Who am I?

My name is Angie Jenkins and I am a freelance artist and illustrator based in the UK.

My website address is: https://www.angiesfolkart.co.uk.

What personal data I collect and why I collect it


If you leave comments or reviews on this site, it collects the data shown in the comments or review form, and also your network (IP) address and a browser user agent string to help spam detection. Spam detection and blocking is provided by Antispam Bee. Their privacy policy is available here: https://pluginkollektiv.org/privacy-policy/

An anonymized 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.

Contact forms

I collect your name, email address and the message that you wish to send through the contact form. I use contact form submissions to communicate with you and to respond to your enquiry. I will retain this data for administrative purposes, but I do not use the information for marketing purposes.

Shopping and Orders

If you place an order on the site, I collect all the details about your order such as your name, email address, shipping and billing addresses, the products that you wish to purchase and details about your payment. This information is only used to process and track your order and is not used for other purposes. Payment details such as credit card numbers, etc. are passed directly on to my payment providers (Stripe or Paypal) and are not retained by the website following completion of the order process.

Mailing List

If you choose to join my mailing list, I collect your name and email address. My mailing list is managed through the Mailchimp service. Their privacy policy can be found at https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/


My website may use Google Analytics in order to help gather information about how the site is used, how many visitors it receives and where they may be located in the world.  To do this, Google Analytics uses cookies and collects data such as visitors’ IP addresses.  This data is only used to analyse the usage and performance of the website and is not shared with any other third party.

Further information about Google Analytics, your data and privacy can be found here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en/


If you upload images to the website, as part of a comment for example, 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.

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 you had 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. They are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help make the website function properly, make it more secure, provide better user experience and help in understanding how the website performs and analyzing what works and where it needs improvement.

How are cookies used?

Cookies can be used for a number of different purposes. The common types of cookie are:

Essential: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of the site. They allow the site to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not generally collect or store personal information. For example, cookies that allow you to log-in to your account and add products to your basket and checkout securely. Essential cookies cannot usually be blocked as this would typically cause the website to fail to work properly.

Statistics: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit, etc. This data helps in understanding and analyzing how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.

Functional: These are the cookies that support certain non-essential functions on the website. These functions include embedding content like videos or sharing content from the website to social media platforms.

Preferences: These cookies help store your settings and browsing preferences (e.g. language preferences) so that you have a better and more efficient experience on future visits to the website.

Cookies can also be grouped into first-party cookies and third-party cookies.

First-party cookies are directly related to the website itself and are usually needed for the website to function the right way. Most first-party cookies do not collect personally identifiable data. However, some may contain your email address or login ID if you have registered with the site and are currently logged in. These are used to maintain your session while logged in to the site

Third-party cookies are usually associated with another business that provides services upon which the website relies. For example, payment services, search engines, mail service providers, etc. The third-party cookies used on this website are mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with the website, keeping our services secure and generally providing you with a better and improved user experience. Cookies also help speed up your interactions with the website. Most third-party cookies do not collect personally identifiable data, although those associated with email services may contain your email address.

What cookies are used on this site?

When you visit the site’s login page, the site sets a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

If you leave a comment or review on the site or register for an account 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 or wish to use the site again. These cookies will last for one year.

When you do log in to the site, it sets up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

The site also sets a number of Mailchimp cookies to allow automated emails such as order tracking emails or abandoned cart emails to be delivered. These cookies may contain your email address and expire after one month.

If you edit or publish a comment or review, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the comment or review. It expires after 1 day.

A number of cookies are also set and used to confirm and manage your cookie preferences for the site as a whole. These cookies last for one year.

How can I control cookie preferences ?

When you first visit this site, you will have seen a cookie consent message that allows you to control which types of cookies are used. Once you have made your selection, the information is itself stored in cookies. Should you decide to change your preferences later, you can click on the “Manage your consent” link below. This will display the consent notice again enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely.


As well as being able to choose your cookie preferences on this site, web browsers also provide their own methods to block and delete cookies. Consult the documentation for your particular browser to find out how to manage cookies in the brower itself. You can also find out more about cookies online, for example on Wikipedia

Who I share your data with

I only share your data with companies that I use to provide this website or additional services upon which I rely.  I do not share data with third party advertising networks or other organisations that are not directly involved in providing my services.

I currently use services provided by:

How long I retain your data

If you leave a comment or review, the comment or review data is retained indefinitely. For comments, this is so the site can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. For reviews, this is so that the review remains associated with the product.

If you register on my website, it also stores the personal information that you provide in your 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.

Information such as your user profile and order history is retained as long as you have an account on the site. Some order history information may also be retained after you close your account, in line with legal and regulatory requirements. For example, HMRC (the UK tax authorities) specify that businesses must maintain financial records of orders, invoices, etc.  for at least seven years.

Other information is only stored for as long as it is required to provide our services to you.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided. You can also request that your personal data be erased. However, data that I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes will not be deleted until such time as permitted by the relevant laws or regulations.

Where I send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service provided by AntiSpam Bee.

Visitor avatars are provided through the Gravatar service provided by Automattic.

Website analytics are provided by Google Analytics.

Payments are processed through Stripe or Paypal.

Email services for my mailing list and for automated emails relating to your account or orders are handled using Mailchimp.

For further details see “Who I share your data with” above.

Contact information

If you have any concerns about your privacy, you can contact my data controller, Adrian Waterworth, by emailing him at: [email protected]

Additional information

How I protect your data

Data held by this website or its service providers is maintained in secure commercial data centres with regular backups and security audits. Only users or personnel with a legitimate need to access such data are permitted to do so and user access is limited by measures such as secure passwords and two-factor authentication systems.

What data breach procedures I have in place

In the unlikely event of a data breach, system and access logs will allow the extent and nature of the breach to be determined and any further data loss to be blocked. Anyone affected by such a data breach will be kept fully informed as to the nature and extent of any data that may have been released.

What third parties I receive data from

I do not receive identifiable personal data from any third parties.

What automated decision making and/or profiling I do with user data

I do not carry out any user profiling.

The Antispam Bee spam filtering service provides an automated indication of whether a comment or information received from a contact form may be spam, rather than a legitimate message, however these indications are then reviewed by a person before being acted upon.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements