Privacy Policy


The Messy Brunette is a small Irish creative blog and business run by me, Maura Bourke. This Privacy Policy details exactly what data I collect from you, how I use it, why I use it, how I protect it and any reasons why I may need to disclose it, such as for legal or tax purposes.



When you place an order, I collect specific information from you in order to complete the transaction, such as your name, address, and email address.  My Shop is run under the Etsy platform, therefore all information on any shop orders are held on Etsy’s servers.

They provide me with the online e-commerce platform that allows me to sell my products and services to you.
Your data is stored through Etsy’s data storage, databases and the general Etsy. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall. Please read Etsy’s Privacy Policy for further details.

Marketing information, such as a newsletter, will only be sent to you via email on your consent when you sign up. Currently, I don’t have a newsletter, but this may change in the near future.  Your consent will be requested before any newsletters are sent out.

Google Analytics
Google Analytics collects some details on my behalf when you visit my website, such as how you found me and what pages you have clicked on. Google Analytics shares these statistics with me. They do not include any personal details whatsoever.

Cookies are installed on this website. They allow you to navigate my website with ease. They also allow me to see what areas of my website you are clicking on in order for me to understand what areas are the most popular and what areas to focus my marketing on. Cookies do not allow me to see any personal details about you or your computer.#


When you provide personal information to complete a transaction, I imply that you consent to me collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.

When I ask for personal information for secondary reasons, such as marketing and signing up to the newsletter, I will ask you directly for your consent and provide you with the option to say no.



If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for me to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at anytime, by contacting me at:

When you click on links in my store, they may direct you away from my site. I am not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.

My blog is hosted by WordPress, which is especially designed as both an ecommerce platform and website platform. Please read WordPress privacy policy in relation to their own specific details.


By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.


I reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If I make material changes to this policy, I will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information I collect, how I use it, and under what circumstances, if any, I use and/or disclose it.



If you would like to amend, review or delete your personal details or simply want more information, please contact me:


Created : 24th May 2018