Who we are

Churchgate Gallery, High street, Porlock, Somerset TA24 8PT is part of Courtyard Framing Ltd (Website) 14-16 Friday Street, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5UA.

Our website address is: https://churchgategallery.co.uk.


Online Data


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.


Contact forms

Contact forms on our site collect information including your full name email address, telephone number, post code and the content of your message. Records of submissions made via contact forms are kept for customer service purposes whilst the inquiry is ongoing, and then deleted. We do not share the information submitted via contact forms with any third parties.

Our form also includes and option to join our email mailing list. if you opt to join our mailing list, your email address will be stored on our record indefinitely, unless removal is requested. You can do this by following the ‘unsubscribe’ link in any of our email newsletters, or by contacting us by email at churchgategallery@live.co.uk. We do not share email addresses on our record with any third parties.



If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.


What rights you have over your online data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.


Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.



What data we collect and store

When purchases are made via our website, or in our gallery, we collect and store certain personal details on our records, to comply with regulations regarding the sale of artwork on commission. These details are your full name, your postal address and telephone number. We do not share any of these details with any third parties. Purchase records are kept indefinitely. Your details and purchase records related to you can be removed from our records upon request, by contacting us via email at churchgategallery@live.co.uk, via telephone (01643 862 238) or via post; Churchgate Gallery, High Street, Porlock, Somerset, TA24 5UA.


Purchases made via Own Art

If you apply for a loan via Own Art, your personal details may be stored and used by Own Art, and Hitachi Personal finance, the loan provider for Own Art. As detailed in the previous section, your details will also be stored on our purchase records, and can be removed upon request.

Please note that we can only remove data stored by us regarding Own Art purchases. We cannot access, remove or amend data held by Own Art or Hitachi Personal Finance, and requests to view or remove this data should be made to the relevant party.

You can read the privacy policy for Own Art here 

You can read the privacy policy for Hitachi Personal Finance here


How we use customer data

Postal addresses on purchase records may be used to contact you about upcoming exhibitions you may be interested in. You can opt out of this by contacting us.


Contacting us regarding your data

If you would like to find out data we have stored about you, or would like your details removed from our records, you can contact us via email at churchgategallery@live.co.uk, via telephone (01643 862 238) or via post; Churchgate Gallery, High Street, Porlock, Somerset, TA24 5UA.