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Privacy policy

Your privacy is important to Fine Furniture Guild (part of Chippendale School). This document sets out that we collect, use and share information about you.

Read this document before you use the site. If you do not agree with this policy, please do not access or use our services or interact with any other aspect of our business. Any questions please direct them to


When we refer to "Fine Furniture Guild (part of Chippendale School)," "we," or "us" in this policy, by this we mean Fine Furniture Guild (part of Chippendale School) is the data controller of the information we gather when you use our Services. Fine Furniture Guild (part of Chippendale School) delivers courses and holds events. We refer to our services and websites as "Services" in this policy.

This website is operated by Fine Furniture Guild (part of Chippendale School). Chippendale School is a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland no. SC 172 877.

Our registered address is Myreside Grange, Gifford, Haddington, EH41 4JA. We can be contacted by phone on (44) 01620 810 680 and by email


Governing laws

When you supply any personal information to FFG/Chippendale School (e.g. to subscribe to receive marketing newsletters) we have legal obligations towards you in the way we use your data. We must collect the information fairly and lawfully: we must explain how we will use it (see the notices on the specific webpages that let you know why we are requesting the information).

The laws of Scotland govern these conditions of use and you agree that the Scottish courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction in any dispute. Any personal data collected through this website will be treated as confidential in line with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), agreed upon by the European Parliament and Council in April 2016 (enforced from Friday 25 May 2018) regulating how companies protect EU citizens' personal data.

Sharing your information

We do not, and will not, sell any of your personal data to any third party – including your name, address, email address or credit card information. Any information you provide to Fine Furniture Guild (part of Chippendale School) will only be used by the Fine Furniture Guild (part of Chippendale School) team, select suppliers, and partners in order to provide our Services. Your information will be disclosed where we are obliged or permitted by law. We (or our contractors) may check some of this personal data against third party databases to confirm that it is accurate.


Information we collect about you

We collect certain information or data about you when you use  and/or provide us directly with information, including:

  • Profile Information: We collect information about you when you register for an account, create or modify your profile, set preferences, sign-up for the Services.

  • Makers’ Directory: We collect information about you when you apply for a profile on the Makers’ Directory . This information is used to generate new profiles and update existing profiles.

  • User-generated content: this includes any information provided by you to the Fine Furniture Guild website and any associated contact information

  • Your IP address, and details of which version of web browser and device you used

  • Information on how you use the site, using cookies and page tagging techniques

  • Questions, comments, queries or feedback you leave, including your email address if you contact  

  • Your email address, full name and subscription preferences when you sign up for our email newsletters, and how you use our email newsletters - for example, open rates and link click details 


Who can view my data and what do they do with it?

This data can be viewed by authorised people in the Fine Furniture Guild (part of Chippendale School) team and our suppliers, to:

  • Improve the site by monitoring how you use it

  • Gather feedback to improve our services, for example, our email alerts

  • Respond to any feedback you send us if you’ve asked us to

  • Send email alerts to users who request them

  • Allow you to access Fine Furniture Guild (part of Chippendale School) services  

  • Provide you with information about the Fine Furniture Guild and the Chippendale School


How will we use the information about you?

Information gathered for the Fine Furniture Guild website is used to process your application for inclusion on the Makers’ Directory, our blog, Makers’ Spotlight and e-newsletters.

Fine Furniture Guild (part of Chippendale School) may need to contact you when we perform maintenance or make structural changes to the Makers’ Directory. You have the right to stop such contact by alerting us, however, this may affect your profile entry in the event of technical website changes.

By registering a profile on the Makers’ Directory, the information you have chosen to be publicly visible will be displayed on the website and will be accessible to all visitors to the website.

If you have signed up for our marketing newsletters, we will use the details you provided to send you regular newsletters and updates via email. We will not share this information for marketing purposes with other companies.


Our marketing newsletters are used by us to send you regular updates on events, news, and features on Fine Furniture Guild (part of Chippendale School) and Chippendale School. If you have consented to receive these newsletters, you may opt-out at any time by clicking unsubscribe in the email footer.

You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes. If you no longer wish to be contacted, please email


Access to your information and correction

We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and current. Please let us know if you need to make changes or if you lose your log-in details and want to reset these.

You have the right to request a copy of the information we hold about you. If you would like a copy, please email from the address registered to your profile/email subscription.

How long do we retain information

  • Account information: We retain your account information until your account is removed or deleted. We also retain some of your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, to resolve disputes, to enforce our agreements, to support business operations and to continue to develop and improve our Services. We will delete your account after three years if you have not engaged with our Services.

  • Marketing information: If you have elected to receive marketing emails from us, we retain information about your marketing preferences unless you specifically ask us to delete such information. We retain information derived from cookies and other tracking technologies for a reasonable period of time from the date such information was created.


Information request

You have the right to request a copy of your information, to object to our use of your information (including for marketing purposes), to request the deletion or restriction of your information, or to request your information in a structured, electronic format. Please contact from your registered email address to request information. 


Deleting your information

If you wish to delete your account/profile please contact us:  



See our cookies policy for information and details on opting-out.  

External websites

Our website contains links to other websites. This Privacy Policy only applies to this website, so when you link to other websites you should read their own privacy policies.


Changes to our privacy policy

We will update this webpage when our privacy policy is reviewed. This privacy policy was last updated on 03 December 2020


How to contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or the information we hold about you.


Myreside Grange, Gifford, Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 4JA. We can be contacted by phone on (44) 01620 810 680 and by email

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