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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

At Sier Photography we respect your concerns about privacy. This privacy policy is for Sier Photography and includes our website [www.sierphotography.com] and served by [Sier Photography, 60 Knowle Lane, Sheffield, S11 9SH] and governs the privacy of our customers, suppliers and website users who choose to engage with us either directly or through our website. It explains how we comply with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the DPA (Data Protection Act) [pre GDPR enforcement] and the PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations).

This policy will explain areas of our business and/or website that may affect your privacy and personal details, how we collect, process, manage and store those details and how your rights under the GDPR, DPA & PECR are adhered to. Additionally, it will explain the use of cookies or software, the downloading of any documents, files or software made available to you (if any) on this website and the choices available to users of our website regarding our use of the information.

We also describe the measures we take to protect the security of the information collected from you and how you can contact us about our privacy practices. Further explanations may be provided for specific business activities and pages or features of this website in order to help you understand how we as a business process your data and how this website and its third parties (if any) interact with you and your computer / device in order to serve it to you.

The DPA & GDPR May 2018

We and this website comply with the DPA (Data Protection Act 1998) and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into effect from May 2018. We will update this policy accordingly after the completion of the UK's exit from the European Union.

Contact & Communication With us

Contacting us through our website, by post, email or telephone is done at your own discretion and providing any such personal details requested is at your own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use.

Where you have requested so and give your express permission, we may use your details to send you products / services information. This is done in accordance with the regulations named in 'The policy' above.

Visitors to Our Website

When someone visits our website at www.sierphotography.com we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of our website, but will not store, save or collect personal information. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. In conjunction with gathering information through cookies, our web servers may log information such as your device type, operating system type, browser type, domain, and other system settings, as well as the language your system uses and the country and time zone where your device is located. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

Use of Cookies

Our website uses cookies to better the users experience while visiting the website. As required by legislation, where applicable this website uses a cookie control system, allowing the user to give explicit permission or to deny the use of / saving of cookies on their computer / device.

What are cookies? Cookies are small files saved to the user's computer’s hard drive that track, save and store information about the user's interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website. Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors or use the cookie control system if available upon their first visit.

External Website Links & Third Parties

Our websites may provide links to other websites for your convenience and information. Although we only look to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. (External links are clickable text / banner / image links to other websites). Linked sites may have their own privacy notices or policies, which we strongly suggest you review.

Shortened URL's; URL shortening is a technique used on the web to shorten URL's (Uniform Resource Locators) to something substantially shorter. This technique is especially used in social media and looks similar to this (example: http://bit.ly/zyVUBo). Users should take caution before clicking on shortened URL links and verify their authenticity before proceeding.

We cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite our best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and we cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

To the extent any linked websites are not owned or controlled by us, we are not responsible for the websites' content, any use of the websites, or the privacy practices of the websites, even though you may enter that site directly from visiting ours. You should check the privacy policies, if any, of those individual websites to see how the operators of those third-party websites will utilize your personal information. In addition, these websites may contain a link to Websites of our affiliates. The websites of our affiliates are not subject to this Privacy Policy, and you should check their individual privacy policies to see how the operators of such websites will utilise your personal information.

Downloads & Media Files

Any downloadable documents, files or media made available on this website are provided to users at their own risk. While all precautions have been undertaken to ensure only genuine downloads are available users are advised to verify their authenticity using third party anti-virus software or similar applications.

We accept no responsibility for third party downloads and downloads provided by external third-party websites and advise users to verify their authenticity using third party anti-virus software or similar applications.

Telephone Enquiries

When you telephone us we will collect relevant personal information to enable us to contact you back to further discuss the requirements you have from our services. This information is only retained for the minimum a period while any enquiries you have made on us are still active.

People Who email Us

We will retain your email information in order to correspond with you in order to provide the services you have requested from us. We will monitor any emails sent to us, including file attachments, for viruses or malicious software. Please be aware that you have a responsibility to ensure that any email you send is within the bounds of the law.

Information We Collect

Generally, the amount and type of information you provide to us when engaging with our business is controlled by you. As a visitor to our website, you can browse our website to find out more about our website and the services we offer. You are not required to provide us with any Personally Identifiable Information as a Visitor.

The types of personal information users of our services may submit include:

  • Contact information (such as name, postal address, telephone number and email address);
  • Information related to the nature of your enquiry,
  • Other personal information submitted by current or prospective suppliers and subcontractors,
  • Other personal information found in content that users provide.

How We Use the Information We Collect

We may use the information described above to:

  • Respond to your inquiries,
  • Provide products and services,
  • Send you promotional materials or other communications,
  • Evaluate potential suppliers and subcontractors and manage our relationships with them,
  • Operate, evaluate and improve our business (including developing new products and services; enhancing and improving our products and services; managing our communications; analysing our products, services and communications; and performing accounting, auditing and other internal functions),
  • Protect against, identify and prevent cybersecurity and other security events, espionage, fraud and other unlawful activity, claims and other liabilities,
  • Comply with and enforce applicable legal requirements, relevant industry standards and our policies, and
  • Analysing the manner in which our users interact with our website

How long is the information retained for?

We will only retain your information for the minimum time necessary to fulfil any contract we have entered into with you. If we engage in a contract with you we will retain your details for a period of 12 months from your last contact with us.

Information We Share

We do not sell, pass on or otherwise disclose personal information we collect from you, except as described in this Online Privacy Notice. 

We may disclose information about you 

(i)If we are required to do so by law or legal process, 

(ii)To law enforcement authorities or other government entities, 

(iii)When we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent harm or financial loss, or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual espionage, cybersecurity or security events or other fraudulent or illegal activity or 

(iv)If we have obtained your permission to do so.

We will never sell your information to a third party.

WordPress

We use a third-party service, WordPress.com, to publish our blog. We use a standard WordPress service to collect anonymous information about users' activity on the site, for example the number of users viewing pages on the site, to monitor and report on the effectiveness of the site and help us improve it. WordPress requires visitors that want to post a comment to enter a name and email address. For more information about how WordPress processes data, please see WordPress Privacy Policy

Social Media Policy & Usage

We adopt a Social Media Policy to ensure our business and our staff conduct themselves accordingly online. While we may have official profiles on social media platforms users are advised to verify authenticity of such profiles before engaging with or sharing information with such profiles. We will never ask for user passwords or personal details on social media platforms. Users are advised to conduct themselves appropriately when engaging with us on social media.

There may be instances where our website features social sharing buttons, which help share web content directly from web pages to the respective social media platforms. You use social sharing buttons at your own discretion and accept that doing so may publish content to your social media profile feed or page. You can find further information about some social media privacy and usage policies in the resources section below.

Your Rights and Choices

We offer you certain choices in connection with the personal information we collect from you. To update your preferences, ask us to remove your information from databases or submit a request, please contact us as indicated in the "How to Contact Us" section of this Privacy Notice.

You may request access to the personal information we maintain about you or request that we correct, amend, delete or block the information by contacting us as indicated below. You may withdraw any consent you previously provided to us or object at any time on legitimate grounds to the processing of your personal information, and we will apply your preferences going forward.

How We Protect Personal Information

We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect the personal information you provide to us against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use.

Updates to Our Online Privacy Notice

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time and without prior notice to you to reflect changes in our personal information practices. You should review this Privacy Policy frequently. We will also change the "Last Updated" date at the beginning of this Privacy Policy. Any changes we make to our Privacy Policy are effective as of this Last Updated date and replace any prior Privacy Policies.

Resources & Further Information

Overview of the GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation

Data Protection Act 1998

Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003

The Guide to the PECR 2003

Twitter Privacy Policy

Facebook Privacy Policy

Google Privacy Policy

Instagram Privacy Policy

WordPress Privacy Policy

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments about this Online Privacy Notice, or if you would like us to update information we have about you or your preferences, please contact us by writing to us at:

Sier Photography

60 Knowle Lane

Sheffield

S11 9SH

v.1.0 March 2018 Edited & customised by: Sier Photography