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You can use this website without the need to provide any personal data. If you want to purchase any photographic services, then the processing of some personal data will be necessary.

Any personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with any UK specific data protection regulations.

 

THE POLICY

This privacy policy is for the www.stevebarronphotography.com website and services provided by Steve Barron Photography directly and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it. It explains how, when and why we collect personal information about people who visit the website, how we use it and keep it secure. The Policy may change from time to time, and by using the website you are agreeing to be bound by this Policy.

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 adhere 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.

 

THE GDPR (GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION) 2018

This website complies with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) effective from 25 May 2018.

 

WHAT TYPE OF INFORMATION IS COLLECTED

Information through the website in three ways: anonymously, directly and by a third-party.

Anonymously: The anonymous information we collect may include your IP address, whether you are using a computer, a tablet or a phone, which country you are located, which website pages are accessed and how long you may spend looking at any pages.

Directly: The direct information we collect is when you make an enquiry, purchase products or purchase a photographic service. This will be your name, email address, postal address, telephone number and details about your event or the service you require.

Third Party: If you purchase a product or service from me using an online payment method, your card information is not held by us but it is collected by a third-party payment processor such as Paypal who specialise in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions or BACS payments. The only information we receive from the third-party are notifications that a transaction has taken place, with the name of the payee, the date and the amount of the transaction.

 

WHO IS COLLECTING AND WHO CAN ACCESS THE DATA?

Steve Barron Photography is the controller of any data that passes through the website and only Steve Barron or associates working for Steve Barron Photography will have access to this information. We will not sell or rent your information to any third parties and nor will we share your information with third parties for any marketing purposes.

 

HOW IS YOUR INFORMATION USED?

We will use any information that you provide to:

  1. Carry out any obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you and Steve Barron Photography
  2. Seek your views or comments on the services we provide
  3. Notify you of any changes to our services.

We will hold your personal information on for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with Steve Barron Photography.

 

DIRECT MARKETING

Steve Barron Photography does not generate a newsletter, offer any subscriptions and does not generate bulk mail shots for marketing. If we contact you it will be about an enquiry you have made or any photographic services we have agreed upon. All communications will be sent directly from Steve Barron Photography to you.

 

PROFILING

This is where personal information is analysed to create a profile of your interests and preferences so you can be contacted with information relevant to you. We do not profile any of the information we collect.

 

SECURITY PRECAUTIONS 

When you provide any personal information, we take steps to ensure that it’s treated securely to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of any information. Our website is protected with SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) 256-bit security encryption and a secure page padlock icon will appear on your web browser address bar to show that the page is secure. Any information provided over the internet can never be guaranteed 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. 

 

USE OF “COOKIES”

This website uses “cookies” to better the user’s 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 or saving of cookies on their computer or device.

What are cookies? Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer’s hard drive or device’s storage 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.

As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computer’s hard drive or device’s storage they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all or whichever appropriate cookies from this website and its external serving vendors or use the cookie control system if available upon their first visit. Users may also consult the Help section of their browser or take a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers. Users should note that turning off cookies may result in a loss of functionality when using the website.

 

WEBSITE VISITOR TRACKING

This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive or device’s storage in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information.

 

LINKS TO  THIRD-PARTY  SITES

This website may contain links to other websites or may use sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through advertising partners, to whom may have detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve.

Clicking on any such adverts will send you to the advertiser’s website through a referral program which may use cookies and will track the number of referrals sent from this website. This may include the use of cookies which may in turn be saved on your computer’s hard drive or device’s storage. Users should therefore note they click on sponsored external links at their own risk and we cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

 

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.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.

This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

Shortened Links in Social Media

This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default, some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls [web addresses] (this is an example: http://buff.ly/2rmZO1v).

Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.

 

CONTACT AND COMMUNICATION

Users contacting 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 or consent, we may use your details to send you information regarding products/services/special offers. This is done in accordance with the regulations named in ‘The policy’ above.

When completing a contact form on this website, your contact information will be recorded and retained securely. Your details are not shared with any third parties without your consent.

If you have any concern or want further information or clarification about our privacy policy, or any information that we may hold about you, please contact us by email: info@stevebarronphotography.com or call us on 07486 870706.

This Privacy Policy was last updated 25 May 2018.

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