privacy policy

The policy: This privacy policy is for this website – www.kerriemitchell.co.uk – and governs the privacy of its visitors. It explains how we comply with the EU’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) legislation and the DPA (Data Protection Act). This policy will explain areas of this website that may a affect your privacy and personal details, how we process, collect, manage and store those details and how your rights under the GDPR and DPA are adhered to.

This website complies with the DPA (Data Protection Act 1998) and the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), effective from May 2018.

This website, www.kerriemitchell.co.uk, collects private user data using the following contact form – www.kerriemitchell.co.uk/weddings-book/ - www.kerriemitchell.co.uk/families-book/ - www.kerriemitchell.co.uk/babies-book/ - which generates emails sent to kerrie@kerriemitchell.co.uk. The data from these forms is emailed to the address listed above and also stored on the website server, in most cases dating back to when each form was created. The website server is accessible by the website administrators for www.kerriemitchell.co.uk at Showit. Showit never accesses or shares this data other than by request from Kerrie Measor (neé Mitchell). By completing the contact form you agree to Kerrie Measor contacting you about Kerrie Mitchell Photography Ltd’s photography services.
Your contact information will be recorded and retained in a customer management system (CMS) and kept securely online in accordance with their privacy policy. You will not be added to any mailing lists unless you have opted in or otherwise given consent, and will only be contacted by Kerrie Measor personally in relation to your enquiry. Your personal details will not be used for any marketing purposes nor will they be passed onto any third parties. They will be stored in the email generated by the above contact forms which will be led in the email account for Kerrie Mitchell Photography Ltd which is hosted by LCN.com and which can only be accessed by Kerrie Measor. If you wish to request for any email(s) containing your personal information to be deleted, please email kerrie@kerriemitchell.co.uk. 

Email marketing messages sent after a visitor has supplied their contact information and specifically requested / consented to being added to the email mailing list may contain tracking beacons / tracked clickable links or similar server technologies in order to track reader activity within email marketing messages. Where used, such marketing messages may record a range of subscriber data relating to engagement, geographic, demographics and already stored subscriber data. Emails entered into sign up boxes will be used purely to send you information relating to the service you are interested in. Including promotions/offers/sales. You can unsubscribe from this service at anytime. Our email marketing service is MailerLite and you can read their terms of service here.

Kerrie Mitchell Photography creates a client gallery for each client to whom photos are delivered as part of the services contracted. Kerrie Mitchell Photography’s client galleries are externally hosted by Pic-Time. Their privacy policy can be found here. To visit an Kerrie Mitchell Photography client gallery you will be required to enter your first name and email address. This personal data (email address) will be stored within Pic-Time's system, on their servers and will be used to email you only with information relevant to the client gallery you have accessed. Any such emails sent to you will only be during the period for which the gallery is live.

Only Kerrie Measor will have access to your personal data (email address) stored on Pic-Time's system on behalf of Kerrie Mitchell Photography Ltd. It will only be used as detailed above, will not be used for any other marketing purposes and will not be passed onto any third parties. Pic-Time’s technical support team will have the means to access to your personal data (email address) but will never access or share this data other than by request from Kerrie Measor. If you wish to request for your personal data (email address) to be deleted from Pic-Time’s servers, please email kerrie@kerriemitchell.co.uk.

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. We cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite our best efforts. Users should therefore note that 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.

We take care over the processes around looking after personal data stored on our physical systems. Kerrie Mitchell Photography Ltd holds the following personal data of clients:
i) Names
ii) Addresses (including email addresses)
iii) Phone numbers
within soft copy and sometimes hard copy contracts as well as soft copy client ‘shoot plan’ documents. Soft copy contracts
and day plans are safely stored within Kerrie Measor's password protected home office iMac and backed up to two encrypted external hard drives. Hard copy contracts are held in Kerrie Measor's secure home studio which is locked when not in use. Client photos are safely stored within Kerrie Measor's protected home office iMac and backed up to two encrypted external hard drives. An additional cloud copy of all images is stored on GDPR compliant Dropbox.

Under GDPR legislation, a photograph may in some instances constitute a form of personal data where they can be processed to allow “the unique identification or authentication of a natural person”. Kerrie Mitchell Photography Ltd will never photograph an individual as a means of unique identification or authentication unless consensually contracted to do so. Guests/attendees at events appear in photos taken by Kerrie Mitchell Photography Ltd as a part of the visual recording of the event in photos. Guests/ attendees captured in portraits or in group photos do so as part of the event and their rights are protected by Kerrie Mitchell Photography Ltd as detailed in this privacy policy.
In terms of explicit GDPR compliance, clients and guests/attendees are photographed within the parameters of GDPR legislation on the basis of ‘legitimate interests’. The taking of photographs of guests/attendees when viewed as a form of processing personal data is necessary for the legitimate interests of Kerrie Mitchell Photography Ltd as a photography business unless there is a good reason to protect a given individual’s personal data which overrides those legitimate interests.
Operating within the parameters of legitimate interests as laid out in GDPR legislation, the disproportionate effort involved
in providing privacy policy information to all event guests at the event and the degree to which it would distract us from performing our job renders it infeasible to do. Clients are therefore requested to direct their guests/attendees to read this privacy policy in advance of the event and to advise them to contact us in advance with any concerns around the processing of their personal data, namely being photographed.

We adopt a safe and responsible social media policy. While we may have official profiles on social media platforms, users are advised to verify the authenticity of such profiles before engaging with, or sharing information with, such profiles. We will never ask for personal details on social media platforms. Users are advised to conduct themselves appropriately when engaging with us on social media.

We may display any photographs to promote Kerrie Mitchell Photography Ltd on the Kerrie Mitchell Photography website and blog, on social media, on 3rd party blogs, on photography related websites, in exhibitions, in advertising, brochures, magazine articles and other such material, providing that the images used are used lawfully and without damage to Kerrie Mitchell Photography’s client(s). The rights of the people captured in these photographs are protected by Kerrie Mitchell Photography Ltd as detailed in this privacy policy.



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