P r i v a c y P o l i c y
Christina Lynn Creative is run by Christina Sims. I take the responsibility of processing your data very seriously, and the protection of your privacy is important to me. In this statement, I explain how I use the data that you provide me with. You may contact me at any time to enquire about what specific data I hold on you.
What kind of data I may collect:
Data received via engagement with christinalynncreative.com extends to name, email address, age, gender-identification, sexuality, religious affiliations, social media public profiles (such as Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram), general location, IP address, details relating to wedding venues and dates, information on whether you are a bride-to-be or creative entrepenuer.
If you are a confirmed client, I may also receive your home address and billing address.
Why I need this data:
I need to know this basic personal data in order to get in touch with you regarding your services and to send you relevant marketing information. The type of data I require is dependent upon your relationship with Christina Lynn Creative.
If you are a client, the data I receive from you is used for the sole purpose of providing you with your goods and services in the following ways: taking payments, providing you with your photography services, processing photo product orders, and sending final products to your postal address and online portals. Information relating to age, gender, sexuality, and religious affiliation is for the sole purpose of catering to the unique, necessary needs of your wedding day by allowing me to be conscious of any cultural or personal backgrounds that might affect how I perform my vendor duties as your photographer.
If you are an email subscriber, I use your basic personal data to keep you updated about blog posts, relevant offers, and email newsletters that you have explicitly opted-in to receiving.
In all cases of clients, website users, and email subscribers, I may gather information relating to your general location, IP address, page visits, and where you came from to access my site. I gather this information in order to analyse general trends so that I can cater my marketing and content to the most relevant websites and demographics. This analysis is based on general data information and not you as an individual. Your IP address is encoded and is not visible to me.
How your data is shared:
Your data is not, under any circumstances, sold or rented on to any third party.
I may share your information in the following ways:
- To provide affiliates (such as PayPal, Loxley Printing, or postal services) with the necessary information to process payments or provide photo products that were ordered by a client.
- To third parties if I believe that disclosure is advisable or necessary to comply with the law, to enforce or apply my terms and conditions, or to protect the rights, property or safety of myself or others. This may include exchanging information with other companies and organisations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
- To process my own insurance coverage as a vendor at particular wedding venues that require additional insurance coverage.
- To provide any relevant second-shooter with the necessary information that they will need in order to provide the best photography coverage of your wedding.
Christina Lynn Creative's blog offers the ability to post individual comments that are publicly viewable on christinalynncreative.com. If a person leaves a comment on this website, the comments made by the person are stored and published as well as information on the date of the commentary and on the (pseudonym) chosen by the person. In addition, the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) to the person is logged for security purposes and is only ever shared in the event that a subject's comment contains illegal, violent, or hateful imagery or speech. Such information might therefore be shared with third-party law enforcement if it is legally necessary in order to maintain security for the offended party or their affiliates.
Where your data is stored:
Your general location and IP address is stored in Google Analytics, Facebook Pixel, and Wix depending on where you accessed my website from.
Your name, email address, and information regarding whether you are a bride-to-be or creative entrepenuer is stored in MailChimp.
Your age, gender-identification, sexuality, religious affiliations, and details relating to wedding venues and dates is stored in Gmail.
Your social media public profile information is stored within the social threads through which you have engaged with christinalynncreative.com (for instance, an Instagram handle is stored in christinalynncreative's Instagram inbox if a client chooses to contact me through Instagram).
All online storage units are password protected and are not shared with anyone but the relevant parties (see "Sharing Your Data" above).
How long I store your data:
I will only keep any data that is legally required of me for accounting and record-keeping for as long as necessary to fulfil those purposes.
For tax purposes, I am required to retain any data pertaining to a purchase or client interaction for six years after that person has ceased to be a client.
For email and marketing purposes, I will only keep your basic data for as long as you give me permission to do so. At any point, you may revoke my right to contact you with relevant marketing material and I will have your data destroyed.
At any time, you can contact me to request a copy of your data and where your data has been stored. You have the right to have your data forgotten at any time and can exercise that right by contacting me at so that I can have your information deleted from my database.
You have the right to unsubscribe from any email list, and you can do this by either contacting me or using the "Unsubscribe" button that you see in a recent email from me.
If at any time, you believe that I have stored incorrect information relating to you, you may contact me and I will investigate the matter.
If you feel that my response is not satisfactory or you feel that your data has not been processed in accordance with the law, then you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
*For information relating to how I use the photographs that are taken of you as a client, please refer to your photography contract with me, which will have been provided to you upon booking my services.
Policy updated as of 19/05/2018