Start Your Own Fashion Label Limited is committed to complying with GDPR as we respect your privacy and we are committed to protecting it. We provide this Privacy Statement to inform you of our Privacy Policy and practices and of the choices you can make about the way your information is collected online and how that information is used.

Who We Are

Start Your Own Fashion Label Ltd  

You can contact us by email or our address is Alison Lowe, Start Your Own Fashion Label, Kemp House 152-160 City Road, London EC1V 2NX 

Why We collect information / what information is collected

We do not collect more information than we need to fulfil our stated purposes and will not retain it for longer than is necessary. We may collect your email address, where you have communicated with us via email, website registration, subscribe to our newsletter, through business events, press days, trade shows or where you have provided this information to use for general legitimate business interest. We will also collect your email address, address and telephone number to fulfil orders for goods you purchase in order to deliver the goods and charge according to location, including downloadable resources, membership or mentoring

For employment purposes, we will need limited data about personal identifiers, education, employment and financial details. All of the information you provide during the process will only be used for the purpose of progressing your application, or to fulfil legal or regulatory requirements if necessary. If we require sensitive personal data then we will ensure that the collection and use is in strict accordance with the GDPR principles of data protection and data privacy.


In order to fulfil services through our website, we work with third party service suppliers including Square Space, Stripe, MailChimp, The Virtual Studio and DN Digital and all these companies are committed to being compliant with GDPR.  Our website collects data in order to fulfil orders including name, address, email, phone number and payment information, this data is then processed through our third party service suppliers.

When someone visits our website we use third party service suppliers Square Space Analytics and Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will make it very clear by asking you to subscribe to our mailing list.

Links to other websites

Start Your Own Fashion Label are not responsible for the content of any other website, including any website through which you may have gained access to our website or to which you may gain access from our website. We do not accept any liability in connection with any such websites or links.

Use of Cookies

We use cookies to store visitors’ preferences and record past activity in order to provide better service for visitors who come to our site and can view our cookie policy here.  A cookie is a small file that can be placed on your computer’s hard disk or on a website server. Cookies do not retrieve information about you stored on your hard drive and do not corrupt or damage your computer or computer files. You are not obliged to accept a cookie that we send to you, and you can in fact modify your browser so that it will not accept cookies. For more information about cookies including how to set your internet browser to reject cookies please go to


We use a third-party provider, Mail Chimp, to deliver our news, press releases, event invites and e-newsletters. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies including clear gifs to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter. For more information, please see MailChimps Privacy Policy

How we store and protect your information

All personal data collected by Start Your Own Fashion Label is stored on our secure system on Dropbox Business, which is committed to being compliant with GDPR and is also complaint with the most widely accepted standards and regulations around the world.

We have appropriate security measures in place in our physical offices to protect against loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you at our site.

Start Your Own Fashion Label uses a third party service Square Space to help maintain the security and performance of the Start Your Own Fashion Label website. The site is managed, hosted and stored on Squarespace servers who are committed to being complaint with GDPR. To deliver this service it processes the IP addresses of visitors to the Start Your Own Fashion Label website.

How we use your information and who we share it with

If you supply us with your email address, you may receive periodic contact from us via email with information on services, press releases, events and relevant news. We only share your data with the Start Your Own Fashion Label team and our service providers for legitimate business interest and use. We do not share any data with third parties outside of our organisation and service providers.  If you wish to be removed from our systems, please email us at

How long we will hold your data

We will only hold your data as long as necessary for legitimate business purposes and we will review the personal data we hold every 24 months, and delete anything we no longer need, or is no longer relevant. Information that does not need to be accessed regularly, but which still needs to be retained, will be safely archived

For employment purposes, if you are successful, the information you provide during the application process will be retained by us as part of your employee file for the duration of your employment plus 6 years following the end of your employment. This includes your criminal records declaration, fitness to work, records of any security checks and references. If you are unsuccessful at any stage of the process, the information you have provided until that point will be retained for 6 months from the closure of the campaign.

How you can request access to personal information about you

GDPR gives you the right to access information held about you. If we do hold information about you we will:

  • give you a description of it;
  • tell you why we are holding it;
  • tell you who it could be disclosed to; and
  • let you have a copy of the information in an intelligible form

To make a request to Start Your Own Fashion Label for any personal information we may hold, you need to put the request in writing, addressing it to our director Alison Lowe, Start Your Own Fashion Label, Kemp House 152-160 City Road, London EC1V 2NX