Peta Smyth Antique Textiles
Privacy Policy

This policy applies to information held about clients and prospective clients, suppliers and prospective suppliers, contacts and all other persons about whom Peta Smyth Antique Textiles holds information.  By ‘information,’ we mean personal information about you that we collect, use, share and store.

In this policy, “we,” “us,” and “our” means Peta Smyth Antique Textiles, and “you” means the individual to whom the information relates. We are the data controller and we operate our website www.petasmyth.com (our site).

Information we collect about you

We may collect and store the following types of information about you when you correspond with us (for example, by e-mail or via our website). The information given to us may include:

  • your name;
  • your contact information such as your address, email address and telephone number;
  • information related to your attendance of, and interest in, Peta Smyth Antique Textiles events, and art and antiques fairs;
  • information about you that you give us in person at our events and at fairs, by filling in forms on our site www.petasmyth.com (our site) (e.g. the contact us section) or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise; and
  • information in relation to your purchase of our artwork, antiques or use of our services.

How we collect information about you

You may give us your information by filling in forms on our site or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email, or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you:

  • visit us at art and antiques fairs; and
  • your purchase of any artwork or antique;

Legal basis for processing

Our processing of your personal information is necessary (i) for the purposes of legitimate interests pursued by us; (ii) in order to comply with a legal obligation to which we are subject; or (iii) for the performance of contracts to which you will be a party to and in order to take steps at your request prior to you entering into those contracts.

In relation to any processing of special categories of personal data, we will generally rely on obtaining specific consent from you at the time unless there is otherwise a legal requirement for us to process such information.

Legitimate interests

Where our processing is based on the legitimate interest grounds described above, those legitimate interests are:

  • collecting personal information to provide you with a smooth and efficient client experience;
  • running our business;
  • to make sure you receive updated information on Peta Smyth Antique Textiles;  
  • to provide the services you have requested; and  

How we use your information

We use your information to:

  • provide information about our antiques and services to you;
  • keep you informed about antiques and events that we think you may find interesting;
  • carry out our obligations arising from any agreements entered into between you and us;
  • communicate with you;
  • comply with legal and regulatory obligations; and
  • for security and to check your identity.

Will we share your information with third parties?

Except as expressly set out in this policy we will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

The personal information you provide to us may be shared with the following categories of companies if this is necessary to provide you with our antiques or services, respond to your inquiries or for any of the purposes described in this policy:

  • third party companies;
  • agents;
  • contractors;
  • service providers; or
  • affiliated companies.

We may also share your personal information with:

  • law enforcement agencies, other governmental agencies or third parties if we are required by law to do so; and
  • other business entities should we plan to merge with or be acquired by that business entity, or if we undergo a re-organisation with that entity

Your rights

At any time, you have the right:

  • to request access to or a copy of any personal data which we hold about you;
  • to rectification of your personal data, if you consider that the information we are holding is inaccurate;
  • to ask us to erase your personal data, if you consider that we do not have the right to hold it;
  • to withdraw consent to our processing of your personal data (to the extent such processing is based on previously obtained consent);
  • to ask us to stop or start sending you marketing messages as described below in the marketing section;
  • to restrict processing of your personal data;
  • to data portability (moving some of your personal data elsewhere) in certain circumstances;
  • to object to your personal data being processed in certain circumstances; and
  • to not be subject to a decision based on automated processing and to have safeguards put in place if you are being profiled based on your personal data.

Any request from you for access to or a copy of your personal data must be in writing and we will endeavour to respond within a reasonable period and in any event within one month in compliance with data protection legislation. We will comply with our legal obligations as regards your rights as a data subject.

We aim to ensure that the information we hold about you is accurate at all times. To assist us in ensuring that your information is up to date, do let us know if any of your personal details change at the following email address, gallery@petasmyth.com.

Marketing

Where you are one of our clients or have otherwise agreed to be contacted for marketing we may use your personal information to send you information about our antiques, events, and art and antiques fairs. You have the option of "unsubscribing" from our mailing list at any time, thereby disabling any further such e-mail or other communication from being sent to you, by emailing gallery@petasmyth.com.

We will action any opt out request from you without delay.

How long will we keep your information?

We will only keep the information we collect about you for as long as required for the purposes set out above or as required to comply with any legal obligations to which we are subject. This will involve us periodically reviewing our files to check that information is accurate, up-to-date and still required.

Where we are permitted to send you direct marketing communications we may retain your contact information necessary for this purpose, for as long as you do not unsubscribe from receiving the same from us.  If you opt out from marketing, we will retain your information to enable us to respect your wishes to not be contacted for marketing purposes.

Security and storage of your information

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Complaints

Questions, comments and requests regarding this policy are welcomed and should be addressed to gallery@petasmyth.com.

If you have any concerns about our use of your information, you also have the right (as a UK resident) to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner's Office, which regulates and supervises the use of personal data in the UK, via their helpline on 0303 123 1113.

Children under 14

We do not intentionally collect any information on children under 14 years of age. We will undertake to delete any details of such users where a parent or guardian has notified us that any such details have been obtained.

Changes to this policy

Any changes we make to our 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 policy.

This policy was last updated on 24th May 2018.