Sacred Yew

Privacy Policy

1. Introduction

Sacred Yew is the business name of the photographic artwork and writings of Louise Hargreaves. Sacred Yew’s website is a platform for showcasing and purchasing selected pieces of original, photographic artwork by Louise Hargreaves.

For clarity:
Us, we, our etc. refers to Sacred Yew.
You, your, yours etc. refers to You, the customer

2. Commitment To Privacy

Sacred Yew cares deeply about your privacy and is committed to transparency and how your personal information is treated. This page informs you of how your personal data is collected, used, and disclosed, when you use this website and Sacred Yew’s services. The information that you provide is used in accordance with the policy set out below and should you have any questions you can contact us at

When you provide data you do so voluntarily and agree to the use of your data as set out in this policy.

3. What Information is Collected and How it is Used

Before, or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected. e.g. for an email enquiry, an email subscription or to purchase products.
The personal data gathered is limited to that which is necessary to fulfil the intended purpose. e.g. to respond to a general enquiry, to fulfil an email subscription or fulfil an online order of products.
We will hold individual data only for the length essential for the satisfaction of the above purposes.
We are focused on ensuring that the privacy of individual data is secure and maintained.

3.1 Email enquiries:
a name, email address and information relating to your enquiry will be collected.
Your contact details that you provide will be retained for the reasonable duration in which to achieve a satisfactory response to your enquiry.
We will never share your name or email address with anyone else.

3.2 Newsletter email subscriptions:
Sign-up for this list is done voluntarily by an individual.
The data collected for our e-mailing list includes your name and email address and is processed and stored through a third-party service, Mailchimp. Their privacy policy can be found here:
You have the option of leaving this email list at any time by clicking the unsubscribe button in the newsletter or emailing us at and asking us to unsubscribe you.

3.3 Online purchases:
The data collected for our online shopping cart includes your name, postal address, email address and preferred payment information.
Your payment is processed by a secure payment service. We use the payment processor Stripe. Stripe’s privacy policy can be found here:
We will never share your name, postal address, email address, any credit/debit card details or Stripe transaction details with anyone else.
We need your postal address to send you your goods. We will not keep a record of your personal or transaction details for any longer than is necessary. We are obliged by law to keep details of financial transactions for seven years. We cannot control the records kept by Stripe.

3.4 In Summary
Sacred Yew is committed to protecting your privacy. Any information you provide is treated confidentially, and is never sold, rented or shared to third parties for marketing purposes. Your personal information will never be passed on to any companies other than those mentioned in this policy that are strictly necessary for us to fulfil an order payment or issue a newsletter.

4. Information that is not collected by Sacred Yew

No payment information is collected. All payments made via credit/debit cards are done through a secure payment system which do not allow Sacred Yew to access your payment details.

    5. How long data is held by Sacred Yew

    Sacred Yew will only store data for as long as necessary for the relevant activity you have enquired about, or the services you have accessed.
    If you choose to unsubscribe from the newsletter, MailChimp will retain your details as an unsubscribed contact as a compliance measure (to evidence the fact that you have unsubscribed and to prevent you from being added back onto the list unless you later choose to re-subscribe). If you wish to have your data removed from the list you can contact us to manually delete your record rather than ‘Unsubscribe’.

    6. Cookies

    Website usage information is collected using cookies. Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity. You can set your browser not to accept cookies however it is possible that some of the website features may not function as a result. Please refer to our Cookie Policy for full details.

    7. Links to Third Party Websites

    Sacred Yew Website may contain links to third party websites which are necessary to fulfil your order or to provide you with the newsletter, or which may be of interest. This privacy policy only applies to this website, so when you link to other websites any personal information or data that you provide will be treated in accordance with that company’s own privacy and data protection policies. Any link to other websites is not an endorsement of such websites and you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the content or availability of any such sites.

    8. Children’s Privacy

    Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).

    We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

    9. GDPR – Accessing and Controlling Your Data

    You can access all your personally identifiable information that is collected online and maintained by Sacred Yew by contacting by phone or email.
    You have a right to have inaccurate personal data rectified, or completed if it is incomplete, or removed if you think it is inaccurate. To protect your privacy and security, reasonable steps will be taken to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

    If you have any concerns about the use or storage of your personal data then please contact

    10. Changes to the privacy policy

    This privacy policy is subject to review.
    This privacy policy was last updated on Dec 2022.

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