At The Colour Ministry we are committed to safeguarding and preserving the privacy of our visitors and our clients.

The following policy sets out how The Colour Ministry collects, uses, shares and protects information about our customers and business contacts. It will also provide you with a better understanding of your rights relating to your personal data and how you can exercise those rights.

This policy replaces any other Privacy Policy from The Colour Ministry Ltd and is effective from 23rd May 2018 and is reviewed regularly for compliance against UK legislation:

  • The EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR).
  • The EU Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 (PECR)

This Privacy Policy explains what happens to any personal data that you provide to us, or that we collect from you whilst you visit our site.

This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of our website visitors and clients; in other words, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data.

We use cookies on our website. Insofar as those cookies are not strictly necessary for the provision of our website and services, we will ask you to consent to our use of cookies when you first visit our website.


The Colour Ministry Ltd collects personal information when you register with us online, at an exhibition or show, by phone or email, or place an order for our products or services.

We will use this information to provide the services requested and, if you give agree, to send you from time to time marketing information on current and latest products and services.

We do not share your information for marketing purposes with third parties. For the fulfilment of orders we do have to share your information with some third parties such as couriers to ensure our products reach you safely and in a timely manner. In processing your order, we may send your details to, and also use information from, credit reference agencies and fraud prevention agencies.

You have the right to know what data we hold about you. Please contact us by writing to or the address below if you need to submit an enquiry.

How we use your Personal Data

In this Section, we have set out:

(a)  the general categories of personal data that we may process;

(c)  the purposes for which we may process personal data; and

(d)  the legal bases of the processing.

We may process data about your use of our website and services (“usage data“). The usage data may include your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use. The source of the usage data is our analytics tracking system. This usage data may be processed for the purposes of analysing the use of the website and services. The legal basis for this processing is consent OR our legitimate interests, namely monitoring and improving our website and services.

We may process your account data (“account data“).  The account data may include your name, email address and date of birth.  The account data may be processed for the purposes of operating our website, providing our services, ensuring the security of our website and services, maintaining back-ups of our databases and communicating with you. The legal basis for this processing is consent OR the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract.

Please do not supply any other person’s personal data to us, unless we prompt you to do so.

We do not collect or hold any data which pertains to anything covered by the UK Government’s Equality Act 2010, or any other information of a potentially discriminatory nature.

Providing your personal data to others

The Colour Ministry Ltd will not share your information for marketing purposes with third parties. We do share your information to third parties (who we deem to be third party data processors) in the following circumstances:

Financial transactions relating to our website and services which are handled by our payment services providers,PayPal and iZettle. We will share transaction data with our payment services providers only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing your payments, refunding such payments and dealing with complaints and queries relating to such payments and refunds. You can find information about the payment services providers’ privacy policies and practices at and

For the fulfilment of orders with couriers (Fedex, DHL, UPS, DPD, Royal Mail and so on) to ensure our products reach you safely and in a timely manner.

In communicating with you by email for marketing purposes we use a third party email service called Infusionsoft.  We use your name, email address and your date of birth for your colour personality.  This system is password protected and only accessible by the data controller at The Colour Ministry.

Retention and deleting personal data

This section sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal data.

Personal data that we process for any purpose shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose this includes any legal, accounting or reporting requirements.  By law we have to keep basic information about our customers for six years for tax purposes.

Your rights

In this section we have summarised the rights that you have under data protection law. Some of the rights are complex, and not all of the details have been included in our summaries. Accordingly, you should read the relevant laws and guidance from the regulatory authorities for a full explanation of these rights.

Your principal rights under data protection law are:

(a)    the right to access;
(b)    the right to rectification;
(c)    the right to erasure;
(d)    the right to restrict processing;
(e)    the right to object to processing;
(f)    the right to data portability;
(g)    the right to complain to a supervisory authority; and
(h)    the right to withdraw consent.

You have the right to confirmation as to whether or not we process your personal data and, where we do, access to the personal data, together with certain additional information. That additional information includes details of the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned and the recipients of the personal data. Providing the rights and freedoms of others are not affected, we will supply to you a copy of your personal data. The first copy will be provided free of charge, but additional copies may be subject to a reasonable fee.  Please request your information at

You have the right to have any inaccurate personal data about you rectified and, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to have any incomplete personal data about you completed.

In some circumstances you have the right to the erasure of your personal data without undue delay. Those circumstances include: the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed; you withdraw consent to consent-based processing; you object to the processing under certain rules of applicable data protection law; the processing is for direct marketing purposes; and the personal data have been unlawfully processed.

However, there are exclusions of the right to erasure. The general exclusions include where processing is necessary: for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information; for compliance with a legal obligation; or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

In some circumstances you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data. Those circumstances are: you contest the accuracy of the personal data; processing is unlawful but you oppose erasure; we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of our processing, but you require personal data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; and you have objected to processing, pending the verification of that objection.

Where processing has been restricted on this basis, we may continue to store your personal data. However, we will only otherwise process it: with your consent; for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person; or for reasons of important public interest.

You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation, but only to the extent that the legal basis for the processing is that the processing is necessary for: the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of any official authority vested in us; or the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party. If you make such an objection, we will cease to process the personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal data is:

(a)    consent; or

(b)    that the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract, and such processing is carried out by automated means, you have the right to receive your personal data from us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. However, this right does not apply where it would adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

If you consider that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.

To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal information is consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal.

About Cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at:

Our Details

This website is owned and operated by The Colour Ministry Ltd.

We are registered in England and Wales under registration number 8590379, and our registered office is at 56, Coniston Road, Goring by Sea, West Sussex.

You can contact us:

(a)    by post, 56, Coniston Road, Goring by Sea, West Sussex.

(b)    using our website contact form

(c)   by telephone, on 01903 891492; or

(d)    by email, using

Our data protection officer is 

We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.  You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.  We will notify you of significant changes to this policy by email.

Please contact us if you have a complaint or concern about the way we collect, store, use or process your data, or about the way we communicate with you. If you are not satisfied with our response you may also contact the Information Commissioners Office, our reference is ZA036109 to raise a formal complaint