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My Policies


 Fees must be paid in full prior to the start of your course; part payments or deposits will not be accepted.

 Some courses involve additional costs for materials. Please read course information on website or booking forms for details.

 Please check whether a place is available before making a payment, you will be sent a booking form if there is availability. Your place will be secured when payment is received, but please be aware that payments delayed for more than 7 days after a booking form is sent may be offered to someone else.

 Courses are increasingly popular so please book early to avoid disappointment.


 Course fees are based on reaching the minimum number of attendees and may be cancelled if bookings do not reach this number.

 If for any reason the course has to be cancelled a full refund of paid fee will be given. You will be given 2 days notice prior to a termly course cancellation or 24 hours notice prior to a 1 day or 2 day course.

 If you cancel earlier than 7 days before the start date of your course you will receive a refund minus a 10% admin fee. If you cancel 7 days, or less before the start date of your course, or after your course has started, a refund will not be given.

 In the event that a session has to be cancelled for reasons beyond my control you will either be offered an alternative date and time to make up that session, or receive a full refund for the session missed.

 If for any reason you have to miss a session, it is not possible to offer you a refund or an alternative session.

Privacy Policy

The General Data Protection Regulation, also known as GDPR, is a new UK data privacy law which was introduced on the 25th May 2018. Its aim is to give everyone more control over how their data is used, and ensures that organisations protect personal data better.

My Privacy Policy explains what information I collect and how I use it.


Personal Data is only collected through business enquiries. It has been either given/sent to me directly, or previously through Orchard Workshop on-line Woodturning course booking/enquiry form. Personal data has been provided either by yourself or from someone wishing to purchase a course as a gift for you. Some information has been completed on course sign-off safety declaration forms.

Data held is used to:

 Manage your course bookings and inform you about future course possibilities, and to manage any other business enquiry.

 Give you up to date and/or useful information about any business undertaken or your course (such as cancellation due to tutor illness, any other changes)

 Inform you about anything that may be relevant to your course (such as emailing course   handouts, informing you about events such as shows that may interest you).

 Emergency contact details i.e. name and contact no. of someone you would like me to contact in the event of an emergency, are solely used for that purpose.

Your privacy is very important to me.  Your data will not be shared with any third party, unless expressly and specifically authorised by you.


Name, postal address, telephone number/s, email address, emergency contact details (name and details of someone you would like me to contact in the event of an emergency).

I may hold some or all of the above data based on information supplied.


Name, phone no. for yourself and emergency contacts no. are printed and kept in each course register file. These are destroyed at the end of each course (always burnt not recycled).

Course safety declaration forms are destroyed annually, at the end of the summer term or earlier if course attendance ceases.

 Course databases are saved on encrypted devices, and accessible through the use of passwords known to myself only.

 All website email enquiries will now be directed only to my email address.

If you no longer wish to be contacted about my services, please send me an ‘OPT OUT’ email to gill_h@blueyonder.co.uk. You may also ‘Opt Out’ verbally.  

Please note your personal data will be deleted from my files after a period of 6 months if you are not actively involved in current business correspondence with me or taking part in any current courses.

Everyone has the right to complain to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) if they believe their data has been mishandled.