Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy Notice

The Policy: This privacy policy applies to this website, namely https://eventandweddingphotography.co.uk, and governs the privacy of those who use it. The purpose of this statement is to explain to you how we control, process, handle and protect your personal information while browsing or using this website, including your rights under current laws and regulations. If you do not agree to the following policy you may wish to cease viewing / using this website.

Policy key definitions:

  • “I”, “Our”, “Us”, or “We” refer to the business, Event & Wedding Photography by Karl Drage, address 5 Thrapston Road, Woodford, Northants, NN14 4HY.
  • “You”, “The User” refer to the person(s) using this website.
  • GDPR means General Data Protection Act.
  • PECR means Privacy & Electronic Communications Regulation.
  • ICO means Information Commissioner’s Office.
  • Cookies mean small files stored on a users computer or device.

What information do we collect? How do we use it?

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the website 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 anonymised 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Your personal contact details will be used solely to:

  • Fulfil any obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you and I.
  • Seek feedback on the services I provide.
  • Notify you of any changes to my services.

Internet cookies

We use cookies on this website to provide you with a better user experience. We do this by placing a small text file on your device / computer hard drive to track how you use the website, to record or log whether you have seen particular messages that we display, to keep you logged into the website where applicable.

Some cookies are required to enjoy and use the full functionality of this website.

Some cookies will be saved for specific time periods, where others may last indefinitely. Your web browser should provide you with the controls to manage and delete cookies from your device, please see your web browser options.

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.

Cookies that we use are:

  • Analytics
    The services contained in this section enable the Owner to monitor and analyse web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behaviour.

Google Analytics (Google Inc.)
Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilises the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Application, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
Google may use the Data collected to contextualise and personalise the ads of its own advertising network.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy – Opt Out. Privacy Shield participant.

  • Interaction with external social networks and platforms
    This type of service allows interaction with social networks or other external platforms directly from the pages of this Application.
    The interaction and information obtained through this Application are always subject to the User’s privacy settings for each social network.
    This type of service might still collect traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.

Twitter
Twitter like button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with Twitter provided by Twitter Inc.

Facebook Like button and social widgets (Facebook, Inc.)
The Facebook Like button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the Facebook social network provided by Facebook, Inc.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

Additionally, you may choose to provide your contact details to us in person at a wedding fair or event. We will only use those details to contact you about providing our services to meet those specific requests unless you specifically consent to be added to our mailing list.

Embedded content from other websites and links to third-party websites

Pages on this site may include embedded content (eg videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

Unless you specifically ask us to contract a third party on your behalf, your personal contact details will never be shared without your consent.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment on the website, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

When we have provided services to you, we will retain your personal data for a period sufficient to allow all elements of the contract to be fulfilled, after which time it will be deleted, unless you specifically sign-up to our email marketing list. We will endeavour to collect only the personal information required for those purposes.

What rights you have over your data

Under the GDPR your rights are as follows. You can read more about your rights in details here;

  • the right to be informed;
  • the right of access;
  • the right to rectification;
  • the right to erasure;
  • the right to restrict processing;
  • the right to data portability;
  • the right to object; and
  • the right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling.

You also have the right to complain to the ICO [www.ico.org.uk] if you feel there is a problem with the way we are handling your data.

We handle subject access requests in accordance with the GDPR.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments on the website may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Contact information

The Data Protection of Officer is Karl Drage. Address: 5 Thrapston Road, Woodford, Northants, NN14 4HY. Telephone: 07877 907183. Email: [email protected]

Legal basis for processing your data

We undertake the activities above in the pursuit of legitimate commercial interests including the marketing and promotion of our brand and services.

Data security and protection

We ensure the security of any personal information we hold by using secure data storage technologies and precise procedures in how we store, access and manage that information. Our methods meet the GDPR compliance requirement.