This notice sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your sensitive information and how we will deal with it. For the purposes of the Data Protection Act (‘the DPA’) and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (‘the GDPR’), sensitive information includes what is defined as your ‘personal data’.
By visiting any domain hosted on halophotographystudio.com (the ‘Website’) you accept and consent to the practices described in this Privacy Notice including the processing of your personal data under this lawful basis.
In this Privacy Notice, we seek to abide by the letter and spirit of the guidelines laid out by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office in the document ‘Privacy Notices, Transparency and Control’.
Who We Are
More formally, we are Halo Photography Limited. We are a company registered in England and Wales with Company No. 6911473 and our registered office is at 3 Errington Street, Bebside, Blyth NE24 4HP
For the purposes of the DPA and in-line with the GDPR, Halo Photography is the Data Controller.
If we deliver our commercial services to you then we will become the Data Processor in regards to any images provided by you. You warrant to us that you have the appropriate consent and intellectual property rights to provide the images to us.
If you have any concerns about the way we use your information or any questions about this Privacy Notice, please let us know. We can be contacted via email at [email protected]
or you can write to us at the address above.
What we do with your information
We will use your information to deliver:
- our newsletter to you and to send you information about the services that we offer and other related topics;
- our commercial services to you;
- our products to your nominated delivery addresses; and
- information about the services we provide by other means.
If you are a previous or existing customer of Halo Photography prior to the date of this Notice then any communication sent to you will be sent on the legal basis of legitimate interests unless you have provided direct consent to be contacted by us already or at any point in the future.
Information we collect from you
We will collect and process the following information about you:
Information you give us – this is information about you that you give us by filling in forms on our Website or by corresponding with us by phone, email or otherwise. It includes information you provide when you request to make a purchase through our Website. We only request from you the minimum data required for you to use our service.
The only information we require from you to sign up to our mailing list will be your email address.
If you purchase any products from our Website then we will ask you for you for your full name, email address, phone number and a delivery address.
Information we collect about you – Whenever you visit our Website we will automatically collect the following information:
technical information – including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform;
information about your visit – this includes the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL), clickstream to, through and from our Website (including date and time), pages you have visited, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain page and page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs).
Information we receive from other sources – This is information we receive about you if you use any of the other websites we operate or the other services we provide. In this case we will have informed you when we collected that data if we intend to share those data internally and combine it with data collected on this Website. We will also have told you for what purpose we will share and combine your data. We are working closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers, credit reference agencies). We will notify you when we receive information about you from them and the purposes for which we intend to use that information.
Where we hold and what we do with your information
The information and content held on our Website is deployed geographically to maximise user experience. All information that could identify individuals within the European Union is stored exclusively within the European Union. We will never share your user information with third parties for promotional purposes.
If you purchase any prints or other products from us then these will be delivered by Royal Mail or DPD on our behalf. You can find out more about how Royal Mail and DPD operate and how they handle your personal data by visiting their Website here and here.
Our email marketing is delivered to you by Send Blaster. You can find out more about Send Blaster and how they handle your personal data by visiting their Privacy Notice here.
What we do to ensure the security of your personal information
We take the security of your personal data very seriously. Our approach to information security is constantly evolving and continually reviewed.
We have adopted industry best practices from both technological and business process perspectives in order to make the security of your data a key part of the way we do business.
We also store images that we take on secured servers hosted from our business premises. These images only hold a minimum of personal information. Normal only a Surname for reference purposes. Image are stored indefinatly until drive failure. Drives are then correctly disposed of with no chance of data recovery.
We have policies and practices in place that not only ensure our compliance under the DPA but also the GDPR, including training and adequate procedures put in place for any staff that handle or have access to sensitive information.
Your rights regarding your personal information
We may contact you via email with updates about the services that we offer or any changes that we have made to our Website.
You can opt in or out at any time by clicking the ‘Unsubscribe’ link in our emails.
Our Website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates (including, but not limited to, websites on which our service may be advertised). If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites and any services that may be accessible through them have their own privacy policies and that we are not responsible or liable for these policies or for any personal data that may be collected through these websites or services, such as contact and location data. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites or use these services.
Use of Data
Halo Photography LTD uses the collected data for various purposes:
- To provide and maintain our Service
- To notify you about changes to our Service
- To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
- To provide customer support
- To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our Service
- To monitor the usage of our Service
- To detect, prevent and address technical issues
- To provide you with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless you have opted not to receive such information
We may provide paid products and/or services within the Service. In that case, we use third-party services for payment processing (e.g. payment processors).
The payment processors we work with are:
Their policies can be viewed at https://www.paypal.com, https://dojo.tech/ & https://stripe.com/.
You have the right to find out about what information we hold about you. You can exercise that right by contacting us and we will send you any request for information in a suitable electronic form within 20 working days. To make a request for information please contact [email protected]and a member of our team will be in touch.
If your personal data is incorrect then you have the right to rectify this information and ensure that it is accurate and up to date. If your data is incorrect then please contact us at the email address above and a member of the team will rectify this on your behalf.
You have the right ‘to be forgotten’ and to have your personal identifiable information permanently deleted from our systems. Again, if you would like to exercise this right then please contact us at [email protected].
There will be no charge made for reasonable electronic access to your information, your right to rectification or for your right to be forgotten from our systems.
How long we hold your information for
We keep contact information for up to 5 years for tax records.
Changes to this Privacy Notice
Any changes we may make to our Privacy Notice in the future will be posted on this page. The new terms may be displayed on-screen and you will be required to read and accept them to continue your use of our services.
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
As part of our overall approach to privacy and transparency, this section describes what cookies are in the context of our web and mobile interfaces, and what their use means to you. At the end, we’ve included some links to help you research cookies and their impact, and how you can use your web browser to control the way it manages cookies.
We use the following types of cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies –these are cookies that are required for the operation of our Website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our Website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-payment system.
- Analytical/performance cookies – these allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our Website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies –these are used to recognise you when you return to our Website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Targeting cookies –these cookies record your visit to our Website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our Website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose but these cookies will contain no information capable of identifying you personally to us.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use below:
We use Google Analytics to understand general trends about our content and traffic sources; for example, where users come from, which pages are most popular, which sites provide most traffic, how our marketing efforts impact the amount of visits we receive.
Google’s statement about privacy can be found here.
The Twitter button allows our users to share our platform and services with their followers more easily.
We use Facebook button to allow you to share out platform with your friends and other Facebook users.
Facebook’s statement about privacy relating their Connect feature is here and also here.
We use a LinkedIn button to allow you to share our platform and the services we offer with your connections. LinkedIn’s information about privacy can be found here.
We use an Instagram button to allow you to easily follow our Instagram account. You can find out more about how Instagram handle your personal data by visiting their statement on Privacy here.
We use the GooglePlus to allow you to follow our page on their platform. You can view more about how Google handle your data by viewing their Privacy Notices here.
The YouTube button allows you to easily access and follow our account on YouTube. You can read about how YouTube handle your data by viewing their policy here.
More information about cookies
Still don’t know what cookies are? Then why not follow the link conveniently located here which provides more information about what they are and how they work.
Contact the Information Commissioner if there is a problem
If you consider we have not addressed your problem, you can contact the UK Information Commissioner’s Office for assistance. Further information can be found here.
Effective date: May 18, 2021