Who we are

This is the Privacy and Cookies Policy for www.hellodarlingphotography.co.uk (Site). The Site is operated by Hello Darling Photography Ltd, trading as Hello Darling Photography and Hello Darling (we, us and our), registered address:  3 Bay Horse Court, Otley LS21 1SB United Kingdom.

By using the Site and taking part in any photography sessions offered by us, you consent to the collection and use of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time by changing it on the Site. This Privacy Policy was last updated on 14th of August 2020

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Information we collect:

For products orders, we need to know your name, email address, delivery address, billing address, payment details, phone contact number. Your delivery information and contact number will be passed on to our wall art production team if we are sending your order directly to your chosen address, as opposed to you picking it up from our studio.

During the session, as part of our contract and our Model release documents, we will ask you for model’s name, contact details, model’s address and model’s date of birth.

If you communicate with us by mobile or email, we may use those contact details to respond to you.

If you have taken part in a group photograph, you agree that you do so voluntarily and on the basis that your image may be displayed on Site or any other website and in printed publications and made available for purchase by other customers, and may be used by us for promotional purposes. Due to the number of people involved in a group photograph, you will not be able to withdraw your consent once the photograph has been taken.

When you visit the Site, we may automatically collect additional information about you, such as the type of internet browser you use, any websites from which you have come to the Site and your IP address, which is automatically recognised by our web server.

You cannot be identified from this information and it’s only used to assist us in providing an effective service on the Site.

We may disclose your relevant personal information to assist us in providing the service we offer, processing transactions, fulfilling requests for information, receiving and sending communications, updating marketing lists, providing support service and other tasks from time to time. Hello Darling Photography and our contractors and service providers will only use your information to the extend necessary to perform their functions.

We may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or to prevent fraud or cyber crime, protect the Site or the rights, property or personal safety of any person.

Images taken by Hello Darling Photography Ltd may be stored for 5 years. Occasionally images may be stored indefinitely, if needed to prove copyright or if shot for portfolio purposes.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

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.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), 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 (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

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.

Terms and Conditions

Signing of Session Terms and Conditions and Model Release Documents will be required before the session commences. Those are available upon request. Please email [email protected] for further details.