Privacy Policy

Here at Cary Smart Photography we take your privacy seriously.  Please read the following to learn more about how your information is collected, stored, used and disclosed when you use the website or if you book a photography session with Cary Smart Photography.


What does this Privacy Policy cover?

This Policy covers the treatment of information that is collected when you use our website or when you use any of our services.  Various types of information can be collected including information that identifies you as an individual (“Personal Information”), as explained further below.


What information does Cary Smart Photography collect?  

Information that you provide:
Website use:  Cary Smart Photography collects the information that you enter in the “Contact Me” form, if you choose to contact us via the website.  This information will be retained in order to correspond with you, and we will also keep a record of all correspondence.

Booking a session:  If you choose to book a photography session, we will ask you for certain information in order to be able to provide a full service.  The information collected directly includes your name, postal address and postcode, telephone number, e-mail address, and the names of all people to be photographed (including children), and the birth dates of children included in the session.   Financial details are never stored.

Model calls: Cary Smart Photography retains the information that you provide on the Model Release Form as a legal requirement.  This information includes name, postal address, e-mail address, and telephone number.  Where the model or subject is under the age of eighteen, the name and date of birth are also collected.

Information that is automatically collected:
Website use: When you visit the website, certain information related to your device is collected, such as your device’s IP address, the referring website or webpage, which pages your device visited, the time that your device visited, geographical location, device type, source, browser type and operating system.

How is the information used?

The information that is automatically gathered via the website (i.e. NOT the information sent via the Contact Me form) will be used:

  • to administer the website, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing and statistical purposes;
  • to improve the website to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner;
  • to analyse visitors’ use of the website for trend monitoring, marketing and advertising purposes.

The information that is provided by you if you choose to book a session may be used for a variety of reasons, including:

  • providing the photography session booked by the client;
  • staying in contact with the client;
  • processing and completing transactions, including invoices;
  • sending newsletters where the client has opted in to receiving them;
  • for any other purposes about which Cary Smart Photography notifies clients and users.

 



How do we share and disclose information to third parties?

We will not rent or sell your Personal Information to anyone.  Your email address and name may be shared in the following limited circumstances:

Other service providers: We may share certain information with other service providers that are used to provide services on our behalf.  These companies include, for example, our payment processing providers, online gallery providers and email newsletter providers.

Protection of Cary Smart Photography and Others: We reserve the right to disclose any information as necessary to comply with law or court orders; enforce or apply our agreements with you and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Cary Smart Photography, our clients, or others.

Disclosures for security or law enforcement: Under certain circumstances, we may be required to disclose your Personal Information in response to valid requests by public authorities, including to meet security or law enforcement requirements.


Security of Personal Information

We use appropriate technical, organisational and administrative security measures to protect any and all information held from loss, misuse, and unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.


Use of Cookies

Our website uses cookies – small text files containing alphanumeric characters that are placed on your computer – to uniquely identify your browser and to gather information about how you use the website.   The following information is collected:

  •  Your IP Address;
  • Your country, region or city;
  • The pages of the website that you visit;
  • The search engine terms used to reach the website;
  • Any search queries made on the website;
  • The url of the website from which you visited the Cary Smart Photography website;
  • Your browser, operating system and device type.

You can accept or reject cookies via the pop-up cookie banner that appears when you first access the website, or by adjusting your web browser controls.


Marketing communications

If you elect to opt-in to receiving email marketing communications from Cary Smart Photography, you can opt-out at any time by using the “unsubscribe” link in the emails.


Your Rights

If you would like to access, review, update, rectify, or delete any Personal Information that Cary Smart Photography holds about you, or exercise any other data subject right available to you under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), please contact Cary Smart  via email at cary.smart@carysmart.com  with the subject “Data Request”.  Your request will be recorded and will be responded to within 30 days.