We respect your personal information and will only ask you for what information we really need. We will look after it in the same way we want ours looked after, keeping it secure! We will only share it with others were we need their help to enable us to deliver our high standard of service to you (such as our professional printing laboratory if you require them to post your purchases). Be assured that we will never share your information in any other circumstances - nor will we ever sell it on elsewhere!
Here are more details -
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.
We may ask you to provide us with the following information -
Your full name
Your partner's full name
Your children's full name
Your full postal address
Your email address
Your contact number
Depending on the photographic session booked, we may also request the status of you or your children's health to enable us to fulfil a safe and enjoyable experience.
We will also require the date of birth of all children under the age of 13. And will require the parent or legal guardian to consent to photography being taken.
Obviously being a photographic business we also create and manage images as per our contractual agreement(s).
We use the above data to enable us to deliver our service to you and if permission granted, for marketing purposes.
We collect this data on the following lawful basis to arrange and fulfil the contract between you and BlueRibbon Photography.
When you visit our website we also collect 'cookies'. These are small pieces of data that websites send to a user's computer and are stored on the user's computer as well as stored on the user's web browser. They are designed to enable the website to remember information, such as what a user might have put in a shopping cart for example. This helps us to personalise our services to you.
2) Which third parties do we share personal information with?
We share personal data with the following third parties:
Wix - our hosting company - data is not transferred outside of the EU
Izzetle - our payment merchant - data is not transferred outside of the EU
Google - Marketing purposes - Data is transferred outside of the European Economic Area to United States under the protection of EU/US Privacy Shield.
Mail Chimp - our newsletter provider - Data is transferred outside of the European Economic Area to United States under the protection of EU/US Privacy Shield.
Printing Labs - data is not transferred outside of the EU
Accountant - data is not transferred outside of the EU
The Guild of Photographers - Image back up provider - data is not transferred outside of the EU
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 provide you with our services - to give you an experience that is personal to you and your family.
4) How do we keep your personal data secure?
We keep your data secure by following internal policies of best practice and training of staff. Encryption, 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.
6) You have the following rights:
- the right to be informed about the collection and use of you 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 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 elevate an individual)
We also give you the option to manage your data via:
While we do not hold any personal data longer than we need to, the duration will depend on your relationship with us and wether it is ongoing. We may keep some of your personal data for up to 7 years after our working contact 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.
We hope that has helped you to feel secure in using our services. If you have any concerns or any further questions please don't hesitate in contacting us!