Privacy Policy

Effective Date: 2024

1. Introduction

Welcome to The Studio Sheringham. This Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, store, and protect your personal data when you interact with our services. Your privacy is of utmost importance to us, and we are committed to complying with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other relevant laws.

2. Who We Are

    • Name: Gareth Gabriel
    • Business Name: The Studio Sheringham
    • Services: Photography, Videography, Web Design

3. Data We Collect 

      • Contact Information: When you fill out contact forms on our website, we collect your name, email address, phone number, and any other information you provide to respond to your inquiries.

      • Customer Information: We store customer data necessary to fulfill our services, such as names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers. This information is also used for sending invoices and other service-related communications.

      • Photographs: Images that include identifiable faces are stored on a secure hard drive at our studio.

      • Newsletter Sign-Up: If you sign up for our newsletter, we collect your email address. You can unsubscribe at any time by following the link provided in the newsletter.

    4. How We Use Your Data

        • Responding to Inquiries: We use the information from contact forms to respond to your queries.

        • Providing Services: Customer data is used to fulfill services, send invoices, and manage service-related communications.

        • Newsletter: Your email address is used to send newsletters if you have subscribed. We use a third-party service called MailerLite for this purpose.

        • Social Media and Analytics: We use social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube, which may use cookies. Additionally, we use Google Analytics to collect data on website usage to improve our services.

      5. Data Storage and Security 

          • Customer Data: Stored securely and used only for the purposes outlined above.

          • Photographs: Stored on a secure hard drive at our studio. We retain images that may contain personal data for 12 months in case customers need additional copies or prints. Images can be retained for longer periods upon a client’s request.

          • No Financial Data: We do not store any credit or bank details.

        6. Third-Party Services

        We use the following third-party services which may collect and process your data:

            • MailerLite: For managing and sending newsletters.

            • Google Analytics: For website analytics.

          Please refer to the privacy policies of these services for more information on how they handle your data.

          7. Your Rights

          Under GDPR, you have the following rights regarding your personal data:

              • Access: You can request a copy of the data we hold about you.

              • Rectification: You can request that we correct any inaccurate or incomplete data.

              • Erasure: You can request that we delete your data.

              • Restriction: You can request that we limit the processing of your data.

              • Objection: You can object to the processing of your data.

              • Portability: You can request that we transfer your data to another organization.

            To exercise any of these rights, please contact us at gareth@filmand.photo.

            8. Cookies

            Our website may use cookies to enhance user experience and analyze website traffic. You can control cookie preferences through your browser settings.

            9. Changes to This Privacy Policy

            We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. Any changes will be posted on this page with an updated effective date.

            10. Contact Us

            If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or how we handle your data, please contact us at gareth@filmand.photo.