Privacy Policy

Here at we take personal privacy very seriously. As a general rule we do not collect your personal information unless you chose to provide that information. When you choose to provide us with your personal information, you are giving us your permission to use that information for the stated purposes listed in this privacy policy.


1.1 We regard your personal information as data about you from which we can identify you (either on its own, or by compiling it with other information).

1.2 When visitors leave comments on the website we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

1.3 We collect data about you from various sources to keep in contact with you. In almost every case this information is your email address. This data has usually been collected at a fair or workshop where you have written your email contact details with the express desire of being kept informed on future events and workshops. In future we will ask you to agree to use of this data by giving us your consent. We will require that you ‘opt-in’ to the use of your personal data.

1.4 When you use our contact form, we will use the information you provide, such as email address or phone number, only to respond to your inquiry. Please be aware that email transmissions are not encrypted by default, so we suggest you do not send sensitive information such as Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, or bank account information via such contact forms.

If such information is required, it will be via a web page that clearly states the page and its transmission of information is secure and encrypted. All electronic messages received from visitors are deleted when no longer needed.

1.5 Data collected from other websites such as Paypal, Etsy, Mailchimp or Folksy which may include email address, names, addresses, phone numbers is securely stored by these third parties.


1.6 This website uses cookies to provide a customised user experience on the site. A cookie is a small file that a website transfers to your computer to allow your browser to remember information about your last session on that website. Your computer only shares information in the cookie with the specific website that provided it, and no other website can request that information. If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

The information these cookies collect includes:

  • The domain you access our website from
  • Your computer’s IP address
  • The date and time you accessed the site
  • The operating system of your computer
  • The browser you’re using to access our site
  • The Universal Resource Locators (URLs) of the pages you visit on our website
  • Your username, if you’ve logged into the site
  • The URL of site you came from, if you clicked a link there that brought you to our website

2.1 The collection of your data is for the legitimate interests and running of the business. It is used to contact and communicate with you to organise the booking or cancelling of a workshop, to discuss an enquiry or for the sale of art work and for the promotion and marketing of future events and offers.

2.2 Occasionally photographs are taken of attendees at a workshop. Permission is always obtained prior to these being taken and shared on social media or stored on computer. These can be deleted on request (see your rights below)

2.3 All client data is maintained on Mailchimp. All paper copies of email contact details are kept in a secure place or are destroyed. If at any time you would like your email contact details to be removed from Mailchimp you can ask to be unsubscribed and your details will be removed.

2.4 Samantha Groom.Printmaker does not share any personal data with any external agencies for the purposes of marketing or profiling.

2.5 This website, does not use third-party websites or services to collect personal information from individuals. Any personal information collected by the third-party website will not be stored or transmitted by This website has no control over or access to specific login information or any other sensitive personal information provide to third-party websites.

2.6 We use all reasonable precautions to keep your personal data safe and secure. This includes ensuring all information is secured through modern security technologies and secure passwords. We also regularly run anti virus software on our computing systems. Servers that store visitor information are regularly backed up to protect against loss. All paper email contacts are kept in a secure place until no longer needed when they are destroyed. Once email contact details are no longer needed they are archived. All access safeguards described above are in place to prevent unauthorised access by outsiders to information stored on or transmitted by our systems.

2.7 We use internal access controls so only Samantha Groom (the website administrator) has access to your personal information.

2.8 While all reasonable measures possible will be taken to protect your personal information we hold, we cannot guarantee the security of the information that your transmit via the internet and this is done at your own risk.


3.1. You have the right to ask for a copy of the information that we hold about you by emailing or writing to us at the address listed in our contact details. We may not provide you with a copy of your personal information if it concerns other individuals, or we have another lawful reason to withhold that information.

3.2 If you have left comments on this website, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

3.3 We rely on your prior consent as the legal basis for processing your personal data and to receiving direct marketing. You may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us. If you would like to withdraw consent to receiving direct marketing you can also do so by using the unsubscribe tool on Mailchimp.

3.4 In the unlikely event of a breach of your personal data, we will notify you of this within 3 days of discovering it. If we consider this to be a serious breach we will also notify the Regulator. We will identify and put in place measures to prevent a similar occurrence in a timely manner and ensure appropriate and suitable protection of personal data is incorporated in future design of our systems and processes.

3.5 You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) if you are concerned about the way we have processed your personal information. Please visit the ICO’s website for further details.




If you have any questions, suggestions or complaints about the processing of your personal information, would like to see a copy of the information we hold for you, or wish to contact us for any general matters, you can do so by using any of the contact details below.


Please contact us using one of the following options


You can contact us using the contact form on this website or email directly to

This privacy policy statement was first updated in May 2018 to comply with forthcoming UK legislation.

We may review this policy at any time and changes will be notified to you by us posting an updated version on our website

Updated June 11th 2020