Privacy Policy

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Website Privacy Notice

This privacy notice forms part of the agreement that controls your use of our website, MasteringPortraitPhotography.com and explains how we use any personal information we collect from you through our website.

We will treat your data in the same way that we would wish our own personal information to be treated.

Collecting your information

Some of the pages and content on our website can be accessed without giving us your personal information. If, however, you sign up for membership or set up an account with us, we’ll ask you for your personal information including your name and email address. We also record your activity and preferences when visiting our website through the use of cookies (see the Cookies section below).

Using your information

We’ll use your personal information to activate your membership and set up your account with us. We undertake this processing because it is necessary to take steps to enter into a contract with you.

If you agree to receive email updates from us, we’ll use your name and email address to send this information to you. By sending this information to you, we are pursuing our legitimate interest to provide you with information regarding MasteringPortraitPhotography.com. You have the right to object or restrict to this processing at any time, just let us know (see the Contact section below), or click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of every email we send. We promise not to bombard you with information or irrelevant offers.

We use Mailchimp to send our newsletters. Please see Mailchimp‘s privacy notice for further information. We also use social media providers to notify you of new content and features.

Who else receives your personal data?

We may share your personal information with third parties where required by law, where it is necessary for our working relationship, or where we have another legitimate interest in doing so.

We may transfer your data to third parties operating or managing the website on our behalf, to third-party payment providers, third-party social media providers, and third-party mailing providers (including Rainmaker, Mailchimp, Facebook, Stripe, and/or Paypal). These third parties may be located in countries outside of the EU (see section below). By submitting your personal data, you agree to this processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this notice.

Where we have given you or where you have chosen a password which enables you to access your account, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share you password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Transferring your data outside of the EEA

By using our third-party providers, Mailchimp and Facebook, we transfer the personal information we collect about you to the USA in order to perform our contract with you. Mailchimp and Facebook are registered with the US Privacy Shield. This means that the USA has been deemed by the European Commission to provide an adequate level of protection for your personal information.

How long will we keep your personal data for?

We’ll keep hold of your data during the period we provide our service to you plus six years from the end of the last company financial year they related to, in order to comply with UK company record-keeping requirements.

Your rights to your personal data and complaints

You’re entitled to know what personal information we hold about you and how that information is processed, which means you can ask us to do any of the following things:

  • to access your data;
  • to rectify any mistakes relating to your data;
  • to erase your data;
  • to stop processing your data;
  • to receive an electronic copy of your data;
  • to object to our processing of your data;
  • to object to any automated decision making that we may do using your personal data; and
  • to receive a notification of any breach of your personal data.

Just let us know (see Contact section below) if you’d like to exercise any of your rights.
If you’re unhappy with how any access request has been dealt with, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner by calling their helpline: 0303 123 1113 or by starting a live chat at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/.

Cookies

MasteringPortraitPhotography.com contains cookies (a small text-only file that is placed on your computer by another computer on the internet to enable that computer to know when you are visiting a particular site). They are widely used in order to make sites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to website owners. Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. Please be aware that if you decline to accept cookies, it may prevent you from taking full advantage of our site.

MasteringPortraitPhotography.com uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our site and to distinguish which webpages are being used. 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. we only use information collected from cookies for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us to provide you with a better site by enabling us to monitor which webpages you find useful and which you do not. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our site and also allows us to improve our site.

Our site uses:

  • functionality cookies. These cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our site. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences.
  • strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our site, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Google Analytics / performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors, to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it, provides us with information about the type of browser they are using, device and remembers if users have closed our pop-up information. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

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.

Contact

We welcome any queries or enquiries or requests in respect of this notice, you can contact us by sending us an email to sarah_p@masteringportraitphotography.com.
Our company registration details are as follows:

Mastering Photography Ltd (company registration number 10831328)

Registered office address
6 High Street
Haddenham
Aylesbury
Bucks
United Kingdom
HP17 8ER