Anna McCarthy Website privacy policy

This privacy policy sets out how Anna McCarthy uses and protects any information that you give Anna McCarthy when you use this website, or interact with her in any other way.

Anna McCarthy is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should she ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Anna McCarthy may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 25th May 2018

Who I am

I am a freelancer portrait wedding and family photographer based in the United Kingdom.

You can contact me by emailing me at anna@annamccarthy.com

What we collect

My legal basis for processing personal data is:

By use of Consent and a Contract for every client that I work for. Included in that contact is my Terms & Conditions which I require every client to read and sign before I embark on any paid work for them

I may collect the following information from my clients depending on the nature of the work I am entering into for them:

•    Name
•    Date of births when necessary
•    Contact information including email address and postal address
•    Your emails to me and other information that you give me in relation to the work that we perform for you
•    Images that I have taken with your consent that will be stored by me on my computer/s securely, and may be used for promoting my business via my website or any other media – as detailed in my Terms & Conditions in my contract with you

What I do with the information I gather

I require this information for the following reasons:

•    Internal record keeping such as financial accounting.
•    periodically sending promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which I think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.

Security

I am committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, I have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information I collect from you.

How we use cookies on our website

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive or other data storage device. Once you agree, the file is added. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

My website use cookies which are essential to the operation of the site, and which store the basic preferences of the user (e.g. the user’s choice whether or not to accept cookies).

I may also use cookies to track the use of my website (e.g. to identify which pages are being used). This can include the use of Google Analytics and other 3rd party services. This helps me analyse data about webpage traffic and improve my website in order to tailor it to customer needs. I only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.

The site may also use 3rd party cookies to help me present my visitors with more targeted information using services such as Facebook advertising.
Overall, cookies help me provide you with a better website and service by enabling me to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives me access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with me.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies using the slide-up panel at the bottom of my website. You can change your preferences at any time by clicking on the Cookies link in the footer which will redisplay the slide-up panel.

Links to other websites

My website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave my site, you should note that I do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, I cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information for marketing purposes by opting out of such communications.

If you have previously agreed to my use of your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to me or emailing me via the Contact link on my website.

I will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless I have your permission or am required by law to do so.

You may request details of personal information which I hold about you by writing or emailing me via the contact page on my website.

If you believe that any information I am holding about you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email me as soon as possible. Any information deemed incorrect will be correted immediately.

I acknowledge that you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner's Office in the United Kingdom if you are unhappy with the way I have collected, stored or used your personal information.