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Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.johnclearyphotography.co.uk.

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.

Contact forms

Contact forms are used on the site simply to act as an email interface. No data is stored on the website following the completion of a form. Your email will be delivered to us and acted upon accordingly.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save 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.

Analytics

We use google analytics to track the performance and usage of the website. Data is stored on Google for 14 months to enable to track year on year website performance.

Who we share your data with

With the exception of where it is strictly necessary (for example credit card payments), your data is not shared with anyone.

How long we retain your data

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

John Cleary Photography uses Mailchimp MailChimppersonal data which has self-certified to both the EU-U.S Privacy Shield and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield regimes and lawfully transfers EU/EEA personal data to the U.S. pursuant to our Privacy Shield Certification. They also complete a SOC II Type 2 examination on an annual basis for the Trust Principal Criteria of Security, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality, and Availability. For more information on Mailchimp’s adherence to GDPR, click here. 

We use Stripe to process your payments, which has been audited by a PCI-certified auditor and is certified to PCI Service Provider Level-1. Stripe forces HTTPS for all service using TLS (SSL). For more on Stripe’s security click here. Stripe is certified under the EU-U.S. and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, for more see Stripe’s Privacy Shield Policy. For more on how Stripe is GDPR compliant click here. 

Contact information

If you have questions or concerns about the data we have for you or how it is handled. Please contact us via the contact form or by phone 01926 271128

Additional information

How we protect your data

We will never pass on your details to third parties without receiving your positive consent to do so. 

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the unlikely event that our systems are breached, we will inform the ICO immediately and adhere to their guidelines.