Privacy Policy

Thank you for choosing to be part of our community at Melanie Grace Photographer (“Company”, “we”, “us”, “our”). We are committed to protecting your personal information and your right to privacy. If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy notice or our practices regarding your personal information, please contact us at hello@melaniegrace.co.uk.

Protecting your private information is important to us and is taken seriously. When you visit our website melaniegrace.co.uk (the “Website”), we appreciate that you are trusting us with your personal information. This Privacy Policy applies to melaniegrace.co.uk, and Melanie Gerrard is the data controller responsible for your data. It provides information on what data we collect, why we collect it, how we use it, how we process it in line with the law, and what your rights are under data protection and privacy laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).

HOW DO WE USE COOKIES?

This website uses cookies to better the users experience while visiting the website. Where applicable, this website uses a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to the website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer/device. We comply with the legislation requirements for websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user’s computer/device.

WHAT ARE COOKIES? 

Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. Cookies allow the website to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website through its server. If you wish to deny the use and saving cookies from this website on their computers hard drive. In that case, they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors. This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to understand better how they use it—Google Analytics provides this software that uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive to track and monitor your website’s engagement and usage but will not store, save or collect personal information. You can read Google’s privacy policy here for further information [ http://www.google.com/privacy.html ]. Other cookies may be stored on your computer’s hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

The personal information you disclose to us.

Melanie Grace Photographer does not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. We collect and process the following information provided by you in your initial enquiry and the formation, operation and conclusion of our contract for photography services: This includes your name, address, email address, phone number, social media usernames and other details about your family members and other participants in a photography session, together with additional information that you elect to provide to us. This includes using your details to subscribe to our email newsletter program. The website operates, but only if this was made clear to you, you granted your permission when submitting any form to the email process. Or whereby you, the consumer, have previously purchased from or enquired about purchasing from Melanie Grace Photographer a product or service that the email newsletter relates to.

HOW DO WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION?

We only share information with your consent, comply with laws, provide you with services, protect your rights, or fulfil business obligations.

We do not sell, trade, rent or otherwise share for marketing purposes your Personal Information with third parties without your consent. We share Personal Information with suppliers who perform services for us, such as the servers for our email communications. We may provide suppliers access to the user’s email address to send emails from us. Those suppliers use your Personal Information only at our direction and in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

We may process any of your personal information identified in this privacy policy where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, both in court proceedings and in an administrative or out-of-court procedure. The legal basis for this processing is the protection and assertion of our legal rights, your legal rights and the legal rights of others. We may also process any of your personal information identified in this Privacy Policy where necessary to obtain or maintain insurance cover, manage risks, fulfil tax obligations, or get professional advice. The legal basis for this processing is the proper protection of our business against risks.

HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION?

We will not keep the personal information that we process for any purpose or purposes will not be kept for longer than is necessary for the expressed purpose. We will retain your data as follows:

  • we will retain email address, name and phone number for a minimum period of 7 years and a maximum of 10 years.

In some instances, we cannot specify in advance the periods for which we will store your personal information. In such cases, we will determine the period of retention based on the following criteria:

  • We will determine the period of retention of email address, IP addresses, name and phone number based on the continuation of contact with you.

YOUR DATA PROTECTION RIGHTS UNDER THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)

If you are a resident of the EEA, you have the following data protection rights:

  • if you wish to access, correct, update, or request deletion of your personal information, you can do so at any time by emailing hello@melaniegrace.co.uk;
  • also, you can object to the processing of your personal information, ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information or request portability of your data;
  • You have the right to opt-out of the marketing communications we send you at any time. You can exercise this right by clicking on the “unsubscribe” or “opt-out” link in the marketing emails we send you. To opt-out of other forms of marketing, please contact us by emailing hello@melaniegrace.co.uk;
  • Similarly, if we have collected and processed your personal information with your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted before your withdrawal, nor will it affect the processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent; and
  • You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority.

We respond to all requests we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights per applicable data protection laws.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

We may provide links to or compatibility with other websites or applications. However, we are not responsible for those websites’ privacy practices or the information or content they contain. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by us through the Site and the Service. Therefore, this Privacy Policy does not apply to using third-party websites accessed via a link on our website or via our service. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of other websites before proceeding to use them.

DO WE MAKE UPDATES TO THIS NOTICE?

Yes, we will update this notice as necessary to stay compliant with relevant laws. We encourage you to frequently review this privacy notice to be informed of how we protect your information.

CONTACT US

If you have questions or comments about this notice, you may email Melanie Gerrard at hello@melaniegrace.co.uk.