Privacy Policy & GDPR


Thank you for your interest in my website and data protection policy. You can use my website without the need to provide any personal data should you wish to. If you want to purchase photographic services, the processing of personal data will become necessary.

Any and all personal data will be in line with the GDPR and any UK data protection regulations.

Privacy Policy

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 be bound by this policy.

Data collection and processing

Finishing Touch  is the controller of data that passes through this website or via email. This data is kept private between myself and a few other carefully selected data processors.

Data which I retain

In order to provide photographic services to you, I take and store photographs from your event. These photographs are stored for as long as the hard disks are functional in order to provide copies should you lose your photographs. This service is provided as a legitimate interest.

Should you wish me to remove your photographs from my hard disks and backups after I have delivered your photographs, I will do so if you provide me with an email confirming your request.

I also collect personal details from yourselves, your wedding party and the other wedding suppliers at your wedding. The details I may ask for are:

  • Names
  • Phone numbers
  • Email addresses
  • Social media links

I may also post photos from your wedding in a variety of places, listed below. This is done via legitimate interest. Should any member of your wedding party not wish to be included in this, please let me know by email. In addition to this, I also provide you with the ability to opt out of posting photographs from your wedding in the various places.

  • On my website
  • In wedding blogs and other websites
  • In other brands I work in
  • On social media
  • To your other wedding suppliers

I also capture website visitor names, phone numbers and email addresses when visitors make contact via 17hats to enquire about my services at your event.

I never capture credit or debit card numbers. These are all handled via 17Hats online booking system

External data processors

In addition to my own data, I also use a variety of data processors. They are listed below.

17Hats

17Hats  is a tool for gaining leads, creating invoices and taking payments via Paypal. I use it to provide you with invoices for services which you purchase from me. They self-certify as being compliant with Privacy Shield, so are compliant with GDPR. They hold names and email addresses. I retain 7 years of data in order to be compliant with legal obligations.

Paypal

Paypal is a tool for providing credit and debit card payment systems. I use it,  connection with 17hats invoice, to provide you with card payment option. They self-certify as being compliant with Privacy Shield, so are compliant with GDPR. They take your credit card details and information required to make a card transaction. I retain 7 years of data in order to be compliant with legal obligations.

Zenfolio

Zenfolio is a service to provide online hosting of data. I store your wedding photos on Zenfolio. They self-certify as being compliant with Privacy Shield, so are compliant with GDPR. I retain data via legitimate interest.

Juicer.io

Juicer is a social media aggregate that collects all our social media platforms, including Facebook, vimeo and  instagram, and adds them to one page on our website. Juicer is fully compliant with all components of GDPR, as are any third parties that Juicer works with. GDPR is designed to provide more information to you and more protection to your data.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a service which provides information about how visitors use a website. I use the information to provide you with a more effective website. Google is fully GDPR compliant. I have nominated a 38 month period for retaining personal information for legitimate interest.

Security Precautions

Your security is very important to me. I take all reasonable steps to ensure that data is help and processed securely. This includes ensuring my site and those other services I use SSL (secure internet connections) and data is encrypted as necessary.

Review of this Policy & Access to your Information

I will keep this Policy under regular review, and the Policy was last updated in May 2018. If you are concerned about any information I have about you can write or email to:

Email: ian@thefinishingtouch.co.uk

Post: The Finishing Touch Wedding Photography and Video Services, 8 South Avenue, Stourbridge, DY8 3XY

Phone: 01384 345677