Who we are
The website address is: https://photography.sarahhickson.com
What personal data we collect
When you visit this website your interaction generates data which we may collect & store. This may include:
i) Information about your computer & about your visits to & use of this website, including your IP address, geographical location, browser type & version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views & website navigation paths;
ii) Personal data that you provide to us, including your name & email address, & any other personal information that you choose to send us;
iii) Information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us or send through our website, including the communication content & metadata associated with the communication;
iv) Information that you provide to us when using the services on our website, or that is generated in the course of the use of those services including the timing, frequency & pattern of service use
How we use the data we collect
Personal information submitted to us through our website will be used for the purposes specified in this policy or on the relevant pages of the website.
We may use your personal information to:
i) Manage our website & business;
ii) Enable your use of the services available on our website;
iii) Respond to enquiries & requests for information or services submitted through the contact form on this website;
iv) Send you an email to ask you if you would like to receive occasional newsletters or other information we think you would find useful. You can inform us at any time if you no longer wish to receive these communications;
v) Send you marketing communications relating to our business, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology. You can inform us at any time if you no longer wish to receive marketing communications;
vi) Provide third parties with statistical information about our users. Those third parties will not be able to identify any individual user from that information. We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party’s direct marketing;
vii) Keep our website secure and prevent fraud
Data that we process for any purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for those purposes. We will retain data:
i) To the extent that we are required to do so by law;
ii) If we believe that the data may be relevant to any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;
iii) In order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights
What rights you have over your data
You can request us to provide you with any of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. We may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law.
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.
You may instruct us at any time not to process your personal information for marketing purposes.
Where we send your data
Information that we collect may be stored & processed in & transferred outside the European Union, in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this policy. This includes the USA which does not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Union.
How we protect your data
We make every effort to protect data generated by or submitted to this site, including two-factor authentication. We take reasonable technical & organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
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We have no control over, & are not responsible for, the privacy policies & practices of third parties.