Privacy Policy

Kirsty Northover Photography is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Kirsty Northover acts as Data Controller and Processor for Kirsty Northover Photography.

When you contact me or work with me I will need to add you to my database. I am processing your data in this way under the section of the law known ‘contractual obligation’ or ‘legitimate purpose’ as I am storing your information to be to plan and carry out your job, store your images for backup purposes and provide aftercare.

Mailing list

Where I rely on consent to use your data, I will always ask for your consent before adding you to my contact database. This consent will clearly explain that I may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which I think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided. If you subscribe to my mailing lists, you can unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions at the end of our email messages.

Usage of images

You can choose as part of your contract with me whether your images are used for marketing purposes or not. You can also choose whether you wish to receive my blog which will always be shared with my mailing list before going live, offering my subscribers first opportunity to book any limited release special offers or promotions.

I will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless I have your permission or are required by law to do so.

You have rights relating to the storage and use of your personal data including:

  • The right to be forgotten - where you can ask me to delete all personal data relating to you. This means I will have to delete all of your images and they will then not be part of my backup, so in the event of a loss at your end, I will not be able to replace them.
  • The right to object - you can say no to certain data use such as profiling for marketing purposes.
  • The right to rectification - you can ask to have incomplete data completed.
  • The right of access - you have the right to know what data is being processed and how.
  • You also have the right to raise a complaint with the ICO if you are unhappy with the way I have collected, stored or used your personal data.

    If you subscribe to any of my mailing lists, you can unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions at the end of the message.

    Use of cookies and pixels

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    If I ever use cookies, it will only be to identify which pages are being used. This helps me analyse data about web page traffic and improve my website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

    Overall, cookies help me provide you with a better website, by enabling me to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to explicitly share with me.

    You can choose to accept or decline cookies if prompted by our site. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.