PRIVACY/COOKIE POLICY

CJC Photography (UK) is committed to provide you with a safe and informative website without the risk of personal data being used inappropriately. Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) from the 25th May 2018 and the Data Protection Act of 2018, it is important to detail the information the website collects from you and how it will be used – to allow full transparency between me and you. Only basic information is used.

Please read the following carefully to understand the views/practices regarding your personal data and how it will be treated. 

 

By using the website, you give your consent to the collection of analytical data as described in this Privacy Policy below.

1.0: ANALYTICAL DATA

1.1: Google Analytics

I use Google Analytics which sets cookies to collect information about how visitors use our information. I use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

1.2: What does Google Analytics Collect?

  • Demographics (location whether in UK and region/county)

  • Type of browser (e.g. Google Chrome or Firefox)

  • Time spent (duration) and when.

  • What webpages are visited the most.

  • Type of device (whether you are using a mobile device or personal computer).

1.3: Why is the information collected?

All information collected is to improve the overall user experience, to see what parts of the website has more interest and understanding where the users are located. This will allow the website to be regularly optimized and to regulate content to suit users/location needs.

2.0: MAILING LISTS/NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIPTION

2.1: Personal Information

If you subscribe/signup to the e-newsletter or Blog, CJC Photography (UK) will collect two items of ‘personal information’. The email address is the only information you need provide when subscribing and your name for blog post comments. This is the same if you sign up using Google or Facebook, only your name, profile picture and email address will be used. I use that address to provide blog and news updates of recent activities, it will not ask for phone or address details. You can unsubscribe anytime by clicking the link at the bottom of the newsletter emails, in your blog account or you can email chrisc@cjcphotographyuk.com. I will not give the information to anyone else and it will be stored on the website service provider Wix. Once requested, your information will be deleted or sent to you within 48 hours.

2.2: Social Media Logins

 

The site blog offers you the ability to register and login using your third-party social media account details (like your Facebook, Google or Twitter logins). Where you choose to do this, the site will receive certain profile information about you from your social media provider. The profile information I receive may vary depending on the social media provider concerned, but will often include your name, e-mail address, friends list, profile picture as well as other information you choose to make public.

I will use the information that the site receives, for the purposes that are described in section (2.1). Please note that I do not control, and are not responsible for, other uses of your personal information by your third-party social media provider (including cookies). I recommend that you review their privacy policy to understand how they collect, use and share your personal information, and how you can set your privacy preferences on their sites and apps.

2.3: What do I/the website collect from you visiting the newsletter?

The information that is collected is the number of times the newsletter is viewed overall and what email addresses are viewing the newsletters.

2.4: How long are the email addresses/your name stored?

Abiding to the GDPR law, all email addresses will be kept for up to three years and before the time runs out, you may be asked if you want to continue. Remember you can unsubscribe at anytime, please see first paragraph (2.1) for details. All information is encrypted and password protected. Only the website owner has access to the details.

3.0: CONTACTING CJC PHOTOGRAPHY (UK)

Upon contacting CJC Photography (UK), the contact form will ask for your basic information: your name, email, subject and message. The email will be sent to a secure inbox that is password protected, HTTPS protocol secure it is only accessed by the owner. The message you send will be strictly confidential and all emails will be kept for up to twelve months, then it will be securely deleted. During this time you can ask for a full transcript, or you can request deletion of correspondence by contacting CJC Photography (UK).

4.0: CONTACT

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to chrisc@cjcphotographyuk.com. You can contact me for details about this privacy policy or anything else anytime.

 

Please click here for details.

5.0: WEBSITE COOKIES

5.1: What are they?

Cookies are small text files that are created by your browser and placed on your computer or browsing device, at the request of websites that you visit. Cookies allow websites to recognize your computer or web browser. They can help to analyse which parts of a website you looked at, how long for and to remember your login details. Websites may also use web beacons or 'tags' to do a similar job. Like cookies, web beacons are used to collect non-personal information about the way you browse websites. An example of this could be remembering what products you placed in your shopping basket last time you visited - or whether you are a frequent visitor. A web beacon is a transparent graphic image that is placed on a website or in an email and is used to see when that web page or email has been displayed. 

If a website does not use cookies it will think you are a new user each time you visit the site, you may be asked to login for example and/or reset preferences every-time.

Note:

  • Cookies and web beacons are not able to retrieve any information from your computer that you have not already given to a website.

  • Cookies and web beacons are not able to be used to put malware or viruses on your computer.

  • Cookies and web beacons are not able to be used to control the functionality or settings of your computer or web browsing device.

  • They can be deleted at any time by following your web browser instruction manual/guidance.

5.2: Why do I use them?

Cookies and web beacons allow the website to work alongside our web analytics partner to see how the visitors like to use my website, which pages or special functions they prefer and how long you spent - even if you are a regular visitor. This helps to continually improve the website. They are also used to remember your login details, but if you are on a public computer you must delete the cookies/logout when finished.

I utilise "first party cookies" (originating from me) to store "authentication" information, therefore allowing you for example, to access/logging into the blog without the need of re-typing your login credentials. I also utilise "third party cookies" (not originating from me) to provide other analytic information, allow payment providers to work or plugins for social media to correctly load. Google analytics mainly set first party cookies for this website.

So to put it simpler, there are two main types used, but occasionally one more:

  • Session: They expire when you close your browser (or if you stay inactive for a certain time). They’re used for example on e-commerce websites, so you can continue browsing without losing what you put in your cart.

  • Permanent: They persist even when the browser is closed. They have an expiration date though and by law, they do not last no more than 6 months. They’re used to remember your passwords and login info, so you don’t have to re-enter them every time.

  • Third-party: Cookies attributes usually corresponds to the website domain they are on. Not for third-party cookies—as you probably gathered from the name, they are installed by third-party websites, such as advertisers. They gather data about your browsing habits, and allow them to track you across multiple websites. 

5.3: Note of Assurance

The CJC Photography UK cookies will never be used to collect any personal data. This includes your name, address, telephone number, email address, credit card information or any other payment details (without your acknowledgement). You can delete and block cookies at any time, please consult your browser manual. You can adjust the cookie settings by using the switches on the privacy/cookie banner that appears, when you first visit this website. 

5.4: How often will I update this Cookie Policy?

 

I may update this Cookie Policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies I use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. Please therefore re-visit this Cookie Policy regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies.

6.0: YOUR RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR 2018) aims to protect data privacy and empowers you/citizens to control how all your/their data is used. CJC Photography UK takes the privacy of your personal information very seriously and is committed to protecting your personal data. If you are no longer active on your account for up to three years, an email will be sent asking if you want to continue using your account. If no response is made the account will be fully deleted. You will also be able to request for all of your personal information to be permanently deleted at anytime. 

Last updated: 31st May 2020