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Ruth Thorp Studio is a UK based small business.


This privacy policy sets out how I use and protect any information that you provide when you use this website.



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Contact Form: I’m committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should I ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. When you use my contact form you'll be asked for your name and e-mail address. This information is sent to my e-mail inbox so that I can answer any question or query you may have and I will only ever contact you to answer any questions or queries you may have. I will never contact you or save these details for anything else.


Online Shop: When purchasing products through my online shops, firstly thank you very much(!) and secondly to fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorised Etsy or Folksy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order print for example), if you contact me directly.


Paypal: In addition to payment methods taken through my online shop, I also offer PayPal as a payment option at craft fairs and selling events. If you choose to use PayPal to pay for your order they may also have access to your details as per their Privacy Policy. You can read PayPal’s policy here.



Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It


I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:




Information Sharing and Disclosure




If you have provided me with your email requesting that I notify you of new products, special offers, news, events and updates from Ruth Thorp Studio in the form of a newsletter that is all that you will receive from me. Your email will not be used for any other purpose or passed to any third party.  


Your data will NEVER be shared. We do not under any circumstance pass your data to any third party.


Should at anytime you wish to remove your Email from my list or cease receiving updates, simply click the ‘unsubscribe’ button at the foot of any information email you receive. Alternatively email me at stating ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line or in the email.


Product Sales:


Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

  • as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;

  • when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;

  • if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and

  • as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as compliance with the Etsy and Folksy Seller Policies and Terms of Use.


  • Etsy and Folksy. I share information with Etsy/Folksy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy and Folksy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.


  • Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.


  • Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.



Data Retention


I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements.



How to Contact Me


For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Ruth Thorp, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at ruth[at]



Ruth Thorp Studio may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 12th May 2018.

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