New Philosopher is dedicated to keeping your details private. Any information, we collect in relation to you, is kept strictly secured. We do not pass on/sell/swap any of your personal details with anyone. We use this information to identify your orders, provide you with our monthly newsletter (if applicable) and to personalise your shopping experience with us; that’s all. New Philosopher uses cookies to allow you to login to your account, maintain a shopping cart and to purchase items in your shopping cart. Cookies sent to your computer from New Philosopher only last while you’re browsing our website. We do not store persistent cookies on your computer. Cookies also allow us to give you a more personalised shopping experience by displaying products that interest you throughout our product pages, thus providing you with a more friendly, interesting and enjoyable shopping experience.

Whenever you use our web site, or any other web site, the computer on which the web pages are stored (the Web server) needs to know the network address of your computer so that it can send the requested web pages to your Internet browser. The unique network address of your computer is called its “IP address,” and is sent automatically each time you access any Internet site. From a computer’s IP address, it is possible to determine the general geographic location of that computer, but otherwise it is anonymous.

We do not keep a record of the IP addresses from which users access our site except where you have specifically provided us with information about yourself, in which case we also record your IP address for security purposes. An example of this would be when proceeding to a checkout to finalise an order you may wish to make. After completing the form provided, your IP address will be stored along with a transaction number that allows us to track your order.

New Philosopher strives to ensure that your privacy is always respected.

We will only collect information about you that we need to provide the various services we offer as well as related services – and will securely store your data, transmitting it in encrypted form.

Occasionally you may order products from The New Philosopher Shop, enter contests, vote in polls, subscribe to one of our services, or comment on articles and blog posts. When you do, we may ask for personal information such as your name, address, e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers, credit card details, or information about your preference for such things as products, or editorial.

You may occasionally provide us with information about other people – such as a person’s name and e-mail address to order a gift subscription or to buy a product. If you want it sent directly to the recipient, you may submit the recipient’s name, address, and telephone number.

Email Subscribers

When you sign up to our newsletters or email databases we retain your name and email address. This information may be used to provide email updates and other communications such as information about our shop.

If you ask us to delete your subscription, we will delete your information from our database, however we cannot guarantee that it will be deleted from backups.

Visiting the website

While the New Philosopher includes links to other websites, we can’t be responsible for the content or privacy policies of other websites.

Commenting on articles

When commenting on articles and blog posts, your comments appear on the Internet, so be careful of what you write. Although if requested we can remove your comments, they may remain visible via search engines or other archival systems.

To make a comment you must include an email address, which is stored on a secure server. The requirement of posting an email address is to discourage commerical spam and nuisance commentary.


We don’t place cookies, though we do use some third party services which may place cookies on your machine.

Shop Customers

When you buy from our shop, we collect information about you to fill your order, such as your name, address, email and the products you wish to buy. Your information is stored on a secure server. Sometimes we may use this information to contact you about New Philosopher events and other information.

When purchasing items from the shop, we may forward your information to third parties for services such as credit card processing and order fulfillment. While we will seek to require such third parties to follow appropriate privacy policies and will not authorise them to use this information except for the express purpose for which it is provided, New Philosopher. does not bear any responsibility for any actions or policies of third parties.

Security Policy: Credit card details

When purchasing from New Philosopher your financial details are passed through a secure server using the latest 128-bit SSL (secure sockets layer) encryption technology.128-bit SSL encryption is approximated to take at least one trillion years to break, and is the industry standard. If you have any questions regarding our security policy, please contact our customer support centre at subscriptions {at}

Magazine Subscribers

When you subscribe to New Philosopher magazine, we collect information about you that is necessary for us to fulfil your subscription. This information can include your name, address, phone number, email address and, if you are paying by direct debit, your bank account details.

Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorised disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Notice.