Whilst many people don’t mind their images being shared, the law is changing to protect those who do.


With new privacy laws which includes peoples images coming into place late May 2018, it’s important that you know your privacy and personal information is safe with your chosen photographer.

Whilst this is simple to ensure with family and friend sessions, this may be more difficult in companies, visitor sites or public spaces.

This can apply to all sorts of situations, from busy work places to public spaces, there’s many techniques we can use to be artistic, whilst being respectful to people when required too, as our images below demonstrate. (for situations where ‘informed consent’ is not being requested or given)

Where required, our customers may be requested to consent or decline in a tick box style to having recognisable images or names of people shared or used by Instinctive Photography, including other personal information. This will be standard practice for businesses.

We are happy to help companies we work with understand these laws as they need to comply to privacy too, yes your employees and visitors have rights.

Smart phones and social media are not so social anymore for in-house marketing, unless of course you know the drill.

We will only use email, names, addresses or other information for the purposes of the project, we do not harvest information for newsletters or spam of any kind.

Your images will be stored by instinctive for no longer than three months unless otherwise agreed. Plenty of time for you to download or order prints.

Once the agreed images have been taken by us, it’s then your responsibility that you share and use them wisely.

Our experience:

People may want their privacy respecting for many reasons, this can range from adopted children to people under protection programs or security type work, so it’s not always appropriate to question why someone does not wish to be photographed.

It’s always wise to review your social media settings if you are such a person or simply like your privacy.

All of our customers stored galleries or other information is password protected.












Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, or share information when you use our services, contact us or otherwise use our services through my page or related services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control.


To Fulfil your service, you must provide me with certain information, such as your name, email address, postal address and the details of the product or services provided.


I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

As needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your service and provide customer support;

If necessary to comply with a legal obligation such as retaining invoice information about your purchases if required by tax law;


Service Providers, I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services, such as printing companies, I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services. I’m happy for you to deal direct with printers.


I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, I generally keep your invoice data for the following time period: 4 years.


IF you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.

Change, restrictions, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent Exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request


I will never call or contact you to pay by credit card. Instinctive Photography only accepts cash and bank transfers.

You may however use credit cards to order prints or images through Pixieset who I use for gallery transfers and printing services.

I will never email you newsletters or offers.


For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Jon Scrimshaw, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may write to me at:

Jon Scrimshaw


40 Main Street
NG33 5RF