Lets Talk about privacy. The ‘big bad wolf ‘ (GDPR) came into play, 25th May 2018. There was a lot of worry and concern and misinformation and more.. But essentially, its all about the respect of data, how it’s used, stored, processed and more.


This is our or Data Policy. It’s pretty standard, no curve balls or anything scary. Have a read and if you have any questions then say hello!


The policy stated below provides you with details of how we collect, store and use any information.
We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is respected and protected. This Policy aims to ensure compliance with the GDPR. In summary, The GDPR provides the following rights for individuals: Individuals have the right to be informed, have access to any data stored, the right to rectification (making sure all data is correct) The right to have data erased, the right to restrict data processing, the right to data portability, The right to object, rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.


You should ensure you have read and understood this Privacy Policy. Your acceptance of this Privacy Policy is deemed to occur upon your first use of the website.
Who we are? We are Michael Rowlands Photography. hello@michaelrowlands.co.uk 07790 011 278.


What is Personal Data?
Personal data is any information relating to an identifiable person. This includes  information such as: Name, Address, Telephone number, Email address along with an other data collected that could directly or indirectly identify you.

How we collect Personal information
We collect data you provide to us when you place an order via the website (a Zenfolio system), when you contact us through the website contact us form, send us an email or when you phone us.

How we use your information
Your data is collected primarily for fulfilment of your orders and it is also used for business use and administrative purposes.

How long we retain your information:
Information is retained for no longer than necessary. However, this will be in accordance with any legal obligations we have.

Controlling your personal information
You may request a copy of your personal data we hold in an electronic format. We will respond to your request within 31 days and provide to you the data in suitable electronic format. If you find any inaccuracies, we will delete or correct it promptly.
You can contact us directly at datarequest@michaelrowlands.co.uk

Data security and protection
We ensure the security of any personal information we hold by using secure data storage technologies and precise procedures in how we store, access and manage that information.

Cookie policy:
We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience, analyse site traffic and assist in our marketing efforts.
Cookies are simply small text files that are stored on a user's computer or mobile device. They are used for a variety of purposes, including personalising pages, remembering visitor preferences, analysing visitor behaviour, managing shopping carts and delivering targeted advertising. Cookies are used to improve the online experience of almost every website, including our own.
Managing cookies:
Most internet browsers allow you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies (or just third-party cookies) or warn you before a cookie is stored. You can choose to restrict or block cookies through your browser settings at any time.
However, please be aware that restricting or blocking cookies may impact the functionality or performance of our website. Some cookies on this site are essential, and the site won't work as expected without them. These cookies are set when you submit a form, view pictures, login or interact with the site by doing something that goes beyond clicking on simple links.

Client Galleries
We Zenfolio as our website provider and our account with them enables us to process payments as well as order other online products and services. All client albums and shopping cart facilities utilise SSL security and all online payments are taken in accordance with their policies. Yo can find out all about their policies and information on privacy, compliance and more over at their website: Zenfolio privacy info
Any online payments on this website are made using the secure payments service.

Changes to this Privacy Policy
This policy maybe changed from time to time if there are changes in law or in our business. You should check this page for any updated versions to ensure that you are happy with any changes. You will be deemed to have accepted the terms of the Privacy Policy on your first use of the website following the update.

If you are not happy with the response or believe we are not processing your personal data in accordance with the law, you can complain to the UK information commissioner’s office www.ico.org.uk.

If you feel we have not explained anything as adequately as you feel we should, please contact us direct with your concerns.