WEBSITE PRIVACY POLICY

The policy: This privacy policy is for this website; www.daviddeanphotographic.co.uk and governs the privacy of its visitors. It explains how we comply with the EU’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) legislation and the DPA (Data Protection Act).
This policy will explain areas of this website that may affect your privacy and personal details, how we process, collect, manage and store those details and how your rights under the GDPR and DPA are adhered to.

 

THE DPA & GDPR MAY 2018
This website complies with the DPA (Data Protection Act 1998) and the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), effective from May 2018.

 

CONTACTING US
www.daviddeanphotographic.co.uk, collects private user data using the following form: Contact Form –, which generates emails sent to: daviddeanphotographic@gmail.com

The data from these forms is emailed to the address listed above and also stored on the website server, in most cases dating back to when each form was created. Data is never accessed or shared other than by request of David Dean Photographic.

 

By completing this contact form, you agree to David Dean contacting you regarding photography services. You will not be added to any mailing lists and will only be contacted by David Dean personally in relation to your enquiry. Your personal details will not be added to any client or studio management software, will not be used for any marketing purposes nor will they be passed onto any third parties.

 

EMAIL MARKETING
Your email address will not be used for marketing purposes, nor passed on to any third parties.

 

EXTERNAL WEBSITE LINKS & THIRD PARTIES
We cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite best efforts. Users should therefore note that they click on external links at their own risk and David Dean Photographic cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

 

CLIENT DATA HELD ON FILE
We take care over the processes around looking after personal data stored on our physical systems. David Dean Photographic holds the following personal data of clients:
Names
Addresses
Phone numbers
Copies of signed contracts

Hard copy contracts are filed in secure home office.

 

CLIENTS AND WEDDING GUESTS CAPTURED IN PHOTOS
Under GDPR legislation, a photograph may in some instances constitute a form of personal data where they can be processed to allow “the unique identification or authentication of a natural person”. David Dean Photographic will never photograph an individual as a means of unique identification or authentication unless consensually contracted to do so. Guests at weddings/events appear in photos taken by David Dean Photographic as a part of the visual recording of the event in photos. Guests captured in portraits or in group photos do so as part of the event and their rights are protected by David Dean Photographic as detailed in this privacy policy.

In terms of explicit GDPR compliance, wedding/event clients and guests are photographed within the parameters of GDPR legislation on the basis of ‘legitimate interests’. The taking of photographs of guests when viewed as a form of processing personal data is necessary for the legitimate interests of David Dean Photographic as a photography business unless there is a good reason to protect a given individual’s personal data which overrides those legitimate interests.

Operating within the parameters of legitimate interests as laid out in GDPR legislation, the disproportionate effort involved in providing privacy policy information to all guests at the event and the degree to which it would distract us from performing our job renders it infeasible to do. Clients are therefore requested in their contract to direct their guests to read this privacy policy in advance of the event and to advise them to contact us in advance with any concerns around the processing of their personal data, namely being photographed.

 

WITHDRAWL OF CONSENT
Anyone photographed by David Dean Photographic, whether a client or wedding/event guest, and whether past or current, may withdraw consent for a photograph in which they appear to be displayed. The process for this is to email daviddeanphotographic@gmail.comspecifying the photo in question.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY & USAGE
We adopt a safe and responsible Social Media Policy. While we may have official profiles on social media platforms users are advised to verify the authenticity of such profiles before engaging with, or sharing information with such profiles. We will never ask for personal details on social media platforms. Users are advised to conduct themselves appropriately when engaging with us on social media.

 

DISPLAY OF IMAGES
We may display any photographs to promote David Dean Photographic website and blog, on social media, on wedding blogs, on wedding photography related websites, in exhibitions, in advertising, brochures, magazine articles and other such material, providing that the images used are used lawfully and without damage to David Dean Photographic’s client(s). The rights of the people captured in these photographs are protected by David Dean Photographic as detailed in this privacy policy.