The use and security of online data is important to all web users, and we take these issues very seriously. This notice describes our privacy policy. By continuing to use this website, you are accepting the practices described below.



To create an account and conduct online transactions at Gareth McCormack Photography, we do require your name and contact information. These details are stored on a secure server, and we will never release any of them to third parties, except where obliged to do so by law. You can update your data at any time by logging in to your account. If you would like your personal details to be permanently removed from our records, please contact us and we will be happy to delete them.


We may also use your email address to send you occasional marketing emails, which you will receive no more than four times per year. You can also sign up to these quarterly email bulletins by following the ‘Subscribe’ links on our website. Every marketing email has an ‘unsubscribe’ link at the bottom, which allows you to opt out of further emails whenever you choose.


We use the marketing service Mail Chimp to disseminate our marketing emails. Mail Chimp is an internationally recognised service provider who also takes data privacy very seriously, and won’t use your details for any purpose other than to provide the service requested. Please click here to read details of their privacy policy.



We are committed to ensuring that your personal information remains secure. To safeguard against unauthorised access or disclosure, our website has an SSL certificate. This means that all information transmitted between web server and browser is sent via encrypted links, using industry-standard security technology.


All payments taken on our site are made via a Stripe secure server. Stripe are industry leaders in secure online payment, and handle all aspects of the payment transaction. Gareth McCormack Photography does not have access to your credit card information or banking details at any stage of the payment process.



Industry-standard cookies are also used on our website. A cookie is a small file that asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. By using our website, you agree to these cookies being used. Cookies help to analyse web traffic, and allow web applications to respond to you as an individual by remembering information about your browsing preferences.


Gareth McCormack Photography uses traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being viewed, and we use Google Analytics to help analyse this traffic data. This helps us to improve the functionality of our website, by monitoring which pages you find useful and which ones you do not. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes, then the data is removed from the system.


Cookies do not give us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of our website.



Our website contains social media sharing tools, and may occasionally include links to other websites of interest. Please note however that once you click these links you leave our site, and we do not have any control over the websites you are directed to. We cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide whilst visiting these other sites, and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. As always you should exercise caution online, and look at the privacy policy applicable to each website you visit.


Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.


These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.



If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. Please note that visitor comments may also be checked through an automated spam detection service.


For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (though they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.



If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.