Privacy Policy

Last updated – 22nd July, 2018

Hello and welcome. This website is run by myself, Hannah Sweet, within the information below I detail the way in which any personal data from yourself may be collected, processed or stored, and how. If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me.

hannah (at) sweetmeanders.co.uk

General Overview

Privacy and data protection is taken extremely seriously on Sweet Meanders. Please note that your details have never, and will never be sold or rented to any 3rd parties and you retain the right to view, edit or delete any data.

Information Voluntarily Given

This information is obtained by you the user after interacting with the site by means of completion of a form etc. this includes:

– when you subscribe to the mailing list
– when you place an order
– when you submit a comment
– when you fill out and submit information using the contact form

Information Automatically Collected

General information will be automatically obtained when you use sweetmeanders.co.uk, this includes your operating system, browser type, pages viewed on sweetmeanders.co.uk, referring websites, dates and times of access, links clicked. This information is anonymous and is obtained only to view trends which can help in improving the content this website provides. Please refer to the ‘Right to be Forgotten’ section of this Privacy Policy for information on how you can access or delete your information.

Cookies

Cookies are small files of data that are created by websites and stored within your web browser.

Cookies are used on this website to help optimise the user experience, examples include remembering your name and email after commenting within a post, when you return to the site to leave another comment your details may be remembered.

This site uses them to help with remembering user information (name and email) and also information about how you use the site.

Cookies can be disabled within your browser settings, but sites will often recommend against this as it can inhibit the functionality of a site.

How the information collected may be used:

A list of ways in which the information collected (voluntarily or automatically) will be used:

– general optimisation and site maintenance

– to send emails (newsletters)

– to reply to your enquiries and comments

– to track and analyse site statistics

– to help with any third party investigation deemed necessary to protect myself and others from illegal activity.

Third party use of personal data

Your personal data has never, and will never be sold or rented to any 3rd parties. Your information may be shared with third parties to provide additional services to the website, for example postal services to complete an order.

MailChimp

Your name and email address is stored by Mail Chimp only when you have subscribed (opted in) to receive the email newsletter.

Google Analytics

Cookies may be used by Google Analytics, your IP address and information regarding your location and pages accessed. This data is collected and stored by Google Analytics. Your IP address is encoded and will not be visible to me. Data collected via Google Analytics allows me to analyse general trends and web traffic as a whole.

Other

Companies that assist in the delivery of my products and services, for example Royal Mail.

Links

Other websites that are linked to or from sweetmeanders.co.uk will be subject to their own privacy policy.

Email Subscribers

This site uses an opt in email sign up form. Should you decide you no longer wish to receive these updates and emails, an unsubscribe button will be present at the bottom of each email where you will be able to unsubscribe from the email list.

I collect your name and email address when you opt in to my email list. This data is held in MailChimp.

Contact Form

If you have sent a message via the contact form on this website, your name, email address and message will be collected. This information is held within WPForms in WordPress. This information is obtained to allow me to contact you regarding your query.

Your data will remain secure, and your email will not be added to the site marketing list, unless you opt in via the actual subscribe form.

Comments

To submit a comment on sweetmeanders.co.uk a name and email address must be given, this is a step in helping to reduce any spam or harmful comments. Your name and comment will be publicly visible, however your email address will not.

Acceptance of these terms

By using sweetmeanders.co.uk you are consenting to the use of your personal data as detailed above. If you find that you do not agree with the terms listed, please refrain from using this website.

Right to be forgotten

You have the right to view, edit and delete any personal data held by this website, please get in contact if you wish to view, edit or delete any data.

This privacy policy relates solely to this website.