These terms govern your use of this website and define our privacy policy.

By using the website you are indicating your acceptance of these terms. David Platts (’the artist’; ‘we’; ‘website manager’; ‘data protection officer’), may change the terms of this website at any time by posting amended terms on this page. If you do not accept these terms and conditions please do not use this website.

IMPORTANT: The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply in the UK from 25 May 2018. It will replace the 1998 Data Protection Act and introduce new rules on privacy notices, as well as processing and safeguarding personal data. We have amended our Privacy Policy accordingly:

Our website privacy policy
This privacy policy sets out how we use and protect any information that you give when you use this website. David Platts is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 11.03.2018

What we collect
The only information we ask you for is your ‘contact information’, specifically, though not limited to, your name and your email address, and only then if you have chosen to contact David Platts through the enquiry form on this website. This is an ‘opt-in’ system.

What we do with the information we gather
We require this information only to be able to respond to you via email and/or add your name and email to our mailing-list database (if this has been requested by you), so that occasionally we can keep keep you informed of future exhibitions or other developments.

We do not use this information to

  • improve our products and services;
  • send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information that you have not requested;
  • contact you for market research purposes. We will not contact you by email, phone, fax or mail – we will only respond to an email that you have sent us.

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Data Protection officer
Ben Galloway is the nominated data-protection officer for this website. He is also the designer of this website which has been developed with GDPR compliance in mind. Ben can be contacted by email at:

You have the following personal data rights:

  • The right to be informed
  • The right of access
  • The right to rectification
  • The right to erasure (clinical records must be retained for a certain time period)
  • The right to restrict processing
  • The right to data portability
  • The right to object

Further details of these rights can be seen in our Information Governance Procedures (M 217C) or at the Information Commissioner’s website.

How we use cookies
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics to provide us with information about how you use our website. We use this information to compile statistics and to help us to improve our website and the services we offer. Google uses cookies as part of this process to collect anonymous information, including the number of visitors to the website, where they have come to the website from, the pages they visit and the length of time they have spent on the website.

Links to other websites
Our website does not presently (but may in future) contain links to other websites of interest. Should that be the case, please note that once you have used these links to leave our site, we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information
Other than the contact form on this website, there are no other forms which require you to supply personal information. If forms of this kind are added in future, you may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes;
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen. You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Intellectual Property
David Platts owns intellectual property rights in this website. This includes, without limitation, copyright pertaining to his paintings, drawings, prints and designs; rights in designs and rights in know-how, whether registered or unregistered. Unless otherwise stated, the copyright in the content published on this website is the property of the artist. You may copy materials from the website on the following conditions:

  • You must only use the materials for your own personal use and must not distribute them to any third party;
  • You must not use the material for commercial or business purposes;

Material must be reproduced accurately and must retain any copyrights which are contained in the original material; and material must not be used in a derogatory manner or in any manner which may adversely affect David Platt’s business or reputation as an artist.

Copyright and Image Attribution

Copyright – All images as well as passages of text and quotes in this website are protected by copyright.

Image attribution – The artist and creators of this website operate an ethical policy with regard to photography and use of images and other marketing materials in this website. The majority of the photographs belong to the artist and he is the copyright holder. All photographs in the ‘2006 – 2017 Collection’ are by David Seidenwerg of DS Photographers and were commissioned by the artist. Additional portrait photography by Denis Pellerin and Ben Galloway appears with their permission. All images (without exception) are protected by copyright law. Without limitation, copying, re-publication, distribution or any other use of the images on this website is strictly forbidden without the express written permission of the copyright holder. This policy is rigorously enforced and is for your protection.

Trade Marks
The David Platts name, logo and designs or third party marks used on the website are trademarks and may not be used without prior written permission. You may not use any meta-tags or any other hidden text using the company’s names or trade marks without prior written permission.

Your acceptance of these terms
By using this site, you signify your acceptance of these terms and conditions and cookie policy. These terms and our privacy policy are for your protection and ours.