Website Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

WEBSITE PRIVACY POLICY

THE POLICY: THIS PRIVACY POLICY IS FOR THIS WEBSITE; WWW.LEIGHMCARA.CO.UK AND GOVERNS THE PRIVACY OF ITS 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, WWW.LEIGHMCARA.CO.UK, COLLECTS PRIVATE USER DATA USING THE CONTACT FORMS FOUND ON ALL PAGES OF HTTPS://WWW.LEIGHMCARA.CO.UK/CONTACT , WHICH GENERATES EMAILS SENT TO: LEIGH@LEIGHMCARA.CO.UK

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. THE WEBSITE SERVER IS ACCESSIBLE BY LEIGH MACARA AND THE WEBSITE ADMINISTRATORS FOR HTTPS://WWW.LEIGHMCARA.CO.UK/ AT TSO HOST (HTTPS://WWW.LEIGHMCARA.CO.UK/). HTTPS://WWW.FISH-MEDIA.NET NEVER ACCESS OR SHARE THIS DATA OTHER THAN BY REQUEST FROM LEIGH MCARA.

THIS INFORMATION IS ALSO STORED ON OUR WEBSITE PROVIDERS SERVER –  WORDPRESS.COM

BY COMPLETING OUR CONTACT FORMS YOU AGREE TO LEIGH MCARA CONTACTING YOU ABOUT LEIGH MCARA’S PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES. YOU WILL NOT BE ADDED TO ANY MAILING LISTS AND WILL ONLY BE CONTACTED BY LEIGH & RENATA MCARA PERSONALLY IN RELATION TO YOUR ENQUIRY. 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. THEY WILL ONLY BE STORED IN THE EMAIL GENERATED BY THIS CONTACT FORM WHICH WILL BE FILED IN THE EMAIL ACCOUNT FOR LEIGH MCARA PHOTOGRAPHY WHICH IS HOSTED BY FISH MEDIA AND WHICH CAN ONLY BE ACCESSED BY LEIGH MCARA. IF YOU WISH TO REQUEST FOR ANY EMAIL(S) CONTAINING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION TO BE DELETED, PLEASE EMAIL LEIGH@LEIGHMCARA.CO.UK

EMAIL MARKETING

LEIGH MCARA PHOTOGRAPHY DOES NOT ENGAGE IN EMAIL MARKETING UNLESS SIGNED UP FOR AT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY SHOWS SPECIFIC TO OUR SERVICES. YOUR PERSONAL DETAILS WILL NOT BE USED FOR ANY SUCH MARKETING PURPOSES NOR WILL THEY BE PASSED ONTO ANY THIRD PARTIES.

CLIENT GALLERIES

LEIGH MCARA PHOTOGRAPHY CREATES A CLIENT GALLERY FOR EACH CLIENT TO WHOM PHOTOS ARE DELIVERED AS PART OF THE SERVICES CONTRACTED. LEIGH MCARA PHOTOGRAPHY’S CLIENT GALLERIES ARE EXTERNALLY HOSTED BY WORLDPRESS.  THEIR PRIVACY POLICY CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://en-gb.wordpress.org/about/privacy/

EXTERNAL WEBSITE LINKS & 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 CARE OVER THE PROCESSES AROUND LOOKING AFTER PERSONAL DATA STORED ON OUR PHYSICAL SYSTEMS. Leigh Mcara  PHOTOGRAPHY HOLDS THE FOLLOWING PERSONAL DATA OF CLIENTS:

1. NAMES

2. ADDRESSES

3. PHONE NUMBERS

4. EMAIL ADDRESSES

WITHIN SOFT COPY AND SOMETIMES HARD COPY CONTRACTS AS WELL AS SOFT COPY WEDDING CLIENT ‘DAY PLAN’ DOCUMENTS. SOFT COPY CONTRACTS AND DAY PLANS ARE SAFELY STORED WITHIN MY PASSWORD PROTECTED LAPTOP COMPUTER, IPHONE & IPAD AND BACKED UP TO EXTERNAL HARD DRIVES. HARD COPY CONTRACTS ARE FILED IN MY HOME OFFICE.

CLIENT PHOTOS ARE SAFELY STORED WITHIN MY PASSWORD PROTECTED HOME OFFICE PC AND BACKED UP TO EXTERNAL HARD DRIVES. AN ADDITIONAL CLOUD COPY OF IMAGES IS STORED ON GDPR COMPLIANT DROPBOX.

CLIENTS AND WEDDING GUESTS CAPTURED IN PHOTOS

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”. TOBIAH TAYO PHOTOGRAPHY WILL NEVER PHOTOGRAPH AN INDIVIDUAL AS A MEANS OF UNIQUE IDENTIFICATION OR AUTHENTICATION UNLESS CONSENSUALLY CONTRACTED TO DO SO. GUESTS AT WEDDINGS APPEAR IN PHOTOS TAKEN BY Leigh Mcara PHOTOGRAPHY 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 BY Leigh Mcara PHOTOGRAPHY 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 Leigh Mcara AS 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 IN THEIR CONTRACT 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.

SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY & 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 LEIGH MCARA PHOTOGRAPHY ON THE LEIGH MCARA PHOTOGRAPHY WEBSITE AND BLOG, 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 LEIGH MCARA PHOTOGRAPHY’S CLIENT(S). THE RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLE CAPTURED IN THESE PHOTOGRAPHS ARE PROTECTED BY LEIGH MCARA PHOTOGRAPHY AS DETAILED IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY.