Last updated – 3rd November, 2022
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
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 with your first name and email address
– when you place an order
– when you submit a comment
– when you fill out and submit information using the contact form with your name and email address
Information Automatically Collected
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.
Your name and email address is stored by Mail Chimp only when you have subscribed (opted in) to receive the email newsletter.
This site uses Google Analytics. Cookies may be used by Google Analytics, to read 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. You can turn off this access by installing the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser add-on.
To provide you with more relevant ads this site uses ad personalisation. This can be turned off (directly using the Google My Add Center). Adverts will still appear on the site, however, they will be less relevant or useful and Google will not be using your search and browsing history to display a relevant ad. Google will still collect cookies to serve even non-personalised ads on this website.
Find out more about how Google uses personal data by visiting the Google Privacy and Terms site.
Companies that assist in the delivery of my products and services, for example Royal Mail.
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.
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.
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.