The Makers Guild in Wales ("We") are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller is The Makers Guild In Wales registered in England and Wales under company number 05608888 and have our registered office at Craft in the Bay, The Flourish, Lloyd George Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 4QH.
Information we may collect from you
We may collect and process the following data about you:
- Information that you provide by filling in forms on our site www.makersguildinwales.org.uk (our site). This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our site, subscribing to our services or mailing lists, posting material or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our site.
- If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
- We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
- Details of transactions you carry out through our site and of the fulfilment of your orders.
- Details of your visits to our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access.
IP addresses and cookies
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:
- To estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
- To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests.
- To speed up your searches.
- To recognise you when you return to our site.
Where we store your personal data
Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
Uses made of the information
We use information held about you in the following ways:
- To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
- To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.
- To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
- To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.
- To notify you about changes to our service.
We may also use your data, or permit selected third parties to use your data, to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you and we or they may contact you about these by post or telephone.
If you are an existing customer, we will only contact you by electronic means (e-mail or SMS) or by phone where you have consented by ticking an appropriate tick box, with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale to you.
If you are a new customer, and where we permit selected third parties to use your data, we (or they) will contact you by electronic means only if you have consented to this.
Disclosure of your information
We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
- In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
- If We or substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by us about our customers will be one of the transferred assets.
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
Access to information
The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.
A new data protection law is coming into force on May 25. We want to make sure that you know what data we hold, and how we use it. Below you will find a statement about what we’re doing to ensure that we comply with the new General Data Protection Regulations.
Previously you have supplied us with your contact details in order to subscribe to our mailing list or upload promotional information regarding your events. The information you have supplied is:
- Address (optional)
- Areas of Interest, for marketing purposes
- Email Address
We do not collect any personal information on visitors to our website unless they subscribe to our mailing list.
The Makers Guild in Wales does not collect any non-business-related data such as date of birth and does not collect sensitive personal data from visitors to our website or subscribers to our mailing lists.
Purpose and Use
The Makers Guild in Wales processes your information for direct mailing purposes, in the legitimate interest of itself and its charitable aims. Visitors to our website may use the information within the Makers directory to contact individuals via their listed contact details, where these are published (e.g for promotional listings for events) in order to contact the individual.
The Makers Guild in Wales endeavours to provide the most accurate information possible. Therefore, we seek to re-verify the accuracy of all of the information on an ongoing basis and we check subscription preferences and contact details periodically. We do this by emailing contacts on the details currently held. Data that is found to be inaccurate or out of date is removed from the database.
Access and Opt-Out Rights
The Makers Guild in Wales maintains suitable safeguards, including reasonable physical, administrative and technical safeguards to protect its database from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction.
Changes to This Privacy Statement