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The Sewing Directory Privacy Policy 

This privacy policy details how we deal with your personal data, to find out about the cookies we use please visit our cookies page.  We take your privacy seriously and will only use your data for our own internal purposes. We never sell data on to a third party.


Information collected - Customers/advertisers/sponsors

As per the terms and conditions any information that you have put on your listing will be published on the site and can be viewed by anyone using the site at any time.  We don't publish your e-mail address, preferring to link it to the contact form to help prevent spam.  If you want it to be publicly available you will need to put it in the main body of your listing.

We keep a log of your name, company name, weblink, date of joining the site, payment amount and e-mail address for our records.  Said records will be securely stored and only accessible only by people working for The Sewing Directory. We keep the data specified below for a period of 1 year after you leave the site (in case you wish to return) after that point it is deleted.  Payments are processed through PayPal so your account details/credit card details are not stored on our system.  If you contact us, by post, phone or e-mail a record of that contact may be kept in case we need to refer back to it. 


Information collected - Competitions entries

For the majority of competitions your entries come direct to us and such data will be handled in accordance with this privacy policy.  After the competition ends and the winners have been chosen all non-winning entries are deleted within 4 weeks. The winner's name and town/city will be published on the site but the full address, e-mail and phone number will be kept confidential.  The prize giving companies send prizes direct to the winners so if you win one of our competitions your competition entry form is forwarded to the prize giving company so they can ship your prize. 

On some occasions the entries will go directly to the company providing the prize, this will always be clearly indicated and we ask prize givers to include an opt out of marketing clause.  Some competitions require the entries to be sent direct to the prize giving company, you will be able to tell this from the e-mail address given for entries, in that instance they will have all the information you put on your entry which will be governed by their privacy policy not ours. 

On occasion our competitions may be used for market research for the prize giving companies, in that instance your response is given anonomously to them.  Your address, e-mail and name will be withheld, and only the feedback/answer you give will be passed on.

Information collected - Site visitors

We use cookies to track the traffic to our site and to see what content our site visitors are viewing. To find out more please view our cookie policy. 


Information collected - Newsletter subscribers

When you subscribe to our newsletter we collect your name and e-mail address so we can send you our newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the e-mail.


How the information we collect will be used:

All data is stored securely and deleted periodically if no longer needed. Competition entries are deleted within 28 days of the competition ending apart from the winner's details. Customer and advertiser's details are retained so we can contact them about their listing/advert. Once they leave the site the data is deleted after 1 year. Site analytics data is retained indefinitely to allow us to assess the performance of our site over the long term. 


Consent to the Privacy Policy:

By listing on the site, contacting The Sewing Directory or entering one of our competitions, you are agreeing to this privacy policy and consenting to us using your data as specified. 


Queries regarding the Privacy Policy:

We welcome any queries regarding our privacy policy.  Please either send them by e-mail to How to promote your sewing shop

or by post to:

The Sewing Directory,

11a Tedders Close, Hemyock, EX15 3XD.


Last updated June 2018