Privacy Policy


All the photographs purchased or displayed on this website are the copyright of Michelle Payne-Gale/A Black & White Affair.

Michelle Payne-Gale/A Black & White Affair grants limited reproduction rights for personal use, of digital files purchased from the art collection or as part of a headshot/portrait package.

Personal and non-commercial uses including producing prints, posters, canvasses and computer or electronic media projects.

The user licence excludes the re-sale of the digital files (or items created from the files) for publicity, advertising or commercial use without the written permission from Michelle Payne-Gale/A Black & White Affair. If you are a third party and wish to use any of the images on this site, please get in contact. If any images are required for use on a public forum such as a social networking site, a credit to Michelle Payne-Gale/A Black & White Affair would be appreciated.


This Policy will explain when and why I collect personal information, and how I use it and keep it secure. By using this website, you are agreeing to be bound by this Policy.

You are welcome to browse this website without the need to provide any personal data. Processing of some personal data will be necessary in the event of booking photographic services or purchasing images.

Who is Collecting and can Access the Information?

I am the controller, and sole person with access, to any data that passes through my website. I will not share, sell or rent your information to any third parties for any marketing purposes.

What type of information is collected?

For analytics, I may anonymously collect your IP address, details on whether you are browsing via a computer, tablet or phone, which country you are in, which website pages are visited, and how long you stayed.

When you make an enquiry, or purchase products or services, I will take direct information from you, as to your name, address, phone number and details of your requirements.

If you purchase a product or service from me using an online payment method, your card information is held by a third party payment processor ( who specialise in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions. I will only receive notifications that a transaction has taken place, with the name of the payee, the date and the amount paid.

How is your information used?

Any information you provide will be used to carry out my contracted services, to request your comments or permission to feature your images in my portfolio, and to notify you of any changes to my services.

Who has access to your information?

I am the only person who will have access to information collected from you via the website. I will not share, sell or rent your information to any third parties for any marketing purposes.

Direct Marketing

I do not currently generate any direct mail for marketing purposes. I will only (personally) contact you with regards to any enquiry you make, or with regards to any photographic services we have agreed on.

Security Precautions

When you provide any personal information, I will take steps to secure it against loss or misuse, and my website is SSL-protected. However, as stringently as I will work to protect your personal data, information shared over the internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so you do transmit your personal information to me at your own risk.

Website galleries for photo shoots are password-protected, and you are responsible for sharing this password.

Any sensitive information such as credit or debit card details is encrypted and protected with 128 Bit encryption on SSL by the third party responsible to taking payments.

Visitors Aged 16 and Under

If you are aged 16 or under‚ please get a parent or guardian’s permission before you provide me with personal information.

Review of this Policy & Access to your Information

This Policy will be regularly reviewed, and was last updated in November 2018. If you have any concerns, please contact me.