Our Privacy Policy

The privacy and security of your personal data is extremely important to us. This privacy policy explains the types of personal data we, Matt Giraud Photography, may collect about you whilst you interact with us. We collect and process data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 and the Data Protection Act 2018. We do not disclose data to any third parties unless it is necessary for the fulfilment of a service, you have specifically given consent for a particular service, or we have a legitimate interest in disclosing data. Instances in which we do disclose data to third parties are outlined below:

Site Activity Data

Matt Giraud Photography considers internet user privacy and data protection to be incredibly important.

The Matt Giraud Photography website complies with the Data Protection Act 1998 in relation to all processing of personal data supplied to us by users and other personal data in our possession for any reason. It is the policy of Matt Giraud Photography to maintain the privacy and confidentiality of any personal information, such as your name, address, email address, or telephone number that you provide to us. Because your privacy is important to us, we maintain this website privacy policy to protect your personal information. By using this site, you consent to the terms of this website privacy policy. We do not collect, use or disclose your personal information for any purpose other than those identified below, except with your consent or as required by law.

Each time you visit our website (www.mattgiraud.com) the web server collects and logs certain information. We keep these access logs for a reasonable period of time. These logs include, but are not restricted to: your computer’s TCP/IP address, your username (if applicable), date, time and files accessed. These logs also contain information about referrer information if you clicked on an external link in order to access a webpage. We use these logs solely for performance, site administration and security reviews. We do not sell or share this information with any third party.

Personal Information

We collect only personal information about you, such as your name, address, email address, or telephone number that you voluntarily provide to us. For example, we may receive personal information about you when you send us an email through our website or begin the process of purchasing a print.

We do not sell any personal information we receive through our website to any third party, ever.

Cookies

A “cookie” is a block of text placed in a file on your hard drive by a website you’ve visited. Portions of the website may use cookies for security, authentication, and user experience purposes.

We use cookies on this website for a number of reasons, including but not limited to tracking the number of people who view each image or page (via Google Analytics).

If you do not wish to have cookies stored in your browser, you may instruct your web browser to reject them, but know that this site may not perform as it was designed to do without them.

We do not share or sell information we may learn about you through our use of cookies to any third party or for any purpose.

Contact Forms

When using our contact form we collect the following information which is directly provided by the user: their name, physical address, email address and a message. The information provided is only used to reply or for direct contact with the user. This information is never used by third-party services or sold.

Embedded Content from Other Websites

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Inquiring about prints

In part to keep data safe, we don't operate an online store per se. We ask that you indicate which prints you're interested in purchasing, and then fill out a simple contact form to communicate what you're interested in, to whom we should respond, and ultimately, where we should ship your requested print(s) once we finalize your order.

We’ll use cookies to keep track of cart contents while you’re browsing our site.

When you inquire about purchasing a print, we’ll ask you to provide information including your name, shipping address, and email address. We’ll use this information for purposes, such as, to:

  • Send you information about your order
  • Respond to your requests, including refunds and complaints
  • Process payments and prevent fraud
  • Comply with any legal obligations we have, such as calculating taxes
  • Improve our website offerings
  • Send you marketing messages (very infrequent updates about what we're working and have worked on), if you choose to receive them

We generally store information about you for as long as we need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it, and we are not legally required to continue to keep it. For example, we will store order information for 5 years for tax and accounting purposes. This includes your name, email address and billing and shipping addresses.

Who on our team has access

Members of our (minuscule) team have access to the information you provide us. For example, both I and my developer access:

  • Order information like what was purchased, when it was purchased and where it should be sent, and
  • Customer information like your name, email address, and billing and shipping information.

Our team members have access to this information to help fulfill orders, process refunds and support you

What we share with others

We share information with third parties who help us improve user experience and provide services to you;

  • Google Analytics (Google Inc.)
  • MailChimp

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Application, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

MailChimp is our vendor to send out bulk email communications. We only share your email and first name with MailChimp. Every email includes an option to unsubscribe.

Payments

PayPal

We accept payments through PayPal. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to PayPal, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.

Please see the PayPal Privacy Policy for more details.

Policy Revisions

We reserve the right to change, modify or amend this policy at any time. Any changes to this website privacy policy will be promptly communicated on this website. Any such change will be prospective only and will not affect how we handle personal information submitted to us before the change occurs.

  • Our team members have access to this information to help fulfill orders, process refunds and support you

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact me via email.

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