Vivien Walters Animal Artist


For the purpose of these terms and conditions:

"Vivien" means Vivien Walters.

"Student" means any person receiving tuition either face to face or by email, any agent or anyone acting on behalf of such person.

"Tuition" means any tuition provided by Vivien by way of workshops, courses, private tuition, demonstrations, or by any other means, and whether face to face or by e-mail.

 "Image" means any digital or photographic reproduction or representation of Vivien's own artwork, including any printout of such image.

"Photograph" means any photograph (which term includes a digital photograph), including any printout of such photograph.

"Distance learning courses" means any workshops or courses provided by email.

"Painting" means any painting, drawing or other work of art.

The word "Person" shall include an individual.




Vivien is the copyright holder in respect of all images and photographs depicted on this site or supplied by any means to students or prospective students by her or at her direction.  Vivien retains all rights, title and interest in the same.  No rights, title or interest in any such image or photograph shall be transferred or granted to any person save as set out below.

Except in the course of tuition or as mentioned below, such images and photographs are not to be copied or reproduced without Vivien's express consent. 

 In particular, no such images or photographs are to be:

1.  Published or distributed in any form whatsoever, or

2.  Used for the purpose of teaching others.

Permission is granted (without the need for prior request) for the display and/or sale of any painting produced by a student in the course of tuition and which is a copy of one of Vivien's own paintings, provided that a notice bearing the words "After an original by Vivien Walters" is displayed upon or along with such painting.


Bookings, Deposits and Course Fees

Tuition can be provisionally booked over the phone or by an exchange of emails.  Booking will not be confirmed until and unless a deposit or full course fee as specified on this website or otherwise requested has been paid and received.  Subject to the following, a payment through this site via PayPal will automatically secure a place on the relevant date or dates.  While every effort will be made by Vivien to immediately remove any fully booked tuition dates from this site, in the event that a deposit is paid via PayPal as payment for tuition which has already been fully booked an alternative date will be offered.  If such alternative is not acceptable a full refund of any deposit or course fee paid will be made immediately.

Subject to the above, any such deposit paid is not refundable except:

1.  If the place can be taken by another student, in which case the refund will be subject to deduction of an administration fee of £50.00 (to cover the cost of readvertising and associated communications), or

2.  At Vivien's discretion in exceptional circumstances.

A deposit or course fee payment may only be transferred as a deposit for other tuition at Vivien' discretion.

In the case of any tuition for which a deposit is payable, any outstanding fees must be paid not less than four weeks before the commencement date for such tuition.

In the event of underbooking or for any other reason, Vivien retains the right to cancel any tuition.  In such case alternative tuition will be offered, if this is not acceptable any moneys paid will be refunded in full with immediate effect.

 If you are a client and we have made a contract with you by electronic means you may be entitled to use an EU online dispute resolution service to assist with any contractual dispute you may have with us. This service can be found at  Our email address is




VIVIEN WALTERS ANIMAL ARTIST GDPR PRIVACY POLICY Privacy Policy Who am I? Vivien Walters Animal Artist E-mail: Professional artist specialising in paintings of animals and art tuition by arrangement What does this Policy cover? I take your personal data seriously. This policy: • sets out the types of personal data that I collect about you; • explains how and why I collect and use your personal data; • explains how long I keep your personal data for; • confirms that I will not share your personal data with anyone else with the exception of • regulatory and enforcement authorities; • sets out the legal basis I have for using your personal data; • explains the effect of refusing to provide the personal data requested; • explains the different rights and choices you have when it comes to your personal data; • explains how I may contact you and how you can contact me What personal data do I collect about you? Collectors of artwork, commissioning clients and students I collect your contact details normally comprising name, address, telephone numbers and email addresses to enable me to forward periodic newsletters and to communicate with you about purchases, commissions or tuition as the case may be. I will only hold this information after you have given me your explicit consent to do so. Suppliers I collect your contact details such as names, job titles, telephone numbers and email addresses to enable me to contact you to contract with you for the services you are providing. I also hold your financial information to enable me to pay you. Where do I collect personal data about you from? The following are the different sources I may collect personal data about you from: • You, directly: As a client, you would normally offer information to support your enquiry about purchasing artwork or booking tuition. • An agent/third party acting on your behalf. • A reference or word of mouth. For example, you may be recommended by a friend or colleague, or a purchase may be made on your behalf. How do I use your personal data? I use your personal data to periodically forward newsletters, or to communicate with you in connection with the purchase or artwork or the booking of tuition. How long do I keep your personal data for? I keep your information for as long as Data Protection standards recommend: Client data: • for up to 7 years from my last meaningful contact with you Contractor data: 7 years from the end of each tax year, as required by law governing the retention of payroll and VAT records Who do I share your personal data with? No one, with the exception of any regulatory authority or statutory body following an official request for information or under a legal obligation I have, such as to co-operate with HMRC, Pension Providers, or the Police. What legal basis do I have for using your information? For clients, my processing is necessary to contact you. For suppliers, to make contact, place orders and make payments. What happens if you do not provide me with the information I request or ask that I stop processing your information? Clients: If you do not provide the personal data necessary, or withdraw your consent for the processing of your personal data, I will not be able to make contact with you. Suppliers: I will not be able to do business with you. Do I make automated decisions concerning you? No, I do not carry out automated profiling. Do I use Cookies to collect personal data on you? No Do I transfer your data outside the EEA? No, I do not transfer personal data out of the EEA. What rights do you have in relation to the data I hold on you? By law, you have a number of rights when it comes to your personal data. Further information and advice about your rights can be obtained from the data protection regulator in your country. In the UK this is the Information Commissioner’s Office. Your rights are summarised below. Rights What does this mean? 1. The right to be informed You have the right to be provided with clear, transparent and easily understandable information about how I use your information and your rights. This is why I am providing you with the information in this Policy. 2. The right of access You have the right to obtain access to your information (that I am processing), and other information about how I handle it, such as this Privacy Policy. This is so you’re aware and can check that I am using your information in accordance with data protection law. 3. The right to rectification You are entitled to have your information corrected if it’s inaccurate or incomplete. 4. The right to erasure This is also known as ‘the right to be forgotten’. You may request the deletion or removal of your information where there’s no compelling reason for me to keep using it. There are exceptions to this right, such as that I must keep records of any tranactions between us, to show to HMRC if they ask us for this. 5. The right to restrict processing You have rights to ‘block’ or suppress further use of your information. When processing is restricted, I need to keep sufficient information to be able to identify you as someone who has asked me to respect your wish to remain ‘blocked’ – restricting me from making any further use of your information in future. 6. The right to data portability In the circumstances this does not apply 7. The right to object to processing You have the right to object to certain types of processing, such as automated decision-making by a computer and my including you in direct marketing (that is, if you no longer want to be contacted with potential opportunities). 8. The right to complain You have the right to make a complaint about the way I handle or process your personal data to the UK data protection regulator. 9. The right to withdraw consent If you have given your consent to anything I do with your personal data, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time (although if you do so, it does not mean that anything I have done with your personal data with your consent up to that point is unlawful). This includes your right to withdraw consent to my using your personal data for marketing purposes. I will normally act on requests and provide information free of charge. I may charge a reasonable fee to cover administrative costs of providing the information for: • baseless, excessive, or repeated requests, or • further copies of information already provided. I may be entitled to refuse to act on certain requests. Please consider any data access request responsibly before submitting it. I will normally respond within one month from when I receive your request. If for some reason the request is going to take longer to deal with, I’ll contact you to let you know. How will I contact you? I may contact you by phone, email or social media. If you prefer a particular contact means over another please just let me know. How can you contact me? If you have further questions on the processing of your personal data, are concerned about how I’ve handled your information, or would like to exercise any of the rights mentioned above, contact me by email at