At Yolande De Vries Photography I take your privacy and the handling of your data very seriously.
I MAY COLLECT YOUR PERSONAL DATA VIA YOUR USE OF MY:
- Contact Form
- Newsletter signup for
- Comment function on website blog
- Booking form and questionaires
- Direct enquiries via email client, social media channels and telephone calls
- Payment and invoicing systems
WHAT DATA DO I COLLECT AND HOW DO I USE IT?
Yolande De Vries is the data controller, and I collect your info, store and delete it when it’s no longer needed. If you would like to hire me or enquire about hiring me I will need to be able to contact you to find out what you need, decide if I can do it for you and then actually provide it. For that I’ll need:
- your name (so I know who you are)
- your email address (so I can email you to find out what you need and ask you any questions I may have about your event or shoot)
- your phone number (so I can call you if we need to talk something through or if I need to contact you on the day of your event)
- your address (so I can invoice you, and send you prints or a USB stick containing your images to you in the post)
After I’ve provided you with great photography and you’ve received your images I may contact you again with a relevant offer on services (print sales, discount code etc.) or a newsletter about what I’ve been up to (although I’ve been doing this for nearly 9 years and have sent out a total of 0 newsletters so you should be safe). If at any time you want me to stop contact just let me know.
HOW DO I STORE YOUR DATA?
As well as storing your details in my password protected email inbox I use a client management system called 17 Hats to keep things organised. All contracts and invoices are stored in this system. Your completed images and the information I ask for about your event in a day in detail form and this is stored on my password-protected external harddrives. No one can access it. Your complete gallery is also stored in a password protected online gallery with a company called Pixieset. They have no access to your data and are GDPR compliant.
WHY AND HOW DO I SHARE IMAGES?
When deciding on a photographer it’s important look at examples of past work so you know they are up to the job. For me to continue to attract new clients and grow my business I may want to share some of the images I take for you in the ways below. As per our contract, I own the copyright for the images I take of your event. However, you’re my client and your happiness is more important to me than a blog post so if you don’t want any images of your event shared in one or more of the following ways, just let me know and I will keep them private. If you have any questions at all on this please do get in touch!
I may share images:
- on my website in a gallery or blog post
- on a third party blog (you would be contacted before this happened)
- on my social media channels (facebook, instagram, twitter, linkedin)
- in marketing materials (brochures, banners or private online galleries I may share with prospective clients)
You have the right to ask for confirmation, access, rectification and erasure of your data at any time. Just let me know.
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IN A NUTSHELL
I only collect and store the data necessary or beneficial for me to carry out the job you have employed me to do and if at any point in our working relationship you have concerns over that data just get in touch and I’m happy to take whatever steps necessary to put you at ease.