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our privacy policy

Our mission is to offer our customers fun, friendly and informative sewing and craft classes.

To achieve our mission, we want to show you personalised services, products and promotions, we think you’ll be interested in based on information we collect from you and third parties. We only use that information where we have a proper legal basis for doing so.

 

We wrote this policy to help you understand what information we collect, how we use it and what choices you have about it. We’ve tried our best to explain things in a simple and clear way but if you have any questions, please contact us.

How We Collect Information

1. When you give it to us or give us permission to obtain it.

When you sign up for our mailing list or buy our products or service online or in our store, you give us certain information voluntarily. This includes your name, email address, and any other information you choose to give us. If you buy something, we collect contact information (address and phone number) and details of what you bought. If you buy something for someone else, we collect their delivery details and contact information. If you link accounts from other third party services, we also get information from those accounts. The information we get from those services depends on your settings and their privacy policies, so please check what those are.


2. We also get technical information when you visit our website

Whenever you use our website, certain information gets created and logged automatically. Here are some of the types of information we collect:


– Log data. Our servers record information (“log data”), including information that your browser automatically sends whenever you visit a website, or that your mobile app automatically sends when you’re using it. This log data includes your Internet Protocol address, how you used our website, cookie data and device data.


– Cookie data. We also use “cookies” (small text files sent by your computer each time you visit our website, unique to your browser) or similar technologies to capture log data. When we use cookies or other similar technologies, we

use session cookies (that last until you close your browser) or persistent cookies (that last until you or your browser delete them). Some of the cookies we use are associated with your account (including information about you, such as the email address you gave us) and other cookies are not. For more detailed information about how we use cookies, please review our Cookie Policy.


3. Our partners and advertisers share information with us


Occasionally we also get information about you and your activity outside The Sew In Group from our affiliates, advertisers, partners and other third parties we work with, or other publicly available sources. This includes information about your visits to an advertiser’s site or purchases you made from them, or information about your interests from a third-party service, which we might use to help to offer a great customer experience.


4. When you apply to work for us

We may ask for personal data and sensitive personal data from you to assess your suitability for our jobs. This data will include your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, work and education history. We will collect sensitive personal data such as your ethnic origin only for the purposes required by law. Once recruitment for the role you have applied for has been concluded we will delete your information, including your CV & contact details. If you wish to apply for another role in the future you will need to make a new application..

What We Do With The Info We Collect

We use this data to process your orders and ensure you receive your goods. We also use it to make decisions to improve our products and services and send you promotional offers based on what we think you will like or have bought. We a have a legitimate interest to maintain our relationship with you, and protect your data.

How We Store Your Information

We take the security of your personal information very seriously.

When you provide your personal information to use whilst placing an order online, we ask only for the information required to process and deliver your order. This information is held securely on our website and is accessed only by those who need it to process your order.

When you submit your credit card details to us for an online purchase, we use Wix Payments and Paypal as our payment merchant and we do not hold any of your payment information directly. In addition, we have security procedures in place to protect our paper-based systems and computerised databases from loss and misuse.

Where a password is required to access certain areas of our digital platforms, you are
responsible for keeping your password secure and confidential.

How Long We Keep Your Information

We keep your information only so long as we need it to provide a valuable service to you. When we no longer need to use your information and there is no need for us to keep it to comply with our legal or regulatory obligations, we’ll either remove it from our systems or depersonalise it so that we can’t identify you.

Our Policy On Children’s Information

Children under 16 are not allowed to use our website. By using our website and placing an order you are confirming you are over the age of 16.

Children under 16 who attend our classes and workshops may only attend when a Registration Form is completed by a parent or guardian. This does contain information such as relevant medical history and contact information for their parent/guardian. We require this information for health and safety purposes and keep it for a maximum of 7 days after the class is attended and it is then securely destroyed. Only staff who require access to this information for Health & Safety purposes (those leading or assisting a class) are granted access. In the event of an emergency, this information may be provided to emergency services personnel too.

Our Policy On Photography

We love seeing you enjoying sewing and crafting, and it brings us real joy to see your photographs.

When attending a class or workshop we will ask for your consent to take photographs. If you agree to photographs being taken they may be used for promotional purposes on our website, advertising, social media or on our makers gallery wall within our shop. You are under no obligation to be photographed, and should you make us aware you don’t wish to be photographed we will not photograph you.

If you share a photo on any social media, whether directly to one of our The Sew In Group pages, or by mentioning/tagging us, we will assume your consent for us to also share the image on our social media channels and/or website. We will never sell or provide your images to third parties and assume no rights over your images.

If you wish for a photograph of you to be removed from our website or social media please contact us via the details below and we will do this as soon as possible.

Your Rights

You have certain rights in relation to the information that we have about you, as described below.

– You can request to access the information we hold about you. We’ll usually share this with you within 30 days of you asking us for it.
– You can ask us to correct your information or delete it, if you are unable to do it yourself.
– You can ask us to stop using your information, and opt out of receiving our newsletters or marketing messages and object to us having the information you provided to us sent to another organisation, where we hold this information with your consent or for the performance of a contract with you, where it’s technically feasible.

How We Make Changes To This Policy

We aim to meet high standards and so our policies are constantly under review. From time to time we may change this privacy notice. We recommend that you check this page periodically to review the latest version.

Making A Complaint

If you have a complaint regarding any aspect of your personal data or this privacy policy, please write to Data Protection Officer, The Sew In Group CIC, Unit 1, Tannery Court Business Center, Knight Road, ME2 2JH. If you are still not satisfied with the outcome of your complaint, you may write to the Information Commissioner’s Office.

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