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What personal data is being collected, why and how?
If you subscribe to www.craftaholique.com’s newsletter, this site will receive your name, email address and IP address, which will be used to email you to let you know about the latest blog posts on www.craftaholique.com, and to inform you about any craft related news, opinions, goods or services that you may be interested in. As an example, you might receive emails with details on craft tutorials, beading patterns, handmade products or craft supplies that you may like, subscriber surveys, etc. You may also be emailed on special occasions, for example, to wish you a Merry Christmas!
You can leave a comment without leaving your name and email address if you choose.
www.craftaholique.com uses WordPress “plugins” to identify that you are a real visitor or commenter and not a robot, spammer or hacker. To verify this, these plugins capture personal data such as your IP address (along with your name and email address if you input these details into a comment form).
You may choose to email www.craftaholique.com with an enquiry. This site will then use your name, email address and any other personal data you’ve shared to communicate with you.
Embedded content and third-party websites
www.craftaholique.com contains links to third-party websites that you might find interesting or useful. Please note that www.craftaholique has no access or control over third-party websites and isn’t responsible for your data and privacy if you click through to another website from here. Please take time to read third-party websites’ privacy and cookie policies to understand how your personal data will be used.
What lawful basis is being used for collecting and processing your personal data?
Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), www.craftaholique.com is required to choose a lawful basis for collecting and processing your data.
For data relating to newsletter subscriptions, www.craftaholique.com relies on the legal basis of “consent” as your explicit consent will be needed in order to email you.
For data collected via blog commenting, email communications, this website’s plugins, and cookies, www.craftaholique.com relies on the legal basis of “legitimate interest” as processing this data is believed to be serve the best interests of visitors and this site.
Where will your personal data be stored?
This site uses MailChimp, a third-party email client, to send newsletter emails to subscribers. Your data in this respect is collected via MailChimp’s sign-up form and stored in their servers, which are based in the United States (the legal ground for transferring EU citizen’s data out of the EU is an adequacy decision).
Your personal data captured via leaving a comment on blog posts is stored in this website’s database, on a cloud server run by a UK web hosting provider, TSO Host.
When you contact this site, your data will be stored on the site owner’s PC within an email system and in a smartphone device.
Your personal data collected by this site’s plugins is stored in this website’s database and on the relevant plugin provider’s servers.
Who will your personal data be shared with?
Your personal data in respect of subscribing to Craftaholique’s newsletter will be shared with MailChimp who uses tracking technologies such as cookies and web beacons to carry out data collection and processing.
Your data in relation to commenting on a blog post or via contacting this site will not be routinely shared with anyone else.
Any data collected from plugins when you visit this site is shared with the relevant plugin providers to help them monitor and reduce spam activity on this site and protect it from being hacked.
The only other times that your data may be shared is if this site is required to divulge such information by law or if www.craftaholique.com transfers to new ownership, in which case your personal data may be disclosed as part of this transaction and only to the extent permitted by law.
Data pertaining to some cookies may be shared with relevant third parties such as advertising partners and Google Analytics.
How is your data being protected?
The system used for email communications (Microsoft Office 365 for Business) complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. In addition, a sufficient antivirus package has been installed onto the site owner’s PC and on their smartphone. This identifies any potential threats through regular scans and provides alerts when any plugins this site uses requires an update, therefore reducing the risk of cyber-attacks. The site owner’s smartphone is protected with fingerprint authorisation technology and a pin, and it has a tracking feature to enable swift location and retrieval in the event that it is lost or stolen.
How long will your data be retained for?
If you become a blog subscriber, www.craftaholique.com will retain your personal data until you no longer wish to receive emails from this site or until this site shuts down. In the latter case, your data will be deleted at that point.
Any email correspondence from you may be kept for up to one year, as a record of your enquiry and to identify you if you get in touch again.
Any personal data relating to a comment left by you on a blog post will be kept as long as this blog is up and running (indefinitely), or until you inform www.craftaholique.com that you no longer wish to have your data included.
The cookies used on this site have various expiration dates. But you can clear these from your browser at any time.
How will collecting this information affect you?
In relation to data collected for Craftaholique’s newsletter, this site will be able to keep you up-to-date with the latest blog posts from www.craftaholique.com and any craft-related content or offers you may be interested in. www.craftaholique.com promises not to spam you or use your data in any other way.
You shouldn’t be affected by leaving a comment on a blog post or by browsing this site, however, please note that all websites can be hacked. With that said, www.craftaholique.com has taken every precaution to prevent this from happening by using WordFence to optimise this website’s security.
Your personal data rights
You have a right to access, edit or remove your personal data from this site’s records at any time.
As a www.craftaholique.com blog subscriber, you can access your data whenever you wish. Simply click the links at the bottom of one of Craftaholique’s newsletters, where you can access and edit your personal data or unsubscribe directly within MailChimp, or alternatively, just email info(at)craftaholique.com to request any changes.
If you unsubscribe from this site’s newsletter, your data won’t be automatically deleted. It will be kept on file to ensure that you’ll never be re-added in the future. If you change your mind and decide you want to subscribe again, you can do so at a later date. You have a right to be forgotten, so if you decide you want to delete your data completely from www.craftaholique.com’s subscriber database, even after unsubscribing, please get in touch by email at the above address.
If you’d like to make changes to a blog comment, or if you want a previous comment (or your emails to www.craftaholique.com) removed completely, please just ask. www.craftaholique.com will happily fulfil your request.
An important note about children’s information
www.craftaholique.com believes it is important to provide added protection for children online. If you are a parent or guardian, please spend time online with your children to observe, participate in and/or monitor and guide their online activity.
www.craftaholique.com does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that www.craftaholique.com has in its database the personally-identifiable information of a child under the age of 16, please get in touch immediately by email and this site will promptly locate and remove such information from its records.
How to make a data privacy complaint
www.craftaholique.com only processes the personal data that is deemed necessary for this site to keep up and running and to optimise your browsing experience. However, if you’re unhappy about the way your data is being used, please get in touch in the first instance with your concerns.
If after discussing your concerns with www.craftaholique.com, you’re still unhappy, you may contact the UK Information Commissioners Office here.
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