Privacy Policy

It’s simple

My name is Tom Laird, owner of Tom Laird Illustration. I’m not one for jargon or complicated legalspeak so here is what my privacy policy is about.

First of all, I am truly grateful that you have taken the time to contact me or subscribe to my newsletter, and trusted me with any personal data in the form of contact details etc. required to meet your needs.

That’s why I value your data – it’s all about trust; pure and simple. That’s why the information you provide will only be used for the required purpose, and not shared outside of Tom Laird Illustration.

The data we collect

Account registration - Information when registering for a user account. The fields marked on the form with the *asterisk are mandatory and this is the basic information needed to set up an account on my site. Anything beyond this is simply to provide you with the best service possible and your lovely artwork. 

Cookies and Tags - My website uses these small data files which are placed on the device you are viewing my site on. What these basically do is collect information about pages viewed, products purchased and generally what you get up to on my site and that’s it. It allows me to make the site better and you will be asked when you visit for the first time if you want to accept or disable these. It’s entirely your call and you can easily delete cookies at any time of your choosing by deleting them in your browser of choice. 

I also use Google Analytics tags which tell me things like the date and time of your visit, pages visited, number of visitors besides yourself – standard stuff - to help me improve your experience. It certainly won’t tell me what you’re wearing.

Mailing lists – To help with the mailing out of all the lovely waffling from me you’ve asked for in my Fresh Newsletter, I use a third-party provider, MailChimp (paid in bananas) to deliver the newsletter. All they monitor is if you open the email and if you click on any links within it, that’s it. If you don’t do that, it’s either not working or the previous newsletter bored you senseless, so I might cry a bit and listen to power ballads. Remember you can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link at the bottom of the newsletter. If you want further reassurance take a look at MailChimp’s privacy notice https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/.

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

It protects you, so you can ask for any information I hold on you, and can ask for it to be deleted or amended. 

That’s it – just email me and tell me if you want to change anything. 

This policy is kept up to date when any new regulations come in, but if you have any questions just let me know.

Told you it was simple!