I expect respect for my own privacy, so treat others privacy with that same respect.
Below is all the usual explanation of why and how I might end up with personal information you actively choose to give me. I say 'usual', though I've amended it so it's in slightly plainer English than 'usual' in reality.
Buying from me
When you place an order with me you will have given me your name, email address, home address and telephone numbers. I will never share these details with third parties – except where I may have to disclose your contact information to product/service suppliers and carriers so that your order can be completed. The suppliers/couriers may not pass on this information to others or use it for their own marketing purposes.
From time to time I may let you know about new artwork, events or exhibitions I am involved in if you have signed up to my mailing list. If at any time you change your mind and decide you would prefer not to be contacted then you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe and I will remove you from my mailing list.
I've not connected my site yet to PayPal, however, I intend to and this information may be helpful
PayPal is the company that processes customer card payments, providing secure online credit card and debit card payment solutions. When your order is placed from my website, your credit card information is encrypted by PayPal secure online payment processing and is not handled at all by my website. I do not receive any of your credit/debit card details as this is handled entirely on the PayPal website. Infact none of your personal information is handled/processed by my website – it is all done on the PayPal website.
I collect contact information for my mailing list to enable me to let you know about new art, events or exhibitions I am involved in. You will have to actively choose to be on my mailing list, I do not sign people up automatically (I hate that myself, so I'm not about to do it to you!). You'll always be offered the opportunity to unsubscribe if you change your mind about having signed up. If you decide you prefer not to be contacted afterall, I will remove you from my mailing list.
Cookies are small text files my website puts in your browser to monitor how my site is used. They do not contain personal information and cannot tell me anything about who you are.
Like many other e-commerce websites, I may use 'cookies' to store and track information about your usage of my site. The cookies record temporary data that expires relating to your visit, to manage the delivery of web pages to you, and ordering processes; and to help me monitor traffic through the site.
BY USING THIS WEBSITE YOU AGREE TO ALLOW IT TO SET COOKIES ON YOUR COMPUTER.
If you do not want to use 'cookies', most Internet browser programs will permit you to turn them off. If you do this, you will still be able to access my site as normal, but some processes such as those outlined above that depend on cookies may not work properly.