Privacy Policy


1. About this policy

This is the privacy policy of Gallery OCA Limited, which sets out our policy in relation to data and information we collect and use in relation to our visitors, customers and members. We keep your data confidential (unless your data is supplied for the purpose of being viewed by others, such as forum posts), and only use it and share it as detailed in this privacy policy. We will comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) in relation to your data. We do not sell your data to third parties.


Last Updated 2nd April 2021.


2. About us

We are a limited company registered in England and Wales with company number 12550485 and our registered office is at International House, 24 Holborn Viaduct, London, United Kingdom, EC1A 2BN.


3. How to contact us

To contact us, please write to our principal office at Somerset House Exchange, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA or e-mail us at


4. What types of data we hold about you

The data and information we hold and process about you consists of the following:


a.  Information about you 

Your account information

  • Your name
Your contact details, including address, telephone, mobile, fax, own website, and e-mail.

  • Your account information, including each membership and other account you have registered for with us.

  • Your account log-in details, including username and password.

  • Your address book entries, including other shipping addresses that you provide.
Any contact details and messages you provide when recommending a friend.
Your account preferences and other account information.


b.  Information relating to your orders

  • Your purchase transactions

  • Your purchase orders
Your payment information and payment history

  • Order delivery, fulfilment and returns information.


c.  Your activity online

Your content

  • Your professional artist information, including, but not limited to personal details, galleries, portrait, biography, exhibitions, awards, tuition, media, and subjects.

  • Messages that you exchange with other members using any service provided by us.

  • Any other content that you supply.


d.  Administration information

  • Communications between you and us, including queries, problems, support, and survey responses, and including via e-mails, web-forms, and telephone.


e.  Technical information when you visit our website

  • Web browser information including your browser brand (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome)
  • Operating system (e.g. Microsoft Windows, OSX, Android)

  • IP address (a unique identifier allocated to your computer for your connection to the internet).
  • Information relation to your use of our website, including where you visited our website from, and what pages you visit on our website.


5. How we obtain your data

We obtain your data through a variety of means, including:


a.  Forms you fill in / data you provide

  • From forms which you complete and submit on our website

  • From printed forms which you obtain from our website or us

  • Data we collect face-to-face, or by means of e-mail or telephone


b.  Other information you supply

  • From the data, information and images you post, upload or otherwise provide to our website, including our forum.

  • From any other information you supply from time to time, including through telephone calls, emails and other communications between you and us.

  • From any information supplied by other users of our site and other customers.


c.  Generated information

  • From information generated by us as a result of dealings, transactions and communications with you, including supplying any goods or services to you, providing the functionality of our website, operating competitions, and dealing with queries, support requests and complaints.


d.  Technical information

  • From information which is automatically supplied by your web-browser when you visit our website.

  • From information recorded by our server when you view any page on our website.


6. Data useS

We use your data for the following operational purposes:


a.  Operate and improve our website

  • To provide our website and its features and functionality.

  • To analyse the performance of and improve our website.

  • To keep you informed with status or other administrative notices.


b.  Supply of goods and services

  • To perform each order from you for the supply of goods and services.

  • To collect payments due from you.


c.  Provision of membership accounts

  • To provide, administer and manage your accounts and the associated services included in those accounts.

  • To collect payment of all account fees.

  • To pay commission on sales to artists.


d.  General administration

  • To monitor our staff.

  • To communicate with you for administrative and support purposes.

  • To manage complaints, disputes and claims.

  • To enforce our contracts and terms and bring claims.


e.  Marketing e-mails and communications

We will also use your data to send you marketing materials and newsletters relating to our website, products, services and events, but only where you have consented to this through the appropriate setting in your website account, and you have not withdrawn your consent. You may change your consent by adjusting the appropriate setting or informing us through our contact details in this policy.


f.  Data we hold on you is done so on our secure computer servers

We hold this data to ensure that we are able to manage your account and provide details to you on previous purchases, wishlist items and your account preferences. If you require us to remove this information, please see section 11.


7. Who we disclose your data to

a.  Public data

Where, as part of the functionality of our website or as part of any service, competition, or event we provide or run, it is envisaged that certain of your data will be made available to the public in general, or to other members, then we may make that data available on such basis. For example, your forum posts, elements of your profile and professional-artist information, your galleries, tuition etc, may be made public. We will make it clear to you in our website, or in our communications with you, which elements of your data will be made available in this way. If our website settings allow you to control what elements of your data are made public, then we will honour the settings that you select.


b.  Our contractors and suppliers

Where we use third parties to provide or supply any part of our website or any goods, services, events, insurance or other things, or to enforce or administer any contracts or terms, then we may provide your data to them as reasonably required for those purposes, including to the artists from whom work is purchased from, delivery agents, payment processors, and insurers.
Your data may be held by them as data processor on our behalf, in which case we will remain the data controller, and your data will only be held and used by them on our behalf and in accordance with our instructions and this policy. Your data will also only be held or as long as it is required to undertake their services, after which time it will be securely removed from their systems.
In some cases, your data may need to be provided to them to be used by them for their own purposes, as data controller, where this is reasonably necessary, for the purposes of provision of any goods, services, insurance, event etc. by them. In such case, they should inform you separately that they are holding your data as data controller.


c.  Legal requirements

We may supply your data to a government authority where required to comply with a legal requirement, for the administration of justice, or where reasonably required to protect your vital interests.


d.  Claims handling

We may disclose your identity to any third party who is making any claim against us in relation to any of your data that you have posted or uploaded to our website, including where it is claimed to breach their rights or privacy.


8. Where we process your data

We and our contractors and suppliers normally store and process your data in the United Kingdom. However, we and our contractors and suppliers may from time to time store and process your data elsewhere, including outside the European Economic Area. This may be because our contractor or supplier who carries out any order fulfilment or payment processing, for instance, may be based elsewhere.

If your data is to be stored or processed outside the European Economic Area, we will comply with, and take all reasonable steps to ensure our contractors and suppliers comply with, the rules under the Data Protection Act 1998 and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) for processing personal data outside the European Economic Area.


9. Data security and preventing unauthorised access

a.  Our security measures

We will take and use reasonable endeavours to ensure our contractors and suppliers take all reasonable steps and implement all reasonable measures, to keep your data secure and prevent unauthorised access to your data (except for those parts of your data intended to be made available to the public or other customers or members of ours, such as your public profile, forum entries, gallery etc.), and to prevent accidental loss or damage to your data.


b.  Your passwords

You are responsible for keeping your username and password log-in details confidential and we would ask you not to share them with anyone.

c.  Information Security Policy

All employees are responsible for ensuring confidentiality of sensitive information. 

Gallery OCA Limited recognises the importance of information security. The primary purpose of our information security is the protection of services to members and customers, and the customer information we are supplied with. It is the company’s aim to ensure that customers have confidence in our information security and are safe in the knowledge that we are responsive to their security concerns.


Gallery OCA Limited will adhere to all the requirements of PCI DSS in protecting customer card details. Everyone within Gallery OCA Limited has an important role to play and each member of staff has their own specific tasks and responsibilities. We expect our core behaviour of professionalism and customer focus to be reflected in our protection of customer information. We support staff efforts to secure information through policies, and staff training and awareness activities.


This policy is subject to review annually to ensure that at a strategic level it addresses the evolving information security threats and objectives needed for the organisation to be successful.

d.  Payment Card Security

Gallery OCA Limited process payment cards through SagePay Payment Page, accessed from authorised PCs on a dedicated network segment. There shall be no access to this network segment from the Internet, or from other sections of Gallery OCA Limited. PCs and other devices on this network shall be configured to meet the requirements of PCI DSS, and may only be accessed by authorised users.


10. Cookies that we use

Cookies are small text files which a web page can save on your computer and read at a later date. We use cookies only where necessary for the purposes of the technical operation of our website, including for managing log-ins, shopping baskets, transactions and other functions of our website.


11. Your rights

a.  Access to your data

You can see most of your data through your account web pages when logged in on our website. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679), you are entitled to a copy of all personal data we hold about you. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us via email at, requesting a Subject Access Request Form.

b.  Your right to stop marketing messages

If we are sending you marketing literature (including paper-based and electronic messages), you have the right to ask us to stop doing this. Please contact us using our contact details above.

c.  Your right to stop use causing distress

You have the right to ask us to stop using any data for any purpose where that purpose is causing you substantial distress. If you have any concerns regarding our use of your data, please contact us using our contact details in this policy.

d.  Your right to alter inaccurate data

You are entitled to ask us to change, erase, block or modify any inaccuracies in your personal data, by contacting us using our contact details above. We will respond to these requests within one month. In most cases you can do this yourself though your account web pages on our website, which let you change and update your data.

e.  Your right to revoke consent at any time

You have the right to withdraw consent for us to use your data at any time. If this withdrawal means we are not able to provide a service to you, we will advise of this at the time of withdrawal.

f.  Your right to erasure

If you wish to have all of your data that is held by Gallery OCA Limited erased, you should contact us on the details above, to which we will respond within one month.


12. Third-Party Websites

Links to third-party websites may appear on our website. Such third-party websites are not our responsibility, we do not endorse them and you visit and use them at your own risk. If you supply any data to them, you should read their own privacy policy.


13. Changes to this policy

We may at any time change this privacy policy by publishing a new version on our website. We will not be required to inform you of this. You are responsible for regularly reviewing our website stay up to date with the latest version of this policy. By continuing to use our website and services after any such change you will be considered to have accepted the change.


14. Legal status of this policy

This privacy policy is not intended to and does not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party other than such rights as already exist by law separately to this privacy policy.


15. Meaning of words we use in this policy

In this policy:

  • personal data means any of your data which constitutes personal data under the Data Protection Act 1998 or General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679), and in relation to which you are the data subject.

  • we, our and us means Gallery OCA Limited, trading as Gallery OCA.

  • you and your means you our guest, visitor, customer or member, including anyone who visits our website, registers for an account with us, purchases anything from us, uses our website forum, enters any competition through our website, registers for a professional account and becomes a full member of ours, any affiliated club and its members and any regional co-ordinator.

  • your data means all data and information which you supply, or we otherwise hold, obtain, generate or process in relation to you from time to time, as further detailed in this policy.

  • service means any service provided by us, whether free or paid-for, including our website any service, feature or functionality of our website.

  • website means our internet website whose address is and any additional or replacement website from time to time that we operate.