Cassandra Harrison...no...wait. I will not do this in third person. Very simply, I love to create artwork, experimenting with textures, textiles and printmaking. As my friend says, I have joined in 'the war against ugly' with my small creations. My background: I am from Nebraska. I love that prairie state, those tornado crushed grain silos and the agonizingly hot summer days. It was during my long hot summer breaks that I began to take my art seriously and would spend evenings and weekends drawing, sketching, adding colours to things, drawing on my trainers, scribbling, doodling and even setting up still life displays to draw. Honourable Mentions, Silver Keys, and Gold Keys were won out of this constant act of creating. After graduating from uni with honours in Fine Art and Art Education, I visited the teaching circuit for two years then moved to the UK. With a slew of commissioned art pieces, an illustrated children's book and my own business feeding my creative urges, I finally decided to commit some of this making out-put onto art for walls. My current city of residence has been great inspiration for my textile and print creations. Old and new architecture, interesting views and the steep hills and layers to the city have provided me with much to work with and interpret in my particular style. In contrast, I am only just now realising how the wide open fields, forever skies and strong sturdy structures of grain elevetors and water towers on the plains of my youth have influenced my current body of work. *******************************************************

In 2009 I embarked on an amazing journey to find out more about my ancestry, beginning in Devon, moving to the Midlands, then the family's journey to the states. After having lived in the UK myself for a number of years, I have had a chance to consider life both here and across the ocean. From living in a land of extremes, to moving to a place that either feels like Spring or Autumn but never quite touches Winter or Summer, there sometimes seem to be more differences than similarities. My project, The Connecting Thread - a personal psychogeography, touched on these subjects and more, winding its way from Devon to Nebraska then landing in Newcastle. For more information please visit www.teatowelsandsheets.wordpress.com

 

The important fine print.  Here is the information regarding my privacy policy.  

Information I Collect

To fulfil your order for a commission, you must provide me with certain information, such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information when contacting me directly.

 

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

  • as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
  • when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
  • if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
  • as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

  • Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
  • Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
  • Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU

I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

  • Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
  • Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
  • Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
  • Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Cassandra Harrison, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at mail@cassandraharrison.co.uk.