A fascination of art and the natural world, united with a love for many pets throughout my life, has developed into an adored niche hobby of mine.

It all started off when I began drawing animals and people as gifts for family and friends. The overwhelming positive reactions I received brought me great joy and motivation to push my hobby further. So with the inspiration and support of my customers and loved ones, this passion has developed into a small business, in the hopes to bring the same joy to those in the wider community.

 

Whilst specialising in pet portraits, I still enjoy alternative subjects such as human portraits, plants and sceneries. I am willing to accept any challenge and after many years of refusing to try painting, I have recently found a new love for watercolours! Still sticking to the animal theme, of course!

 

As time has passed, I have also branched out into other creative hobbies. One of these is making macramé home accessories, such as plant hangers, wall hanging and dream catchers.. All available to purchase from Etsy Shop!

POLICIES

 

 

GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION PRIVACY POLICY

 

This privacy policy sets out how I, Amy Dust, use and protect any information that you give me.

 

I am committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should I ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

 

Information Collected

I may collect the following information:

  • Your name.
  • Contact information including email address, postal address & telephone number.

 

Handling of Information

I require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service. In particular for the following reasons:

 

  • To respond to your contact requests.
  • To discuss any orders, allowing to cater for any special requirements for your order.
  • To deliver your order to you.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.

 

Security

Users contacting me do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use. I am committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, I have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information I collect.

 

 

 

USE OF COOKIES

 

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

 

This website uses traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps me to analyse data about webpage traffic and improve my website in order to tailor it to customer needs. This information is only used for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

 

Overall, cookies help to provide you with a better website by enabling me to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives me access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with me.

 

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Communication, engagement and actions taken through social media platforms that I, Amy Dust, participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised that they use any social media at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

 

 

CONTROLLING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

 

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

I will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless I have your permission or are required by law to do so.

You may request details of personal information which I hold about you at any time. You may also request for any personal information which I hold electronically to be securely destroyed. You can make these requests by emailing enquiries@amydustart.com

If you believe that any information I am holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible at the above address. I will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

 

 

CUSTOMERS CONTRACTUAL PRIVACY POLICY

 

This privacy policy sets out how I, Amy Dust, use and protect any information that you give me when completing any paperwork. The information below is applicable to current or past customers (who have terminated their contract) from the last 24 months. It is in relation to the information provided by the customer on the initial paperwork forms. I am committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. I 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 25th May 2018.

 

All personal details which I hold in hard copy are stored in a locked filing cabinet. All electronic details, used solely for invoicing and contacting the customer, are stored securely, on a security protected computer & mobile device.

 

Contact details are only used to contact you should the need arise.

 

On termination of services, any electronic details which I hold will be deleted. Hard copies of your personal data will remain securely stored for 24 months. After this period they will be safely destroyed. We hold this data once services are terminated, as evidence should a claim be made against us. Financial records of payment made will continue to be held for tax purposes, but any account details will not be retained.

 

No information held by me will be shared with any other party for marketing or advertising purposes. No data held will be sold or distributed. Confidentiality is paramount.

 

 

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AMY DUST

Artist

 

Southampton

Hampshire

UK

 

COPYRIGHT NOTICE - All artwork and designs belong to Amy Dust and may not be distributed, reproduced or copied without permission.