When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
However, for Pears Photography’s website, we don’t allow commenting on our posts. This may change in the future.
We use contact form(s) on our website as a method of communication between our visitors / customers and our team. All data collected via the forms(s) is transmitted to us via SSL security (padlock in your browser) and is also stored on secure email servers. Here’s what we collect:
We don’t process this data for marketing material unless you’ve given us permission. However, we may contact in regards to important company news, policy changes and other topics that require your attention.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
We security auditing tools to monitor visitor behaviour and prevent malicious attacks from happening. These systems log information anonymously but include your IP address, web browser used, pages visited and time spent on these pages in order for us to track down the potential cause of a security vulnerability (if found).
Google Analytics is used alongside Google Search Console to track the performance of our website for when/if we utilise further marketing strategies. This policy will update with more information when/if these occur.
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
We don’t unless necessary.
Information collected via Google Analytics and security systems are shared with our web team in order to diagnose potential issues with our web platform. These issues may result in performance improvements and design changes in the future.
Our web team First Class Design does not use this data for marketing purposes.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
Contact form submissions are stored securely within third party email accounts that require the information to deal with requests. Form submissions are also stored on our website securely to deal with any request. The submissions stored on the website should be deleted after 60 days.
After we’ve dealt with any form submissions, it’s either archived, stored for later use or deleted immediately.
You can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. This also applies to our login pages not intended for public use. The data is sent securely to our web servers that are managed by First Class Design. They do not access this data unless required to.