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Ross Hoddinott

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy & Use of Cookies

Ross Hoddinott Photography's privacy policy provides guidance regarding the collection and use of personal or corporate information that you provide. 

Ross Hoddinott Photography is committed to the principles of the new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) introduced in May 2018, which require personal data must be obtained, processed and protected fairly and lawfully.

Information we may collect

This site may collect information such as your IP address, your computers operating system, your browser type and the path you take through our website. We will not disclose personal information to third-party service providers or share or sell personal information to others. When you complete and submit your details via our contact form (for example, name, telephone number and email) data is delivered securely through third-party email processor MailGun. Please read their Privacy Policy prior to submitting forms via this site.    

When you place an order through this website (For example, purchase a print or book a 1-2-1 workshop) the site we collect the necessary financial information to fulfil, confirm and deliver your order. However, all online transactions are made securely via payment platform Stripe. Please read their Privacy Policy prior to placing orders via this site. 

Our Policy on Cookies

Be aware this website employs 'Cookies' in order to personalise your visit to our web site and enhance the experience by gaining a better understanding of your particular interests and customizing pages for you. A cookie is a message given to a web browser by a web server, which is then stored by the browser in a text file. Each time the browser requests a page from the server this message is sent back which enables the user to be identified. We may use the information provided by cookies to analyze trends, administer the site, or to help better serve our clients. No information that personally identifies you will be collected through the cookies. You can set your browser to notify you before you receive a cookie so you have the chance to accept it and can set your browser to turn off cookies. No personally identifying information from you will be collected as part of these cookies.

Below is a list of cookies used on my website by category, along with a brief overview of their function

Strictly Necessary Cookies: A selection of cookies beginning with 'exp_' are set and used by our content management system. These cookies are required in order for the website to work properly, including logging in, submitting forms, remembering your basket contents and other standard website behaviour. The 'DYNSRV' cookie is added by our load balancer to track which web server to send you to. The purpose of this cookie is to improve the performance of the site. The '__Stripe' cookie is required to complete transactions/orders via the website.

Preference Cookies: The ‘accept_cookie’ cookie simply stores ‘hide_cookie_alert’ when you accept our cookie notice. 

Functionality Cookies: These cookies help us personalise content and functionality for you, including remembering changes you have made to parts of the website that you can customize, or selections for services made on previous visits.

Benign Cookies: Any cookies beginning with ‘exp_’. These cookies are set by our content management system and contain data such as the last time you visited my website and previous pages of my website that you have viewed. The site does not store or utilise this information in any way. ‘exp_csrf_token’ is a unique and random sequence of numbers and letters which protects any forms on our website from spam.

Performance Cookies: Various third party cookies for Google Analytics. 

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The Ross Hoddinott Photography website contains links to partners, clients, and other sites of interest to our users. Ross Hoddinott Photography does not control the privacy practices of these other sites. You should make sure that you know when you have left our website and, if the website you visit collects personal information, that you have read that site's privacy policy.

Privacy Complaints

If you have any questions regarding this policy, believe that Ross Hoddinott Photography has not complied with the provisions of this privacy policy or you wish to remove your personal data from our records, please contact us.

Ross Hoddinott Photography reserves the right to modify the provisions of this privacy policy. The new provisions will be effective as soon as they are posted. Please check this page periodically to ensure that you are aware of any changes.