Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

The web site is owned by Shalini Austin trading as SDSA Promotions, resident at 2 Windsor Close, Stamford, PE9 1HJ, UK.

The purpose of this site is to act as a blog for Lapidary and it also serves to an extent as an extension of our on line shop at , you can view the shop’s privacy policy here:

This web site is hosted in the UK.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We only collect data from our visitors when they leave comments on the site, this might include your name, email address, web site address and IP address. We collect this data because it’s what WordPress requires when you leave a comment. We reply to all comments publicly, we do not use your email address for newsletters or marketing purposes nor do we pass any of your details onto any third parties.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

We do not employ a contact form


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

We maintain a Facebook page to engage with our customers. You may view the Privacy policy of this service provider here:

We have a twitter account to deliver marketing messages and engage with our existing and prospective customers. You may view the Privacy policy of this service provider here:

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We do not use any analytics like Google Analytics, we do use AWSTATS as provided by our hosting provider, this records IP addresses, browser type but no personal identifiable information like names, address, email address etc.

Who we share your data with

This web site does not knowingly share your data with any third parties.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Shalini Austin trading as SDSA Promotions, resident at 2 Windsor Close, Stamford, PE9 1HJ, UK.

Additional information

The web site is updated and maintained by both Shalini and Dave Austin

How we protect your data

We keep web site Administrators to barest minimum in order to reduce risk, the web site is HTTPS which means that all data between your browser and this web site is encrypted. The web site is scanned daily for any outstanding updates which are applied as soon as we are aware of them. All data is held in the UK on our service providers web servers and devices in our offices.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If a data breach is found during our daily update scan of this site, we will inform the ICO and the persons affected by the breach. An immediate investigation into how the breach occurred, it’s consequences and any remedial action required will be carried out.

What third parties we receive data from


What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data


Industry regulatory disclosure requirements