Privacy Policy

We at see user privacy and data protection as human rights and have a duty of care to the people within our data.
Data is a liability, it should only be collected and processed when absolutely necessary.
We will never sell, rent or otherwise distribute or make public your personal information.
This website is designed to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR)

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

This website collects and uses personal information for the following reasons:

Contact Forms and Email Links

Should you choose to contact us using our contact forms or sending us an email at, none of the data that you supply will be stored by this website or passed to / be processed by any third party data processors. Instead your data will be collated into an email and sent to us via a SSL protected server. This means that the email content is encrypted before being sent across the internet. The email content is then decrypted by our local computers and devices. However, not all mail servers are secured in such a way. Therefore, we would suggest that you always consider email as an insecure medium and not include personal, confidential or otherwise sensitive information within an email.

Your name and email address will remain within our database for as long as the website is active or until you specifically request your contact details’ removal. You can do this by sending an email to specifying the removal of your name and email address from our database. When requesting removal via email, please send your email to us using the email account you used for originally contacting us.

If you are under 16 years of age you must obtain parental consent before using our contact forms.


Should you choose to add a comment to any posts that we have published on our blog (Angela, Looking at Art) the name and email address you enter with your comment will be saved to this website’s database, along with your computer’s IP address and the time and date that you submitted the comment. This information is only used to identify you as a contributor to the comment section of the respective blog post and is not passed on to any third party data processors.

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.

Visitor comments are checked through the automated spam detection service Askimet.

The information Askimet collects includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Your comment and its associated personal data will remain on this site until we see fit to either 1) remove the comment or 2) remove the blog post. Should you wish to have the comment and it’s associated personal data deleted, please email us at using the email address that you commented with.

If you are under 16 years of age you MUST obtain parental consent before posting a comment on our blog.

NOTE: You should avoid entering personally identifiable information to the actual comment field of any blog post comments that you submit on this 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.

Site Visitation Tracking

Like most websites, this site uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction. We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages and to see their journey through the website.
Although GA records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us. GA also records your computer’s IP address which could be used to personally identify you but Google do not grant us access to this. We consider Google to be a third party data processor (Google complies with the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR) and is EU-U.S. Privacy Shield compliant). GA makes use of cookies, details of which can be found on Google’s developer guidelines. Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop GA from tracking any part of your visit to pages within this website.

In order to connect our WordPress site with GA we make use of the plugin MonsterInsights. We use Monsterinsights with its EU Compliance Addon which:

  • Automatically anonymizes IP addresses on all Google Analytics hits, eCommerce hits, and form tracking hits
  • Automatically disables the Demographics and Interests Reports for Remarketing and Advertising tracking on Google Analytics hits
  • Automatically disables UserID tracking on Google Analytics hits, eCommerce hits, form tracking hits, and the UserID dimension
  • Automatically disables author tracking
  • Automatically enables the ga() compatibility mode
  • Automatic integration with Cookie Notice plugin to have MonsterInsights wait to track a user into Google Analytics until consent is given.
  • Google AMP Consent Box to be agreed to before tracking a user

What rights you have over your data

If you 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.

Our Website Server

All traffic (transferral of files) between this website and your browser is encrypted and delivered over https.

Data Breaches

We will report any unlawful data breach of this website’s database or the database(s) of any of our third party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

This privacy policy may change from time to time inline with legislation or industry developments. We will not explicitly inform our clients or website users of these changes. Instead, we recommend that you check this page occasionally for any policy changes. Specific policy changes and updates are mentioned in the change log below.

02/07/2018 – New draft of Privacy Policy
15/06/2018 – New paragraph on our new blog (started 15/06/18) and which information will be stored when you choose to comment on our blog posts
24/05/2018 – Privacy Policy instigated

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email at