Privacy

Privacy Policy

1. Introduction

1.1    We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of those using the Wild Places Photography website (the ‘Site’).

1.2    This policy applies to any personal data supplied to us by you.

1.3    Cookies may be used on the Site; you may accept or reject these.

1.4    The Site does contain any facility to register, so we do not collect any personal data through this method. Any personal information you supply is under your control, in that you supply it via the contact form if you choose to use it.

1.5    The Wild Places Photography site exists to present the work of Chris Howes to the public. Although a Shop tab is present, there is no current facility to directly place an order online. You are instead requested to make contact with us to help you with your enquiry. To this extent, you control the data that you choose to supply; there is no requirement to contact us. The rest of this document lays out what will happen to any information so supplied and your rights concerning it.

2. Credit

2.1    This document is based on a template from SEQ Legal (https://seqlegal.com).

3. How we use your personal data

3.1   We may process data about your use of our website and services (‘usage data’). The usage data may include your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use. The source of the usage data is supplied by Google Analytics and WordPress modules. This usage data may be processed to analyse the use of the website using aggregate data. If you do not agree to this aggregate (non-specific to an individual) use, please do not use this Site.

3.2    We may use any individual-specific data that you supply (eg. through the contact form) to reply to you or deal with any request you have made. As there is no other means of collecting data such as your name and e-mail address, you are able to control the information we are supplied with.

3.3    We may process information contained in any enquiry you submit to us regarding comments, goods and/or services (‘enquiry data’). The enquiry data may be processed for the purposes of selling relevant goods and/or services to you, if you have so requested this, or simply in answering your e-mail or other contact route.

3.4.   We may process information relating to transactions, including purchases of goods and services, that you enter into with us and/or through our website (‘transaction data’). The transaction data may include your contact details and the transaction details, in so far as this is required to fulfill any contract or order.

3.5.   We may process information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us (‘correspondence data’) for the purposes of communicating with you and record-keeping.

3.6    Please do not supply any other person’s personal data to us.

4. Providing your personal data to others

4.1    We may disclose your personal data to a legitimate service provider, for example to complete a financial transaction or postal service.

4.2    We do not release information to any other individual or company for payment or otherwise.

4.6    In addition to the specific disclosures of personal data set out in this Section 4, we may disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject.

5. International transfers of your personal data

5.1   This section provides information about the circumstances in which your personal data may be transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA).

5.2    The hosting facilities for our website are currently situated in Germany, but may alter according to the requirements of the hosting company. You accept that in such a situation all efforts will be made to ensure appropriate safeguards are maintained with respect to your data, noting that your data may nevertheless transfer outside the UK and Germany (depending on the hosting servers in use). If you do not accept this, please do not use our Site.

6. Retaining and deleting personal data

6.1    This section sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal data.

6.2    We will retain your personal data as a matter of record keeping; it will be assessed and deleted at intervals or retained according to possible requirements for compliance with legal obligations, such as contract fulfillment.

6.3    Non-personal data, such as aggregated information supplied via Google Analytics or WordPress modules, may be retained for historical analysis.

7. Amendments

7.1    We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website; dates for changes are maintained at the end of this document.

7.2    You should check this page on each visit to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.

8. Your rights

8.1    In this section we have summarised some of the rights that you have under data protection law. Accordingly, you should read the relevant laws and guidance from the regulatory authorities for a full explanation of these rights.

8.2    You have the right to confirmation as to whether or not we process your personal data and, where we do, access to the personal data, together with certain additional information. That includes details of the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned and the recipients of the personal data. Providing the rights and freedoms of others are not affected, we will supply to you a copy of your personal data (if any is held). The first reasonable request will be provided free of charge, but additional copies may be subject to a reasonable fee.

8.3    Please note, however, that as we do not maintain any account registration, the personal data we may hold is mainly comprised of anything you supplied through the contact form, and typically this is not retained unless an e-mail exchange is initiated (in which case the data retained is limited to these e-mails, unless already routinely deleted).

8.4    Additional personal information pertains to the use of cookies and Google Analytics (see sections 9 and 10).

9. About cookies

9.1    A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. It is therefore a small file that resides on your hard drive and commonly acts to identify your computer’s interaction with this website.

9.2    Cookies may be either ‘persistent’ cookies or ‘session’ cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

9.3    Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

10. Cookies

10.1  We may use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website and to help us to analyse the use and performance of our website and services.

10.2  Our service providers may use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.

10.3  We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create (non-specific to individuals) reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

10.4  You may  opt out of Google Analytics being used by our website by using this link to set an opt-out cookie. If you require that you do not set cookies and also do not accept our data use of Google Analytics, please do not use our website.

11. Managing cookies

11.1  Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

(a)    https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);

(b)    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);

(c)    http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);

(d)    https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);

(e)    https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and

(f)    https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).

11.2  Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

11.3  If you block cookies, you may not be able to use all the features on our website.

12. Our details

12.1  This website is owned and operated by Chris Howes / Wild Places Photography.

12.2  You can contact us via our contact page or by writing to: Wild Places Photography, PO Box 100, Abergavenny NP7 9WY, UK

This privacy policy was last updated on 1 June 2018