Handmade-Crafts - Arts & Crafts UK Directory

Privacy Policy

Your Data is Safe with us!

The policy which we employ when dealing with any personal information submitted via this website is outlined below. We aim to take every possible measure to protect your information at all times.


"We" or "us" in terms of Data Protection, and your information, refers to Mattched IT Ltd, who operate Handmade Crafts Directory UK (http://www.handmade-crafts.co.uk). "Personal Information" refers to all data you enter into this website which identifies you, or which can be considered privileged, including but not limited to your email address and delivery address details.

Your Consent

By using this website, you agree to this privacy policy, and when you submit any of your details (for instance by adding yourself to one of the lists on this site), you are agreeing that you accept the manner in which we state we will use those details.

We will only make unsolicited contact by email when we require your consent for future contact - for instance if a site you have registered with has added a newsletter feature, we may contact you once to request your consent. Should you wish that we never contact you, please advise us and we will mark that your details should not be used for this purpose.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We may change our Privacy and Security policies from time to time - we are constantly reviewing them to ensure that our users are protected to the best of our abilities. Please check this page regularly for any updates and changes. Should any significant changes take place which could affect the use of your details (and providing you have not prohibited us from contacting you as above), we will request your consent for these changes.

Collection of Personal Information

Information will be collected when you use certain components of this website - for instance if you register, or otherwise submit your information. All information will be held on our servers, where all possible measures are taken to ensure its security. Only we have access to this information, and we will not share it with any third parties.

If you choose to register with us, you will be given a password to protect your details - we advise that you choose a secure password, which you do not use elsewhere, and that you do not reveal it to anybody else.

We will do our best to make it clear when information will be visible to other users (or the general public) and that you are aware when your personal information may be published in such a fashion.

In return you accept that we have the right to use any non-sensitive information which you submit to our site (e.g links and information about websites), which is clearly intended for publication, as we see fit (within the purpose of this website).

Cookies used by this site

Cookies are small files placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

The table below list the cookies we use and why we do so.

Name Set by/for Description Further reading
ShareThis We use various social sharing buttons provided by sharethis.com throughout our site in order to make it easier for you to share content with your friends and contacts. The ShareThis privacy policy
Google +1 As part of the social sharing provided by ShareThis (see above), we also use the 'Google +1' button to allow you to recommend pages on our site to your network. The Google Privacy Policy
Google Analytics We use Google Analytics to allow us to analyse the traffic to our site and to review a number of statistics regarding our visitors. Click here for an overview of Google Analytics privacy
AcceptCookies_LIVE handmade-crafts.co.uk When you first visit our site, we'll ask for you to agree to our privacy policy. We use this cookie so that your browser can remember if you've said yes - preventing it from showing you the message again.
handmade-crafts.co.uk These cookies are used by our site if/when you log in to submit or edit information, posts and other items. They are used to store references to your login information only - your personal information is never stored in cookies directly.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org. However, please note that if you choose to disable cookies (or not to accept them from our site), then parts of this site may not function correctly.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Google Analytics

Visitors to this website who have javascript enabled are tracked using Google Analytics. Google Analytics collects the following types of information from users:

  • Type of user agent (web browser) used, software manufacture and version number.
  • Type of operating system
  • Screen colors (color processing ability of the users screen)
  • Javascript support
  • Flash version
  • Screen resolution
  • Network location and IP address
    • Can include country, city, state, region, county, or any other geographic data.
    • Hostname
    • Bandwidth (internet connection speed)
  • Time of visit
  • Pages visited
  • Time spent on each page of the website
  • Referring site statistics
    • The website (URI) the user came through in order to arrive at this website (example: clicking on a hyperlink from Yahoo.com that took the user to this website)
    • Search engine query used (example: typing in a phrase into a search engine like Google, and clicking on a link from that search engine)

Google Analytics data is shared with Google. For more information on Google's Privacy Policies, visit: http://www.google.com/intl//privacypolicy.html

This data is primarily used to optimize our website for our visitors and search engines, however we will use this data for marketing purposes. An example of how this data could be used for marketing purposes would be to tell potential advertisers how many visitors we get to the website, where our visitors come from, and how they arrive at our website.

  • This data DOES NOT include any personal identification information such as:
    • Names
    • Phone Numbers
    • Email Addresses
    • Mailing Addresses
    • Social Security Numbers
    • Bank Account Numbers
    • Credit Card Information

Data Protection

Mattched IT Limited are registered in accordance with United Kingdom Data Protection Legislation and will only store and use your data in compliance with these laws.

Your rights to access your personal information

You have the right to request a copy of all information held relating to you, and we are happy to comply with any requests made. However, we reserve the right to make a small charge to cover our costs, should you require a printed copy. We will provide electronic copies (via E-Mail) at no charge.

Please contact us directly (at the details below) should you wish to make such a request. We will only e-mail details to the address which we have recorded for you - and may require proof of identification if you request a printed copy of your information.

Updating your information

Should any of your details change, you may update them either by contacting us directly, or if you are a registered user, by logging into the site and editing your profile directly.

How to contact us

If you would like any further information or have any comments about our privacy policy, please contact our Data Protection Officer as per below:

By email: dataprotection@mattchedit.com

By post:
Data Protection Officer
Mattched IT Ltd
26 Grassmere Way


When you use our website, we may directly (or indirectly, via a 3rd party), set 'cookies' in your browser. Please review our privacy policy for full details.