Privacy Policy

This privacy policy ("policy") will help you understand how Small Sustainable Swaps ("us", "we", "our"), created by Gemma Arkinstall (Gem_Arky), uses and protects the data you (“user”) provide to us when you visit and use or  ("website", “site”, "service").

1. What User data does Small Sustainable Swaps collect?

While using the Small Sustainable Swaps site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you.

When you visit the website, we may collect the following data:

  • Your IP address

  • Personal identification information (name, e-mail address)

  • Data profile regarding your online behavior on our website

2.  How does Small Sustainable Swaps collect your data?

We collect data and process data when you:

  • Login to our members area on the blog

  • Contact us via email, Facebook, or Instagram

  • Use or view our website, Facebook, or Instagram accounts, via your browser’s cookies

3. Why do we collect your Data?

We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Small Sustainable Swaps site. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

We are collecting your data for several reasons:

  • To better understand your needs.

  • To send you newsletters or promotional emails containing the information we think you will find interesting.

  • To customize our website according to your online behavior and personal preferences.

We do not share your data with any 3rd party companies.

4. How does Small Sustainable Swaps safeguard and secure your Data?

Small Sustainable Swaps is hosted on Wix. They provide the online e-commerce platform that allows me to share my blog with you. Your data is stored through Wix’s data storage and databases. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall. Small Sustainable Swaps is committed to securing your data and keeping it confidential. Your data will only be accessed by Gemma Arkinstall in relation to Small Sustainable Swaps.

5. What are your data protection rights?

Small Sustainable Swaps would like to ensure you are aware of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

  • The right to access

  • You have the right to request copies of the personal data Small Sustainable Swaps holds for you

  • The right to rectification

  • You have the right to request that Small Sustainable Swaps corrects any personal data you believe is incorrect or inaccurate

  • You have the right to request that Small Sustainable Swaps completes any data you believe is incomplete

  • The right to erasure

  • You have the right to request that Small Sustainable Swaps erases your personal data

  • The right to restrict processing

  • You have the right to request that Small Sustainable Swaps restrict the processing of your personal data

  • The right to object to processing

  • You have the right to object to Small Sustainable Swaps processing your data

  • The right to data portability

  • You have the right to request that Small Sustainable Swaps ports your personal data to another company, or directly to you

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please email: smallsustainableswaps@gmail,com

6. What is our Cookie Policy?

Like many sites, we use "cookies" to collect information. Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer's hard drive.

Once you agree to allow our website to use cookies, you also agree to use the data it collects regarding your online behavior (analyze web traffic, web pages you spend the most time on, and websites you visit). The data we collect by using cookies is used to customize our website to your needs.

Please note that cookies do not allow us to gain control of your computer in any way. They are strictly used to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not so that we can provide a better experience for you.

If you want to disable cookies, you can do it by accessing the settings of your internet browser. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Site.

7. What about links to other websites?

Our website contains links that lead to other websites. If you click on these links Small Sustainable Swaps is not held responsible for your data and privacy protection. Visiting those websites is not governed by this privacy policy agreement. Make sure to read the privacy policy documentation of the website you go to from our website.

8. Changes to This Privacy Policy

Small Sustainable Swaps regularly reviews and updates the privacy policy. It was last updated 8th August 2020 and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Service after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you either through the email address you have provided us, or by placing a prominent notice on our website.