Who I am

Our website address is: https://www.gillianleesmithartist.com.

Gillian Lee Smith Fine Art
Owner: Gillian Lee Smith
Email: smithgillianlee@gmail.com
48 Margaret Street
Morpeth, Northumberland NE615NJ
United Kingdom


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 anonymised 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.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

When you complete the contact form at the bottom of any page, your name and email address is captured. We do not retain this personal data beyond the need to respond to your request or question for customer service purposes. We do not use the information submitted through contact forms for marketing purposes.


If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use a service to collect data about website visitors to better meet the needs of our current and potential students. We use a program called MonsterInsights to gather and evaluate that data. You can view the privacy policy of Google Analytics HERE. You can opt out of Google Analytics by clicking on the opt out banner at the bottom of any page.

Who we share your data with

We share site data with our website hosting company (SiteGround) only to the degree that they are able to provide hosting services. You can view their privacy statement HERE. By default, WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone.


How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.


What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.


Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.


Our contact information

If you have any additional questions regarding your privacy or data, please contact us at help@gillianleesmithartschool.com.


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To learn more about my online courses, please visit my Art School website at www.gillianleesmithartschool.com.

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