Privacy Statement

At Melanie Porter we are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. We consider the privacy and protection of our clients’ data, both corporate and personal, to be of the utmost importance. This privacy policy explains how we use the information that we collect about you, how you can instruct us if you prefer to limit the use of that information and procedures that we have in place to safeguard your privacy.


The information that we collect

When you become a Melanie Porter client, whether as a studio client, or a customer, we need to know your name, postal address, e-mail address and telephone number. We may also collect further details, for example your delivery address, where required. We may also take your credit or debit card details if you wish to pay using that method. We will only collect and use your information where we have lawful grounds and legitimate business reasons for doing so. We will not ask for more information than we need.


How we gather this information

We may gather this information in person, over the telephone, by email or through our website.  We use Google Analytics, to collection information on our website. Please find more information here on how Google uses  this data  www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.


We will be transparent in our dealings with you and will tell you how we use your information. We gather this information for the purposes of communicating with you, for carrying out our obligations to you and for invoicing. The relevant information is then used to communicate with you. 

We may also wish you to provide you with information about new products, changes to our products and services, as well as events and other services and products which may be of interest to you. If you would rather not receive this information, please email mel@melanieporter.co.uk

We will not disclose your personal data with anyone outside our company. However, we may disclose such information if required to do so by a valid Court Order or if requested to do so by regulatory authorities and appropriate agencies to conduct anti-money laundering activity and to assist with fraud protection.

How we use this information


To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.

If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption.  Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.

How we protect your information


In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.  

However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.

For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.  

In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located under a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.

As an example, if you are located in Canada and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act.

Once you leave our store’s website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our website’s Terms of Service. 

Third party services


Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org

Cookies


By submitting your information, you consent to the use of that information as set out in this policy. If we change our policy, we will post the changes on this page and place notification on the website, so that you can be aware of the information we collect and how we use it at all times. Continued use of the service will signify that you agree to any such changes.

Your Consent


If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact info@melanieporter.co.uk or by mail at 26 Lovelace Road, London SE21 8JX

Contacting Melanie Porter