Privacy Policy

(Last updated January 2021)

We collect the following types of information about you:

1.Information you provide us directly:

We ask for certain information such as your name, address, and e-mail address when you register for our newsletter, purchase a pattern or if you correspond with us. We may also retain any messages you send through sandandstars.co.uk and may collect information you provide in filling in any forms, purchasing patterns or signing up to an online workshop. We use this information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of sandandstars.co.uk. 

2.Information we may receive from third parties:

We may receive information about you from third parties. For example, if you access sandandstars.co.uk  through a third-party connection or log-in, for example, through Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook or Youtube, by “following,” “liking,” linking your account to sandandstars.co.uk, that third party may pass certain information about your use of its service to sandandstars.co.uk. This information could include, but is not limited to, the user ID or name associated with your account (for example, your Facebook UID), an access token necessary to access that service, any information that you have permitted the third party to share with us, and any information you have made public in connection with that service. You can find further information on each platform privacy policies as follows;

Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Youtube

3.Analytics information:

We may directly collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools and services, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for sandandstars.co.uk. These tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit and other information that assists us in improving the website. We collect and use this analytics information in aggregate form such that it cannot reasonably be manipulated to identify any particular individual user.

4.Cookies information:

Full details can be found on our Cookie Policy. When you visit sandandstars.co.uk, we may send one or more cookies — a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters — to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and lets sandandstars.co.uk help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the site. A cookie may also convey information to us about how you use the website (e.g., the pages you view, the links you click and other actions you take on the website) and allow us or our business partners to track your usage of the website over time. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser’s directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the website may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled. Full details can be found on our Cookie Policy.

5.Location data:

When you access the website by or through a mobile device, we may access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store “location data,” which may include GPS coordinates (e.g. latitude and/or longitude) or similar information regarding the location of your mobile device. Location data may convey to us information about how you browse and use the website. Some features of the website, particularly location-based services, may not function properly if use or availability of location data is impaired or disabled.

6.Commercial and marketing communications:

We use the information we collect or receive, such as your email address, to communicate directly with you. We may send you emails containing newsletters, promotions, and special offers. If you do not want to receive such email messages, you will be given the option to double opt out or change your preferences. We also use your information to send you website-related emails (e.g., account verification, purchase and billing confirmations and reminders, changes/updates to features of the website, technical and security notices). 

7.Sharing of Your Information:

We will not rent or sell your information into third parties outside sandandstars.co.uk and its group companies (including any parent, subsidiaries and affiliates) without your consent. We may share your information with third-party business partners and Trusted Users for the purpose of providing the website to you, this is through wix.com. Third party business partners will be given limited access to your information as is reasonably necessary to deliver the website, and we will require that such third parties comply with this Privacy Policy, or operate under a similar privacy policy.

8.What happens in the event of a change of control:

We may buy or sell/divest/transfer the company (including any shares in the company), or any combination of its products, services, assets and/or businesses. Your information such as customer names and email addresses, User Content and other user information related to the website may be among the items sold or otherwise transferred in these types of transactions. We may also sell, assign or otherwise transfer such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcies, dissolutions, reorganizations, liquidations, similar transactions or proceedings involving all or a portion of the company.

9.Instances where we are required to share your information:

Sandandstars.co.uk will disclose your information where required to do so by law or subpoena or if we reasonably believe that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement; (b) to enforce our Terms of Use or to protect the security, quality or integrity of our website; and/or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Wix.com, our Users, or others.

10.How We Store and Protect Your Information:

Storage and Processing:

Your information collected through the sandandstars.co.uk may be stored and processed in the United Kingdom or any other country in which Wix.com or its subsidiaries, affiliates, or service providers maintain facilities. For further information please read wix.com privacy policy section of ‘Users-of-users’ Personal Information’.

Keeping your information safe:

Sandandstars.co.uk cares about the security of your information, and uses commercially reasonable safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of all information collected through the website. To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you access to your account. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information, and for controlling access to your email communications from sandandstars.co.uk, at all times. However, sandandstars.co.uk cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to sandandstars.co.uk or guarantee that information on the website may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed. Your privacy settings may also be affected by changes to the functionality of third party sites and services that you add to sandandstars.co.uk, such as social networks.Sandandstars.co.uk is not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third party.

11.Compromise of information:

In the event that any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, sandandstars.co.uk will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.

12.Your Choices about Your Information:

You control your account information and settings: You may update your account information and email-communication preferences at any time by logging in to your account and changing your profile settings. You can also stop receiving promotional email communications from us by modifying your preferences.

We make every effort to promptly process all unsubscribe requests. As noted above, you may not opt out of Service-related communications (e.g., account verification, purchase and billing confirmations and reminders, changes/updates to features of the website, technical and security notices). If you have any questions about reviewing or modifying your account information, you can contact me directly at yasmeen@sandandstars.co.uk.

13.Opting out of collection of your information for Tracking / Advertising:

Please refer to your mobile device or browser’s technical information for instructions on how to delete and disable cookies, and other tracking/recording tools. Depending on your type of device, it may not be possible to delete or disable tracking mechanisms on your mobile device. Note that disabling cookies and/or other tracking tools prevents sandandstars.co.uk or its business partners from tracking your browser’s activities in relation to the website, and for use in targeted advertising activities by third parties. However, doing so may disable many of the features available through the website. If you have any questions about opting out of the collection of cookies and other tracking/recording tools, you can contact me directly at yasmeen@sandandstars.co.uk

14.How long we keep your private profile information:

Following termination of your User account, sandandstars.co.uk may retain your private profile information for a commercially reasonable time for backup, archival, or audit purposes. For the avoidance of doubt, any information that you choose to make public on the service may not be removable.

15.Links to Other Websites and Services

We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites or services linked to or from the website, including the information or content contained therein. Please remember that when you use a link to go from sandandstars.co.uk to another website, our Privacy Policy does not apply to third-party websites or services. Your browsing and interaction on any third-party website or service, including those that have a link or advertisement on our website, are subject to that third party’s own rules and policies. In addition, you agree that we are not responsible and we do not control over any third-parties that you authorize to access your User Content. If you are using a third-party website or service (like Facebook, Instagram, or Youtube) and you allow such a third-party access to you User Content you do so at your own risk. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information we collect by other means (including offline) or from other sources other than through the website.