Privacy Policy

Welcome to Melanie Chadd Photography privacy policy. Without my lovely clients and fellow lovers of Scotland there would be no photography from me and so in return I do the utmost to respect your privacy and I am committed to protecting it. You will find below all the information you need to see how Melanie Chadd Photography uses and collects your personally identifiable data.
This statement only applies to Melanie Chadd Photography.
Information I collect + how I use it

 

Information You Voluntarily Submit to Melanie Chadd Photography: this site may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.

Automatically-Collected Information: I automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access Melanie Chadd Photography. For example, when you use Melanie Chadd Photography, I will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed Melanie Chadd Photography. I may also collect information about actions you take when using Melanie Chadd Photography, such as links clicked.

Cookies: I may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by Melanie Chadd Photography. I may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on Melanie Chadd Photography.

How I may use your information

I may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain Melanie Chadd Photography
  • To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts
  • To respond to your comments or enquiries
Third-party use of personal information
Additionally, Melanie Chadd Photography may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.
Melanie Chadd Photography currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics – this service tracks website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on Melanie Chadd Photography. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics. Except when required by law, I will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, I may disclose or transfer personal information collected through Melanie Chadd Photography to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganisation proceeding brought by or against me.

Anonymous data
From time to time, I may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.
Cookies
Melanie Chadd Photography uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customise Melanie Chadd Photography content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described herein.
Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by Melanie Chadd Photography, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of Melanie Chadd Photography may be entirely usable.
Comments
When leaving a comment on Melanie Chadd Photography, you will be required to enter some basic personal information, such as your name, email address and blog URL. This data is only used to keep you updated with any comment threads you have expressed interest in. This data is not used to contact you and is not passed on to any third parties. This data is hosted within our WordPress provider.
Plugins

Melanie Chadd Photography uses a variety of third-party plugins to make this website look better and load faster. Here are some of the privacy policies for these plugins:

Contact Form 7 – we do not use your name or email address for anything other than replying to your message – advice from the plugin author

Google Analytics states ‘The plugin itself simply adds a code snippet to your pages. It collects no user data in and of itself. All data collection happens entirely on Google servers. Plugin homepage.

Jetpack / Askimet –  Automattic have added new privacy features and updated our policies in order to comply with Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You can read more about these updates here.

Sensitive personal information
At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to Melanie Chadd Photography. This includes: information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.