Impressum // Imprint

IMPRESSUM:

Wild Connections Photography:

Catherine Ekkelboom-White
Am Seerosenweiher 101
A-6072 Lans
Tirol
Österreich / Austria

Tel: +43 660 3827252
Email: cat@wildconnectionsphotography.com

Kleinunternehmer gem. § 6 Abs. 1 Z 27 UStG

PRIVACY POLICY:

The policy: This privacy policy is for Wild Connections Photography. IIt explains how I comply with the EU’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) legislation. This policy will explain areas of this website that may affect your privacy and personal details, how I process, collect, manage and store those details and how your rights under the GDPR are adhered to.

CONTACTING ME

When you’ve decided that I’m awesome and that you want to work with me, you’ll fill in the contact form on my website (which asks for your name, your email address and some details about the wedding or event you want me to photograph), I’ll use that data to reply to you with the information that you are requesting. I might also tell my rabbits about how excited I am about your enquiry but I won’t share your data with anyone else because I don’t want you to book anyone else. I want you to book me! And if it turns out that I’m busy and I’m not available for your requested date, I’ll sell your data to the highest bidder. Not really, I won’t share your data with anybody.

To keep me organized (because, well sometimes I’m affect by “blonde-brain”) your enquiry data is stored in a studio management software called 17Hats. 17Hats is a magical place where I store everything, from emails to invoices and questionnaires. To access the data in 17Hats, I have to login on my password protected computer and then login via a secure webpage using a very cryptic password that doesn’t include my date of birth or via an app on my phone that requires my fingerprint. 17Hats do not access or share your data but if you don’t believe me, you can view their privacy policy here: https://www.17hats.com/privacy-policy

If you go ahead and book me, you’ll be sent a link to your 17Hats personal client portal page, where you can see all of the information that I have about you and update it as necessary. I don’t use the data to stalk you. It’s mainly so that I can get in contact you with you about your awesome wedding day or adventure session and so that I can send you your wedding album in the mail. This data will be kept as an active contact for 12 months after your wedding date and then will be archived. Any records of your data linked to financial paperwork (primarily invoices) will be kept for 10 years in accordance with Austrian regulations.  If you don’t go ahead and book me, I’ll delete all of your data after 6 months after holding a small memorial ceremony. If you wish to request for any email(s) containing your personal information to be deleted, please email cat@wildconnectionsphotography.com.

WHAT DATA I COLLECT

All of the data that I hold is stored in 17Hats and Gmail, both of which can only be accessed via secure login pages with passwords that do not contain my date of birth. The data I store includes your names, your email addresses, telephone numbers, your postal address and details about your wedding day. All of this information is collected so that I can do the job that you have hired me for. I don’t store any bank details or pin numbers, so if you see from my social media that I’m on an expedition to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, I’m paying for it myself. Bummer!

NEWSLETTERS

I have one of those email newsletter thingys in Mailchimp where you give me your email address and your name in return for some cool guide and the permission for me to email you with interesting news and stuff related to weddings or other things that I think you’ll find interesting. In reality, I’m a bit rubbish at sending out newsletters, so you might get one email each month from me with some random drivel about stuff that I think you might find interesting plus an automated email that sends you a summary of what I’ve been blogging about.

You will only receive my newsletter if you knowingly signed up for it, as you’ll need to reconfirm that you want to receive it during the signup process. If you decide that my newsletter is a bit boring, although I’ll be deeply offended, you can unsubscribe at any time by clicking a link in one of the emails. Your data is stored securely in MailChimp and is not shared with any third parties.

COOKIE MONSTERS & INTERNET STALKING

Does anybody really know what cookies do? Apparently, the internet pages of the Wild Connections Photography use cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in a computer system via an Internet browser. Through the use of cookies, the Wild Connections Photography can provide the users of my website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting. In real-world terms, this mainly means that if you’ve looked at images once, it will be stored in your cookie jar so that the next time you come back, everything you’ve looked at before loads faster. You can always block cookies through some magic browser settings, but you might find everything runs a little slower.

I use Google Analytics and StatCounter on my website to look at which pages people look at the most and for how long, and at which pages never get looked at. Neither of these services stores any personal data, so if you are the person that keeps leaving my website after reading my about me page and deciding that I’m a total nutter then you’re safe. I will never know who you are.

I do have a Facebook Pixel installed on my website but I don’t really understand how it does its magic. Essentially it tells Facebook if you have been on my website so that when I’m trying to sell something via Facebook (because I do need to sell things in order to buy rabbit food), the Facebook gods know whether it’s something you might want to see in your newsfeed or not.

BLOG COMMENTS

All of my blog posts have the option to leave some love notes in the comments section, either directly on the website or via a Facebook plugin. The comments function requires you to leave your name and email address (or login using Facebook) to prove that you are a real person and not a robot. Your email address is not published as part of your comment and is only visible to me when I am logged in to the secure backend of my website. I will not use this information to contact you or pass it on to anyone else. If you don’t want to share this information, it’s probably best not to leave a comment. Just tell the next 5 people you see how awesome the blog post is instead.

EXTERNAL WEBSITE LINKS

I don’t knowingly link to websites trying to sell you viagra or devices that can enlarge certain parts of your anatomy, (I mainly link to wedding and travel related stuff) but if you do decide to click on any links from my website, I’m not responsible for the websites or  content that you find on the other end.

YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS

If I’ve photographed you then you’ll be sent your images via a shiny online client gallery which will be password protected to make sure that your ex-boyfriend doesn’t get access to your wedding images. My galleries are externally hosted by Shootproof. Their privacy policy can be found here: https:// www.shootproof.com/legal/privacy-policy

To visit a client gallery you will be required to enter your email address and a password. Your personal data (email address) will be stored within Shootproof’s system, on their servers and will be used to email you up to a maximum of four times and only with information relevant to the client gallery you have accessed e.g. to inform you of a discount offer on gallery purchases. Any such emails sent to you will only be during the 12 month period for which the gallery is live. After 12 months has passed since a gallery was created it is automatically deleted and your personal data (email address) is completely removed from Shootproof’s system.

Only I will have access to your personal data (email address) stored on Shootproof’s system on behalf of Wild Connections Photography. It will only be used as detailed above, will not be used for any other marketing purposes and will not be passed onto any third parties. Shootproof’s technical support team will have the means to access your personal data (email address) but will never access or share this data.

By logging into a Wild Connections Photography client gallery you are agreeing to opt-in to receive relevant, gallery-specific emails as described above. Emails are automated so if you do not wish to receive such emails it is advised that you do not log into any Wild Connections Photography client galleries.

Any print purchases made on Shootproof are handled and processed by Shootproof, not by Wild Connections Photography, which means I won’t have access to any order or payment details that you provide to them.

If you wish to request for your personal data (email address) to be deleted from Shootproof’s servers, please email cat@wildconnectionsphotography.com.

FACES AND PHOTOS

When you hire me to photograph your wedding or event, you’re hiring me to capture a “visual representation” of the day, which includes photographing the guests who are attending. If there are any guests who do not wish to be photographed, they should make themselves known at the start of the event. Once you receive your final gallery you can also let me know if there are any particular pictures that would like to keep private.

SOCIAL MEDIA & BLOGS SHIZZLE

My website, Facebook, and Instagram are basically my shopfront. When super awesome couples (like you) are searching for an über cool photographer (like me) they usually snoop around online to find stuff that they like and if I only had 5 images on my website you probably wouldn’t want to book me as your photographer, no matter how awesome those 5 images were. So sharing my images online is a really vital part of my business. Some posts may include your names or you might be “tagged” on social media posts. If you don’t want to be named or tagged, or if there are certain pictures you don’t want sharing, just let me know. I’m not going to be a dick about it if you want to keep some things private.

Sometimes I will submit your awesome pictures to a wedding blog or magazine to be featured, or if it is really epic, to a competition. You’ll have the chance in your pre-wedding questionnaire to opt-in to being featured and any pictures you don’t want sharing will stay private.

TRANSMITTING DATA TO THIRD PARTIES

Sometimes I need to share some of your data with other people in order to provide you with the services you’ve booked me for.

I may give your phone numbers and names to my second shooter to make sure that they can find you on your wedding day if they are not traveling with me.

If you order a wedding album, your images will be sent via a secure webpage to my album printers Floricolor as well as your first names if you want them printed on the front cover of your album. No other personal data will be shared with them. Once I receive your printed album, I will write your names and address on the parcel, as without these the postman/carrier pigeon will find it quite hard to know where to deliver it.

The only other occasion where your data may be shared is if it is requested for legal proceedings. I’m not sure when this would ever happen though.

YOUR RIGHTS

Under the new GDPR regs, you have the right to access, confirmation, rectification, and erasure. If you want to know what data I hold on you and where is stored, you can drop me an email at any time to cat@wildconnectionsphotography.com. If any of the data is incorrect, please let me know how to correct it as I don’t want to be sending your wedding album to the wrong person! You also have the right to be forgotten, and while I will never forget the magical moments we shared, I will erase all data that I hold with your personal information on your request.

 

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