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Cookies and Privacy Policy

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Like most websites, we store information about your visit in the form of ‘cookies’. The cookies help us to tailor our website to your preferences. Cookies are placed on your computer, which provide information about how you use the site. This information is used statistically, is anonymised and the cookies do not gather personal information about you and do not allow us access to your computer.

An example; we use Google Analytics cookies to identify which pages are being used. The cookies let us know whereabouts in the world you are connecting to the site from, which pages are visited and how long visitors stay on pages. This anonymous data about website traffic is part of reviewing how effective the site is.

External Sites:
Carol Cruickshank can take no responsibility for third party groups or companies recommended / mentioned on this site.
We are not responsible for the content of external websites linked to from pages on the website. We do our best to make sure everything is as it should be. Let us know if you spot something, which you think shouldn’t be on the site.

Pages on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, maps, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Your Data:
When you send information to via the contact form on this website, we receive this information in an email. Generally, we delete this email, once we have replied, and we not store your details in the long-term. Deleted emails will be retained on our hosting account servers for approximately one month following deletion. Exceptions to this would include emails discussing contracts or where are required to keep information to comply with government laws (eg. for tax records). Also where information in the email is needed on an ongoing basis; e.g. working on a project.
See ‘Who we share your data with ‘below’.

All data we receive via the website will only be used for the purpose expressed on the particular form. We won’t pass on your personal details to third-parties (exceptions to this are listed below). By contacting Carol Cruickshank, you won’t be added to any mailing lists. If you want to subscribe to Carol’s blog, there is the option at the bottom of every page on this website.

If you subscribe to the blog, your email address is stored on the site, purely for the purposes of sending a link when a new blog post is published. You can unsubscribe yourself from this blog, using the links to be found on any of the emails you receive from the subscription.

If you make a purchase from this site, we store your contact details (email address, name, postal address), as a record of the sale. These details are likely to be stored for up to five years, to comply with tax regulations. We do not see your financial details if you make payment with Paypal.

Who we share your data with
This website is hosted in the UK. Emails you send us pass through the hosts’ servers. You can read their privacy policy here. It’s possible that emails we receive could be viewed via Googlemail, MS Mail or other similar services, in which case your email would be visible to these services.

We use an Automattic (the people behind Wordpress) plugin to deliver the blog subscription. This means your email address is connected to an account at Automattic to enable the service to work. You can read their privacy policy here.

With every purchase, the Automattic server logs each request from this site. Each request is tagged with a unique ID. This unique ID is an anonymous identifier that is not mapped back to this site. To protect the anonymity of our customers, Automattic strip merchant and customer identifying details (the merchant name, street address, phone number, and customer name, street address, and phone number) from each request before it’s logged.

If you make a payment to through PayPal, you might like to read their Privacy Policy. We do not see your financial details if make payment with Paypal.

If you make a purchase from, it’s likely some of your details will be included in accounting to be submitted for tax purposes. This might include something like the receipt we receive for your Paypal payment.

Web developers/designers who work on this site will be able to see any data submitted via the site. We currently use Design Now, and you can read their terms here.

Your Rights
You can contact us to request a list of data we hold about you. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, tax, or security purposes.