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Privacy policy

Before I begin can I just start by saying I do take the whole GDPR thing very seriously, I am the ultimate private person (you’ll find it difficult to find details about me floating around cyberspace) and totally understand the need for this but equally I’d prefer have root canal than have to read everyones full length privacy policy so for those of you like myself heres the short and sweet version.

If you have a burning need to go over it in detail theres also a full length version – make sure you’ve got time to kill.

The short version

I, Lisa McCormack am the data protection representative of Lisa McCormack Photography, Main Street, Blackrock, Co Louth, contactable at

I will only use your information to either respond to your enquiry or in order to fulfil our contract should you engage my services, full stop. I wont collect any unnecessary data from you other than what I need to do my job, I don’t keep a database and I wont try to market to you in the future – I repeatedly tell people I’m the worlds worst sales person and I still use a paper diary and an inky pen to jot notes, I know what you’re thinking and yes I too am convinced I’m part dinosaur.

I do however reserve the right to contact previous clients who have yet to fulfil their orders so I can get them off the system before my computer groans and falls over with the amount of archived files I have – sometimes this is just the kick up the behind people need to actually get around to tying up those loose ends.

Depending on the service you’re contracting me to do I may need such information as your address/location of event if I’ve to travel there, a phone number to ring in case I get into a fight with my sat nav, ages of children involved in the shoot so I can caffeine up appropriately to deal with energetic threenagers or dial down the cluckiness factor with newborns, names of family members so I’m not calling everyone Mum or groomsman and other suppliers involved so I can breathe a sigh of relief that you haven’t booked a videographer who’s going to stand on me all day – don’t ask.

Anyway, that is the summary, if you’re still reading this and want to read more knock your socks off.

Slightly longer version

Where I gather your information

In order for me to respond to your enquiry or provide you with the service I have been contracted to do I need to gather personal data in some shape or form from you, this is done either through my contact form, by telephone, post, email or when you use my services, in accordance with this privacy policy, if you choose to use the services of Lisa McCormack Photography you agree to the collection and use of information in relation to this policy.

Data which is given to Lisa McCormack photography is defined as collectively all information that you submit to Lisa McCormack Photography. The legal basis for this is that it is necessary to fulfil a contract of which you are a party.

Data may also be collected automatically when you visit the website about your visit which helps to make improvements to website navigation and content.

What sort of information I gather

The first point of contact is my contact form which invites you to enter your name, email address and a short message about your enquiry so I can reply to you accordingly, hopefully if my web guy has done his job right theres should also be some sort of check box to say you’ve read this privacy policy and consent to being contacted. I sometimes also ask for a telephone number because my tiny t-rex arms aren’t suited for typing and I actually prefer talk to a human being ( if you didn’t read  the short version above you wont get this) Once you have contracted me to provide my services you may be required to provide further information including but not limited to shoot location and subject particulars.

This data is required for both legitimate interests and contractual obligations in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience and also for internal record keeping in accordance with this privacy policy.

Where your data may be used

If you employ me as your photographer hopefully from my galleries and albums you will have seen that I work in a documentary style which means I cover not just the parties involved in the contract such as the bride and groom but also your guests which are all included in legitimate interest, in the event any of your guests are unhappy with me sharing a photo of them they have the right to ask to have it removed.

In order for me to run my business and maintain my website and social media it is necessary to show future clients galleries and albums, these are only assembled with the subjects permission which they have the right to withdraw at any time.

Similarly in order to promote/ improve my services I’m also a member of the IPPVA and occasionally submit images to awards competitions which is never without your consent or knowledge.

Where and how I store your data

All of my client galleries are stored online with Shootproof who are fully GDPR compliant, you’ll find their privacy policy here  These galleries are password protected and can be accessed by Lisa McCormack Photography, you the client and anyone else that you wish to send the link and password to.

All of your data collected is stored safely and securely and unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law I will only hold your data on the system for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this privacy policy or until you request that the data is deleted. Lisa McCormack Photography reserves the right to contact previous clients who have yet to complete their orders

You have the following rights in relation to your data:

You have the right to request a copy of any data I hold on you .

You have the right to request to have your personal data deleted but in doing so may interfere with how I can fulfil my contractual obligations with you especially regarding possible print/image orders in the future. I will inform you of how this may affect you and our agreement before you make a final decision. Even if your data is deleted it may persist in backup or archival media for legal, tax or regulatory purposes

You have the right to rectify any information which is inaccurate or incomplete.

To make any enquiries, exercise any of your rights set out above or withdraw your consent please contact me via

Changes to this privacy policy

Lisa McCormack Photography reserves the right to change or update this privacy policy from time to time as deemed necessary or required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on this page in the website with a notice that that it has been updated and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the privacy policy on your first use of the website following the alterations. It is advisable to review this policy periodically.

This doesn’t answer everything?

If you have any queries in relation to this privacy policy you may contact Lisa McCormack Photography by email at