keeping you protected

I am a photographer & writer who is committed to building the confidence and trust with all my visitors to my website. It is important that my visitors know that I would not sell, rent, or knowingly trade my email lists or data with any other businesses and companies for marketing purposes. It just doesn’t fit with who I am and how I operate in life. The purpose of me placing a privacy policy on my website is to assure you the visitor, that I take the storage and access of your personal information seriously and wish to keep it safe, secure and spam free. If at any given time should I need to alter this policy, my subscribers and visitors would be informed and at all stages you will have the option to unsubscribe or ask to be removed at any given time.

 


types of data I may collect? Cookies & google analytics

My website (https://www.melitakylephotography.co.uk) places cookies, which are small data files, on your computer or handheld device. I also use Google Analytics to gain a better understanding of visitor traffic and behaviour.

Cookies and Google analytics allow me to deliver a high quality and functioning website that suits your needs by remembering when you visit, which pages interested you and if in the future I had an online shop which products were purchased. I wouldn’t use cookies or Google Analytics to collect personal information such as your name, address etc. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. I do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting my website. 

Cookies and Google analytics are purely there to help me understand your browsing behaviour.

You can of course disable cookies on your own website browser. Each browser is different but generally you can find it through your settings and look for your privacy tab to change it.

 


Mailing list

As part of the registration process for my monthly e-newsletter, I collect personal information from you. This information is used for a couple of reasons: to tell you about my creative journey, lifestyle posts, any events/workshops that I may run and in the future any individual products that I personally make to sell. I try to make this as clear and upfront as possible on the pop up subscribe box on my website. By subscribing you’ve asked me to tell you about my creative work and life; to contact you if I need to obtain or provide additional information; to check that my records are right and to check every now and then that you’re happy and satisfied. I don't rent or trade email lists with other organisations and businesses for marketing purposes.

To deliver these newsletters I use a third-party provider, MailChimp,. It helps me gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help me monitor and improve my e-newsletter. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice Section 7.  Each newsletter will always have at the bottom an option for you to unsubscribe to general mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link or alternatively you can email Melita melita@melitakylephotography.co.uk and request me to remove any data that I hold on you.