Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting your privacy and personal information and will never abuse your trust. Under no circumstances do we rent, trade or share your e-mail address without your consent.  

This Privacy Policy explains:

  • what information is collected 
  • how information is stored 
  • how information is used


What information do we collect?


When you contact us:

  • Personal data you provide about yourself (for example, your name and contact details e.g. an email)
  • You provide a name and an email address when submitting a form. We do not ask for any other details. What you provide is up to you.


When a third party contacts us on your behalf:

  • Personal data provided by a third party such as your name, contact details and specific circumstances.


When you visit this website, or interact with this site or us via social media:

  • Your IP address and browsing preferences and choices;
  • Your name and username and any comments that you make.


How do we collect information?

Your personal information may be collected from a number of sources. These include:

  • From you when you contact or interact with this site by email or when you communicate through social media;
  • From forms you may complete;
  • From public sources of data (e.g. the contacts details you have chosen to make public on your website or social media)
  • From organisations/bodies you are connect to or are affiliated with, when they provide your information to us


 Why do we collect it?

  • In relation to news updates, the information we hold is based on you having given your consent. For example, in relation to news updates you have provided the email and then verified that it should be stored and used as a basis for processing the newsletter via Mailchimp newsletter service and sending you an email for the news update.
  • Data relating to any business transaction that arises out of a contractual necessity


How do we use your information?

We process your data in order to:

  • Record any correspondence we receive and respond accordingly;
  • Send out information relating to news updates
  • Enter into contracts with customers
  • Maintain relationships with individuals and organisations and send messages from time to time


How is it stored?

Your personal data is stored in a number of ways:

  • In paper files stored securely;
  • In software systems which are managed on our computers and Mailchimp newsletter service;
  • If you register to receive news updates, your information will be held on a secure server and the data will be shared with Mailchimp only for automated processing of the news feed.



Who do we share information with?

We may share your data with and/or obtain information from some third parties:

  • our website service in relation to the use of forms and comments on this website and for the management of cookies on this website;
  • statistical services with respect to understanding the traffic to the website
  • Social media providers e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram – to highlight public news
  • Other organisations where we are required to by law or by a public authority.


How do we protect your data?

We take the security of your data very seriously. Your data cannot be accessed by third parties other than the following that are providing services: Artlogic and Mailchimp.

We engage reputable service providers to process your data on our behalf for the purposes of email correspondence, website and social media provision They are all under a duty of confidentiality, and are legally obliged to implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure the security of data in line with the relevant legislation.


How long do we keep your personal data?

Nothing is kept indefinitely. Your personal data is kept under review.

  • Correspondence: We periodically delete contacts and associated emails. 
  • Forms: If the form submitted is nonsensical they are deleted.
  • Spam comments are kept for a period of time prior to reports to Google re. worst offenders.
  • News updates: Emails are stored on Mailchimp. You may unsubscribe from this online newsletter at anytime.



If you live in the EU you will always be notified via a cookie 'banner' notice that cookies are used by this site as soon as you alight on the site.

Whether or not you receive a cookie depends on your browser settings - which only you control.

Very many websites, including this one, send you cookies when you visit the site in order to collect data to track traffic flows.  A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer or other device browser from a website's computer and is stored on your device's hard drive. 

Cookies record information about the location of your IP provider, technical data about your computer and data about which pages you look at on this website and how these were accessed.  They do NOT tell Artlogic, Mailchimp, or us, who the person is or anything else about the person viewing the site. If you have a website or blog yourself then you are probably collecting statistical data relating to traffic flows in a very similar way.  


Why we use software which uses cookies:

Cookie data helps us to understand which pages are the most popular and how somebody has arrived at the site e.g. from an art forum or via a search on Google.  It also enables us to know what format most people are now using to view pages which in turn helps us with prioritising design and accessibility issues on this website.