Beams and Bobbins is run by Calida Hartley-Potts, based in the UK since 2015. I sell mainly to buyers in the UK, but sometimes send worldwide orders. I also sell through Facebook and Instagram via personal communication, and on this site.
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services.
This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including any third party services you access – such as PayPal.

Information I Collect
To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information (via Paypal – i do not have access to bank details), and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order of jewellery, for example), if you contact me directly.
Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It
I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
• as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support; (This applies to selling through etsy, facebook, twitter or Instagram where delivery information has been provided)
• if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
• as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the PayPal Seller Policy and Terms of Use.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Information about my customers is important to my business. I do not share your personal information except in the limited circumstances, as follows:
• Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies (Royal Mail) and payment processing (PayPal). I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
• Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.
Data Retention
I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for a time period of 3 years.
Your Rights
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
• Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
• Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
• Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
• Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority


To help provide you with a better experience on my website, it  uses cookies. A cookie is a small text file which (with your permission) is placed on your computers hard drive. Cookies will not harm your computer and are considered essential for running an online store. I use Woocommerce and this platform has cookies such as storing items in your cart and allowing you to checkout; or storing ‘recently viewed’ items for you to easily access later. No personal information is stored within these cookies. I also use other third-party cookies such as Pinterest and PayPal.  If you don’t use Pinterest, and don’t ‘pin’ my images (as you can see with the Pinterest buttons) this will not affect you (see Pinterest’s cookie policy for more info here).  PayPal cookies are essential to payment/purchases and i do not control those (see PayPal’s cookie policy).

How to Contact Me
For purposes of EU data protection law, I Calida Hartley-Potts, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at  Alternately, you may mail me at:
Calida Hartley-Potts, Willow Cottage, Sparrowpit, Buxton. Derbyshire. UK. SK17 8ET