Privacy Policy


This privacy policy notice applies to and served by EdithMcClellandART, 2 Hospital House, Manse Brae, Tarves, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 7JW, U.K. and governs the privacy of those who use it. The purpose of this policy is to explain to you how I control, process, handle and protect your personal information while browsing or using this website, including your rights under current laws and regulations. If you do not agree to the following policy you may wish to cease viewing / using this website.

Policy key definitions:

  • "I" refers to the business, EdithMcClellandART
  • "me/my" refers to Edith McClelland owner of the business
  • "website" refers to and any related Blog[s]
  • GDPR means General Data Protection Act.
  • PECR means Privacy & Electronic Communications Regulation.
  • ICO means Information Commissioner's Office.
  • Cookies mean small files stored on a users computer or device.

PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA: Under the GDPR I will only control and/or process any personal information about you electronically using the following lawful bases

Lawful basis: Consent

  • I use this basis to ensure that only those casual visitors who subscribe to my website will receive any/all information, images and/or notifications for which they have given prior consent to receive.
  • Data retention: I will only maintain a secure list of website visitors who opt to subscribe to my site.  Casual visitors' data will not be retained. 
  • Data retention period: I will only continue to process your information under this basis until you withdraw consent or it is determined your consent no longer exists.
  • Data sharing: I currently do not share your information with third parties and will never do so in the future without your prior knowledge and/or consent.

Lawful basis: Contract

  • ICO registration: I am exempt from registration in the ICO Data Protection Register because I only collect specific personal data I need in order to contact you in reference to any commission requests/to advise you of new website updates or advise you about forthcoming events and because I am a small business sole trader.
  • Data retention period: I will continue to process your information under this basis until you withdraw consent or it is determined your consent no longer exists.
  • Sharing your information: I do not share your information with third parties.

Lawful basis: Legitimate interests

  • The reason I use this basis is to keep you informed of new artworks for sale, forthcoming events/new website updates or Blog posts. 
  • I process your information in the following ways: by keeping a secure online record of your name and email address/by keeping your address only for the purpose of contacting you in relation to any commission work.
  • Data retention period: I only retain this information for as long as you are interested in the website/blog or, until you request I delete it from my records.
  • Sharing your information: I do not share your information with third parties. 

If, as determined by me, the lawful basis upon which I process your personal information changes, I will notify you about the change and any new lawful basis to be used if required. I will stop processing your personal information if the lawful basis used is no longer relevant. 


Under the GDPR your rights are as follows:

  • the right to be informed;
  • the right of access;
  • the right to rectification;
  • the right to erasure;
  • the right to restrict processing;
  • the right to data portability;
  • the right to object; and
  • the right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling.

You also have the right to complain to the ICO [] if you feel there is a problem with the way I am handling your data.

I handle subject access requests in accordance with the GDPR. 


I use cookies on this website to provide you with a better user experience. I do this by placing a small text file on your device / computer hard drive to track how you use the website, to record or log whether you have seen particular messages that I display, to keep you logged into the website where applicable, to display relevant content, or, where applicable and accepted by you, to linked art-related topics referred you to a third party website.

Some cookies are required to enjoy and use the full functionality of this website.

I use a cookie control system which allows you to accept the use of cookies, and control which cookies are saved to your device / computer. Some cookies will be saved for specific time periods, where others may last indefinitely. Your web browser should provide you with the controls to manage and delete cookies from your device, please see your web browser options.


I ensure the security of any personal information I hold by using secure data storage technologies and precise procedures in how I store, access and manage that information. My methods meet the GDPR compliance requirement.


I have provided some further explanations about user privacy and the way i use this website to help promote a transparent and honest user privacy methodology.



In the future my website may contain adverts, sponsored and affiliate links on some pages. These are typically served through any advertising partners I take on in the future, such as; Google Adsense, eBay Partner Network, Amazon Affiliates, or are self served through my own means. I will only use trusted advertising partners who each have high standards of user privacy and security. However I do not control the actual adverts seen / displayed by my future advertising partners. My ad partners may collect data and use cookies for ad personalisation and measurement. Where ad preferences are requested as 'non-personalised' cookies may still be used for frequency capping, aggregated ad reporting and to combat fraud and abuse.

Clickable sponsored or affiliate links may be displayed as a website URL like this; or as a titled text link like this: How To Start A Blog.

Clicking on any adverts, sponsored or affiliate links may track your actions by using a cookie saved to your device. You can read more about cookies on this website above. Your actions are usually recorded as a referral from my website by this cookie. In most cases I may earn a very small commission from the advertiser or advertising partner, at no cost to you, whether you make a purchase on their website or not.

I may in future use advertising partners in these ways to help generate an income from the website, which allows me to continue my work and provide you with the best overall experience and valued information.

If you have any concerns about this I suggest you do not click on any adverts, sponsored or affiliate links found throughout the website.


Under the GDPR I will use the consent lawful basis for anyone subscribing to my newsletter or marketing mailing list. I will only collect certain data about you, as detailed in the "Processing of your personal data" above. Any email marketing messages I may send are done so through an EMS, email marketing service provider. An EMS is a third party service provider of software / applications that allows marketers to send out email marketing campaigns to a list of users.

Email marketing messages that I may  send may contain tracking beacons / tracked clickable links or similar server technologies in order to track subscriber activity within email marketing messages. Where used, such marketing messages may record a range of data such as; times, dates, I.P addresses, opens, clicks, forwards, geographic and demographic data. Such data, within its limitations will show the activity each subscriber made for that email campaign.

Any email marketing messages I may  send are in accordance with the GDPR and the PECR. I will provide you with an easy method to withdraw your consent (unsubscribe) or manage your preferences / the information we hold about you at any time. See any marketing messages for instructions on how to unsubscribe or manage your preferences