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GDPR Privacy Policy

Who we are.

Our website address is: https://wessimpson-weddings.com.

1. Introduction.

1.1 We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of Wes Simpson Weddings website visitors and customers.

1.2 This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of Wes Simpson Weddings website visitors and customers.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it.

Comments.

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media.

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION.

Contact forms

I may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit my site, subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources I make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, phone number. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously.

I will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to me. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

I may process your personal data that is provided as part of an enquiry about our services (“enquiry data”). This enquiry data may include your name, contact telephone number, email address and wedding details such as date and venue. For the purposes of offering, marketing and selling relevant goods and/or services to you. The legal basis for this processing is consent, namely at your request, to provide information about our availability and services.

I may process your personal data that is provided in the course of the use of my services (“service data”). The service data may include your name, contact telephone number, email address and wedding details such as venue, date and time. The service data may be processed for the purposes of providing my services, maintaining back-ups of our databases and communicating with you. The legal basis for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and Wes Simpson Weddings or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract.

I may process information that you provide for publication on our website or social media (“publication data”). The publication data may be processed [for the purposes of enabling such publication and marketing of our website and services. The legal basis for this processing is consent.

I may process information relating to our customer relationships, including customer contact information (“customer relationship data”). The customer relationship data may include your name, your contact details, and information contained in communications between us and you. The customer relationship data may be processed for the purposes of managing our relationships with customers, communicating with customers, keeping records of those communications and promoting our products and services to customers. The legal basis for this processing is consent.

I may process information relating to transactions, including purchases of goods and services, that you enter into with us. (“transaction data”). The transaction data may include your contact details and the transaction details. The transaction data may be processed for the purpose of supplying the purchased goods and services and keeping proper records of those transactions. The legal basis for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract and our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business.

I may process information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and/or newsletters. (“notification data”). The notification data may be processed for the purposes of sending you the relevant notifications and/or newsletters. The legal basis for this processing is consent.

I may process information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us (“correspondence data”). The correspondence data may include the communication content and metadata associated with the communication. Our website will generate the metadata associated with communications made using the website contact forms. The correspondence data may be processed for the purposes of communicating with you and record-keeping. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business and communications with users.

I may process any of your personal data identified in this policy where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the protection and assertion of our legal rights, your legal rights and the legal rights of others.

I may process any of your personal data identified in this policy where necessary for [the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, or obtaining professional advice. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper protection of our business against risks.

HOW I USE COLLECTED INFORMATION.

Wes Simpson Weddings may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:

a. To Improve my Site
I continually strive to improve my website offerings based on the information and feedback I receive from you.

b. To Improve Customer Service
Your information helps me to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.

c. To administer a content, promotion, survey or other Site feature
To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics I think will be of interest to them.

d. To Send Periodic Emails.

The information received from the contact form will be used for correspondence in both the build up the your wedding or event and for communication purposes after the event.

e. Post wedding/event Q&A

 Personal Information gained about your wedding day from a Q&A document may be used for the purpose of promotion, advertising on the website, blog posts, social media and printed advertising. This information may be kept for up to 10 years. Further details can be found in the Term and conditions form that would have been signed as part of the service agreement.

WEB BROWSER COOKIES.

My Site may use “cookies” to enhance User experience. User’s web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. The user may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

Users may find advertising or other content on my Site that link to the sites and services of my partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. I do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and I am not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from my Site. Besides, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be continually changing. These sites and services may have their privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to my Site, is subject to that website’s terms and policies.

Who we share your data with

I do NOT sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. I may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with my business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.

How long we retain your data.

The information supplied via the contact form is kept for up to 5 years after the wedding date. This may include your address, emails, contact numbers, wedding venue and wedding details.

If you fill out a post wedding Q&A this information will be used on a blog post, gallery and social media. The information supplied will be kept on file for up to five years.

If you leave a comment, 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.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Additional information

How we protect your data

I adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorised access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on my Site. Sensitive and private data exchange between the Site and its Users happens over an SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

Wes Simpson Weddings has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When I do, I will send you an email. I encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how I am helping to protect the personal information I collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use my Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

CONTACTING ME

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact me at: sales@wessimpsonphotography.com 

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