We, Stephanie Holm (“we”, “us”, “our”) are committed to protecting and respecting the privacy of everyone who visits our
When we refer to Data Protection Legislation we mean the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (“GDPR“); the Data Protection Act 2018; and all applicable laws and regulations relating to the processing of personal information and privacy. Personal information is information that can be used to identify or contact a specific individual, such as a name, address, telephone number, email address, etc., and also online identifiers and location data such as IP addresses and mobile device IDs. Special category data means personal information revealing your racial or ethnic origin; political opinions; religious or philosophical beliefs; or trade union membership; genetic data; biometric data; data related to your health or data concerning your sex life or sexual orientation; and criminal convictions or involvement in criminal proceedings. A controller is someone who decides why personal data is to be collected and how it will be used and treated.
2. Who we are and how to contact us
Where we collect and process your personal information through the website we are the controller for the purposes of Data Protection Legislation. If you need to contact us for any reason regarding this Policy, including the collection and / or use of your personal data, or as otherwise indicated in any section of this Policy, our contact details are:
If you are unhappy with how we handle your personal information you can:
submit a complaint in writing for the attention of the Studio Manager, Stephanie Holm, at ; and/or
notify the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) by calling their helpline on: 0303 123 1113.
3. What PERSONAL Information WE collect about you
Personal information is information that can be used to identify or contact a specific individual, such as a name, address, telephone number or email address. We may collect and process the following information about you when you contact us by email or telephone:
Information which is given by you
We collect information you give us when you:
Sign up for our newsletter of creative updates. We collect the following information for this purpose: your full name and email address;
Contact us by e-mail or otherwise with a query. The information you give us may include your name and email address and any other information you choose to provide; and
We ask that you do not provide any special category data to us or any personal information which is not relevant to your query.
Information we collect about you
Technical Data: With each of your visits to the website, we will automatically collect the following information: [your Internet Protocol (IP) address, log in information, browser type and version, time zone and setting, browser plug in types and version, operating system and platform;
Usage Data: information about your visit and how you use our website, including pages and products you viewed during your visit, any search terms entered on our website, length of time spent on each page, page response times, download errors; and
If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence or telephone call.
4. How we use your personal information
We will only use your personal information as the law allows us to. Most commonly we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:
To provide you with our newsletter and details of our products and services (legal basis: consent where we contact you by email and legitimate interests where we contact you by post);
Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation (legal basis: compliance with a legal obligation);
To administer a promotion or other site feature (legal basis: legitimate interests);
To use data analytics to improve our website, products/services, marketing, customer relationships and experiences (legal basis: consent, through your acceptance of cookies or legitimate interests);
To personalise your experience (legal basis: consent, through your acceptance of cookies); and
To share photographs of you and your work on our website/social media accounts where you have agreed for us to do so (legal basis: consent).
Generally we do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data other than in relation to sending direct marketing communications to you via email, to allow us to display your images on our website/social media accounts. You have the right to withdraw consent any time by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, if you consent to your personal information (i.e. your photograph and name) being shared on social media it may not be possible for us to completely delete this.
5. Our legal grounds for processing personal information
Our legal grounds for processing your personal information are:
your consent, where you have agreed to us using your personal information (e.g. where you sign up to receive marketing materials and newsletters by email, or to us displaying your photographs on our website/sharing on social media);
our legitimate interests or those of a third party (e.g. financial, operational and administrative interests, ensuring security, maintaining our relationship with you, marketing, optimising and understanding the use of our site, research and statistical analysis);
the processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject; or
the processing is necessary for the purpose of our legitimate interests or those of a third party, such as financial interests, operational and administrative interests, ensuring security, maintaining our relationship with you, marketing, optimising and understanding the use of our site, research and statistical analysis.
6. Do we share your personal information?
Except as provided below, we will not share personal information with any other third parties without informing you beforehand, unless required by, or in connection with, law and / or regulatory requirements. We may share your personal data with the following parties, for the purposes noted below:
analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our site;
our providers of web and hosting services, currently Wix;
our email service provider which is currently Gmail;
the company that provides email hosting services to us, currently Wix; and
when we believe it is appropriate to comply with the law, we may disclose information about you to law enforcement officials in the investigation of any alleged unlawful activities by you. We may also be required to disclose information to a court or regulatory body when required to do so by law.
We will not sell, trade or lease your personal information to others.
7. Where we store your personal INFORMATION
The information which we collect about you will usually be stored inside the UK or the European Economic Area (EEA). However, we may transfer data outside the UK or EEA where our service providers host, process or store data outside the UK or EEA. Where we do this, we will ensure that the transfer is to a country covered by the decision of the European Commission or we will take steps to ensure is otherwise made in circumstances where we have put appropriate safeguards are in place to protect your data in accordance with Data Protection Legislation.
8. How We Protect Your Information
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. Our security is reviewed and enhanced as necessary. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the Website; any transmission is at your own risk.
9. Third Party Links
10. Your rights UNDER THE DATA PROTECTION LEGISLATION
You have the following rights in respect of the information we process about you:
the right to access information held about you by making a subject access request in accordance with the Data Protection Legislation. We may charge a reasonable fee when a request is manifestly unfounded or excessive;
the right to request us to rectify personal information concerning you which is inaccurate or incomplete;
the right to request us to erase personal information concerning you (in certain conditions as set out in the Data Protection Legislation);
the right to object to the processing of your information by us as well as the right to request us to restrict the extent to which we process your personal information (both in certain conditions as set out in the Data Protection Legislation);
the right to data portability (in certain conditions out in the Data Protection Legislation);
the right to ask us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes. You can exercise your right by contacting us at email@example.com;
the right to know about any automated decision-making or profiling;
where you have provided your consent to us for us to process your personal information, you have the right to withdraw your consent by informing us (which will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw consent); and
the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office in the UK.
The above rights may be exercised in accordance with data protection law.
11. Access to YOUR PERSONAL information
You have the right to request a copy of personal information that we hold about you under the Data Protection Legislation. To do this, simply contact us. Should we be prevented from disclosing your personal information, reasons will be given for the refusal. We may also request that you provide further information and identification to enable your request to be processed. If you believe that any information we hold about you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us. We will thereafter correct any information found to be incorrect. You can find detailed information about your rights under the Data Protection legislation on the UK Information Commissioner’s website: http://www.ico.org.uk/.
12. Retention Periods
We will not store your personal data longer than necessary for the uses outlined above, unless it is required to do so to comply with the law and / or any regulatory requirements.
We keep this Policy under regular review and in the event we make any changes we will place an updated version on our Website and, where appropriate, notify you by e-mail, seek your consent or place a notification on the Website. Please review this page regularly to ensure that you are always aware of what personal information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we will share it with other parties. This policy was last amended on 24 October 2018.
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There are two types of cookies:
Session (Transient) cookies: These cookies are erased when you close your browser, and do not collect information from your computer. They typically store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify the user.
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Take a look at the table below to view which cookies Wix places on Wix sites:
In further detail, the cookies fall into the following categories:
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These cookies are used to compile various (anonymised) metrics for our users to get a better understanding of how the site is used (pages visited and time spent on the site, for example), so that the we can deliver more of the content you want, and less of the content you don’t. This information also helps us to make better decisions for our future initiatives. We use partners like Webengage and Google Analytics. These analytics cookies are set by those partners, and are in accordance with the relevant partner’s own privacy and cookies policies.
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This lets us track how long it takes users to load each page, what pages we can cache.
4. Session state
Websites often collect information about how users interact with a website. This may include the pages that users visit most often, and whether users get error messages from certain pages. We use these so-called “session state cookies” to help us improve our services, in order to improve our users’ browsing experience. Blocking or deleting these cookies will not render the site unusable.
By agreeing to our Terms and Conditions, you agree to us using the cookies and your information in these ways, but you can delete any of these cookies at any time if you wish.
You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your web browser that allows you to refuse the setting of cookies, or you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it. The Help portion of your browser, most likely found on the toolbar, typically tells you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether.
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