Privacy Policy

Alex Abbott Photography (www.alexabbottphotography.co.uk) understands that your privacy is important to you and cares about how it is shared and stored online and will only collect and use personal data in the ways described below. It explains how we comply with the EU’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) legislation and the DPA (Data Protection Act).

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 and DPA are adhered to.

THE DPA & GDPR MAY 2018

This website complies with the DPA (Data Protection Act 1998) and the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), effective from May 2018.

Your Consent – CONTACTING Alex Abbott Photography

By providing your email when using the contact form on this website, alexabbottphotography.co.uk, you consent in allowing alex@alexabbottphotography.co.uk to email or contact you via telephone/skype with services enquired and collected on private user data using the following form: Contact Form – https://alexabbottphotography.co.uk/leeds-wedding-photographer-yorkshire-enquiry/, which generates emails sent to: alex@alexabbottphotography.co.uk

The data from these forms is emailed to the address listed above and also stored on the website server, in most cases dating back to when each form was created. The website server is accessible by the website administrators for www.alexabbottphotography.co.uk.

You will not be added to any mailing lists and will only be contacted by Alex Abbott Photography personally in relation to your enquiry. Your personal details will not be added to any client or studio management software, will not be used for any marketing purposes nor will they be passed onto any third parties. They will only be stored in the email generated by this contact form which will be filed in the email account for alex@alexabbottphotography.co.uk. If you wish to request for any email(s) containing your personal information to be deleted, please email alex@alexabbottphotography.co.uk and detail in writing what you wish to be deleted.

EMAIL MARKETING

Alex AbbottPhotography does not engage in email marketing specific to our services. Your personal details will not be used for any such marketing purposes nor will they be passed onto any third parties.

CLIENT GALLERIES

Alex Abbott Photography creates a client gallery for each client to whom photos are delivered as part of the services contracted. Alex AbbottPhotography’s client galleries are externally hosted by Zenfolio. Their privacy policy can be found here: https://en.zenfolio.com/privacypolicy

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personal details.

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.

We cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite our best efforts. Users should therefore note that 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.

CLIENT DATA HELD ON FILE

We take care over the processes around looking after personal data stored on our physical systems. Alex Abbott Photography holds the following personal data of clients:

  1. i)  names
  2. ii)  addresses
  3. iii)  phone numbers
  4. iv)  run sheet information for your wedding date

within soft copy and sometimes hard copy contracts as well as soft copy wedding client ‘day plan’ documents. Soft copy contracts and day plans are safely stored within my password protected home office Mac and backed up to two encrypted external hard drives. Hard copy contracts are filed in my secure home office.

Client photos are safely stored within password protected home office Mac and backed up to encrypted external hard drives.

Please note that it is important for me to store this information so that I can send you your goods that have been purchased and contracted.

CLIENTS AND WEDDING GUESTS CAPTURED IN PHOTOS

Under GDPR legislation, a photograph may in some instances constitute a form of personal data where they can be processed to allow “the unique identification or authentication of a natural person”. Alex Abbott Photography will never photograph an individual as a means of unique identification or authentication unless consensually contracted to do so. Guests at weddings appear in photos taken by Alex Abbott Photography as a part of the visual recording of the event in photos. Guests captured in photos do so as part of the event and their rights are protected by Alex Abbott Photography as detailed in this privacy policy.

In terms of explicit GDPR compliance, Wedding clients and guests are photographed within the parameters of GDPR legislation on the basis of ‘legitimate interests’. The taking of photographs of wedding guests when viewed as a form of processing personal data is necessary for the legitimate interests of Alex AbbottPhotography as a photography business unless there is a good reason to protect a given individual’s personal data which overrides those legitimate interests.

Operating within the parameters of legitimate interests as laid out in GDPR legislation, the disproportionate effort involved in providing privacy policy information to all wedding guests at the event and the degree to which it would distract us from performing our job renders it infeasible to do. Wedding clients are therefore requested in their contract to direct their guests to read this privacy policy in advance of the event and to advise them to contact us in advance with any concerns around the processing of their personal data, namely being photographed.

SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY & USAGE

Alex Abbott Photography adopts a safe and responsible Social Media Policy. 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 personal details on social media platforms. Users are advised to conduct themselves appropriately when engaging with us on social media.

DISPLAY OF IMAGES

We may display any photographs to promote Alex Abbott Photography on the Alex Abbott Photography website and blog, on social media, on wedding blogs, on wedding photography related websites, in exhibitions, in advertising, brochures, magazine articles and other such material, providing that the images used are used lawfully and without damage to Alex Abbott Photography’s client(s). The rights of the people captured in these photographs are protected by Alex Abbott Photography as detailed in this privacy policy.