Privacy Policy


This policy is effective from 9th March 2022 and was last updated on 31st March 2022.

This privacy policy sets out how the A Gifted Amateur website, including Patsy Gets Crafty, uses and protects any information you give when you use this website.

A Gifted Amateur is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Therefore, should you be asked to provide personal information that could potentially be used to identify you when using this website, A Gifted Amateur will use your information following this privacy statement.

A Gifted Amateur may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. Therefore, you should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

The website

This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience.

Contact & Communication

Users contacting this website or its owners do so at their discretion and provide any personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored until it is no longer required or has no use. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form for the email submission process but advise users using such form for email processes that they do so at their own risk.

This website and its owners use any information submitted to provide you with further details on the products or services they offer or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. That includes using your details to subscribe to any email newsletter program the website operates, but only if this is made clear to you and you give your express permission when submitting any form to the email process.

The above is by no means an entire list of your user rights concerning receiving email marketing material.

A Gifted Amateur will not share your details with any third parties.

Email Newsletter

This website operates an email newsletter program to inform subscribers about products and services supplied by this website. Users can subscribe through an online automated process if they wish to do so at their discretion.

Subscriptions, if used, are taken in compliance with UK Spam Laws detailed in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003. All personal details relating to subscriptions are stored securely. No personal details are passed on to third parties nor shared with companies or people outside of the company that operates this website.

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you may request a copy of personal information held about you by this website’s email newsletter program. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you, please email us at

Email marketing campaigns published by this website or its owners may contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Subscriber activity will be tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include; the opening of emails, forwarding emails, clicking links within the email content, times, dates, and frequency of activity [this is by no means a comprehensive list].

Information gathered following the email marketing campaigns outlined above will refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based on their activity.

In compliance with UK Spam Laws and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003, subscribers have the opportunity to un-subscribe at any time through an automated system. An unsubscribe option is within the footer of each email campaign. If an automated un-subscription system is unavailable clear instructions on how to un-subscribe will be detailed instead.

External Links

Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users should adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website.

The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Therefore, users should note they click on external links at their own risk. Furthermore, this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement, and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate in are customs to the terms and conditions and privacy policies held with each social media platform.

Users should use social media platforms wisely and communicate or engage with due care and caution concerning their privacy and personal details. This website and owners will never ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users who want to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as email.

This website may use social sharing buttons that help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. However, users are advised before using such social sharing buttons to do so at their discretion. In addition, they note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page through your social media platform account.

Shortened Links on Social Media

Through their social media platform accounts, this website and its owners may share web links to relevant web pages. By default, some social media platforms shorten lengthy URLs [web addresses] (this is an example:

Users should take caution and good judgment before clicking any shortened URLs published by this website and its owners on social media platforms. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine URLs are published, many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking. Therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.


When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form and the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to this website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


This website uses cookies to better the user’s experience while visiting the website. Where applicable, this website uses a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to the website to allow or disallow cookies on their device. This cookie control system complies with recent legislation requirements for websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user’s computer or device.

Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and website usage. This system allows the website, through its server, to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.

When a user registers or logs in to an account on this website, this website may use cookies to remember details to keep a user logged in to the website.

External vendors may store cookies on your computer hard drive when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links, or adverts. Cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. Again, no personal information is stored, saved or collected.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves the 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account or log on to that website.

Who we share your data with

A Gifted Amateur uses tracking software to monitor visitors to understand better how users navigate the website. This software, provided by Google Analytics, uses cookies to track visitor usage. You can read Google’s privacy policy here for details.

Your IP address will be included in the reset email if you request a password reset.

How long we retain your data

When a website user leaves a comment, we will store it indefinitely with its metadata. That is so we can automatically recognize and approve any follow-up comments instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Users who register on our website (if any) also store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this website or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any information you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. The preceding does not include any data we must keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

The website owners check visitor comments using an automated spam detection service. See also Email Newsletter above.

If you have any questions about our privacy or cookie policy, please email

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