In order to keep up-to-date with the new GDPR regulations, here is my privacy policy to explain how your information is used. I’m not going to pretend to be knowledgeable when it comes to all the legal stuff, but hopefully this will put your mind at ease when it comes to browsing my site and making a purchase!

 

Hello! Hooray! Privacy Policy

 

Hello! Hooray! is primarily a blog at www.hellohooray.com and small business, which is currently run through Etsy. Firstly, I’ll explain how your information is used when you visit my blog and then secondly how it is used when you make a purchase through Etsy.

 

Cookies

 

The cookies on my website allow me to track which pages you have viewed and how you found my blog. I cannot see any personal information about you through the cookies.

 

Google Analytics

 

I have linked up my blog to Google Analytics, so whenever you visit any page on my blog, Google will collect information about which pages you read and how long for, as well as if you are a new or a returning visitor. I do not collect any personal information from this, and neither do Google.

 

Links

 

When you click on links via my blog, these may direct you to external websites. I am not responsible for the privacy policies on these sites, so you will need to consult their privacy policy statements where necessary.

 

Affiliate links

 

There are affiliate links on my blog, and I am signed up to AWIN, Rakuten and Amazon Affiliates. None of these affiliate companies will share any of your personal data with me, they just track clicks and purchases on any affiliate links included in my posts or the links in the sidebar. Payments are made to me when the threshold is reached following these clicks. You can read the AWIN privacy policy here, the Rakuten privacy policy here and the Amazon Affiliates privacy policy here.

 

Contact form

 

You can get in touch through the contact form, leaving your name, email address and message. Once you click ‘contact us’, the email will come to my business address clare@hellohooray.com – your information is not shared with anyone else, and is not posted publicly on my blog.

 

Blog comments

 

You can leave a comment on my blog if you wish. You need to give your name and email address to be able to leave a comment – only your name will be publicly visible on my blog (unless you choose to include it in the comment). Your email address is not shared with anyone else. All comments need to be approved by admin (i.e. me!), so if you are commenting for the first time the comment will not appear straight away. Approved readers do not have to have subsequent comments approved by admin. Spam comments will be deleted and no information regarding name or email address will be shared.

 

Newsletter

 

You can sign up for my newsletter via the link in the sidebar and via a pop-up form. The newsletter is sent out through Mail Chimp, and you can read their privacy policy here. You are only signed up to my newsletter with your consent, and the information you give (name and email address) is only checked to ensure that you still want to hear from me. I am the only person who does this. You can unsubscribe from emails at any time via the link at the bottom of every email, or send me a message clare@hellohooray.com to let me know that you wish to be removed from the list.

 

Etsy shop

 

All purchases are currently made through hellohoorayshop on Etsy. When you make a purchase, Etsy will share your name and address with me so that I can send your lovely stitched items to the right place. I cannot see any of your payment details, other than knowing how you paid. Etsy will also let me know your email address so that I can contact you if there are any problems. Your personal details shared with me are never passed on to anyone else – promise! It is just used once for the purposes of shipping your items.

 

Purchases of digital patterns require the same information in order to make a purchase, but this is not shared with anyone else.

 

You can read the Etsy privacy policy here. You can read a longer version of my privacy policy for hellohoorayshop on Etsy here.

 

Contact me

 

If you have any further questions about the Hello! Hooray! privacy policy, please email me at clare@hellohooray.com or send a message via the contact page, and I will be happy to help.

 

Page updated 20th May 2018.