Privacy Policy

Who we are:

Ursula McCollam Photography

Our website address is: https://ursulamccollamphotography.co.uk.

In very basic terms we totally respect your personal information and will only ask you for what information we really need from you. We will look after it in the same way we would want ours looking after, keeping it secure! We will only share it with others where we need their help us deliver our service to you (such as our professional printing laboratory who may need your name and address to post your purchases). Be assured that we will never share your information in any other circumstances – nor will we sell it on elsewhere! Here are more details.

Ursula McCollam Photography takes your privacy very seriously. This privacy policy has been prepared in line with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which promotes fairness and transparency for all individuals in respect of their personal data. This privacy policy applies to all data we process, and by using Ursula McCollam Photography   you consent to our collection and use of such data.

The Data we collect:

As a data controller we collect a variety of data in order to deliver our services, and we will manage your personal data transparently, fairly and securely. We may ask you to provide us the following data:

  • First and Last Name
  • Address
  • Postcode
  • Telephone Number(s)
  • Email
  • IP Address
  • Date of Birth.
  • We will also record a date of birth for all persons we photograph under the age of 13 and require the parent or a legal guardian to consent to photography.
  • Obviously being a photographic business we also create and manage images as per our contractual agreement(s).

We use the above data to deliver our service to you, for marketing purposes and to personalise your experience.

We collect this data on the following lawful basis:

  • to arrange or fulfil a contract (eg your wedding photos)
  • to meet a legal obligation other than a contract (eg my tax records).

When you visit our website we also collect Cookies. These are small pieces of data that websites send to a user’s computer and are stored on the user’s web browser. They are designed to enable the website to remember information, such as what a user might have put in a shopping cart for example. This helps us personalise your experience and to deliver our service to you.

If you leave a comment on the blog page, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service

Which third parties do we share Personal Data with?

We share personal data with the following third parties:

  • Photographic lab – Data is not transferred outside of the European Economic Area
  • Album Supplier – Data is not transferred outside of the European Economic Area
  • Data Management System – Data is not transferred outside of the European Economic Area
  • Google – Data is transferred outside of the European Economic Area to United States under the protection of EU/US Privacy Shield.
  • Cloud back up – Data is transferred outside of the European Economic Area to United States under the protection of EU/US Privacy Shield.
  • Accountant – Data is not transferred outside of the European Economic Area
  • Website hosting supplier – Data is transferred outside of the European Economic Area to United States under the protection of EU/US Privacy Shield.
  • Gallery hosting – Data is transferred outside of the European Economic Area to United States under the protection of EU/US Privacy Shield.
  • Website backup provider – Data is transferred outside of the European Economic Area to United States under the protection of EU/US Privacy Shield.
  • PayPal – Data is transferred outside of the European Economic Area to United States under the protection of EU/US Privacy Shield.

There are also certain situations in which we may share access to your personal data without your explicit consent; for example, if required by law, to protect the life of an individual, or to comply with any valid legal process, government request, rule or regulation.

Why do we share your Personal Data with the above?

We share your data in order to deliver our service to you and to personalise your service.

We may transfer personal data to a country outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) if necessary e.g. if a third party we utilise could have servers located outside of the EEA. If this is the case, we will either obtain your consent or otherwise ensure that the transfer is legal and your data is secure by following the EU’s guidelines. You can see above where we send data outside of the EEA and on what basis we do so.

How do we keep your personal data secure?

We keep your data secure

  • By following best practice in Data Protection
  • Encryption: By using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology when information is submitted to us online

In the unlikely event of a criminal breach of our security we will inform the relevant regulatory body within 72 hours and, if your personal data were involved in the breach, we will also inform you.

Changes to our privacy policy and control:

We may change this privacy policy from time to time. When we do, we will let you know by changing the date on this policy, notifying customers of only significant changes. By continuing to access or use our services after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised privacy policy.

You have the following rights

  • the right to be informed about the collection and use of your personal data
  • the right of access to your personal data and any supplementary information
  • the right to have any errors in your personal data rectified
  • the right to have your personal data erased
  • the right to block or suppressing the processing of your personal data
  • the right to move, copy or transfer your personal data from one IT environment to another
  • the right to object to processing of your personal data in certain circumstances, and – rights related to automated decision-making (i.e. where no humans are involved) and profiling (i.e. where certain personal data is processed to evaluate an individual).

We also give you the option to manage your data via:

Whilst we do not hold personal data any longer than we need to, the duration will depend on your relationship with us, and whether it is ongoing. We may keep some of your personal data for up to 7 years after our working contract with you has finished for Tax legislation purposes.