PRIVACY

I am committed to preserving the privacy of all visitors to my website at www.hiptoheartphotography.com. Please read the following privacy policy to understand how I use and protect the information that you provide to me.

By booking or enquiring with Hip to Heart Photography, you consent to the collection, use and transfer of your information under the terms of this policy.

INFORMATION THAT i COLLECT FROM YOU

When you visit, enquire or book through www.hiptoheartphotography.com you may be asked to provide certain information about yourself including your name & contact details. I only store your name and contact details.

I may also collect information about your usage of my website as well as information about you from messages you post to the website and e-mails, social media correspondence or letters you send to me.

USE OF YOUR INFORMATION

Your information will enable me to provide you with access to all parts of my website and to supply the goods or services you have requested. It will also enable me to bill you and to contact you where necessary concerning your enquiry or booking. I will also use and analyse the information I collect so that I can administer, support, improve and develop my business.

In particular, I may use your information to contact you for your views on my services and to notify you occasionally about important changes or developments to the website or my services (but only the services you originally enquired about). Further, where you have consented, I might also use your information to let you know by email about other products and services which I offer which may be of interest to you. If you change your mind about being contacted in the future, please let me know.

In the contract/agreement signed by you and I before the wedding, it's agreed that images of yourselves and any person featured in your final wedding gallery may be shared for editorial, trade, advertising or any other purpose in any manner or medium to generally promote the business in my portfolio. It is agreed that I may display and use the photographs taken for blogs, advertising, display, website and internet promotion, competitions, public display such as in mail, photography books, store fronts, window displays, social media, magazine advertising and any other purpose thought proper by me, providing they are used lawfully and without damage to you. Other than via the password protected gallery, do not resell any image to a third party other than with prior written consent. If you do not wish for identifiable images of yourself or any person at your wedding to be used in any of these ways, you need to contact me via email.

DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION

I do not pass your contact details on to any third parties. I ask that any payments to me are made via BACS bank transfer so I have no need to collect any payment or credit card information from you and no financial transactions take place through the website. My website uses SSL (Secure Socket Layer). 

Unless required to do so by law, I will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide to us without your consent.

COOKIES

I use cookies on my website. Cookies are small data files which are used to monitor and optimise the site based on preferences and searches, as well as enabling me to recognise you when you return to the site. By changing your browser setting, you can prevent cookies from being stored on your website.

DATA RETENTION& SECURITY

 I will retain your information for a reasonable period or as long as the law requires. Your data is held on encrypted hard drives only accessible by me.

ACCESSING AND UPDATING

You are entitled to see the information held about you and you may ask me to make any necessary changes to ensure that it is accurate and kept up to date. If you wish to do this, please contact me at laura@hiptoheartphotography.com

I am entitled by law to charge a fee of £10 to meet my costs in providing you with details of the information I hold about you.

CHANGES TO my PRIVACY POLICY

Any changes to my privacy policy in the future will be posted to the website and, where appropriate, through e-mail notification.

CONTACT

All comments, queries and requests relating to my use of your information are welcomed and should be addressed to laura@hiptoheartphotography.com