Privacy Policy

Liz Melvin Photography Data Privacy Policy


Personal data is any information that could identify a person (data subject).  Personal sensitive data relates to information concerning a data subject’s racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, trade union activities, physical or mental health, sexual life, or details of criminal offences.

A data subject is any identified or identifiable person whose personal data is processed by the data controller.

A data controller determines the purposes for data processing and the way personal data is processed.

Processing is any action or actions performed on personal data such as collection, organisation, storage, erasure or destruction.

Data Collection

Liz Melvin Photography collects data that is required for the provision of products and services.  This can include:

  • Contact details such as names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses
  • Venue locations
  • Associated suppliers

Categories of data collected by Liz Melvin Photography are determined by the nature of each individual project and may vary to include personal sensitive data.

Liz Melvin Photography collects any additional data received by email, letter, telephone, through or by any other means of correspondence.

Liz Melvin Photography can store personal data obtained from social media interactions outside of social media platforms if correspondence regarding products and services is received.

Liz Melvin Photography can receive personal data from related third parties with consent from the data subject.  Related third parties may include:

  • Web-based services marketplaces
  • Wedding fairs
  • Friends and family members.


Data may be obtained from cookies through  Cookies are small text files that are placed on a device by websites when they are visited.  Cookies enable delivery of more personalised content and are widely used to make websites work or work more efficiently.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings.  Please note that in a few cases some website features may not function if cookies are removed from the browser.

Google Analytics

When is visited, a third-party service called Google Analytics is used to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns.  This is to discover factors such as the number of visitors to various parts of the site.

This information is processed in a way that does not identify anyone; Liz Melvin Photography does not make, and does not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting

Data Protection

Liz Melvin Photography has security measures in place to protect personal data from theft, loss and breach of privacy.  Security measures in place include password protection and a Firewall (security software) to protect internal information from the internet.  Liz Melvin Photography does not retain hard copy documentation containing personal data.

Access to personal data is restricted to authority figures within Liz Melvin Photography.  Personal data is not shared with third parties without express consent from the data subject.

Data Retention

Liz Melvin Photography retains personal data for no longer than it is necessary for tax purposes and the reason(s) it was collected.  Personal data can be reviewed at any time to determine whether it is still needed which can result in the destruction of personal data.  Photographs are never destroyed.

Data subjects are entitled to request the deletion of their personal data where there is no exigent reason for Liz Melvin Photography to continue processing it.  Liz Melvin Photography retains requests for deletion of personal data.

Please be aware that companies can keep personal data for longer if kept for public interest archiving or statistical purposes.


Liz Melvin Photography acts as a data controller by processing personal data.  Processing is always with legitimate interest and compatible with the reason(s) the data was originally collected.

Liz Melvin Photography uses personal data to provide data subjects with products and services.  Liz Melvin Photography may contact data subjects regarding products and services, in response to enquiries, and to share marketing information.  Data subjects can request to cease receipt of marketing information.

Liz Melvin Photography may ask data subjects for consent to use their photographs and story for publishing purposes.

Liz Melvin Photography may be required to process personal data for investigating, detecting and reporting crime; to demonstrate compliance and to actively comply with industry standards and any laws and acts that may apply. may contain links to external websites.  Liz Melvin Photography is not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites and encourages visitors to read the privacy policies of every website that collects personal data.


Data subjects have the following rights regarding their personal data:

The right to be informed

Data subjects have the right to clear, transparent and understandable information regarding their rights and how Elizabeth Melvin Photography uses their personal data.  This is the purpose of providing data subjects and visitors to with a privacy policy.

The right of access

Data subjects have the right to access their personal data that is being processed by Liz Melvin Photography.

The right to rectification

Data subjects are entitled to correct their personal data if it is inaccurate.

The right to be forgotten / erasure

Data subjects are entitled to request the deletion of their personal data where there is no exigent reason for Liz Melvin Photography to continue processing it.  There are exceptions to erasure.

The right to restrict processing

Data subjects have the right to put an end to the processing of their personal data in certain circumstances.  Liz Melvin Photography can continue to store personal data when processing is restricted but may not further process it.

The right of data portability

Data subjects have the right to acquire and reuse their personal data, as well as the right to have their personal data directly transferred to third parties in certain circumstances.

The right to object

Data subjects have the right to object to Liz Melvin Photography processing their personal data for business interests, marketing purposes and related profiling.

The right to withdraw consent

Data subjects who have given consent to Liz Melvin Photography to process their personal data have the right to withdraw their consent at any time.  Any processing of the data subject’s personal data up to that point is not unlawful.

The right to complain

Data subjects have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (the data protection authorities) if they believe their personal data has not been processed in compliance with data protection law.

Liz Melvin Photography may occasionally update this policy therefore data subjects and visitors to may want to check it each time personal data is provided.  Please contact Liz Melvin at Liz Melvin Photography to discuss personal data and the practise of rights.