Privacy Policy

How we use your data

Rooster Yarns uses your personal data:

  • To provide goods and services to you including a tailored website experience based on your location

  • To manage any registered account(s) that you hold with us

  • To verify your identity for crime and fraud prevention, detection and related purposes

  • With your agreement, to contact you about new products, changes in stock availability or shipping

  • For market research purposes – to better understand your needs

  • To enable customer service interactions with you.

Emails and SMS messages

Rooster Yarns updates you about products & services which are of interest and relevance. 

You have the right to opt out of receiving promotional communications at any time, by making use of the simple “unsubscribe” link in emails, and by replying “STOP” or clicking the unsubscribe link (where available) in one of our text messages.

Sharing data with third parties

Rooster Yarns will not disclose your personal data to any third party.  We will never sell or rent our customer data to other organisations for marketing purposes.

What personal data do we collect?

Rooster Yarns may collect the following information about you:

  • Your contact details: postal address including billing and delivery addresses, telephone numbers (including mobile numbers) and e-mail address

  • Purchases and orders made by you

  • Your password(s) on the Rooster wholesale ordering portal

  • Your communication and marketing preferences

  • Your location

  • Your correspondence and communications with Rooster Yarns.

Credit / debit card details

When paying by debit / credit card your payment details are entered directly into our Payment Provider (WorldPay). We have access to a limited amount of this information to process your order, make refunds etc but we do not store any of your credit / debit card details.

Your rights

You have the following rights:

  • The right to ask for a copy of personal data that we hold about you (the right of access)

  • The right (in certain circumstances) to request that we delete personal data held on you; where we no longer have any legal reason to retain it (the right of erasure or to be forgotten)

  • The right to ask us to update and correct any out-of-date or incorrect personal data that we hold about you (the right of rectification)

  • The right to opt out of any marketing communications that we may send you and to object to us using / holding your personal data if we have no legitimate reasons to do so (the right to object)

  • The right (in certain circumstances) to ask us to ‘restrict processing of data’; which means that we would need to secure and retain the data for your benefit but not otherwise use it (the right to restrict processing)

  • The right (in certain circumstances) to ask us to supply you with some of the personal data we hold about you in a structured machine-readable format and/or to provide a copy of the data in such a format to another organisation (the right to data portability).

If you wish to exercise any of the above rights, please contact us.

Legal basis for Rooster Yarns processing customer personal data


Rooster Yarns collects and uses customers’ personal data because is it necessary for:

  • The pursuit of our legitimate interests (as set out below)

  • The purposes of complying with our duties and exercising our rights under a contract for the sale of goods to a customer

  • Complying with our legal obligations.

In general, we only rely on consent as a legal basis for processing personal data in relation to sending direct marketing communications to customers via email. Customers have the right to withdraw consent at any time. Where consent is the only legal basis for processing, we will cease to process data after consent is withdrawn.

Our legitimate interests

The normal legal basis for processing customer data, is that it is necessary for the legitimate interests of Rooster Yarns including:

  • Selling and supplying goods to our customers

  • Protecting customers, employees and other individuals and maintaining their safety, health and welfare

  • Promoting, marketing and advertising our products and services

  • Sending promotional communications which are relevant

  • Improving existing products and services and developing new products and services

  • Complying with our legal and regulatory obligations

  • Preventing, investigating and detecting crime, fraud or anti-social behaviour and prosecuting offenders, including working with law enforcement agencies

  • Handling customer contacts, queries, complaints or disputes

  • Fulfilling our duties to our customers, colleagues, shareholders and other stakeholders.

Cookies Policy

What are cookies?

Like most websites, Rooster Yarns use cookies to collect information.  Cookies are small data files which are placed on your computer or other devices (such as smart ‘phones or ‘tablets’) as you browse this website.  They are used to ‘remember’ when your computer or device accesses our websites.  Cookies are essential for the effective operation of our website.  They are also used to tailor the products and services offered and advertised to you, both on our websites and elsewhere. 

Information collected

Some cookies collect information about browsing behaviour when you access this website via the same computer or device.  This includes information about pages viewed and your journey around a website.  We do not use cookies to collect or record information on your name, address or other contact details.  

What are cookies used for?

The main purposes for which cookies are used are:

1. For technical purposes essential to effective operation of our websites, particularly in relation to site navigation

2. To enable Rooster Yarns to collect information about your browsing patterns, including to monitor the success of campaigns, competitions etc.