In May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) were introduced to give you greater control over the collection and use of your personal data. At Skylark Galleries Ltd your privacy has always been important to us and we are committed to ensuring that your data is protected and stored securely.
Types of information we collect
Most web browsers allow you to view and manage cookies in the browser preferences, usually within the ‘Security’ or ‘Privacy’ section of the browser. This allows you to delete some or all of the cookies or block cookies from being created entirely.
Please note that by deleting cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site.
2) Google Analytics
When someone visits www.skylarkgalleries.com, google analytics collects standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour i.e. country where you’re visiting from and/or which web pages you found most interesting. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.
3) Subscribing to our email list
If you’re on our mailing list it’s because either you’ve filled in a form on our website to say you’d like to subscribe to receive news from us or you filled in a card or iPad sign up form in our galleries or at an art fair. We do not share your email address with anyone else.
If you no longer wish to receive our emails, you can unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the ‘unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of our emails or by sending an email directly to us at email@example.com.
4) Buying an artwork from us
We are a collective of artists operating under the umbrella of Skylark Galleries Ltd and as such we are a bit different from most websites. There are no middle men or women taking a cut, with Skylark you are buying directly from the artists!
If you choose to buy something from one of our artists you will EITHER
- be taken to the online shop run by Skylark Galleries OR
- be taken to the web shop of the individual artist to process the sale OR
- you can contact us via email to enquire whether the artwork/ artworks seen on the website or on our social media are still available to purchase. In the case of such sales we accept payment by bank transfer but not cheques.
For payments made on an individual artist’s web shop
Please refer to the privacy/ data protection policies on the artist’s website.
For payments made on Skylark Galleries web shop or via email enquiries
The order information we collect is stored securely and only used for the purpose of getting you the correct items as quickly and efficiently as possible.
We collect the following information:
- Postal Address and if different, the billing address.
- Email Address
- Contact Phone Number (Optional)
- Purchase Information
We have listed below the processes of partner services [InXpress/ Royal Mail / PayPal] that we use to fulfil your order. They all comply with the new data protection regulations, so you can rest assured that your information is private and secure at all times. You should note that we do not have any control over these organisations and we would advise you look at their privacy statements if you’d like further information, see below.
Shopify and Paypal
Shopify is a world class e-commerce platform and it’s the one we use for our online gallery artists at www.skylarkgalleries.com When you place an order with any of those artists Shopify processes your order and links up with our payment processor ‘Paypal Pro’ to securely receive your payment.
InXpress / Royal Mail
When Shopify has accepted your order and the payment has gone through, we are ready to dispatch your artwork. For UK Mainland addresses we will either use a Royal Mail signed for service, or DHL Express signed for service, depending on the size and value of your order. For overseas addresses our site is securely linked to InXpress Courier service. This calculates the best method of shipping for your order. For more information on the privacy policies and GDPR of these companies, please visit their websites:
Access to your personal information
You are entitled to view, amend or delete the personal information that we hold. Please email your request to our data compliance manager Gill Hickman at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will respond to your request within 30 days.
Skylark Galleries ℅ Darius Burge, 32 Seymour Road, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 0PB