Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.artists-atelier.com.
How we protect your personal data
We know how much data security matters to all our customers. With this in mind we will treat your data with the utmost care and take all appropriate steps to protect it. Your privacy is protected in accordance to EU Law 2018, General Data Protection Regulation.
We secure access to our complete website including all transactional areas of our websites using ‘https’ technology. SSL or TLS encryption is activated so the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.
Sensitive data such as payment card information is not stored by us. Payments are made directly through a third party payment processor (currently Stripe) on their secure application. The credit card information that you provide is encrypted and transmitted directly to Stripe. We do not store your credit card information and do not control and are not responsible for Stripe or its collection or use of your information. https://stripe.com/gb/privacy
If you choose to pay via a bank draft, details of your bank account may appear in our bank statements.
We regularly monitor our system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks.
Access to your personal data is password-protected.
Data protection officer
Who we share your data with
Sometimes a trusted third party such as the accommodation provider for your holiday may ask us for your email. We provide only the information they need to perform their specific services. This includes fraud management. We take all reasonable measures to protect your privacy in these cases, including avoiding gossip. I won’t talk about you in public. Simple courtesy, no?
We will never sell your data to spammers. No affliate programmes.
I don’t want to monetize you, treat you merely as an ‘audience’ or spam you nor send you lots of junk too often.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Any personal data you share with us via contact form will not be shared with a third party, except trusted third party service providers such as your accommodation provider. Your privacy is protected in accordance to EU Law 2018, General Data Protection Regulation. Filling in a contact form does not oblige you to opt in to our mailing lists. i.e. your information is not automatically used for marketing purposes. You must opt-in to our mailing lists.
To buy a holiday with us, you need to fill in a booking form. The data shared with us via these booking forms & will be treated as sensitive & confidential. You can also request us to eradicate any sensitive personal data, other than that which we need for tax & admin reasons. You have the right to be ‘forgotten’. Your privacy is protected in accordance to EU Law 2018, General Data Protection Regulation.
Opt-in only, with your consent. You can opt-out any time. Sent only a few times a year. No Spam. No third parties. No affliate programmes. We will never sell our mailing lists.
I dont want to monetize you, treat you merely as an ‘audience’ or spam you nor send you lots of junk too often. I dont want to trigger cyncism in you. Just stay in touch, let you know about dates, sales & exhibitions, as well as share a few featured ‘my thoughts’. I know you’re busy & there’s an ocean of junk mail & great mail, so I prpomise I’ll keep it brief. I’d like you to enjoy reading & staying in touch!
These occassional emails often keep you informed about any of our special promotions, exhibitions & our dates. You can unsubscribe at any time by using the link in our emails.
I don’t see you as my “list” nor will I ever send you an email that I’m (albeit indirectly) being paid to send you. I want you to be able to trust that whatever I write to you, it is from my heart. Charles Einstein – Why I dont do Internet Marketing
Media & Photos of You
If you come on a painting holiday with us, you can tell us that you do not wish to have photos of you on the painting holiday published on the internet. And that’s Ok, really, it’s yoir choiice. Peopel take so many photos whilst on holiday!
Basically, we prefer not to do publish images of you but this might happen from time to time, such as in small back ground photos, or we will blur your face in the photo so as to be unrecognisable. We try & ask for your permission to publish on the internet any pictures that you might appear in. Especially those where you feature large. You can say no & that’s OK. We never attribute names to faces. You can change your mind later on, as well, if you want.It’s your choice & I will respect it.
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.
What rights you have over your data
You can 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. 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.
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Where we send your data
We don’t manually & we try to stamp out any annnymous spammey stuff.
How long we retain your data
We flush our caches regularly.