Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is for this website:  and served by Ruth Taylor, Rydal Avenue, Loughborough, LE11 3RU and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it.   This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection and use of personal information we receive from users of this website (including via the contact form), via email and via social media (including, but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn pages).  This personal information may also be provided by you to us during a telephone consultation.  This policy explains how we comply with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the DPA (Data Protection Act 1988) [pre GDPR enforcement] and the PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations).

This policy will explain areas of this website that may affect your privacy and personal details, how we process, collect, manage and store those details and how your rights under the GDPR, DPA & PECR are adhered to. Additionally, it will explain the use of cookies or software, advertising or commercial sponsorship from third parties, and the download of any documents, files or software made available to you (if any) on this website. Further explanations may be provided for specific pages or features of this website to help you understand how we, this website and its third parties (if any) interact with you and your computer / device in order to serve it to you. Our contact information is provided at the foot of this page if you have any questions.

Collection and Use of Information

During our communications, we may ask you to provide certain personally identifiable information (‘Personal Information’) that can be used to contact or identify you.  This may include your: name, telephone number, email address and any other information you submit to us which may include other names of those you would like to be photographed, names and ages of your children and your address.  In providing our services we create photographs which may identify you, your family members and other participants and that may be considered personal data.  Our photographs may be produced in print and digital format.  You are responsible for ensuring that all participants in a photography session have been provided with a copy of this privacy policy.

Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use.  This personal information will be used to help us provide the best service possible to you and, in doing so, we may be required to share this information with our suppliers and bank.

An important part of growing our business involves sharing photographic work.  With your prior consent, your images may be shared on this website, blog, social media (Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn) and as part of various marketing communications (either printed or electronic).  We may also use your images within sample products used at viewing sessions and events.

We will never, without your express consent, provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.

Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve the user’s experience while visiting the website. As required by legislation, where applicable this website uses a cookie control system, allowing the user to give explicit permission or to deny the use of /saving of cookies on their computer or device.

What are cookies? Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer’s hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server, to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.

Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computer’s hard drive, they should take necessary steps within their web browser’s security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors or use the cookie control system if available upon their first visit.

With your prior consent, I may use your Personal Information to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information.

Third-Party Cookies

On occasion, we may include links to third parties on this web site.  Where we provide a link, it does not mean that we endorse or approve that site’s policy towards visitor privacy.  

Website Visitor Tracking

This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information.  Like many website owners, we collect information that your browser sends when you visit this site (‘Log Data’).  This log data may include information such as your computer’s Internal Protocol (‘IP’) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of the site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.  In addition, we may use 3rd party services such as google analytics to collect, monitor and analyse this.

Email Marketing List & Marketing Communications

With your prior consent, I may use your personal information to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information.  

I operate an email mailing list program, used to inform subscribers about products, services and/or news I supply/publish. Users can subscribe through an online automated process where they have given their explicit permission. Subscriber personal details are collected, processed, managed and stored in accordance with the regulations named in the policy above. 

Email marketing messages may contain tracking beacons / tracked clickable links or similar server technologies to track subscriber activity within email marketing messages. Where used, such marketing messages may record a range of subscriber data relating to engagement, geographic, demographics and already stored subscriber data.

Our EMS (email marketing service) provider is: [] and you can read their terms of service here: [].

Subscribers can unsubscribe at any time through an automated online service, or if not available, other means as detailed in the footer of sent marketing messages (or The type and content of marketing messages subscribers receive, and if it may contain third party content, is clearly outlined at the point of subscription.


The security of your personal information is important to us but do remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure.  Whilst we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.  The personal information that is held by us physically is held securely and is password protected.

Your images will be held by us for a minimum of 2 years.  You can request that your personal information is deleted from our records (including photographs) at any time in writing.

Downloads & Media Files

Any downloadable documents, files or media made available on this website are provided to users at their own risk. While all precautions have been undertaken to ensure only genuine downloads are available, users are advised to verify their authenticity using third party anti-virus software or similar applications.

We accept no responsibility for third-party downloads and downloads provided by external third-party websites.  We advise users to verify their authenticity using third-party anti-virus software or similar applications.

Access to Information

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) May 2018, you have the right to access any information we hold relating to you.  This information will be provided within one calendar month of your request.  You can request that your Personal Information is deleted from our records (including photographs) at any time in writing.


If you believe there is a problem with the way your data is being handled, please let us know and we will do our best to resolve the situation for you. You also have the right to complain directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office. You can find details of how to contact them here: or by calling their helpline on 0303 123 1113.

We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained. Ruth Taylor Photography may change this privacy policy from time to time at Ruth Taylor Photography’s sole discretion. Questions, comments or requests regarding this privacy policy should be addressed to

Information on How to Remove Cookies

Removing Cookies on Windows – Deleting Cookies from Google Chrome on Windows

  1. From the main menu, click More tools > Clear Browsing Data
  2. Select the items you would like to delete, including Cookies. Select the time period you would like affected.
  3. Click Clear Browsing Data

You can use Incognito Mode (Ctrl + Shift + N) to automatically delete cookies and other session data when you close your browser window.

Deleting Cookies in Firefox on Windows

  1. From the main toolbar, click Preferences
  2. Select the Advanced panel
  3. Click on the Network tab
  4. Under Cached Web Content, click Clear Now

Deleting Cookies in Internet Explorer 11 on Windows

  1. From the main toolbar, select Settings
  2. Click Options
  3. Under History, click Select
  4. Select the cookies check box, then click Delete

You can also use InPrivate Browsing in Internet Explorer (found under Settings > Safety > InPrivate Browsing).

Removing Cookies on Mac

Deleting Cookies from Google Chrome on Mac

  1. From the main toolbar: History -> Show Full History -> Clear Browsing Data
  2. Select the items you would like to delete, including Cookies. Select the time period you would like affected.
  3. Click Clear Browsing Data

You can also use Incognito Mode to automatically delete cookies and other session data when you close your browser window.

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