PDMS Photography Privacy Policy

Throughout this document, website refers to: www.pdms-photography.com

This privacy policy is for this website: www.pdms-photography.com on behalf of Pete Jenkins, Sutton Waldron, Dorset, and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it. It explains how we comply with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).

The policy identifies areas of this website that may affect your privacy and personal details, how we process, collect, manage and store those details and how your rights under the GDPR are adhered to. Additionally, it explains the use of cookies, software, advertising or commercial sponsorship from third parties and the download of any electronic documents, files or software that are made available to you, if any, on this website. Further explanations may be provided for specific pages or features of this website in order to help you understand how we, this website, and its third parties interact with you and your computer / device in order to serve it to you.

The GDPR Effective 25 May 2018
This website complies with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which comes into effect from 25 May 2018. This policy will be updated accordingly with any necessary amendments following the completion of the UK’s exit from the EU.

The Website
This website and its owner takes a proactive approach to its user's privacy and ensures that all obligatory requirements are taken to offer maximum protection to the privacy of its users throughout their visit. This website complies with all current UK and EU requirements in support of its user's privacy.

Cookies we use
This website uses a cookie control system allowing its users, on their first visit, to select allow or reject the placement of cookies on their device. Cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and will normally expire after a period of 30 days. The cookie we use forms a part of Google Analytics, and is primarily used to track visits to the site, how they arrived, type of device, and the various pages viewed. This cookie does not contain any personal information data and is a third party cookie. Google's Privacy Policy can be viewed at: Google Privacy Policy

What are cookies
Cookies are small files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded and placed on the hard drive of the device you are using when you visit a website. These are then sent back to the originating website on subsequent visits, or to another website that recognises that particular cookie. Cookies can have different and useful uses like remembering your preferences, and generally help towards improving your online experience.

There are different types of cookies all of which work in a similar way but with minor differences.
Users are advised that should they elect to reject the use and saving of cookies from websites on to their HDD of their device, they should also make the required changes within their browsers security settings to block all cookies.

Downloads & Media Files
Any downloadable documents, files or media made available on this website are provided to users at their own risk. While all necessary precautions have been taken to ensure only legitimate downloads are available, our users are advised to verify their authenticity using third party anti-virus software or similar applications.

We accept no responsibility for third party downloads and downloads provided by external linking third party websites and again, advise users to verify their authenticity as previously mentioned.

Contact & Communication With us
Users contacting this us through this website do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until such time that it is deemed no longer required or has no further use.

We currently have a policy not to partake in regular, generic mailing of products, offers, services or updated information via any mailing list system and respect that, should you require information of this nature, we would provide it at your request.

When completing the contact form on this website, your contact information will be recorded and retained in our management system and held securely. Your details will never be shared or passed onto any third parties without your prior consent.

Entering into contract for our Photographic or Print and Design Services
PDMS Photography will need to collect basic personal data regarding you which does not include any special types of information or location based information, however, we will require names, addresses, telephone and email details.
We need to know your basic personal data in order to provide you with written details with regards to entering into contract. We will not collect any personal data from you we do not need in order to provide the service to you.
All the personal data we hold is processed by our and held locally, however, in the case of electronic mail, initially passes through our hosting servers currently located within the UK mainland. No other parties have any access to personal data unless the law specifically requires it and allows them to do so.

We are required under current UK tax law to keep your basic personal data (name, address, contact and contract details) for a minimum of 6 years after which time it will be destroyed unless you are likely to be a returning client.

External Website & Third Party Links
Although we only look to include what we deem to be quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external links mentioned on this website.

We cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website regardless of our best efforts to ensure your safety. Users should therefore accept that they click on external links at their own risk and we cannot be held liable for any damages or consequences caused by visiting these external links.

Adverts and Sponsored Links
This website does not currently contain any sponsored links or adverts.

Social Media Policy & Usage
There may be instances where our website features social sharing buttons, which help share useful and relevant website content directly from web pages to the respective social media platforms. You use social sharing buttons at your own discretion and accept that doing so may publish content to your social media profile feed or page. You can find further information about some social media privacy and usage policies on the respective websites.