At Hostie Hats we are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
Hostie Hats may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.
What we collect
We may collect the following information:
- Contact information including email address
- Information to allow us successfully fulfill your order to your required specification
- Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
- Other information relevant to customer surveys and / or offers
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
- Providing you with the product/service you have purchased.
- Internal record keeping and business analysis
- We may use the information to improve our products and services.
- We may use the information to customise the website according to your interest.
We securely keep all of the personal data you provide us with as you place your order for 7 years. At that point in time we anonomise the order and your personal data is discarded.
Your data for marketing purposes
As you go through the check out process we request your consent to keep in touch with you via email, post or text message. If you tick those boxes you are giving us permission to contact you with Hostie Hats news, range launches, special offers and promotions.
If at any time you wish to change your mind about the way in which we contact you please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make the requested change/delete you from our marketing database. This may take up to 10 working days.
Please note we will never sell or share your data with any third party company not involved in the day to day running of our business.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes.
If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at email@example.com
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless required by law to do so.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the GDPR. A small fee of £5 will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to Hostie Hats, Lyons Hill, Chapel Lane, Toynton All Saints, Splilsby, Lincs, PE23 5AF.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect