Privacy Policy

Please read the following to learn more about our Privacy Policy which tells you how Dame Stephanie will collect and use your personal data.

We are committed to your privacy and security and want to provide you with the best online experience. To that end we want you to understand what kinds of information we gather, how this information is used and safeguarded, and how you can control its use. It is important for you to know that Dame Stephanie will never sell, trade or rent your personal information to others.


Our promise

–   We will always store personal information securely.
–   We will only hold contact information as long as necessary.
–   We will always stop using and holding personal data upon a person’s request.


Personal data

Under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) personal data is defined as: “any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person”


Why do we need to collect and store personal data?

It is possible to browse this site without submitting any personal information at all. However, if you choose to submit an enquiry or subscribe to Dame Stephanie’s ‘Letters’ you will be asked to provide some personal data including your email address. In any event, we are committed to ensuring that the information we collect and use is appropriate for these purposes, and does not constitute an invasion of your privacy.


Automatically gathered data

In addition to the information that you choose to submit, our systems are set up to gather certain anonymous data to help us better understand how this site is being used and how we can improve it. This automatically gathered data includes your computer’s IP (Internet Protocol) address, statistics about how visitors navigate through the site and information provided through the use of ‘cookies’.

Cookies are small files that we send to and store on your computer so that we may recognise it as a unique machine the next time you visit our site. NB: your personal information is not stored, saved or collected. There are three reasons for doing this.

–   To keep track of your information for your convenience
–   To help us to optimise your online experience by altering our content depending on your particular needs or browsing patterns
–   To help us to understand the size of our audience and their traffic patterns within our site.


Use of Cookies

If you feel concerned about the cookies that are sent between our computers and yours, you may, through your Web browser, either choose to reject them automatically, or have your computer prompt you before accepting them. Please note, however, that some of our features and services depend on the use of cookies. Therefore, you will be unable to take advantage of those features if you choose not to accept cookies.


Will you share my personal data with anyone else?

We may pass your personal data on to third-party service providers contracted to Dame Stephanie in the course of dealing with you. Any third parties that we may share your data with are obliged to keep your details securely, and to use them only to fulfil the service they provide you on our behalf. When they no longer need your data to fulfil this service, they will dispose of the details in line with our procedures. If we wish to pass your sensitive personal data onto a third party we will only do so once we have obtained your consent, unless we are legally required to do otherwise.


How will you use the personal data you collect about me?

We will process (collect, store and use) the information you provide in a manner compatible with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We will endeavour to keep your information accurate and up to date, and not keep it for longer than is necessary. How long certain kinds of personal data should be kept may also be governed by specific business-sector requirements and agreed practices. Personal data may be held in addition to these periods depending on individual business needs.


Under what circumstances will you contact me?

Our aim is not to be intrusive, and we undertake not to ask irrelevant or unnecessary questions. Moreover, the information you provide will be subject to rigorous measures and procedures to minimise the risk of unauthorised access or disclosure.


Can I find out the personal data that you hold about me?

At your request, we can confirm what information we hold about you and how it is processed.


What choices do I have regarding the use of my information?

This Privacy Policy is intended to help you to understand how any information that you share with us might be used. If you feel concerned about any of these uses, you might elect not to participate in certain features that we offer. We will never collect any personal information about you without your knowledge, so the decision whether or not to share this information is entirely up to you.


How do I opt out?

You have the ability to terminate e-mail correspondence from us at any time. You will either be given the chance to opt-in to direct mailing when you disclose your e-mail address to us, or you can simply reply to our e-mail, typing ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line.


Scope of this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy only applies to this website. Our pages contain links to sites outside our control. Please be aware that these sites may collect information about you and operate according to their own privacy policies which may differ from this Privacy Policy. Remember that once you leave our site, any information you submit is outside of our control.

Any queries regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent via email to In accordance with GDPR you have the right to lodge a complaint, update or have your information deleted upon request.