Terms and conditions for the Hobbycraft Baking Challenge
By participating in the Hobbycraft Baking Challenge you agree to the following terms and conditions:
Terms and conditions
Your privacy is really important to us, and we understand how important it is to you. Our aim is to be as clear and open as possible about what we do and why we do it. Hobbycraft is committed to the online privacy of all its users. Information we collect and how we use it.
If you enter a competition or prize draw or submit material to us we may ask you for contact details including name and email address. Hobbycraft may use these details to contact you by email with news, offers and other marketing information.
If you do not wish to receive marketing communications from Hobbycraft please tick the relevant box on the upload form.
Your email address will not be used to send you marketing information unless you have already registered it with another Hobbycraft website and given the relevant permissions.
When you access material on a site controlled by Hobbycraft via the Hobbycraft blog or HobbycraftUK Facebook page we will automatically receive your IP address, a unique identifier for your computer or other access device.
In order to help us design our website and improve your experience, we may collect information about the way you use and access our website. Our web system collects information about each visitor, including IP address, the length of time spent on the website and the pages visited. We may employ third party experts to help us look at this information. However, rest assured that anyone we employ will treat all information with the same sensitivity and security that we treat it. This is explained in more detail in the cookies section below.
You may set up your web browser to notify you of cookie placement requests or decline cookies completely (although declining them may prevent you from being able to use the website properly or at all). How to do this is explained below.
We may access cookies stored on your computer when you visit our website in future or when you open an email from us. We are able to do this by including web beacons (also known as clear GIFS or web bugs) in our emails and on our website. Our web beacons do not store additional information on your computer but, by communicating with our cookies on your computer, they can tell us when you have opened emails from us and what pages you look at.
We may also use third party web analytics services (for example Google Analytics, a popular web analytics service provided by Google, Inc.) to help us to analyse how users use the site. The service provider may be based outside the UK but your information will only be used for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The service provider may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third party provides the information on the service provider’s behalf. The service provider will not associate your IP address with any other data held by them.
If you have Adobe Flash installed on your computer (most computers do) and you use our audio or video players, the web analytics service may try to store some additional data on your computer. This data is known as a Local Shared Object or Flash cookie. This helps us to analyse the popularity of our media files. We can count the total number of times each file is played, how many people watch videos right to the end and how people give up half way through. Adobe’s website explains how to control Flash cookies on your computer.
Processing by third parties
In order to carry out the steps detailed above we may send your personal information outside of the European Economic Area and, if necessary, across international borders. The data protection laws in these countries may not be as extensive as in the European Economic Area. However, we have taken appropriate steps to ensure the same level of protection for the processing carried out in these countries as within the European Economic Area.
Storage of data
We will not store your personal information for any longer than necessary. However we may be obliged by law to store your communications and personal information including activity logs and we may need to disclose details of these to government or authorised officials upon request. Like many websites, we use log files to monitor the effectiveness of our online marketing programmes.
Access to your personal data
You have the right to ask for subject access to the personal data which we may hold or process about you. You also have the right to ask us to correct any mistakes in your data or ask for it to be erased or removed. If you have any questions about your personal data, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at the following address:
Data Protection Officer
Hobbycraft Trading LTD
7 Enterprise Way
At Hobbycraft information security is one of our highest priorities. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure of your information, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure information that is collected online.
Security in our offices
Access to personal information is restricted in our stores and offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. The servers that store this information are kept in a secure environment.