1.1 We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.
1.3 The contents of this website are hosted by Squarespace, a website hosting service owned by Squarespace Inc, a US based company which operates the hardware and software technical infrastructure and deals with the functioning. Technically, this website is a specific area of the Squarespace website hosted at the web address https://chris-cooper-le9l.squarespace.com while the custom domain www.walfordcooper.com just has a CName set to point to domains.squarespace.com which redirects user requests and doesn't contain any web content at all.
1.4 This website and its owner, where technically possible, take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. Users can surf this website without providing any personal information and owing to this, without surfing limitation. This website seeks to comply with all EU and UK national law and requirements for user privacy.
2. Collecting personal information
2.1 We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information: (a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths); (b) information that you provide to us when registering with our website (including your email address); (c) information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and/or newsletters (including your name and email address); (d) information relating to any purchases you make of our goods and/or services or any other transactions that you enter into through our website (including your name, address, telephone number, and email address); (e) information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us or send through our website (including the communication content and metadata associated with the communication); and (f) any other personal information that you choose to send to us.
Squarespace and our other service providers may also use “pixel tags,” “web beacons,” “clear GIFs,” or similar means in connection with our Site and HTML-formatted e-mail messages to, among other things, track the actions of users, to determine the success of marketing campaigns and to compile aggregate statistics about Site usage and response rates. This information is collected anonymously, in a manner that does not personally identify you.
Further details on cookie use within Squarespace websites can be found at https://www.squarespace.com/privacy
4. Using personal information
4.1 Personal information submitted to us through our website will be used for the purposes specified in this policy or on the relevant pages of the website.
4.2 We may use your personal information to: (a) administer the website; (b) improve your browsing experience by personalising the website; (c) enable your use of the services available on the website; (d) send to you goods purchased via the website, and supply to you services purchased via the website; (e) send statements and invoices to you, and collect payments from you; (f) send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications; (g) send you email notifications which you have specifically requested; (h) send to you our newsletter and other marketing communications relating to our business which we think may be of interest to you by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications) (i) provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user; (j) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website; (k) where you submit personal information for publication on our website (e.g. blog comments), we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the license you grant to us; (l) keep our website secure and prevent fraud; and (m) verify compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of our website.
4.3 We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party’s direct marketing.
4.4 Our store is hosted by Squarespace. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data is stored through Squarespace's data storage, databases and the general Squarespace application. They store your data on secure databases protected via a variety of industry-standard access controls. Secure passwords, SSL encryption, disk-based encryption, firewalls, and other measures are in place that helps them to protect your data. However, no company, including Squarespace, can fully eliminate security risks associated with the transmission of personal information through online transactions, and you do so at your own risk.
5.2 In addition, we may disclose your personal information: (a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law; (b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings; (c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk); (d) to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information
6. International data transfers
6.2 In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the blog (e.g. comments) will be published on the internet and may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others. You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.
7.Security of your personal information
7.1 We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
8. Policy amendments
9. Your rights
9.1 You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information will be subject to: (a) the payment of a fee (currently fixed at £10.00); and (b) the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity (for this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address).
9.2 We may withhold such personal information to the extent permitted by law.
9.3 You may instruct us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes by email at any time. In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.
10.Third party websites
10.1 The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.
11. Updating information
11.1 Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.
12.Retention of data
12.1 This Section sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal information.
12.2 Personal information that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
12.3 Photographic galleries will be displayed for 12 months after which they will be archived for 3 years in case clients wish to order further copies or products. Thereafter unless specifically requested or consent obtained for further use or storage the files will be destroyed.
12.4 Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section, we will retain documents (including electronic documents) containing personal data: (a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law; (b) if we believe that the documents may be relevant to any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings; and (c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk).
14. Data controller
14.1 The data controller responsible in respect of the information collected on this website is Christopher Cooper, trading as Fatboy Strong Photography, 63-65 Surtees Avenue, Bowburn, Durham, DH6 5DZ who is registered with the Information Commissioner's Office under registration reference ZA322522.