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Craft Courses Limited Privacy Policy

Last updated October 2018

Craft Courses Limited and its owners want you to feel secure throughout your visiting experience on www.craftcourses.com. This privacy policy explains how we collect, use, communicate, disclose and otherwise make use of your personal information.

Contact & Communication

We collect and store the information you provide when you register with us, sign up to our newsletter, purchase gift vouchers, post reviews or make enquiries to course providers.

Any enquiries you submit for the attention of course providers are emailed directly to them and we keep a copy. This is done for the purpose of them being able to respond to your enquiry or booking request. We/our course providers use any information you give us to provide you with further details about a course or to assist us in answering your questions or queries. We may also use your email address to send you our newsletter, if you have chosen to receive it (and you can unsubscribe at any time).

We keep your personal information until it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998.

Email Newsletter

Our email newsletter informs subscribers about our courses and services. You can subscribe here. Some subscriptions may be manually processed through prior written agreement with the user.

If you no longer wish to receive our email newsletter, you can use the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any newsletter or contact newsletters@craftcourses.com at any time.

Newsletter subscriptions are taken in compliance with UK Spam Laws detailed in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003. All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely. Newsletter mailings and subscriptions are managed via Mailchimp (a third party company), so the information you provide will be transferred to them for processing in accordance with their Privacy Policy and Terms.

You may request a copy of personal information held about you by this website's email newsletter program. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to the business address on the contact page of this website.

Emails sent by this website or its owners may contain tracking facilities. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Tracked activity may include the opening and forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email, and the times, dates and frequency of activity; note that this is not a comprehensive list. This information is used to refine future email campaigns and provide subscribers with more relevant content based around their activity.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are small files saved to your computer’s hard drive that track, save and store information about your use of a website. This allows the website, through its server, to provide you with a tailored experience.

This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information. You can read Google's privacy policy here for further information [ http:// www.google.com/privacy.html ].

If you wish to deny the use and saving of cookies onto your computer, use your web browser’s security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.

We use cookies on this website to:

- Store information regarding whether you’re logged into the system

- Store your preferences for using the site

- Protect against various third-party attacks

Where possible, cookie data is stored encrypted and sent over an encrypted connection.

We also integrate social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Youtube within the site, which use cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computer's hard drive in order to track and monitor your use of the website.

Other cookies may be stored to your computer’s hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links (such as on Google, where paid-for listings are marked by an “Ad”) or other advertising. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.

External Links

Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website.

The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links.

Adverts

This website contains adverts for craft suppliers and creative course providers. Clicking on any such adverts will send you to the course provider or advertiser’s website. We do not send any additional information from our system with the redirect.

Payments

Some details are shared with our payment integrations (PayPal / Stripe / Braintree / Transferwise) when purchasing gift vouchers or subscriptions or when claiming payment on a voucher. Payment details are transferred securely (encrypted) and not stored on our systems.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement and actions on external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are subject to the terms and conditions and the privacy policies of each social media platform respectively. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms; if you wish to discuss sensitive details, contact us by telephone or email.

Craft Courses Ltd may use social sharing buttons which share content directly from our web pages to a social media platform. You use such social sharing buttons at your own discretion; note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page through your social media platform account.

Shortened Links in Social Media

This website and its owners, through their social media platform accounts, may share web links to relevant web pages. By default, some social media platforms shorten lengthy web addresses (‘URLs’). This is an example: http:// bit.ly/2u159OK.

You are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened URLs published on social media platforms by www.craftcourses.com. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine URLs are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.