Alison Crowther-Smith

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GDPR: your data, your rights, and my policy.

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

This policy applies on and from 25 May 2018

Keeping your data safe

I am committed to keeping your personal data safe and secure, and handling it in accordance with legal obligations.  This Privacy Policy sets out the purposes for which I hold and use your personal data, and what rights you have in relation to that data.

I am a sole trader, trading as Alison Crowther-Smith Designs

What data do I collect and where from?

I collect some data from you via PayPal or from an email from you, when you book a place on one of my courses or buy a product from my website.

This data includes:

  • Your full name;
  • Your email address(es);
  • The address you used to book your course.

I also collect information (email addresses only) from participants at workshops and events when I am teaching or presenting for a third party such as a yarn shop or festival.  I will collect your full name and your email address on a form which explicitly states that you have agreed to me holding and using your data.  If you do not wish this to happen, do not complete the form.

What do I use your data for?

I use the data to contact you directly about news, events, and patterns.  This will include Newsletters and direct emails.

Who do I share your data with?

No-one, including other people on my email list.

What rights do you have?

You have a number of rights under data protection law and I will respond to any requests to exercise your rights as soon as I can and in any event within one month of receiving your request.

  • You have a right to access your information;
  • You have a right to object to me processing your information;
  • You have a right to ask me not to send you information;
  • You have a right to have inaccurate data corrected; and
  • You have a right to have your data erased.

If you wish to be added to or removed from my email list, please contact me.

GDPR: do you want to stay in touch?

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Hello lovely reader!

It turns out that GDPR is not an extended news item about the German Democratic People’s Republic as I had assumed.  It’s all about data protection and it affects you and me.

I hold email addresses on a data base.  I hold it here and it is safe-guarded.  I do not use a mail platform.  I write the newsletters, for example, and send them to the list. I never share the information with anyone, including the other people on the list.

In future – in fact from this month on – if you do not opt IN, I will have to delete your data.  So you’ll never hear from me again, which is possibly a relief, but I would be sad.

From May 2018 onward, I will be collecting email addresses as usual but it will be explicitly understood that I am doing so with each person’s consent for me to do so under GDPR compliance.

Please contact me and say ‘yes please’ to future contact.