The boring but necessary bit about privacy etc

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It is important to ensure that your privacy is protected and we understand the requirements for appropriate protection of all personal information provided by you to us.  This Privacy Policy is designed for you to understand the high importance that we give to this issue and our commitment to compliance with UK legislation in this area.  Please read this Privacy Policy carefully as it contains information on:


·      The personal information we hold about you

·      What we do with your information and

·      Who your information may be shared with

Who I am 


I am an artist involved with a family business, and we have other domain names pointing to these websites. 

Our limited company is Crabfish Ltd. 

Our address is 182 Springfield Road, Brighton, Sussex, BN16DG, UK.


The information we collect


We collect, use and retain information about you from our sales records, your online subscriptions to our newsletter etc., and written records that you give us at our exhibitions.

We maintain appropriate security standards and procedures to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure of your information.  


GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) Principles


Article 5 of the GDPR requires that personal data shall be:

“a) processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to individuals;

b) collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes; further processing for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes shall not be considered to be incompatible with the initial purposes;

c) adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed;

d) accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date; every reasonable step must be taken to ensure that personal data that are inaccurate, having regard to the purposes for which they are processed, are erased or rectified without delay;

e) kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed; personal data may be stored for longer periods insofar as the personal data will be processed solely for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes subject to implementation of the appropriate technical and organisational measures required by the GDPR in order to safeguard the rights and freedoms of individuals; and

f) processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data, including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate technical or organisational measures.”

How will we use the information about you?


We may use your personal information for the purposes of administration, legal and regulatory compliance, in order to conduct our business effectively, and to provide you with information we believe will be of interest to you. 


Keeping your data secure


We will use all available technical and organisational measures to safeguard your personal data.  However, while we will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal data, you acknowledge that the use of post or e-mails and the internet is never 100% secure and for this reason we cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal data that is transferred to or from you via e-mail. If you have any particular concerns about your information, please contact us.


External Website Links & Third Parties

Although we only look to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout our website. 

Shortened URL's; URL shortening is a technique used on the web to shorten URL's (Uniform Resource Locators) to something substantially shorter. Users should take caution before clicking on shortened URL links and verify their authenticity before proceeding.

We cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite our best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and we cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social Media Policy & Usage

While we may have official profiles on social media platforms such Facebook or Twitter, users are advised to verify authenticity of such profiles before engaging with, or sharing information with such profiles. We will never ask for user passwords or personal details on social media platforms. Users are advised to conduct themselves appropriately when engaging with us on social media.

There may be instances where our website features social sharing buttons, which help share web content directly from web pages to the respective social media platforms. You use social sharing buttons at your own discretion and accept that doing so may publish content to your social media profile feed or page. You can find further information about some social media privacy and usage policies in the resources section below.

Use of Cookies

Our websites reserve the right to use cookies to better the users experience while visiting the website. As required by legislation, where applicable this website uses a cookie control system, allowing the user to give explicit permission or to deny the use of /saving of cookies on their computer / device.

What are cookies? 

Cookies are small files saved to the user's computers hard drive that track, save and store information about the user's interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.
Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors or use the cookie control system if available upon their first visit.


What rights do you have?


You can request a copy of the information we hold about you (this is known as a subject access request).  If you would like a copy of it, please contact us..  We will need proof of your identity (such as a driving licence or passport) and you will need to let us know the information you wish to have a copy of.  This information will be provided free, however we are entitled to charge a ‘reasonable fee’ when a request is manifestly unfounded or excessive, particularly if it is repetitive. We can also charge a reasonable fee to comply with requests for further copies of the same information. 

Right to correct any mistakes in your information


You can require us to correct any mistakes in your information that we hold free of charge.  If you would like to do this, please write to us, let us have enough information to identify you (eg name, address) and let us know what information is incorrect and supply the correct details to replace it.


Changes to our privacy policy


We reserve the right to make changes to this privacy policy from time to time.  Any changes we make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by email. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.




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