Privacy Policy

Who we are

John Newton Antiques was established 40 years ago by its founder John Newton and his partner Michael G Lines. Following the death of John Newton in December 2017 the trading name and business continues to be used by the sole owner Michael G Lines and is registered in Kingston upon Hull. The principal places of business are antiques and collectibles fairs across the UK, independent antiques shops, also through online channels.
Our website address is:

How we treat your data

At John Newton Antiques, we take your privacy very seriously. We are not in the business of selling or trading email lists with other companies for marketing or money making purposes, and we take every precaution to protect all the information that you give us and do not give any information about you or your purchases to any other party.

What we do with your information

When you browse our website, we automatically receive your computers internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system, and in order for us to analyse our web traffic to make improvements to our website. It also allows us to keep our technology and our website up-to-date to enhance your experience of using our website. The data is hidden from us and we are never aware of whom it is viewing the website. When you purchase an item from us, as part of the buying and selling process, we collect the personal information that you give us, such as your name, address and email address.

Only “With your permission”, we may send you emails about, new items that have been placed on the website and other updates of Fairs or Events John Newton Antiques are attending.

Unless stated by you, all contact details and addresses used to post items to you will be destroyed after 28 days of the purchase. A copy receipt is maintained safely for tax purposes if required.

Your consent

When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only and the information will be deleted after 28 days. If after you opt-in to allow us to keep your information to forward free admission tickets to Events John Newton Antiques are attending, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, at anytime, by contacting us at or clicking contact button at the bottom of the website and advise us that you no longer wish to receive emails or free tickets from us. Your details will then be taken and destroyed in the appropriate manner.


As with any business or organisation, in the unlikely event, we may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so. This however, would only be done under an information request order.


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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Third-Party Services

We do not use any third-party services to gather or give information. However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways such as: PayPal or other credit/debit card payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.
Once you leave John Newton Antiques website or are redirected to a third-party website or application to pay for an item, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our websiteÕs Terms of Service.


To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed or altered.
If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL). We use WorldPay to collect/process transaction information and you can view their privacy & security policy at:


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

If you complete and send a contact form to us, we will retain your email address for the purpose of correspondence with you. We do not pass your email address or other contact details to any third-party individual or organisation for any reason unless it is directly relevant to your business dealings with us: for example as part of the contact information required by a courier to deliver goods from us to you.


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 visit our login page, 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.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites (YouTube, for example) behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use a set of tools called ‘Analytics’ which process information about visits to our website. This includes the number of visits, from which geographical locations, how long visitors spent on the site and on which pages. This is overview information used purely to analyse the traffic and effectiveness of our website and associated marketing.
These tools do not access, view, collect or store specific or personal information about visitors, such as email addresses, etc.

What rights you have over your 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. Please use the contact details below to contact us by email.

Contact information

Please direct any questions about how this site uses data to: Michael Lines, John Newton Antiques, email:

Additional information

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. Questions and contact information
If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact us at