You may or may not be aware of the recent GDPR legislation that came into force in 2018. GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation and is an EU law on data protection and privacy.
This site is operated by Mark Chambers Photography (we, us and our).
What data do we collect? When you enquire or book a session we will need basic data from you such as your name, contact number and email address in order to respond to your query. You can contact us via this site, our social media platforms or email address at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you go ahead and book, some additional data such as address and payment details may be required to allow us to provide the service requested. At no time will any details be requested that are not relevant to your booking.
What do we do with this data? Well this part is quite simple, information is used in order to fulfil our booking agreement and accessed only by us. So it might be we need your contact details to reply to your enquiry, payment details to secure payment and address/email address to supply your images as agreed. If your images are being supplied via digital download they will be accessed via a password protected online gallery. Your information will not be shared to any third party without your consent unless we are required to do so by law, to protect the site or the rights, property or personal safety of any person. You will not receive newsletters or offers from me or any third party.
How is this data stored? Any query that comes through this site, our social media platforms, via email or telephone is password protected. Any data collected will be held until your order is complete. Images are stored in the short term on your online gallery and my computer system both of which are password protected. Some data such as invoices will be stored securely in order for us to comply with any legal and/or business requirements i.e. completing tax returns etc.
Images may be stored for a indefinite period as they may be used for portfolio purposes. However, it is the client’s responsibility to safely back up images as we cannot guarantee images being available at a later date. If you do not decide to book with us we will delete all correspondence and no data will be stored.
What about consent? One aspect of the GDPR legislation is that explicit consent is required for data usage. Your images count as data so this means I need to have your agreement to use any on social media, via this site or in printed marketing material. Due to this in addition to your contract there is a consent form that I ask clients to complete. If you do give consent for image usage or for us to store your details, you are free to change your mind at any time. If you would like to inform us of withdrawal of consent please email email@example.com.