communication); and

(d)    all other personal information that you choose to provide to Harper Stein.

2.2    Before disclosing any personal information of another person, you must obtain that person’s consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with this policy. Harper Stein does not accept liability for any personal information passed to them by a third party.


3. Using personal information

3.1    Personal information submitted to Harper Stein through the website will be used for the purposes specified in this policy.

3.2    Harper Stein may use your personal information to:

(a)    fundamentally provide matchmaking services to you;

(b)    enable you to personally use the services available including private invite only pages;

(c)    send you requested brochures or further information;

(d)    send you non-marketing communications via email and through the post;

(e)    send you email notifications or email newsletter which has been requested. You can unsubscribe to these at any time through the link provided in the email.

(f)    provide third parties with statistical information about users and members. Those third parties will not be able to identify any individual user from that information;

(g)    deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to our website;

(h)    keep our website secure and prevent fraud; and

(i)     if specifically requested, provide by sale personal informational to matchmaking agencies so that the individual can be considered as a match for their members. This is an extended service.

3.3    You will not be supplying personal information for publication on the Harper Stein website. Should you wish to provide a testimonial we will authorize this and publish only limited information.

3.4    We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party’s direct marketing.


4. Disclosing personal information

4.1    Harper Stein will disclose personal information to its employees, and officers as reasonably necessary to provide a service. Additionally it may disclose personal information to insurers, advisers, ambassadors or subcontractors. This is in line with our non-disclosure agreement.

4.2    We may disclose your personal information:

(a)    to the extent that we are required to do so by law;

(b)    in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;

(c)    in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);

(d)   to individuals reasonably believed to be applying to a court for disclosure of personal information where, in the reasonable opinion of Harper Stein, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information to avoid public disclosure.

4.3    Unless requested, Harper Stein will not sell or provide your personal information to third parties.


5. Retaining personal information

5.1    This Section 5 sets out our policy on data retention. These are created to help ensure that Harper Stein comply with legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal information.

5.2    Personal information that Harper Stein process for any purpose(s) shall be kept indefinitely unless the user requests for this to be deleted and destroyed.

5.3    Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 5, we will retain documents (including electronic documents) containing personal data:

(a)    to the extent that we are required to do so by law;

(b)    if we believe that the documents may be relevant to any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings; and

(c)    in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk).


6. Security of personal information

6.1    Harper Stein will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

6.2    Harper Stein will store all the personal information provided on our secure (password- and firewall-protected) servers.

6.3    You, as the user, acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.


7. Amendments

7.1    Harper Stein may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website without notice.

7.2    You, as the user, are required to check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.


8. Your rights

8.1    You may instruct Harper Stein to provide you with any personal information we hold about you; provision of such information will be subject to:

(a)    the payment of an admin fee (currently fixed at GBP 75.00); and

(b)    the supply of two forms of ID one providing your photograph and the other providing the registered address we hold for you. Photocopies will be accepted if certified by a solicitor.

8.2    Harper Stein may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law.

8.3    You may instruct us at any time not to process your personal information for marketing purposes.

8.4    In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.


9. Third party websites

9.1    Our website includes hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites.

9.2    Harper Stein have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of third parties.


10. Updating information

10.1  Please let us know if the personal information that we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated. This is a requirement as part of our service – should this not be updated, termination of complimentary or paid services can be administered without notice or refund.


Copyright notice

1. Contact

1.1    If you have any questions about this copyright notice please contact us


2. Copyright notice

2.1    Copyright © 2016 Harper Stein.

2.2    Subject to the express provisions of this notice:

(a)    we, together with our licensors, own and control all the copyright and other intellectual property rights in our website and the material on our website; and

(b)    all the copyright and other intellectual property rights in our website and the material on our website are reserved.


3. Copyright licence

3.1    You may:

(a)    view pages from our website in a web browser;

(b)    download pages from our website for caching in a web browser;

(c)    print pages from our website; and

(d)    stream audio and video files from our website, 

subject to the other provisions of this notice.

3.2    Except as expressly permitted by the other provisions of this notice, you must not download any material from our website or save any such material to your computer.

3.3    You may only use our website for your own personal use, and you must not use our website for any other purposes.

3.4    Except as expressly permitted by this notice, you must not edit or otherwise modify any material on our website.

3.5    Unless you own or control the relevant rights in the material, you must not:

(a)    republish material from our website (including republication on another website);

(b)    sell, rent or sub-license material from our website;

(c)    show any material from our website in public;

(d)    exploit material from our website for a commercial purpose; or

(e)    redistribute material from our website, save to the extent expressly permitted by this notice.


4. Acceptable use

4.1    You must not:

(a)    use our website in any way or take any action that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the performance, availability or accessibility of the website;

(b)    use our website in any way that is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity;

(c)    use our website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software; or

(d)    conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to our website without our express written consent.


5. Report abuse

5.1    If you learn of any unlawful material or activity on our website, or any material or activity that breaches this notice, please let us know.

5.2    You can let us know about any such material or activity by emailing


6. Enforcement of copyright

6.1    We take the protection of our copyright very seriously.

6.2    If we discover that you have used our copyright materials in contravention of the licence set out in this notice, we may bring legal proceedings against you, seeking monetary damages and/or an injunction to stop you using those materials. You could also be ordered to pay all associated legal costs.


7. Permissions

7.1    You may request permission to use the copyright materials on our website by writing to us by email or post, using the contact details published on the website.