Privacy Policy

The ‘Squishy McFluff’ website is owned and operated by Faber and Faber Ltd:

Bloomsbury House
74-77 Great Russell Street
United Kingdom

If you have any questions about this website or this Privacy Policy, please contact us in writing on the above address, or by emailing

About this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy will tell you how Faber and Faber Ltd will collect, store and use any information which you provide on the ‘Squishy McFluff’ website. This includes your name and email address, and any other details you may provide. Please read this policy carefully and show it to your parent/guardian before submitting any personal information.

By submitting personal information to ‘Squishy McFluff’ you or your parent/guardian agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

The information we collect

We do not ask children to disclose any more information than is reasonably necessary for them to participate in the activities available on this website. We would like them to be able to take part in the full range of activities, and as such, we will at times ask for certain personal information.

We will need to collect an email address and first name when users:

  • Sign up for the Squishy mailing list
  • Upload photos to the ‘Draw a picture of your invisible cat’ gallery
  • Enter competitions that we may run from time to time

If a user is under the age of 13, we ask that a parent or guardian provide their email address in the address field, which also acts as consent to the child using this website.

How we use your personal information

Faber and Faber Ltd will not disclose personal information gathered on this website to any third parties without the prior consent of you or your parent/guardian.

By providing an email address through the mailing list form, you give us permission to send you email updates about the website and Pip Jones’ Squishy McFluff books. You can unsubscribe from this service at any time by clicking on the ‘unsubscribe’ link found at the bottom of any email communications.

The email address you provide when uploading pictures or entering competitions, will only be used to send you an automated email response notifying you that your content has been successfully received. If your content is published online, we will display only your first name.

We will take all reasonable steps to protect any information provided from theft, alteration or unauthorized inspection. Besides what is described in this Privacy Policy, we will not store any personal information obtained from children through this website in a retrievable form.

Children under the age of 13

Children under the age of 13 are instructed to ask a parent or guardian to provide their email address when signing up to the Squishy mailing list or submitting content, which acts as consent for the child to use this website.

Children over the age of 13

Children over the age of 13 will be allowed to give consent personally, and submit their own email address, and we will protect all submitted information in line with this Privacy Policy.

We encourage parents to get involved with children’s online usage and to be aware of the activities in which they are engaging, particularly with a view to safeguarding their privacy when using any interactive services online. For more information on having fun and staying safe online, we recommend a visit to the Think U Know website.


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