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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Photography by Ruth uses and protects any information that you provide when you use our website or services. We are Photography by Ruth, Langport, Somerset and we are the data controller responsible for your personal data.

My website is powered by Clikpic and as such Clik.com Websites Ltd is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using my website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) applies to personal data that we collect from you as a customer (“you” or “your”). It provides information on what data we collect, why we collect the data, how it is used and the lawful basis on which your personal data is processed, and what your rights are under the applicable data protection and privacy laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).


WHAT DO WE COLLECT?

We may collect the following information:

Personal information: Information relating to a particular service we are providing for you or that you have enquired about and that we require specific information of those that will be taking part in the session/service. This may therefore include your name, address, e-mail address; phone number; gender and date of birth; country, as well as the names, dates of birth, gender and other details about your family members and other participants in a photography session, together with and other information that you elect to provide to us.

Other Information: Personal details you choose to give when corresponding with us by phone or e-mail.



WHAT DO WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION WE GATHER FROM YOU?

We may ask or require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

* With your consent, we may use your photographs to promote and advertise our business, including (a) in our printed publications, presentations, promotional materials (including leaflets, brochures, stickers, bookmarks, posters, factsheets, calendars); (b) on our website and other digital advertising of our services; and (c) in social media forums such as Instagram and Facebook.
*To provide you with our services and to create and deliver the products you have requested and contact you regarding your use of the services. Such use is necessary to respond to or implement your request and for the performance of the contract between you and
*Internal record keeping, we may use the information to improve my products and services that we offer..
*We may periodically send information about our products using the email address which you have provided.
*From time to time,we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes or for your feedback about services provided to you.

SECURITY

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, We have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect whether online, in writing or electronically.

DATA RETENTION

We will keep your personal data only for as long as is reasonably necessary for the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy. In particular, we retain your basic personal data for 24 months after your photography session and we retain digital files of your photographs for 24 months or longer if you have consented their use. Upon expiry of the applicable retention period we will securely destroy your personal data in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.


CLIKPIC WOULD LIKE YOU TO KNOW HOW THEY USE COOKIES IN RELATION TO OUR WEBSITE

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.

Cookies are required to use the Clik system to manage a website.

Cookies are also required to use the shopping cart facility on our client sites.

We use tracking cookies to analyse user traffic on our site and on our client sites. A cookies to identify your browser and each visit will be applied. These may be declined.


CONTROLLING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless required by law to do so.

You may view details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. All the information we hold about you is in relation to our services in photography and you are welcome to request to see it at any time..