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Creative Shots is a small informal and independent photography group based in Colchester, Essex.

Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (aka GDPR) is a new and far-reaching privacy regulation that takes effect from 25th May 2018. 

This privacy policy sets out how Colchester Creative Shots adheres to this policy.

This privacy policy may be updated on occasion. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 25th May 2018.

Colchester Creative Shots is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected by collecting minimal and lawful data at all times.

Data collected when you use this website


When you visit this website for the first time, a small text file called a cookie asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies are small pieces of data stored on your device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to ‘remember’ you and your preferences. They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors.

If you agree, the file is added. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the Website.

Online Contact form

If you complete the online contact form, you are asked for your name and email address only. These are used only for lawful and legitimate processing i.e. enabling a response to your query. We do not at any time pass your details on to any third-party unless we have your explicit permission or the law requires us to do so.

Links to other Websites

This Website contains links to other websites. However, once you have used these links to leave this site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should regard the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

If You Become A Member

If you register with the Message Board

To enable full benefit of club membership, it is recommended you subscribe to Colchester Creative Shots’ message board. If you register you are explicitly giving consent to receive the posting notifications by email and other standard message board services. You can unsubscribe at any time by contacting the administrator at

What information we collect

We may collect the following information from you:
• Name
• Email address
• URL of any personal photography website
• Mobile telephone number

What we do with the information we gather

• Provide a list of members for other members.
• Internal record keeping.
• Keeping you informed of Colchester Creative Shots news and activities and any other legitimate club business.

Security and data breaches

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

If we become aware of any data breaches, we will inform you within 72 hours.

Controlling your personal information

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you. Please email

If you believe that any information we hold on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us at the above address as soon as possible.  We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

The GDPR 2018 gives you the right to be forgotten or removed from our records at anytime. Please email and we will erase any details we hold on you.

Safeguarding Policy

Colchester Creative Shots provide membership to over 18s only. If any details of under 18s are received they will be erased once responded to.

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