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Privacy Policy

​Privacy Policy

​Here at Founders Antiques we are committed to protecting your privacy. This privacy statement sets out our current privacy practices with regard to the information we collect when you interact with our website.  By accessing, you acknowledge and understand our privacy policy and consent to the information collection and usage practices described.

The "General Data Protection Regulation" (GDPR) legislation is the basis for our data handling procedures and how we process your personal data.

Information We Collect and How We Use It

When you provide personal information such as your name and email address via our website forms, you agree to us contacting you regarding your enquiry.

When you purchase from Founders Antiques we will collect the information we need to be able to process your payment securely via SSL encryption, fulfil your order and to communicate with you regarding your order. Personal information gathered when a purchase is made on our website will be held indefinitely unless otherwise requested. This allows us to verify your purchase in the future and therefore provide ongoing long-term support. You may request for your data to be deleted at any time by emailing us at

Website usage statistics are collected that allow us to monitor website trends. We use Google Analytics to help us monitor and understand how our website is being used. Data collected in this way is held for 26 months in order to allow us to analyse website usage trends over time.

If you sign up via a website form or place an order we will occasionally send you communications via email that might be of interest to you. You can unsubscribe from this list at any time.

How We Protect Your Information

Your data is stored securely at all times.

When you make a purchase online, we use a secure server. Our SSL encryption means that all information sent to us is encrypted. 

Our Lawful Basis for Processing Your Data

Consent - If you consent to us collecting your personal data.

Legitimate Interest - If you provide us with personal data requesting us to contact you regarding your enquiry.

Contractual Necessity - If you make a purchase via our website and provide us with the relevant personal data required to fulfil your order.

Transfer of Personal Data

We will share your personal information with other organisations only where it is necessary to complete a transaction, fulfil an order or provide support as requested. It goes without saying that we will never sell your information.

Such third parties are authorised to use your personal information only as necessary to allow us to process transactions, fulfil orders and manage delivery. These third parties are prohibited from using your personal information for any other purposes, including (of course) promotional purposes.

How We Use Google Analytics

Google Analytics monitors the way in which our website is being used so we can make improvements. Using Google Analytics means we pass just your IP address to Google. We are in turn able to access various usage reports from Google. 

For more information on how Google uses this information click on either of the following links:

Google's privacy policy
How Google uses this information

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a Web Server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, if you personalise a web page, or navigate within a site, a cookie helps the site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. Hence, this simplifies the process of delivering relevant content and eases site navigation by providing and saving your preferences and login information as well as providing personalised functionality.

Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you reject cookies by changing your browser settings then be aware that this may disable some of the functionality on our website. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.

Questions or Complaints

If you wish to view, amend or delete your personal information that we hold simply send us an email at

If you have any questions or complaints we hope you will contact us directly in the first instance. Our contact details are displayed prominently on our website via our Contact page, but you can get in touch at

If you wish to contact the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) you can find more information on how to so here:
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