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Website Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to me here at Retina Photography.

I have developed this policy in order for you to understand how I collect, use, communicate and make use of personal information. The following outlines my privacy policy.

The Policy:
This privacy policy is for this website; www.retinaphotography.co.uk and is served by Steve Hughes of Retina Photography and governs the privacy of its users who choose to visit it. It explains how I comply with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the DPA (Data Protection Act) [pre-GDPR enforcement] and the PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations).

This policy will explain areas of this website that may affect your privacy and personal details, how I process, collect, manage and store those details and how your rights under the GDPR, DPA & PECR are adhered to [there are links to more information on these regulations at the end of the page].

Additionally, it will explain the use of cookies or software, advertising or commercial sponsorship [if applicable] from third parties and the downloading of any documents, files or software made available to you (if any) on this website. Further explanations may be provided for specific pages or features of this website to help you understand how I, this website and its third parties (if any) interact with you and your computer/device. My contact information is provided under the menu item ‘contact’ if you have any questions.

The DPA & GDPR May 2018
I and this website complies with the DPA (Data Protection Act 1998) and already complies with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which comes into effect from May 2018. I will update this policy as necessary after the UK’s exit from the European Union.

Use of Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve the user’s 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.

If you visit an external website, via a link from Retina Photography, that website may also use of cookies, which may, in turn, be saved on your computers hard drive. Users should, therefore, note, that they click on external links at their own risk and that I cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

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 onto 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, if available upon their first visit.

Website Visitor Tracking
This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. The software will save a cookie to your computers hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information.

External Website Links & Third Parties
Although I 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 or 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/zyVUBo). Users should take caution before clicking on shortened URL links and verify their authenticity before proceeding.

Despite my best efforts, I cannot guarantee the accuracy or verify the validity of the information found on any linked site. Links to or from external sites not owned or controlled by me, do not constitute an endorsement by me of any of the employees, the sponsors of these sites or the products or information presented therein. Users should, therefore, note they click on external links at their own risk and I cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

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 that only genuine downloads are available, users are advised to verify their authenticity using third-party anti-virus software or similar applications.

I accept no responsibility for third-party downloads and downloads provided by external third-party websites and as above, advise users to verify their authenticity using third-party anti-virus software or similar applications.

Contact & Communication with me
Users contacting me through this website do so at their own discretion and provide any 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 I have clearly stated and made you aware of the fact, and where you have given your express permission, I 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.

Email Information
If you choose to correspond with me through email, I may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and my responses. I provide the same protections for these electronic communications that I employ in the maintenance of information received online, mail and telephone. This also applies should you register with this website, sign up through any of our forms using your email address or make a purchase on this site.

Email Policies
I am committed to keeping your e-mail address confidential. I do not sell, rent, or lease my subscription lists to third parties, and I will not provide your personal information to any third party individual, government agency, or company at any time unless strictly compelled to do so by law.

  • I will use your e-mail address solely to provide timely information about my photography services.
  • I will maintain the information you send via e-mail in accordance with applicable law.

 

Social Media Policy & Usage
While I 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. I will never ask for user passwords or personal details on social media platforms. Users are requested to conduct themselves appropriately when engaging with me on social media.

There may be instances where this 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. You can find further information about some social media privacy and usage policies in the resources section below.

Resources & Further Information