Privacy Policy

Elaine Closs
Privacy Policy

Elaine Closs uses your personal data to provide my bespoke design and dressmaking services to you and.I describe how I collect, store and use your data in this Privacy Policy.

I take my responsibilities to look after your data seriously and am committed to protecting your privacy. There are steps you can take to control what I do with your data and I have explained those steps in this Privacy Policy.

When I talk about data and personal data in this Privacy Policy, I mean personal data which identify you or which could be used to identify you such as your name and contact details and images of you contained in photography.

1. Who is responsible for your data?

Elaine Closs is responsible for your data. My registered address is 52 Finborough Rd , London SW10 9EE. I am the data controller of the data I collect from you, and as such I control the ways I collect your personal data and the purposes for which it is used.

2. Personal data I collect about you
Depending on how you use our services and our websites, we might collect the following kinds of information about you:

Personal Data- How we collect it
Your name and contact details
(email address, telephone number, address)

When you fill in a contact form on my website

When you make contact with me through email

When you complete an order form to have a bespoke outfit made

Communication I have with you
(emails, letters, telephone calls, messages sent to me through my social media platforms, feedback)

When you respond to my communication

4. How I use your personal data

I can only use your personal data if I have a proper reason for doing so. I use your data for one or more of the following reasons (also referred to as a legal basis):

● To fulfil a contract I have with you, or
● When you consent to it, or
● When it is in our legitimate interests for business or commercial reasons to use your data; if I use your data for this reason, we will not unfairly put my legitimate interests above what is best for you.

If I rely on my legitimate interests for using your personal data, I will explain that to you.
I will use your personal data
1. To communicate with you and manage my relationship with you.
2. To Fulfill contracts with you.
3.To personalise and improve your customer experience.
4.To inform you about my new products and trends that I think you might be interested
5. To keep my records up to date.
6.To work out which of my products and services may interest you
7. To identify or define types of customers for new products or services.
8. To be efficient about how I fulfil my contracts and provide my services.
9. To develop and manage my brand, products and services.
10 To test new products and services
11.To fulfil my legal duty.

5. How I process your data

When images of an individual are provided by that individual, their consent to process the data will be gathered , either by an Elaine Closs consent to feature form, or by other such form or written communication supplied by you to us granting us consent from the individual to process their data. Each use of an image must be specified, and any future uses requiring of the data for a different purpose or project will require additional consent.

This consent must be freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous and is the joint responsibility of Elaine Closs and you to gather.

At the time of obtaining consent, individuals are made aware that they are able to withdraw consent at any time but also that this would not render processing prior to withdrawal to be unlawful.

6. How long we keep your data

I keep your data only for as long as I need it. How long I need data depends on what I am using it for, whether that is to provide services to you, for my own legitimate interests (described above) or so that I can comply with the law.

I will actively review the information I hold and when there is no longer a customer, legal or business need for me to hold it, I will delete it securely.

7. How I protect your data

I protect your personal data against unauthorised access, unlawful use, accidental loss, corruption or destruction.
I use operational measures to protect the data, by limiting the number of people who have access to the databases in which information is held.

8. Sharing your data

I will never share your data with a third party.

9. Your rights

You are entitled to see copies of all personal data held by me and to amend, correct or delete such data. You can also limit, restrict or object to the processing of your data.

If you gave us your consent to use your data so that I can send you marketing emails, you can withdraw your consent. Please note that even if you withdraw your consent, we can still rely on the consent you gave as the lawful basis for processing your data before your consent was withdrawn.

You can object to our use of your data where I rely on my legitimate interests to do so

To raise any objections or to exercise any of your rights, you can send an email to me at or you can write to us at Elaine Closs, 6 Ochil View,Kinross KY13 8TN.

When you get in touch, I will come back to you as soon as possible and within no later than one month.

May 2020