This privacy policy was last updated on [2nd February 2020]


This privacy notice provides you with details of how we collect and process your personal data through your use of our site (“this website”) including any information you may provide through our site when making an enquiry.

By providing us with your data, you warrant to us that you are over 13 years of age.

Vanessa Gomes Photography is the data controller and we are responsible for your personal data (referred to as “we”, “us”, “our” or “I” in this privacy notice).

We are committed to safeguarding your privacy. We created this policy to give you confidence with regard to your personal data when visiting and using Vanessa Gomes Photography website, may change this privacy policy from time to time by updating this page.

This policy was last updated on [2nd February 2020].

Please contact us at if you have any concerns with regards to the use of your Personal Data and we will happily assist you.


Who we are

Our business is Vanessa Gomes Photography and our website address is:


Contact Details

Vanessa Gomes Photography

Email –


The DPA & GDPR May 2018

This website complies with the DPA (Data Protection Act 1998) and the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), effective from May 2018.


What we collect

Only with your consent we will collect and store the following information through this website:

  • First and/or last name (via the Contact forms, direct email to

  • Email address and/or telephone number (via the Contact forms, direct email to

  • Website audience information (via Google Analytics, Google Search Console, Facebook Pixel)

  • Demographic information such as age, sex, plus GeoLocation (country, region, and city), IP address, browser/device, preferences, and interests (via Google Analytics, Google Search Console, Facebook Pixel)



This website, collects private user data ( including but not limited to names, email address, phone number) using the following form: Contact Form –, which generates emails that are directed to:

The data from these forms is emailed to the address listed above and also stored on the website server, in most cases dating back to when each form was created. The website server is accessible by the website administrators for This data is stored securely and privately in this email account for Vanessa Gomes photography.

By submitting your information in this contact form, you agree to your data being used and stored by Vanessa Gomes Photography. You will only be contacted by Vanessa Gomes Photography personally, regarding your enquiry using the data you provided. You will not be added to any mailing lists and your information will not be shared with any third parties.  

If you wish to request for any email(s) containing your personal information to be deleted, please email




Upon visiting this website for the first time, you will be greeted with an option to Accept Cookies.

Cookies are disabled until you consent whether you’d like to accept them. If you decide to accept, the page will reload shortly after. If you’d like to learn more, click the learn more link in the consent options bar.

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed in your web browser/computer hard drive.

The file is added and the cookie helps us to measure and analyze: website traffic and visitor behavior.

Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an “individual”.

The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes, and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your “preferences”.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to your needs.

We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.

A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any sensitive information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

External links placed on this website also uses cookies. So, by clicking on an external link, it means that “your” actions will be tracked.

If you do not wish for this to happen, please DO NOT click on any links that you see on this website.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better user experience, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not.

If for any reason you decide that you do not like cookies, you can simply change your browser settings even after you’ve accepted them.

This may prevent you from taking full advantage of our website, content, and offers.


Storing of Client Data

Vanessa Gomes Photography takes care over the processes around looking after personal data stored on our physical systems. Vanessa Gomes Photography holds the following personal data of clients: 1) Names; 2) Addresses (including email); 3) Phone numbers, within soft copy and sometimes hard copy contracts as well as soft copy wedding timeline/ plan documents. Soft copy contracts and planning documents are safely stored within a password protected computer and backed up to external hard drives locked in a secure home office. Hard copy contracts are filled in a secure home office. Vanessa Gomes Photography may share a planning document containing your personal data (name, mobile number) with a second photographer in order to carry out jobs the shoot.  

Client photos are safely stored within a password protected computer and backed up to external hard drives securely locked in a home office.


What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and to provide you with a better service.

Below you will find a list of the things we may store and use your personal data for:

  • Internal record keeping.

  • Communication.

  • We may use the information you provide to improve our products and services.

  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes (E.g. Case studies, feedback). We will ONLY ever contact you via email for this.

  • We may use the information you provide to customize our website according to your interests and needs.

  • We will NEVER sell, distribute or lease your personal information to any third party unless we are required to do so by law.

External website links & third parties

We always look to include only quality, safe and relevant external links on our web pages. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any personal information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. We cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite our best efforts. We cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned. Users  should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.


Social media policy & usage

We adopt a safe and responsible Social Media Policy. While we may have official profiles on social media platforms, users are advised to verify the authenticity of such profiles before engaging with, or sharing information with such profiles. We will never ask for personal details on social media platforms. Users are advised to conduct themselves appropriately when engaging with Vanessa Gomes Photography on social media.


Clients and Guests captured in photos

Under GDPR legislation, a photograph may in some instances constitute a form of personal data where they can be processed to allow “the unique identification or authentication of a natural person”. Vanessa Gomes Photography will never photograph an individual as a means of unique identification or authentication unless consensually contracted to do so. Guests at weddings appear in photos taken by Vanessa Gomes Photography as a part of the visual recording of the event in photos. Guests captured in portraits or in group photos do so as part of the event and their rights are protected by Vanessa Gomes Photography as detailed in this privacy policy.

In terms of explicit GDPR compliance, Wedding clients and guests are photographed within the parameters of GDPR legislation on the basis of ‘legitimate interests’. The taking of photographs of wedding guests when viewed as a form of processing personal data is necessary for the legitimate interests of Vanessa Gomes Photography as a photography business unless there is a good reason to protect a given individual’s personal data which overrides those legitimate interests.

Operating within the parameters of legitimate interests as laid out in GDPR legislation, the disproportionate effort involved in providing privacy policy information to all wedding guests at the event and the degree to which it would distract us from performing our job renders it infeasible to do. Wedding clients are therefore requested in their contract to direct their guests to read this privacy policy in advance of the event and to advise them to contact us in advance with any concerns around the processing of their personal data, namely being photographed.


Display of images

Vanessa Gomes Photography may display any photographs to promote her business on the Vanessa Gomes Photography website and blog, on social media, on wedding blogs, on wedding photography related websites, in advertising, brochures, magazine articles and other such material, providing that the images used are used lawfully and without damage to Vanessa Gomes Photography’s client(s). The rights of the people captured in these photographs are protected by Vanessa Gomes Photography as detailed in this privacy policy.


Client galleries

Vanessa Gomes Photography creates a client gallery for each client to whom photos are delivered as part of the services contracted. Vanessa Gomes Photography’s client galleries are externally hosted by Pixieset. Their privacy policy can be found here: To visit a Vanessa Gomes Photography client gallery you will be required to enter personal data (namely your email address) and a password. This is necessary to log-in, and it will allow you to create your favourite lists, share images and order prints. Your personal data (email address) will be stored within Pixieset’s system, on their servers and will be used to email you only with information relevant to the client gallery you have accessed.  

Only Vanessa Gomes Photography will have access to your personal data (email address) stored on Pixieset’s system on behalf of Vanessa Gomes Photography. It will only be used as detailed above, will not be used for any other marketing purposes and will not be passed onto any third parties. Pixieset’s technical support team will have the means to access to your personal data (email address) but will never access or share this data other than by request from Vanessa Gomes Photography.

If you wish to request for your personal data (email address) to be deleted from Pixieset’s servers, please email 



We are committed to ensuring that your personal data remains fully secured when visiting our website.

In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures (a secure connection, hidden login URL, and 2-factor authentication login) to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Please ensure that when you are visiting our website or filling out any submission forms, or purchasing a digital product, the URL starts with the Secure HTTPS Protocol. 


Third-party tracking

To furthermore add transparency to this privacy policy, we feel that it’s important for us to disclose to you whether third-party companies and organizations are able to acquire and track your personally identifiable information through our website.

Google and various other websites that are listed below can track you through “this Site” as we use their services for social media, usage analysis, behavior tracking, infrastructure and administrative purposes.

Google participates in the NIA opt-out program. You can visit this link to no longer be tracked by Google and Google properties such as Google Analytics, Google Search Console.

You can also visit the following sites to read their privacy policies and how they track individuals across the web:

Google Web Fonts

For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our plugin. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.

Further information about handling user data, can be found at and in Google’s privacy policy at


Withdrawal of consent

Anyone photographed by Vanessa Gomes Photography, whether a client or wedding guest, and whether past or current may withdraw consent for a photograph in which they appear to be displayed on the website. The process for this is to email Vanessa Gomes Photography at specifying the photo in question. Pursuant to the request, Vanessa Gomes Photography will then remove the photo from online and printed display wheresoever it appears within 30 days of request.


Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time. You can be kept up to date by bookmarking this page. The last modification was made on 2nd February 2020.


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