Privacy Notice

In simple terms, when do we collect data?

We only collect data where you have given your consent or when it is for our legitimate interests. You remain the owner of your data: if you want to learn what data we have collected on you or would like us to delete it, please email mark@wildsmith.photography immediately.

Lovely. What’s the boring version?

We’re serious about protecting your data. Read further to find out:

The personal data that we collect;
Where we got your personal data from;
Your personal data rights;
Your right to object to our processing your personal data & withdrawing consent;
How and when we use that personal data;
Whether we share your personal data with anyone else;
For how long will we keep your personal data;
How you can access your personal data;
Information on our use of cookies.

What data do you collect?

When you browse our website, the personal data that we collect includes your IP address, the pages you viewed, the time of your requests, the time spent on a page, mouse events, keypresses, browser, operating system & version. We collect your personal data using Google Analytics.

We always ensure that we have a lawful basis for processing the personal data that we collect. When you browse our website, the lawful basis for processing your data is that it is necessary for our legitimate interests to understand how people are using our website in order to improve the experience for our visitors.

If you sign up to any of our mailing lists, the personal data we collect includes your full name & email address. We collect your personal data from you, via our website, when you have completed our sign-up form. In this case the lawful basis for processing your data is that it is consent.

If you apply to collaborate with us, the data we collect includes your name, CV, email address, Skype username, LinkedIn profile, & any data contained in your application letter. This data was collected when you emailed mark@wildsmith.photography. We may also contact a third-party to request a reference. The lawful basis for processing this data is that it is necessary for our legitimate interests.

Lovely again. What are my rights?

You have the right to request access to your personal data, amendments to it, & for it to be deleted. Further information about those rights along with your right to withdraw any consent you’ve given or object to our processing your data can be found in our data protection policy by clicking here. That policy also includes who to speak with if you have any queries about our approach to processing your personal data.

So, what are you doing with that data?

We’re committed to using your personal data responsibly & lawfully. Here’s what we do with your personal data:

We use data collected from our website visitors, including IP address, viewed pages, time of visit, time spent on site, browser information, mouse movement, key presses, operating system & version information to understand the user journey on our website so that we can better tailor the experience for all of our website visitors.
If you signed up to our mailing list, we may communicate with you in the form of a newsletter, social mention, direct message, or email. This is so we can update you about Wildsmith Photography, its events, products, services, industry news, & similar. We’ll always provide an opt-out button in case you don’t want to hear from us anymore.
If you applied to collaborate with us at six7, our hiring team will review it & use it to process your application for engagement in freelance work on behalf of six7. Details of the collaboration process can be found in the six7 company handbook. Your data may be shared beyond the hiring team when it makes sense for another employee to review an application.

Where is my data stored?

Where possible, we keep your data inside the EEA. Where we don’t, the following safeguards are in place:

We use Google Analytics for website analytics, & your data may be transferred outside of the EU. When this happens, your data is protected by the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Frameworks, adhered to by Google Analytics.
If you’ve joined our mailing list, your name & email is stored with MailChimp on their data servers in the US. MailChimp has self-certified to both the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks, & lawfully transfers EU/EEA personal data to the U.S. pursuant to their Privacy Shield Certification.

As a remote company that is heavily reliant on cloud technologies, your data will be shared with some third-party companies. When we share your data with third-parties we conduct an impact assessment to ensure that your data remains protected. The instances when we transfer data to a third-party are:

When data is sent to Google Analytics to monitor behaviour & traffic to our website
When you sign-up to receive email communications from us & your name & email are stored in MailChimp

How long do you keep my data for?

We only keep your data for as long as we require it for the purposes we outlined above. The maximum that we will keep your data for is:
Website visitors

IP Address – 50 months
Pages views – 50 months
Time of requests – 50 months
Time on a Page – 50 months
Mouse events – 12 months
Key presses – 12 months
Browser – 50 months
Operating system and version – 24 months

Mailing list members

Name – 365 days
Email address – 365 days

Hiring applicants

For the duration of the hiring process.

Can I get a copy of my data?

Yes, for sure you can. You can ask us for a copy of the personal data that we hold on you by emailing mark@wildsmith.photography. We’ll ask you for copies of two types of approved identity in order to process your request (such as a passport & driving licence). You can also ask us to make corrections to data you consider to be inaccurate by emailing mark@wildsmith.photography.

How do you use cookies?

A cookie is a small file (typically letters and numbers) which may be placed on your computer when you access our website. Through the cookie we can recognise your computer & browsing activity if you return to the website.

We use cookies to allow our website to recognise when you return to our site (which helps us to optimise your visits) & cookies to track the life of each visit.

We use Google Analytics which allows us to collect information about how you use our site. If you access our website directly (not via an email) your visits will be tracked anonymously. We use Google Analytics to understand how our website is being used in order to improve the experience for you. All user data is anonymous.

We use social buttons such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook & LinkedIn to share or bookmark pages on our site or email updates. Those sites may collect information about your internet activity, including if your visit to our site (even if you don’t click on the button if you’re logged on to their site). You should check the privacy & cookies policy of each of these sites to see how they use your information & find out how to opt out & delete such information.

You are able to manage cookies. If you want to block all cookies all of the time you can set your computer preferences to do so.

Our website does not require you to input personal data to use it. You may however volunteer personal data such as your name & email address to request information, updates & our services. That information is required to deal with your query appropriately.

Get in Touch

Using our contact form, you give consent for us to contact you via email & be added to our mailing list unless otherwise stated in your message. Many thanks. Mark

Offices

London - Sheffield

Call Us

+44 (0)7714 321 803

Email Us

mark@wildsmith

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