Privacy – Data Protection
What we do with your personal information, and your rights.
Rivers of Ink takes data protection and people’s privacy very seriously and we are committed to ongoing compliance with data protection laws, including the DPA of 1998 and the newly implemented GDPR.
As a normal part of our services, Rivers of Ink inevitably holds some of your personal data such as, but not limited to, your name, address, telephone number, email address and health status. Due to the nature of the industry, and the associated health risks to both you as an individual and our employees, we will keep this information to confirm consent to your body modification, along with relevant health information, should the need ever arise.
The purpose of this document is to clearly describe how we process that data, how we respect your privacy, and how you may exercise your right to receive a copy of that data.
Our goal is to deliver valuable services to our customers and an accurate promotion and communication. As a normal use of our services you agree to give us the permission to use the “personal data” you choose to share with us. This information and data will be used only by and for the purpose of Rivers of Ink and it’s employees.
The Company does not disclose information about you or your business to any third parties unless required to do so by government bodies or law enforcement agencies.
We process personal information collected via consent form for the purposes of:
- Providing and personalising our service
- Dealing with your enquiries and requests
- Ensuring the health and safety of both you and our employees
We will not hold such information or data for any longer than is necessary for the purposes set out in this policy statement. You retain the right to have your health information deleted by request should you no longer be an active client.
You have a right to access to your personal data and/or having your personal data corrected, if inaccurate, or erased, if we do not have a legitimate reason for retaining the data. If you wish to discuss any matters relating to the processing of personal data you can contact us through the contact form available on our website or by post at the following address:
Rivers of Ink, 7, Jesu St, Ottery Saint Mary, EX111EU
Deposits / Drawing Fees
MINIMUM CHARGES (small words, stars, tiny tattoos etc)
CUSTOM WORK / DRAWING DEPOSITS
For ALL custom work, we require a £50 deposit. This will usually be payable at the conclusion of your drawing consultation, in order for your drawing work to start. If you need to come in after your consultation to pay your deposit, please be aware that drawing work will not start until it has been paid. Your £50 deposit covers TWO REDRAWS / ADJUSTMENTS. Should you change your mind about what you want, or require large scale changes to your design after the initial concept stage, you will need to increase your deposit by £50 (£100 total). This is deductible from the final cost of your tattoo. Our artist’s time is valuable, and they deserve not to waste hours of their time on drawings that never fulfill their tattoo destiny due to time wasters. We know that the majority of you would never let us down, but unfortunately we must protect ourselves from the minority.
SLEEVES / BACK PIECES ETC
For drawing work to start on your custom sleeve, back piece or similar, you will need to pay a £100 drawing deposit. . Once you have confirmed you are happy with your artwork, we will then need to take a £150 minimum deposit on your appointment for the tattoo work to be started. These types of design are incredibly time intensive and require hours of work and as such they require a financial commitment.
HALF DAY / FULL DAY SESSIONS
For half day or full day sessions, a £100 minimum deposit will need to be taken to secure the appointment. Unfortunately, we have been let down on these types of appointments before, and it represents a large loss in earnings for us as a business.
All deposits are deductible from the final cost of the tattoo.
Deposits will be honoured for one reschedule, as long as we receive at least 48hrs notice of the cancellation of appointment. We are humans, too, so we may make allowances should your reason for cancellation be unavoidable, but that is at our discretion.
Once drawing work has started on your design, and time has been allocated for your appointment, your deposit will be non refundable in the event of a full cancellation / change of heart. As stated above, our artist’s time is valuable.
For this reason, we recommend that you are 100% sure you want to pursue your design / tattoo before committing your deposit.