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Privacy Notice

The Photo Team is a leading Event Photography Company, with registered offices in London. We photograph events across the UK. We want to give you clear information about the information that The Photo Team collects and how we use it. This privacy notice applies to the use of personal information and other information by The Photo Team Photography Limited.

Privacy Notice

Types of information we may hold about you and where it comes from

  • Information you’ve provided to us, including on our websites or when you access our services through forms on websites operated by other organisations.
  • Information about our content, products and services you’ve booked or enquired about.
  • Information provided by other companies who’ve obtained your permission to share information about you.
  • Information, uploads and comments you make about the pictures via all means including social media
  • Information we collect from the devices (including, where applicable) For more information on cookies and how to manage them, please see the section on cookies.
  • IP address, identification number, online identifier, location data and other similar identifying information required for your devices to communicate with websites and applications on the internet.
  • Note that many devices will have their own privacy settings and notices under which they may collect your information, so you may wish to check your device settings to get details of such processing.

How we may we use your information:

We need your information so that we can provide you with content, products, services, tailored and personalised recommendations, general account management, and the management of traffic across our website. In addition to using your information for such purposes, we may also use your information in the following ways:

  • To monitor, improve and protect our content, products and services, work with our agents and business partners to improve the products and services we offer, and develop new content, products and services.
  • We may share information with credit reference, fraud prevention agencies, entities in which we hold a share of the ownership and other companies for use in credit decisions, for fraud detection and debt recovery purposes.
  • We may transfer your information to our data processors outside the European Economic Area, but will do so with appropriate measures and controls in place to protect that information in accordance with applicable data protection laws and regulations and regulatory guidance. In all instances, we will take into account the nature of the information we are transferring, and the level of protection provided by those processors.
  • If false or inaccurate information is provided and fraud is identified, the details will be passed to fraud prevention agencies. Law enforcement agencies may access and use this information. We and our shared ownership group entities and other organisations may also access and use this information to prevent fraud and money laundering, for example when: checking details on applications for credit and credit related or other facilities; managing credit and credit related accounts and facilities; recovering debt; checking details on proposals and claims for all types of insurance; or checking details of job applications and employees. We and other organisations may access and use from other countries the information recorded by fraud prevention agencies. Please contact us if you want to receive details of the relevant fraud prevention agencies.
  • For market research.
  • To enable us to comply with any legal or regulatory requirements; to protect or enforce our rights or the rights of any third party; in the detection and prevention of fraud and other crimes; and for the purpose of safeguarding someone’s vital interests, national security, responding to statutory obligations or requests from the courts and enforcement authorities.
  • We may disclose your information to any successors of our business for them to use for the purposes set out in this privacy notice.

Unless you’ve asked us not to:

  • To send you periodic newsletters and other information about content, products and services you have chosen or are entitled to receive.
  • To send you direct marketing. This may include communications by post, telephone, SMS or email, about us and our business partners’ content, products and services, events and special offers, including, where applicable, for a reasonable time after you have ceased to be a customer of ours.

Your preferences

If you wish to adjust what information we use or how we use it, you can do so by emailing: info@thephototeam.co.uk or contacting us via phone on 0800 689 1001.

Online behavioural advertising

If you don’t want any information processed through the use of cookies, please see the section on “How to see and manage your cookies”.

Cookies Notice

When you create or log in to an online account you agree to our privacy and cookies notice. Otherwise, by continuing to use our websites, content, products or services you agree to the use of cookies as described in this notice.

What are cookies and how do they work?

Cookies are small bits of text that are downloaded to the devices you use while browsing our website. Your browser makes these cookies available every time you visit the website again, so it can recognise you and can then tailor what you see on your device.

What do you use cookies for?

  • Cookies are an important part of the internet. They make using devices and accessing online information much smoother and affect lots of the useful features of websites. There are many different uses for cookies, but they fall into four main groups.

Cookies that are needed to provide the service you have asked for

Some cookies are essential to help your devices download or stream the information, or so you can move around websites and use their features. Without these cookies, content, products or services you’ve asked for can’t be provided.

Here are some examples of essential cookies.

  • Positioning information on a smartphone screen, tablet device or other screen so that you can see the website and use its functionality.
  • Keeping you logged in during your visit or enabling you to stream content; without cookies you might have to log in on every website you visit or repeatedly adjust your volume and viewing settings.
  • When you add something to the online shopping basket, cookies make sure it’s still there when you get to the checkout.
  • Some are session cookies which make it possible to navigate through the website smoothly.

Improving your browsing experience

Cookies allow the application or website to remember choices you make, such as your language or region and they provide improved features.

Here are a few examples of just some of the ways that cookies are used to improve your experience on our applications and websites:

  • Remembering your preferences and settings, including marketing preferences, such as choosing whether you wish to receive marketing information.
  • Remembering if you’ve filled in a survey, so you’re not asked to do it again.
  • Remembering if you’ve been to the application or website before.
  • Restricting the number of times you’re shown a particular advertisement. This is sometimes called ‘frequency capping’.
  • Showing you information that’s relevant to content, products or services that you receive.
  • Giving you access to content provided by social-media sites like Facebook or Twitter.
  • Showing ‘related article’ links that are relevant to the information you’re looking at.
  • Remembering an application or website you’ve entered, such as weather forecasts.

Analytics

We like to keep track of what websites, information and links are popular and which ones don’t get used so much, to help us keep our information relevant and up to date. It’s also very useful to be able to identify trends of how people navigate (find their way through) our information and when and where ‘error messages’ may originate.

This group of cookies, often called ‘analytics cookies’ are used to gather this information. The information collected is grouped with the information from everyone else’s cookies. We can then see the overall patterns of usage rather than any one person’s activity. Analytics cookies are used to improve how an application, a website and its pages work.

Our applications, web locations, websites and communications you get from us also contain small invisible images known as ‘web beacons’ or ‘ pixels’. These are used to count the number of times the page or email has been viewed and allows us to measure the effectiveness of the communication.

Controlling my Cookies

How can I see and manage my cookies in my browser?

Virtually all modern browsers allow you to see what cookies you’ve got, and to clear them individually or clear all of them. To find out how to do this go to aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.

How can I choose not to receive Online Behavioural Advertising and other tracking cookies?

In addition to the controls available on your computer, there are other ways of choosing not to receive Online Behavioural Advertising and other tracking cookies.

Please note that most of these choices work by setting a cookie that overrides the behavioural advertising cookie. If you clear all your cookies, you will also clear these opt-out cookies, therefore changing your preferences. In this instance you would need to choose again.

Organisations which provide more information on Online Behavioural Advertising

Contacting The Photo Team

Any queries or comments about this privacy notice or for requests of copies of the information we hold about you if you wish to have a copy of your information, amend or transfer your records, or please contact info@thephototeam.co.uk.

If you wish to adjust what information we use or how we use it, you can do so via emailing info@thephototeam.co.uk.

We will occasionally update this privacy notice. We will post a notice of any material changes on our website prior to implementing the changes, and, where appropriate, notify you using any of the contact details we hold for you for this purpose. We encourage you to periodically review this notice to be informed of how we use your information.

This Privacy and Cookies Notice was last updated Spring 2017.