PRIVACY POLICY

Thank you for visiting my data protection policy. 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 Privacy Policy EXPLAINED

This Policy explains when and why I collect personal information about people who visit my website, how I use it and keep it secure. The Policy may change from time to time, and by using my website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.

Who is Collecting the Information?

Tim Whiting Photography is the controller of any data that passes through the website, and I am the only person who will have access to this information, and of this information:

  • I will not sell or rent your information to any third parties
  • I will not share your information with third parties for any marketing purposes.

Who has access to your information?

The only person who has any access to any information which is collected through my website or any other communications is Tim Whiting Photography, and of this information:

  • I will not sell or rent your information to any third parties
  • I will not share your information with third parties for any marketing purposes.

What type of information is collected?

I obtain information through my website in two ways: anonymously and directly.

  1. Anonymously: The anonymous information I 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 my website pages.
  2. Directly: The direct information I collect is when you make an enquiry, purchase products or purchase a photographic service. This will be your name, address, phone number and details about your event.

How is your information used?

I will use any information that you provide to:

  • Carry out any obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you and me
  • Seek your views or comments on the services I provide.

I will hold your personal information on my systems for as long as is necessary. I am required under UK tax law to keep your basic personal data (name, address, contact details) for a minimum of 6 years after which time it will be destroyed.

Direct Marketing

Tim Whiting Photography does not generate a newsletter, offer any subscriptions and does not generate bulk or direct mail shots for marketing. If I 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 me 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. I do not profile any of the information I collect.

Security Precautions

When you provide any personal information, I take steps to ensure that it’s treated securely to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of any information.

Any information provided over the internet can never be guaranteed 100% secure. As a result, while I strive to protect your personal information, I cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to me, and you do so at your own risk.

Once I receive your information, I make my best effort to ensure its security.

Where I have given you a password/link which enables you to access website galleries, you are responsible for sharing this password/link.

Use of ‘Cookies’

Like many other websites, Tim Whiting Photography uses website cookies. These are small text files that are stored in a computer system via an Internet browser.

The cookies collect statistical data about your browsing actions and do not identify you as an individual, but do identify the IP Address of the device (compute/tablet/phone) being used. For example, I use cookies to see how many visitors I have had, how long they spend on the website, whether they are using a computer, tablet or a mobile, and which part of the country they are located. This data helps me to improve my website and deliver a better service.

Any visitor information processed by the cookies is stored on my website and on the user’s computer browser. It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences, and in some cases, turning cookies off may result in a loss of functionality when using my website.

Links to other websites

My website may contain links to other websites run by other vendors. This privacy policy applies only to the Tim Whiting Photography website‚ as I cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from my website.

Review of this Policy & Access to your Information

I will keep this Policy under regular review, and the Policy was last updated in May 2018. If you are concerned about any information I have about you can write or email to:

Post: Tim Whiting Photography, 18 Orchard Road, Mortimer, Berkshire. RG7 3QN

Email: tim@timwhitingphotography.co.uk