Privacy Policy for
Harrier Aerial Photography Ltd

At harrieraerialphotography.co.uk, accessible from https://harrieraerialphotography.co.uk/, one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy document details the types of information that are collected and recorded by harrieraerialphotography.co.uk and how this data is used.

If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

We are a Data Controller of your information.

Harrier Aerial Photography Ltd’s legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Policy depends on the Personal Information we collect and the specific context in which we collect the information:

  • Harrier Aerial Photography Ltd needs to perform a contract with you
  • You have given Harrier Aerial Photography Ltd permission to do so
  • Processing your personal information is in Harrier Aerial Photography Ltd legitimate interests
  • Harrier Aerial Photography Ltd needs to comply with the law

Harrier Aerial Photography Ltd will retain your personal information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our policies.

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. If you wish to be informed what Personal Information we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.

In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

  • The right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you.
  • The right of rectification.
  • The right to object.
  • The right of restriction.
  • The right to data portability
  • The right to withdraw consent

Log Files

harrieraerialphotography.co.uk follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Like any other website, harrieraerialphotography.co.uk uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.

For more general information on cookies, please read What Are Cookies.

You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

Children’s Information

Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.

harrieraerialphotography.co.uk does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Online Privacy Policy Only

Our Privacy Policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website with regards to the information that they shared and/or collect in harrieraerialphotography.co.uk. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

Consent

By using our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its terms.

Data Protection Code of Practice for Surveillance Cameras and Personal Information

Harrier Aerial Photography’s business operations involve the use of UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) capable of recording images and video. As such, we need to comply with data protection obligations covered by the ICO’s Data Protection Code of Practice for Surveillance Cameras and Personal Information.

The code states:

  • Where UAS are used for non-domestic purposes, operators should comply with data protection obligations. For example, when using UAS to access inaccessible areas, such as a roof to check for damage, its use should be limited to that specific function and recording should not occur when flying over other areas that may capture images of individuals.
  • The use of UAS have a high potential for collateral intrusion by recording images of individuals unnecessarily and therefore can be highly privacy intrusive, ie the likelihood of recording individuals inadvertently is high, because of the height they can operate at and the unique vantage point they afford. Individuals may not always be directly identifiable from the footage captured by UAS, but can still be identified through the context they are captured in or by using the devices ability to zoom in on a specific person. As such, it is very important that operators provide a strong justification for their use.
  • Performing a robust privacy impact assessment will help you decide if using UAS is the most appropriate method to address the need that you have identified.
  • It is important that the recording system on UAS can be switched on and off when appropriate. This is particularly important given the potential for the cameras to capture large numbers of individuals from a significant height. Unless operators have a strong justification for doing so, and it is necessary and proportionate, recording should not be continuous. This is something that we look at as part of our privacy impact assessment.
  • UAS cover the whole system, rather than just the device in the air, so the whole system must be compliant. Operators must ensure that any data which they have collected is stored securely, for example by Version 1.1 31 21/05/2015 – using encryption or another appropriate method of restricting access to the information. Operators should also ensure that data is retained for the minimum time necessary for its purpose and disposed of appropriately when no longer required.
  • Operators may be able to reduce the risk of collateral intrusion by incorporating privacy by design methods. For example, by procuring a device that has restricted vision so that its focus is only in one place. Privacy by design may be incorporated into our privacy impact assessment.
  • One major issue with the use of UAS is the fact that on many occasions, individuals are unlikely to realise that they are being recorded, or may not know that UAV have a camera attached. The challenge of providing fair processing information is something that operators must address. This could involve wearing highly visible clothing, placing signage in the area of operation explaining its use and having a privacy notice on a website that we direct people to, or some other form of privacy notice, so individuals can access further information.
  • Although these issues are the same as for any aerial vehicle with an attached camera, we have focused here on how UAS can be used as they are a novel device with the potential for a greater impact on privacy.

We comply fully with this code.

If you believe that you or your property have been inadvertently captured on film by a Harrier Aerial Photography drone, please contact us with the location, date and time of the incident.

We take every reasonable step to ensure that any unnecessary images caught inadvertently as part of our commercial work are deleted in line with your rights under the Data Protection Act.