Data Privacy Policy

Data Privacy Policy

Revised: 10 Dec 2018

About this Policy

1.1.  Martin Pigott Woodturning is committed to protecting your personal information.  In this policy, references to ‘we’ or ‘us’ means Martin Pigott Woodturning.  This policy explains when and why we collect personal information about our customers, how we use it and how we keep it secure and your rights in relation to it.

1.2.  We may collect, use and store your personal data, as described in this Data Privacy Policy and as described when we collect data from you.

1.3.  We reserve the right to amend this Data Privacy Policy from time to time without prior notice.  You are advised to check our website for any amendments (but amendments will not be made retrospectively).

1.4.  We will always comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when dealing with your personal data.  Further details on the GDPR can be found at the website for the Information Commissioner (  For the purposes of the GDPR, we will be the “controller” of all personal data we hold about you.

Who we are?

2.1.  We can be contacted via email: or using the details provided on the Contact page of the website.  The Data Protection Officer and Owner is Martin Pigott, 17 Lancaster Drive, Coningsby, Lincolnshire, LN4 4TU, (01526) 343284.

What personal information we collect and why?

3.1.  The following table details what we collect, when and why:

Type of Information Purposes Legal basis of processing
Customer’s name and e-mail address. Submitting a Product enquiry or completing the contact format. For the legitimate purpose of corresponding between us and the customer.
Customer’s name, address, phone number, email address. Submitting an order.



For the legitimate purpose of processing a Customer’s order.
Collection of name, email address and IP Address These are collected whenever a visitor to the website enters a comment onto any News Post article.

The name and email address allows us, if needed to reply to the comment.

The IP address is used by our Akismet Anti Spam system to determine if the comment or contact is spam or not.  Every comment placed requires us to moderate it before it will be displayed. If we deem it to be spam or is unwanted, malicious in any way, it will be added to our spam list and the IP will be blocked from our comment system.

To enable visitors to give feedback, ask questions etc. on any News Posts.


Protect our system from unwanted Spam.


 3.2.  Cookies:  Each time you visit our website, we may, if your browser allows it, automatically collect certain information via Cookies for use in Google Analytics.  This information includes technical information, such as Internet Protocol (IP) addresses used to connect your computer to the internet, browser type and version, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and information relating to what pages you have viewed, e.g. using cookies as described in Section 8.  The information we get from your use of our website provides:

3.2.1.  Administer our website and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes.

3.2.2.  Improve our Website to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.

3.2.3.  Allows you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.

3.2.4.  As part of our efforts to keep our Website safe and secure.

3.2.5.  To keep track of cart data, WooCommerce makes use of 3 cookies:

  • woocommerce_cart_hash
  • woocommerce_items_in_cart
  • wp_woocommerce_session_

The first two cookies contain information about the cart as a whole and helps WooCommerce know when the cart data changes. The final cookie (wp_woocommerce_session_) contains a unique code for each customer so that it knows where to find the cart data in the database for each customer. No personal information is stored within these cookies.

You can adjust the settings on your computer to decline any cookies if you wish. This can be done within the “settings” section of your computer. For more information please read the advice at

How we protect your personal data?

4.1.  We will not transfer your personal data outside the EU without your consent.

4.2.  We have implemented generally accepted standards of secure technology on our website and have limited the number of those individuals serving on the Committee who have access to the data.  Any data collections have security in place in order to protect personal data from loss, misuse, or unauthorised alteration or destruction.

4.3.  Please note however that where you are transmitting information to us over the internet this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

4.4.  We will notify you promptly in the event of any breach of your personal data that might expose you to serious risk.

Who else has access to the information you provide us?

5.  We will never sell your personal data.  We will not share your personal data with any third parties without your prior consent (which you are free to withhold) except where required to do so by law.

How long do we keep your information?

6.1.  We will hold your personal data on our systems as a record of orders received.

6.2. Any comments placed on the website will remain on the site, indefinitely, unless requested to be removed by the person who submitted it via an email to the owner as detailed at Para 2.1.

What are Cookies?

7.  Cookies are small text files which are stored by the browser on your computer.  Only the information that you provide, or the choices you make while visiting a website, can be stored in a cookie.  Allowing a website to create a cookie does not give that or any other site access to the rest of your computer, and only the site that created the cookie can read it.

Our use of Cookies and how to opt out:

8.1.  We use cookies to monitor how people use our site, provide the services and features offered on our website, and to improve our user experience. Some of the cookies described above are stored on your machine by third parties when you use our website. We have no control over these cookies or how the third parties use them. If you prefer not to use cookies, you can choose to delete or disable cookies within your browser settings at any time.

8.2.  For more information about these controls, visit your browser or device’s help material. All modern browsers provide a setting that allows a user to block third-party cookies. Please note that if you delete or disable our cookies, this may impact functionality in certain areas of the website.

8.3.  Session cookies – Often used for ‘Shopping Cart’ and to remember which pages you visited, or for when you use the ‘Back’ button. Once you close your browser or log out, the cookie will expire and be deleted.

8.4.  Persistent cookies – Can be used to store information or settings about you to improve your experience on a website. For example, “Remember me” cookies which store your username and password when you visit a site. This is not used to identify you: only to make logging into a website faster and more convenient.

8.5.  Third Party cookies – These are cookies placed by another website or service i.e. it has a different address to the one you see in your browser’s address bar: in other words a third-party. They are used to allow that third party to provide a service to us. Examples include cookies created by Google’s services (Google Analytics, Google AdSense), cookies stored when you share content on social sites (such as Facebook/Twitter) and those created by advertisements served from a different website (which is very common).

Third party cookies possibly used by our website:

Provider: Google.

Purpose: Enable Google functionalities such as Google search, Maps, Analytics.



Provider: Youtube.

Purpose: To display externally hosted videos for displaying on the website.



Provider: Facebook.

Purpose: Enable social sharing and likes.



Provider: Instagram.

Purpose: Links to Instagram account for photo sharing.


Your rights.

9.1.  You have rights under the GDPR:

9.1.1.  To be informed about what personal data we hold about you.

9.1.2. To be provided with information about how your personal data is processed.

9.1.3. To have any inaccuracies in your data corrected.

9.1.4. To have your personal data erased in certain circumstances.

9.1.5. To object to or restrict how your personal data is processed.

9.2.  You have the right to take any complaints about how we process your personal data to the Information Commissioner:

0303 123 1113.

Information Commissioner’s Office Wycliffe House Water Lane Wilmslow Cheshire SK9 5AF

9.3.  For more details, please address any questions, comments and requests regarding our data processing practices to our Data Protection Manager detailed at Para 2.1.

Contacting Us:

Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding any matter relating to this Data Privacy Policy via email at or at the following contact details:

Mr M Pigott

17 Lancaster Drive,





+44 (0)1526 343284