PRIVACY POLICY

The Elm Gallery is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. By visiting our website www. the-elm-gallery.co.uk you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy. We also have two other websites which display our original paintings and are a "Shop window" for our art. These websites are www.liz-marsh.co.uk and www.dave-marsh.co.uk These are not selling websites but just give an overview of our work.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controllers are Liz and Dave Marsh, who are partners of The Elm Gallery. The gallery has no employees so Liz and Dave Marsh are the only people who handle data.

Information we may collect from you
We may collect and process the following data about you:
• Information you give us. You may give us information about you by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. This includes information you provide to subscribe to our mailing list, place an order on our website and when you report a problem with our site. The information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address and phone number. Occasionally, we may sell an item from the gallery by phone and for this we would need your card details. These are always destroyed immediately after the transaction has gone through successfully and a receipt is then sent to you with your purchase to confirm the card payment.
• Information we collect about you. Our website www.the-elm-gallery.co.uk does not use cookies, therefore we cannot track your individual visits to our site. However, we use Google Analytics to monitor the total number of people visiting our site and the pages they have looked at, length of visit and any search terms used. This helps us to see which pages on our website are the most popular and to monitor the amount of traffic to our website.

Corrections/ Updating Personal information
If your personal information changes or you no longer wish to be on our mailing list, please contact us and we will amend or delete your details as soon as we possibly can. Please email us at lizanddave@the-elm-gallery.co.uk.

Uses made of the information
We use information held about you in the following ways:

• Information you give to us. We will use this information (which would normally only be your email address):
   • to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts (e.g. buying online from our website) entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us;
    • to keep you up to date with news from The Elm Gallery, including new paintings, prints or other products for sale in the gallery;

• Information we collect about you. We will use this information:
    • to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our site about goods or services that may interest you or them, through a regular newsletter via email.

Disclosure of your information
We will never disclose your personal information. If you are on our mailing list, we promise to never pass on your email address to anyone else for any purpose - it is solely for our own use.

Where we store your personal data
Our mailing list is stored on a secure server accessed via a password and virus protected computer to which only we, Liz and Dave Marsh, have access.

Financial information
We do not store any payment information. All sales from our website www.the-elm-gallery.co.uk are processed by PayPal. Card payments at the gallery are processed via Global Payments and each year we have to renew our certification to show that we meet the required standard, known as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard ("PCI DSS )

General disclaimer re internet use
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access. We would normally have only your email address and access to this is only available to us, Liz and Dave Marsh.

Changes to our privacy policy
Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.

Contact
Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to lizanddave@the-elm-gallery.co.uk