So, unless you’ve been living on a desert island for the last few months (or don’t possess an email address, ha ha), you will have heard about the new data protection legislation that comes into effect on May 25th, 2018.

The Policy

This privacy policy is for this website: www.kirstenmavric.co.uk, and governs the privacy of its visitors. It explains how I 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 I process, collect, manage and store those details and how your rights under the GDPR and DPA are adhered to. Additionally it will explain the use of cookies or software, and the download 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 in order to help you understand how I, this website and its third parties (if any) interact with you and your computer / device in order to serve it to you. My contact information is provided at the foot of this page if you have any questions. 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 accordingly after the completion of the UK’s exit from the European Union.

Cookies

This website uses cookies to better 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. What are cookies? Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer’s 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 on to 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. This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information.

Contacting me

This website, www.kirstenmavric.co.uk, collects private user data using the following form: Contact Form – https://kirstenmavric.co.uk/get-in-touch/, which generates emails sent to: kirsten@kirstenmavric.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 the website administrators for www.kirstenmavric.co.uk at https://www.amazinginternet.com/. Amazing Internet never access or share this data other than by request from Kirsten Mavric. By completing this contact form you agree to Kirsten Mavric contacting you about Mavric Photography’s wedding photography services. You will not be added to any mailing lists, and will only be contacted by Kirsten Mavric 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 Mavric Photography which is hosted by Amazing Internet, and which can only be accessed by Kirsten Mavric. If you wish to request for any previous email(s) containing your personal information to be deleted, please email kirsten@kirstenmavric.co.uk.

Email marketing

Mavric Photography does not do any email marketing. Your personal details will not be used for any such marketing purposes, nor will they be passed onto any third parties.

Data Collection

Purpose And Usage Limitation – Information shared with me will only be used use for purposes mentioned and will never be shared with third parties.

Data Security – Information is stored confidentially on an external hard drive in a locked office, or encoded password protected and secure online storage.

Data Retention – At the end of our working relationship I will ask you if you would like me to retain your contact details for further contact such as special offers.

External Website Links & Third Parties

Although I only look to include quality, safe and relevant external links I feel are useful to my web visitors, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. I cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website, despite my best efforts. 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.

Social Media Policy & Usage

Mavric Photography adopts a Social Media Policy to ensure I conduct myself accordingly online. While I may have official profiles on social media platforms, users are advised to verify 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 advised to conduct themselves appropriately when engaging with me on social media. My 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.

Use of the Identifiable Image

In accordance with GDPR regulations, clients have several options where it comes to image display. While it benefits my wedding/portrait photography business to be able to show new, regular and exemplary work via this site, or via corresponding social media channels such as Instagram, and/or to share these images with co-suppliers e.g. wedding venues, I recognise that certain clients may benefit from limitations on this sharing.

Therefore my clients have the right to request any of the following: anonymised accompanying text, such as only using your initials in a blog post or on social media; online photograph samples showing unidentifiable images only; online photograph samples showing non-people images (details only); or to fully request no online images to be shared. In addition, clients may request in writing that identifiable and commissioned images be erased from online sources at any future point in time. Any image data will be used appropriately and with consent (your contract). I promise to never submit your images to any wedding blogs etc, or into competitions, without first gaining your consent in writing.