This privacy policy sets out how Jess Soper Photography uses and protects any information that you give Jess Soper Photography when you use this website and my services. It’s a great read and I’m sure you’ll be enthralled by how I adhere to the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and how cookies are used on my website.  Make yourself a cup of tea and snuggle down and let’s get started.

Jess Soper Photography is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Jess Soper Photography may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 24th May, 2018.

What I collect

I may collect the following information:

  • name
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to your photoshoot/wedding

What I do with the information I gather

I obviously need this information to do my job properly, it’s a bit hard to photograph for you, or send you information about a potential job unless I know your names and some contact information (?!) but just to spell it out here’s what I use the details you give me for

  • Internal record keeping – to make sure I can contact you/turn up at your wedding/find out what photos you want
  • Occasionally I might use the information provided by clients to work out how to improve my services and market myself better
  • I sometimes use information you give me about your third party wedding suppliers (e.g florists)  to get in contact with them so that I can build relationships with other local wedding suppliers and it’s always nice to know who I’m working with.  In the case of a videographer, for example, I’d normally get in touch with them before the wedding to check in with them as we work closely together all day it’s good to have made contact before the wedding.

Security and information storage

I’m very committed to making sure that your information is secure.  Your personal details are only ever stored on my third party office management program (I use Studio Ninja for this) they are super secure and meet all the necessary GDPR requirements.  The only exception to this will be if you email me details, these will be stored in my Gmail account, again these are on secure servers. Your personal details are not stored on my home computer network or anywhere offline.  If I need to print out your wedding questionnaire, which I often do in order to make sure I can do my job properly (you don’t want to be relying on wifi when you’re at a wedding in the country!), the printed information is destroyed securely as soon as the job is complete (I burn them!) .

At no point will your full names or address be made public, this includes on a blog post or any social media activity.  I’m especially careful when children are involved, I do not include details about specific locations regarding your home, or make photos public that would show the whereabouts of your home address.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

I use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. I only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help me provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that I do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, I cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • if you have previously agreed to me using your personal information or you want your details to be removed from my office records please just use the contact form or email me at soperjess@gmail,com

I do not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties.

You may request details of personal information which I hold about you, just drop me an email or give me a call.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email me as soon as possible. I will promptly correct it, I don’t want to be calling you the wrong name all day.

If, at any point after your job is complete, you wish me to delete the information I hold about you, you can do this by writing to me or emailing me at soperjess@gmail,com and I will remove your records from my system.

Using your photos for promotional purposes

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, as that’s probably how you found me, I do use photos from weddings on my website and social media accounts.  It’s a bit hard to run a photography business without showing photos of the weddings you shoot!  When you sign your contact, there is a tick box to consent to this.  If you’re not happy, don’t tick it.  I will always check with you before I post anything.  When you tick that box you’re also consenting to photos of your guests being shown too, if that’s not something you’re down with just let me know.

I do sometimes provide other wedding suppliers at your wedding i.e your florist with a selection of photos for them to use on their websites/social media.  Obviously this is a big help to what are often small businesses.  I will always check that’s OK with you first, if not just let me know.

Your photos will not be used for any other purposes without your express permission first.