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PRIVACY POLICY

This Privacy Policy explains how Malin Widstrand Photography collects, processes and protects your personal information through your use of this website www.malinwidstrand.com and as a customer. Malin Widstrand Photography adheres to the DPA (Data Protection Act 2018) and the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation 2018) and is always committed to safeguarding your privacy and personal information.

Any questions regarding Malin Widstrand Photography’s Privacy Policy and approach to protecting your personal information and rights as a customer or website user can be sent by email to: info@malinwidstrand.com or by calling 07792904822.

Use of Cookies

Like many other websites, Malin Widstrand Photography’s website uses cookies to better the user’s experience while visiting the website. Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors or use the cookie control system if available upon their first visit. Some cookies are required to enjoy and use the full functionality of this website.

What are cookies? Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computers hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.

Website Visitor Tracking

Malin Widstrand Photography’s website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. The software will save a cookie to your computers hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information.

Links to Other Websites

Although Malin Widstrand Photography only look to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. Malin Widstrand Photography cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and that Malin Widstrand Photography cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Virus software

Although every effort has been made to ensure that the content and any downloadable documents available on this website are virus free, Malin Widstrand Photography would recommend that you use a reputable virus-checking software. Malin Widstrand Photography cannot accept liability for any loss, disruption or damage to your data, mobile device, tablet, PC or other computer and/or internet accessible system, which may occur whilst browsing on the internet or using material derived from this website.

Your Data

By contacting Malin Widstrand Photography, you are consenting to Malin Widstrand Photography using your personal data to provide you with the information and service you have requested and for communicating with you in relation to this request. Any personal data collected in order to respond to your enquiry will be kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use. It is however beyond Malin Widstrand Photography’s control to assure safety of information passed via email and the internet and Malin Widstrand Photography cannot take responsibility for information accidentally being passed onto unsafe hands due to hackers or other liabilities. Users contacting Malin Widstrand Photography through this website do so at their own discretion and any details are provided at their own risk. Personal information collected at the time of your enquiry and/or throughout the course of your booking with Malin Widstrand Photography may include: Your name, e-mail address, telephone number, postal address, details of your enquiry/event, dates, locations and individuals mentioned.

Controlling your personal data

You have full rights to access your personal information held on file by Malin Widstrand Photography and can contact Malin Widstrand Photography at any time to:

  • Request an electronic copy of your information held on while
  • Request details on how your personal information is processed
  • Request that information is amended if you believe that any information held is incorrect or incomplete
  • Request that you are forgotten ‘ i.e.’ that your information is deleted

The process for making such a request is to email Malin Widstrand Photography at info@malinwidstrand.com and Malin Widstrand Photography. Please note that due to Malin Widstrand Photography’s legal requirements, documents such as invoices must be retained for a certain length of time as is required by the HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs). Therefore, any personal information which appear on these cannot be deleted until that period has lapsed.

It is Malin Widstrand Photography’s policy to:

  • Never sell or otherwise share your personal information to third parties unless Malin Widstrand Photography has your permission or is required by law to do so
  • Use your personal information / contact details to send you product or service offers

Client Galleries

Malin Widstrand Photography creates client galleries for each client on an external service called Pixieset, from which you will be able to view and download your images. When accessing and viewing your gallery, you will be required to sign in to the gallery using your email address and the password provided by Malin Widstrand Photography. Pixieset is also GDPR compliant and their privacy policy can be found here: https://pixieset.com/privacy/ If you do not wish to provide data to view and receive your images through Pixieset, it is advised that you do not log into your client galleries.

Wedding Albums

Malin Widstrand Photography creates wedding albums for clients through Folio Albums. In order to design and create albums, it will be necessary to share your personal information through your images and names and optionally, your phone number and postal address if you have requested for your album to be delivered to you directly. If you do not wish to provide such information to Folio, it is advised that you do not order an album through Malin Widstrand Photography. Folio’s privacy policy can be found here: https://www.folioalbums.com/privacy-and-cookie-policy/

Client and wedding guests captured in photos

Under GDPR legislation, a photograph may in some instances constitute a form of personal data where they can be processed to allow “the unique identification or authentication of a natural person”. Malin Widstrand Photography will never photograph an individual as a means of unique identification or authentication unless consensually contracted to do so. Guests at weddings appear in photos taken by Malin Widstrand Photography as a part of the visual recording of the event. Guests captured in portraits or in group photos do so as part of the event and their rights are protected by Malin Widstrand Photography as detailed in this privacy policy.

In terms of explicit GDPR compliance, wedding clients and guests are photographed within the parameters of GDPR legislation on the basis of ‘legitimate interests’. The taking of photographs of wedding guests when viewed as a form of processing personal data is necessary for the legitimate interests of Malin Widstrand Photography as a photography business unless there is a good reason to protect a given individual’s personal data which overrides those legitimate interests.

Operating within the parameters of legitimate interests as laid out in GDPR legislation, the disproportionate effort involved in providing privacy policy information to all wedding guests at the event and the degree to which it would distract us from performing our job renders it infeasible to do. Wedding clients are therefore requested in their contract to direct their guests to read this privacy policy in advance of the event and to advise them to contact Malin Widstrand Photography in advance with any concerns around the processing of their personal data, namely being photographed.

Social Medial Policy & Usage

Malin Widstrand Photography adopt a safe and responsible Social Media Policy. While Malin Widstrand Photography may have official profiles on social media platforms users are advised to verify the authenticity of such profiles before engaging with, or sharing information with such profiles. Malin Widstrand Photography will never ask for personal details on social media platforms. Users are advised to conduct themselves appropriately when engaging with Malin Widstrand Photography on social media.

Display of Images & Consent

With your consent, Malin Widstrand Photography may display your photographs to promote Malin Widstrand Photography on Malin Widstrand Photography’s website and blog, on social media, on wedding blogs, on wedding photography related websites, in exhibitions, in advertising, brochures, magazine articles and other such material, providing that the images used are used lawfully and without damage to Malin Widstrand Photography’s client(s). The rights of the people captured in these photographs are protected by Malin Widstrand Photography as detailed in this privacy policy. Anyone photographed by Malin Widstrand Photography can withdraw consent for a displayed image in which they appear by emailing Malin at info@malinwidstrand.com. The photograph in question will then be removed as soon as is practically possible. Please note, once an image has been published in a physical publication, such as magazine, it will not be possible to remove that image.

Copyright

All photographs displayed on this website have been created by Malin Widstrand Photography and are protected by copyright. Images may not be reproduced, whole or in part in any format, or be transmitted or made available on any network without the prior written permission of Malin Widstrand Photography.

Review of this Privacy & Cookie Policy

Malin Widstrand Photography keep this policy under regular review. This Privacy Policy was last updated on 15 November 2018.

If you have any questions regarding the privacy policy please contact Malin by sending an email to info@malinwidstrand.com. 

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