Elaine Lawton

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Terms of Use and Privacy Policy


This document contains the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy created by Elaine Lawton, website owner and manager of www.elainelawton.co.uk.  It outlines the obligations and requirements of users and the website owner and manager with regards to different areas of privacy together with how this site processes, stores and protects users’  personal data.

The Website

This website and its owner take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience.  This website complies to all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.

This  content on this website and blog is for informational purposes only and should not be seen as professional advice.  If you act on any article presented on this website, it is at your own risk.  I endeavour to keep the information held on this website as up to date and factual as possible, but may contains errors, omissions or mistakes.  I make no guarantees of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to any information or content provided by this website.   Users of this website make use of the content entirely at their own risk.

This  website is primarily the home of the blog of Elaine Lawton.  Content is created by me and so is copyright of Elaine Lawton, all rights reserved.  Any content from other sources will be acknowledged and consent for use obtained before publishing.  The purpose of this site is to share stories, experiences, thoughts on a range of topics including, but not limited to, crafts, relaxation, studying as a mature student, my personal style, and the sharing of hints and tips I have gathered and used along the way.  The thoughts and opinions contained on this site  do not reflect the opinions of any organisations  I may be affiliated with, or the opinions and comments expressed in comments by outside users.  Due to the nature of this website as primarily a blog, the content and purpose may change at any time.  

This website also contains links to social media platforms and other websites, the content and nature of  which are outside the control of www.elainelawton.co.uk.  Any link provided is to be used at the user’s own risk and this website cannot be held responsible for any difficulties caused by following these links.  These websites and social media platforms have their own privacy policies and terms and conditions.  Users are recommended to use social media platforms wisely.  Myself and this website will not ask you for any personal or sensitive information through social media.  If you do wish to discuss personal or sensitive information, then please contact me by e-mail or ask me for my contact number and we have a discussion.  

This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question.  Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

Users choosing to leave comments which may be viewed by the public are asked to be respectful in their wording.  Leaving the link to your own business website is not acceptable and will be removed.  

Use of Cookies

This website may use cookies to better the users experience while visiting the website.  To read the Cookie Policy, go to:

Online Dispute Resolution

Online dispute resolution is an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) procedure conducted online.  If you have a dispute, please go to The ODR Platform portal.  The ODR Platform provides a portal for consumers to submit a complaint to a relevant, registered ADR provider with the aim of resolving the dispute.  It offers a translation function to help facilitate cross-border disputes.  This platform was created as a way to settle disputes out of court in a simple, fast and low-cost way.

Contact and Communication

Users contacting this website and/or its owner do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk.  Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998.  Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email submission process but advise users using such form to email processes that they do so at their own risk.

This website and its owner uses any information submitted to provide you with free products/services, information about products/service, and newsletters with relevant information.  This includes using your details to subscribe you to any email newsletter program the website operates but only if this was made clear to you and your express permission was granted when submitting any form to email process.  This is by no means an entire list of your user rights in regard to receiving email marketing material.  Your details are not passed on to any third parties.

Email Newsletter

This website operates an email newsletter program which is used to inform subscribers about blog posts/news/articles that may be relevant.  Users can subscribe through an online automated process should they wish to do so but do so at their own discretion.  Some subscriptions may be manually processed through prior written agreement with the user.

Subscriptions are taken in compliance with UK Spam Laws detailed in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003.  All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.  No personal details are passed on to third parties nor shared with companies / people outside of the company that operates this website.  Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you may request a copy of personal information held about you by this website’s email newsletter program.  A small fee will be payable.  If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to the business address at the bottom of this policy.

 Email marketing campaigns published by this website or its owner may contain tracking facilities within the actual email.   Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation.  Such tracked activity may include; the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity.  This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity.

 In compliance with UK Spam Laws and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 subscribers are given the opportunity to un-subscribe at any time through an automated system.  This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign.  If an automated un-subscription system is unavailable clear instructions on how to un-subscribe will by detailed instead.

 Adverts and Sponsored Links

This website may contain sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through our advertising partners, to whom may have detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve.

Clicking on any such adverts will send you to the advertiser’s website through a referral program which may use cookies and will track the number of referrals sent from this website.  This may include the use of cookies which may in turn be saved on your computer’s hard drive. Users should therefore note they click on sponsored external links at their own risk and this website and its owner cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Resources and Further Information

Data Protection Act 1998

Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003

Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 – The Guide

Twitter Privacy Policy

Facebook Privacy Policy

Google Privacy Policy

Mailchimp Privacy Policy

About Elaine Lawton

Elaine Lawton is the creator of this personal website and blog.  My correspondence address is 22 Woodhouse Lane, Horsehay, Telford, Shropshire, TF4 3BL.   E-mail correspondence should be sent to [email protected].  Thank you.  

 Published by Elaine Lawton – October 2017

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