Privacy Policy

What is this Privacy Policy for?
This privacy policy is for the website and served by Michael Powell Photographer and governs the privacy of its users.
The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners.
The Website
This website complies to all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy. You can use this website without providing any personal information. If you are enquiring about photography services, or purchasing photographic products, it will be necessary to process some personal data.
GDPR Compliance
This policy sets out how and why we collect any of your personal information, how it is processed and how it is kept secure. By using this website or engaging with me to provide any photographic services, you are agreeing to this privacy policy.
Any and all personal data captured will be in line with the GDPR and any UK data protection regulations.
Data Collection and Processing
Michael Powell is the controller of data for this website and/or email.
Data Which I Retain
When visitors make contact via my website to enquire about my services, I capture their names, phone numbers and email address to respond to the enquiry.
Once your event has passed, I take and store photographs from your event, in order to provide the photographic services that you have hired me for.
I keep a number of copies of edited photographs for as long as the hard disks they are stored on are functional in order to provide copies in case of loss though this is not a guaranteed storage service and should not be relied upon. If you have been supplied digital files you should maintain your own back-ups.
I also collect a small amount of personal details about you, your wedding party and the other wedding suppliers at your wedding, which may include names; phone numbers; email addresses and social media links.
I may also post your photographs in a variety of places such as my website, blogs and social media which is done for legitimate interest. Should you not wish to be included in this, please let me know by email.
I never capture or hold credit or debit card numbers.
External Data Processors
In addition to my own data, I also use a variety of data processors, which are listed below:
Pixelrights is a service that provides online galleries hosting services. I store and display images on my Pixelrights pages. They self-certify as compliant with GDPR.
Contact & Communication
Users contacting this website and/or its owners 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 a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998.
This website and its owners use any information submitted to provide you with further information about the products / services they offer or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted.
External Links
Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.
Social Media Platforms
Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.
Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.
This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

Michael Powell Photographer The Studio, 3 Grimsby Road, Caistor, Lincolnshire, England LN7 6TY. Telephone: 01472 859666