PRIVACY POLICY
Data protection is taken very seriously by Iris Art Photography. This policy sets out the different areas where the user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no statutory basis for the processing, we generally obtain consent from the users visiting our website were possible.
The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a user will always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). With this data protection statement, our business would like to inform the users of our website of the personal data we collect.
As the data controller, Iris Art Photography has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. However, Internet-based data transmissions may in principle have security gaps, so absolute protection may not be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transfer personal data to us via alternative means, e.g. by telephone.

Definition
The data protection statement of Iris Art Photography is based on the terms used by the European legislator for the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our data protection statement should be legible and understandable for the users of our website. To ensure this, we would like to explain the terminology we use below.

Personal data
Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.

User
The user is any identified or identifiable natural person, whose personal data is processed by the controller responsible for the processing.

Processing
Processing is any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether by automated means, such as collection, recording, retrieval or storage of data.

Controller
The Controller (Iris Art Photography) is responsible for the processing of data and is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

Recipient
Recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not.

Third party
Third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or body other than the user, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.

Consent
Consent of the user is freely given, specific, informed, and unambiguous indication of the users wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

Name and Address of the controller
Iris Art Photography
Edinburgh
+44 7871575430
irisartphotography.uk@gmail.com
irisartphotography.co.uk

Collection of general data and information
The website of Iris Art Photography collects a series of general data and information when a data subject or automated system calls up the website. This general data and information are stored in the server log files. Collected may be (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-websites, (5) the date and time of access to the Internet site, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our IT systems.
When using our website, Iris Art Photography does not draw any conclusions about the user. Rather, this information is needed to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) optimize the content of our website as well as its advertisement, (3) ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and website technology, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack. Therefore, the Raccoon Event Photography Ltd analyses anonymously collected data and information statistically, with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our enterprise, and to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a user.

Contact via the website
The Iris Art Photography website contains contact information, as well as direct communication with us such as an online contact form. If a user contacts the controller by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the user are automatically stored. Personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a user to the data controller are stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the user. There is no transfer of this personal data to third parties.

Comments in the blog on the website
Iris Art Photography offers users the possibility to leave individual comments on individual blog contributions on a blog, which is on the website of the controller. A blog is a web-based, publicly-accessible portal, through which one or more people called bloggers or web-bloggers may post articles or write down thoughts in so-called blogposts. Blogposts may usually be commented by third parties.
If a user leaves a comment on the blog published on this website, the comments made by the user are also stored and published, as well as information on the date of the comment. In addition, the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) to the data subject is also logged. This storage of the IP address takes place for security reasons, and in case the data subject violates the rights of third parties or posts illegal content through a given comment. The storage of these personal data is, therefore, in the own interest of the data controller, so that he/she can exculpate in the event of an infringement. This collected personal data will not be passed to third parties, unless such a transfer is required by law or serves the aim of the defence of the data controller.

What Are Cookies
As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.
For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

How We Use Cookies
We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately, in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies
You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.
The Cookies We Set
Forms related cookies When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

Third Party Cookies
In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.
This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official

Google Analytics page.
We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Facebook, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

Rights of the user
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the confirmation as to whether personal data concerning him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right of confirmation, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller at Iris Art Photography using the contact information set out in this policy.