Privacy policy

We respect your privacy and treat your data with the utmost care.


Your information

We collect personal information when you enquire about or book a course, when you order or purchase loose gemstones or a book or when you create a customer account on this website. 

When you enquire about a course your name and email address are used to communicate regarding the courses.

When you book a course your name and email address is collected for communication prior to and during the course.

When you buy loose gemstones or a book, your name, address, telephone number and email address are collected to facilitate communication regarding and delivery of your book or gemstones. 

When you create a customer account the details you provide are collected to facilitate the correct functioning of your account.



When you provide us with the above personal information to enquire about a course, book a course, create an account, order or purchase we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.


Who do we share this information with?

We will not share your information with any third party, company or individual unless required to do so by law or as is necessary to facilitate payment for orders or delivery of goods.


How long do we hold your information?

For course enquiries your name and email address are held for one year.

For course bookings, book purchases and loose gemstone purchases, your information may be kept for seven years following a purchase to comply with any legal or tax requirements.

For customer accounts your information will be held as long as your account remains live.


How your information is stored

We take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is stored safely locked away.  All electronic devices are password protected.


Access to your information

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some, or all, of your personal information, please contact us with your request.  You may ask us to correct or remove any information you think is inaccurate.


Newsletter mailing list

Subscribers are only added to our email newsletter list if they have asked to be added.  This may have been at a retail event, at a class, via a signup form on this website or you may have asked to be added to the list following a purchase.   We use EmailOctopus as our email marketing provider, please see their website for their privacy policy.  They use Google reCAPTCHA to protect against bots – please see Google’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Service for more details.

How to stop receiving marketing emails from us
Every email newsletter contains an unsubscribe link, simply click this link and it will remove you from our email list.  You can re-subscribe at any time via our website if you change your mind. 


Third party processors

Payments on this website are processed by Paypal and Stripe and your card details are protected by their systems.

Payments taken in person at a retail event or class are processed by SumUp who securely process your payment and will email or text you a receipt for your payment if you wish.  Sally Spencer will never see your card details.  Please visit Paypal, Stripe and SumUp’s websites for their privacy policies.

UK website purchases are sent by Royal Mail or Evri and your address and email are shared with them in order for them to deliver your purchase.  International website purchases are sent via various shipping companies using Parcel2Go and your address, email and contact number are shared with them in order for them to deliver your purchase.

We partner with Google Analytics to allow tracking technologies through the use of first party cookies and third-party cookies to analyse and track use of this website to better understand online activity.  By accessing this website, you consent to the collection and use of your information by Google Analytics. You are encouraged to review their privacy policy and contact them directly should you have any questions. We do not transfer personal information to Google Analytics. If you do not want any information to be collected and used by tracking technologies, you can visit the Google Analytics or you may opt out of this data collection by installing an add-on such as Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on to your browser.

Please be aware that getting a new computer, installing a new browser, upgrading an existing browser or erasing/altering your browser’s cookies files may also clear certain opt-out cookies, plug-ins or settings.

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This website has full SSL (secure sockets layer encryption) – you will see that the address starts with https and that there is a green padlock – this means that you can be sure your payments and details are secure when using this website.

We use administrative, technical and physical security measures to help protect your personal information. While we have taken reasonable steps to secure the personal information you provide, please be aware that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. Any information disclosed online is vulnerable to interception and misuse by unauthorized parties. Therefore, we cannot guarantee complete security if you provide personal information.


Links to other websites

Sally Spencer’s website contains links to other websites such as social media and show organisers.  This privacy policy only applies to Sally Spencer’s website, therefore, when you link to other websites, we are not in control of the privacy policy of those websites and you will need to refer to each site’s own privacy policy.


Changes to our policy

We keep our privacy policy under review and will place any updates on the website.


This privacy policy was last updated 3 January 2024.



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