Privacy Policy

  1. Accepting the Privacy Policy

We have  to process your personal information to run our site and to help you to run your business or be involved in our community when using or accessing our seller/buyer platform and its associated services.. When you agree to our Terms of Use, you are unconditionally agreeing that you have read and understand this policy, including how and why we use your information. If you really don’t want us to use your personal information in the ways described in this policy then we advise that  you shouldn’t use our platform or services. To be clear we are not in any way responsible for the content or the privacy policies or practices of any of our members.

Making Mart’s Terms of Use require all account owners to be18 years of age or over. Those minors under 18 years of age are not permitted to participate on the forums or open stores.  You are responsible for any and all account activity conducted by a minor on your account with or without your permission.

By using the Making Mart platform and services you freely acknowledge that Making Mart will use your information according to the EU GDPR Data Protection regulations. Making Mart takes your privacy very seriously and as such is fully registered with the ICO a UK independent body set up to uphold information rights for the public.

  1. Information Collected or Received

Registration, Account Setup, Service Usage: In order to use the Services, you need to provide us with a valid email address, and for Services that require registration, a name associated with your account that you can choose and that represents your identity on Making Mart. You may review, change, or remove that name through your account settings. You need to provide this information to enable us to provide you with the Making Mart services. Depending on which services you choose to use, additional information, such as a shop name, billing and payment information (including billing contact name, address, telephone number, credit card information), a telephone number, and/or a physical postal address, may be necessary in order for us to provide a particular service. You are not required to provide us with this information to sign up, but we will need it to provide certain services. For example, we need a physical postal address if you are buying something on the Site for delivery We may need to store credit card information (or arrange for it to be stored) and use it for both billing and payment purposes. Depending on your local jurisdiction, you can also choose to allow us to save your credit card information to facilitate the checkout process for future purchases. Making Mart may contact individual shop owners confidentially to request more information about their shops or items listed through the Making Mart services or to ensure compliance with our rules and applicable law. In order to use certain products or services on Making Mart, you may be required to complete an application; information that you submit through the application processes will not be displayed publicly and will only be used internally byMaking Mart, unless otherwise specified.

Profile: You may provide your name and other personal information (such as birthday, gender, location) in connection with your account and activity. You can edit or remove this information through your account settings.

The name associated with your account, which you may review and change in your account settings, is publicly displayed and connected to your Making Mart activity. Other people may see the date you joined; ratings, reviews and related photos for items you purchased or sold; your profile information; items you listed for sale; your shop pages and policies; your Favourites, followers, and those you follow; sold item listings and the number of items sold; comments you post in our community spaces; and information you decide to share via social networks.

Automated Information: Making Mart  automatically receives and records information from your browser or your mobile device when you visit the Site or use certain other Services, such as your IP address or unique device identifier, cookies and data about which pages you visit in order to allow us to operate and provide the Services. This information is stored in log files and is collected automatically. We may combine this information from your browser or your mobile device with other information that we or our partners collect about you, including across devices. This information is used to prevent fraud and to keep the Making Mart services secure, to analyse and understand how the Services work for members and visitors, and to provide advertising, including across your devices, and a more personalised experience for members and visitors.

We may also automatically collect device-specific information when you install, access, or use our Services such as, browser information, IP address, and device identifiers. For more information about these online tools and how we use them,,

Non-Member Information: Etsy may receive or obtain information (for example, an email address or IP address) about a person who is not yet a registered Making Mart (a “non-member”) in connection with certain Making Mart  features, such as when a non-member chooses to subscribe to a Making Mart newsletter, a member invites a non-member to visit the Site, a member uploads non-member information using the contact uploader feature, a non-member engages in a transaction, or a member sends a gift card code to a non-member, or a non-member uses the Guest Checkout feature when making a purchase through one of the Services. Non-member information is used only for the purposes disclosed when it was submitted to Making Mart or to facilitate action authorised by the non-member

3. Your Control

You have full control of  whether or not you wish your personal data to be used by Making Mart, you are within your rights to request a copy of any information our company holds about you. There is a small administration fee for this service.. If you are not happy with the idea of your information being used to improve the site and user experience, then you are free to close your account. We will also delete any information we hold about you.

4. Messages from Making Mart

Occasionally Making Mart  may contact you.  Mostly, these messages are delivered by email and every user  account is required to keep a valid email address on file to receive messages.. Additionally, and with your consent, Making Mart  may send you an SMS (or similar) message or physical mail in order to provide you with customer support or to provide you with information about products and features that you may find of interest.

Service related messages and communications from Making Mart are service-related and necessary for members and Guest Checkout users. By agreeing to our Terms of  Service that  you agree that Making Mart  can send you non-marketing emails or messages, such as those related to transactions, your account, security, or product changes. Examples of service-related messages include an email address confirmation/welcome email when you register your account, notification of an order, service availability, modification of key features or functions, relaying conversations with buyers, and correspondence with Making Mart’s support team.

When you register for an account, subscribe to a newsletter, or provide us with your email address or phone number such as for a Guest Checkout purchase, you receive notice of and agree to receive marketing emails and messages from us. You can unsubscribe at any time from marketing emails through the opt-out link included in marketing emails or messages. Members may also control some marketing emails or messages through their account settings as well as through the opt-out link included in marketing emails or messages.

5. Community

Making Mart is not unusual in that it is a marketplace and an online community.  Our platform offers several features that allow members to connect and communicate in public or semi-public spaces, such as Forums and Groups. These features are there to enhance your experience of  Making Mart and to help you to engage and make the most out of your crafting hobbies and creative activities. These are supposed to be ‘SAFE’ and  happy places, where encouragement and positivity  thrive. Please respect other users, please don’t offend, and definitely do not post any personal contact details on the forums unless you are happy for the whole group to read and use it. Making Mart will not usually remove content from community spaces, and your posts may remain public after your account is closed, although your name will no longer be displayed alongside the post. You are responsible for the personal information that you choose to post in community spaces through our Making Mart Services. In addition, the community allows other members to follow your public activity on the Site to receive updates, such as when you add an item to your public Favourites. You may choose to make certain activities private through your account settings. After a member has begun following your activity, you have the option to block that member if you do not wish to share your updates with that specific person.


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