Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy sets out how Steve Thornton uses and processes data from our visitors and customers.

At Steve Thornton we are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Steve Thornton may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page whenever visiting the website to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

This policy is effective from 10th April 2021.

As an organisation, we have endeavoured to streamline our processes and handling of our visitors and customers’ data in order to hold ourselves accountable to this privacy policy.

If you have any questions or queries about this policy please use the contact information at the bottom of this policy.

What Kind of Information Do We Collect and Process? When browsing our website

We collect data using Google Analytics that tracks our visitor’s behavior on our website which provides insight into ways we can improve the usability of the website. This information is also used for internal reporting purposes. Google Analytics uses cookies to track this information but Google Analytics is anonymised in accordance with GDPR.

Mailing List
In order to sign-up for our mailing list, you only need to provide your email address. Using this you can update your subscription preferences at any time or unsubscribe altogether. The option to do this is linked to every email you receive from us.

Buying a Product Online
When buying a product online you will be required to provide your name, email address, delivery, and billing address in order to fulfil your order.

What do we use your personal data for?
We use your personal data, including any of the personal data listed above, for the following purposes:
We primarily use email as our main communication method. We offer the ability to tailor what we email you by updating your preferences. As standard, we send a regular newsletter which generally features information on new Fine Art Prints, Assignments, etc. The content and layout of our emails are subject to change and you are welcome to update your preferences or unsubscribe altogether as and when you wish. We don’t share your information with any third parties.

How we collect your data
We collect different information about you in a number of ways:

Information you give us
When you buy artworks, sign up for our newsletter, give us feedback, we will store the personal information you give to us such as your name, email address, postal address, telephone number. We will also keep a record of your purchases.

Automated technologies or interactions
As you interact with our website, we may automatically collect Technical Data about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns. We collect this personal data by using cookies and other similar technologies.

Information from third parties
We occasionally receive information about you from third parties as set out below:
Analytics providers such as Google
Advertising networks such as Facebook
Search information providers such as Google AdWords
What are the legal grounds for our processing of your personal information?
Where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you (i.e. purchasing artworks)
Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.
Where we have your explicit consent before using your personal information in that specific situation.

Disclosure of your details to third parties
There are no circumstances under which we may disclose your personal information to third parties.

How and when can you withdraw your consent?
Where we’re relying upon your consent to process personal data, you can withdraw this at any time by contacting us using the details below.

For how long is your personal information retained by us?
Depending on the level of information we hold on you and the purposes of holding that information will determine how long we retain data for. We use automated processes that will anonymise data if you should be classed as “inactive” for a certain number of months. This means that if you don’t order or open an email we will remove your personal information from our system. This means that while the recorded statistics about our mailing and marketing are kept the personal information that could be associated with them won’t be.

What are your rights under data protection laws?
Here is a list of the rights that all individuals have under data protection laws. They don’t apply in all circumstances. If you wish to use any of them, we’ll explain at that time if they are engaged or not.

The right to be informed about the processing of your personal information
The right to have your personal information corrected if it is inaccurate and to have incomplete personal information completed
The right to object to the processing of your personal information
The right to restrict the processing of your personal information
The right to have your personal information erased (the “right to be forgotten”)
The right to request access to your personal information and to obtain information about how we process it
The right to move, copy or transfer your personal information (“data portability”)
You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office which enforces data protection laws:

Your right to object
You have the right to object to certain purposes for processing, in particular to data processed for direct marketing purposes and to data processed for certain reasons based on our legitimate interests. You can contact us using the information below to exercise these rights.

No fee is usually required
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal information (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive, or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

What we may need from you
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal information (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal information is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

Time limit to respond
We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic, and other procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer’s hard disk so that the website can remember who you are.

A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the ‘lifetime’ of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.

Managing cookies
Most web browsers allow you to control the cookies stored on your computer through your browser’s settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been stored and how to manage and delete them, visit

Removing or disabling cookies
You may choose to remove or block cookies at any time by adjusting your browser settings, but in some cases, this may impact your experience of our website.

Contacting Us
You may contact us by email or phone in matters relating to any of the above using the following details:


1 Marylebone High Street, London. W1U 4LZ

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