Visitors to our website
To fulfill orders and provide the service requested we maintain records of contact details.
People in our photographs
An image that contains identifiable information about someone including their appearance is considered to be personal information under GDPR. Photos are disclosed to clients as per their requirements but not otherwise shared without permission. Photos taken in a public place and used only for artistic purposes are generally exempt from GDPR even where individuals may be identifiable.
Photography and the Law
There is, in general, no restriction on taking photographs in public, often known as street photography, and Avon & Somerset Constabulary have issued guidance for photography in a public place:
Taking photos in a public place is not illegal. The only time an offence is committed is if the photographs being taken are considered to be indecent.
There is no law preventing people from taking photographs in public. This includes taking photos of other people's children.
It is an offence to take indecent photographs.
If you are taking photographs from private land, you need to have the land owner's permission.
Please note: No one has the right to ask a photographer to stop, to ask for a copy of the photos or to force them to delete the photographs, unless the images that have been taken are indecent.
Home Office guidance states that "there is no legal restriction on photography in public places, and there is no presumption of privacy for individuals in a public place."
Exemptions from GDPR
While photos of people may be considered as personal information, where they are processed only for journalistic, academic, artistic or literary purposes under the freedom of expression and information they are exempt from GDPR. This exempts images taken legally, which haven't been commissioned by a client or made available for commercial sale or use. This is outlined in Article 85 of GDPR and Schedule 2 Part 5 of the Data Protection Act 2018.
Data storage and retention
Images are stored securely and indefinitely allowing us to provide clients with copies of the photos should they be required in the future. Contact details are stored securely and kept while a client relationship may exist.
Where data is regulated under GDPR / DPA 2018 you have certain rights regarding your own data. More information about these rights can be found on the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) website.