Cookie Policy statement:

Overview: Effective: 1st June 2012. Updated May 15th 2018

We are committed to protecting and respecting your personal privacy. Our intent is to inform you about our policies and ask for consent — we do not assume we have it.

For PII (Personally Identifiable Information), we use up to date systems who ensure the strictest of security on our internal systems where we store our digital data. Our website is hosted in Ireland, where our database is located and we use SSL certification to ensure all submitted data is encrypted as it travels through the internet. We also use a recommended  CDN to further protect our website and the information contained within.

At the till, or when you call us, we may ask for your phone number in order to call you back or your address so that we can post your order. We write these details in our diary which is kept in a locked box at night. The diary is kept for a period of 24 months after which we digitise the contents and store them securely online. Some customer phone numbers may be stored on our shop phones, this pertains mainly to students or regular customers, in order to notify you of sudden shop closures, class cancellations, or impromptu classes/events you may wish to know about. Shop phones are in our presence at all times and are password protected.

Please note WE DO NOT STORE CREDIT/DEBIT CARD DETAILS in the shop. We never write them down. In the event we cannot take your details due to card machine being out of service, we will call you back to complete the sale. You will need to use your card for each purchase unless you choose to open an online account on our website (where available) in which you choose to store your details for faster checkout.

We use Gmail as our mailing client, who are compliant in all aspects of GDPR.

All general contact forms on our website have specific double optin features to our newsletter list, and include messages like “I consent to my submitted data being collected and stored by this site”. If you do not agree to this, please contact us by alternative methods to avoid any potential misunderstanding. At any stage, you can click the unsubscribe option in the footer of our newsletters or simply send us an email to request your data to be removed from our systems. We will oblige in due course.

We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. By using this website you accept that we use cookies to track your session. Any and all the information collected on this site will be kept confidential and will not be sold, reused, passed on, disclosed, or loaned!  This webpage tells you the data protection and privacy practices for  specifically:

·         What personally identifiable information is collected

·         Which organisation is collecting this information

·         How this information is used

·         Our policy of sharing this information

·         How we protect your information

·         How you can correct any inaccuracies in this information

Plain English Summary:

We take your privacy very seriously.

Children (under 18s) are not eligible to use our services and should not submit any personal information at all.

We do not actively track you as an individual.

Should you send us an email via the contact form, your name, email address and message will be emailed to us (as you would expect). This information is kept private. We will store this information within our own email system so that we are able to respond to you.

Should you comment on a blog post or web page on this site, then your name, email address, IP address and a message will be stored in our website database (as you would expect). This makes your name, website address and comment (but not your email address) viewable by the general public on the website.

The website does use some cookies when you browse this website. These are used to ensure proper running of this website, and also to help us improve your experience when browsing.

We use 3rd Party / Tracking / Advertising cookies for our social links and additional businesses where appropriate.


Cookie Type Duration Description
Blog/Post Comments Persistent 1 Year If you leave a comment on the website e.g. on a page, article or blog post, then a cookie may be stored to ‘remember’ your email address for the next time you post (should you choose the “remember me” option).
Cookie Header Persistent 1 Year In the Footer of each web page on this site you may see a message alerting you of our privacy and cookie policy. If you’ve seen this message once, you probably won’t want to see it again. Ironically, we use a cookie to remember this setting. User data is all anonymous.
Analytics Persistent To understand how people use our site, and to discover areas on our site with issues, we use Analytics software. Most websites use some sort of analytics program like this. The data it collects helps us see things like how many people visit our site, which country they are from, how many pages they visited, how fast our site loaded, and so on. All data collected is completely anonymous, it does not identify you as an individual in any way.
WordPress Persistent 1 Year WordPress is the Content Management System (CMS) that runs this website. It uses a cookie when logging in and out and is essential for proper website operation. It is only set if you are a registered user, so for most people it is not set at all. User data is all anonymous.

Which organisation is collecting this information?

How this information is used

If you have chosen to share it with us, we use your email address to contact you in reply to your message or to send you our newsletter. If you have entered your email address to leave a comment on the blog, it is used to identify your comment; however, it is not displayed on the website or shared with any third party.

We may also use your email to help resolve issues or disputes, for example, if you tell us that you cannot see any of your posts on the website, we would probably search our database using your email address to help diagnose the problem.

Our disclosure of this information:

We do not share your personal information or email address with third parties.

Email opt-out:

Just like you, we hate spam. We do not send you spam emails.  You may opt-out of our emails at any time. An ‘unsubscribe’ link is included in all of our email newsletters.

Protection of your information:

We use our best endeavours to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information but we do not use encryption (such as SSL) or firewalls to further protect the information as it travels across the Internet. We do not believe that the personal information we collect warrants this level of security. It is important to be aware that there is no such thing as “perfect internet security”.

How to correct inaccurate information:

Once posted, you cannot change or remove any comments you have submitted on our website pages and/or posts. However, if you would like to have this information removed please contact us and we will do this for you, at a time of our convenience, based on the fact that you submitted this information, not us.  You should know that because of technical constraints, all information is never completely removed from our databases. Therefore, you should not expect that all of your personally identifiable information will be completely removed from our databases in response to your requests that it be removed. We will aim to remove all publicly-facing information.

How to contact us:

Please use the contact form provided to contact us if required.

Changes to the Privacy Policy:

From time to time we may update this Privacy Policy in line with website changes that may affect the personal information we gather about you. It is assumed that you accept such changes if you continue to use the site and services. If you do not accept such changes then you should stop using this website and our services, and contact us (details above) if you would like any information removed. Alternatively, choose to delete your computers internet history on all installed browsers, and set your internet options security to only allow and accept certain websites by declaration of compliance to E.U. law.