This Privacy Policy describes how I protect and make use of the information you give me when you use my website or do business with me. If you would like your details removed from my system at any time, please contact me. You can also contact me to ask any questions you may have about this policy.

I only gather information about individuals in order to provide products and services. These include handwoven items, weaving workshops (which may be booked online), blog posts and my occasional newsletter with details of forthcoming activities such as Open Studios.

What data do I gather?

I may collect the following information:

  • Name
  • Contact details (such as email address, mailing and/or billing address, telephone number)
  • Details of your purchase or workshop booking
  • Occasional survey data (to ascertain your experience of a workshop, for example)
  • Website usage data

Note that I do not gather or hold any financial details such as credit or debit cards. All online payments are taken via PayPal.

How do I use your data?

I use your data to deliver products and services relating to handweaving.

Specifically, I may use the data:

  • For my own internal records
  • To provide an item or a workshop you have purchased
  • To manage my mailing list and send newsletters – if you have opted in (I use MailChimp, a secure online service which has its own privacy policy here)
  • To contact you in response to a specific enquiry
  • To manage this website and my Cally Booker website

Note that blog post notifications are a service provided by WordPress.com

Storing and deleting your data

All my devices are password protected, and I use encrypted services where required e.g to backup essential business records. I only keep your data for as long as is necessary and then I delete it using file shredding (on my computer) or actual shredding (for paper records). This website and my Cally Booker website are protected with SSL certificates so that your details are kept secure whenever you make a booking or purchase online.

Cookies

Details of cookies used by my website can be found here. You can use your web browser’s cookie settings to determine how this website uses cookies. If you do not want cookies stored on your computer or device, you should set your web browser to refuse cookies (it should be noted that doing this can change the way the website will function). Unless you set your browser to refuse cookies, they will be issued each time you visit this website.

You control your data

If you decide that you no longer want to receive information from me you can

  • Contact me to request that your details be removed from my mailing list
  • Write to me at my studio (the address is given below)
  • Click on the ‘unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of any newsletter

You can manage your subscription to this and other blogs through your own account at WordPress.com or by clicking the ‘Manage Subscriptions’ link at the bottom of any blog post notification email.

I will never, ever sell your data! And I won’t share your details with anyone else, unless it is required by law.