Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how The Tudor Tailor uses and protects any information that you give us when you use our website, Facebook page, Twitter account, Instagram account or any other social media.

The Tudor Tailor is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

The Tudor Tailor 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 1 May 2018.

What we collect

The Tudor Tailor sells goods on Etsy, maintains a subscription list on Mailchimp, and carries out research using SurveyMonkey. We collect the following information (but only if you give it to us):

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Full postal adress

Sales records

If you buy from The Tudor Tailor via the webshop at Etsy (, your personal details as a customer are stored and made available to us via Etsy. We do not record that information anywhere else. We will only use this information to process your purchase and communicate with you about it. Your details are also handled in accordance to Etsy privacy policy and terms.

Subscription list

If you choose to subscribe to our mailing list by visiting this link and completing the relevant form, you will be added to our email subscription management service at Mailchimp. The full link is: This subscription ensures you will receive news and information from The Tudor Tailor. Your contact information is not made available to any third parties. You can unsubscribe from The Tudor Tailor’s mailing list at any time (see Controlling your personal information below). Your information will be handled in accordance with MailChimp’s privacy policy and terms.

Database registration list and activity

If you choose to register to use one of our databases (for example, Knitting in Early Modern Europe, Costume Research Image Library), we will be able to track when you visit the database. We will hold that information for up to five years after your last log in date.

Survey participation

We use SurveyMonkey to invite your participation in our research projects. We do not use this information for any other purpose and never link your responses to you personally when we publish the results. We keep your participation in the survey confidential unless you give us permission to do otherwise.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping
  • We send updates on our research findings and like to know what proves most popular
  • We invite participation in experimental archaeology and like to keep track of sign-up rates
  • We may use the information to improve our products, services and/or databases
  • We may periodically send promotional emailsabout new research, products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.


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. We manage our customer records with Etsy’s online sales system. We use an online subscription management service called Mailchimp. This service offers you the opportunity to manage your subsciption to The Tudor Tailor’s mailing list. We use SurveyMonkey to collect and analyse data about our research projects.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file placed on your computer’s hard drive. This file 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 on our website and online databases. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our online services 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.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to track traffic to and our online databases. You can view googles privacy policy here We do not collect personally identifiable information. We retain tracking information for 26 months after your last visit to our website.

Website users who don’t want their data collected with Google Analytics can install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. This add-on instructs the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js and dc.js) running on websites to prohibit sending information to Google Analytics. To opt-out of Analytics for the web, visit the Google Analytics opt-out page and install the add-on for your browser. For more details on installing and uninstalling the add-on, please see the relevant help resources for your specific browser. It is your responsibility to ensure that the opt-out is working on your computer with your browser to be sure your activity is not tracked. Alternatively, use a browser which does not track your activity.

Links to other websites

Our website and other social media accounts 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 or social media accounts. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide when visiting such sites. These 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 in the following ways:

If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us or by emailing jane@tudortailor.comand requesting you are removed.

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

We retain your email address in the subscription management service offered by Mailchimp. At present, we record only your first name and surname name with your email address. We retain your customer information in Etsy, including your address. You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998 (UK). If you would like a copy of the information held on you please contact

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.