Mailing List Subscribers

If you choose to subscribe to the mailing list, you will receive occasional Hewn updates, such as upcoming workshop dates and summaries of the the most interesting recent blog posts. Don't worry, emails are infrequent, you won't be bombarded with loads of emails! Of course, no details will be shared with any third parties. I operate a 'double opt-in' system, meaning that your email address is not added to the database until you have confirmed your consent via a confirmation email. 

Mailing lists are processed by the third party manager MailChimp whose use of your personal information is governed by its own comprehensive privacy policy which is GDPR compliant. The following is an excerpt from this policy: 'subscriber lists are stored on a secure MailChimp server. We don’t, under any circumstances, sell your lists, contact people on your lists, market to people on your lists, steal your lists, or share your lists with any other party, unless it’s required by law'.

Third Party Payment Processors

Payments to the Hewn Store are currently transmitted, via an encrypted connection, to the third party payment processor, Stripe, for processing. Stripe 'has been audited by a PCI-certified auditor, and has in turn been certified as a PCI Level 1 Service Provider, the most stringent level of certification available. You can confirm our certification in Visa's registry of service providers'. Use of your personal information is governed by the Stripe privacy policy which is GDPR compliant.

Customer Information

When you make an order, your email address, postal address, name and, if entered, your phone number are stored on the Squarespace servers to allow me to complete and send the order. These details will never be shared with any other third parties. For more information about how Squarespace processes and secures information, read their Privacy Policy.

Cookies and Tracking

Squarespace uses cookies to track your use of websites hosted by them, including There is also a Facebook tracking pixel on the website, which tracks visits and use of this website by facebook users. This is to enable me to track where traffic is coming from to inform my promotional activities.