This privacy policy sets out how we use and protects any information that you may give the company when you use this website. We keep and use information in line with the Data Protection Act 1998.

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. The information that you provide us with, or that is gathered automatically, will only be used in accordance with the privacy statement. Your information also helps us to monitor and provide you with the services that you are entitled to, as a visitor to our website.

What we do with your information
• Internal record keeping.
• To improve our products and services.
• We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties.
• If requested, we may submit your information to law enforcement or government authorities.


Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. They help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie does not give us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies.


The transmission of information through the Internet is not completely secure. However, we will do our best to protect your personal data and have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to secure the information we collect online.

Links to other websites

Our website contains links to other reputable websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, we do not have any control over third party websites. We cannot be responsible for the content, protection and privacy of any information you provide whilst visiting these sites.

Policy changes

By using our site, you agree to accept this privacy policy and are aware that our policy may change with time. This policy is effective from November 2021 and any future changes will appear on this web page.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please use the contact form.
or write to: Genius Gift Shop, 130 High Street, Porthmadog, LL49 9NW

Who we are

Our website address is:


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s 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. 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.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

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