Privacy Policy

1.0 MY BELIEFS ABOUT USER PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION
  • User privacy and data protection are human rights.
  • I have a duty of care to the data of my clients.
  • Data is a liability, I only collect and process it when absolutely necessary to undertake my services.
  • I hate spam as much as you do! You will only receive communication from me that I consider to be relevant to you.
  • I will never sell, rent or otherwise distribute or make public your personal information.
2.0 PERSONAL INFORMATION THIS WEBSITE COLLECTS AND WHY

This website collects and uses personal information for the following reasons:

2.1 SITE VISITATION TRACKING

Like most websites, this one uses Google Analytics (GA) to track how users interact with it. I use this data to determine the number of people visiting, to better understand how they find me and use the website. To achieve this GA records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, BUT none of this information personally identifies you to me. GA also records your computer’s IP address which could be used to personally identify you but Google do not grant me access to this. I consider Google to be a third party data processor.

GA makes use of cookies, details of which can be found on Google’s developer guides. FYI my website uses the gtag.js implementation of GA. All traffic (transferral of files) between this website and your browser is encrypted and delivered over HTTPS. Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop GA from tracking any part of your visit to pages within this website.

In addition to Google Analytics, this website may collect* information (held in the public domain) attributed to the IP address of the computer or device that is being used to access it. The information is supplied to me from Whoisvisiting.com. Whoisvisiting.com is a service offered by Whoisdata Limited. The Whoisvisiting system does not use your IP address to identify you, the individual, in any way. No cookies are used by the Whoisvisiting system.

* The Whoisvisiting system will only lookup information when a static IP address is being used. More information about how Whoisvisiting uses IP addresses.

2.2 CONTACT FORMS & EMAIL LINKS

Should you choose to submit a message to me using the contact form on my Contact page or an email link like this one, none of the data that you supply will be stored by this website or passed to / be processed by any 3rd party data processors. Instead the data will be collated into an email and sent to me over the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP).

3.0 HOW I USE & STORE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

3.1 WHERE & FOR HOW LONG

As detailed in 2.2 above, no personal information you submit via this website is directly stored on this website’s database.

Instead, your personal information is stored locally on my computer and devices. Your data will be stored securely for a period of 2 years from our most recent communication, after this time your contact information will be removed. Photograph image files will be securely stored on my systems for a period of at least 2 years – this allows me to fulfil requests to provide additional copies of files to my clients. For enquiry only clients – those that do not proceed with a booking – your data will be held for a period of 1 year from our last communication.

I use the personal information you provide to effectively undertake my services. Specific items of data may be shared with 3rd parties in order to facilitate these services but only those 3rd parties listed in 4.0.

3.2 MARKETING

For enquiry only clients – those that do not proceed with a booking – your data will not be used for marketing purposes.

Where we have previously entered into an agreement I may contact you in the future for marketing purposes (e.g. anniversary shoots, offers). Images created by Hansford Carter during the course of an agreement may be used for commercial purposes e.g. marketing (digital, print and online) and competition entries.

3.3 DATA REMOVAL

Should you wish for a copy of your data or for your data to be removed from my systems you can request this in writing by emailing sam@hansfordcarter.co.uk Please note that where images have been shared on social media and entered into competitions these are already in the public domain and as such cannot be permanently removed.

4.0 MY 3RD PARTY DATA PROCESSORS

I use third parties to process personal data on our behalf.

  • Google (Privacy policy) – GA as noted in 2.0.
  • ShootProof (Privacy Policy) – for administration (contact information, contracts, emails etc.) and image upload and sharing.
  • Folio Albums (Privacy Policy) – for creation of printed products.
  • Second Shooters – where applicable, names, telephone numbers and addresses may be shared with a second shooter for the purposes of completing their services on the wedding day.
5.0 DATA BREACHES

I will report any unlawful data breach of my local systems or the database(s) of any 3rd party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.

6.0 DATA CONTROLLER

The data controller of this website is: BEYOND THE SLATE LTD trading as Hansford Carter, a UK Private limited Company with company number: 09354027

Whose registered office is:
2nd Floor, Waverley House
7-12 Noel Street
London W1F 8GQ

7.0 DATA PROTECTION OFFICER

Mr. Samuel Carter
Director, BEYOND THE SLATE LTD trading as Hansford Carter
Email: sam@hansfordcarter.co.uk

8.0 CHANGES TO MY PRIVACY POLICY

This privacy policy may change from time to time inline with legislation or industry developments. I won’t explicitly inform my clients or website users of these changes. Instead, I recommend that you check this page occasionally for any policy changes. Specific policy changes and updates are mentioned in the change log below.

8.1 CHANGE LOG

  • 30 December 2016 – Privacy policy instigated
  • 09 March 2018 – Updated for GDPR