This privacy notice tells you about the information we collect and hold on you for the sole purpose of running our retreats. In collecting this information we are acting as a data controller and, by law, we are required to provide you with information about ourselves, about why and how we use your data, and about the rights you have over your data.


  • We only store data relevant to running our retreats and providing you the best service possible
  • We only store data for as long as is necessary
  • We never sell your data
  • We only share your data when it is necessary for us to run our retreats and fulfil any business contract we have
  • We give you ways to manage and review your marketing choices (for example all our newsletters have an 'unsubscribe' button in them)

We only store or use your data when it is lawful for us to do so. Some examples of the occasions or reasons we store your data and what data we store are:

  • When you consent to it e.g. signing up to our newsletter
  • To fulfil a contract we have with you
  • When it is our legal duty e.g. complying with HMRC tax records
  • When it is in our legitimate interest e.g. if you have given us permission to share a photo of an item you have made to our website or Facebook page

Data Storage

  • We hold both paper and electronic records. These include, but are not limited to: all emails sent and received; notification of orders from PayPal

Financial Information

  • We hold no financial information on any individual. Financial information for online or in person payments are not held by ourselves and are managed by PayPal and we cannot access it at any time

Third Parties we use

  • Wise - We use them to process any international financial transactions. We only access information through Wise that is necessary for us to run our bead retreats, we are never given any financial information. You can view Wises privacy policy here
  • MailChimp - Our newsletters are managed by MailChimp. We can access information you have provided to them (for example your name and email address) to help us administer the list and contact you. You can view their privacy policy here
  • Email and website host - The website host will collect non-personally identifying information such as, but not limited to, browser type and the time and date of each visitor. It will also collect potentially personally-identifying information such as, but not limited to, IP address. Generally this information is used so we can see visitor statistics such as where visitors have come from and what pages they have looked at


  • We set a cookie called 'cookieConsent'. This is to let the browser know the cookie notice has been displayed. It's set to expire after 31 days

Third Party Cookies

This website uses suppliers who also set cookies in order to deliver the services that they are providing. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, as well as information on how to opt-out, please see their individual privacy policies listed below.

  • MailChimp will set cookies e.g. to track usage

Links to Other Websites

  • Our website contains links to other websites of interest. However please note, we do not have control over the content or operation of other websites and therefore cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide to them

Your Data Rights

  • Right to accuracy - The data held by ourselves can only be as accurate as the information supplied us and we want to ensure that any personal information we hold is accurate so you can contact us on to update or alter any information
  • Right of access - You can us at any time what information we hold on you by contacting us on
  • Right of erasure - You can at any time request the removal of your personal data by contacting us on It should be noted that the removal of all personal data (including contact details) may result in us no longer being able to carry out certain business actions which includes, but is not limited to; sending out product updates, sending out newsletters, taking or processing orders
  • You do not have to pay a fee to access your personal information however we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is repetitive or excessive
  • You can us about any concerns by emailing
  • For further information on your rights visit

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, this website may change its Privacy Policy from time to time and we encourage you to check this page for any changes.

February 2023