Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting The Artel Press, please take a moment to read our privacy policy to learn what personal data we need to collect and why we collect it.


If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you leave a review on our site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.


Should customers leave a review on our site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also your IP address and browser user agent string to help with spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the same way as if you have visited the other website.


Our website may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Your analytics tracking data is anonymised. It is collected and aggregated by Jetpack. You have the right to disallow tracking cookies on this site.

How long we retain your data

Your shipping address details are stored temporarily on our secure webserver for the purposes only of fulfilling your order. This data will be deleted after a period of 1 year. An offline paper record of customer orders is kept for a period of three years.

If you leave a review, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register a shop account on our website , we also store the personal information you provide in a user profile. Any user can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Who we share your data with

Our ecommerce is currently fulfilled by Woocommerce (an Automattic company) and Paypal. Your order details are sent to their servers solely for the purpose of administering your purchase. For comprehensive security and privacy information from Paypal please refer to their privacy statement and from Automattic via their privacy policy.

Our shipments are currently fulfilled by Royal Mail via their online Click and Drop service. Your shipping address will be temporarily added to their server solely for the purposes of dispatching your order. For comprehensive security and privacy information from Royal Mail please refer to their privacy notice.

Visitor reviews may be checked through the automated spam detection service Askimet.

Additional information

Who we are

The Artel Press is an imprint of the artist and writer J A Elcock.

Contact information

Please contact us via info(at)
Registered office #19 L18 3EL UK
Our website address is:

How we protect your data

To purchase a product from this store we require a delivery address and email address. These are stored securely on a remote server only for the purposes of handling your order and will not be stored longer than necessary or used for any other purposes, eg marketing or sales information distribution.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Your order details are removed from our webserver after a period of 12 months from date of order. An off-site paper record of your email address is kept of a period of 3 years to be used only in the unlikely event of a data breach to alert you that your data may have been compromised in that initial period.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

We only collect minimal personal data for the sole purpose of administering your order. All other tracking data is anonymised. If you have purchased books from this site you may ask for a record of what data has been recorded.

Last updated November 2022