Privacy Policy

Please read the following policy carefully before submitting any information to me to ensure that you fully understand how any of your personal information will be processed by me.

Mike Cook Photography’s commitment

I am fully committed to protecting your privacy. I collect and process personal information about you in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and, in particular, with the notification that I have made to the Data Protection Commissioner under that Act.

Changes to Data Protection Legislation.

On 25 May 2018 the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives individuals more control over how personal information is used and imposes tighter obligations on Mike Cook Photography who use your personal data. GDPR is an essential requirement for companies who deal with personal data and relates only to a living individual who can be identified from that data. Given the change to the privacy laws I have made the required changes to my Terms and Conditions.

Simple rules regarding Mike Cook Photography’s use of Personal Data.

Personal information must be collected with justification and;

·         Processed fairly and lawfully

·         Processed for limited purposes

·         Adequate, relevant and not excessive

·         Accurate and up to date

·         Kept no longer than is necessary

·         Processed in line with data subject’s rights

·         Secure (electronic and written)

·         Not transferred to other countries 

What information does Mike Cook Photography collect?

Mike Cook Photography only collects the minimum amount of data required in order to provide the best service for you and to be able to contact you if need be.

How does Mike Cook Photography use my information?

Mike Cook Photography collects information about you to process your enquiry.

How long will Mike Cook Photography retain my information?

Mike Cook Photography will retain your information for 3 years once all contractual obligations have been completed, ie supply of pictures or wedding album. If you wish your information to be deleted at any point before the three years have elapsed, please contact me.

Does Mike Cook Photography share my information with anyone else?

I do NOT pass any personally identifiable information (such as your name, email address, address or enquiry) to any third parties, except when acting on your behalf to enable me to deliver my service. There are only two possible cases where I would pass on personally identifiable information;

·         If you request me to do so

·         If I am legally required to do so 

In both cases, I will only ever pass on the minimum amount of information that I consider necessary to fulfil these obligations.

My Opt-Out Policy

I will never e-mail you unless you have given me your consent. If you receive any unsolicited e-mail from Mike Cook Photography please contact me immediately.

Ability to update your personal details

If any of your details change over time, please send an email to me. Please ensure that the records I hold are always kept up to date and accurate.

 How I protect your information

Your information is stored on drives that have several layers of protection to block unauthorised access to your information.


By submitting your personal information to me on our website, you consent to the use of that information as laid down in this privacy policy.

Changes to my privacy policy

Any changes in my privacy policy will be displayed on this page. I will take reasonable steps to ensure that users of the website will be informed of any changes to this policy.

Questions about our privacy policy

If you have any further questions, or concerns regarding this policy, please contact me in the first instance or visit the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner at

Privacy Policy