More Pretty Things is committed to protecting the personal data you give us.  Not just because it’s the law but also because we value you, our customer and we ourselves would want the same level of commitment and protection of our personal data when dealing with a business in this way.  Our full policy is set out below but just to confirm right from the off that we won’t ever sell, swap or pass on your personal data to other companies for marketing purposes.


What personal information do we collect about you?

When you ask us to keep in touch with you about our services and products, book onto a workshop, purchase goods from us or require our services in some way, we need to collect personal information from you in order to do so.  For our newsletter this would simply be your email address and for other services ie booking onto one of our worskhops, making a purchase from us etc the type of personal information we would need from you would be your name, email address, telephone number and address as appropriate/applicable. We will only ever ask you for the amount of personal information we truly need in order to provide a particular service to you. (We don’t agree with companies that ask for things like your income or date of birth for no apparent reason).


How do we use this information?

The information you provide us with is used in order to provide you with information about our services, fulfil orders, sales and transactions and generally meet the needs you have from us with regards our products and services.  We may also need to use this information in order to contact you from time to time should we need to obtain or provide additional information from you, this may be to update you on policies, check our records are correct or confirm that you are still happy to remain in touch with us.


Storage and retention of your personal data:

Your personal data is collected and stored on paper, electronically or both as is necessary/applicable.  It is stored securely, this may be in a lockable filing cabinet or password protected hard drive/ hand held device.

Our current secure payment systems for our online store is Paypal and Stripe. We don’t have access to your credit card details or any sensitive information you provide to them. Using them simply allows you to send payment securely to us via them.  Click on either to see their privacy policy.

For customers who have opted in to receive regular marketing updates from us via our email, our chosen third party marketing provider is called Mailchimp. Our account with them is password protected. For more information on Mailchimps privacy policy please click here.


Under no circumstances will More Pretty Things ever sell, swap or pass on your personal data to other companies for thier marketing purposes.  We may however be required to disclose an individual’s personal information in response to a lawful request by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.


We will only retain your information for as long as we feel is necessary to do so or required by law to do so. This is with the exception of customers who have asked us to remain in touch, be it through our E-Newsletter or email/post communication.  In this case we will continue to send you updates and information as requested until such time that you confirm to us that you no longer wish to receive information from us.


To ‘opt out’ of receiving information from us:

Should you no longer wish to receive communication from us then please let us know by informing our data controller (Jo Thompson) at any time or to unsubscribe from our E-newsletter simply click the ‘unsubscribe button’.   Please note that you may still continue to receive communications from us for a short time until our system has been updated.


Access to your personal information:

You are entitled to view, amend or delete the personal information that we hold at any time, to do so simply email your request to the data controller, Jo Thompson on [email protected] or put in writing to Jo Thompson, More Pretty Things, 1 Green Bottom Meadow, Barnsley Road, Hoylandswaine, South Yorkshire, UK, S36 7JA


Other (Non personally identifying information) we collect:

Website Visitors:   Like most website operators, More Pretty Things collects non personally identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. More Pretty Things’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how More Pretty Things’s visitors use its website. From time to time, More Pretty Things may release non-personally identifying information in the aggregate, e.g. by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.  In ‘Mailchimp’ we also gather statistics around email openings and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter.


Changes to this Privacy Policy:

Although most changes are likely to be minor, More Pretty Things may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in More Pretty Things sole discretion. This policy was last reviewed on 24th May 2018 and it will be reviewed on a regular basis to ensure that your personal information is always kept safe.


How to contact us:

Our data controller is Jo Thompson and can be contacted by email at [email protected] or in writing to More Pretty Things,  1 Green Bottom Meadow, Barnsley Road, Hoylandswaine, South Yorkshire, UK, S36 7JA.


Our Cookies Policy: What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files which are stored by the browser on your computer. Only the information that you provide, or the choices you make while visiting a website, can be stored in a cookie. Allowing a website to create a cookie does not give that or any other site access to the rest of your computer, and only the site that created the cookie can read it.


Our use of Cookies and how to opt out:

We use cookies to monitor how people use our site, provide the services and features offered on our website, and to improve our user experience. Some of the cookies described above are stored on your machine by third parties when you use our website. We have no control over these cookies or how the third parties use them. If you prefer not to use cookies, you can choose to delete or disable cookies within your browser settings at any time.For more information about these controls, visit your browser or device’s help material. All modern browsers provide a setting that allows a user to block third-party cookies. Please note that if you delete or disable our cookies, this may impact functionality in certain areas of the website.


Purpose of cookies for this website:

Session cookies – Often used for ‘Shopping Cart’ and to remember which pages you visited, or for when you use the ‘Back’ button. Once you close your browser or log out, the cookie will expire and be deleted.


Persistent cookies – Can be used to store information or settings about you to improve your experience on a website. For example, “Remember me” cookies which store your username and password when you visit a site. This is not used to identify you: only to make logging into a website faster and more convenient.


Third Party cookies – These are cookies placed by another website or service i.e. it has a different address to the one you see in your browser’s address bar: in other words a third-party. They are used to allow that third party to provide a service to us. Examples include cookies created by Google’s services (Google Analytics, Google AdSense), cookies stored when you share content on social sites (such as Facebook/Twitter) and those created by advertisements served from a different website (which is very common). Third party cookies possibly used by this website are:


Provider: Google

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Provider: Instagram

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Provider: WordPress

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Provider: Vimeo

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Provider: You Tube

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Provider: Mailchimp

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Changes to this Cookies Policy:

Although most changes are likely to be minor, More Pretty Things may change its Cookies Policy from time to time, and in More Pretty Things sole discretion.