Privacy and Cookies Policy

 1. Identity and contact information

This Privacy Policy is provided by George Markatis Photography (“us”, “GMP” or “our company”). It covers your rights in relation to the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and explains how GMP complies with the GDPR.

GMP is both the controller and a processor of all personal data collected.

Date these Privacy and Cookies Policies were last modified: 18th October 2018

Contact information:

George Markatis Photography

Odissea Androutsou 8 Athens, Chaidari 12461

Phone: +306944772560



 2. Compliance declaration

Both GMP and this website,, comply with the GDPR which comes into effect on the 25th of May 2018. This Privacy Policy is updated whenever changes are made to relevant data protection legislation.

 3. Your rights under the GDPR

Under the GDPR, you have a number of different rights relating to your personal data and how it is processed. They are as follows:

  • Right to be informed about the collection and use of your personal data.
  • Right to access your personal data, and any supplementary information which constitutes personal data.
  • Right to have your personal data rectified; this means you can ask us to correct your personal data if it changes, turns out to be inaccurate, or is incomplete.
  • Right to have your personal data deleted; this means that you have the right to request the deletion or removal of your personal data. There are some circumstances when you do not have this right.
  • Right to restrict us processing your personal data.
  • Right to data portability.
  • Right to object to us processing your personal data.
  • Rights related to automated decision-making including profiling.

Some of the rights are complex.  Accordingly, you should read the relevant laws and guidance from the regulatory authorities for a full explanation of these rights. For further information you may consult

 4. The data GMP collect, how GMP use it and why

Cookies and website visitor tracking

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

For GMP, the purpose of using cookies is to better understand visitor demographics to this site so that improvements can be made, as well as informing marketing and sales strategies in the future. This website makes use of several cookies, most notably ones relating to Google Analytics and Facebook Pixel. We also make use of a plugin that enables us to defend against malicious attacks, which uses a cookie to understand whether you are a genuine user or a robot.

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

(a) (Chrome);

(b) (Firefox);

(c) (Opera);

(d) (Internet Explorer);

(e) (Safari); and


Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

Client contact information

We use personal data, provided directly and voluntarily to us by clients, for two purposes. The first is to carry out our contractual obligations. This means that it’s information we need to do our job. This personal data includes: names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers and further information which we need to complete your photography requirements.

The second purpose is for us to analyse and understand behaviour of our clients to assist us in relation to sales and marketing exercises. For example, to better understand where you heard about GMP and whether you choose to book us. This is a legitimate interest and a reasonable expectation that most people would have about a business.

More detailed information

If you want to contact us with questions about your personal data, wish to exercise any of your rights, or ask us further detailed questions, please use our website contact form, email us at or call us using the phone number on the top of this page.

5. Sharing information with third parties

Other than those third parties mentioned in this Privacy Policy and listed below, GMP shall not pass your personal data to any third party.

Your personal data may, subject to our obligations to comply with data protection legislation, be shared with the following third parties:

  • ‘Second photographers or videographers’ or ‘Associate photographers and videographers’ who join us on photo shoots and need information to be able to do their job;
  • Having taken precautions to maintain the security of such personal data, we may in certain circumstances share personal data with legal, regulatory and law enforcement bodies;
  • In anonymised form, we may share personal data with data aggregators and platform providers as part of an analysis of user metrics or sales performance (including but not limited to Google and Facebook);
  • We may disclose your name and contact details to our suppliers or subcontractors such as album makers insofar as reasonably necessary for delivery of your final product.

In certain circumstances we may also share your personal data with third party media businesses for the purposes of marketing our offerings, improving our services, and running a profitable business. These third-party businesses may include, wedding magazines/publications, wedding websites, social media sites, or other outlets, with the aim of raising public awareness of our business.

 6. Security, storage and data retention

The hosting facilities for our website and email account are situated in Amsterdam, NL and provided by Siteground which is GDPR compliant. With their Privacy and Cookies Policy you can get acquainted here

Our website has also installed SSL Certificate and Antivirus Plugin to ensure the data protection of our website visitors.

GMP retains full details of your personal data for as long as it takes to complete your photography requirements. We will delete your personal data two years after completion of your photography requirements. If you would like us to delete your personal data before this time, you have the right to request us to do so.

 7. Your consent

By using this site and/or engaging us on our Terms and Conditions, you agree to be bound by this Privacy policy.

 8. Your right to withdraw consent

You have the right to withdraw your consent to be bound by this Policy at any time. If you wish to do so, please use website contact form, phone number or email written on the top of this page. You also have the right, as set out above, to withdraw your consent to our processing your personal data.

 9. Amendments

We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.