Privacy Policy Template

This Privacy Policy template is provided for use by freelance illustrators or agents who promote or sell their work (such as prints) through a website, send e-newsletters to potential and former commissioners, or operate a blog that allows visitors to the website to leave comments.

It helps illustrators and agents to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which automatically became law in the UK on 25 May 2018. The GDPR has been retained after Brexit.  The UK Data Protection Act 2018 widely follows provisions of the GDPR. Both pieces of legislation must be read together for the purpose of this guidance. Further guidance can be found on the Information Commissioner’s Website.

Compliance depends on the accuracy of the data audit undertaken by the users of the Template prior to completing the document to reflect their own practices as data controllers. To ensure compliance after it’s been completed by the user it is advisable to consult a qualified legal professional (e.g. a solicitor in the UK) to review the draft.

This template is not suitable if you process sensitive personal data (such as details about race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, political affiliation and sexual orientation).  As all businesses are different, it’s advisable to consult a qualified legal professional to review the draft before you use it for your business.

For further information and guidance on GDPR please click here 

The AOI would like to make resources accessible to all members. If you would like an alternative format please ask.


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