Privacy Policy

I'm committed to protecting your personal information. This Privacy Policy explains how I use any personal information I collect about you when you use my website (the “Site”). Please note that I may update this policy from time to time. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Wix, which I use to create and manage my website, or any third party services you access through Wix, my website or via your browser.

1. My Privacy Policy Principles

  • I will never spam you with irrelevant emails

  • You may opt-in or out of my email communications at any time

  • You have the right to remove any information I may hold on you

  • I will never sell, rent, make public or distribute your personal information

  • Data is collected and processed only when absolutely necessary

2. Who I am

The OlgaGillies website is run by myself, Olga Gillies, and is a really small artisan business. All data protection duties are handled by myself, Olga Gillies.

3. What information do I collect about you & where do I store it?

3.1 Online Forms

I collect the personal information you voluntarily provide to me, which includes your name and e-mail address, in order to subscribe to my newsletter, receive my free content, comment on my blog, and/or purchase services or online products. 


3.2 Customer data

I collect your name, email address, address and telephone numbers if you make an online purchase of my products and/or services. My website is hosted on the platform. provides me with an online platform that allows me to sell my products and services to you. Your data may be stored through’s data storage, databases and the general applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. Please refer to Wix Privacy Policy to learn more about their privacy practices.

All direct payment gateways offered by and used by this website adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information. I do not store this information at all.  


3.3 Website Visitor Tracking

Like most websites, my website uses Google Analytics. This tool collects information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. I use this information to better understand how visitors find me and how they interact with my website. I can use this to make adjustments to my website, to deliver a better user experience.  

This data is all anonymised but you can opt-out of this tracking at any time via your own browser settings. See our Cookie Policy for more details.


3.4 Email updates

I use Wix to write newsletters. If you choose to receive my email updates your email address will be stored in the Wix database. At any time you can unsubscribe from my emails either from within the email or by emailing me.

4. How I might use the information about you?

I collect information about you to understand your needs and provide you with a better service. Specifically, I use your information for:

4.1 Internal record keeping

4.2 Improving my services

The legal basis for this type of processing is either consent or my legitimate interests in growing my business.

4.3 Providing you with offers relating to my products or services.  

The legal basis for this type of processing is either consent or my legitimate interests in growing my business. I may send you such communications if you requested it and/or if you agreed to receive such communications. You can opt out of these emails at any time through the ‘unsubscribe’ button in each email or contact me via email.

I will only share your information with trusted 3rd parties if necessary to provide support in running this Website. 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.

​5. The length of time I keep personal information

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. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

6. Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU

I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.


5. Cookies

A cookie is a piece of code that allows the web server to identify and track the activity of the web browser. They are widely used in order to make websites work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website.

You can enable or disable your Cookie settings via your own web browser. See our Cookies Policy for more details.

For further details please consult the help menu in your browser or visit


6. Third-Party Links

This website may contain links to third party websites.  Unless otherwise stated, this Privacy Policy only covers information that I collect from you on this Site. Any other link will be covered by the privacy policy of that specific site.  You acknowledge and accept that I am not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third parties.


7. Security

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 online.

Though I have these procedures in place I can’t be held responsible for any intercepted information shared through my Site without my knowledge or permission. 


8. Children’s Online Privacy

I do not knowingly collect or solicit data online from or market online to children under the age of 13 in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

9. Privacy Policy Updates

I reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If I make material changes to this policy, I will notify you via email that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information I collect, how I use it, and under what circumstances, if any, I use and/or disclose it. 


10. Your Rights

Your rights under data protection laws include the right to access, erase, correct, restrict, and/or object to my use and processing of your personal data, as well as the right to portability of the data.  You have the right to confirmation as to how and where I process your data. To the extent that the legal basis for my processing consent, you have the right to withdraw at any time. If you consider my processing to infringe data protection laws, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please email: olga(at)olgagillies(dot)co(dot)uk


Updated: 2nd October 2021

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