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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for Anna Saverimuttu Photography

Your privacy is of the utmost importance and the Policy below sets out the steps taken by Anna Saverimuttu Photography to safeguard your privacy at all times and explains how information about you may be collected, stored or used.

This Policy may change from time to time, so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you are happy with any changes. By using this website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.

How Does Anna Saverimuttu Photography Collect Information About You?

Information about you is collected when you use this website, contact Anna Saverimuttu Photography in person, by phone, email, social media or text regarding products or services, receive a gift voucher for one of my workshops or a photo shoot or sign up to receive one of my email newsletters. The information collected is only used lawfully and in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2018. The provision of any data by you will indicate that you explicitly consent to the processing of this information so that your enquiry can be dealt with promptly.

What Type of Information is Collected From You?

The personal information collected might include some or all of the following, depending on the service you are using:

Contact Details

•    Name.
•    Address.
•    Email address. Anna Saverimuttu Photography may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our subsequent replies, in order to maintain a record of photographic bookings and assignments. This also applies when you sign up through any of our online forms using your email address or make a purchase on this website. 
•    Phone number.

Photo Shoot Details

•    How you would like to be photographed.
•    Purpose of photographs e.g. website, social media, personal use etc.
•    Makeup and outfit preferences.
•    Skin allergies.

If you purchase a service online, your card information is not held by Anna Saverimuttu Photography; it is collected by a third party payment processor, PayPal, whose privacy policy is available at 

In addition, this website uses an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) connection. (URL’s that begin with “https” rather than “http” and show the padlock symbol indicate that SSL is used; this provides 3 important things – privacy, authentication and message integrity.) In an SSL connection each side of the connection must have a Security Certificate, which each side's software sends to the other. Each side then encrypts what it sends using information from both its own and the other side's Certificate, ensuring that only the intended recipient can de-crypt it, and that the other side can be sure the data came from the place it claims to have come from, and that the message has not been tampered with.

How is Your Information Used?

Anna Saverimuttu Photography only uses individuals’ or organisations’ data in ways they would reasonably expect. Data is never used in ways they would find intrusive or which could cause them harm.  

Anna Saverimuttu Photography may use your information to:

•    Plan and carry out a photo shoot which you have booked.
•    Inform a hair & makeup artist about your preferences for a portrait/boudoir shoot.
•    Plan a photography workshop or 1-1 tutorial so that it covers those areas most relevant to you.
•    Post a gift voucher to you.
•    Email information or files that you have requested.

•    Send you my photography newsletter if you have expressed interest at one of my photography workshops or a 1-1/1-2 session with me. 

•    Send you my women's newsletter if you have signed up to receive it via this website.
•    Carry out obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you and Anna Saverimuttu Photography.
•    Gain feedback on services or products provided to you.
•    Send you communications or updates that you have requested and that might be of interest to you.

If images from a photo shoot are used on the photographer’s websites, no additional information (e.g. full names, addresses etc) will accompany those images which could identify the subject. Images of boudoir clients or personal headshot clients will only be used after the client has given their consent by signing a Model Release Form.

Anna Saverimuttu Photography does not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit the website, unless you choose to provide such information to us, and such information will never be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties.

How is Your Information Stored?

Once a photo shoot has been completed and you have received your images, all files are stored offline at the premises of Anna Saverimuttu Photography.  Contact details and other personal information are also stored offline, except in the case of information in emails stored by email providers.

Retention periods for personal information are reviewed regularly, with a current default period of 7 years unless you advise otherwise, after which data may be destroyed. Generally your personal information will be held on my systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity. In the case of photographs, files are kept to ensure that should a client lose the original images they ordered, a backup copy can be supplied. For personal portrait and boudoir clients, images will be retained for the same reasons unless you advise otherwise, and if a Model Release Form has been signed by you giving consent for your images to be used in the legitimate promotion of the business of Anna Saverimuttu Photography, images may continue to be used unless you advise otherwise. You have a right at any time to request access to any information held about you and to ask Anna Saverimuttu Photography to delete such information.

Who Has Access to Your Information?

Anna Saverimuttu Photography will never sell or rent your information to third parties. Neither will your information ever be shared with third parties for marketing purposes. Only the photographer has access to your information, except in cases where a hair and makeup artist or stylist has been booked and needs to contact you separately.

Requesting Access to the Information Held About You

You are at any time entitled to request from Anna Saverimuttu Photography a copy of the information that is held about you. If this includes access to images that were taken of you during a photo shoot but not subsequently ordered by you, these will be supplied as low resolution files stamped with “PROOF”. There is no right of access to images that were taken of you during a photo shoot but subsequently deleted by Anna Saverimuttu Photography.

Your Choices

It is your choice as to whether you wish to receive information from Anna Saverimuttu Photography. Email newsletters are sent out only to those who have specifically opted in to receive such communication either after attending one of my workshops, via my websites or in writing. Anna Saverimuttu Photography monitors newsletter usage through the newsletter software, Mailchimp. Each newsletter contains a clear option to unsubscribe at any time.

Tracking pixels are used on this website to enable Google Adwords, Facebook and Google Analytics to provide anonymised reports of web pages visited by users.

CAN-SPAM Compliance

In compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act, all e-mail newsletters sent from Anna Saverimuttu Photography will clearly state who the e-mail is from and provide clear information on how to contact the sender, together with information on why the recipient is receiving the newsletter and an option to unsubscribe.


Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletters or promotional materials may opt-out of receiving these communications by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the e-mail.

Comments Function in the Blog on the Website  offers users the opportunity to leave individual comments on individual blog contributions on a blog, which is on the website of Anna Saverimuttu Photography. 

If a user leaves a comment on the blog published on this website, the comments made by the user are also stored and published, as well as information on the date of the commentary and on the screen name chosen by the user. In addition, the IP address assigned by the internet service provider (ISP) is logged for security reasons. This collected personal data will not be passed to third parties, unless such a transfer is required by law or serves the aim of the defence of Anna Saverimuttu Photography.

How You Can Update Your Information

If your contact details such as your telephone number, email address etc change or any other information about you is out of date or inaccurate, please contact me on 01483 571119 or at .

Security Precautions to Protect the Loss, Misuse or Alteration of Your Data

When you provide personal information to Anna Saverimuttu Photography, I take steps to ensure that it’s treated securely. Any sensitive information (such as credit or debit card details) is encrypted by third party payment processors. When you are on a secure page on my website, a padlock icon will appear in your web browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Google Chrome.

Non-sensitive details (your email address etc.) are transmitted normally over the internet, and can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while I strive to protect your personal information, I cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to me, and you do so at your own risk. Once your information is received, Anna Saverimuttu Photography will do everything possible to ensure its security. Where I have given (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of my websites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. Please do not to share your password with anyone.

Cookie Policy

To make this site work properly we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device; most websites do this.

What are Cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don't have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another. 

How Do We Use Cookies?

The cookies we use do not store personally identifiable information, nor can they harm your computer. You can find out more about opting out of the collection and use of information for advert targeting by visiting

How to Control Cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish. For details, see  You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site, and some services and functionality may not work.

Transferring Your Information Outside Europe

Information held about you is never transferred outside the UK.