In Summary Howard Widdison Portrait Photographer takes your privacy seriously and will mainly use your personal information to contact you with regards to information you have requested, or your forthcoming booking and to process any orders you have made for products and services for the requirements of taxation and law.
We will never share your information with a third party, and this information is held securely on a password protected PC which is backed up and password protected on a second hard drive. From time to time, we would like to contact you with details of forthcoming special offers, services or competitions that we provide, however we will only do so if you have consented to this on the booking form when you first make a booking or when you make an enquiry via the Contact/ About page from the website.
You may opt out of communications at any time.
What we need: This website will be what is known as the "Controller" of the personal data you provide to us, which may include name, address, email and so on.
Why we need it: Your data is collected primarily for fulfilment of your orders and relaying of messages you send through this website. What we do with it Your data provided to this website is relayed to the website owner, and is recorded on a hard drive on a password protected PC which is only accessible by Howard Widdison Any data collected is stored for a number of years as required by current tax law. Any other data (i.e. marketing or messaging data) can be deleted or anonymised at your request, as per requirements of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and you may also unsubscribe from marketing communications at any time.
What are your rights? If at any point you believe the information we process on you is incorrect, you may request to see this information and even have it corrected or deleted. If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact our Data Protection Officer who will investigate the matter. Unless otherwise stated in this document, the managing director of this website acts as the EU Data Protection Officer (DPO) and can be reached from the contact page of this website. If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data not in accordance with the law you can complain to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).
Below is a description of each category of cookies that are in use, along with specific examples.
Strictly Necessary: These are the cookies that are essential for websites to perform their basic functions. These include those required to allow registered users to authenticate and perform account related functions, as well as to save the contents of virtual "carts" on sites that have an e-commerce functionality: sid - temporary session cookie identifier, used for login sessions and shopping cart
tif_cem - temporary session cookie for current email, used for secure albums requiring email login
tx1_EGS - temporary session cookie storing search term for album searches
tx1_fmm - temporary session cookie allowing viewing desktop site from mobile & vice versa Unless otherwise noted below, we do not use persistent cookies, nor cookies for optional functionality, AB testing, performance, advertising and so on.
Third Party/Embedded Content: This website may make use of different third party applications and services to enhance the experience of website visitors. These include social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter (through the use of sharing buttons), or embedded content from YouTube and Vimeo, or tracking services such as Google Analytics. As a result, cookies may be set by these third parties, and used by them to track your online activity. We have no direct control over the information that is collected by these cookies.
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Web beacons and other tracking technologies: Both websites and HTML e-mails may also contain other tracking technologies such as "web beacons". These are typically small transparent images that provide us with statistics, for similar purposes as cookies. They are often used in conjunction with cookies, though they are not stored on your computer in the same way. As a result, if you disable cookies, the web beacons may still load, but their functionality will be restricted.