Dorothy Perry Portrait’s updated GDPR compliant privacy policy


Personal data I collect

I collect your name and your email address to communicate with you, your mobile number for any last-minute communication, and your address so I can deliver your completed artwork to your door - or it gets careful treatment from my studio to your door in another state or country.  All of this is necessary information for creating the portrait session and delivering your art products to you.

How I collect and keep your personal data

I collect your personal data through my contact form on my website. If you go ahead with booking me as your photographer, I store emails in MadMimi client database software (a GDPR compliant company.) If you inquire but do not book, I will delete your data, which will be entirely wiped from Mad Mimi systems. This means that we’ll no longer store any records and details will be entirely deleted from any internal tracking as well.

Blog commenting

I have a blog on my website where I showcase favorite events, portraits, and inspirational photographs. Your comments are public, so everyone can see them.

Right of confirmation, access, rectification and erasure

If you have questions about how your personal data is handled, just drop me an email: I’m happy to show you the information I have on you. If some of the information is wrong, you have the right to correct it, and I would definitely recommend doing this!

I would definitely need to have contact information for you to work for you. If you’d like me to delete all your personal data, you have the right to request it, and when we are done; it can be deleted.

I do tend to keep email addresses of my clients in the database for the duration of your online galleries.  if you’d like to fully close the gallery, just let me know and I can take it off right away.

Use of your data

The summary of this is informing you that I will 100% definitely use your email address to notify you about the details of your portrait shoot. I will use your email address for notification of a special session or promotion.  If there’s something unrelated to your event, but related to something personal we have discussed (a great coffeeshop or place to take calligraphy lessons) I might email you about that too.

I have a questionnaire on my Contact page that asks you for details about your desired event. It comes to my MadMimi administration page and is never shared with anyone. After working with you, I might send you a questionnaire for a blog post, or request for a recommendation.

Any and all information I request from you is entirely voluntary.

Sometimes your image looks really interesting to an independent event company or magazine blogger, and they may ask my permission to contact you. Again, nothing can happen without your consent, so I wouldn’t stress about that. Sometimes I submit photos to an art website called Saatchi Art, but I tend to only use photos you’ve already given permission for on my own website.

Use of your face-based data

I can tell you that I respect your dignity and will never sell an image that would be on something embarrassing. If it ever happened that a third party approached me asking me to buy one of your photos, I will email you about it. It would never be without your consent or knowledge.

There’s a couple of things I do to run my business, like show my work on Facebook, Instagram, and my own website. If you have booked me, you probably looked at photos of my real couples here. I do ask couples to opt into this in my contract, but you can always decide to keep your session private. I fully respect that some people do not want to be on the Internet. You can veto any photos you deem to be too personal. Even if you don’t specify that you want out, I will actually ask you directly after the event as well to allow me to put you on my website.

I store photographs on password encrypted hard drives in my house: I also keep a copy with an online gallery provider that is GDPR compliant.

The new EU regulations require me to have this available. All the best and thank you for visiting.