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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This website is owned and managed by Michelle Chaplow.
The website address is:
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
If you Subscribe to the the blog on this website we collect
your name and email address, this is so that we can advise you by email of a new blog post.
This data will not be shared with any third party.

Blog Post comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, name, email, optionally website url and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

The European Union (EU) has authored and enforces the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This website strives to meet successful criteria as defined by the GDPR laws and standards.

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Spam detection
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Contact forms
If you enter data into the contact form on this website we collect
your name and email address and comment, this is so that we can reply to you by email.
This data will not be shared with any third party.

If you enter data into a contact form data might be retained within a business database and/or an email inbox. This information is stored indefinitely. This feature is provided as convenient means of electronically communicating between the user and Hotel Essence Photography via email.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


This website is supported by Google Analytics.
If you do not agree to have your data tracked by Google Analytics please opt-out here

Additional information
We protect your data by keeping it in password protected files and email systems-

What data breach procedures we have in place
In event of a breach, we will inform all subscribers.

Contact information

Michelle Chaplow
Hotel Essence Photography
Avda. del Carmen 9,
Ed. Puertosol Planta 1, Oficina 30
Estepona 29680 (Malaga) Spain
Telephone: +34 952 897 865