Welcome to Charlotte Hu Photography. I value your privacy, and am committed to maintaining your trust as you browse my website. I will never sell personal data to third parties for marketing or any other purpose. If you'd like to find out more, this notice will explain what information I collect, how it is used, and the measures I take to keep it secure.

Types of data I collect

• Cookies – A cookie is a small data file that is placed on your computer's hard-drive whenever you visit a website, designed to enhance your browsing experience. My website is hosted by SquareSpace. They use a variety of cookies; some are functional (e.g. to redirect website URLs) while others allow me to see how my website is performing so I can keep improving it. Types of data gathered: IP addresses, browser types, operating systems, etc. This information does not identify individual users.

• Directly From You – This will either be via the contact form on this website, or as a comment on a blog post. You may have shared your name, email address, website URL, etc. For your own safety, you should never publicly disclose details such as your social security number, information regarding your race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health, criminal history, or trade union membership.

Third Parties

• SquareSpace – This is the host of my website (see 'Cookies' section above). You can read SquareSpace's privacy policy here.

• Google Analytics – I use this service to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour patterns. This information is processed in a way that does not individually identify anyone. I will not make any attempt to find out any visitors' identities; nor will I disclose anything else to Google. You can read Google's privacy policy here.

• Gmail & GSuite – If you email me, either through the contact form or directly, you are sending identifiable information about yourself to me via Google. I review my email archive once every quarter, and permanently delete any emails that are no longer relevant for current/future work. The only exception is information that I have to keep for legal obligations; e.g. HMRC requires a certain number of years' worth of financial records. You can read Google's privacy policy here.

• Social Media Channels – You may share personal, identifiable information via my channels, so please be cautious what you disclose publicly. I will never take your contact or personal information and use them for marketing, data processing or any other purpose. You can read the channels' policies: InstagramTwitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

• Wedding Blogs – Occasionally I submit wedding photos to be featured on wedding blogs. I will never do this without the explicit consent of the couple, before the submission process begins. Blogs will send the couple a questionnaire so they can dictate what personal information is shared. You can read the blogs' (which I have been featured on so far) privacy policies: Rock My Wedding, Love My Dress, Whimsical Wonderland Weddings, Boho Weddings and Festival Brides.

• Client Galleries – I deliver wedding photos via private galleries hosted by PASS (2012-2018) and Pixie Set (2018 onwards). I share the couple's names, one email address and the photographs for the delivery process, but no further information is transferred. You can read the sites' privacy policies: PASS and Pixie Set.

• Folio – I use this company to design and print clients' fine art albums. I share the couple's names, an address for delivery of the product and the photographs. No further information is transferred. You can read Folio's privacy policy here.

• Agree – When a wedding, engagement shoot or any other service is booked, I use Agree to send and manage digital contracts. Identifiable information including names, email addresses and details of the wedding will be shared. I do not use the payment service that this platform offers, so your financial information will not be disclosed. You can read Agree's privacy policy here.

Access to Your Personal Info

You are entitled to view, amend, or request that I delete the identifiable personal information I hold about you. The only exception is information that I have to keep for legal obligations. Send me an email at hello@charlottehu.co if you have any concerns.

This page was last reviewed and updated on 29th May 2018.