Privacy Statement Overview:

Who will use my data?

Ruth Brooks-Carter Photography

What for?

Depending on what you have given us permission to use your data, we will store and process your personal data in order to allow us to contact you by telephone, email or post regarding enquiries or orders that you place through the website or if you wish us to contact you about your order via this website. We may also store your enquiry or order details, but do not store your payment details (as payments are processed externally and independently of our website via electronic or paper invoice).

We also collect information from your devices (including mobile devices) and applications you or your users use to access and use our website, applications or services (for example, we may collect the device identification number and type, location information and connection information such as statistics on your page views, traffic to and from the sites, referral URL, ad data, your IP address, and how your use the site). We may do this using cookies or similar technologies.

What data will be stored?

We will store usage info, enquiry or order details and any preference information (if applicable) we collect as part of you visiting our website.

What data will be shared?

We will only share your personal information with third-parties that are necessary for the processing of the data.

We will share your information with any regulator or legal body that requests it in accordance with the law.

How long?

Your data will be stored until you opt-out or unsubscribe. We will store usage info, enquiry or order details and any preference information (if applicable) for up to 7 years or for as long as required by UK financial and company regulations.

Who can access my data?

We will never sell, share or otherwise distribute your data to any third party, unless necessary for the processing of the data.

We will share your information with any regulator or legal body that requests it in accordance with the law.

How is my data kept secure?

We will store your data on secure servers. We use industry standard website security protocols/technology to secure data and user access. Third parties that have access to your data for processing must also adhere to the data protection laws and GDPR.


Privacy Policy

Ruth Brooks-Carter Photography takes your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information to provide the products and services you have requested from us. We will never sell, share or use your personal information other than as described here.

About this privacy policy

This policy sets out how we will use and share the information that you give us. We aim to process information about you fairly and in a transparent manner and the aim of this document is to provide you with sufficient information for you to be able to understand what we are doing with your data. If you are unsure how we are handling information about you or you think we could improve our privacy information please contact the Ruth Brooks-Carter Photography (the ‘data controller’) using the contact details listed below.

Who are we and how to contact us

Ruth Brooks-Carter Photography is a freelance independent photographer. The ‘data controller’ is Ruth Brooks-Carter.

You can get in touch with us in any of the following ways:


Phone: +44 (0) 7800 700809

Website contact form:

By post: Ruth Brooks-Carter, 57 Victoria Street, Lytham, FY8 5DB

How we operate

We operate in line with EU GDPR data protection guidelines. We are committed to maintaining your personal rights and allow all users to change or withdraw their opt-in options at anytime. We will also advise you on how to complain to the relevant authorities, namely the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Who this privacy policy applies to

This policy relates to users of the Brooks-Carter Photography website (

What this policy applies to

This section describes the lawful basis for processing your data and applies to the information about yourself that you choose to provide us with or that you allow us to collect. This includes:

• Information you provide via website forms
• Information you provide when browsing the website or submitting comments
• Information you provide in the form of number data, messages or meta-data
• Information we collect about how you use the website
• Information relating to orders and other transactions
• Information given and stored as part of our ongoing relationship

Scope of Consent

By submitting your personal data on this site, you are affirming your explicit consent for such information to be used in accordance with this privacy policy. You will be able to withdraw that consent at any time by the methods described.

Opting out at a later date

Once you have given your consent, you can amend or withdraw your consent at anytime. You can also choose to object to processing at anytime. We respect all user rights as defined in GDPR. If you have any comments or wish to complain please contact us via the contact details above.

How we store and process your data

Your data will be collected, stored and processed in the UK only. We will store usage info, enquiry or order details and any preference information (if applicable) for up to 7 years or for as long as required by UK financial and company regulations. These third parties may operate outside the EU.

Uses of your data

We undertake the activities above for the reasons below:

In the pursuit of our legitimate interests as a freelance independent photographer including the marketing and promotion of our brand, products, and services.

To fulfil any contractual obligations we may have when you make purchases from us.

Based on your consent.

Our obligations

We are a ‘data controller’. In relation to the information that you provide to us, we are legally responsible for how that information is handled.

We will comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the GDPR (MAY 2018) in the way we use and share your personal data. Among other things, this means that we will only use your personal data:

• Fairly and lawfully
• As set out in the legislation and this policy
• To the extent necessary for these purposes

We will process your personal data ourselves as the ‘data processor’. We will take all reasonable precautions to safeguard the personal information that you supply.

Brooks-Carter Photography may from time to time use your information for marketing, account management or relationship management purposes in relation to Brooks-Carter Photography only. The main purpose of this is to provide you with information about goods and services which we may think may be of interest to you and/or to maintain any existing relationship we may have with you.

Third Parties

Your data is not shared with any third parties other than as described here.


We will report any breaches or potential breaches to the appropriate authorities within 24 hours and to anyone affected by a breach within 72 hours. If you have any queries or concerns about your data usage please contact us.

Contacting us, exercising your information rights and Complaints
If you any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, wish to exercise your information rights in connection with the personal data you have shared with us or wish to complain, please contact the Data Protection Officer at Brooks-Carter Photography (details above). You have the right to a Subject Access Request (SAR). We will process SARs within 20 days, SAR responses are usually free but we reserve the right to charge for excessive or unfounded requests. We fully comply with Data Protection legislation and will assist in any investigation or request made by the appropriate authorities.