GDPR and Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy outlines how Mark Brion Photography
complies with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). This Policy
explains how Mark Brion Photography; collects, processes, manages and stores
your personal details and what your rights are under GDPR and how they are
adhered to.

Website use –

​Mark Brion Photography is committed to safeguarding
the privacy of its website users and its customers.

The Site uses a WordPress hosting platform through Dreamhost.
Your data may be stored through’s and DreamHost’s data storage,
databases and their general applications. They store your data on secure
servers behind a firewall.

The site utilises systems that are designed to prevent
unauthorised access to any personal data you may submit on the Site. The Site
maintains data accuracy and guarantees the correct use of the information under
this statement. The systems used at the site comply with the latest security
standards and include necessary electronic, physical, and managerial
procedures, which help to protect the information collected online and to
ensure and guarantee its correct and safe use. Nevertheless, due to the fact
that no data can be 100% free on the Internet, we cannot guarantee that any
information submitted to us will be totally secure and safe. Users provide the
information at their own risk. The site constantly assesses and evaluates the
abilities of new technologies in providing the additional protection of the
information where possible.

The use of the does not require any personal
information when you visit our site. Should you wish to provide your personal
details on the course of a product related enquiry or in transacting to receive
additional information – any information you provide to us will be protected
from unauthorised access and you will be informed of exactly how your
information is to be used. The details below state the exact way in which
information practices are handled by Mark Brion Photography below;

Your Personal

​By Personal Information we are referring to a visitor’s
personal name, e-mail address and any other information they deem fit to
provide. Personal Information can be gathered via an online contact form, by
the posting of a comment in relation to content on the site, or by interacting
with one of Mark Brion Photography’s Social Media platforms (Facebook, Twitter,
and LinkedIn). We may also request Personal Information when hosting a
competition whereby applicants must apply to participate.

Under no circumstances will any personal information be used
for anything other than the reason it has been submitted for. We reserve the
right to use any personal information for promotion administration purposes,
including but not limited to verification and notification of winners as

All correspondence to Mark Brion Photography via email,
social media, website, contact form, What’s app, messenger are password
protected and Mark Brion Photography is solely responsible for the handling and
managing of all personal data.

​Any Personal Information obtained regarding an enquiry will
be stored within the medium in which it was received and unless a booking is
complete, all Personal Information will be anonymised prior to the date of the
event or six months after final contact is made (whichever is later). Where a
booking is made, relevant Personal Information provided by the client will be
stored for a period of ten (10) years after the date of the event.

All electronic devices where your Personal Information is
stored, for example, mobile phone, tablet and desktop, all contain passwords.
Images are stored on external hard drives which are password protected. Any
paper documents where your Personal Information can be accessed are stored in a
secure, private location only accessible by Mark Brion Photography.

Mark Brion Photography may at times use an assistant or a
second shooter, under these circumstances they will have access to your name
and telephone number for the duration of the event. All paperwork with this
Personal Information on will be destroyed after the event has been carried out.

Personal information shall not be shared with Third Party
operators or websites, unless considered necessary when completing your
transaction. For example, Mark Brion Photography uses WeTransfer as a means to
distribute final photographs to clients; Mark Brion Photography will use your
name and images to complete this order. This Site holds no responsibility
for privacy policies on other sites, but endeavours to only work with GDPR
compliant companies.

Mark Brion Photography may need to disclose Personal
Information, when necessary, in the instance of insurance claim, or legal
reason that may occur. Wherever possible Mark Brion Photography will
inform those affected prior to the release of Personal Information.

Communication with

Mark Brion Photography will contact you regarding your
enquiry, booking, to collect fees or monies owed, or as otherwise necessary.
For these purposes we may contact you via email, telephone, text message, or
postal mail.


GDPR legislation states that a photograph may contain
some form of personal data where they can be processed to allow “the unique
identification or authentication of a natural person”. Mark Brion Photography
will never photograph an individual as a means of unique identification or
authentication unless contracted to do so. Guests at events, where Mark Brion Photography
has been contracted to capture images, appear in photos taken by Mark Brion Photography
as a part of the documentation of the event. Guests captured in portraits or in
group photos do so as part of the event and their rights are protected by Mark
Brion Photography as detailed in this Privacy Policy.

In terms of explicit GDPR compliance, clients and guests are
photographed within the parameters of GDPR legislation on the basis of
‘legitimate interests’. The taking of photographs of guests when viewed as a
form of processing personal data is necessary for the legitimate interests of Mark
Brion Photography as a photography business unless there is a good reason to
protect a given individual’s personal data which overrides those legitimate

Operating within the parameters of legitimate interests as
laid out in GDPR legislation, the disproportionate effort involved in providing
Privacy Policy information to all guests at the event and the degree to which
it would distract us from performing our job renders it infeasible to do.
Booking clients are therefore requested in their contract to direct their
guests to read this Privacy Policy in advance of the event and to advise them
to contact us in advance with any concerns around the processing of their
personal data, namely being photographed.

We may display any photographs to promote Mark Brion Photography
on our website, blog, on social media, on photography related websites, in
exhibitions, in advertising, brochures, magazine articles and other such
material, providing that the images used are used lawfully and without damage
to Mark Brion Photography’s client(s). The rights of the people captured in
these photographs are protected by Mark Brion Photography as detailed in this
Privacy Policy.

Mark Brion Photography retains the full copyright of any
photographs produced. Images captured at events will be retained for a minimum
of two (2) years after the date of the event.

You’re right to
Access information or withdraw your Data

Anyone photographed by Mark Brion Photography, whether
a client or guest, and whether past or current may withdraw consent for a
photograph in which they appear to be displayed. The process for this is to
email specifying the photo in question. After the request has been
made, Mark Brion Photography will take the necessary step to remove the image

You have the right to contact Mark Brion Photography at any
time and ask to view the Personal Information that the business has stored on
you. You have the right to ask to have such information deleted or removed. If
you would like access to your stored data please contact Mark at

External Website
Links and Third Parties

​This statement covers all areas in which Personal
Information has been received according to information collection practices on Links
located at the Site may be to and from other internet sites, including but not
limited to the sites affiliated to the Site. The Site does not hold any
responsibility for the privacy policies or content of all the other websites
that it may link to. We encourage you to review the Privacy Policy and Terms of
Use of any Third Party company we may link to – prior to deciding to submit
your personal information on other such sites.

Right to amend our
Privacy Statement

Mark Brion Photography reserves the right to amend this
Privacy Policy at any time. Changes shall be effective right upon posting up on
the Site. Last updated August 2019.


If you have any questions or concerns about this statement,
you are invited to contact us at email:

GDPR Agreement

I agree that this website stores the information to respond to any enquiries.