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At Lauren Pinhorn Photography, we’re committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of our clients and customers, visitors to our website and subscribers to the blog and/or newsletter. 

First things first, Lauren Pinhorn Photography will NEVER sell or share your personal information for the purposes of selling or marketing. Don’t you hate it when that happens!?

This Privacy Policy is designed to make it clear how we collect and store your data, why we do it and what kind of data we hold. 


Other Websites

This Privacy Policy does not cover links within this site linking to other websites. Those sites are not governed by this Privacy Policy. If you have questions about how other sites use your information, you’ll need to check that site’s privacy statement. 


Personal Information I Collect

Throughout your client process, I collect your name (I’d probably forget it if I didn’t!), your email address so I can contact you and send you all the information you’ll need to smash your photoshoot, your postal address so I can send any orders & lovely little notes your way (and who doesn’t love snail mail?!) and your mobile number so you can receive text reminders before your appointments. 


On the website, I will collect your name, email address and phone number after you submit a contact form or subscribe to the newsletter or blog. I may also collect other information such as who you are booking a shoot for and how you would like to be photographed when you choose to start planning your dream photoshoot. 


How I Store Your Information

If you use the contact form on my website, the information you enter will be sent to me via email and that’s only accessible through a double-locked password. Your email address will also be stored on my newsletter email provider, Wix. Again, this is only accessible through secure passwords. This is so I know who’s subscribed to the blog and who’s requested more information about a shoot, so I’m not sending the wrong thing to the wrong people!

If you decide to book me, I’ll ask for further information, like your postal address and all your information is stored safely on a client database which is only accessible via a password locked computer. 

If you enquire, but don’t book me, your email address may be stored for a time and then deleted in accordance with the law.  


Blog Commenting

Blog comments are always public! It’s up to you what you write there, so…don’t put anything silly!


Use of Your Data

There’s nothing I really do with your data except store it (securely) for if and when I need to contact you, send a nice note or order or let you know about special offers or deals I think you may want to take advantage of. 

If you’ve signed up to the (very rare) newsletter or blog, my website provider lets me know and you’ll get your requested emails as and when they are provided. 


I never give any of your information out to anyone else and would never sell any personal information about you for all the money in the world!


When using your images on my social media and website, only your first name will be used, along with your image. None of your other names or other identifying information will be used in these posts.



Use of Your Image 

I’m a photographer, I like people’s faces! When we work together, I ask you to sign a Model Release which tells me you’re happy for me to use the images I take of you during that specific photoshoot in any and all lawful forms of marketing, promotion and media. These include my business’ social media, my website and physical, printed marketing. 

I may, from time to time also want to enter your lovely face into online or print competitions, galleries or exhibitions & my model release requests you tick a box to give me permission to do so. You have the right to not agree with any part or all of this release. 


The images I take of you are stored on hard drives in my house, behind 2 locked doors. They may also, at my discretion, be printed for use in my physical printed portfolio - this is what you see during our Design Consultation. 


You have the right to request that certain photos not be used in public in any or all forms. Just let me know which ones you’d like to keep private and I’ll make sure they stay that way!

Any use of your image/s is never without your consent and if you change your mind in the future, that’s ok too. 



The classification of a cookie has been developed by the International Chamber of Commerce UK and the information below explains more about which cookies we may use, why we use them and what could happen if you decide to disable or delete cookies from your device. 


What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information, downloaded to your personal computer, mobile or other device when you visit a website. You can view these files in the Notebook programme on your own PC. 

How do they work?

When you visit a website for the first time, a cookie is downloaded onto your device. The next time you visit that website, your device will check to see if you’ve visited that site before (the cookie will contain the website name). Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each of your subsequent visits. The website then recognises that you’ve visited before and can tailor your experience to better suit you.  

Types of cookies used

Session (transient) cookies: These are deleted when you close your internet browser and do not store information on your computer. They do not personally identify the user.

Persistent (permanent) cookies: These are stored on your device’s harddrive until they expire or you delete them. They are used to collect identifying information about you on the website, such as surfing behaviour and user preferences (such as remembering a password).

Both types of cookies are used on 

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Google Analytics

When someone visits, we use a third-party service, Google Analytics to log some information about how you use the website. This includes things like which parts of the site you visit and how long you spend on a page. This information is only ever collected in a way which does not identify anyone and each session (visit to the website) is completely anonymous. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to identify any body using the website.


Mailing Lists & Newsletters

When visiting, you can choose to sign up to receive our newsletter and/or blog posts straight to your inbox. To do this, we require some information from you (your name and email address). We only hold this information so that we can send out newsletters and/or blog posts (depending on what you’ve subscribed to). We may, from time to time, check with you that your information is correct and you want to keep hearing from us.


We use our website provider, Wix to send out these emails and gather information about clicks on these emails (e.g. how many people opened the email, how many click a link in the email). This is done with industry standard technology and helps us improve the information you are receiving to your inbox. You can unsubscribe to either of these mailing lists at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our emails or emailing to request removal from our mailing lists. 

For more information on Wix’s privacy policy, see here



Right of Access, Amendment or Erasure (wasn’t that a band..?)

You are entitled to view, amend or delete the personal information we hold about you. To do this, just email me at and I’ll have it sorted asap! 

I do need to know stuff about you while we’re working together, so it’s a good idea if I keep hold of your information for the duration of our working relationship. Should you want me outta here afterwards, though, drop me a line and I’ll be off. 


This Privacy Policy was reviewed and updated in May 2018 and will be reviewed again May 2019. 

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