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There is a law all about cookies? They also have details of the rules for something called GDPR or “General Data Protection Regulations”.
How Documentary Image Ltd uses your information:
My basic rule of thumb is “how would I feel if my information was treated like that?” So whilst I do use contact details that you give me to send marketing information to you, I give you ways to unsubscribe if you wish. I don’t share your name and email details with anyone. My aim is to be ethical at all times.
If you send an email to me, or if you use the ‘contact’ page you may wonder what happens to your details. In both cases I see an email from you in my inbox. I will reply to that email, if a reply is needed.
What if you enquire about me doing a photo session ? - In that case you go on my database and I will follow up with you as needed. I occasionally use email marketing, I will add you to my email list for my newsletter, if you have opted in, (I use MailChimp just now). If you don’t want emails from me in the future just tell me when you first contact me or unsubscribe when I send you an email – there is always an unsubscribe link.
What information is being collected?
I only get what you send me. Usually details like name/address/email address/phone number and of course things to do with your enquiry for a photoshoot or training.
Who is collecting it?
Me! But, if you make a purchase on my website, your information is passed to my through my website host Wix, providing us with the online platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. All direct payment gateways offered by Wix.com and used by our company adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council. Sales are made through PayPal, they pass customer information to me so that I know who has bought what, and who to send things out to. Similarly any purchased through the gallery pages on my website go through a company called ImageFile, they handle my galleries and pass me information on any sales; again, money is taken exclusively through PayPal's secure server.
How is it collected?
There are a few ways that you can get in to “my system”. You might phone me. You might email me. You might use my contact form. You might register to view a gallery. You might place an order. You might fill in a form on another website that then sends me information. In each case I only collect what you give me. That’s usually details of your photo session so that I can talk to you about potentially doing your photos. Your personal information will be used for the specific reasons stated above only.
Why is it being collected?
I keep data simply to help me to help you. If I didn’t have your phone number/name/address I couldn’t even contact you to talk about your photographic shoot or answer an enquiry.
We collect such Non-personal and Personal Information for the following purposes:
To provide and operate the Services;
To provide our Users with ongoing customer assistance and technical support;
To be able to contact our Visitors and Users with general or personalized service-related notices and promotional messages;
To create aggregated statistical data and other aggregated and/or inferred Non-personal Information, which we or our business partners may use to provide and improve our respective services;
To comply with any applicable laws and regulations.
How will it be used?
I’ve covered this in “how is it collected” above. Essentially I keep everything on my (password protected) computer so that I can “do” your photos. Without my Light Blue system I wouldn’t be able to do such a smooth job.
Who will it be shared with?
Nobody. Nearly. As I said in “who is collecting it” – if you enter an order on my client system that goes through PayPall or ImageFile.
What will be the effect of this on the individuals concerned?
Well other than me doing a smoother job on your photographic shoot I can’t think of one!
Is the intended use likely to cause individuals to object or complain?
I don't think so. If it were me I would expect my details to go into a system for any order I make. This is no different.
That’s the official stuff done.
As I say I try not to share details that you give to me with anyone else. I hate it when it happens to me and I will not sell/give your information away. If you do not want further contact with me please simply email me and I will take you off my list, or hit that unsubscribe link in the email.
The other cookies we use are MailChimp ones in our email campaigns so that we know if our emails are even being looked at. This information lets me know if you are interested in our content, or just a distant observer.
The only other time we gather your data is if you buy images from one of my galleries, see above.
But I do not like cookies!
If you want to, you can even turn them off. The site will still work. It’s fairly easy – even my Antivirus/Firewall software has a tool for turning cookies off.
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