Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy explains when and why I collect personal information about people who visit my website, how I use it, the conditions under which I may disclose it to others and how I keep it secure.  The Policy also contains information on the rights of Users (that’s you!) in relation to their personal data.  I may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using my website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.

Any questions regarding this Policy and my privacy practices should be sent by email to

Who Am I?

Butterfly Photography provide wedding and portrait photography services.  I’m based in South Devon, and should you wish to contact me in relation to this Policy you can use the details below;

Email me:

What Data do I collect from you, and why do I collect it?

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.You can browse the website and look through my portfolio without disclosing any identifiable personal data.  However the website does use Cookies to improve your experience, and it also collects usage data to help with my analytics.  You can find out more about Cookies and Analytics below.


Like many other websites, I use cookies to improve your experience. ‘Cookies’ are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. For example, I use cookies to store your country preference. This helps me to improve my website and deliver a better more personalised service.

It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences. For more information on how to switch off cookies on your computer, visit my full cookies policy. Turning cookies of may result in a loss of functionality when using my website.

I have some more information in my Cookie Policy

Contact Form

If you decide to get in touch by filling in the contact form you consent to mr using the details provided to reply to requests for information and provide a quotation for photographing your wedding.

Personal Data collected: first name, last name, email address, phone number, wedding date, wedding venue and getting ready locations.

Direct Email or Phone Call

If you prefer to get in touch via an email or telephone call to discuss you wedding, I’ll still ask for the same information from you, it just won’t be submitted via the website.

Typical Personal Data collected: first name, last name, email address, phone number, project address and outline of project details including an indicative budget for the works.

Once a Booking is Confirmed

Once you have confirmed the booking, I may need to request additional personal data from you in order to deliver the agreed level of photographic coverage.  This might include additional details about the wedding day, and extra contact information (names, phone numbers, addresses etc) for any friends or family who you’ve asked to act as event assistants, or are letting you use their home as one of the preparation or celebration venues.  Any additional personal information you provide will be treated as confidential, unless I need to share it with other suppliers (such as videographers) in order for them to provide their services or I are required by law to disclose it.

How is your Data Used?

I may use your information to:

  • provide a quotation for wedding photography services, as well as associated products such as prints and albums etc.
  • get back to you (if necessary) with some additional questions to allow me to finish putting my quote together
  • deliver my photography services as per my appointment contract
  • put you in touch with additional suppliers (such as videographers, florists etc) should you ask me for recommendations or to approach someone to ask about their availability on your behalf.  Please be assured that I will only ever pass on your details to other suppliers if you ask me to.
  • notify you of changes to my services should the extent of coverage be amended
  • send you communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you and/or relevant to your wedding photography.


I review my retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. I am legally required to hold some types of information to fulfill my contractual and insurance obligations. I will hold your personal information on my systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with me.

Who has Access to your Data?

I will not sell or rent your information to third parties, and I will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

As I mentioned above, if you ask me for recommendations for other suppliers and to inquire about their availability on your behalf I may share certain details with them in order for them to contact you with a quote etc.  I will only ever share this information if you ask me to.

Third party suppliers will all have their own specific Privacy Policies.

Protection of Personal Data


I adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorised access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of personal information.

SSL Connection

The website uses an SSL (https://) secured connection throughout, and Users will see the website pages marked as secure in their browser. All personal data exchange between the website and its Users happens over an SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures provided by the Let’s Encrypt service via my website hosting.

Let’s Encrypt – Privacy Policy

Password Protection and AntiVirus

All computer workstations, laptops and networked attached storage drives are password protected, with regularly updated passwords.  All workstations, laptops and networked attached storage drives are maintained with up to date AntiVirus and internet security protection.

Google Analytics

The services contained in this section enable me to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behavior.  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 website, 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.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy – Opt Out. Privacy Shield participant.

Cloudflare Website Speed and Traffic Optimisation

This type of service allows this website to distribute content using servers located across different countries and to optimize speed and performance.  Which Personal Data are processed depends on the characteristics and the way these services are implemented. Their function is to filter communications between this website and the User’s browser.  Considering the widespread distribution of this system, it is difficult to determine the locations to which the contents that may contain Personal Information User are transferred.

CloudFlare is a traffic optimization and distribution service provided by CloudFlare Inc.  The way CloudFlare is integrated means that it filters all the traffic through this website, i.e., communication between this website and the User’s browser, while also allowing analytical data from this website to be collected.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.


Your Rights

You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from me, and what I do with the Personal Data you have provided.  You may exercise certain rights regarding the personal data I have stored, including;

  • Requesting Information. You have the right to know whether your personal data is being processed,; what data is gathered, from where it is obtained and why and by whom it is processed.
  • Withdrawing consent at any time.  You have the right to withdraw consent where it has been previously given in respect to storing and processing your Personal Data.
  • Access to your Data.  You have the right to access the data collected from/about you. This includes your right to request and obtain a copy of your Personal Data gathered.
  • Verify and seek rectification.  You have the right to verify the accuracy of your Data and to ask for it to be updated or corrected. You also have the right to ask me to erase your Personal Data that is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • Right to ereasure. In certain circumstances you can request for your Personal Data to be erased from my records
  • Restrict the processing of your Data.  You have the right, under certain circumstances, to restrict the processing of your Data.  In this case, the I will not process your Data for any purpose other than storing it.
  • Have your Personal Data deleted or otherwise removed.  You have the right, under certain circumstances, to obtain the erasure of your data.
  • Receive your Personal Data and have it transferred to another controller.  You have the right to receive your Data in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format and, if technically feasible, to have it transmitted to another controller without any hindrance.
  • Lodge a complaint.  You have the right to bring a claim before your competent data protection authority.


How to Exercise these Rights

Any requests to exercise your rights can be directed to Butterfly Photography through the contact details provided in this document. These requests can be exercised free of charge and will be addressed by me as early as possible and always within one month.




Links to Other Websites

Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations, professional bodies or product suppliers. This privacy policy applies only to my website‚ so I encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. I cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from my website.

In addition, if you linked to my website from a third party site, I cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.

Review of, and Changes to, this Policy

I keep this Policy under regular review, and reserve the right to make changes at any time by giving notice on this page and/or – as far as technically and legally feasible – sending a notice to Users via any contact information available to us. I recommend you check this page periodically, referring to the date of the last modification listed below.

This Policy was last updated in December 2020.