INTRODUCTION

Madeit Patterns is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected in accordance with the European General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).  This privacy policy identifies the personal data that we as data controller collect about you, and explains how we use and safeguard your information.

Cookies are also used on this website for its effective operation and the convenience of users. By continuing to browse our site you consent to the placing of cookies on your device unless you have chosen to disable them via your browser (see below).

We may need to update this policy from time to time. We will all notify account holders of any significant changes, but you’re welcome to come back and check it whenever you wish.

WHAT WE COLLECT

After selecting your first item(s) from our shop when you pass through to checkout you will simply be asked to enter your

  • name,
  • country location,
  • email address, and in order to register an account
  • a password.

Registration means that you can later log into your account to make further purchases, to review previous purchases and also download a copy of your pattern(s).

At checkout, you will also have the option of ticking a box consenting to receive future newsletters.

In addition, we collect certain technical data that is required by our website to handle your enquiries and purchases; these include your internet protocol (IP) address, your device and browser type.

We do not collect, or have access to, any payment or financial details.  These are handled entirely by PayPal.

WHAT WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION

The information that you are required to provide at checkout is of legitimate interest and is used by us solely for conducting and managing our business.

If, in addition, you consent to receive newsletter communications we add you to our mailing list, and we may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address that you have provided.  Having given this consent, all such communications that you receive will give you the option of unsubscribing and having your name removed from our mailing list.

HOW LONG WE KEEP YOUR DATA

For guest purchases (without account registration) we will only keep your data for as long needed for our sales records, unless you have consented to receive newsletters.  After this time your personal information will be deleted and your order(s) anonymised.

Account holders data will be retained for as long as you continue to shop with us, but after an extended period of inactivity we will delete your details and anonymise your orders.

If you consent to receiving newsletters we will retain your details until you ask us to unsubscribe you.

DATA SECURITY

We treat your data with the utmost care and take all appropriate steps to protect it.

  • Information transferred in communications with our website is encrypted using ‘https’ technology.
  • All data held on Madeit Patterns’ computer systems is password protected.
  • External service providers contracted to manage and maintain our website are required to comply with the data protection regulations.

We will not distribute sell or lease your information to any other party, unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

REVIEW COMMENTS AND PHOTGRAPHIC IMAGES

You may at your discretion submit review comments on our patterns or send us photographic images of your garments (and we greatly appreciate such contributions).  Any such submissions are made by you in the knowledge that if published they will appear in the public domain on our website along with your name.

YOUR RIGHTS OVER YOUR PERSONAL DATA

Although the information we hold about you is quite limited, you have the right to:

  • Request a copy of the personal data we hold about you.
  • Request the rectification of any inaccurate personal data that we hold about you.
  • Request erasure of your personal data (including any review comments or photographic images that you may have voluntarily submitted).
  • Object to the processing of your personal data that we are carrying out on a legitimate interest.
  • Withdraw consent to receive newsletter communications.

You should inform us by email of any such request, addressed to contact@madeit-patterns.com.

In the event that you wish to have all your personal data deleted, we will anonymise your information so as to retain your orders for our financial records.

COOKIES

To make full use of the online features on our website, your computer, tablet or mobile phone will need to accept cookies.

Cookies don’t store any sensitive information, they simply allow web applications to respond to you as an individual, for example by:

  • making our shopping basket and checkout work,
  • remembering if you have accepted our terms and conditions,
  • allowing you to add comments to our site.

Cookies may also be set by associated third party websites. In particular, Paypal uses cookies in order to process checkout payments.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website. A cookie in no way gives access to your browsing device or any information about you.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. However, this will prevent you from taking full advantage of the website. Each browser is different, so check the ‘Help’ menu of your particular browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

Our website contains links to other websites which may be of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.