Privacy notice

About this website

This website is Ric Barratt Photography and can be found at I have created this personal website to show some of my photographs and share some of my thoughts and opinions about landscape photography and related topics. In order for this website to function securely and efficiently, small amounts of personal information is collected and some of this data may be shared with third-party services as detailed below. I do not rent or sell personal information about you with other people or companies.

Information collected

Information collected automatically

As with most websites, some information is collected automatically. This includes:

  • Technical information – for example, your IP address (your address on the internet), your browser type and version, your operating system and platform;
  • Information about your visit – for example, which pages you visit and the the length of your visit.

This information may be saved on the webserver, emailed to me, or shared with third-party services for the purpose of website administration and security.

Why I collect this information

I may use this information for:

  • Administering the site and providing content in the most effective manner. For example, the layout of the site might change if you are using a mobile device;
  • Security purposes. For example, to help protect this site against suspected malicious activity;
  • Reducing the amount of spam;
  • Statistical purposes.

How long this information is kept

This information is normally kept for a few months before it is automatically deleted on the webserver and by the third-party services. In some cases this information may be kept for longer or indefinitely (for example, if your IP address is being used for malicious activity).

Asking for your data to be deleted

As this information is being used for the essential functioning and security of this website it is not usually possible to delete this information. However, in most cases this data is automatically deleted after a few months. If you are concerned please get in touch.

Use of cookies

Some of the third-party services may set cookies on your computer. Additionally, if you try to log in to this website then additional cookies may be set.

Personal information you supply

If you use the contact form or the comments forms on this website then you can share with me other personal information including:

  • Your name;
  • Your email address;
  • Any comment you wish to make;
  • Any other personal information that you voluntarily share.

This information will be combined with other information that has been collected automatically (such as your IP address). It will then be saved on the webserver and/or emailed to me. It may also be shared with third-party services for the purposes of reducing spam.

You do not need to use the contact and comment forms or supply your name and email address in order to access and use this website.

Why I collect this information

I may use this information for:

  • Reducing the amount of spam;
  • Replying to any messages that you send me;
  • Speeding up the approval of any other comments you make in the future;
  • Publishing your name and comments on this website.

How long this information is kept

If you use the contact and comments form then this information may be kept indefinitely.

Asking for your data to be deleted

If you would like to receive a copy of the information you have shared using the contact or comments forms, and that I still hold, or if you would like the information to be deleted, please get in touch. I cannot delete any data that I am legally required to keep, or that is required for the secure functioning of this website.

Use of cookies

If you leave a comment on my site you may opt in to saving your name and email address 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.

Who I share your information with

I share data with several third-party services for security and administrative purposes. The data shared includes some technical information about your visit, such as your IP address and what page you are accessing. If you use the comment or contact forms this information might also include your name and email address. Details about the services I use are set out below:


If you leave a comment, an anonymised 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 may be visible to the public in the context of your comment.


I use Akismet to reduce spam from the contact form and comments forms. You can read their privacy policy at


I use the Wordfence plugin by Defiant to aid with web security and prevent malicious activity. For more information please see the Wordfence privacy policy ( and the Defiant privacy policy ( Details of the cookies set can be found here:

Google Analytics

My website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). The information generated by the cookie about your use of my website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. I use IP Anonymization in order to remove part of your IP address before sending it to Google. Further information about Google’s privacy policy may be obtained from

Third party links

This site contains links to third-party websites. These are provided for your convenience only. If you follow these links please note that these sites have their own privacy policies and I do not accept any responsibility of liability for these policies. Please check these policies carefully before using or submitting any personal data to these website.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. YouTube videos, etc.). This content is provided for your convenience. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you had visited the other website directly.

These websites and services 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.

Please check carefully the privacy policies of the services which provide the embedded content. I do not accept any responsibility of liability for using this embedded content or the privacy policies of the service provider.

Notification of a data breach

Should I become aware of a data breach in which names and emails have been leaked I will endeavour to contact anyone affected as soon as possible.

Getting in touch

If you have any further questions about your data please use the contact form and I will get back in touch with you as soon as possible.