Privacy Policy

Focus Point Design (Focus Point) is a business run by Harry Atkinson as a sole trader. This privacy policy will explain how Focus Point uses the personal data we collect when you use our website and work with us professionally.

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

What data do we collect?

Focus Point collects the following data on our website: 

  • Personal identification information (Name, email address, phone number, etc.)

Focus Point collects the following data on professional assignments: 

  • Personal identification information (Name, email address, phone number, etc.)
  • Photographic identification collected through contractual purposes

How do we collect your data? 

You directly provide Focus Point with most of the data we collect. We collect data and process data when you: 

  • Contact us online
  • Request a quote or place an order for any of our products or services
  • Use or view our website via your browser’s cookies
  • Model as part of a photoshoot for contractual purposes

Our Company may also receive your data indirectly from the following sources: 

  • Any third party contracting service or supplier service who we are directly working with you to fulfil a contract.

When necessary we may share your data with a third party contracting service or supplier service who we are directly working with in order to fulfil your contract.

Why we collect your data and how will we use it 

Focus Point collects your data so that we can: 

  • Process your order, manage your account.
  • Communicate effectively with you regarding your business and our contractual obligations.
  • Fulfil photographic brief requirements.
  • Maintain a business portfolio – photography can be used in professional marketing activities promoting your business and Focus Point’s future business. You can opt out of this by contacting Harry Atkinson on harry@focuspointdesign.co.uk.
  • Manage an internal record keeping system.

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the lawful bases we rely on for processing this information are:

  1. Your consent. You are able to remove your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting Harry Atkinson on harry@focuspointdesign.co.uk
  2. We have a contractual obligation.
  3. We have a legitimate interest.

We may share this information with a third party contracting service or supplier service who we are directly working with in order to fulfil your contract.

How we store your personal information

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online and during professional assignments. 

Your information is securely stored on private cloud-based servers, often in direct circumstances with contractual obligations (ie. your website will be saved to a web server).

Photographic and personal information data is saved to a secure online storage solution.

We keep your personal identification data saved indefinitely. You can request we dispose of your information by contacting Harry Atkinson on harry@focuspointdesign.co.uk, and we will consider your request seriously before deleting all elements of your account with us. IMPORTANT: Erasure is irreversible and you should make sure you are absolutely sure you no longer require the services and products of Focus Point before requesting deletion.

Your data protection rights

Under data protection law, you have rights including:

  • Your right of access – You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.
  • Your right to rectification – You have the right to ask us to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.
  • Your right to erasure – You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to restriction of processing – You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to object to processing – You have the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to data portability – You have the right to ask that we transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.

You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. Please contact Harry Atkinson at harry@focuspointdesign.co.uk if you wish to make a request.

What are cookies? 

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information. When you visit our websites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology. 

For further information, visit allaboutcookies.org. 

How do we use cookies? 

Our Company uses cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on our website, including: 

  • Keeping you signed in
  • Understanding how you use our website

What types of cookies do we use? 

There are a number of different types of cookies, however, our website uses: 

  • Functionality – Focus Point uses these cookies so that we recognize you on our website and remember your previously selected preferences. These could include what language you prefer and location you are in. A mix of first-party and third-party cookies are used.
  • Advertising – Focus Point uses these cookies to collect information about your visit to our website, the content you viewed, the links you followed and information about your browser, device, and your IP address. Focus Point sometimes shares some limited aspects of this data with third parties for advertising purposes. We may also share online data collected through cookies with our advertising partners. This means that when you visit another website, you may be shown advertising based on your browsing patterns on our website. 

How to manage cookies 

You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result. 

Privacy policies of other websites 

The Focus Point website contains links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy. 

Changes to our privacy policy 

Focus Point keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 14 December 2020.

How to contact us 

If you have any questions about Focus Point’s privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Email us at: harry@focuspointdesign.co.uk

Call us: 07772238232

Or write to us at: 22 Southwell Square, Carlisle, CA2 4TD

How to contact the appropriate authority 

Should you wish to report a complaint or if you feel that Focus Point has not addressed your concern in a satisfactory manner, you may contact the Information Commissioner’s Office. 

The ICO’s address: 
Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Helpline number: 0303 123 1113

ICO website: https://www.ico.org.uk