Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

 

Your privacy is very important to us. Accordingly, we have developed this policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and make use of personal information. The following outlines our privacy policy.

When accessing the https://www.paulswiftphotography.com website, Paul Swift Photography will learn certain information about you during your visit.

Similar to other commercial websites, our website utilises a standard technology called “cookies” (see explanation below) and server logs to collect information about how our site is used. Information gathered through cookies and server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our site, and the websites visited just before and just after our own, as well as your IP address.

 

USE OF COOKIES

A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, that site”s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser”s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.

 

IP ADDRESSES

IP addresses are used by your computer every time you are connected to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer. IP addresses are automatically collected by our web server as part of demographic and profile data known as “traffic data” so that data (such as the Web pages you request) can be sent to you.

 

EMAIL INFORMATION

If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received online, mail and telephone. This also applies when you register for our website, sign up through any of our forms using your email address or make a purchase on this site. For further information see the email policies below.

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

  1. What information is being collected?

1.1 – We collect a variety of information before, during and after you book with Paul Swift Photography and use any of our services. This includes:

  • Names, Addresses and Contact Information of the person(s) placing an order with us.
  • Names, Addresses and Contact Information of the person(s) using our services.
  • Names (and in some cases ages and gender) of all participants of a photo shoot.
  • Details and notes taken throughout a photo session or service provided to help us remember conversations during and details of your session.

1.2 – If you E-Mail us or send us messages via social media, these messages are stored within our email system or social media accounts. These messages are stored for as long as practicable to allow us to provide you with better future services.

 

  1. Who is collecting the data?

2.1 – This data is being collected by Paul Swift Photography, 42 Commercial St. Rishton Lancs BB1 4NB. We use a password protected data management software to hold our data.

 

  1. How is it being collected?

3.1 – The majority of our data is collected directly from you. Whether you fill out a form for us online, or tell us face to face, via the telephone, via e-mail or message.

3.2 – In some cases, data may be given to us by a third party. This includes if somebody purchases a voucher for you – they will usually give us your name and details to allow us to process their order, and provide our service to you.

 

  1. Why is it being collected?

4.1 – Most of the data we collect is solely for the purpose of providing you with a service you have ordered, or had ordered for you.

4.2 – Some of the data we collect is to help provide you with a better customer service experience

4.3 – We are required by law to collect and store certain information relating to any order you place with us.

 

  1. How will it be used?

5.1 – Data we collect will be used by Paul Swift Photography to enable us to provide our services and products to you.

5.2 – Contact data (e-mail addresses) may be used to send you direct offers from Paul Swift Photography about upcoming promotions or newsletters. These can be unsubscribed from at any time.

5.3 – Paul Swift Photography may internally analyse data for business and forecast purposes.

5.4 – Paul Swift Photography has a legitimate interest in using images taken in relation to your booking and may use these images in the following ways (note, clients are free at anytime to refuse the uses of these images at any time):

  • On social media for promotion & advertising purposes
  • On our website for promotion & advertising purposes
  • For marketing materials (business stationary, flyers, business cards etc)
  • For publications/print

 

  1. Who will it be shared with?

6.1 – We take your privacy very seriously. We do not sell your data to third party organisations. There are a few scenarios where some of your data may be shared with third parties to allow us to provide our services to you. These include:

  • Delivery and Postage Service Providers to allow us to send you documentation and orders you have placed. (Information shared includes Name, Address and in some case e-mail address / mobile number)
  • Manufacturers (our printing labs) if we are sending an order directly to you from a lab. (Information shared includes Name, Address and in some case e-mail address / mobile number)
  • Law Enforcement and Legal Requirements – we will provide data to law enforcement agencies if issued with a court order to do so.

 

  1. How will this affect you?

7.1 – We collect, store and process your data in such a way that should have no negative effect on you as an individual.

 

  1. How long is the data stored?

8.1 – Most data we collect is stored indefinitely. This is to allow us to provide a better service to you as a customer in the event that you contact us again in the future.

8.2 – We are legally obliged to store some data for a minimum amount of time, for example sale order records, payment records etc.

 

  1. Access to stored data.

9.1 – If you have any questions about data we hold about you, please feel free to contact us. As well as trying to help you directly.

9.2 – You may request a copy of any data we store about you – and we will comply with any requests as per the guidance of the Information Commissioner’s Office.

 

  1. More information.

10.1 – If you would like any clarification on how we collect, store or process your data – please contact us directly.

10.2 – If you would like further information on the legal guidelines we operate within, or have any concerns about how we use your data, please check the ICO’s website at https://ico.org.uk

 

USE OF EXTERNAL LINKS

https://www.paulswiftphotography.com may contain links to many other websites. Paul Swift Photography cannot guarantee the accuracy of information found at any linked site. Links to or from external sites not owned or controlled by Paul Swift Photography do not constitute an endorsement by Paul Swift Photography or any of its employees of the sponsors of these sites or the products or information presented therein.

By accessing this website, you are agreeing to be bound by these web site Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this website are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law.

 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

All copyrights, trademarks, patents and other intellectual property rights in and on our website and all content and software located on the site shall remain the sole property of Paul Swift Photography or its licensors. The use of our trademarks, content and intellectual property is forbidden without the express written consent from Paul Swift Photography.

You must not:

  • Republish material from our website without prior written consent.
  • Sell or rent material from our website.
  • Reproduce, duplicate, create derivative, copy or otherwise exploit material on our website for any purpose.
  • Redistribute any content from our website, including onto another website.

 

ACCEPTABLE USE

You agree to use our website only for lawful purposes, and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else”s use and enjoyment of the website. Prohibited behavior includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any other user, transmitting obscene or offensive content or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within our website.

You must not use our website to send unsolicited commercial communications. You must not use the content on our website for any marketing related purpose without our express written consent.

 

RESTRICTED ACCESS

We may in the future need to restrict access to parts (or all) of our website and reserve full rights to do so. If at any point, we provide you with a username and password for you to access restricted areas of our website, you must ensure that both your username and password are kept confidential.

 

USE OF TESTIMONIALS

In accordance to with the FTC guidelines concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising, please be aware of the following:

Testimonials that appear on this site are actually received via text, audio or video submission. They are individual experiences, reflecting real life experiences of those who have used our products and/or services in some way. They are individual results and results do vary. We do not claim that they are typical results. The testimonials are not necessarily representative of all of those who will use our products and/or services.

The testimonials displayed in any form on this site (text, audio, video or other) are reproduced verbatim, except for correction of grammatical or typing errors. Some may have been shortened. In other words, not the whole message received by the testimonial writer is displayed when it seems too lengthy or not the whole statement seems relevant for the general public.

Paul Swift Photography is not responsible for any of the opinions or comments posted on https://www.paulswiftphotography.com/. Paul Swift Photography is not a forum for testimonials, however, provides testimonials as a means for customers to share their experiences with one another. To protect against abuse, all testimonials appear after they have been reviewed by management of Paul Swift Photography. Paul Swift Photography does not share the opinions, views or commentary of any testimonials on https://www.paulswiftphotography.com/ – the opinions are strictly the views of the testimonial source.

The testimonials are never intended to make claims that our products and/or services can be used to diagnose, treat, cure, mitigate or prevent any disease. Any such claims, implicit or explicit, in any shape or form, have not been clinically tested or evaluated.

 

HOW DO WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION AND SECURE INFORMATION TRANSMISSIONS?

Email is not recognised as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you do not send private information to us by email. However, doing so is allowed, but at your own risk. Some of the information you may enter on our website may be transmitted securely via a secure medium known as Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL. Credit Card information and other sensitive information is never transmitted via email.

Paul Swift Photography may use software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, Paul Swift Photography uses software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorised attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

 

DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

Paul Swift Photography makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contain on this website or any sites linked to this site.

All the materials on this site are provided “as is” without any express or implied warranty of any kind, including warranties of merchantability, noninfringement of intellectual property or fitness for any particular purpose. In no event shall Paul Swift Photography or its agents or associates be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for loss of profits, business interruption, loss of information, injury or death) arising out of the use of or inability to use the materials, even if Paul Swift Photography has been advised of the possibility of such loss or damages.

 

POLICY CHANGES

We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy at any time with or without notice. However, please be assured that if the privacy policy changes in the future, we will not use the personal information you have submitted to us under this privacy policy in a manner that is materially inconsistent with this privacy policy, without your prior consent.

We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.

 

CONTACT

If you have any questions regarding this policy, or your dealings with our website, please contact us here:

Paul Swift Photography 42 Commercial Street, Rishton, Lancashire, BB1 4NB, UK

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