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P R I V A C Y  P O L I C Y

SITE ACTIVITY DATA

Carlett Studios considers Internet user privacy and data protection to be of paramount importance.

The Carlett Studios website complies with the Data Protection Act 1998 in relation to all processing of personal data supplied to us by users and other personal data in our possession for any reason. It is the policy of Carlett Studios to maintain the privacy and confidentiality of any personal information, such as your name, address, email address, or phone number that you provide to us. Because your privacy is important to us, we maintain this website privacy policy to protect your personal information. By using this site, you consent to the terms of this website privacy policy. We do not collect, use or disclose your personal information for any purpose other than those identified below, except with your consent or as required by law.

Each time you visit the website www.carlettstudios.com the web server collects and logs certain information. We keep these access logs for a reasonable period of time. These logs include, but are not restricted to: your computer’s TCP/IP address, the date, time and files accessed. These logs also contain information about referrer information if you clicked on an external link in order to access a webpage. We use these logs solely for performance, site administration and security reviews. We do not sell or share this information with any third party.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

We collect only personal information about you, such as your name, address, email address, or phone number that you voluntarily provide to us. For example, we may receive personal information about you when you send us an email through our website or sign up for our newsletter (where applicable). We may forward the personal information you provide to us to the person or department (internally) equipped to handle your request or respond to your inquiry.

We do not sell any personal information we receive through our website to any third party, nor will we add such information to any bulk email list we may prepare.

COOKIES

A “cookie” is a block of text placed in a file on your hard drive by a website you’ve visited. portions of the website may use cookies for security and authentication purposes.

We use cookies on this website for a number of reasons, including but not limited to tracking the number of people who read each article (via Google Analytics), and serving advertisements. Our use of Google Analytics includes the service’s Advertising Features in order to customise the advertising that you see on the site.

If you do not wish to have cookies stored in your browser, you may instruct your web browser to reject them. Here are instructions for doing so in Google Chrome, for example, and Firefox, but the same result is possible in just about any browser.

We do not share or sell information we may learn about you through our use of cookies to any third party or for any purpose.

 

CONTACT FORMS

When using our contact form we collect the following information which is directly provided by you; name, email address and potentially an approximate location of the user (“Where are you located?/ Do you have a location in mind?”) and the message itself. The information provided is only used to reply or for direct contact with the user. By completing the contact form on our website you agree to Carlett Studios contacting you about Carlett Studios services. You will not be added to any mailing lists and will only be contacted by Carlett Studios in relation to your enquiry. Your personal details will not be used for marketing purposes nor will they be passed on to any third parties. They will only be stored in the email generated by the contact form which will be filed in the email account for Carlett Studios which is hosted by Gmail which is only accessed by the photographer most suited to your enquiry at Carlett Studios. If you wish to request for any email(s) containing your personal information to be deleted, please email carlettstudios@gmail.com.

Addresses are only requested for clients who wish to purchase packages including physical products such as USB presentation boxes.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

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.

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.

WHAT WE SHARE WITH OTHERS

We share information with third parties who help us provide our services to you;

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Application, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

PAYMENTS

We accept some payments through Stripe. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to Stripe, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.

Please see the Stripe Privacy Policy for more details.

CLIENT GALLERIES

Carlett Studios creates a client gallery for each client to whom photos are delivered as part of the services contracted. Carlett Studios’ client galleries are hosted by Pic-Time. To visit a Carlett Studios client gallery you will be required to enter a password. No entry of personal data is needed.

CLIENTS AND WEDDING GUESTS CAPTURED IN PHOTOS

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”. Carlett Studios will never photograph an individual as a means of unique identification or authentication unless consensually contracted to do so. Guests at events or weddings appear in photos taken by Carlett Studios as a part of the visual recording of the event in photos. Guests captured in portraits or in group photos do so as part of the event and their rights are protected by Carlett Studios as detailed in this privacy policy. In terms of explicit GDPR compliance, events and wedding clients and guests are photographed within the parameters of GDPR legislation on the basis of ‘legitimate interests’.

The taking of photographs of event or wedding guests when viewed as a form of processing personal data is necessary for the legitimate interests of Carlett Studios as a photography and videography 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 events and/or wedding guests at the event and the degree to which it would distract us from performing our job renders it infeasible to do. Events and wedding clients are therefore requested to direct their guests 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.

SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY & USAGE

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.

 

PROMOTIONAL USE OF IMAGES

To enable the continued work of Carlett Studios, We reserve the right, with your consent, to select photographs to be used for promotional purposes. Photographs may be displayed on the Carlett Studios website, blog, social media and on promotional materials such as but not limited to, brochures/flyers that promote the services of Carlett Studios. Photographs occasionally will be submitted to photography related websites and magazine articles; providing that the images used are used lawfully and without damage to Carlett Studios’ client(s). The rights of the people captured in these photographs are protected by Carlett Studios as detailed in this privacy policy. Carlett Studios respects the privacy of every client and therefore every client photographed by Carlett Studios, must consent for photographs to be displayed.

POLICY REVISIONS

Any changes to this website privacy policy will be promptly communicated on this website. Any such change will be prospective only and will not affect how we handle personal information submitted to us before the change occurs.

CONTACTING US

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or wish to withdraw your consent for an image displayed on this website, please contact us via carlettstudios@gmail.com.

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