Our privacy policy brings all the boys to the yard, and they're like…
"Wow! This is a fascinating read!”

Most of us are understandably concerned about computers watching us while we sleep, and a cybernetic lack of privacy that will lead us to an inevitable dystopian future, just like a terrible Young Adult Fiction novel. If you lay awake a night worrying about these things too, here's our GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the DPA (Data Protection Act), and the PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations) polices, and all that jazz. If anything doesn't make sense then drop us a message and we'll help you out.

For instance, we never spam our customers with unwanted messages, and don’t share your data with anyone else for marketing purposes. All of our computer equipment and hard drives are encrypted, and we have ensured that the external services we use to administer our business and host our website, image galleries, etc, are also GDPR compliant.

In short, we take take your privacy seriously, and make sure we look after your personal data in the way we would want our own data handled. Our full GDPR policy is set out below

All hail the cybernetic overlords, may our data be a worthy sacrifice.
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The Dignums are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.
To the extent that the performance by The Dignums of their obligations under this Agreement involves the processing of personal data (as defined in the Date Protection Act 2018 (DPA) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (as amended, revised or replaced from time to time) on behalf of the Client, The Dignums agrees:

to process data solely in accordance with the instructions of the Client and the terms of this Agreement;

to implement and maintain such technical and organisational security measures as may be required to comply with the Author's data security obligations under the DPA and GDPR;

to notify the Client or any wedding guest of the Client and obtains its prior written approval to the transfer of personal data to a country or territory outside of the European Economic Area; and

to enter into such other written agreement in respect of the processing or transfer of personal data as the Author may require.

Unless you indicate otherwise, we will deem your instructions in respect of this wedding photography contract to constitute as appropriate consent for the maintenance and processing of your personal data under the provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The data protection representative is Toby Dignum, whom you can contact at ObscureMyEmail

We use Pic-Time to deliver digital files, their privacy policy can be viewed here.

For our clients, we process your data:

• in order to provide you with photography services and products; and

• in order to provide you with photography advice.

The legal basis for the processing of this data is processing necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party.

There may also be limited circumstances where our legal basis for processing is based upon your written consent (where we have sought it and you have provided it to us), in which case you can withdraw your consent at any time. You must give us notice that you are withdrawing your consent.

You have the following rights under the GDPR, in certain circumstances and subject to certain exemptions, in relation to your personal data:

• right to access the data - you have the right to request a copy of the personal data that we hold about you, together with other information about our processing of that personal data.

• right to rectification- you have the right to request that any inaccurate data that is held about you is corrected, or if we have incomplete information you may request that we update the information such that it is complete.

• right to erasure - you have the right to request us to delete personal data that we hold about you. This is sometimes referred to as the right to be forgotten.

• right to restriction of processing or to object to processing - you have the right to request that we no longer process your personal data for particular purposes, or to object to our processing of your personal data for particular purposes.

• right to data portability - you have the right to request us to provide you, or a third party, with a copy of your personal data in a structured, commonly used machine readable format.

If we are processing personal data based on your consent, you may withdraw that consent at any time. This does not affect the lawfulness of processing which took place prior to its withdrawal.

If you are unhappy with how we process your personal data, we ask you to contact us so that we can rectify the situation.

You may lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. The UK supervisory authority is the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Cookie monster! (recipe included)


This is the Cookie Policy for The Dignums, accessible from https://thedignums.com

What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites, this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your browsing experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it, and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored. However this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the site’s functionality.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

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The Cookies We Set

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Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.

As we sell services it's important for us to understand statistics about how many of the visitors to our site book us and as such this is the kind of data that these cookies may track. This is important to you as it means that we can accurately make business predictions that allow us to monitor our advertising and product costs to ensure the best possible price.

The Google AdSense service we use to serve advertising uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times that a given ad is shown to you.

For more information on Google AdSense see the official Google AdSense privacy FAQ.

Several partners advertise on our behalf and affiliate tracking cookies simply allow us to see if our customers have come to the site through one of our partner sites so that we can credit them appropriately and where applicable allow our affiliate partners to provide any bonus that they may provide you for making a purchase.

We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social networks in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

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In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.

As we sell services it's important for us to understand statistics about how many of the visitors to our site book us and as such this is the kind of data that these cookies may track. This is important to you as it means that we can accurately make business predictions that allow us to monitor our advertising and product costs to ensure the best possible price.

The Google AdSense service we use to serve advertising uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times that a given ad is shown to you.

For more information on Google AdSense see the official Google AdSense privacy FAQ.

Several partners advertise on our behalf and affiliate tracking cookies simply allow us to see if our customers have come to the site through one of our partner sites so that we can credit them appropriately and where applicable allow our affiliate partners to provide any bonus that they may provide you for making a purchase.

We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social networks in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.


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Cookie recipe


Ingredients:
150g softened salted butter
80g light brown muscovado sugar
80g white sugar
2tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
225g plain flour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/4 tsp salt
200g chocolate chips

Method:
Try not to eat all of the chocolate chips. Pre-heat your oven to 190C / 170C fan, and line two baking sheets with non-stick baking parchment.
Put the butter and both types of sugar into a bowl, and beat until creamy. Up to you whether you lick the spoon.

Beat in the vanilla extract and egg. Of course not the shell. Stop being ridiculous.

Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda, and salt into the bowl. Mix it all up.

Add the chocolate chips you HAVEN’T eaten and stir in.

Spoon small lumps of the mixture well apart onto your baking sheets.

Bake for 8-10 minutes until your cookies are light brown on the edges and still slightly soft in the centre.

Leave on the tray for a couple of minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.

EAT YOUR LOVELY COOKIES!

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