Privacy Policy

The Haberdasher Bee Ltd is UK company number 12823809, based in Greater Manchester.

In order to provide the best experience online, this website uses cookies. You can find out more about the different types of cookies and how they are used on my Cookie Policy page.

If you’re getting in touch with me via email or social media, I’ll use your details to respond to you. Your information doesn’t go anywhere other than directly to me. I hate spam as much as anyone else – I don’t have a newsletter and you’ll never be automatically subscribed to anything from The Haberdasher Bee. The only emails you’ll receive from me will be in connection with an order you have placed, if you’ve contacted me via email and I’m responding, or if I’ve emailed you for a reason related to the operation of The Haberdasher Bee (for example, sending a press release to the editor of a specific magazine or inviting another person to write a guest blog).

Articles in my blog may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you have visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

When ordering from The Haberdasher Bee, I require certain personal information from you. I do not sell your details and only pass them on to third parties when it is necessary in order to ensure your order reaches you, as is outlined in this policy. This website is protected by a security certificate – if you are unsure about whether a page is properly protected, please check for the lock displayed in or next to your browser’s URL bar. In most browsers, where the lock is displayed you can also click on it to view the security certificate, if you choose to do so. When you click on the URL bar of your browser, it should also display “https://” rather than “http://” before my website address. 

The details you provide when submitting an order through the website include your contact details plus your address and delivery address (if this is different from your billing address). All of this is needed to ship your order to you. Your name and delivery address are then shared with my delivery partner (this is either Royal Mail or UPS, depending upon the shipping option you have chosen) in order for them to identify the correct person and address to deliver your order to. If you have selected shipping with UPS, you may receive a text message with your tracking details and/or a delivery notification from them. You can read UPS’s privacy policy here.

I do not store any data you provide to me other than what I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. Any data required to be stored for this purpose is kept securely. I do not request any data which is of no relevance to providing services to you – such as your gender, political beliefs, religious beliefs, genetic details, etc. All information which is required from you is used solely for the purposes of completing a transaction and ensuring your order reaches you.

The Haberdasher Bee uses Stripe to process payments for all orders made. Stripe do not pass any card numbers or other details to me – all your data is encrypted by them and I simply receive the payment. Here’s Stripe’s privacy policy.

Should I ever become aware of any attempts to breach the site’s security and access any data I may hold, I will immediately employ a cyber security expert to identify and repair the breach. If any data I may hold about you has been compromised, I will inform you immediately and in writing. As I do not operate any account or membership structures, you will not be asked to reset any passwords, however I am required to let you know of any breaches of your data, what data may have been compromised and any further steps which have been identified by our cyber security experts which both you and The Haberdasher Bee must undertake.

If you receive any emails claiming to be from The Haberdasher Bee which you are suspicious about, please do not open them or any attachments they may have and email me separately to report these. Please be aware that such emails may be phishing attacks from parties pretending to be me – examples are emails requesting further payment for an order you’ve placed, or even requesting payment for an order you never placed. I will investigate any such reported emails to ensure no breaches of our security have occurred – and if they have, I will undertake the actions described in the previous paragraph. If you receive a suspicious email, I also recommend that you run an anti-virus and malware check on your device to ensure your device has not been infiltrated by third parties with malicious intent.

This policy may be updated from time to time, including to ensure compliance with any future alterations to data protection laws. These updates will supersede any prior version and the most up to date version will always be available on my website.

Should you have any questions or queries about any of the above or anything that isn’t perhaps covered in this policy, please email me.