Protecting your privacy is important to us. We hope the following information will help you understand how we collect, use and safeguard the personal information you provide to us on our site and when dealing with us.

Who we are

Our website address is: https://markatkinsphotography.com.au and is owned by Mark Atkins Photography

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Personal Information

The definition of ‘personal information’ in context to this privacy notice refers to any information that you give out that may disclose part or your whole identity. We will only gather personal information that you decide to offer us, such as email addresses, phone numbers, billing and delivery addresses. We are committed to our no spam policy and will not sell any information collected from our visitors to third parties.

We only apply the personal information that you submit to us for its intended purposes. We do not share personally identifiable information with third party websites, organisations or other persons without your consent unless it is:

* Necessary to provide you with a requested service;
* Lawfully authorised or required;
* Or utilised in the prevention or minimisation of a serious and immediate threat to a party’s health.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

We only apply the personal information that you submit to us for its intended purposes, including that which you submit when completing our contact form. We will not share personally identifiable information with any third party websites, organisations or other persons without your consent. We may request your consent if it is necessary to provide you with a requested service.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information Includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp and click Stream data.

This Information collected on this website will be used to research, analyse and evaluate trends and content featured on the website, to order to improve the services to our consumers. Website traffic, that is non-identifiable by person, is used in our data collection. We may use your IP address to assist in the diagnosis and administration of our website operations. It may also be utilised in the gathering of demographic data. Occasionally, we and other websites referred to may use cookies.

Who we share your data with

We may share your personal details such as your name, address and telephone contact with our delivery contractors and product suppliers in the event you make a purchase from our web shop for delivery. We may also share non-Personal Data (such as anonymous usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third parties to help them understand the usage patterns for certain Services or conduct independent research based on such anonymous usage data.

Legal Disclaimer

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Web site.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, or have made a purchase you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Third Party Advertisers & Links

Some sections of our website contain links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by us. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites and we would encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each website to which we may link that may collect personally identifiable information.

While we may use cookies in some parts of our website, cookies received with advertisements, when they appear on our website, are collected by the respective advertising companies, and as such we do not possess access to or control of such information gathered.

How we protect your data

We treat the protection of your data seriously and take every precaution to ensure it is kept private and safe. All data is encrypted and stored as password protected files. We have in place cyber security systems and software to monitor and deny access to your private data by unauthorised persons. Only authorised persons who are employees of Mark Atkins Photography have access to your personal data .

Your Rights

If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer require subscription to our site, you may correct, update, delete or deactivate it by emailing us or by postal mail at the contact information listed on our contact page.

For protection of your privacy and the privacy of others, we may require identification before we allow you access to information regarding yourself in order to retrieve or change it.

Change in customer internet privacy statement

From time to time we may revise our Privacy Policy, if we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, either by email, or by means of a notice here on our Privacy Policy page. Please check back periodically for any updates.