We have one world and we need to protect her. Part of the reason that I live as an artist is to seek out an alternative way of living and to promote a lifestyle that hurts others as little as possible. I am always reviewing where I can reduce my impact on the planet.
For my business, I have made a commitment to choosing the greenest option. This includes:
Using recyclable cardboard packaging
Using British companies to supply my printed marketing materials and books.
Using British print companies for my print ranges
Framing original art in wood that can be reused or repurposed, made in the UK.
Using found materials to create my original artwork, including recycled books, textiles & maps.
Working from home to reduce travel miles.
Using online bookkeeping and booking services as part of a commitment to reduce paper usage.
Avoiding single use plastics, reusing and recycling
Not producing stuff for stuffs sake
Promoting and supporting others working ambitiously to save our planet. Our chosen charity is Treesisters.org Some of our products and events give a percentage of profits to support their amazing work promoting women in leadership and reforesting the rainforests.
I Helen Hallows am the data-controller of your personal information as it relates to my shop.
When you place an order from me, I will receive your name, delivery address and email address. I will only use these details to process and deliver your order, or deal with any queries you have related to that order. I will use your email address to contact you with details of a workshop or retreat you may have booked. When you make a purchase, I will email you to invite you to subscribe to my secure marketing mailer. In line with changes to the Data Protection legislation (2018)
your name and email address will be collected and securely stored in Mailchimp using a two step sign in. In signing up you agree to me sending you information about my art, books and products, as well as details of upcoming workshops, art retreats and my mentoring services. You can unsubscribe at any time.
The only circumstances in which I will share your data are in processing your order or complying with the law. I will never use or pass on your information to third parties for marketing purposes or any other purpose, other than the circumstances listed below, or add you to any mailing list without your explicit consent. The circumstances in which I may share your data are:
• With delivery companies to fulfil your order.
• To comply with legal or tax obligations.
I will only retain your details for as long as necessary in order to process the transaction and I will securely store any data collected during that period. I retain personal data related to orders or customer queries for six years. After this time I will delete your data from my records.
You have the right to know what personal data I hold about you, and to ask for that data to be changed or deleted. You also have the right to complain to the ICO if you believe there is a problem with the way I handle your data.
HH May 2018