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PRIVACY POLICY

Website Privacy Policy

 

Website privacy policy: This privacy policy is for www.simonbarnesphotography.co.uk and served by Simon Barnes Photography and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it. It explains how we comply with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the DPA (Data Protection Act) [pre GDPR enforcement] and the PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations).

 

This policy will explain areas of this website that may affect your privacy and personal details, how we process, collect, manage and store those details and how your rights under the GDPR, DPA & PECR are adhered to. Additionally, it will explain the use of cookies or software, advertising or commercial sponsorship from third parties and the download of any documents, files or software made available to you (if any) on this website. Further explanations may be provided for specific pages or features of this website in order to help you understand how we, this website and its third parties (if any) interact with you and your computer/device in order to serve it to you. Our contact information is provided if you have any questions.

 

The DPA & GDPR May 2018

We and this website complies with the DPA (Data Protection Act 1998) and already complies with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which comes into effect from May 2018. We will update this policy accordingly after the completion of the UK’s exit from the European Union.

 

Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies to better the users experience while visiting the website. As required by legislation, where applicable this website uses a cookie control system, allowing the user to give explicit permission or to deny the use of /saving of cookies on their computer/device.

 

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computers hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.

Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors or use the cookie control system is available upon their first visit.

 

What Personal data/information do we collect from visitors wto our website.

We do not collect any data or information from you when you are just visiting our website. Data is only collected when you make an enquiry through our contact form on our contact page.This will include name, email address and contact telephone  numbers. When purchasing any products, this will be done through our PayPal account and all your payment details will be erased after each purchase transaction. We do not hold onto your data/information on our website, instead we will hold only your name, email address and phone numbers via a physical rollerdex which is secured under lock and key at my home office. We have chosen this method of storing data over cloud storges as we feel this is safer for our customers as no online data storage facility is totally secure from hackers.  If you wish for us to erase all your data then please email us and it will be deleted within 1 working day.

 

Do we share any of your personal data with any third party?

No, we do not, under any circumstances share customer data/information with any third party.

 

How do we protect your information/data.

Our website is scanned regularly for any annomilies, cyber attacks etc, in order to make our website safe for our customers to use. We are alerted immediately if there has been any attempt to illegally access our website. As said previously, we do not hold your data on our website at any time.

All our transactions are processed by a gateway provider off site and at no time are any of our customers details stored on our website.

 

 

Adverts and Sponsored Links

This website does not contain sponsored links and adverts. On some pages we may have links to other websites, but we are in no way responsible for your user experience once you leave our websiteto visit other websites.

 

Downloads & Media Files

Any downloadable documents, files or media made available on this website are provided to users at their own risk. While all precautions have been undertaken to ensure only genuine downloads are available users are advised to verify their authenticity using third-party anti-virus software or similar applications.

We accept no responsibility for third party downloads and downloads provided by external third party websites and advise users to verify their authenticity using third-party anti-virus software or similar applications.

 

Contact & Communication with us

Users contacting this us through this website do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use.

Where we have clearly stated and made you aware of the fact, and where you have given your express permission, we may use your details to send you products/services information through a mailing list system. This is done in accordance with the regulations named in ‘The policy’ above. We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.

 

Email Mailing List & Marketing Messages

We do operate an email mailing list program. You will not be added to it automatically. However we may contact you to see if you wish to opt into our mailing list or advertising. If you wish not to, that is fine. If you opt in you can unsubscribe at anytime and your data will be deleted.  Please email or phone us if you wish to be removed from our database and we will delete your data within 1 working day. We do operate an email mailing list program through Mailchimp where you can opt in to our mailing list. This is a secure site and you will not get any unsolicited emails from us.  We will always ask permission if you'd like to opt in to our mailing list. If you do choose to opt in, you can unsubscribe at any time and no data/information pertaining to you will be saved.

 

When emailing us through our contact form on our contact page, we do not store your data/information anywhere on our website. We do not hold onto your data/information on our website, instead we will hold only your name, email address and phone numbers via a physical rollerdex which is secured under lock and key at my home office where we can store your data securely and where you will be able to request deletion of your details at any time just by emailing us. Allow 1 working day for this to take effect. We aim to be transparent to all our customers at all times. We respect and value  your information and we will only contact you with newsletters you have requested to opt into.  When visiting our website you are free to browse as much as you wish and none of your data will be collected. If you have made an enquiry, or opted into our mailing list and wish to update or delete your data/information then please contact us via email.

 

External Website Links & Third Parties

Although we only look to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. (External links are clickable text/ banner/image links to other websites.

Shortened URL’s; URL shortening is a technique used on the web to shorten URL’s (Uniform Resource Locators) to something substantially shorter. This technique is especially used in social media and looks similar to this (example: http://bit.ly/yzVxBo). Users should take caution before clicking on shortened URL links and verify their authenticity before proceeding. We cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite our best efforts. Users should, therefore, note they click on external links at their own risk and we cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

 

Social Media Policy & Usage

We adopt a Social Media Policy to ensure our business and our staff conducts themselves accordingly online. While we may have official profiles on social media platforms users are advised to verify the authenticity of such profiles before engaging with, or sharing information with such profiles. We will never ask for user passwords or personal details on social media platforms. Users are advised to conduct themselves appropriately when engaging with us on social media.

There may be instances where our website features social sharing buttons, which help share web content directly from web pages to the respective social media platforms. You use social sharing buttons at your own discretion and accept that doing so may publish content to your social media profile feed or page.

 

If you have any other questions regarding data privacy then please contact Simon Barnes Photography on 07969785424 or email us your enquiry.