Website privacy policy

This website is brought to you by ‘Abbey Art’. We take the privacy of my website users very seriously. We ask that you read this privacy policy (Policy) carefully as it contains important information about how we will use your personal data.

For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 Abbey Art (‘we’ or ‘us’) is the 'data controller' (ie the persons responsible for, and controlling the processing of, your personal data).

Personal data we may collect about you

We shall obtain personal data about you (such as your name and email address) whenever you complete an online form.  For example, we shall obtain your personal data when you sign up to join our email list or buy our services. 

We may monitor your use of this website through the use of cookies and similar tracking devices. For example, we may monitor how many times you visit, which pages you go to, traffic data, location data and the originating domain name of a user's internet service provider. This information helps us to build a profile of my users. Some of this data will be aggregated or statistical, which means that we will not be able to identify you individually. For further information on our use of cookies, please see our cookie policy.

How we use your personal data

We shall use your personal data for the purposes described in the data protection notice that was given to you at the time your data were obtained. These purposes include:

·       to help us identify you and any accounts you hold with us;

·       administration;

·       customer profiling and analysing your purchasing preferences;

·       marketing—see 'Marketing and opting out', below;

·       fraud prevention and detection;

·       billing and order fulfilment;

·       customising this website and its content to your particular preferences;

·       to notify you of any changes to this website or to our services that may affect you;

·       security vetting; and

·       improving our services.

Marketing and opting out

If you have given permission, we may contact you by email about my services, promotions and special offers, that may be of interest to you. If you prefer not to receive any direct marketing communications from us, you can opt out at any time. See 'Your rights', below for further information.

Disclosure of your personal data

We may disclose your personal data to:

·       credit reference agents—see 'Credit checking', below; and

·       law enforcement agencies in connection with any investigation to help prevent unlawful activity

Keeping your data secure

We shall use technical and organisational measures to safeguard your personal data, for example we restrict access to your data and payment details are encrypted using SSL technology (typically you will see a lock icon or green address bar (or both) in your browser when we use this technology).

While we shall use all reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal data, you acknowledge that the use of the internet is not entirely secure and for this reason we cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal data that are transferred from you or to you via the internet.

Credit checking

To enable us to make credit decisions about you and members of your household and for fraud prevention and money laundering purposes, we may search the files of credit reference and fraud prevention agencies (who will record the search). We may disclose information about how you conduct your account to such agencies and your information may be linked to records relating to other people living at the same address with whom you are financially linked. Other credit grantors may use this information to make credit decisions about you and the people with whom you are financially associated, as well as for fraud prevention, debtor tracing and money laundering purposes. If you provide false or inaccurate information and we suspect fraud, we shall record this.

Your rights

You have the right, subject to the payment of a small fee to request access to personal data that we may process about you. If you wish to exercise this right, you should:

·       put your request in writing;

·       include proof of your identity and address (eg a copy of your driving licence or passport, and a recent utility or credit card bill); and

·       specify the personal data you want access to.

You have the right to require us to correct any inaccuracies in your data free of charge. If you wish to exercise this right, you should:

·       put your request in writing;

·       provide us with enough information to identify you; and

·       specify the information that is incorrect and what it should be replaced with.

You also have the right to ask us to stop processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. If you wish to exercise this right, you should:

·       put your request in writing (an email sent to with a header that says 'Unsubscribe' is acceptable);

·       provide us with enough information to identify you (eg your full name); and

·       if your objection is not to direct marketing in general, but to direct marketing by a particular channel (eg email), please specify the channel you are objecting to.

My contact details

I welcome your feedback and questions. If you wish to contact us, please send an email to

We may change this privacy policy from time to time. You should check this policy occasionally to ensure you are aware of the most recent version that will apply each time you access this website.

Website terms of use

1.     About our Terms

1.1   Thank you so much for visiting my website (the Site).These Terms explain how you may use this Site which is provided by me free of charge. 

1.2   References in these Terms to the Site includes all associated web pages. 

1.3   You should read these Terms carefully before using the Site. 

1.4   By accessing or using the Site or otherwise indicating your consent, you agree to be bound by these Terms and the documents referred to in them. 

1.5   If you do not agree with or accept any of these Terms, you should stop using the Site immediately. 

1.6   If you have any questions about the Site, please contact me by e-mail:

2       Definitions

2.1   Comments has the meaning given to it in clause 4.1; 

2.2   Content means any text, images, video, audio or other multimedia content, software or other information or material submitted to or on the Site; 

2.3   Terms means these terms and conditions of use as updated from time to time under clause 14; 

2.4   Acceptable use policy means the policy set out at the end of these Terms; 

2.5   Cookie policy means the policy [insert link to your cookie policy], which governs how I use cookies on the Site; our or we means, Mulberry House, Peper Harow Lane, Shackleford, Surrey GU8 6AN, trading as ‘Abbey Art’; 

2.6   Taught Art retreat means the terms and conditions which will apply to you ordering services using the Site; 

2.7   Privacy policy means the policy [insert link to your privacy policy], which governs how we process any personal data collected from you; 

2.8   Submission means any text, images, video, audio or other multimedia content, software or other information or material submitted by you or other users to the Site; 

2.9   You or your means the person accessing or using the Site or its Content.

3. Your use of the Site means that you must also comply with my Acceptable Use policy, my Privacy policy, my Cookie policy and my Online Coaching Terms, where applicable.

4.         Using the Site

4.1The Site is for your personal use only. 

4.2   You agree that you are solely responsible for any costs and expenses you may incur in relation to your use of the Site.

4.3   We seek to make the Site as accessible as possible. If you have any difficulties using the Site, please contact us at

4.4   We may prevent or suspend your access to the Site if you do not comply with any part of these Terms, any terms or policies to which they refer or any applicable law.


5.     Ownership, use and intellectual property rights

a.      This Site and all intellectual property rights in it including but not limited to any Content are owned by us. Intellectual property rights means rights such as: copyright, trademarks, domain names, design rights, database rights, patents and all other intellectual property rights of any kind whether or not they are registered or unregistered (anywhere in the world). We reserve all of my rights in any intellectual property in connection with these Terms. This means, for example, that we remain owner of them and free to use them as I see fit.

b.     Nothing in these Terms grants you any legal rights in the Site other than as necessary to enable you to access the Site. 

6.     Submitting information to the Site

a.      While we try to make sure that the Site is secure, we cannot guarantee the security of any information that you supply to me and therefore we cannot guarantee that it will be kept confidential. If, at our request, you send certain specific submissions (for example contest entries) or without a request from us you send creative ideas, suggestions, proposals, plans, or other materials, whether online, by email, by postal mail, or otherwise (collectively, 'comments') we may use those comments as we see reasonably fit on a free-of-charge basis (bear in mind that we have no way of knowing whether such information is confidential, commercially sensitive or valuable because we do not monitor the Site to check for these matters). We shall not be legally responsible for keeping any comments confidential nor will I be legally responsible to you or anybody else for any use of such comments.

7.     Accuracy of information and availability of the Site

a.      While we try to make sure that the Site is accurate, up-to-date and free from bugs, we cannot promise that it will be. Furthermore, we cannot promise that the Site will be fit or suitable for any purpose. Any reliance that you may place on the information on this Site is at your own risk.

b.     We may suspend or terminate operation of the Site at any time as we see fit.

c.      Content is provided for your general information purposes only and to inform you about us and our products and news, features, services and other websites that may be of interest. It does not constitute technical, financial, legal or health advice or any other type of advice and should not be relied on for any purposes.

d.     While we try to make sure that the Site is available for your use, we do not promise that the Site is available at all times nor do we promise the uninterrupted use by you of the Site.

8.     Hyperlinks and third party sites

The Site may contain hyperlinks or references to third party websites other than the Site. Any such hyperlinks or references are provided for your convenience only. We have no control over third party websites and accept no legal responsibility for any content, material or information contained in them. The display of any hyperlink and reference to any third party website does not mean that we endorse that third party's website, products or services. Your use of a third party site may be governed by the terms and conditions of that third party site.

Acceptable Use Policy

9.     Acceptable use

9.1   As a condition of your use of the Site, you agree:

9.2.not to use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful under any applicable law or prohibited by these Terms

9.2   not to use the Site to commit any act of fraud;

9.3   not to use the Site to distribute viruses or malware or other similar harmful software code;

9.4   not to use the Site for purposes of promoting unsolicited advertising or sending spam;

9.5   not to use the Site to simulate communications from me or another service or entity in order to collect identity information, authentication credentials, or other information (‘phishing’);

9.6   not to use the Site in any manner that disrupts the operation of my Site or business or the website or business of any other entity;

9.7   not to use the Site in any manner that harms minors;

9.8   not to promote any unlawful activity;

9.9   not to represent or suggest that I endorse any other business, product or service unless I have separately agreed to do so in writing;

9.10not to use the Site to gain unauthorised access to or use of computers, data, systems, accounts or networks; and

9.11not to attempt to circumvent password or user authentication methods.

10    Interactive services

10.1I may make interactive services available on the Site, for example areas where you can comment on Content.

10.2I am not obliged to monitor or moderate Submissions to my interactive services. Where I do monitor or moderate Submissions I shall indicate how this is performed and who should be contacted in relation to any Submission of concern to you.

10.3I may remove or edit any Submissions to any of my interactive services whether they are moderated or not.

10.4Any Submission you make must comply with my Submission standards set out below.

11    Submission standards

11.1Any Submission or communication to users of my Site must conform to standards of accuracy, decency and lawfulness, which shall be applied in my discretion, acting reasonably. In particular, you warrant that any Submission or communication is:

11.1.1     your own original work and lawfully submitted;

11.1.2     factually accurate or your own genuinely held belief;

11.1.3     provided with the necessary consent of any third party;

11.1.4     not defamatory or likely to give rise to an allegation of defamation;

11.1.5     not offensive, obscene, sexually explicit, discriminatory or deceptive; and

11.1.6     unlikely to cause offence, embarrassment or annoyance to others.

12    Linking and framing

12.1You may create a link to my Site from another website without my prior written consent provided no such link:

12.1.1     creates a frame or any other browser or border environment around the content of my Site;

12.1.2     implies that I endorse your products or services or any of the products or services of, or available through, the website on which you place a link to my Site;

12.1.3     displays any of the trademarks or logos used on our Site without our permission or that of the owner of such trademarks or logos; or

12.1.4     is placed on a website that itself does not meet the acceptable use requirements of this Policy.

12.2I reserve the right to require you to immediately remove any link to the Site at any time, and you shall immediately comply with any request by me to remove any such link.

13    Using my name and logo

13.1You may not use my trademarks, logos or trade names except in accordance with these Terms.

14    Breach

14.1I shall apply these Terms in my absolute discretion. In the event of your breach of the Terms I may terminate or suspend your use of the Site, remove or edit Submissions, disclose Submissions to law enforcement authorities or take any action I consider necessary to remedy the breach.

15    Limitation on my liability

15.1Except for any legal responsibility that I cannot exclude in law (such as for death or personal injury), I am not legally responsible for any:

15.1.1     losses that: were not foreseeable to you and me when these Terms were formed; or that were not caused by any breach on my part

15.1.2     business losses; and

15.1.3     losses to non-consumers.

16    Variation

These Terms are dated 26 June 2016. No changes to these Terms are valid or have any effect unless agreed by me in writing. I reserve the right to vary these Terms from time to time. My updated terms will be displayed on the Site and by continuing to use and access the Site following such changes, you agree to be bound by any variation made by me. It is your responsibility to check these Terms from time to time to verify such variations.

17.   Disputes

17.2We shall try to resolve any disputes with you quickly and efficiently.

17.3If you are unhappy with me please contact me as soon as possible to let me know.

17.3f you want to take court proceedings, the relevant courts of the United Kingdom will have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to these Terms.

17.4Relevant United Kingdom law will apply to these Terms.