The DPA & GDPR May 2018
This website complies with the DPA (Data Protection Act 1998) and already complies with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which comes into effect from May 2018. I will update this policy accordingly after the completion of the UK’s exit from the European Union.
What are cookies? Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer’s hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.
Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors or use the cookie control system if available upon their first visit.
Website Visitor Tracking
This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information.
Downloads & Media Files
Any downloadable documents, files or media made available on this website are provided to users at their own risk. While all precautions have been undertaken to ensure only genuine downloads are available, users are advised to verify their authenticity using third-party anti-virus software or similar applications.
I accept no responsibility for third party downloads and downloads provided by external third party websites and advise users to verify their authenticity using third-party anti-virus software or similar applications.
Contact & Communication With Me
Users contacting me through this website do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Data protection – Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use. I do not share any information given to me unless you have given me express permission.
Where I have clearly stated and made you aware of the fact, and where you have given your express permission, I may use your details to send you products/services information through a mailing list system. This is done in accordance with the regulations named in ‘The policy’ above.
Purpose And Usage Limitation – Information shared with me will only be used for purposes mentioned and will never be shared with 3rd parties.
Data Security – Information is stored confidentially on an external hard drive in a locked office or encoded password protected and secure online storage.
Data Retention – At the end of our working relationship I will ask you if you would like me to retain your contact details for further contact such as special offers.
Email Mailing List & Marketing Messages
From time to time I may contact clients (subscribers) via an email mailing list program, used to inform them about products, services and/or news I supply/publish. Subscriber personal details are collected, processed, managed and stored in accordance with the regulations named in ‘The policy’ above. Subscribers can unsubscribe at any time by means as detailed in the footer of sent marketing messages. The type and content of marketing messages subscribers receive, and if it may contain third party content, is clearly outlined at the point of subscription.
External Website Links & Third Parties
Although I only look to include quality, safe and relevant external links I feel are useful to my web visitors, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website.
I cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite my best efforts. Users should, therefore, note they click on external links at their own risk and I cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.
Social Media Policy & Usage
I adopt a Social Media Policy to ensure my business and my staff conduct themselves accordingly online. While I 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. I will never ask for user passwords or personal details on social media platforms. Users are advised to conduct themselves appropriately when engaging with me on social media.
My website features social sharing buttons, which help share web content directly from web pages to the respective social media platforms. You use social sharing buttons at your own discretion and accept that doing so may publish content to your social media profile feed or page.
Use of the Identifiable Image
In accordance with GDPR regulations, clients have several options where it comes to image display. While it benefits this wedding/portrait photography business to be able to show new, regular and exemplary work via this site or corresponding social media channels, and/or to share these images with co-suppliers e.g. wedding venues, it is recognised that certain clients may benefit from limitations on this sharing.
Therefore clients have the right to request any of the following: anonymised accompanying text; accompanying text to use initials of names only; online photograph samples showing unidentifiable images only; online photograph samples showing non-people images (details only); or to fully request no online images to be shared. In addition, clients may request in writing that identifiable and commissioned images be erased from online sources at any future point in time. Any image data will be used appropriately and with consent (your contract).
My Contact Details
Mr Alex Dimopoulos
Email address – alex(at)alexdimos.com
My address – No. 14 Moyers Rd, London, E10 6JQ