Privacy policy

(aka, the extremely boring, legal paragraphs none of us really understand but I still have to share here because of GDPR!)

In short - I take your privacy extremely seriously! Your data is processed under the legal basis of legitimate interest, which means that the emails you receive from me will always pertain exclusively to the service you have inquired about (and the occasional small talk about weather!).

This policy sets out how I will treat your personal information.

(1) This privacy policy
This privacy policy was made using an SEQ Legal privacy policy template created for

(2) What information do I collect?
I may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:
(a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation);
(b) information relating to any transactions carried out between you and me on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases you make of my goods or services.
(c) information that you provide to me for the purpose of registering with me or submitting an enquiry via the contact form(s) included on this website or comment form(s) included in my blog
(d) any other information that you choose to send to us

(3) Cookies
A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information 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 this 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 and Squarespace Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics and Squarespace Analytics generate statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google and Squarespace will respectively store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at: "" and Squarespace's at "". 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.

(4) Using your personal information
Personal information submitted to me via this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.
I may use your personal information to:
(a) administer the website;
(b) improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;
(c) enable your use of the services available on the website;
(d) send to you goods purchased via the website, and supply to you services purchased via the website;
(e) send statements and invoices to you, and collect payments from you;
(f) send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;
(g) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website

Where you submit personal information for publication on our website (e.g. blog comments), I will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the license you grant to me.

(5) Disclosures
I may disclose information about you to any of our 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:
(a) to the extent that I are required to do so by law;
(b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
(c) 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);
(d) 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 will NOT provide your information to third parties.

(6) International data transfers
Information that I collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which I operate in order to enable me to use the information in accordance with this privacy policy. Information which you provide may be transferred to countries (including the United States) 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 storage of your personal information
I will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to ensure the safe storage and prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. All of your personal information that you decide to share with me is stored online in my password-protected accounts across Shootproof, Studio Ninja and Google Mail. All contact forms submitted via the Contact Me page on this website are processed through Studio Ninja, which automatically saves any personal information you decide to share. No information is recorded manually by me. Certain information, including but not limited to phone numbers, may be saved to my password-protected mobile phone in order to facilitate communication. Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and I cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet. Your data will be held by the above-mentioned programs in perpetuity, or until I go out of business.

(8) 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 happy with any changes.

(9) Your rights
You may instruct me to provide you with or delete 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 us 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 our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.

(10) Third party websites
The website contains links to other websites. I am not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

(11) Updating information
Please let me know if the personal information which I hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

(12) Contact
If you have any questions about this privacy policy or my treatment of your personal information, please write to us me email via the contact form or call me at +44(0)7951784625

(13) Data controller
The data controller responsible in respect of the information collected on this website is Michael Maurer Photography