With the advent of GDPR on May 25th 2018 I have updated the privacy policy for the website, and for customers of Velocity Gallery. It can be read below.

Some general points:

I only collect any personal data if you contact me or use my services. The website does not capture any data, or use tracking.

I do not use email for marketing purposes, and do not have a mailing list

Contact via Social Media is subject to the privacy policies of the relevant platform.

I do not hold financial information relating to customers.

I am required by law to keep sales records for 6 years for accounting purposes, any other information more than 12 months old will be removed from my digital data storage.

Privacy Policy

Velocity Gallery takes your privacy seriously and is committed to handling your personal data in a way that is both legal and trustworthy. Velocity Gallery will comply with applicable data protection laws (such as GDPR) and will also take all reasonable steps to protect your information from misuse and keep it secure.

Who am I

Velocity Gallery is an illustration and design service.

Scope

This privacy policy applies to all personal data of individuals collected or used by Velocity Gallery in relation to my services. This includes information received via my website or information processed as part of the delivery of my product or services to you.

What personal data do I collect?

The types of personal data I collect may include:

  • your name, postal address and other contact details, such as your telephone number, e-mail address, that I collect when you request a quotation or order my services.
  • any personal data that you share with me through social media, such as your opinions, preferences and interests, your product or reviews and your familiarity with my work
  • your requests, any complaints you may have and any other data that I receive if I communicate with you via e-mail, online or via social media

The types of personal data I collect does not include:

  • any financial information such as credit card numbers, or bank details.

Technical data

When you visit the Velocity Gallery website, I do not automatically collect data.  I do not use Google Analytics or any other tracking services. Only by directly contacting me via email will any data be sent to me. I also do not send Marketing emails from the website or keep a mailing list to opt-in to.

How I collect personal data

Only when you share any contact information, personal preferences or reviews with me, when you communicate with me via e-mail, online or social media.

Any personal information that I collect will not be kept for longer than is necessary to provide you with the services you request.

What I do with your personal data

Velocity Gallery obtains and uses your personal data for the following purposes:

  • to facilitate your use of our services
  • to process your enquiries and complaints
  • to comply with applicable laws and regulations
  • any other purpose indicated at the time you voluntarily provide your personal data

Social media

I am active on various social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. If you communicate with me through social media (for example, if you follow my Facebook page or send a personal message to me), I receive or I can access data about you. I only use this information to communicate with you. I encourage you to review the privacy policy of the social media platform that you used to use to get more information about the processing of your personal data. The Social Media platforms I use are currently GDPR compliant.

Disclosing your personal data

I do not sell or share your personal data with anyone, or any other company or business.

I may disclose your personal data if disclosure is required by law.

Other websites

The Velocity Gallery website contains links to third-party websites (such as Etsy or other websites that sell my products); if you follow these links, you will exit my website. While these third-party websites are selected with care, I cannot accept liability for the use of your personal data by these organizations. For more information, please consult the privacy statement of the website you are visiting (if such a statement is provided).

Security and retention period

Velocity Gallery will ensure that your personal data is properly secured using appropriate technical and organizational measures, so that they are protected against unauthorised or unlawful use, alteration, unauthorised access or disclosure, accidental or wrongful destruction, and loss. Your personal data will be retained for as long as required for the above purposes or in so far as such is necessary for compliance with statutory obligations and for solving any disputes.

Any personal data held on digital systems is protected by a Firewall, and multiple Anti-Virus systems. No personal data is stored in third-party cloud systems.

Emails sent to myself are stored on a password protected system and on our host’s secure server.

Access and correction rights

You can request access to, and have the opportunity to update, amend or remove your personal data, and you can exercise any other rights you enjoy under applicable data protection laws, including, for example, objection to the processing of your personal data, by contacting me at velocitygallery@btinternet.com. For security reasons, I reserve the right to take steps to authenticate your identity before providing access to your personal data.

Changes to this policy

I may change this privacy policy from time to time by posting the updated version of the privacy policy on the website. I will give you reasonable notice of any material change. I encourage you to visit frequently to stay informed about how I use your personal data.

Privacy query

If you have any questions regarding this policy, or you wish to update your details or remove your personal data from my records, please inform me by emailing velocitygallery@btinternet.com

Data breach notification

Should either the Velocity Gallery website, or my digital storage suffer a suspected data breach affecting your data, I will notify you within 72 hours. Please note, I hold no financial information relating to your data.

Cookies

Velocity Gallery does not employ cookies on its website. Following links to external websites may mean that you become subject to their cookies.

Policy changes

I reserve the right to change this policy. I advise you to visit this web page on a regular basis to determine whether any changes have been made.

General Disclaimer

The information available on or through the Velocity Gallery website has been compiled with the utmost care. I believe that the information accurately reflects the state of affairs at the time of publications on the website. I cannot guarantee that this information is and/or will remain correct and/or complete. I cannot accept liability for any consequences such as loss or loss of profit, however caused or founded, resulting from the use of (or inability to use), reliance on, or actions undertaken on the basis of, information on my website. Although I endeavour to ensure constant access to the website, I accept no liability for any consequences, however caused or founded, resulting from the fact that the website, for whatever reason, may not be available at any time for a certain period. The Velocity Gallery website may be withdrawn from service temporarily or permanently without prior notification. The Velocity Gallery website includes links to external websites. These links are provided in order to help you find out further information quickly and easily. I am not responsible for the content of these websites. All responsibility and liability for any damages caused by viruses contained within the electronic emails from users of this site to you are disclaimed.