Privacy & Cookies Policies
This Privacy Notice explains what data we collect and how we use it. It was last updated on 25th May 2018.
If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Notice, do not hesitate to contact us through email at
Philip Hearsey is the data controller.
Great Trewern, Longtown, Herefordshire HR2 0LW United Kingdom
If you are not happy with any aspect of the collection and use of your data, please contact us to help resolve the matter. If you are still not happy, you have the right to complain to the UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) who can be contacted at www.ico.org.uk.
Data is only useful to anyone if it is accurate and we want your experience with us to be the best possible. Please help us to keep your information up to date by emailing
The Data We Collect
If you subscribe to our newsletter, we collect your name and email address. We will only send you newsletters if you have consented to receive them.
If you purchase our sculptures or other goods, we will collect your name, email address, transaction data, billing and shipping addresses in order to fulfil our contract with you. Transaction data will be retained as legally required by HMRC.
If you exhibit our sculptures or other goods, we will collect your organisation name, contact details and email address in order to send you the pieces and communicate with you.
Philip Hearsey follows a standard procedure of using log files for website visits. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services' analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analysing trends, administering the site, tracking users' movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.
Cookies and Web Beacons
Like any other website, Philip Hearsey uses 'cookies'. These cookies are used to store information including visitors' preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users' experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors' browser type and/or other information. You can choose to disable cookies in your browser options and settings, but please be aware that the website may not function properly if you do.
Financial & Transaction Data
We may use a third party payment gateway to process your payments. We only store the transaction details and do not retain any other financial information such as credit card numbers.
Data related to purchases is retained as required by law and is securely held.
If you purchase an item of sculpture or other goods created by me and sold through a gallery, your contract is with the gallery in question and you should consult their privacy notice for details of how they manage your personal data. We do not receive any personal data from the gallery.
Third Party Links
We do not knowingly collect any data for children under the age of 13. If you submit your data to us, you warranty that you are over 13 years of age.
By using our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Notice.
Your rights to data protection are covered by UK and EU Data Protection laws. You can find out more about your rights through the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) in the UK. https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/
If you wish to exercise any of your rights, please contact
What Are Cookies
For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.
You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.
The Cookies We Set
Email newsletters related cookies
This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.
Site preferences cookies
In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.
Third Party Cookies
This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.
For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren't sure whether you need or not it's usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site.
However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods: