- An overview of data protection
Data collection on my website
Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?
The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator’s contact details can be found in the website’s required legal notice.
How do https://mikssels.com collect your data?
Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.
Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.
Analytics and third-party tools
You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard.
2. General information and mandatory information
3rd Floor, 11-12 St. James’s Square
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Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.
Notice concerning the party responsible for this website
The party responsible for processing data on this website is:
Miks Sels Photography
3 Grisla street
Telephone: +371 26325566
The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).
Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities
If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of Latvia / European Union
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion
As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.
3. Data collection on our website
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies.” They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device’s memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognise your browser when you next visit the site.
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in “server log files”. These are:
Browser type and browser version
Operating system used
Host name of the accessing computer
Time of the server request
These data will not be combined with data from other sources.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.
Should you send us questions via the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your permission.
We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1)(a) DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.
Leaving comments on this website
If you use the comment function on this site, the time at which you created the comment and your email address will be stored along with your comment, as well as your username, unless you are posting anonymously.
Storage of the IP address
Our comment function stores the IP addresses of those users who post comments. Since we do not check comments on our site before they go live, we need this information to be able to pursue action for illegal or slanderous content.
How long comments are stored
The comments and the associated data (e.g. IP address) are stored and remain on our website until the content commented upon has been completely deleted or the comments are required to be removed for legal reasons (slander, etc.).
The comments are stored based on your consent per Art. 6 (1) (a) DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
4. Analytics and advertising
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour to optimise both its website and its advertising.
We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.
You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Objecting to the collection of data
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site: Disable Google Analytics.
Demographic data collection by Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics’ demographic features. This allows reports to be generated containing statements about the age, gender, and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data. This collected data cannot be attributed to any specific individual person. You can disable this feature at any time by adjusting the ads settings in your Google account or you can forbid the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section “Refusal of data collection”.
This website uses the WordPress Stats tool to perform statistical analyses of visitor traffic. This service is provided by Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street # 343, San Francisco, CA 94110-4929, USA.
WordPress Stats cookies remain on your device until you delete them.
The storage of “WordPress Stats” cookies is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.
You can object to the collection and use of your data at any time with future effect by clicking on this link and setting an opt-out cookie in your browser: https://www.quantcast.com/opt-out/
If you delete the cookies on your computer, you will have to set the opt-out cookie again.
5. Plugins and tools
Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.
If you’re logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behaviour directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.
Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy
Our website uses features provided by the Vimeo video portal. This service is provided by Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.
If you visit one of our pages featuring a Vimeo plugin, a connection to the Vimeo servers is established. Here the Vimeo server is informed about which of our pages you have visited. In addition, Vimeo will receive your IP address. This also applies if you are not logged in to Vimeo when you visit our website or do not have a Vimeo account. The information is transmitted to a Vimeo server in the US, where it is stored.
If you are logged in to your Vimeo account, Vimeo allows you to associate your browsing behaviour directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account.
- Photography services
Miks Sels Photography (Miks Sels) is using cloud storage for edited pictures for clients: pixieset.com (Pixieset Media Inc., Vancouver, Canada). Pixieset is responsible for picture storage safety. See Terms here: https://pixieset.com/terms/. Miks Sels Photography (Miks Sels) is using external hard drives for backup storage. One of the external hard drives is stored in safe box and another hard drive is stored office premises. Miks Sels can publish pictures on his website (mikssels.com), Instagram (@mikssels), Facebook (@miksselsphotography) and other websites/blogs unless there is not agreement or e-mail chat with restrictions for publicity. Client is responsible for taking care of informing photographer about publicity restrictions. Pictures are the property of photographer Miks Sels.
- E-mail advertising
We collect your email address in order to:
• Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
• Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders.
• Send you additional information related to your product and/or service
• Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.
Miks Sels collect your e-mail through www.pic-time.com online photo delivery service to create email adds and promotions for photography services and www.pic-time.com provided products such as print, albums, canvas etc
With all the respect for your privacy in these days. Let me know if you disagree or you have your own idea what is data protection or data privacy.
Last Edited on 26/11/2020
Here you can read the main terms of contract between wedding couple (clients) and photographer (Miks Sels). These terms can change due to individual situation, location, needs, country, language an otherwise. This is just an example of standard contract terms of photography services.
Miks Sels (hereinafter — the “Photographer”), of the one part, and the couple (hereinafter — the “Happy Couple”), of the other part, hereinafter jointly referred to as the “Parties”, enter into the following service contract:
Subject and Scope of the Contract:
1.1. The Happy Couple assigns and the Photographer undertakes to carry out the photographing of the Happy Couple’s wedding and provide associated services 1.2.
1.2. The wedding shall be photographed in the form of a reportage in a pictorial format, as well as in group and individual photos.
1.3. The Photographer shall send thirty (30) photos selected by the Photographer to the Happy Couple by email within ten (10) business days and carry the processing of all the remaining photos within 90 calendar days, which shall include photo contrast adjustment, removal of photo defects (dust on the sensor), and photo framing adjustment, if necessary.
1.4. The order shall be deemed fulfilled, once the Photographer submits the processed photos in ‘jpeg’ format to the Happy Couple by sending a link to the ONLINE PRO gallery using pixieset.com (Pixieset Media Inc., Vancouver, Canada)
Rights and Duties of the Happy Couple:
2.1. Duties of the Happy Couple:
2.1.1. to send the wedding plan, the precise address and time of arrival to the Photographer no later than seven (7) days before the wedding;
2.1.2. to provide a hot meal to the Photographer (backstage) on the wedding day;
2.1.3. to plan a photo session on the wedding day for at least 1 hour (e.g., by dividing it into 30+20 minutes during the day and 10 minutes in the evening during sunset);
2.2. Rights of the Happy Couple:
– 2.1. to simultaneously use the services of another photographer without agreeing with the Photographer. In the event an additional photographer or video operator is ensured on the wedding day, the Photographer contracted hereunder shall have the right to specify his/her location to another photographer during photographing;
– 2.2. to specify preferable plots and places of photographing to the Photographer.
Rights and Duties of the Photographer:
3.1. Duties of the Photographer:
– 1.1. to arrive for photographing, wearing clean and neat clothes and footwear, being physically fit;
– 1.2. to provide spare photo equipment necessary for the photographing process (second camera, flash, necessary lenses, elements of current, memory cards);
– 1.3. to provide the necessary consultations and recommendations to the young couple and attendants during the process of photographing to ensure the best quality of the service possible.
– 1.4. in the event the Photographer is unable to provide the service due to his/her health condition or an accident related to the Photographer or his/her relatives, the Photographer shall provide assistance to the Happy Couple in order to ensure the services of another equivalent photographer and shall refund to the Happy Couple the advance payment received in accordance with Clause 4.2 herein.
3.2. Rights of the Photographer:
3.2.1. to reduce the amount of services to be provided due to particularly unfavourable weather conditions (wind, rain, blizzard), in the event of inappropriate premises, in the event other photographers and/or more than one video operator participate in the process of photographing, or in the event the young couple fails to devote the time necessary for photographing;
3.2.2. to use wedding photos for the purposes of self-advertisement, at exhibitions, in competitions and for publicity on social media: facebook.com, instagram.com, pinterest.com, mikssels.com an other websites or wedding blogs. Happy Couple is informed that Photographer will photograph wedding guests and wedding service employees and pictures can be published on social media: facebook.com, instagram.com, pinterest.com, mikssels.com an other websites or wedding blogs.
3.2.3. to discontinue the provision of the service, notifying the Happy Couple in advance, in the event of disrespectful attitude to the photographer, if the actions of wedding guests threaten the life or health of the Photographer during the wedding, or the photo equipment is deliberately damaged, or it is attempted to cause damage;
3.2.4. to keep the advance payment made by the Happy Couple in accordance with Clause 4.2 herein in the event the Happy Couple refuses from the services of the Photographer. The only option to save the advance payment – if the Happy Couple changes the date of their wedding day and the Photographer is available at that date.
3.2.5. to use artistic freedom on the day of the provision of the service by independently choosing the position, place, and framing of photographing.
3.2.6. to use photos for selling in photo stocks (for example Adobe Stock, Shutterstock … ) if people face is not recognizable. For example, details, nature, interior, rings, flowers, decorations.
4.1. The remuneration for the work performed by the Photographer in accordance with Clause 1 herein shall with the chosen service package.
4.2. Upon signing this Contract, the Happy Couple shall make an advance payment to the Photographer in the amount of 30%. The Photographer shall be deemed booked for the fulfillment of the order only after the advance payment is received.
4.3. The remaining share and travel costs of the Contract amount shall be paid by the Happy Couple to the Photographer before the wedding or on the wedding day.
5.1. Should force majeure circumstances such as natural catastrophes; military activities; laws and decisions adopted by authorities, which make the fulfillment stipulated hereunder impossible, occur, the Parties shall be discharged from liability for the non-fulfillment or improper fulfillment of provisions of this Contract;
5.2. In the event of occurrence of force majeure circumstances referred to in Clause 5.1 herein, the terms of fulfillment of obligations hereunder shall be prolonged according to the period of existence of these circumstances.
6.1. This Contract has been drawn upon two (2) pages, in two (2) identical copies, one copy for each Party.
6.2. By signing this Contract, the Happy Couple certifies that each party (spouse) has been familiarised with the content of this Contract and agrees to the provisions of this Contract.
6.3. Should any questions arise during the performance of this Contract with regard to the subject of this Contract, which is not stipulated herein, the Parties shall record them as supplements to the signed Contract, which shall become the integral parts of this Contract.