My Commitment to Your Privacy
What Information I Collect
You’re hopefully here in the search for a photographer, if that’s the case I need a few details off you to be able to get in touch, so we can chat all things wedding. When you Say Hello through one of my contact forms on the website I ask for:
Name – this is always useful to know for when I write back to you unless you want me to make one up then that’s fine too;
Telephone number – I request for this so I can text you to let you know I have replied to your email, and to remind you to check your junk mail incase it goes in their, so you don’t think I’m being rude and not replying. I may also use your telephone number to contact you once you have booked your wedding date with me to go through things and to let you know I am on my way on your wedding day.
Addresses – so I can turn up to the right places on your wedding day and take some photos. I may also use your address to send you stuff you’ve paid for afterwards;
Email – this is probably the easiest way to reply to your original request. When you’ve booked I’ll email you to keep in touch and find out your wedding plans, I kind of need to know what’s happening on your big day so I can rock up where I need to;
Bank Details – I do not need any of your bank details.
What I Do With This Information
So your details come through on an email which I access on my laptop or phone which are both password protected with something that isn’t my pets name. I have a spreadsheet (old school I know) where your details get transferred to and I mark off when you book me, when contracts are sent, when I need to get in touch so you can hand over your monies, when I need to send you a form to fill out with what’s happening on the wedding day, timings, to make sure I’m getting fed on the day and all that jazz. If you’ve booked a second shooter I will pass on the form which you’ve filled out with all the info on about your wedding day which includes your phone number so that they can find you/call you if they need to know what’s happening. If your wedding is the bees knees it may get some attention from wedding blogs and they may ask to feature your day. If that happens you would always need to agree to this happening so you’ll definitely know about it.
If I’m feeling remotely organised and ahead of the game with taking and editing photos I might even get around to sending you a promotional email about stuff I might be thinking of doing or offering to my clients, it might be something like a print/album offer.
Right to Access, Rectification and Erasure
Your rights under GDPR and actually your rights from previous haven’t really changed. If you wanted to access what information I hold on you, you can get in touch and pop along to my home and check out what’s there. If you want me to amend or delete anything you’ll need to request this in writing so I know what it is you want. You probably won’t ask me to do that though because if you want me to delete everything I have on you I definitely won’t know where I need to be for your wedding day which sucks. Once I’ve delivered your images you can of course ask me to delete everything I have that involves you. But please remember that if you ever loose your photographs I won’t have them either. I keep all photographs for at least 4 years as back ups, just incase the terrible does happen and you loose them.
How I Use Photos of You
As a photographer I take lots of awesome images of you which you then cherish forever. Aside from delivering these images to you I do also share some of the images on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and my website. You probably found me through one of these channels so you can appreciate how important it is for my business. I do ask your permission to share these in my contract form but if you don’t want anything to be shared for whatever reason then of course I will respect that, I just need to know about it in advance. By booking a wedding photographer for your day I assume that your guests are absolutely fine for me to take images of them but if say your Auntie Sue works for MI5 and doesn’t want to be photographed and makes me aware, I won’t take any photos of them. It’s as simple as that. It’s also your responsibility to make sure your guests are okay to be photographed. There aren’t any hard and fast rules about photographs being data within the GDPR though so I think we’re good as we are.
3rd Party Suppliers
I work with a few suppliers who provide lots of lovely eye candy for you like prints and albums. Usually I get them to send everything to me first and then I send them back out but occasionally I may need to ask my suppliers to ship directly to you. I understand the suppliers I use are also compliant with GDPR and will not be signing you up to any dodgy websites. From time to time the suppliers I have worked with on your wedding day may request some of the photographs I’ve taken, I always ask your permission to share your images but if you don’t want me to just let me know.
I try and keep up to date with the latest legislation (usually it’s when I see the mass panic in various photography groups I’m part of) and I’m proactively working towards being fully GDPR compliant. Obviously if the EU decide to change everything which means I have to revisit this and make loads of changes, I will do my best but if it’s during wedding season then it’ll just have to wait… because lovelies you and your photos come first!
What my website collects.
Our website address is: http://samanthabroadleyphotography.co.uk.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
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If you have an account and you log in to the gallery site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
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How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Ok I think that’s all the boring bits done. Lets just get on with Chatting Weddings and planning your awesome Wedding day