We will keep this policy up-to-date and record changes on this page, rather than emailing you every time we make an update. We intend to fine-tune this page over the next few days.
Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.finecraftguild.com. It is owned and operated by Aryta Ltd., registered in the UK. Learn more about us here: About Fine Craft Guild.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. We are using both Youtube and Vimeo videos, for example.
Who we share your data with
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
If you sign up for our newsletter, e.g. to obtain a pattern or otherwise, you will be added to our mailing list. We hold your newsletter subscriber info in aWeber. We send email newsletters only infrequently (approximately annually) albeit we retain the right to increase this frequency (approximately monthly or bi-weekly) once we get more resources and time to do so.
We require double-opt in to this newsletter, so that there’s no mistake: you signed up. :-)
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us.
You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Our sites are hosted with GoDaddy and their servers are based in the US.
Your contact information
How we protect your data & What data breach procedures we have in place
We rely on WordPress data security for comments data and on aWeber for newsletter subscriber data. Both of these hold industry standard security measures.
What third parties we receive data from
We obtain data from several analytics providers via plugins and connectors, such as Google Analytics, Clicky, Orange, etc. This will allow us to analyse our website traffic mostly on an aggregate basis, which in terms helps us to optimise our site.
We also obtain insights of what you are purchasing from us via our affiliates, e.g. LoveKnitting and Craftsy. FYI – Craftsy’s servers are likely based in the US, while LoveKnitting is UK focused and most likely holds its servers here.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
At this stage we don’t make automated decisions. For our newsletters, we filter our database for readers who have expressed interest in a particular hobby, such as knitting. This helps us to provide relevant articles in the newsletters that are actually of interest to readers.
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
There are no additional industry regulatory requirements that we are aware of.