Data Privacy Policy

Beanphoto Data Privacy Policy

Who I am

Established in 2004 by Jonathan Bean, Jonathan Bean Photography (or “Beanphoto” for short) is a sole-trader business providing photographic services to businesses and the general public. At Beanphoto I am committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of my website visitors. In particular, I want you to know that Beanphoto is not in the business of selling, renting or trading email lists with other companies and businesses for marketing purposes. I just don’t do that sort of thing. But just in case you don’t believe me, in this Privacy Policy, I’ve provided lots of detailed information on when and why I collect your personal information, how I use it, the limited conditions under which I may disclose it to others and how I keep it secure. Now grab a cuppa and read on…

Types of data I collect

Beanphoto identifies itself as a Data Controller under Data Protection law. You may lodge a complaint with the ICO in the event of Beanphoto’s non-compliance with applicable Data Protection law, or the relevant competent authority in your legal jurisdiction. Beanphoto is a cloud-enabled business, meaning that during the normal course of interacting with Beanphoto, your personal data may be stored outside of the EU. I only use Cloud services (such as Dropbox and Insightly) that have met the necessary standards such as ISO 27001 and the US-EU Privacy Shield to protect and store your data. I cannot absolutely guarantee the security of any information that you transmit to me via the internet and remind you that you do so at your own risk. All personal details – Personally Identifiable Information (PII) are held on encrypted devices, protected with password protection which where possible is dual-factor authenticated.

Website Cookies

Like most websites, the Beanphoto website use non-personally identifying ‘cookies’ to collect information. Cookies are small data files which are placed on your computer or other devices (such as smart ‘phones or ‘tablets’) as you browse the website. They are used to ‘remember’ when your computer or device accesses my website, and to enable shopping cart purchases. I do not use cookies to collect or record information on your name, address or other contact details. These cookies are stored on your computer or other device when you access my website.

If you want to disable cookies you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies. How you can do this will depend on the specific browser you use. N.B. My website may not operate properly if cookies are switched off.

Google Analytics

When someone visits I use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect non-personally identifying standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. I do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. I do not make and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting my website.

Mailing Lists

Beanphoto does not currently operate a mailing list but may do so in the future. I do store name and contact details of enquiries made into my services. I use that information for a couple of reasons: to tell you about stuff you’ve asked me to tell you about; to contact you if I need to obtain or provide additional information; to check my records are right and to check every now and then that you’re happy and satisfied. I don’t rent or trade your data with other organisations and businesses.

I use a third-party provider, Insightly, to store my customer enquiries. Please see Insightly’s privacy policy here. You can unsubscribe to my mailings at any time of the day or night by emailing me at

Financial Transactions

Beanphoto uses HSBC banking in the UK and Wave Accounting for financial management and handling transaction. To complete these transactions I may require additional, personally-identifying information such as bank account number, sort code, debit card numbers etc. Please be assured that Beanphoto will only keep your personal data in line with the minimum statutory period required, normally in the case of financial records this is 6 years. Please note that Beanphoto has a legitimate interest and legal obligation in retaining your personal data for legal and financial record keeping purposes. I use the third-party services HSBC Bank, Wave Accounting and Stripe to complete financial transactions on my behalf. You can read how each of these services treats your data by viewing their privacy policies here: HSBC Bank | Wave Accounting | Stripe

Access to your personal information

Under the 2018 GDPR legislations, you are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that I hold. Email your request to me (as the appointed data protection officer) at

Changes to this Privacy Notice

This Policy was established on May 24th 2018. Any changes to this policy will be posted on the Beanphoto website at

Policy established: 24/05/2018.