Privacy Policy

PRIVACY AND COOKIES
Your privacy and security is very important and Raw Art is committed to protecting your personal information. This policy sets out the basis upon which information is collected about you by Raw Art through the use of this website. Please read the policy carefully, as by providing such data to Raw Art you have consented to the processing of such information.

WHO WE ARE

Raw Art exists to promote the public’s enjoyment and understanding of British art. Raw Art’s principal place of business is in London NW6.

1. INFORMATION COLLECTED

When you use the Raw Art website, we may collect personal information about you – i.e. when you use the contact form, you provide a name and email address. Of course.

We use this information to:

  • contact you to respond to your queries (if you email us with an important commission question, for example) provide you with services (send you our newsletter, Sporadic Raw Art News, for example)

1.1 USER ACCOUNTS

We collect information (name, address) about you when create user accounts and log in to the Raw Art Shop.

1.2 PURCHASES

We collect information about you when you use the Raw Art checkout to buy any art. But all payment details are encrypted and cannot be accessed. We use Stripe for credit and debit cards. Stripe has been audited by a PCI-certified auditor and is certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1. This is the most stringent level of certification available in the payments industry. Raw Art also uses PayPal which is also DCI compliant and offers additional levels of protection for the buyer.

2. USE OF COOKIES
Cookies are pieces of data that a website can transfer to an individual’s computer hard drive for record keeping. Cookies can make websites easier to use by storing information about your preferences on a particular website. The information may remain on your computer after the Internet session finishes and you leave the website but you can delete them using some browsers, manually or using system utilities. Most internet browsers are pre-set to accept cookies.

If you prefer not to receive cookies, you can adjust your internet browser to refuse cookies or to warn you when cookies are being used. This site will work more efficiently if receipt of cookies is enabled but it will still operate correctly if you disable cookies. It’s a win win data-wise.

2.1 GOOGLE ANALYTICS

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how our visitors use and navigate this website. We use this information to see what products and pages you look at, in an attempt to navigate the philosophical nature of what is “popular” and what is, often conversely, “good art”. This is a never-ending task with no actual answer. We don’t look at Google Analytics very often, because we’re not very organised and the idea of “popularity” is still a construct which Raw Art finds problematic.

The cookies collect information such as the number of visitors to the site, which pages they visited and whereabouts they came to the site from. This information is anonymous and cannot be used to identify you personally.

2.2 RAW ART SUBSCRIBERS
DATA USE
When you join as a Raw Art subscriber we collect contact information about you in order to send your newsletters. We do not collect or process any other data. We will never sell, rent or exchange your details with any other organisation.

2.3 PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION
Raw Art complies with all applicable UK and EU data protection legislation in force in respect of any personal information you submit to us. The personal data you submit to us will only be used for the specified purposes indicated to you and will never be passed onto any third parties (as above). You can contact us to amend or remove any information you submit to us. You can also unsubscribe from the Sporadic Raw Art News by clicking on the relevant ‘unsubscribe’ link in our emails.

3. OTHER WEBSITES
Our website may contain links to other websites which are outside our control and are not covered by this privacy notice. If you access other sites using the links provided, the operators of these sites may collect information from you which will be used by them in accordance with their privacy policy, which may differ from ours. Bastards.

4. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY NOTICE
From time to time Raw Art may change this privacy notice. You may therefore wish to check this page in the future. The latest privacy notice will always appear on this page. It’s not always interesting, it’s sometimes tedious, but it’s the law.