General data protection regulations, how we protect your information.

General Data Protection Reguklations, or GDPR come into effect on 25/5/18. They are written to protect the data you trust us with when you make a purchase or sign up for a newsletter by email.

At Gorgeous Yarns we take the information you give us very seriously. Our website is “hosted” on a data safe platform and our “shop” processes use WooCommerce which has stringent data protection systems embedded. The data we store is only saved for the purposes of processing your order, and to send you newsletter emails if you have opted in.  If you wish your data to be deleted after your order has been processed, please contact us at and we will do this straight away for you. We need to keep paper copies of your details for 6 years for HMRC purposes, and these are stored in a locked filing cabinet. They are shredded and composted after 6 years. If you wish to have paper copies sent to you after the HMRC required 6 years, please let us know.

When you sign up for our mailing list you will be sent  a confirmation email which will also have an opt out link. If at anytime you want to stop receiving newsletters and information from us you can unsubscribe using the emailed link, or by emailing and asking me to unsubscribe you. If you sign up by completing the form at an event, we need to store this as proof that you have given consent to be on our mailing list. These forms are also kept in a locked filing cabinet.

If you have signed up to our mailing list newsletter, you have already given us permission to contact you via e-mail. We will not abuse this trust you have placed in us, and will respect your privacy. The newsletter will come via email to your mail box once a month, and we may also send you occasional promotional emails detailing special offers. We will never sell your information or pass it on to any third party.

We have undertaken an audit as part of the GDPR and have recorded our processes. If you wish to know more about this, please contact us at