Privacy Policy

We respect your right to privacy.

This Privacy Policy applies to your use of (the “Website”). It tells you (the customer) what to expect when we collect personally identifiable information about you, and what your rights are concerning the collection of your information.  It is provided in accordance with our obligations under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

We will not collect any personally identifiable information about you unless it is in response to you using our Website or actively registering for one of our online products. The security of your personally identifiable information is extremely important to us.

This Privacy Policy is regularly reviewed to make sure that we continue to serve your privacy interests and we reserve the right to update it as we deem necessary.

Please review this Privacy Policy carefully.  It should be read alongside our Terms and the Cookies Policy. Unless otherwise defined, terms used have the same meaning as in the Terms.

If you have any questions, comments, or complaints about this Privacy Policy please contact us at the details set out below.

About Us

In this Privacy Policy, references to “we” or “us” are to:-

George Williams Antiques, The Annexe, Newcastle House, Kilmainhamwood, Kells, Co Meath, Ireland

What information we collect

Registering with George Williams Antiques

When you register on the website and when you purchase one of our Online Courses on the Website, we and third parties working with us will collect the following information:

  • Name & email address (required)
  • Home address, contact telephone number
  • Credit/debit card information
  • Data relating to your use of our Website and enrolment on Online Courses
  • Information provided by you when you correspond with us (including via surveys)

When you are participating on an Online Course, we and third parties may collect and store the following additional information:

  • comments you voluntarily post while participating in online discussions with the Course Tutorss and other Course Participants
  • any email communications with George Williams Antiques to seek user support or to send queries related to the Course
  • any content submitted by you during the Course (images, videos, documentation)
  • responses you voluntarily provide to George Williams Antiques, the Course Tutors, or third parties in questionnaires, surveys, or user research that you participate in related to the Course

Accessing the Website 

When you access the Website we may use cookies to track, collect, and aggregate information about your use of the Website, including pages you have visited, the specific URLs that brought you to our Website, and links embedded on our Website that you have accessed.  This information may include IP addresses, and any information collected by cookies.  This may also include information such as the time and length of visits to certain pages on our website and page interaction information. For more information on our use of cookies, please refer to our Cookies Policy.

In providing our online services and products to you, we and third parties we work with will collect, store, and use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • to manage your account;
  • to provide technical support to you;
  • to send you email notifications and updates about Courses you are enrolled on;
  • to contact you occasionally in order to invite you to share your opinions of and experiences with George Williams Antiques, and to to publish customer reviews and ratings of our Courses on our Website or on other media channels;
  • for marketing purposes, where you provide us with your consent to receive marketing communications, which may include email and/or telephone communications with information, news, and offers of Courses on our Website;

Who we may share your information with

For the above purposes, we may share your information with the following third parties.  Please note that any third parties’ use of your personal data will be governed by their own privacy policies and give rise to separate obligations under applicable data protection laws.  We suggest that you carefully review any third party privacy policies that may apply to you.

Third parties that may receive your information includes our payment services providers – PayPal (UK) Limited,

Customer relationship management service providers such as MailChimp (which allows us, for example, to send personalised email communications to you);

If we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your information to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets, provided that they continue to use your information in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy;

If all, or substantially all of our assets, are acquired by a third party provided that they continue to use your information in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy, in which case information held by us will be one of the transferred assets; and

Any entity to which we are under a duty to disclose or share your information in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our Terms and other legal requirements; or to protect our rights, property, or safety, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

How our Course Tutors may use your information

  • Embeded links may be used within the Online Course material or within emails related to the Course, and such links if selected they will take you off the Website and bring you to a third party website.
  • If you are asked to submit personal information on any third party websites, the collection of that information will not be covered by this Privacy Policy and you must familiarise yourself with the terms and conditions and privacy policy of the third party website before submitting your information. 
  • At no time will you be required to submit any information on third party websites as a condition for continuing the Online Course on Website but certain materials may not be available to you in the format they were originally conceived.

Legal Basis for Processing Your Information

We have several legal bases for collecting and using the personal information described above.  They are:

  • Where the use of your personal information is necessary to perform our obligations under any contract with you (including providing you with access to Online Courses on the Website for which you have registered and/or made a purchase);
  • Where we have your explicit consent to collect, store, and use your information for a particular purpose, including where you consent to receiving marketing and promotional communications for products on our Website;
  • Where use of your personal information is necessary for purposes of pursuing George Williams Antique’s legitimate interests, as long as these interests are not outweighed by your own interests, fundamental rights, or freedoms.  For example, we will need to ensure that in these cases you would reasonably expect your personal information to be used, and that it would have a minimal impact on your personal privacy.  Such legitimate interests are:
  • to conduct our day-to-day business, including the operation of a fully functioning website offering online courses;
  • to ensure we are delivering a high level of customer service through ongoing customer communications and responses to customer queries;
  • to invest, test and roll out new products which we believe will benefit our customers or prospective customers;
  • track and ensure completion of contractual obligations;
  • carry out market research and business development;
  • to operate our website;

Storage and Security of Information

All information is stored on our secure servers. When you register, we will ask you to choose a password which enables you to access your Online Account. You are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share this password with anyone.

In addition, we (or third parties acting on our behalf) may also store or process information that we collect about you in countries outside the European Economic Area, which may have different standards of data protection than in Ireland. Specifically, servers used by our Website are located in the United Kingdom. We have put in place technical and organisational security measures to prevent the loss or unauthorised access of your personal information. However, whilst we have used our best efforts to ensure the security of your data, it is your responsibility to make an informed decision to avail yourself of our services and products or if your concerns about the handling of data require you to refrain from using our Website.

Data Retention

We retain personal information we collect from you where we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so (for example, to provide you with a service you have requested or to comply with applicable legal, tax or accounting requirements).

When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymise it or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

Your Rights

You have the following data protection rights:

  • You can edit your personal details via your profile page whenever you wish.  We maintain a procedure in order to help you confirm that your personal information remains correct and up-to-date or choose whether or not you wish to receive material from us or some of our partners.
  • In addition, you can object to processing of your personal information, ask us to restrict processing of your personal information or request portability of your personal information. Again, you can exercise these rights by contacting us using the contact details provided under the ‘Contact Us’ link on this website.
  • You may unsubscribe from certain email communications by following the Unsubscribe link in the email communication itself. You may also update your personal information by logging into the Website and visiting your account page. You may also email us at in order to access, correct, or update your personal information on our systems. We will answer every email as promptly as possible. You have the right to delete your account. To do so, you can go to your settings.
  • Similarly, if we have collected and process your personal information on the basis of your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time.  Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.
  • If you have any privacy-related questions or unresolved problems, you may contact us using the information provided below.
  • You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal information.  For more information, please contact your local data protection authority. (Contact details for data protection authorities in the United Kingdom, the European Economic Area, Switzerland and certain non-European countries including the US and Canada are available here.)


We take seriously our legal obligation to protect the privacy of children. Accordingly, we do not knowingly collect or maintain personal information from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of the Website is directed to persons under 13 years of age. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access the Website at any time or in any manner. We will take appropriate steps to delete any personal information of persons less than 13 years of age.


The Website uses cookies. Cookies are small files stored on your computer’s hard drive which are used to collect your personal information. You may choose to refuse cookies but, if you do so, some of the functionality of the Website or Online Courses may no longer be available to you.

For more information about cookies, including further details as to what they are and how to refuse them, please see our Cookies Policy.

Contact details

George Williams Antiques,
The Annexe, Newcastle House,
Co Meath,


Updating this Privacy Policy

We may update or amend this Privacy Policy from time to time, to comply with law, in accordance with best practice in our industry, or to meet our changing business requirements. Any updates or amendments will be posted on the Website. By continuing to access the Website, use the Online Courses and Content, and/or provide content in connection with the Online Courses and Content, you will be deemed to have accepted the Privacy Policy as amended at the time of your access and use.

This page was last updated on 20 September 2021.