Privacy Policy 

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Privacy Policy

I am committed to safeguarding the privacy of visitors to my website. In this Privacy Policy I detail how I treat your personal information.

The policy sets out the different areas where your privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of users, the website and myself as website owner. It explains how Raphael Lionel Photography collects, stores, maintains and discloses information collected from you. This website as well as the company complies to European GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) laws and requirements for your privacy.

Raphael Lionel Photography is committed to ensuring that your privacy is respected and protected. Should you be asked to share your personal private information when using this website or later while administering an enquiry, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

1. What information do I collect?

I collect, and store various information in the below ways

(a). Personally Identifiable Information

I may collect personally identifiable information from you in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to when you visit my site, fill out a form, comment on my blog and in connection with other activities, services, features, transactions or resources I make available on my website. As appropriate, users may be asked for, name, email address, phone number. Users may, however, visit my site anonymously. I will collect personally identifiable information from you only if you voluntarily submit such information to me. You can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent you from engaging in certain site related activities and services provided by me.

(b). Non-Personally Identifiable Information

I may collect non-personally identifiable information about you as a website user whenever you interact with my site. The non-personally identifiable information may include your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation.

2. Web Browser Cookies

A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser and stored by the browser. A cookie file contains an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser. I may use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on the website. I will use the session cookies to: keep track of you whilst you navigate the website. I may use the persistent cookies to enable my website to recognise you when you visit. Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date. I use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to my website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available here – https://policies.google.com/privacy.

Other cookies may be stored to your computer’s hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30-60 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.  Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third-party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking Tools, Internet Options, Privacy, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

3. How I use collected information

I collect and use personal information for the following purposes:

(a). To communicate and send information

The email address you provide for enquiry or order processing, will only be used to respond to your enquiries/questions and send information or updates about your order. If you decide to opt-in to my mailing list, you may receive emails that include some company news, updates, newsletters, blog posts or related product/service information. If at any time you decide to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, I include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email or you may contact me directly.

(b). To improve my site

I continually strive to improve my website offerings and the browser experience, based on the information and feedback I receive from you.

(c). To improve my customer service

Your information helps me to effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs. It is also necessary to use your personal information for providing photographic services, send statements and invoices to you, collect payments from you and send you goods purchased from me. This is also used for complaint handling and resolution.

(d). To administer content, promotion, a survey or other site features

I send users email information they have agreed to receive about topics I think will be of interest to them relating to my business.

4. Newsletter-Tracking

The newsletter of the Raphael Lionel Photography contains so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic embedded in such e-mails, which are sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and analysis. This allows a statistical analysis of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. Based on the embedded tracking pixel, Raphael Lionel Photography may see if, and when an e-mail was opened by yourself and which links in the e-mail were called up.

Such personal data collected in the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters are stored and analysed by Raphael Lionel Photography in order, to optimise the ship-ping of the newsletter/blog, as well as to adapt the content of future newsletters/blog updates even better to client interests. This personal data will not be passed on to third parties. You can revoke the declaration of consent issued by means of the double-opt-in procedure. After a revocation, this personal data will be deleted by Raphael Lionel Photography. Raphael Lionel Photography automatically regards a withdrawal from the receipt of the newsletter/blog update as a revocation.

5. Disclosures

I may disclose information about you to any of my employees, officers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy. In addition, I may disclose your personal information:

  • to the extent that I am are required to do so by law;
  • in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
  • in order to, establish, exercise or defend my legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
  • to any person who I reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in my reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information

Except as provided in this privacy policy, I do NOT sell, trade, or rent user’s personally identifiable information to others. I may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personally identifiable information regarding visitors and users with my business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.

6. International data transfers

Information that I collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which I or my business may operate. This may include the United States of America which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Area.

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. I cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others. You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.

7. Security and how I protect Personal Data collected

I adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices, as well as security measures, to protect against unauthorised access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on my website and in the office. Sensitive and private data exchange between the website and its users happens over an SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected.

Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure and I cannot guarantee the absolute security of data sent over the internet.

8. Third party websites

You may find advertising or other content on my site that links to the sites and services of my partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. I do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and I am not responsible for the practices employed by these websites. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to or from my site, is subject to that website’s terms and policies.

9. Your rights

You may instruct me to provide you with any personal information I 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, I 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).

I may withhold such personal information to the extent permitted by law. You may instruct me 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 my use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or I will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.

10. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Facebook

On this website, Raphael Lionel Photography has integrated components of the enterprise Facebook. Facebook is a social network.

A social network is a place for social meetings on the Internet, an online community, which usually allows users to communicate with each other and interact in a virtual space. A social network may serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences or enable the Internet community to provide personal or business-related information. Facebook allows social network users to include the creation of private profiles, upload photos, and network through friend requests.

The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, United States. If a person lives outside of the United States or Canada, the controller is the Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this site, a Facebook component (Facebook plug-ins) has been integrated. Your web browser is automatically prompted to download a display of Facebook through the Facebook component. An overview of all the Facebook Plug-ins can be accessed under https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/

Facebook can see what specific pages of Raphael Lionel Photography you have visited. If you are logged in to Facebook at the same time, Facebook will detect this. This information is collected through the Facebook component and associated with your respective Facebook account. If you click on one of the Facebook buttons integrated into my website, e.g. the “Like” button, or if you submit a comment, then Facebook matches this information with your personal Facebook user account and stores the personal data.

Facebook will always be aware of your visit to my site, when you are logged into Facebook, whether you click a like, or follow link or not. The only way to avoid such a transmission is to log off from you Facebook account before launching https://RaphaelLionelPhotography.com.

The data protection guideline published by Facebook, which is available at https://facebook.com/about/privacy/ provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. In addition, it details options Facebook offers to protect your privacy.

11. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Google+

Raphael Lionel Photography has integrated the Google+ button as a component. Google+ is another social network. Google+ allows users of the social network to include the creation of private profiles, upload photos and network through friend requests.

The operating company of Google+ is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Moun-tain View, CA 94043-1351, UNITED STATES.

Each time you access Raphael Lionel Photography, your browser automatically downloads a display of the corresponding Google+ button component. Google is then made aware of what specific page of my website you visited. More detailed information about Google+ is available under https://developers.google.com/+/

If you are logged in at the same time to Google+, Google recognises page you have visited and tracks you. If you click on the Google+ button and give a Google+ 1 recommendation, then Google assigns this information to your personal Google+ account and stores the personal data. Google stores your Google+ 1 recommendation making it publicly available in accordance with the terms and conditions you have accepted signing up to Google+. Subsequently, your Google+ 1 recommendation together with other personal data, such as your Google+ account name and your stored photo, is stored and processed on other Google services, such as the Google search engine results, your Google account and other Internet pages, or in relation to advertisements. Google is also able to link the visit to this website with other personal data stored on Google. Google further records this personal information for the purpose of improving or optimising the various Google services.

Through the Google+ button, Google receives information that you have visited my website, whether you are logged into Google+ or not and whether you have clicked the Google+ button or not.

If you do not wish to transmit personal data to Google, you may stop this by logging out of your Google+ account before accessing https://RaphaelLionelPhotography.com.

Further information and the data protection provisions of Google may be retrieved under https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ More references from Google about the Google+ 1 button may be obtained under https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy

12. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Instagram

Raphael Lionel Photography has integrated components of the service Instagram. Instagram is a service that may be qualified as an audio-visual platform, which allows users to share photos and videos, as well as disseminate such data in other social networks.

The operating company of the services offered by Instagram is Instagram LLC, 1 Hacker Way, Building 14 First Floor, Menlo Park, CA, UNITED STATES.

Whenever you access my site, each page that has an Instagram component (Insta button) integrated, your browser is automatically prompted to download a display of the Instagram component. As this is done, Instagram becomes aware of what specific page of my website you visited.

If you are logged in at the same time on Instagram, Instagram will detect the page you accessed however long you stayed on my site. This information is collected through the Instagram component and is associated with your respective Instagram account. If you click on one of the Instagram buttons integrated on my site, then Instagram matches that information with your personal Instagram account and stores that personal data.

Instagram receives information via the Instagram component that you have visited Raphael Lionel Photography, provided, that you are logged in to Instagram at the time you accessed my site. This occurs regardless of whether you clicked on the Instagram display button or not.

If you do not want this transmission of information to Instagram, then you must log off from your Instagram account before accessing https://Raphaellionelphotography.com

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Instagram may be retrieved under https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388 and https://www.instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/

13. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Jetpack for WordPress

Raphael Lionel Photography has integrated Jetpack. Jetpack is a WordPress plug-in, which provides additional features to me based on WordPress. Jetpack allows me to get an overview of visitors to my site. By displaying related posts and publications, or the ability to share content on my pages, it is possible to increase my visitor numbers. In addition, security features are integrated into Jetpack, so a Jetpack-using site is better protected against brute-force attacks. Jetpack also optimises and accelerates the loading of images on my website.

The operating company of Jetpack Plug-Ins for WordPress is Automattic Inc., 132 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, UNITED STATES. The operating enterprise uses the tracking technology created by Quantcast Inc., 201 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, UNITED STATES.

Jetpack sets up a cookie for your browser. Cookies are detailed above. Each time you access my site pages on which a Jetpack component is integrated, your browser is automatically prompted to submit data through the Jetpack component for analysis purposes to Automattic Inc. Automattic Inc. receives information that is used to create an overview of website visits. It becomes possible then to analyse the behaviour of users which access Raphael Lionel Photography with the aim of optimising the website. The data collected through the Jetpack component is not used to personally identify you without obtaining your separate express consent. The data is shared with Quantcast. Quantcast uses the data for the same purposes as Automattic Inc.

You may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by adjusting your browser settings. You can permanently deny the acceptance of cookies. In addition, cookies already in use by Automattic/Quantcast may be deleted at any time via your browser or other software programs.

You can at any time press the opt-out button under the following link https://www.quantcast.com/opt-out/ which sets an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie is held in your browser but if you ever delete your cookies you will need to use this link to download another opt-out cookie.

If you use the opt-out cookie it is possible that Raphael Lionel Photography will not functioning optimally for you as you will find with other websites.

The applicable data protection provisions of Automattic may be accessed under https://automattic.com/privacy/ The applicable data protection provisions of Quantcast can be accessed under https://www.quantcast.com/privacy/

14. Data protection provisions about the application and use of LinkedIn

Raphael Lionel Photography has integrated components of the LinkedIn Corporation on this site. LinkedIn is a web based social network that enables users with existing business contacts to connect and to make new business links. Over 400 million registered people in more than 200 countries use LinkedIn. Thus, LinkedIn is currently the largest platform for business contacts and one of the most visited websites in the world.

The operating company of LinkedIn is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, UNITED STATES. For privacy matters outside of the UNITED STATES LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, is responsible.

When you access my site, there is a LinkedIn component (LinkedIn plug-in) integrated and this is prompts your browser to download a LinkedIn display. Further information about the LinkedIn plug-in may be accessed under https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins LinkedIn then notes the pages that you visited on my site.

If you are logged in to LinkedIn at the same time, LinkedIn will track your page visits. This information is collected through the LinkedIn component and associated with your LinkedIn account. If you click on one of the LinkedIn buttons integrated on my site, then LinkedIn assigns this information to your personal LinkedIn user account and stores the personal data.

LinkedIn receives information via the LinkedIn component that you have visited my site, when you are logged in to the LinkedIn at the same time you access my site pages. This happens regardless of whether you clicked the LinkedIn display button or not. If you do not want this transmission of data, you may prevent it by logging off from you LinkedIn account before accessing https://Raphaellionelphotography.com.

LinkedIn provides you with the ability to unsubscribe from e-mail messages, SMS messages and targeted ads under this link, https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls. It also gives the ability to manage ad settings. LinkedIn also uses affiliates such as Eire, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua, and Lotame. The setting of such cookies may be denied under https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy. The applicable privacy policy for LinkedIn is available under https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. The LinkedIn Cookie Policy is available under https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy.

15. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Pinterest

Raphael Lionel Photography has integrated components of Pinterest Inc. Pinterest is a social network. Pinterest enables it’s users to publish, inter alia, picture collections and individual pictures as well as descriptions on virtual pinboards (so-called pins), which can then be shared by other user’s (so-called re-pins) or commented on.

The operating company of Pinterest is Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, UNITED STATES.

Each time you access a page of Raphael Lionel Photography that has a Pinterest component (Pinterest plug-in) integrated, your browser is automatically prompted to download the respective Pinterest component display. Further information on Pinterest is available under https://pinterest.com/ When this is done, Pinterest can see what specific pages of my site you visit.

If you are logged in at the same time on Pinterest, Pinterest can detect that page of interest to you. This information is collected through the Pinterest component and associated with your respective Pinterest account. If you click on one of the Pinterest buttons, integrated on my site, then Pinterest assigns this information to your personal Pinterest account and stores the personal data.

Pinterest receives information via the Pinterest component that you have visited my site, provided that, you are logged in at Pinterest at the time you accessed my site pages. This occurs regardless of whether you clicked on the Pinterest component or not. If you would not like the transmission of such information to Pinterest, then you may prevent this by logging off from your Pinterest account before accessing https://RaphaelLionelPhotography.com

The data protection guideline published by Pinterest, which is available under https://about.pinterest.com/privacy-policy provides information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by Pinterest.

16. Policy amendments

I may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on my website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are aware and happy with any changes.

17. Data controller and contact

The data controller responsible for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in respect to this website is Raphael Lionel Photography

18. Existence of automated decision-making

As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.

This Privacy Policy has been partly generated by the Privacy Policy Generator of the DGD – Your External DPO that was developed in cooperation with RC GmbH, which sells used computers and the German Lawyers from WBS-LAW.

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal information, please write to me by email via the contact form or by post to: Raphael Lionel Photography, 6 Hornsey Road, Birmingham, B44 0JL.

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