Privacy Notice & Cookies Policy
At The Golden Thread Gallery, we are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of visitors to our web site, subscribers to our newsletter and participants from our workshops who we communicate with from time to time. Here you’ll find information on how we treat data that we collect from visitors to our website, or when someone subscribes to our newsletter.
Visitors to our Website
When someone visits https://www.goldenthreadgallery.co.uk we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. 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. You can find more information on how cookies are used on this website in the Cookies Policy below.
If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.
Newsletter Sign Up
As part of the registration process for our monthly e-newsletter, we collect personal information. We use that information for a couple of reasons: to tell you about details you’ve asked us to tell you about; to contact you if we need to obtain or provide additional information; to check our records are right and to check every now and then that you’re happy and satisfied. We don’t rent or trade email lists with other organisations and businesses.
We use a third party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our newsletter. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice.
You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or through this link: https://goldenthreadgallery.us13.list-manage.com/unsubscribe?u=30f5240e66d025126190d6fc5&id=89ba8b5fd0
You can also email us at [email protected] to unsubscribe at any time.
We occasionally ask participants who have signed up to our workshops to fill in a feedback form on their experience which we use to improve our future workshops and events. We use a third party provider, Google Forms to deliver and store this information. These feedback forms are anonymous and only store your responses. Participants are free to decide not to fill out a feedback form should they not wish to do so. You can find out more information about about how Google Forms treat your data at https://policies.google.com/privacy.
We will also occasionally email previous workshop recipients regarding new events and workshops happening in the gallery that they may be interested in. You can choose to opt out of receiving these emails at any time by emailing us at [email protected].
Links to Other Web Sites
Access to Your Personal Information
You are entitled to access the personal information that we hold. You are also entitled to ask for us to dispose of this information or ask us to transfer this information to another organisation should you wish us to do so. To request access to your information, please email us at [email protected] and title your email ‘Request for Data Information’. You are free to do this at any time.
For more information regarding our data protection policies or to request access to the personal information we hold on you feel free to contact our data controller Peter Richards at [email protected] or our data handlers Lesley Cherry or Catherine McLaughlin at [email protected]. We are always happy to answer any questions and queries regarding our data protection policies in line with GDPR regulations.
Changes to this Privacy Notice
We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 24th May
We use a system of classifying the different types of cookies which we use on the Website, or which may be used by third parties through our websites. The classification was developed by the International Chamber of Commerce UK and explains more about which cookies we use, why we use them, and the functionality you will lose if you decide you don’t want to have them on your device.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your personal computer, mobile or other device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.
How long are cookies stored for?
Persistent cookies – these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.
Session cookies – these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience.
You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.
Cookies used on the Website
A list of all the cookies used on the Website by category is set out below.
Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for. These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the Website.
These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited. By using the Website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
These cookies collect information about how visitors use the Website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how the Website works.
These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience. By using the Website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
These cookies allow the Website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Third party cookies
These cookies allow third parties to track the success of their application or customise the application for you. Because of how cookies work we cannot access these cookies, nor can the third parties access the data in cookies used on our site.
For example, if you choose to ‘share’ content through Twitter or other social networks you might be sent cookies from these websites. We don’t control the setting of these cookies, so please check those websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.