Saracen House Studio takes your privacy very seriously. This privacy policy has been prepared in line with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which took effect on 25 May2018. The GDPR promotes fairness and transparency for all individuals in respect of their personal data. This privacy policy applies to all data we process, and by using Saracen House Studio you consent to our collection and use of such data. If you would like to get in touch about anything in this policy or about your personal data then please contact us.

Data We Collect

As data controller we collect a variety of data to deliver our services. We take every effort to ensure that we collect and manage your personal data transparently, fairly and securely. Whenever we collect Personal Information from you, you will be able to access the following precise information:

  • data we have collected from you
  • the basis on which we are holding it (e.g. because you gave us consent)
  • what we will do with it
  • how long we will hold it for
  • where it is stored
  • who it might be shared with
  • your rights in relation to the data
  • information on how you can access and manage this data

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

When making a booking with Saracen House Studio, we require the following data:

  • Your name
  • Your telephone number
  • Your email address

We collect this data using the lawful basis of consent and it is required for the administration and facilitation of bookings or purchases from Saracen House Studio.  We retain this data using third-party providers as detailed below.  When making a purchase with us, you will be asked if you would like to receive marketing communications from Saracen House Studio as detailed below.  If you wish to receive these communications, you must opt-in by confirming this intention or by manually entering your data via forms available on our website, Facebook Page, etc.

Should you elect to receive these marketing emails, we will send these periodically to you for the purpose of Direct Marketing having obtained your consent for us to do so.  Your consent will be recorded and stored with the following data:

  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • The IP address, date and time of consent
  • Details of your last known booking at Saracen House (where applicable)

We collect this data using the lawful basic of consent for the purpose of direct marketing.  You may unsubscribe from any marketing messages at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” link contained in any such message we send to you, or by Contacting Us directly.


If you save your login information, make a booking or send a message to us using our website 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.

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.

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 exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites 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.

Who we share your data with

We share personal data with a number of third-party companies to facilitate our services to you.  We take every step to ensure that all personal data is stored securely and wherever possible is stored inside the United Kingdom or European Economic Area. 

Where the processing of your personal data inside the EEA is not possible, we actively work with our data processors to ensure that your data is stored in compliance with GDPR requirements.  By using our services you agree that your data may be transferred outside of the EEA for the provision of the services that we undertake.

There are certain situations in which we may share access to your personal data without your explicit consent; for example, if required by law, to protect the life of an individual, or to comply with any valid legal process, government request, rule or regulation.

Why we share your data outside of the UK/EEA

We may transfer personal data to a country outside of the European Economic Area (EEA), for example if a third party we share data with has servers located outside of the EEA. If this is the case we will obtain your consent or otherwise ensure that the transfer is legal and your data is secure by following the EU’s guidelines.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, 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 on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. 

While we do not hold personal data any longer than we need to, the duration will depend on your relationship with us and the nature or type of data that is being stored.

We give you the option to manage the data stored by us in writing using the address below.

How we keep your data secure

We keep your data secure:

  • by following internal policies of best practice and training for staff
  • by using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology when information is submitted to us online

In the unlikely event of a criminal breach of our security we will inform the relevant regulatory body within 72 hours and, if your personal data were involved in the breach, we shall also inform you.

Changes to our privacy policy and control

We may change this privacy policy from time to time. When we do, we will let you know by changing the date on this policy. By continuing to access or use our services after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised privacy policy.

What rights you have over your data

You have:

  • the right to be informed about the collection and use of your personal data
  • the right of access to your personal data and any supplementary information
  • the right to have any errors in your personal data rectified
  • the right to have your personal data erased
  • the right to block or suppressing the processing of your personal data
  • the right to move, copy or transfer your personal data from one IT environment to another
  • the right to object to processing of your personal data in certain circumstances

Please note that any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes is excluded from this.

About Us

We are Saracen House Studio and our address is 5 Furtho Court, Towcester Road, Old Stratford, Northamptonshire, MK19 6AN, United Kingdom. You can contact us via our website

For further information relating to the Terms and Conditions of use of this website and The Studio, please refer to our Terms & Conditions Pages

Policy last updated 19/02/2022