GDPR and your privacy - Applicable to stallholders on the TCF mailing list.
What will change?
Nothing my end - Everyone on the mailing list for either Twickenham Craft Fairs and/or the Pamper evenings have only been added after their request to do so (whether via e-mail or speaking to them in person). I will continue to send "booking open" and "booking closed" e-mails for each event, will continue to email participating stallholders to any important updates about the event they are attending (such as road closures, advertising progress, unexpected rugby matches, etc) I will also continue to reply to direct questions/queries, with only the occasional e-mails relating to other local events that need stallholders being sent to a few regulars who have already asked me to do so. I run these events on my own, so all correspondence is manually inputted and updated by myself alone, I don't use expensive mailer systems or source to other companies to handle these e-mails and for this reason I don't have a specific "unsubscribe" link to follow where you have to fill in a questionnaire as to why you want to unsubscribe - It's much simpler than that - IF you no longer wish to be on the mailing list, simply send me a direct email and ask to be removed from either the TCF list and/or the Pamper evening list, no reason is needed and this will be done asap. This is also written underneath all mailers so that you'll always know how to do this.
I just want to re-assure you all that I do NOT and will NOT share your personal contact information with others.
IF a customer asks for information of one of the sellers from an event (this has happened twice in 5 years) I checked with the customer that I could forward their e-mail, then forwarded it to the stallholder they wanted to contact. Even if stallholders want to contact each other I will e-mail them first to check they're happy to have their e-mail address/information forwarded.
What information is kept by TCF and Claire G Jewellery?
Images you have sent to me of your work and images that I take at any event you participate in are kept on my laptop/email account and when necessary shared on social media prior to or just after an event you are a stallholder in.
Your e-mail address, business details, social media links, postal address (if provided) and phone number (if provided) are kept in an excel document on my laptop and on the original e-mail you sent me to use for future reference/correspondence. Sometimes this spreadsheet is printed off for my personal use prior to mailers being sent out and to make sure I have an up to date paper copy of the list, I do not store information in "the cloud".
Your e-mail address is also stored on a word document (used for the actual mailing list itself) and can also be accessed via my email history/contact list with certain/relevant emails being stored in my e-mail inbox/folders.
I take the data protection act seriously, always have done, so nothing will be changing my end, I also always send any mailers with e-mail address under the "BCC" tab to keep individuals' e-mail addresses private.
What will be shared?
As previously advised during sign up, promotional pictures of your work that you've sent me, pictures I have taken of your work/stall at events (we always take pictures at TCF of all stalls), business name, first name (if you don't yet have a business name) business links and some social media links are published on Facebook, Twitter, TCF's website and sometimes Instagram for promotional use if/when you get a place at the fair/pamper evening and if someone shares the post via these links. Occasionally stall pictures will also be used in adverts on event sites and promotional collages to showcase the work of crafters/service providers. This is so all our little businesses can be seen and so people know what to look forward to/expect at the event, but e-mail addresses, postal addresses and phone numbers will NEVER be shared. I also do NOT share information with any third parties or marketing type businesses (as appears to have happened with Facebook recently), because you've trusted me with your information and I have no intention of betraying that trust.
What do I need to do:
If you're happy to remain on the mailing list after reviewing this new information, you don't need to do anything at all.
If you have any questions, queries, or concerns, please contact me via e-mail.
Likewise if you want to be removed (for any reason) just let me know.