Privacy & Cookie Policy

Key Details

This website Privacy Policy describes how Holly's Hobbies protects and makes use of the information you give us when you use this website. If you are asked to provide information when using this website, it will only be used in the ways described in this Privacy Policy.

This policy is updated from time to time. The latest version is published on this page. This Privacy Policy was last updated on 10 April 2018.

If you have any questions about this policy, please email [email protected].



We gather and use certain information about individuals in order to provide products and services and to enable certain functions on this website.

We also collect anonymized information to better understand how visitors use this website and to present timely, relevant information to them.


What Data We Gather

We may collect the following information:

  • Full name
  • Contact information including email addresses
  • Demographic information, such as general location
  • Website usage data
  • Information specifically relevant to client inquiries
  • Product order information including personalisation details


How We Use This Data

Collecting this data helps us understand what you are looking for from Holly's Hobbies, enabling us to deliver improved products and services.

Specifically, we may use data:

  • For our own internal records
  • To improve the products and services we provide
  • To contact you in response to a specific enquiry
  • To reply to specific comments you leave on our blog


Your Rights

Under GDPR you have the right to request a summary of all data we hold on you and/or to request that this information is deleted. Please email your request to [email protected] and your message will be acknowledged and replied to within 5 working days.

For information submitted to Paypal and Etsy you will need to contact each of these providers separately.


Cookies & How We Use Them

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file placed on your computer’s hard drive. It enables our website to identify your computer as you view different pages on our website.

Cookies allow websites and applications to store your preferences in order to present content, options or functions that are specific to you. They also enable us to see information such as how many people use the website and what pages they tend to visit.

How we use cookies

We may use cookies to:

  • Analyse our web traffic using an analytics package – this website uses Google Analytics to aggregate usage data to help us improve the website structure, design, content and features.
  • Recognise you when you return to our website – to remember your preferences when returning to our site and save your basket for future purchases if you have created one.
  • User account - if you have purchased from us and have created a user account this will allow you to track your purchase and order more quickly in the future.

Cookies do not provide us with access to your computer or any information about you, other than that which you choose to share with us.

Controlling cookies

You can use your web browser’s cookie settings to determine how all websites use cookies. If you do not want our website to store cookies on your computer or device, you should set your web browser to refuse cookies.

However, please note that doing this may affect how our website functions. Some pages and services may become unavailable to you.

We are currently looking at a way that you can decline cookies directly from our website, but this is currently excessively expensive.

Controlling information about you

When you fill in a form or provide your details on our website, you agree for us to contact you in line with the information you give.

This is limited to:

  • Contact Form – we will contact you via the email address that you give us on our contact form with information relating to your specific inquiry. Information will be deleted from this form once your enquiry has been answered and will not be used for any further purpose.
  • Online Orders – when you order a chart from our website we take details that are required for processing of your payment and for fulfilment of your order. We do not store credit card details as these are procesed by Paypal. You will not be contacted for any further purpose or marketing.
  • Blog - our blog is hosted on WordPress and comments or subscriptions that you make can be amended by you at any time.

We will never lease, distribute or sell your personal information to third parties.

Any personal information we hold about you is stored securely and processed in line with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Data breaches

Where there is a breach of data security, we will notify the ICO within 72 hours as per GDPR guidelines. We will also notify you via email if this includes your personal details.

Links from our site

Our website contains links to other websites. In particular we link to our Etsy shop and Blog which are both hosted externally.

Please note that we have no control of websites other than our own Holly's Hobbies site. If you provide information to a website to which we link, we are not responsible for its protection and privacy. Always be wary when submitting data to websites. Please read the site’s privacy policies in full to ensure they treat your personal data with the same respect as we do.