Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.melsmithdesigns.com.

When do we collect personal data and why?

When you engage with us as a visitor, participant or donor we collect information and will only use it in a way that you would reasonably expect. These interactions may occur online, by email, in person or over the phone. Examples include:

In order to sign up to our newsletter you are required to provide your name and email address. You can unsubscribe by following the link at the bottom of every newsletter. We send our newsletter no more than once a week to keep in touch about forthcoming exhibitions, events and learning opportunities.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of Mel Smith Design’s website and create internal reports. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. Google’s privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

Cookies are small data files that make websites easier to use by storing information about your preferences on a particular site. The information may remain on your computer after the internet session finishes and you leave the website but you can delete them using some browsers, manually or using system utilities. If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by the Mel Smith Designs website, or any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers as well as more general information about cookies.

What personal data do we collect?

We only collect information that’s necessary to carry out our business and we retain different types of information for different individuals based on the service we are providing.  This includes but is not limited to:

  • name
  • email address
  • date of birth
  • what part of the business you are interested in (products, commissions, wholesale etc)

How do we collect personal data?

When you sign up to our newsletter we will store the personal information you give to us.

How do we share your personal data?

Mel Smith Designs will never share, sell, rent or trade your personal information to any third parties for marketing purposes without your prior consent, unless required to do so by law.

How do we protect your personal data?

Mel Smith Designs is committed to protecting the information you entrust to us. We will take all reasonable technical and organisation precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of this information.

How can I access the information you hold about me?

You have the right to request a copy of the information we hold about you. We want to make sure that this is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate, or you may ask us to stop using your personal data altogether.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

This policy is effective from May 2018. We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page whenever visiting our website to check you are happy with the changes.

Our website may contain links to other websites which are outside our control and are not covered by this Privacy Policy.