We are registered with ICO / GDPR the General data Protection Act and our registration number is:
We only collect information / data for the purposes of administering our business with clients this may include emails, phone numbers and addresses in the case of commissioned and non commissioned work.
We do not hold any information with regard to personal or business bank accounts etc.
We do not hold information on any individuals other then the contact details required to administer our business with the client e.g. name. Email etc.
No new personal information is gathered or created other than what is freely given by the client or obtained from a potential clients website with regard to research for personal marketing purposes.
This information is held on computer files, address book, databases so as to aid the business / working with the client.
We do not sell on information to third parties.
In the case of client commissioned work we may hold more information e.g. a commission to work in a school where the client has specifically requested images to be tagged with metadata that may include a students name, age, class activity but this is only on the express instructions of the client to include that information in a photographs data.
Information may also be retained in the photographic metadata in the case of journalism with regard to the story, name, location etc. of the event or persons involved in the event.
In the case of library / stock photography we collect consent forms from the “models” this may include email addresses, phone etc. This information is only used to prove consent of the model for the use of the pictures as detailed on the form e.g. inclusion in a photo library. This information is not given to or sold to third parties other then the library concerned.
This information may be held outside of the EU in the case of libraries based in the USA and/or other countries in the world e.g. Getty
Library images can be sold to clients across the world. No information regarding the name, address, email etc. of the model is given to the clients who choose to purchase the images for their own use.
Model releases are held in hard copy / paper form and / or in computer files.
Clients may request that information in photographic metadata is removed that may identify them by name etc.
A client (or in the case of street photography taken lawfully) cannot insist that photograph/s are deleted as the images are the © copyright of the photographer and / or the photographer’s estate.
The photographer / photographer’s estate retains the © in the images for up to 70 years after the photographers death.
If a client wishes to withdraw / have information deleted then they can email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with the information that is required to enable us to identify the images and remove their information e.g. name, address, age etc.
Our website is SSL (Secure Socket Layer) compliant.
We collect no data from our website about client browsing habits etc. when a client or prospective client makes a request for information through the contact page on the website their email etc. is sent to us, we then may file the contact information for future use to enable us to send the enquirer information about our business and / or for future contact. The only information retained in this operation is the email address, the phone number and the name unless the enquirer freely sends further information.