Privacy Policy

SUMMARY

In very basic terms I totally respect your personal information and will only ask you for what information I really need from you. I will look after it in the same way I would want mine looking after, keeping it secure!
I will only contact you in relation to your business with Paws in Focus (e.g. to arrange date and time for your photo session, to let you know when your photos are ready, to send you a reminder if a Gift Voucher you bought has not yet been redeemed).
I will only share your information with others where I need their help to deliver my service to you (such as our professional printing laboratory, who may need your name and address to post your purchases).
Be assured that I will never share your information in any other circumstances – nor will I sell it on elsewhere!

Only if you have given me permission to do so (by ticking the box on the PHOTO SESSION AND MODEL RELEASE AGREEMENT or by otherwise confirming this to me in writing), I may also contact you, not more than twice a year, to keep you up to date with Paws in Focus news and promotions.

Introduction
Paws in Focus takes your privacy very seriously. This privacy policy has been prepared in line with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which promotes fairness and transparency for all individuals in respect of their personal data. This privacy policy applies to all data we process, and by using Paws in Focus you consent to our collection and use of such data.

1. The Data we collect

As a data controller we collect a variety of data in order to deliver our services, and we will manage your personal data transparently, fairly and securely. If you book a photoshoot with us we may ask you to provide us the following data: First and Last Name / Address / Postcode, Telephone Number(s) / Email / Name of pet. We will also record a date of birth for all persons we photograph under the age of 13 and require the parent or a legal guardian to consent to photography.

Obviously being a photographic business we also create and manage images as per our contractual agreement(s).

We use the above data to deliver our service to you. We collect this data on the following lawful basis: to arrange or fulfil a Contract .

When you visit our website we do not collect Cookies or personal data about visitors, and we do not collect analytics data. However the web hosting account may collect some anonymous analytics data.

2. Which third parties do we share Personal Data with?

We may share personal data with the following third parties: printing labs, in order to fulfil your order. When you place an order by Paypal via the website, Paypal will share your name, address and email address with us to enable us to fulfil your order. Data is not transferred outside of the European Economic Area

There are also certain situations in which we may share access to your personal data without your explicit consent; for example if required by law, to protect the life of an individual, or to comply with any valid legal process, government request, rule or regulation.

3. Why do we share your Personal Data with the above?

We share your data in order to deliver our service to you

4. How do we keep your personal data secure? We keep your data secure by following internal policies of best practice and by using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology when information is submitted to us online, In the unlikely event of a criminal breach of our security we will inform the relevant regulatory body within 72 hours and, if your personal data were involved in the breach, we will also inform you

5. Changes to our privacy policy and control

We may change this privacy policy from time to time. When we do, we will let you know by changing the version on this policy, notifying customers of only significant changes. By continuing to access or use our services after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised privacy policy.

6. You have the following rights – – the right to be informed about the collection and use of your personal data – the right of access to your personal data and any supplementary information – the right to have any errors in your personal data rectified – the right to have your personal data erased – the right to block or suppressing the processing of your personal data – the right to move, copy or transfer your personal data from one IT environment to another – the right to object to processing of your personal data in certain circumstances, and – rights related to automated decision-making (i.e. where no humans are involved) and profiling (i.e. where certain personal data is processed to evaluate an individual). We also give you the option to manage your data via Email, Telephone, Writing to us:

Paws in Focus
Wiremead, East Cholderton, Hampshire SP11 8LR
Telephone 07788 912 561
Email: caroline@pawsinfocus.co.uk

While we do not hold personal data any longer than we need to, the duration will depend on your relationship with us, and whether it is ongoing. We may keep some of your personal data for up to 7 years after our working contract with you has finished for Tax legislation purposes. After this time we will archive your photographs indefinitely along with your relevant details and consent forms. This is due to requests for replacement images being made several years after being taken.