Privacy Policy


PRIVACY POLICY AND GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)

We (Richard Birchett Photography) are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors and we have outlined our Privacy Policy below to provide complete transparency with regard to the data that we collect, store and process on our website. 

Please contact me if you have any further queries.

PROCESSING PAYMENTS

To process online payments on this website we collect personal data and financial data to complete the transaction. This data is processed securely by the payment provider PayPal & Stripe. Your personal and financial data is always encrypted to protect it.

INVOICING

To invoice customers for products or services that we provide, we will collect and store personal data including name, address, email . This data is collected and stored securely.

CONTACTING US

If you complete a contact enquiry form on our website, then this information will be collected and stored securely. We will only collect and store this information for the purpose of replying to your message/enquiry.

ORDER FULFILMENT

We work with third parties to fulfil orders for products and services. We may share your personal data with select third parties strictly only to fulfil your order. Any third parties we use are in the UK/EU and will comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

Cookies

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.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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.

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

Analytics

Who we share your data with

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.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file 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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.