Privacy Policy

By using our website and/or services, you give your consent that all personal data you submit may be processed in the manner and for the purposes described below.

1. What personal information does Blackheath Art Society collect? 

We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide when contacting us. We store your contact information for the duration of our correspondence, which includes:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Personal web addresses
  • Images of your original artworks with titles, dimensions and media

Information that you provide to us must be accurate, and it will be your responsibility to notify us of any changes to such personal information. We will also collect anonymous information stored in cookies (see point 4).

We do not knowingly collect data from children under 18 years of age. By using this site you agree that you are at least 18 years of age. 

2. Why does Blackheath Art Society collect personal information? 

When you contact us via the contact form on our website, we use positive opt-in consent to collect your personal information for our legitimate business interests and/or compliance with our legal obligations. The specific reasons we collect information are outlined below:

  • To help us identify you, the artist;
  • To provide customer care to our member artists;
  • To carry out sales of your artwork;
  • To notify you about changes to our website and services;
  • To provide you with information, products, or services that you request from us, or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.

3. With whom is the information shared?

We may disclose your personal information to third parties where necessary for our continued services or to comply with legal obligations:

  • Any service providers of Blackheath Art Society to deliver specific services to you; 
  • Any associated companies who are our business partners and/or with whom we work;
  • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation; or to protect the Blackheath Art Society, our customers, or others. This includes, but is not limited to, exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection, credit risk reduction, and dispute policies.

4. Use of cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites, this site utilises cookies. Cookies are tiny files that are stored by your browser. This page describes what information they gather and how we use it. It also explains the circumstances in which they are used.

Cookies are primarily employed by Blackheath Art Society (“us” or “we”) to assist in ongoing improvements to the user experience of our website. Cookies help us to distinguish you from other users of this website, but do not enable us to collect personally identifiable information about you, as your IP address is anonymised.

We use the following cookies:

  • Analytical / performance cookies – They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, ensuring that users are able to find what they are looking for easily.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in this table:

Google Analytics



This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. Examples of purposes for which a cookie may be used: Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Expires after 2 years


Used to limit the collection of analytics data on high traffic websites.

Expires after 1 minute


This cookie is used to distinguish unique users.

Expires when the browser is closed.

For more information, you may wish to visit the About cookies website, which contains comprehensive information about cookies.

5. Storage of your personal data

We store personal data from contact form enquiries both in our email software provided by Google and on our web servers, which are provided by a third-party hosting company within Europe. Various measures are in place to protect these web servers from malicious attack or unauthorised access, including anti-virus software, firewall and encrypted connections. 

Although we do our best to protect your personal information, the internet is not 100% secure and any information you submit could still be intercepted in transmission if your network connection or IT equipment are not properly secured. You should only access our services within a secure environment.

6. Updating your personal data 

We take reasonable action to ensure that customer information is up to date, however if you would like to update your personal information with us, or to be removed completely from our systems you can get in touch with us anytime at by emailing the address on our membership page and we will be happy to oblige with any requests you may have.

7. Your rights

Consent for any collection of personal data through this website is obtained at the time of collection. We will ask you for consent before the use of cookies and before making use of our contact form. If any further requests for consent are added to the website in the future they will be detailed here. 

You have the right to access any personal information that we currently hold about you at anytime by emailing to the address on our membership page. 

8. Privacy policy updates

We reserve the right to change this privacy policy from time to time and will provide notice of these changes. You should make sure you periodically review the privacy policy to make sure it meets your needs.

9. Contact us

Please email any questions or comments you have about privacy or data protection to us at