PRIVACY POLICY takes your privacy seriously. We ask that you read this Privacy Policy carefully as it contains important information about what to expect when we collect personal information about you and how we will use your personal data.

Who we are is an online retailer specializing in handmade bowties but also an informational site for news concerning new product and events.  Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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

If you fill out any of our contact forms, we will collect all information entered within the contact form.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save 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.

In addition, we will collect your personal information when you, for example:

  • Buy or use any of our online products and or services;
  • Subscribe to newsletters, alerts or other services from us;
  • Contact us through various channels (in particular when you contact us via email), or ask for information about a product or service within the contact forms;
  • Take part in a competition, prize draw or survey;
  • Visit our website; or
  • Where you provide information publicly (i.e. comments)

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

We gather this information to allow us to administer your online account and provide content that our users are interested in.

We may also use aggregate information and statistics for the purposes of monitoring website usage in order to help us to develop our website and our services. These statistics will not include information that can be used to identify you.

It may be necessary to share some of your information with a third party in the provision of certain services, such as forwarding demographic information to our payment service (PayPal). We will endeavor to share only information pertinent to the specific action requested by you.

We will store personal information for a period not exceeding 3 years from the date when you last provided personal information.  You may request your information at any time and request it be removed from the site (EU users).

You have the right to restrict the processing of your personal information by us. If you wish to do so please send an email to setting out details of those restrictions. We shall strive to comply with all such requests but there may be some limitations due to previously made public information, such as online blogs. We will, however, close your account and delete any information not critical to the operation of our services.

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

Your contact information will only be used by unless otherwise stated on the website or you have posted in public comments.  We may also use your information to provide you with information about special features of our website or any other service or products we think may be of interest to you. If you would rather not receive this information, please contact us in the manner set out above. Even if you do not opt out of receiving such information when you first open an online account with us or when you first indicate that you agree to the terms set out in this privacy policy you can always opt out at a later date.

Use of cookies and other information-gathering technologies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. We use these to make our website more efficient and to protect your information. They provide us with anonymous information to improve user experience and our content.  We use these cookies to collect information about how visitors use our website, to create reports and analysis. All data is collected in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.

Visit or to find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies are being used. Some control of cookies is usually allowed through the browser settings on your very own web browsers.  From time to time we link pages out to other sites. In doing this, those sites use their cookies on our site. The relevant privacy policies are listed below:




How we protect your data

We have put in place appropriate security procedures, technical and organizational measures to safeguard your personal information and ensure that it is processed lawfully which includes limited access, secure processing, use of passwords etc as appropriate.

We will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal information. However, you should be aware that the use of the Internet is not entirely secure and for this reason, we cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal information which is transferred from you or to you via the Internet.

You have the right to contact the relevant Data Protection Authority regarding how we process your personal information.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Upon suspecting or determining that there has been any sort of a data breach compromising our users’ personal information, we will immediately notify the users with the contact information on file to the extent of the breach.  We will also notify the proper authorities for any actions that may be needed.

What third parties we receive data from

Presently, through links and embeds, we receive data from,,, and  Please refer to each of those services for their privacy policies.

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

We may use data collected from our users to market our products during times that those users have been found to be more active on our website.

How to contact us

We welcome your views about our website and our Privacy Policy. If you would like to contact us with any queries or comments please contact Ida Joes Classic Bows at

Changes to Privacy Policy

We keep our Privacy Policy under regular review. If we change our Privacy Policy we will post the changes on this page, and place notices on other pages of the website, so that you may be aware of the information we collect and how we use it at all times. This Privacy Policy was last updated on May 25, 2018.