I care about your privacy and endeavour to take all practical steps to keep your data safe.
Emails are kept in a secure Gmail account and retained only for the duration of our contract. I will not knowingly sell your data or send you spam.
I only acquire your details when you contact me, or your name/profile on Facebook or Instagram private messages. The data you give me is collected so we can set up a contract where I provide you a service. I intend to retain your data only as long as it is necessary to the business or we intend to have a contract - after this I will delete it.
Any photo consent forms you have signed are kept in a locked storage box. I retain them as long as I am using your photos. You can ask me to remove your photo anytime via email.
Please note that I link to and use sites including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Amazon - these have their own privacy/cookie policies and are outside of my control.
Under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), the lawful bases we rely on for processing this information are:
(a) Your consent. You are able to remove your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
(b) We have a contractual obligation.
(c) We have a legal obligation.
(f) We have a legitimate interest.
Further info on lawful bases for collecting data is on the ICO Website.
Your data protection rights
Under data protection law, you have rights including:
Your right of access - You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.
Your right to rectification - You have the right to ask us to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.
Your right to erasure - You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.
Your right to restriction of processing - You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
Your right to object to processing - You have the the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
Your right to data portability - You have the right to ask that we transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.
You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.
Please contact me at email@example.com if you wish to make a request.
Your rights under GDPR are further explained here.
You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how I have used your data.
The ICO’s address:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Helpline number: 0303 123 1113
ICO website: https://www.ico.org.uk
I reserve the right to update this policy at any time.
Last updated: 8.8.23