GDPR – Data Protection
There are rules and regulations that govern how companies use and retain your information, as a sole trader I am not exempt from those rules and would like to explain how I will use and store your information.
What information is being collected?
If you have sent me an email asking me about my services, I will be collecting and keeping your name/email/telephone number and the relevant information for as long as we are working together and in the case of wedding photography, for three years following the date of your wedding, unless you contact me to specifically ask me to delete your details.
How do I use your data?
Once I have received your initial enquiry I will contact you via phone or email as requested by you, and then we will go from there. If you decide to use my services, I will store your data so that I can work professionally with you.
If for any reason you decide not to use my services I will delete your details (email/or web contact form submission) from my inbox within 3 months of your initial enquiry; so please DO let me know if you decide not to use my services and I will delete your enquiry within 10 working days.
Who is collecting your data?
Just me, via my web contact form submission, phone call, or email.
How is it collected?
Via my website web contact form submission, phone or email.
If you book me for photography purposes, I will retain your information on spreadsheets on my personal (not shared) computer. (Devised and maintained by me, with no other third party involved).
Why is it being collected?
I need to retain some of your data to enable me to work with you I need to be able to contact you in the lead up to the booking and afterwards to ensure you receive your images. I am happy to explain all the steps I take in working with you and how and where your information is stored and used, at any time, so please feel free to check back if you have any questions at all.
Who will it be shared with?
No one, unless you give me permission to share it.
What will be the effect of this on the individual concerned?
I hope the effect will be positive and allow us to keep in regular contact during our working relationship.
Is the intended use likely to cause individuals to object or complain?
I cannot think of a reason for objection or complaint if we are working together. It is best practice to maintain some form of system to record details for the duration of our working relationship.
If you send me a private or direct message via any of the social media platforms, I will store the message for three months. It will not be shared with any other organisations. Social Media that you use may well track your viewing history but please be assured they are not sending your details to me.
It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences. Turning cookies off may result in a loss of functionality when using my website.
There are testimonials on my Facebook page from couples and families who have used my services and have kindly submitted reviews. If you are also kind enough to write to me it will be on the understanding that I have YOUR permission to share your comments on my Facebook page and website, because it’s nice to be liked and appreciated, and to share the good feelings with others!
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