Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: http://www.linaandtom.com and we photograph the special things in life! This privacy policy states the way Lina and Tom Ltd collect, use, maintain and disclose information collected from clients and users of our website and photography services.

 

What personal data we collect and why we collect it:

On enquiry / booking

When you send us an enquiry via our contact form, we add your name, email and telephone number (if provided) to our studio management software, who have confirmed they are General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliant, and use it to respond to your enquiry.  Any extra information provided is purely kept within our email server [Gmail.] Should your enquiry go no further, after approximately three months the date of your event is removed, and your enquiry is marked as cancelled. It will sit in our system for review / analytical purposes for up to seven years, but we will not contact you further.

Should you go on to book our services, we will request further data from you in the form of a questionnaire, in order to capture further data such as your address, to enable us to create your contract and invoice. Further data is then requested to enable us to carry out your booking, such as specific wedding details, and is all kept securely in our studio management software.

Other personal information usage

We may use your personal information to send statements and invoices; as well as collect payments from you, send you general communications or email notifications to allow us to administrate a booking or purchase. We may also use the data to send to you goods purchased via the website; and supply to you services purchased via the website, as well as provide third parties with statistical information about our website visitors (that does not identify you), and to deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website.

Images

On carrying out your photography, we will share, with any permission granted as per the booking contract, selected images from your event, on our website/advertising/social media channels. Sharing images is the main way of advertising for a small photography business, and we rely on this permission to showcase our work. A full disclosure / permission request is stated in your booking form.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here.  After approval of your comment, your profile picture (if applicable) is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Cookies

This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. This website has integrated social media services such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Vimeo and analytical Google Analytics and AdWords.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites, which includes the websites of other suppliers we list on our recommended page or in blogs, and including any other companies / pages linked to on this website.

Who we share your data with

We will NEVER without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing. We use various third-party systems to help with the administration, editing, printing and display of our photographic work. These companies have all been checked for being GDPR compliant.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Personal data given in order to administrate enquiries, bookings and purchases could be held for up to 7 years unless deletion is requested.

What rights you have over your data

If you have shared data with us, or have left comments on this wesite, you can request to receive a report of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. 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.

Any data subject has the right to withdraw his or her consent to processing of his or her personal data at any time by contacting us.

If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy or would like to request removal of data, please email gdpr@linaandtom.com