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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Last updated May 2018

PhotoForum takes your privacy seriously, and we are fully committed to handling the information you provide to us securely and responsibly in accordance with GDPR legislation. This policy sets out how we handle your data. By submitting your personal information, you are consenting to PhotoForum holding and using your data in accordance with this policy.


How do we collect your data?

We collect your personal data when you consent to it via signing up to our mailing list. Our website also uses cookies. To understand this further, please see our cookies policy.

How do we use your data?

We use your data to send you email announcements about forthcoming PhotoForum talks. The partner we work with to send our email campaigns is Mailchimp, and you can read their privacy policy here. PhotoForum never sells personal data. PhotoForum will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal data, however internet usage is not entirely secure. For this reason, we cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal data which are transferred from you or to you via the internet. We are committed to notifying the ICO promptly should we become aware of any data breach.

How do we store your data?

Your information is stored securely by our email partner, Mailchimp.

How long will we keep your personal information?

We will hold your data until you request we remove it.

Social media

Please note that PhotoForum operates a number of social media pages (including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram). This policy covers how PhotoForum will use any data collected from those pages, but it does not cover how those social media platforms will use your personal information. Please ensure you read the privacy policy of the social media platform in question and make use of the privacy settings and reporting mechanisms to control how your data is used.

What are your rights surrounding personal data?

  • The right in certain circumstances to have inaccurate personal data rectified, blocked, erased or destroyed
  • The right to prevent your data being used for direct marketing
  • The right of access to a copy of the information we hold about you (known as a subject access request)

If you wish to exercise any of these rights please contact hello@photo-forum.org

How can you withdraw your consent?

You can request that we delete your data at any time. Please contact hello@photo-forum.org to have your data removed.

How can you register a complaint?

If you have a complaint about how PhotoForum has used your personal information, please email hello@photo-forum.org. You can also complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office