This privacy statement is provided by Mahers Photographic for the information of visitor (referred to as 'you' or 'your' in this statement) to the www.mahersphoto.ie website (referred to as 'our website').
- Purposes of the Data Processing
Mahers Photographic collects and processes your personal data in order to:
- Provide you with the products and services that you seek from our website;
- Improve our website and service;
- Ensure the security of our website;
- Better market relevant content generally, using anonymous or pseudonymised personal data;
- And, if you have additionally consented to it, market to you specifically, such as through email remarketing and web retargeting.
Beyond these purposes, we process your data only if you have granted express consent for its stated purposes.
- Cookies and Tracking Pixels on Visit
When you visit our websites, our system automatically collects information about your visit, such as your browser type, your IP address, and the referring website.
This collection may be done in conjunction with our vendors and partners (see data processors list below). We may receive from them general demographic or usage data of our site visitors. We do not use automatically collected information to identify you personally without collecting additional consent.
Such information is typically collected using web cookies & web pixels, embedded hyperlinks, and similar tools. Popular browsers can generally be set to disable or delete individual cookies. See below for the types of cookies we use and their respective purposes.
- Required Cookies: enable the navigation and basic functionality of the websites, e.g., access to protected areas of the websites.
- Functional Cookies: allow us to analyse your website usage and your selections on the website (e.g. your login name, language, or region), so we can save these settings and offer you a more personalised experience.
- Advertising Cookies: allow us to better assess the effectiveness of our content marketing and advertising efforts. These cookies are provided by our third-party partners to analyse and track site visit and signups stemming from advertising.
- We do not share your personal information such as name or email) to third-party providers outside of site visit data collected directly by such Advertising Cookies, though your site visit data may be linked with other personal information collected elsewhere by such third-party providers. Such external data processing is governed by the privacy policies of these third-party providers.
See below for descriptions about the cookies used on our websites and how you can opt out from them.
Mahers Photographic (Required Cookies)
Our website stores various cookies that are required for the navigation and usage of the websites.
Opt-out: You can configure your browser to disable these Required Cookies. This may reduce site functionality.
Google Analytics (Functional Cookies)
Opt-out: Download the browser plugin “Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on” here.
Google AdWords (Advertising Cookies)
Opt-out: Visiting Google’s Ads Settings.
- Categories of Personal Data
Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. Mahers Photographic collects, processes, or uses the following personal data, if you provide it to us:
- name, email, phone, address, job title, company, products of Mahers Photographic in use,
- other data that you have provided while contacting us, especially using the contact, download, or signup forms on our website,
- data that you have sent to us through an online survey, support ticket, or job application.
For marketing purposes and to improve our websites and services, we also collect data sent by your web browser, e.g., information about your browser, your IP address, and your operating system.
- Data recipients
We use third-party data processors to process personal data on our behalf. Such service providers support Mahers Photographic, especially relating to hosting and operating the websites, marketing, analytics, improving the websites, and sending email newsletters. These processors may be located outside the European Union.
Our content may link to third party websites to provide relevant references. We are not responsible for such external content, which may contain separate privacy policies and data processing disclosures.
We may disclose your personal information if required by law, regulation, or other legal subpoena or warrant. We may also disclose your personal information to a regulatory or law enforcement agency if we believe it to be necessary to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Mahers Photographic, its customers or any third party.
- Email communications
If you have given us your email for purposes of communication or promotion, we will use your data to contact you or send promotional emails relating to your interests. You may revoke your consent to being contacted by email for promotional purposes any time, by clicking on an unsubscribe link or replying directly stating your wish to unsubscribe.
Further, with your consent, we may make use of email tracking technology to obtain data on if you open an email or if you click on links in an email. This data will be used only in automated ways to help improve future marketing messaging and/or to prioritise follow ups based on perceived communications relevance. Without your consent, we will not make use of personal data unique to you, such as your IP address, your device and browser information, or the time and number of times you open an email or click on a link.
- Technical and Organisational Data Protection
Mahers Photographic implements commercially reasonable technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data against abuse and loss. We store such data in secure environments. We provide training to our employees on data protection best practices and require them to enter into a confidentiality agreement.
While we use all reasonable efforts to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your data submitted through our websites.
- Rights and Contact Info
Upon request, our Data Protection Officer will provide you with information as to whether and what personal data we store in relation to you. Should your personal data be incorrect, you may have it rectified. You may also revoke your consent to use your personal data in the future, in whole or in parts, or request deletion of your personal data.
Please feel free to direct such requests or other questions and comments regarding this privacy statement or the privacy practices of Mahers Photographic to: email@example.com
Cookies are small pieces of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information from the browser and which may then be stored on your computer system.
Cookies allow us to determine how frequently particular pages are visited and to determine the most popular areas of our website. They will, for example, allow the website to retrieve relevant user information when a user returns to the site – it is what allows a website to ‘recognise’ you when you return. This recognition would include your name, past orders, brand preferences etc – all necessary for a smooth shopping experience without the continual need to login as you navigate from one area of the site to another.
It is important to note that cookies only ever contain as much information as you, the user, has disclosed to the website in question. A cookie cannot be used to disseminate spam or viruses nor can it read or gather any further information from your computer’s hard drive. And finally, cookies do not contain any security-sensitive information such as credit card details or home address details.
You can usually adjust your browser so that your computer does not accept cookies or tells you when a website tries to put a cookie on your computer. You can find out more about the way cookies work on http://www.cookiecentral.com
Please note that while you do not need to allow your browser to accept cookies in order to browse much of our website, you must have cookies enabled if you wish to shop online or access any areas reserved for registered users.
Please note that this privacy statement is subject to the Terms and Conditions of use of the Mahers Photographic website. By visiting our website, you consent to the use of your information as set out in this privacy statement. We may change our privacy statement at any time but if we do, we will post the changes on this website.
Use of Your Personal Information
As with all shopping websites, we store any information you enter on our website or give to us in any other way. You can choose not to provide certain information, but be aware that you might not be able to take full advantage of some of our features.
We use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, customising our online services for you, improving our online services, and communicating with you.
Where you voluntarily provide personal information, the information may be used for analysis, research or customer service purposes only – you will never receive marketing or promotional emails from us unless you have agreed to it. We will only use your data for the purpose for which it was originally provided and will not disclose it in any manner that is incompatible with the purpose for which it was obtained.
Third Party Disclosure
We may disclose your personal information to third parties who perform functions on our behalf such as shipping, order processing and payment processing. For example, our delivery partner An Post will have access to your name and delivery address in order to carry out the delivery of your purchases. We will only provide these companies with the information which they need to carry out their services and they are not permitted to use the information for other purposes.
In certain circumstances we may be legally or otherwise obliged to disclose personal information relating to you to third parties. For example, in order to conform to any requirements of law or to comply with any legal process, to prevent and detect fraud, the reduction of credit risk, and to protect and defend our rights, property, safety and the safety of our customers.
We will never pass on your details on to a third party for marketing purposes. We will, however, send you details of offers from other companies that we think may interest you, but only with your permission. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise this right at any time by contacting our customer service team.
Links to Other Websites
From time to time our website may contain links to other websites. The links are provided for your convenience and any such link does not imply endorsement by us of the website nor does it imply that there is any association between us and the owners of the website. We are not responsible for the data policies or procedures or the content of these linked websites.
An IP or Internet Protocol address is simply a set of numbers denoting your computer’s address – just like your home address has a house number, street name and postal code. The IP address is assigned to you by your Internet Service Provider or your network. Our servers will log your IP address and use it to collect data about traffic and visitors to our site. It is important to note that the information gathered represents an aggregate picture of traffic to our site; in other words, we do not use it to identify you or your IP address personally.
At the checkout area of our site, you will be required to register with us. At this point we do collect personal information about you. This information can identify you and includes details such as your name, mail address and email address. It is used to process product orders and/or to respond to customer enquiries. This information is passed from your browser to our secure server using 128-bit encryption technology which is the highest level possible. The information is held in our secure database. Any personal information you send to our secure server while the padlock icon is showing will be encrypted. This means no-one can intercept your details and read them.
We use encryption to safeguard your credit card information and only accept orders from web browsers that permit communication through Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology - this means you cannot inadvertently place an order through an unsecured connection. Most web browsers above version three support this security.
This encryption makes it virtually impossible for unauthorised parties to read any information that you send us.
The encryption technique we use is the highest standard available for e-commerce and certified by VeriSign, the world's most respected certification body for Internet firms.
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted using SSL technology. When you proceed to make your purchase and your browser connects to the secure section of our site your browser should show a padlock in the bottom right hand corner.
Your personal information can only be accessed by a strictly limited few of Mahers Photographic employees and contractors. All those with access have been specially instructed in the importance of customer confidentiality and are aware of the high priority Mahers Photographic places on privacy protection. All of our computers which store personal information are password protected.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, how we run the website, or wish to know anything about the information we hold on you please contact our customer service department at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help you.