Privacy Policy

What is this Privacy Policy for?

This privacy policy is for this website https://www.delyththomas.art and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it.

The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. This is to comply with the new GDPR or “General Data Protection Regulations” and to make it easier to control how your data is used and why.

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, you can contact us using the email form on this page, or by writing to us at:  Delyth Thomas Art, PO Box 773, Folkestone, CT20 9JN, United Kingdom


Who am I?

Delyth Thomas Art is the website for Delyth Thomas, I’m a freelance artist and creator.  By having this site and taking commissions, sales and email queries I am the site’s Data Controller.


How do we collect information from you?

The data that I collect is: anything you have sent to me via the contact form, direct email, social media or making an order in my online store that allow me to fulfil the role of my business and complete orders / enquiries you have sent.

Usage data is collected via the use of Google Analytics to help understand how you use the site; this can be disabled here, and more detailed info can be found in my Cookie Policy.


What type of information is collected from you?

The personal information I may collect might include your name, address, email address (such as when placing an order for artwork), IP address, and information regarding what web pages are accessed and when.


Why is it being collected?

I keep data simply to help me to help you. Without your name /address / email, I couldn’t contact you to discuss commissions or projects; or mail you a physical purchase

We may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent where this is required or permitted by law.


How is your information used?

I may use your personal information to:

·         Receive/reply to an enquiry that you have made.

·         Process orders made and payments for work / commissions.

·         To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you and us.

·         Seek your views or comments on the services we provide.

·         Notify you of changes to our services.

·         Send you communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you. We will not contact you for marketing purposes unless you have given your prior consent.

·         keep records of our transactions for book-keeping purposes.

I may use non-personal information about you such as IP address, device type or geographical location to monitor activity on our website to better understand how my website is being used, and what countries its visitors come from.

This data is tracked by Squarespace and Google Analytics; for further information, see the Squarespace and Google Analytics privacy policies. However, we do not match your IP address to any other information that would identify you as a unique individual person.


Who has access to your information?

I, as the owner of my business Delyth Thomas Art, only have access to the information you provide and use it to fulfil my services; 3rd Parties such as Paypal, Etsy, Mailchimp and Mail couriers will hold some of your data but solely for the purposes of fulfilling my services (such as address, email, payment details).  You can check their Privacy Policies on their own websites for their terms.


What will be the effect of this on the individuals concerned?

The effect of this will be pretty much minimal, in that it will help me run my business more smoothly and provide a better, clearer service to you as a user / customer of my site and business.


If you change email address, or any of the other information I hold is inaccurate or out of date, you can contact us via email / letter to request that we update it, or you can use the email contact form on the site.

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information that we hold about you. You also have the right to request that we delete the information that we hold about you.

To make such a request, you can contact us via email or the contact page, or by writing to us at Delyth Thomas Art, PO Box 773, Folkestone, United Kingdom, CT20 9JN

How you can access and update your information


As part of the services offered to you through this website, the information which you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the European Union (“EU”). By way of example, this may happen if any of our data processors' servers are located in a country outside of the EU. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the EU. By submitting your personal data, you’re agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. If we transfer your information outside of the EU in this way, we will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Policy.

If you use our services while you are outside the EU, your information may be transferred outside the EU in order to provide you with those services.

Transferring your information outside of Europe


Other sites that we have links to are not within our control and this privacy policy does not cover the external sites linked to from this website.

Links on this site have been put there because I think they may have something of use to you such as accessing my Etsy store, Patreon Page and social sites.

External website links


Communications and actions taken through social media platforms (such as Facebook, Twitter, instgram) that this website and we participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively, which you can locate on their respective sites or settings.

I advise that you use these platforms wisely, communicating with due care and caution with regard of your own Privacy and Personal Details. This website nor I will ever ask for Personal or sensitive information via social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact me via the website’s contact form or my business email.

This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

Social media platforms


I may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below:

·         Service providers who provide IT and system administration services.

·         Professional advisers including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers

·         Government bodies that require us to report processing activities.

·         Third parties to whom we sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or our assets.

We require all third parties to whom we transfer your data to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We only allow such third parties to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

Disclosure of your Data


We have put in place security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used, altered, disclosed, or accessed without authorisation. This website also uses SSL encryption, this is shown in the form of a Lock icon next to the web address in the bar.

I have procedures in place to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach if we are legally required to.

Security


This website uses cookies to generate user statistics such as which pages on our website are popular, how many visits we received and if from a certain country, or other stats that help us better understand our audience which lets us better tailor the site to make it more relevant and engaging. This website is built on the Squarespace platform. Squarespace may use cookies which are necessary for the proper operation of their system and to track the usage of this website in order to help us understand how the site is being used and thus provide an improved user experience. You can read the Squarespace privacy policy here.

This website also uses tracking software provided by Google Analytics to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. Google Analytics will save a cookie to your computer's hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and use of the website, but we do not use Google Analytics to save or collect personal information that can be used to identify you as a unique individual person. You can read Google's privacy policy here for further information. You can also opt out of google analytic cookies by using the link here

More information can be found on our Cookie Policy page.

Cookies


Business name – Delyth Thomas Art

Email – info@delyththomas.art

Postal Address – Delyth Thomas Art, PO Box 773, Folkestone, United Kingdom, CT20 9JN

Contact Details


We keep this Policy under regular review and may make amendments if due. This policy was last updated in May 2018.

Review of this Policy