Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

At HoneyBeads1, accessible from, one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy document contains types of information that is collected and recorded by HoneyBeads1 and how we use it.

If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us through email at

GDPR in a nutshell

The GDPR is a law that describes how people that collect your personal data should treat your personal data. It gives the owner of the personal information rights over that information. It also gives the collector of the personal information restrictions on what they can do with that information.

So basically it’s a law that protects your personal data from abuse. Where websites normally could store your data without asking, you now have to consent first before they can store your data. Personal data can not be stored without consent, (legal) reason or longer than needed. If at any time you wish to know what personal data is stored, you can ask for a specification. Or you can request that your information is removed.

Who is collecting your personal data?

Your personal data will be collected by Zina Kagchelland from Drachten, Friesland in The Netherlands (HoneyBeads1) owner of

Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If you are from the European Economic Area (EEA), HoneyBeads1 legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Policy depends on the Personal Data we collect and the specific context in which we collect it.

HoneyBeads1 may process your Personal Data because:

  • We need to perform a contract with you
  • You have given us permission to do so
  • The processing is in our legitimate interests and it’s not overridden by your rights
  • To comply with the law

Personal Data (What do we collect?)

We only collect personal data if this is needed and we have your consent to do so. For example, if you sign up for our newsletter, we need your consent to store your personal data, your name, and your email address to send you a confirmation email. At this point, your name and email address are not added to our email list yet. Once you confirmed your subscription, we will put you on our email list.

Personal data can also be your internet behavior. For example, Google can show you ads customized to your interest. Or, by the use of your location (IP address), it can recommend local stores. Most of these types of personal data are stored in a cookie.

Personal data Honeybeads1 might collect from you:

  • Email address
  • First name and last name
  • Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City
  • Cookies and Usage Data

Why do we collect your personal data?

HoneyBeads1 might be obliged to collect your personal data in order to comply with the law, and/or to provide you with our services, and/or improve our services, ads, and website, and/or protect you and HoneyBeads1 from internet abuse, and/or send physical products to your home address.

How do we collect this data?


When you leave a comment on this site we collect the data shown in the comments form. We also collect your 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 (your profile or avatar picture) 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 in one of the contact forms and give your consent to collect your information, your information will be stored and used for the therefore given permission.


If you won a contest or giveaway, we might contact you through email to retrieve your home address in order to send you your prize.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Like any other website, HoneyBeads1 uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.

Log Files

HoneyBeads1 follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

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.

Where do you store my personal data?

Depending on the type of data, the consent to use the data and who the consent is given to, collected data will be stored through our third parties. For example, if you subscribe to BeadClub (email list) our third-party MailChimp will store your data in our HoneyBeads1 account on the MailChimp website.

What do we use your personal data for?

Newsletters and other notifications

We may use your Personal Data to contact you with newsletters, notifications, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send or by contacting us.

Shipping to your home address

If you entered a contest or giveaway and you won a physical prize, we will use the data provided by you to ship your prize to your home address.

Beader of the month

For our BeadClub members (email subscription) we have a ‘Beader of the month’ feature. This feature allows people to send in a photo of the jewelry that they made from one of the HoneyBeads1 tutorials. After a winner is picked, HoneyBeads1 will upload this picture to website on the ‘Beader of the Month’ page. It will also be featured in the BeadClub email. Once a winner is chosen, HoneyBeads1 will permanently remove all the other data that was provided by BeadClub members for the specific purpose of trying to become the Beader of the Month.


To improve our website we use analytics. Analytics gives us an overall view of the general use of our website. This may include parts of your personal data such as your location, the time you spent on our website, the time you visited our website, from which platform or place you went to our website, from which device you visited our website and maybe other information. However, this information will never be of a personalized nature for me to see!

For example, it might show:

  • Female
  • Country: CA
  • Visited: Wednesday between 11-12 pm
  • Average time spend on HoneyBeads1 (all) 15 minutes

It will not show:

  • Name: Debby Bornrich
  • Address: 9823IU Clovertown, born rich street 27, Canada
  • Visited: Wednesday at 23:23
  • Duration: 26 minutes

For our analytics, we may use third-party service providers.

Improving our website and user experience

With cookies, we can improve the use and experience of our website. For example, we might send you notifications to let you know a new post is up. Or analytics might show us which articles are read the most so that we can create more related content.

Promoting ads

If we run HoneyBeads1 promoting ads on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or other platforms, we may use your personal data through third parties to show you our advertisement.

Who will my personal data be shared with?

We will not share your information without your consent. Depending on your consent, your personal data may be used by our third-party users to provide you and us with optimal services.

Third-party users

For some services, we might use the help of a third-party. A Third-party is an entity that is involved in some way in an interaction that is primarily between two other entities. All of our third-party providers comply with the GDPR law.

For example, you agreed to accept push notifications. A cookie is then placed on your computer by one of our third-parties, One Signal. When I finished a new post, One Signal sends out a push notification to you, to let you know that there is a new post for you to read.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity. For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page:


Jetpack is part of our security system. It uses Askimet to prevent blog post spamming and provides checkboxes and cookies to help us with the GDPR law. It also provides us with a number of website views. If you want to know more about Jetpack’s privacy policy you can click this link:


WordPress is our website’s platform (what our website is built on) WordPress makes blogging easy and provides several different plugins (software) to provide an optimal customized website. If you want to know more about WordPress’s privacy policy you can click this link:

One Signal

One push-signal is a push notification provider that notifies you when a new post has aired on the HoneyBeads1 website. One push-signal may use your personal data to provide you with accurate push notification. One Signal also helps us to comply with the GDPR law by asking your consent for the installation of cookies. If you want to know more about One Signal’s privacy policy you can click this link:

Google DoubleClick DART Cookie (personalized ads)

This type of cookie show you ads that are specific to your location and/or may interest you based on your previous internet use. If you don’t want specific ads, you can choose to disable or turn off these cookies. Please bear in mind that this could affect your ability to interact with this site and others as well.

You can opt out of targeted advertising here: 


FB Live chat

To provide you with extra service HoneyBeads1 offers a live chat box through a FB live chat. This service connects the chat box of the HoneyBeads1 website to my HoneyBeads1 Facebook page. This service is provided by Zotabox. If you want to know more about Zotabox’s privacy policy you can click this link:


MailChimp is the host and provider of our emails, email list, and signs up forms. When you sign up for BeadClub, Mailchimp will put your personal data in our HoneyBeads1 account. MailChimp is well protected and complies with the GDPR law. If you want to know more about Mailchimp’s privacy policy you can click this link:


Mailmunch is a plugin that helps to install sign up forms from MailChimp on our website. If you want to know more about Mailmunch’s privacy policy you can click this link:

Paypal Donations

If you want to sponsor our content you can donate through Paypal donations. Paypal only receives your personal data when you decide to donate to us. If you want to know more about Paypal’s privacy policy you can click this link:

How long will we retain your personal information?

HoneyBeads1 will retain your personal information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our policies.

What is my legal right over my personal information?

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

  • The right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you.
  • The right of rectification.
  • The right to object.
  • The right of restriction.
  • The right to data portability
  • The right to withdraw consent

If you want a copy of your personal data or your personal data deleted, you can contact us at Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.

You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your personal data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).

What we do to secure your personal data:

The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer)

Our website is provided with an SSL connection. This connection provides extra security when you transfer data to us. It creates a page between the places you transfer the information from and to. This in-between page is encrypted and therefore protected for internet criminals who are trying to steal your personal data.


We use Akismet, fueled by Jetpack as our Anti-Spam provider. Askimet prevents the spamming of our blogs. Jetpack also places cookies and provides checkboxes to help us comply with the GDPR law.


MailChimp is a specialized host where we store your personal data for sending out emails. MailChimp complies with the GDPR law and helps us to comply with the GDPR law too. They do this by providing consent checkboxes on our sign up forms, double opt-in emails (you get an email in which you need to confirm your subscription before your data is added to our email list) and they make it easy to opt-out of our email list as well.

One Signal

One signal provides a pop-up where you can choose to allow cookies or not. It also provides a consent checkbox on contact forms and on our FB Live Chat.

Disclosure Of Data

Business Transaction

If HoneyBeads1 is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, your Personal Data may be transferred. We will provide notice before your Personal Data is transferred and becomes subject to a different Privacy Policy.

Disclosure for Law Enforcement

Under certain circumstances, HoneyBeads1 may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).

Legal Requirements

HoneyBeads1 may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of HoneyBeads1
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with HoneyBeads1
  • To protect the personal safety of users of HoneyBeads1 or the public
  • To protect against legal liability

Privacy Policies

You may consult this list to find the Privacy Policy for each of the advertising partners of HoneyBeads1.

Third-party ad servers or ad networks uses technologies like cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons that are used in their respective advertisements and links that appear on HoneyBeads1, which are sent directly to users’ browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. These technologies are used to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on websites that you visit.

Note that HoneyBeads1 has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

Third Party Privacy Policies

We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.

HoneyBeads1’s Privacy Policy does not apply to other advertisers or websites. Thus, we are advising you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information. It may include their practices and instructions about how to opt-out of certain options. You may find a complete list of these Privacy Policies and their links here: Privacy Policy Links.

You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers’ respective websites. What Are Cookies?

Children’s Information

Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.

HoneyBeads1 does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 18. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Online Privacy Policy Only

Our Privacy Policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website with regards to the information that they shared and/or collect in HoneyBeads1. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

Changes to this privacy policy

HoneyBeads1 reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy at any time. HoneyBeads1 will give notice to its users on this page and possibly – as far as technically and legally feasible – by sending a notice to you via any contact information available to HoneyBeads1. It is strongly recommended to check this page often, referring to the date of the last modification listed at the bottom. 

Should the changes affect processing activities performed on the basis of your consent, HoneyBeads1 shall collect new consent from the User, where required.


By using our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its terms.

Last updated: 18 June 2019

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