Who we are

Our website address is: https://staging.ruthmcgradypetartist.co.uk.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

The personal data I collect from you (if you send me a message using a form on this website) includes your name and email address.

I only collect the information that is necessary for organising your painting and being able to contact you. Your personal information won’t be used for any other purpose or shared with a third party.


I use cookies to gather information about your computer for my services and to provide statistical information regarding the use of my website. Such information will not identify you personally – it is statistical data about our visitors and their use of my Website. This statistical data does not identify any personal details whatsoever.

Declining Cookies

All computers have the ability to decline cookies. This can be done by activating the setting on your browser which enables you to decline the cookies. Please note that should you choose to decline cookies, you may be unable to access particular parts of our Website. Where we work with advertisers on our Website, our advertisers may also use cookies, over which we have no control. Such cookies (if used) would be downloaded once you click on advertisements on our Website.

Who I share your data with

Your data is only used for the purpose of  creating your painting.

I will not:

  • sell or rent your data to third parties
  • share your data with third parties for any purposes


The transmission of information via the Internet or email is not completely secure. Although I will do my best to protect your personal data, I can’t guarantee the security of data while you are transmitting it to my site; any such transmission is at your own risk.

I have put in place security measures to prevent your data from accidental, loss or disclosure. Once I have received your personal data, I will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

How long we retain your data

I will only retain your personal data for as long as is needed for the purposes set out in this document

What rights you have over your data

The GDPR gives you a range of rights in relation to the personal data that I collect from. You have the right to:

  • Access your personal data. This right is commonly known as the ‘data subject access request’ and enables you to receive a copy of the personal data I hold about you. You will not need to pay a fee to access your personal data unless I can justifiably demonstrate that the request is repetitive or excessive. I will respond to all legitimate data access requests within one month, but I may need to obtain further information from you in order to confirm your identity and the legitimacy of the request.
  • Request update of the personal data. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data corrected.
  • Erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete personal data where there is no justifiable reason for us continuing to retain and process it. I may not always be able to delete the data such as if there is an ongoing contractual relationship between us or if we are legally required to retain the data.
  • Object to processing of your personal data where I am relying on consent or our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) as the justification for processing the data.
  • Restrict the processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask me to change the processing of your personal data. For example, you may wish to vary the basis on which I contact you.
  • Request the transfer of your personal data to you or to a third party. I will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal data in a structured, machine-readable format.
  • Withdraw consent. Where I am relying on consent to process your personal data you may withdraw that consent. If you withdraw your consent, I may not be able to provide certain services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.
  • You can exercise these rights at any time by writing to me at the address detailed above, or by email to ruthmcgrady@hotmail.co.uk.


Third party Links

You might find links to third party websites on our website. If you click a link to a third-party website and visit that site, you may be allowing that site to collect and share certain data about you. These websites should have their own privacy policies, which you should check. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies whatsoever as we have no control over them.