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Privacy Policy


Gary Scholes, owner and provider of this Website, is committed to protecting your privacy and personal information in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation. This privacy policy tells you about the Personal Data collected by me or provided by you in relation to your use of this Website. It also tells you how I handle/process such Personal Data and who it may be shared with. Gary Scholes reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy as deemed necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. All changes will be posted on the Website and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the Privacy Policy on your first use of the Website following the alterations.


Definitions and Interpretation.


Personal Data  - personal information relating to you from which you can be identified. Collectively all information that you submit to Gary Scholes via the Website. This definition incorporates, where applicable, the definitions provided in the Data Protection Laws.

Data Protection Laws  - any applicable law relating to the processing of Personal Data, including but not limited to the Directive 95/46/EC (Data Protection Directive) or the GDPR, and any national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation, for as long as the GDPR is effective in the UK.

GDPR - the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679

I, we or us  - Gary Scholes, owner and provider of this Website. Gary is based in the UK.

User or you - any third party that accesses the Website and is not either (i) employed by Gary Scholes and acting in the course of their employment or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to Gary Scholes and accessing the Website in the connection of such services.

Website - the website you are currently using, Gary Scholes (Fine Artist), and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.


What Personal Data do I collect and use?


If you choose to subscribe to the Website for news on forthcoming projects, exhibitions and events etc I will collect your name and email address to form a mailing list and may email you with relevant information and exhibition invitations. You may, however, visit the website anonymously.

Emails that I send to you or receive from you may be retained as a record of contact and your email address stored for future use. Under no circumstances do I share your email address without your consent.

If I need to email sensitive or confidential information to you, I will perform checks to verify the correct email address and may take additional security measures.

You can unsubscribe at any time by following the links in the emails that I send you. 

When making a comment on a blog post you can provide only a name and an email address. 

When you access this Website or interact with this site or me via social media your IP address and browsing preferences may be collected as well as your name and username and any comments that you make.

Personal Data and business correspondence relating to all business contracts involving payment is retained for a minimum of six years in line with the requirements of HMRC.


What Personal Data is collected automatically?


To the extent that you access the Website, I will collect some of your Personal Data automatically in order to help make improvements to Website content and navigation, and includes your IP address, the date, times and frequency with which you access the Website and the way you use and interact with its content.


How do I collect information?


Your Personal Data may be collected from a number of sources that include:

When you visit this Website, including through the use of cookies;

When you contact this Website by email or through social media;

From forms you may complete and submit;

From public sources of data (eg. details you have made public on your website or social media platform).

From organisations you are connected to or are affiliated with, when they provide your information to me.


Links to other websites


This Website may provide links to other websites. I do not have control over such websites and are not responsible for the content of these websites.

Third parties:

Gary Scholes will not pass Personal Data on to third parties for marketing, sales or any other commercial purposes without your prior explicit consent.  


Use of Cookies


The Website uses cookies to help provide you with the best experience.

• A cookie is a small text file that a website transfers to the browser on your computer’s hard disk so that the site can remember who you are.

• A cookie will typically contain the name of the website from which the cookie has come, the “lifetime” of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.

• Cookies store no Personal Data and are not used to gather personal information.

Cookies set by Gary Scholes (Fine Artist)


Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

I use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at, etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to better understand our audience.


Third party cookies

The Website may include functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Some third party services embedded within this website set their own cookies. These are known as third party cookies because they are not set by my website. I have no control over the cookies that are set by third party services.


Granting permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies I take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from my website you can do so - information on how to do this is available online from a number of sources.


Your rights


• You may request that Gary Scholes stops processing your Personal Data in relation to any event.

• You are entitled to request access to a copy of any information I hold about you.

• You may request that you are removed from my mailing lists at any time.


Please contact the owner, Gary Scholes, at to exercise any of these rights, or let me know if you have a complaint about how your information has been collected, how it has been used or how long I have kept it for.


Gary Scholes reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy as deemed necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. All changes will be posted immediately on the Website and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the Privacy Policy on your first use of the Website following the alterations.


Policy updated July 2023

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