Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy
Updated: 16th December 2019

This web page has been created to provide information to visitors to our website that defines the privacy policy of Gary F. Smith with reference to the collection of personal data provided to us.

Gary F. Smith is dedicated to protecting the privacy of any persons visiting our website. This privacy policy shall outline what data is collected, stored, used and shared when you visit or make a purchase from https://www.garyfsmithphotography.com

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations)
The general data protection regulation (EU) 2016/679 is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all persons within the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA). GDPR came into effect in May 2018.
This regulation is to provide transparency
  • Of how personal data is collected, stored, used and shared
  • Of informing you what data is collected
  • Preventing the collection of personal data that is outside the use of our website and
  • Ensuring that you will only be contacted by giving clear consent by ‘opting in’.
Data Collection
Data collected other than that specified in Cookies (see ‘Cookie Policy’)
  • Your name, address, email address and any other information you provide is collected only in the act of fulfilling contracts between you and Gary F. Smith. By placing an order you provide this information and give clear consent to its use in the fulfilment of that order
  • Your name and email address is collected when you use the contact form to contact us. You may provide a telephone number which is optional, and only required if you wish to be contacted by telephone
  • No data is shared with third parties for the purpose of marketing. Your personal data may be provided to third parties only for the purpose of delivering orders, which you gave consent to by placing an order
  • Our website does not collect email lists for the purpose of newsletters or email marketing
Data Sharing
Your personal data may be shared with third parties who provide a service on our behalf. They only have access to the information they need to perform those services.
  • Your name, address and order information may be shared to ‘One Vision Imaging’ our professional printing lab only to the extent necessary for the purpose of printing and shipping your order directly to you, which you gave consent to when placing an order
  • Our website financial transactions are handled through one of two payment services providers, Stripe or PayPal. We share information with Stripe or PayPal only to the extent necessary for the purpose of processing payments you make via our website, and dealing with complaints and queries relating to such payments 
Security of Personal Information
When you place an order via our website we will store personal data you provide to us as order information on our secure password protected servers.
  • We will take all reasonable precautions both technical and organisational to prevent the loss, misuse or alterations of your personal data
  • Online transactions entered into via our website will be directed through to our payment service providers; Stripe or PayPal. We do not collect or store financial information. All purchases via stripe or PayPal securely collect your payment information and sends us confirmation of payment so that we may fulfil your order.
  1. If you decide to make a purchase using stripe, you are doing so under the terms of stripe’s privacy policy, for details  on how stripe collects information visit www.stripe.com/gb/privacy
  2.  If you decide to make a purchase using PayPal, you are doing so under the terms of PayPal’s privacy policy, for         details on how PayPal collects information visit www.paypal.com
  • You recognise that information transmitted over the internet can be insecure and we cannot guarantee the security of information sent, and that you are responsible for keeping your online details confidential, which includes but not limited to passwords, financial information and other login details. We will not ask you for any information regarding this
Accessing your Personal Data
If you would like to review or correct certain personal data that you previously provided to us, you may access your information in the “My Account” section of the website. For other personal data, you can contact us as described at the bottom of this privacy policy.

Social Media Platforms
Our website contains links to social media platforms. We are not responsible for the policies or practices of these links and caution should be used before any communication or action is taken through these links.

Disclosures
We will not disclose the personal information you provide to us other than as deemed reasonable necessary.
  • To the extent required by law
  • In connection with any ongoing prospective legal preceding
  • In order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights including providing information to others for the purpose of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk
  • To persons who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information
Your Rights
You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information will be subject to:
  • The requirements of GDPR regulations
  • The supply of appropriate evidence of your identity, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport countersigned by a recognised profession plus,
  • An original copy of a latest utility bill showing current address
However, to the extent permitted by law we may decline or withhold requests that are unreasonable, excessive, or prohibited by law or where we are unable to authenticate you as the person to whom the data relates

Policy Changes
We reserve the right to change the terms of this privacy policy at any time when necessary to reflect changes in how we process personal information and/or legal information. When we make changes, we will revise the ‘updated’ date at the top of the policy. We encourage you to review this policy whenever you visit our site

Contact
You can contact us if you have any queries, concerns or questions regarding this privacy policy by emailing info@garyfsmithphotography.com or using the contact form on the website