Holly Cade Photography (HCP) is committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of my much valued customers and visitors to my website. In particular, I want you to know that HCP are not in the business of selling, renting or trading email lists with other companies and businesses for marketing purposes. I just don’t do that sort of thing. But, just in case you would like some clarity about how HCP use your information, I’ve provided a short explanation on…
1. When, what and why HCP collect your personal information
2. How HCP collect, store and use your personal data
3. How HCP keep it secure
4. Your photos
5. Right of access, rectification and erasure
6. Website security, Cookies & Google Analytics
… So grab a cuppa and read on.
When, what and why HCP collect your personal information:
If would like to hire HCP for photography work, I will need a few bits of your personal information to initially go ahead. All of the information that I ask for is pretty obvious and straight forward. (I will never ask for credit card information/pin numbers you'll be pleased to know!) All I will need is:
* Your name - so I know what to call you!
* Your email address - so I can communicate with you about your wedding/shoot.
* Your contact/mobile number - so I can call you in case of an emergency before/on the day of the shoot/in case we can't have a face to face consultation.
* Your address - so I can post your photos to you.
…it really is as straight forward as that!
How HCP collect, store and use your personal data:
When you make an enquiry through my website, HCP will ask for your email address purely so we can communicate. When we go through to consultation and planning stages we will need further information; like phone numbers, addresses, and some details about the wedding day itself so we know what to expect. I store your email address and any other information (mentioned above) safely, within my business email address book. Any information that is collected and referred to from paper (wedding contracts or paper notes in my planner) I shred and dispose of around two years after your wedding. This personal data will never be sold on to a third party and I will never spam you with any offers or newsletters either, so your information is in safe hands. It is purely used to communicate.
Your photos and request for privacy:
I have never sold any photos taken by HCP wedding photos to a third party, I have only ever used them to promote my business; this is made up of features on the HCP website, blog and social media accounts (Facebook and Instagram).
HCP will – at times - be featured on other blogs, magazine articles and adverts. If your photo is one I would like to use, I will always confirm this with you to see how comfortable this. Looking at my photos was probably an influencing factor in why you booked HCP, so it is very helpful for me to share images in this way! Due to the legal nature of photography, all work completed by HCP is copyrighted property, however they also are your wedding photos. HCP don't share every wedding that I shoot; one of the main reasons being is that people have opted out as they don't want their photos on the internet. HCP absolutely respect people’s requests for privacy. HCP store all of your photos on removable hard drives, which are unplugged when they are not being used and kept in a safe location.
Right of access, rectification and erasure:
If you have any further questions about how your personal data is handled please just ask. I am happy to show you your personal information I have at any time, but really it'll be information that you've already told me because I'm a photographer and not a spy! If the information I hold is incorrect, you have the right to correct it. If you’d like me to delete all your personal data you have the right to request it, but I wouldn’t recommend asking that before your wedding day/shoot, or before your photos have been delivered after your wedding/shoot! I do tend to keep email addresses of my clients in the database for the duration that I need in order to provide you with your online password protected gallery - if you’d like to fully close your account, please just let me know and I will of course comply.
Website security & Cookies:
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral. When the "s" does not appear in a web address (so "http" as opposed to "https") data is not encrypted, and it can be intercepted by third parties to gather data being passed between the two systems. However my website does have the "s" in it, so we're all good and safe when browsing my site, hooray!