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As customers and fans of Joan Kennedy Artist I may hold some information about you. Our website address is:

What personal data I collect and why I collect it

The information collected may be your name, email address and in some cases your postal address and telephone number. This is the only information I would collect and do not have access to your financial information (such as payments). This is held securely by the processing companies.


When visitors leave comments on the site I 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 anonymised 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.

Contact forms – How I collect data

I use Mail Chimp to collect email addresses to enable me to keep in touch with people, advising them of perhaps my latest work, forthcoming workshops or fairs and events I will be attending.  You will only ever be added to this list if you have signed up for it through meeting me at an event and or either requested to be added or signed up via the website. This is Mail Chimp  privacy policy and terms of use


If you leave a comment on my 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. You can find out more about cookies in general here

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, also set up are 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.

Who has access to your information

I am the only one with access to your information. If you pay using paypal they will hold information about you. You can read their privacy policy here 

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What rights you have over your data

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

Where I send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How I use your contact information

I send out occasional newsletters to those that have signed up on my mailing list that wishes to receive information about Joan Kennedy Artist. The sort of thing you can expect to receive is

Details of future events I will be attending, including any markets, fairs or galleries.
Information on things happening in the world of Joan Kennedy Artist
New artwork or products that you might like from Joan Kennedy Artist

How we protect your data

Mail Chimp hosts details of members on my mailing list on their protective server. I keep an electronic spreadsheet on my secure laptop which is password protected.

What third parties we receive data from

Google analytics is the only third parties I occasionally look at to show how the website is performing. Information such as the number of visitors to the site is supplied but no actual personal details is submitted.

Your rights

You can ask me any time what information I  hold about you which I will give free of charge. You also have the right to have your details deleted, amended or transferred.  Here is a useful article from Which that gives more information here

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