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Privacy Policy

This website ( herein, referred to as ("ABM"), owned and operated by Arteworld Academy of Arts (AAA), is committed to respecting your privacy and will ensure the personal information you provide will be protected and processed following all applicable data protection laws.

The detailed information in this privacy policy is intended to provide you with important information about how ABM collects and uses your personal information, how we ensure the privacy and protection of this information, and your data protection rights.

Please read this policy to ensure that you fully appreciate the purpose of our processing of your personal information.


Personal information we may collect


  • Your full name, email address, postal address, telephone, and mobile numbers

  • Your payment details

  • Account information and other security details for access to ABM secure areas

  • Details about your computer, your IP address, browser type, and browsing activity when on our website

  • You’re marketing preferences or information you provide in any communication when you participate in any blog or forum on our website

  • Any additional personal information that you may provide to ABM from time to time if you contact us by email, letter, or telephone, through the ABM website, or by any other means.

From time to time, ABM may ask you to complete surveys about your experience of our services, which we use for research purposes, though you do not have to respond to them.


Why we use your personal information


  • Provide our products and services to you

  • Manage our relationship with you, which may include notifying you about changes to the ABM service; asking you to leave a review, or take a survey

  • Create and manage online accounts

  • Provide you with the capability to use interactive features of our service, should you choose to do so

  • Communicate with you, and manage your involvement in ABM promotions, offers, and market research

  • Reply to queries from you and other third parties, plus inquiries from law enforcement agencies following applicable law

  • Measure or understand the usefulness of the advertising we provide to you

  • Follow and apply appropriate legal requirements, pertinent industry standards, and contractual responsibilities, and

  • Allow ABM to establish, exercise, or defend our lawful rights and legal claims.

The personal information collected and processed by ABM will be limited to the purposes specified in the privacy policy.


How we collect your personal information


  • When you communicate with ABM through our websites, including completing forms

  • Through the use of cookies as you interact with the ABM website

  • When you purchase our products and services

  • When you communicate with ABM by email, phone, post, and mail

  • When you take an ABM survey

  • When you sign up for subscriptions for poetry and associated publications

  • When you register an online account through the ABM website

  • Provide feedback on our products and services

  • When you make use of our social media channels to talk with us

  • By way of direct marketing communications, and

  • Information ABM may receive from external third parties and gain from publicly available sources.



Our basis for processing personal information


ABM will only ever process your personal information if we have a legal basis to do so. The legal bases we rely on are;

  • Contract – this is where the processing of your information is required by ABM to satisfy a contractual arrangement that ABM has agreed with you.

  • Consent – this is where ABM has requested you to provide unambiguous permission to process your data for a particular purpose.

  • Legitimate interests - this is where ABM relies on its business interests as a purpose for processing. This is to provide you with the best products and services most securely and appropriately.

  • Legal obligation – this is where ABM has a statutory or other legal obligation to process the information to comply with the law.

If you do not provide the necessary information when requested ABM may not be able to fulfil existing contractual arrangements with you, enter into new contracts with you, or meet our legal commitments. Therefore, ABM may be unable to provide you with our products or services and may have to cancel existing contractual arrangements.


Who do we share your data with?


ABM may share personal information with third parties for the following purposes:


  • Third-party providers that support ABM operate our business, including providers of analytics, publishers, payment processing, technology services, marketing, advertising, data storage, and hosting

  • Law enforcement agencies and regulators, to meet ABM’s legal responsibilities and process requests or orders received from those bodies

  • Courts, legal counsels, or other parties, where required by ABM, and in respect of legal proceedings, claims, and complaints in this context

  • Where ABM is sold or unified with another organisation, our advisers and any potential purchaser’s adviser, and the new owners of the business.


Your confidentially is of the highest importance to ABM, we would only sell your personal information where you have provided explicit consent to do so, and it is legal.




Cookies are small text files containing a string of characters that the ABM website places on your computer or device when you visit our site. ABM uses cookies to help users browse our website effectively and perform certain functions.

You can disable cookies, though this may limit the functionality of the ABM website.

For more details on our use of cookies and how to manage them, please see the ABM Cookie Policy.


Data security


ABM takes data privacy and the protection of your personal information seriously. In this case, we will take appropriate technical and management measures to ensure that your personal information is protected under our supervision. We implement appropriate security measures according to the type of processing and frequently check these measures to confirm that they are still applicable.


Data retention


ABM will not retain your personal information for longer than is necessary for the purpose it was collected, which means it will be destroyed when it is no longer needed.

In some cases, ABM may anonymise your personal information for research or statistical purposes (which means it is no longer linked to you), in which case ABM may use this information indefinitely, without notice.


Third-party links


We want your experience of the ABM website to be the most informative and useful as possible. ABM may provide appropriate links to websites operated by third parties. However, ABM does not have control over these sites, and we do not assume any responsibility. We recommend that you carefully read the privacy policy of each website you visit before providing any personal information through these websites.


Your rights


Under applicable data protection laws, subject to your jurisdiction, you have the following data protection rights:

Right to access - you can ask ABM to provide copies of personal information we may hold about you.

Right to rectification – you can ask that we correct any inaccuracies or complete any incomplete personal data.

Right to erasure - you may ask that we erase your personal information in certain circumstances.

Right to restrict processing - in specific situations, you can request that we restrict the processing of your data.

Right to withdraw consent - where ABM has explicitly requested and obtained your consent for processing your personal information, you have the right to withdraw your consent.

Right to object - in certain circumstances, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal information, unless ABM can show we have a compelling reason for continued processing.

Right to data portability - you have the right, in certain situations, to ask ABM to transfer your personal information you have provided to us to another organisation or you.

Right to opt-out of marketing communications - you have the right to request that you opt-out of ABM marketing communications.

Right to complain to a supervisory authority - you have the right to complain to the appropriate supervisory authority where you perceive ABM has infringed your data protection rights. In the UK, that is the Information Commissioner's Office.

If you wish to make a request to ABM, please see the “How to contact us” section below for our contact details.


Data transfer


ABM does not transfer personal information outside of the UK. If this were to change in the future, ABM would only transfer your personal information outside of the UK where we are satisfied that suitable levels of protection are provided to protect the privacy and security of your personal information or appropriate security measures are followed and in compliance with applicable privacy and data protection laws.


Changes to this policy


ABM may need to make changes to this policy periodically, for example, legislative changes. When changes are made, we will revise the ‘Effective date’ of this policy.

We recommend that you review this policy frequently to keep up with all changes.


How to contact us


If you have any questions about this privacy policy or want to exercise any of your rights, please contact us at Our security measures mean that we may need to request proof of identity before releasing personal information to you.

Effective date: 06/05/2021

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