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PRIVACY POLICY

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 The Privacy Policy of www.simonbarnesphotography.co.uk is served by Simon Barnes Photography and also governs the privacy of the users of www.simonbarnesphotography.co.uk. We comply with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the DPA (Data Protection Act) and the PECR ( Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations.)

 

The policy will explain areas of this website that may affect your privacy as an individual and personal details, how we collect, process and manage your data and how your rights under GDPR, DPA, and PECR are complied with. Additionally it will explain the use of cookies, software, commercial sponsorship from third parties  and the download of any documents, files or software made available to you, if any, on this website. Further explainatory information may be provided for specific pages and or features of this website in order to help you understand how we, this website and third parties (if any) interact with you and your computer or device in order to serve it to you. Our contact information is provided if there are any questions you may need to ask.

 

The GDPR and DPA MAY 25th 2018

 

We and this website complies with the DPA (DATA PROTECTION ACT) and the GDPR (GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS) which come into effect on the 25th of May 2018. We will update this policy once the UK exits from the European Union in March 2019 when possible new protocols come into effect.

 

What personal data/information do we collect from visitors who visit our website.

 

We do not collect any data/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 details will be erased after each transaction.  We have made the decision to store customers data in physical form via a rollerdex. We feel that no online server is fully secure so your data will be secured under lock and key at my office. We will delete you data/information on request. Please email us to do so.

 

Do we share or give out any of your personal information/data to any third party.

 

No we do not share any data under any circumstances whatsoever.

 

How do we protect your information/data?

 

Our website is scanned very regularly for any annomilies, cyber attacks 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.

 

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

 

Sponsored links and Advertising.

 

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

 

Do we use Cookies on our website?

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 through Mail Chimp. This is a secure site and you will not get unsolicited emails from us. We may ask your permission if you would like to opt into our mailing list. If you do choose to opt in, you can unsubscribe at any time and no data or 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 have made the decision to store customers data in physical form via a rollerdex. We feel that no online server is fully secure so your data will be secured under lock and key at my office. You will be able to request deletion of your data at any time by emailing us. We aim to be transparent with our customers at all times. We respect and value your information and we will only contact you with news letters you have requested to opt into. When visiting our website you are free to browse as much as you wish and no data will be collected. If you have made an enquiry or opted into our mailing list and you wish to update or delete your data, this can be done within 1 working day and you will need to contact us by email or by phone.

 

Third Party Disclosure

We will not sell or trade any customer's data/information to any third party.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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