I am committed to protecting and preserving the privacy of visitors when you visit my site or communicate electronically with me.
As part of running this website, I collect some anonymised information from you when you use this site, through Google Analytics. This includes information about traffic and location and is not information that identifies you as an individual. I use this information to help me understand how visitors are using my site, and where I can improve things.
To do this, Google Analytics installs small text files (“cookies”) on your computer, so that it knows whether you have visited before, and so it can keep track of what pages you look at while you are on my website – you can remove these at any time by clearing your cookies in your browser settings. No information is passed on to me that identifies you as an individual, and I only see information about the pages you view while you’re looking at pages on this site.
The site itself may also install a cookie – which can also be removed simply by clearing your cookies in your browser – to remember, for up to 24 hours, the contents of your shopping basket. Additional cookies will be installed if you log-in to the site, if you add items to your wishlist, or if you use the sharing tools provided on blog articles and products. These are to ensure the proper functioning of the site, and do not not pass on any information to me.
I collect personal information that you send to me, for example when you register for my newsletter, or when you purchase something, or when you send me an email. This will include information such as your name, your email address and your postal address. I do not have access to your credit/debit card details, as all payments are processed by PayPal.
I will only use this information I gather as set out above in the following ways:
1. To improve my website, ensuring it better serves the needs of my visitors;
2. To process and fill your order;
3. To send you my newsletter, where you have expressly signed up to receive this. This is not automatically done when you purchase – if you are interested in receiving this, please sign up at http://eepurl.com/jdiS.
Your personal information will be kept confidential and will never be sold or otherwise provided to advertisers or, in normal circumstances, anyone else. However, I may disclose your personal information to third parties where I believe I am legally required to do so. I keep your personal information for my records for as long as as is required for tax reasons when you purchase from me, or as necessary to deliver copies of my newsletter where you have signed up for this or answer any query you make.
You can request a copy of any personal information that I hold about you. Please note that any request for this information may be subject to a small charge to cover administrative costs. Please contact me if you wish to make such a request.