Sophie MacCarthy Ceramics Data Privacy Policy


Personal data is any information that could identify a person (data subject).  Personal sensitive data relates to information concerning a data subject’s racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, trade union activities, physical or mental health, sexual life, or details of criminal offences.

A data subject is any identified or identifiable person whose personal data is processed by the data controller.

A data controller determines the purposes for data processing and the way personal data is processed.

Processing is any action or actions performed on personal data such as collection, organisation, storage, erasure or destruction.

Data Collection

Sophie MacCarthy Ceramics may collect contact details such as names, telephone numbers and email addresses.  Personal data is collected because it is required for the provision of products and services.

Sophie MacCarthy Ceramics collects any additional data received by email, letter, telephone, through or by any other means of correspondence.  Sophie MacCarthy Ceramics can store personal data obtained from social media interactions outside of social media platforms if correspondence regarding products and services is received.

Sophie MacCarthy Ceramics does not retain bank details or personal sensitive data.

Sophie MacCarthy Ceramics collects personal data directly from data subjects.  Personal data is not sourced externally or from third parties.


Data may be obtained from cookies through  Cookies are small text files that are placed on a device by websites when they are visited.  They are widely used to make websites work or work more efficiently and enable delivery of more personalised content.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings.  Please note that in a few cases some website features may not function if cookies are removed from the browser.

Google Analytics

When is visited, a third-party service called Google Analytics is used to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns.  This is to discover factors such as the number of visitors to various parts of the site.

This information is processed in a way that does not identify anyone; Sophie MacCarthy Ceramics does not make, and does not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting

Data Retention

Sophie MacCarthy Ceramics retains personal data for no longer than it is necessary for the purpose(s) for which it was provided.  Personal data retained by Sophie MacCarthy Ceramics can be reviewed at any time to determine whether it is still needed which can result in the destruction or archiving of personal data.  Personal data is often reviewed upon completion of a job.

Sophie MacCarthy Ceramics can retain personal data for longer if customers consent to have their details kept on file for future services or enquiries.

Please be aware that companies can keep personal data for longer if kept for public interest archiving or statistical purposes.

Data Protection

Sophie MacCarthy Ceramics has security measures in place to protect all personal data.  Security measures in place include password protection and a Firewall (security software) to protect internal information from the internet.

Access to personal data is restricted to authority figures within Sophie MacCarthy Ceramics. may contain links to external websites.  Sophie MacCarthy Ceramics is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites and encourages visitors to read the privacy policies of every website that collects personal data.


Sophie MacCarthy Ceramics acts as a data controller by processing personal data.  Processing is with legitimate interest and compatible with the reason the data was originally collected.

Sophie MacCarthy Ceramics may contact data subjects in support of services; to respond to enquiries, attain further information, or discuss upcoming events.  Sophie MacCarthy Ceramics does not contact data subjects with irrelevant marketing information.

Sophie MacCarthy Ceramics may be required to share personal data with essential and trusted third parties, such as to provide couriers with delivery addresses.

Sophie MacCarthy Ceramics may be required to process personal data for investigating, detecting and reporting crime; to demonstrate compliance and to actively comply with industry standards and any laws and acts that may apply.


Data subjects have the following rights regarding their personal data:

The right to be informed

Data subjects have the right to clear, transparent and understandable information regarding their rights and how Sophie MacCarthy Ceramics uses their personal data.  This is the purpose of providing data subjects and visitors to with a privacy policy.

The right of access

Data subjects have the right to access the personal data that is being processed by Sophie MacCarthy Ceramics.

The right to rectification

Data subjects are entitled to correct their personal data if it is inaccurate.

The right to be forgotten / erasure

Data subjects are entitled to request the deletion of their personal data where there is no exigent reason for Sophie MacCarthy Ceramics to continue processing it.

The right to restrict processing

Data subjects have the right to put an end to the processing of their personal data in certain circumstances.  Sophie MacCarthy Ceramics can continue to store personal data when processing is restricted but may not further process it.

The right of data portability

Data subjects have the right to acquire and reuse their personal data in certain circumstances as well as the right to have their personal data directly transferred to third parties in certain circumstances.

The right to object

Data subjects have the right to object to Sophie MacCarthy Ceramics processing their personal data for business interests, marketing purposes and related profiling.

The right to withdraw consent

Data subjects who have given consent to Sophie MacCarthy Ceramics to process their personal data have the right to withdraw their consent at any time.  Any processing of the data subject’s personal data up to that point is not unlawful.

The right to complain

Data subjects have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (the data protection authorities) if they believe their personal data has not been processed in compliance with data protection law.

Sophie MacCarthy Ceramics may occasionally update this policy therefore data subjects and visitors to may want to check it each time personal data is provided.  Please contact Sophie MacCarthy at Sophie MacCarthy Ceramics to discuss personal data and the practise of rights.  Contact details can be found at