Sonja Blietschau Photography, Sonja Blietschau Photography, www.sonjab-photography.com
These policies were last updated on October 1st 2019
These policies were last updated on October 1st 2019
1. Data Protection
We comply with the principles of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when dealing with all data received from customers or visitors to our website.
2. Our Services
We only hold the data necessary to offer services provided on our website. We do not ask for or use more data than necessary to provide you with a proper service. This means we only process and hold data related to purchases and subsequent support related to those purchases, in accordance with Article 6(1)(b) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Any processing of your data is only done to provide or perform the services or products you have purchased.
3. Data Protection Register
Data is only used for the purposes described in our entry on the Data Protection Register
4. Required Period
We only hold personal data for as long as necessary. Once data is no longer needed we delete it.
5. Card & Payment Processing Data
We use third-party payment providers to handle card and payment processing data securely. We never see or store any card or payment information. In accordance with Article 6(1)(b) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) any other data is only used to process your purchase securely. In accordance with Article 6(1)(c) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we need to retain data related to all purchases to fulfil our existing legal obligations to account for tax and VAT on all transactions.
6. Backup & Data Storage
For administrative reasons, customer data and email subscription data may be passed to and stored securely with third party service providers located outside the EEA (European Economic Area). This is done to backup and preserve your data where it is needed to carry on offering a service to you.
7. Customer Requests
As a customer, you can at any time (and free of charge) request details of the data we hold relating to you - and you can also request any such data is amended or deleted. Please note that if you request deletion of your data, this may prevent us from offering any further support relating to your previous purchases.
8. Email Updates
We regularly email website news and information updates to those customers who have specifically subscribed to our email service. All subscription emails sent by us contain clear information on how to unsubscribe from our email service. Our email service is an opt-in service only; with your prior consent required in accordance with Article 6(1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This means to subscribe you must enter your details into the email subscription page and submit them to us.
9. Our Promise
We never sell rent or exchange mailing lists. Ever.
10. Data Sharing With Partners
We absolutely do not share commercial or technical data with our partners unless we have specifically sought and obtained your prior approval. Where we request such approval, we will always fully disclose how your data is used.
In accordance with the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, we never send bulk unsolicited emails (popularly known as Spam), to email addresses.
12. Product Updates
We may send emails to existing customers or prospective customers who have enquired or registered with us, regarding products or services directly provided by us.
13. Email Content
All emails sent by us will be clearly marked as originating from us. All such emails will also include clear instructions on how to unsubscribe from our email service and any future emails. Such instructions will either include a link to a page to unsubscribe or a valid email address to which you should reply, with “unsubscribe” as the email subject heading.
15. Contact Us
1. What are cookies?
Cookies are sweet biscuits but in this case they are small files containing a short string of numbers and letters placed automatically by a website into the cookie folder in your browser. Cookies are generally used to make a website easier and faster to use. The cookie recognises that a device is or has accessed the website and acts accordingly, (depending on what the cookie is designed to do). Mostly cookies perform mundane, but necessary tasks. I rather eat them.
2.1 Ensure all parts of the website requested by visitors work correctly and appear quickly.
2.2 Alert us whenever a page on the website or the entire website is slow and not working at all.
2.3 Analyse how visitors use our website, so that we can continually improve it by adding more information and services and making it easier to navigate and use.
2.4 To ensure that products you as a customer add to your shopping basket remain in your basket as you go through the checkout process, so you get what you pay for.
2.5 To remember you as a customer.
2.6 To allow customers and visitors to share our website content on social media and with friends.
3. Consent and cookies
Some cookies used by us are sent to your computer or mobile device as soon as the first page you view on our website is displayed. As a result we infer consent for these and other cookies if you use our website.
4. No personal information in cookies
None of the cookies we use contain or pass personal, confidential, financial information or any other information that could be used to identify individual visitors to the website.
5. Your shopping basket and cookies
6. Refusing cookies
Copyright Notice to All Users
All images and materials found on this website are copyrighted to Sonja Blietschau (the Artist).
Any user, found to replicate, reproduce, reference, circulate, distribute, manipulate or otherwise use these images without the Artist’s written consent will be in breach of copyright laws as well as contract laws (for which 3rd parties may take joint action with the Artist against you).
You do not require a license if you intend to reference images from this website for personal use, such as drawings, illustrations, and 3D artworks, that are intended for practice and leisure. However, you must give clear credit for any reference used when publishing your work (online and offline), stating clearly: "Photography by Sonja Blietschau", and link back to www.sonjab-photography.com and relevant social media pages on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram. The Artist reserves the right to pursue takedowns for infringement if you fail to comply with these terms.
You are required to have a license or written permission from the Artist or agent if you intend to create referenced/derivative work for any commercial use or for sale, including but not limited to: all forms of advertising, prints, competitions, 3D models, CDs, posters, websites, merchandise, etc. Please provide the intended images and usage information when contacting us.
You may share images and work found on this website under the following conditions:
- You must credit the Artist’s full name ‘Sonja Blietschau' and link back to www.sonjab-photography.com
- You may not use the material for commercial purposes or out of context of featuring the Artist.
- If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material without the Artist’s consent in written agreement.
- If you use the images for news or blog features, you may not edit/crop/manipulate the Artist’s works in any way except for image previews only.
In other words, you may not use the images and materials from this website in artworks, manipulations or designs, including but not limited to: advertising, illustrations, paintings, composites, manipulations, websites, layouts, tubes, wallpapers, banners, blogs, CDs, posters, icons, etc, for any purpose whatsoever without explicit written permission from the Artist.