Privacy Policy

The policy sets out the different areas where your privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owner. It explains the manner in which I, Martin Makowski Photography collect, store, maintain and disclose information collected from you. 

This website as well as the company complies to European GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) laws and requirements for your privacy.

Martin Makowski Photography is committed to ensuring that your privacy is respected and protected. Should you be asked to provide personal information by which you can be identified when using this website or later while administering the equiry, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. 

1. What information do I collect?

I may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

(a).Personal Identification Information

I may collect personal identification information from you in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when you visit my site, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources I make available on my website. As appropriate, users may be asked for, name, email address, phone number. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. I will collect personal identification information from you only if you voluntarily submit such information to me. You can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent you from engaging in certain Site related activities and services provided by me.

(b). Non-Personal Identification Information

I may collect non-personal identification information about you as website user whenever you interact with my Site. The non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about the operating system and the Internet service providers utilised and other similar information.

2. Web Browser Cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies the user. 

My Site may use “cookies” to enhance User experience. User’s web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. You may choose to set your web browser to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites including mine. If you block cookies, you may not be able to use all the features on my website.

This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computers hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information. You can read Google’s privacy policy here for further information –

Other cookies may be stored to your computers hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.

3. How I use collected information

I collect and use personal information for the following purposes:

(a). To communicate and send information

The email address you provide for enquiry or order processing, will only be used to respond to your enquiry and send information or updates about your order. It may also be used to respond to your other requests or questions. If you decide to opt-in to my mailing list, you may receive emails that include some company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time you decide to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, I include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email or you may contact me directly.

(b). To Improve my Site

I continually strive to improve my website offerings based on the information and feedback I receive from you.

(c). To Improve Customer Service

Your information helps me to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs. It is also necessary to use your personal information for providing photographic services and completing the assignments.

(d). To administer a content, promotion, survey or other Site features

To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics I think will be of interest to them.

4. Disclosures

I may disclose information about you to any of my employees, officers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy. In addition, we may disclose your personal information:

to the extent that we are required to do so by law;

in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;

in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);

to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information

Except as provided in this privacy policy, I do NOT sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. I may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with my business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.

5. International data transfers

Information that I collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which me or my bussines may operate. This may include the United States of America which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Area.

Personal information that you publish on the website or submit for publication on the website may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.

6. Security and how I protect Personal Data collected

I adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorised access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on my website and in the office. Sensitive and private data exchange between the website and its Users happens over an SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected.

7. Third party websites

You may find advertising or other content on my Site that links to the sites and services of my partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. I do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and I am not responsible for the practices employed by these websites. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to or from my Site, is subject to that website’s terms and policies.

8. Your rights

You may instruct me to provide you with any personal information I hold about you. You have a right to request removal of all or part of your personal date I store. 

 9. Policy amendments

I may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on my website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

10. Data controller and contact

The data controller responsible in respect of the personal information collected is Martin Makowski Photography.