Privacy policy

This privacy policy sets out how Happy Makes uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website, attend classes or sign up to our newsletter.

Happy Makes want to makes sure you understand how and why we collect information, and reassure you that we are committed to protecting your privacy. If we ask you to provide information by which you can be identified, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Happy Makes may change this policy by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

This policy is effective from 10 January 2017.


What we may collect:

When you visit the website:

Information via Google Analytics – to help us analyse posts of interest, so we can deliver more information you enjoy. Please also see cookie policy.

When you join the newsletter or contact us online:

Your name and email address, usernames (eg Facebook, Twitter), areas of interest – to personalise your experience and help us deliver the newsletter, and make sure we offer news of interest.

Demographic information such as age, when you supply information via survey – this helps us improve our offerings and marketing

When you join a class or buy online:

Name, address – so we can deliver your purchase, occasionally mail offers directly to you.

Phone number – in case we need to contact you urgently regarding a class or booking.

No card details pass through the site, and we never see them – these are all managed by PayPal.

Photographs to be shared for marketing purposes, with your permission.



We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.


Cookie Policy

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site.

Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Cookie advice and guidance on how to control cookies in your browser can be found on the Information Commissioner’s Office website.


External Links

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.


Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information. If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time – please contact us.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information, including phone numbers and email address, to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you, please email us.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.