Privacy & Cookie Policy

1.INTRO

1.1. Welcome to Vicky Holmes Photography’s Privacy and Cookies Statement You might be viewing this through our website or mobile application (which we’ll collectively call our “Platform” for short).

1.2. We care about being transparent with you about what information we collect when you choose our events and how we use that information. It’s important to us that we give you as much choice and control over your information as we can.

1.3. Here, we explain the ways we collect and use your information when you browse or engage with our Platform, purchase or engage with goods or services that we offer or otherwise interact with us.  We also explain the different rights you have over your information.

1.4. In this Privacy and Cookies Statement, when we refer to “you” and “your” we mean you, the person using the Platform or purchasing from Vicky Holmes Photography or otherwise interacting with us.

2.AGE

2.1. If you yourself are under 18, you must have the permission of your parent or legal guardian (“Your Adult”) to use our Platform and to purchase. You should also make sure that Your Adult reads this Privacy and Cookies Statement.

2.2. If you are a parent or legal guardian and believe your child has given us information in a way that is contrary to these guidelines, please contact us using our contact details below.

3.ABOUT US

3.1. We are Vicky Holmes Photography, Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom.

4.INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT ABOUT YOU

4.1. Basic contact information in relation to your enquiry via our contact us form, or in relation to a purchase you have or intend to make via the platforms

5.INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM YOU DIRECTLY

5.1. Contact Us form on the platform

5.2. Purchases

5.2.1. If you make a purchase with us we’ll collect any information necessary to provide you with your purchase. For example:

5.2.2. We’ll typically ask for your name, email address, location area, ages of those in your party, and payment details so we can process your purchase.

5.2.3. We’ll collect information about any particular requirements you may have in order to deliver our product or experience to you effectively: this may mean providing us with information about your physical health or similarly sensitive information;

5.2.4. We may (if applicable), collect additional information specifically relevant to the goods and/or services that you are purchasing. For example: if you buy a mini shoot, we may ask you to provide area of location.

5.3. Promotions and Surveys

5.3.1. Every now and again, we might invite you to participate in competitions, promotions or surveys on all of our platforms including this platform and third party social media sites. We’ll collect information so you can participate in these and deliver the prize if you win: this will include details such as your name, age and email address and any other information you provide in connection with your promotion entry and/or survey response.

6.INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM YOU INDIRECTLY

6.1. Communications

6.1.1. If you contact us through functionality on our Platform (if applicable), through one of our online forms, or our social media channels, by phone or email, we may keep a copy or record of that correspondence.

6.2. Email Response Information

6.2.1. We might collect information about how you react to the emails we send to you, for example, how many times you open the email or if you engage with its content (for instance, by clicking on any links within it).

6.3. Social Media and Information you post online and reviews

7. HOW WE USE INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU

7.1. We may use your information for the following purposes:

Service and Operational Purposes

7.2.1. to provide you with your experience or any goods, services and information that you have requested from us;

7.2.2. to manage your photo shoot, including age and identification verification;

7.2.3. to provide you customer service and support, deal with enquiries or update you of changes to your booking (for example if impacted by weather), our platform or other services;

7.2.4. we might contact you by phone to offer assistance if you have entered your contact details on our Platform but have not completed your purchase;

7.2.5. to improve and update our Platform and to make sure that content from our Platform is presented to you in the most effective and optimal manner (please view the specific Cookies section for more information);

7.2.6. to carry out aggregated and anonymised research about general engagement with our  Platform and other goods and services; and

7.2.7. to allow us to monitor access to, and attendance at, our glamping sites for health, safety and security purposes.

8. Marketing Purposes

8.1. We may use your information for marketing purposes, either by email, SMS and/or phone. We will of course give you the opportunity to choose whether we contact you for marketing purposes and we will respect your choices at every stage.

Legal Purposes

8.2. We may use your information to enable us to enforce our legal rights, and/or to protect the rights, property or safety of our employees and/or other third parties.

9.WHO WE MIGHT SHARE YOUR INFORMATION WITH

9.1. We might share your personal information with:

9.2. Selected third parties that we work with, so we are able to fulfil your booking. For example, we might need to share your information with third party sub-contractors or service providers that help us to put on Vicky Holmes Photography events, experiences and products

9.3. any other third party that you have indicated you are happy for us to share your information with for marketing purposes.

9.4. any other third parties where it’s necessary to enforce our legal rights, or to protect the rights, property or safety of our employees or third parties, or where such disclosure is required by law.

10. COOKIES

10.1. We use cookies to ensure that you get the most out of our Platform. Cookies are small amounts of information in the form of text files which we store on the device you use to access the Platform. Cookies allow us to understand your use of the software and simplify your use of the Platform. For example:

10.2. A temporary cookie is used to keep track of your “session”. Without that temporary cookie (which is not stored after you quit your browser) you would have to log on every time you access a new page.

10.3. A persistent cookie is stored on your device. They help us provide you with user preferences, settings and information for future visits on our Platform. Persistent cookies allow convenient and easy access to familiar variables such as facilitating preferences such as favourites, bookmarks or language preferences. They can also be used to assess browsing behaviour.

10.4. Different types of cookies do different things, such as:

10.5. Absolutely necessary cookies are necessary to enable you to navigate through our Platform and use its features. Without these cookies, you would not be able to check out any products in your basket.

10.6. Performance cookies collect information about how you use our Platforms. These cookies collect the Internet browsers and operating systems used, the domain name of the website previously visited, the number of visits, average duration of visit, and pages viewed. These cookies don’t collect information that personally identifies you and only collect aggregated and anonymous information. Performance cookies are used to improve the user-friendliness of a website and enhance your user experience.

10.7. Functionality cookies enables our Platform to remember choices you make (such as your username or ID, language preference, or the area or region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. They can even remember changes you have made to text size, fonts, and other customizable parts of web pages. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for, such as watching a video or commenting on it. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised, and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

10.8. Targeting and advertising cookies track browsing habits and are used to deliver targeted (interest-based) advertising. They can also limit the number of times you see an ad and to measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. They are usually placed on our Platform by third party advertising networks with our permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations, such as advertisers.

Managing cookies

10.9. You can manage website cookies in your browser settings, and you always have the choice to change these settings by accepting, rejecting, or deleting cookies. If you choose to change your settings, you may find that certain functions and features will not work as intended on the Services. All browser settings are slightly different, so to manage cookies, you should refer to the relevant settings within your browser.

11.0. Please click below for detailed information on how to disable and delete cookies in some commonly used browsers or visit the ‘Help’ section of your browser:

Mozilla Firefox® Microsoft® Internet Explorer Google Chrome™ Safari®

11.1. We understand that you may want to know more about cookies. Here are some useful resources that provide detailed information about types of cookies, how they are used, and how you can manage your cookie preference: http://www.aboutcookies.org.

19.4. Please note that, if you do set your Internet browser to reject cookies, you may not be able to access all of the functions of the Platform and your experience may be less satisfying without using cookies.

19.5. The names of the cookies used by the Platform and the purposes for which these cookies are used are set out in the table below:

Facebook Pixel / Advertising Tracking / Third Party / Persistent Google Analytics / Analytics Tracking /Third Party / Persistent Google Adwords / Advertising Tracking / Third Party / Persistent

20. THIRD PARTY CONTENT, SITES AND CONTRIBUTORS

20.1. Our Platform may contain content and links to other sites that are operated by third parties that may also operate cookies. We don’t control these third-party sites or cookies and this Privacy and Cookies Statement does not apply to them. Please visit the terms and conditions and Privacy and Cookies Statement of the relevant third-party site to find out how that site collects and uses your information and to establish whether and for what purpose they use cookies.

21. HOW WE LOOK AFTER YOUR INFORMATION AND HOW LONG WE KEEP IT FOR

21.1. We use appropriate technological and operational security measures to protect your information against any unauthorised access or unlawful use. However, transmission of information over the internet can be insecure, which means we are unable to completely guarantee the security of information sent over the internet.

21.2. We’ll keep your information for as long as is necessary to provide you with the services that you have requested from us, to market to you (if applicable), to enforce or defend our legal rights, or in accordance with any legal obligations to which we might be subject.

22.WHERE WE STORE YOUR INFORMATION

22.1. We might transfer your information to a country which is outside the European Economic Area (EEA). If we do, we’ll ensure that your information is protected in accordance with our obligations under applicable data protection laws including, if appropriate, putting in place any necessary contractual arrangements with any recipients of your information outside the EEA.

23. YOUR RIGHTS AND CHOICES OVER THE INFORMATION WE HOLD ABOUT YOU

23.1. You have certain rights in respect of the information that we hold about you, which we value. These rights include:

23.2. the right to ask us not to use your personal data for marketing purposes (remember, you can unsubscribe from any marketing by clicking on the “unsubscribe” in any marketing communication you receive or contact us using the details below);

23.3. the right to request access to the information that we hold about you; and

23.4. if you believe the information that we hold about you is wrong, you can ask us to correct it.

23.5. You may exercise your rights above by contacting us using the details below.

24. HOW TO CONTACT US

24.1. If you have any questions or would like to contact us about this Privacy and Cookies Statement, please do so at the following:

24.2. Address:          VHP ADDRESS TBC

24.3. Email:              info@vickyholmesphotography.co.uk

25. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY AND COOKIES STATEMENT

25.1.We may make changes to this Privacy and Cookies Statement from time to time. We will post any changes to our Platform, or notify you of any material changes by e-mail. Any changes will come into effect the next time you engage with us after the changes have been notified.

Last Modified: 11 August 2021

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