Privacy Policy 





This privacy policy notice is for this website; [] and served by [UnderBeauty'sSurface (Alicia Ayton) &] and governs the privacy of those who use it. The purpose of this policy is to explain to you how I control, process, handle and protect your personal information while browsing or using this website, including your rights under current laws and regulations. If you do not agree to the following policy you may wish to cease viewing / using this website. 


All content provided on this blog is for informational purposes only. I make no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site. I will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. I will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information. These terms and conditions of use are subject to change at any time and without notice- for more information please read my blog's disclaimer page.


Policy key definitions:

  • "I", "our", "us", or "we" refer to the business, [UnderBeauty'sSurface & other trading names].

  • "you", "the user" refer to the person(s) using this website.

  • GDPR means General Data Protection Act.

  • PECR means Privacy & Electronic Communications Regulation.

  • ICO means the Information Commissioner's Office.

  • Cookies mean small files stored on a users computer or device.



Processing of your personal data

Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) we control and/or process any personal information about you electronically using the following lawful bases.


  • I am exempt from registration in the ICO Data Protection Register because organisations or individuals who only process personal data for domestic or recreational reasons are exempt. I, therefore, do not have to register with the ICO as I only process data to send out emails for blog updates. However, if I wish to register, I may voluntarily.  

  • I do not process your data for any other reason than to contact you for marketing purposes. If you wish to have your data removed from my storage I have access to do so on your request.  

  • If you wish to unsubscribe to my mailing list, you may at any point in time. (Unsubscribe link is featured at the bottom of every email you receive.)

  • The only data I will ever process from you will be your email address and first name. Never will I require further details from you.



If, as determined by us, the lawful basis upon which I process your personal information changes, I will notify you about the change and any new lawful basis to be used if required. I shall stop processing your personal information if the lawful basis used is no longer relevant.



Your individual rights

Under the GDPR your rights are as follows. You can read more about your rights in details here;

  • the right to be informed;

  • the right of access;

  • the right to rectification;

  • the right to erasure;

  • the right to restrict processing;

  • the right to data portability;

  • the right to object; and

  • the right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling.

You also have the right to complain to the ICO [] if you feel there is a problem with the way we are handling your data.

We handle subject access requests in accordance with the GDPR.


Internet cookies


As this site has been created with, I would like to inform you that cookies are used on this website to provide you with better user experience. They do this by placing a small text file on your device / computer hard drive to track how you use the website, to record or log whether you have seen particular messages that we display, to keep you logged into the website where applicable, to display relevant adverts or content, referred you to a third party website.

Some cookies are required to enjoy and use the full functionality of this website.

We use a cookie control system which allows you to accept the use of cookies and control which cookies are saved to your device/computer. Some cookies will be saved for specific time periods, where others may last indefinitely. Your web browser should provide you with the controls to manage and delete cookies from your device, please see your web browser options.


Email marketing messages & subscription


Under the GDPR I use the consent lawful basis for anyone subscribing to my newsletter or marketing mailing list. I only collect certain data about you, as detailed in the "Processing of your personal data" above. Any email marketing messages I send are done so through an EMS, email marketing service provider. An EMS is a third-party service provider of software/applications that allows marketers to send out email marketing campaigns to a list of users.

Email marketing messages that we send may contain tracking beacons / tracked clickable links or similar server technologies in order to track subscriber activity within email marketing messages. Where used, such marketing messages may record a range of data such as; times, dates, I.P addresses, opens, clicks, forwards, geographic and demographic data. Such data, within its limitations, will show the activity each subscriber made for that email campaign.

Any email marketing messages we send are in accordance with the GDPR and the PECR. We provide you with an easy method to withdraw your consent (unsubscribe) or manage your preferences / the information we hold about you at any time. See any marketing messages for instructions on how to unsubscribe or manage your preferences, you can also otherwise contact the EMS provider.

Our EMS provider is; [WixShoutOut]. We hold the following information about you within our EMS system;

  • Email address

  • I.P address

  • Subscription time & date

  • [list other data that is stored]



Resources & further information


  • Overview of the GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation

  • Data Protection Act of 1998

  • Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003

  • The Guide to the PECR 2003

  • Twitter Privacy Policy

  • Facebook Privacy Policy

  • Google Privacy Policy

  • Privacy Policy

  • Small business GDPR policy template

  • Wix ShoutOut ToU



Privacy Notice Policy Base: v.4.0 May 2018 - Made available without liability by Jamie King, Website management services.  Updated and Edited by Alicia Ayton- 24/05/2018

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