Patron: Her Majesty the Queen

Honorary Member: HRH the Prince of Wales


Privacy Policy for the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours

Effective from 01 January 2010

Our Commitment To Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on every page.

The Information We Collect

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours website. On some pages, you may be able to enter competitions, make requests, or ask for information. The types of personal information collected at these pages are:
Email address
Phone number

The Way We Use Information

We use the information you provide about yourself when contacting us, only to respond to your query or to complete the relevant task. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete the task.

We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.

You can register with our website if you would like to receive news, updates and information about the RI. Information you submit on our website will not be used for this purpose unless you fill out the registration form or ask specifically to be included on the mailing list.

Personal information collected during a competition is used only for that specific competition. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose unless you have allowed us to use them for that purpose and are not shared with outside parties.

We may use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and to share with advertisers. For example, we might tell an advertiser that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our website, or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out our registration form, but we would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals.

Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without asking your permission and providing you with an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

Our Commitment To Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How You Can Access Or Correct Your Information

You can access all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain by contacting the Hon. Secretary at the address below. We use this procedure to better safeguard your information.

You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by sending us a request that credibly shows the error.

To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

How To Contact Us

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please send them to Hon. Secretary, Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD