Privacy Policy

This privacy policy ("Policy") applies to personal data that we collect from you as a customer ("you" or "your"). It provides information on what data we collect, why we collect the data, how it is used and the lawful basis on which your personal data is processed, and what your rights are under the applicable data protection and privacy laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR").

1. WHO ARE WE

We are Slinky Photography Studio, Arrowe Brook Farm, Arrowe Brook Lane, Irby, CH493NZ. We are the data controller responsible for your personal data.

2. WHAT DO WE COLLECT

We collect the following information from you:

In providing our services we create photographs which may identify you, your family members and other participants and that may be considered personal data. Our photographs may be produced in print and digital format. You are responsible for ensuring that all participants in a photograph sessions have been provided with a copy of this privacy policy.

3. HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We use your personal information in the following ways:

As used in this Privacy Policy, "legitimate interests" means our interests in conducting and managing our business. When we process your personal data for our legitimate interests, we make sure to consider and balance any potential impact on you, and your rights under data protection laws. Our legitimate interests do not automatically override your interests. We will not use your personal data for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you, unless we have your consent or those activities are otherwise required or permitted to by law. You have the right to object at any time to processing of your personal data that is based on our legitimate interests, on grounds relating to your particular situation (for more information on your rights, please see "Your Data Protection Rights" section below).

4. DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION

We share your personal data with third parties in the following situations:

5. PAYMENT INFORMATION

Any credit/debit card payments and other payments you make will be processed by our third party payment providers and the payment data you submit will be securely stored and encrypted by our payment service providers using up to date industry standards. Please note that we do not ourselves directly process or store the debit/credit card data that you submit.

We store and use this card or payment information for the purpose of processing any future payments that you make for additional goods and services. We will store this data in accordance with our legal obligations under applicable law and only for so long as legally permitted.

You may choose to opt out of us holding your card or payment data although this means that you will need to re- supply us with card/payment details for the purpose of making any future purchases.

6. DATA TRANSFERS

Your personal data will be transferred to and stored in countries other than the country in which the information was originally collected, including the United States and other destinations outside the European Economic Area ("EEA") to our service providers for the purposes described above.

Please note that the countries concerned may not provide the same legal standards for protection of your personal data that you have in the United Kingdom or EEA. Where we transfer your personal data to countries outside of the EEA we will take all steps to ensure that your personal data continue to be protected. We will implement appropriate safeguards for the transfer of personal data to our service providers in accordance with the applicable law, such as relying on our service providers’ Privacy Shield certification or implementing standard contractual clauses for data transfers. If you would like to receive more information on the safeguards that we implement, including copies of relevant data transfer contracts, please contact us as indicated below.

7. DATA RETENTION

We will keep your personal data only for as long as is reasonably necessary for the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy, or for the duration required by any legal, regulatory, accounting or reporting requirements, whichever is the longer. In particular, we retain your personal data for 20 years after your photography session and we retain digital files of your photographs for 2 years. When you consent to receive marketing communications, we will keep your data until you unsubscribe. Upon expiry of the applicable retention period we will securely destroy your personal data in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

8. YOUR DATA PROTECTION RIGHTS

Certain applicable data protection laws give you specific rights in relation to your personal data. In particular, if the processing of your personal data is subject to the GDPR, you have the following rights in relation to your personal data:

9. CONTACT

Questions, comments or requests regarding this Privacy Policy should be addressed to Amy Knowles, Slinky Photography Studio, Arrowe Brook Farm, Arrowe Brook Lane, Irby, Wirral, CH493NZ