Privacy Policy

We at Blue & White's Photography take our visitors and clients privacy very seriously. You can be assured that we will never ever sell your details to a third party and we will always take care to keep your details safe adhering to the guidelines set out by the EU’s GDPR legislation and the DPA.

 

Website privacy policy

This privacy policy manages the privacy of it’s visitors. 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.

 

CONTACTING US

This website collects private user data using the Contact Me Form which generate emails sent to: blueandwhitesphotography@hotmail.com.

Contact Forms:

Minimum data is requested via the secure contact form and we have provided other means of contact (email, phone and social media) should you prefer. 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. 

By completing these contact forms you agree to Chloe Reynolds contacting you about Blue & White's Photography services namely wedding and photographic related details. You will not be added to any mailing lists. 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.

 

EMAIL MARKETING

Occasionally emails will be sent out with album discounts or promotional offers relating to other photography aspects however this is never more than twice a year. Your personal details will never be passed on to third parties for marketing purposes.

 

EXTERNAL WEBSITE LINKS AND 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 great care over the processes around looking after personal data stored on our physical systems. Blue & White's Photography holds the following personal data of clients:

names

addresses

phone numbers

email addresses

within hard copy and sometimes soft copy contracts as well as soft copy wedding client ‘itinerary’ documents. Soft copy contracts and day plans are safely stored on my password protected home office computer. Hard copy contracts are stored in a lockable fire-safe filing system.

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

 

CLIENTS AND WEDDING GUESTS CAPTURED PHOTOGRAPHS

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”. We never photograph an individual as a means of unique identification or authentication unless consensually contracted to do so. Guests at weddings appear in photos as a part of the visual recording of the event in photos. Guests captured in portraits or in group photos do so as part of the event and their rights are protected 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 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 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.

 

WITHDRAWAL OF CONSENT

Anyone photographed by Blue & White's Photography, whether a client or wedding guest, and whether past or current may withdraw consent for a photograph in which they appear to be displayed. If you wish to withdraw consent please email Blue & White's Photography at blueandwhitesphotography@hotmail.com specifying the photo in question, we will then remove the photo from online and printed display wheresoever it appears.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY AND USAGE

We adopt 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 Blue & White's Photography on the website, 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 the client(s). The rights of the people captured in these photographs are protected by Blue & White's Photography as detailed in this privacy policy.

 

COOKIES

Cookies are used on the website for google analytics tracking data. The tracking data provides us with collective information about how our users are using the website but does not identify or track an individual user behaviour.