Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Statement is designed to give you useful information about your rights and the way Vavasseur Antiques collects and uses personal information.

Our Approach to Privacy            

We fully support and abide by the provisions of the UK Data Protection Act – when we collect information from you we do so in a way that does not infringe your right to privacy. We do not request more information than is reasonably necessary for us to function as an e-commerce site and to enable you to participate fully in the benefits offered within it. Besides what we describe here in this Privacy Statement, we do not maintain any personal information obtained from users in a retrievable form.

How We Collect and Use Personal Information

We store personal contact details and comments provided when you contact us. We may also collect information on pages that are visited.  We store and use this information, together with any additional comments you may volunteer regarding your specified subject interests and, unless you inform us that you do not wish to receive further information from us, we may in the future send you targeted information about new products. For similar reasons we also retain detail about the products you purchase.

We may also use the information we collect to notify you about important functionality changes to the site and we may also use cookies (see below).

Sharing Personal Information

We will not sell, rent, share or trade your personal information to any third parties without your permission.

Some of our products may be hosted by third parties. We have agreed with those third parties that they will also keep your information secure and not sell, rent, share or trade any of your personal information to others without your permission.

If we believe that your use of the website is unlawful or damaging to others, we reserve the right to disclose the information we have obtained about you to the extent that it is reasonably necessary, in our opinion, to prevent, remedy or take action in relation to such conduct.


We may send a small text file – a ‘cookie’ – to your computer when you visit our website – this file stores your session identifier. This will enable us to identify your computer and to allow our systems to tailor their response to your requests.

Save for the use of cookies, we do not automatically log data or collect data save for information you specifically provide to us. You can set your computer browser to reject cookies but this may preclude your use of certain parts of this website.

We use Google Analytics to help analyse use of our website. This analytical tool uses cookies to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for this website. To find out more about cookies, including how to control and delete them, visit, or to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

We will not (and will not allow any third party) to use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any personally identifiable information of visitors to our site. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source as part of our use of the Google statistical analytics tool. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither ourselves nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user.

 Changes to Privacy Policy

In future, we may update this Privacy Policy and you are encouraged to check this page from time to time to familiarise yourself with any changes. Meanwhile, if you have specific questions, please use the contact form provided under the Contact tab on the menu.