From today new rules in data privacy comes into force. Showmasters has a commitment to protecting individuals privacy and data, and have taken steps to ensure we comply with all the new regulations that are coming into affect.
If we didn’t have an opt-in on record for an email address we held, we have this week, emailed all those addresses to re-confirm desires to stay in contact with us. Anyone who did not respond to the email will receive no further communications from us.
Our email data is only used to promote Showmasters Events, these can include Film & Comic Con, London Film & Comic Con, Collectormania, Destination Star Trek, Sherlocked and Massive Events.
It has come to our attention that there is some confusion regarding the future of our photo shoot digital sales website, in light of the new laws. This service is a popular addition to our photo shoots, and is an optional addition if you purchase a photo shoot at any of our events.
The new privacy laws do include images/photos being published online. The new laws state that the publisher of the photo needs to seek permission from the individual if they publish their image online and identify that individual as being in that image, or use image recognition software that can enable others to identify/tag them on that website/platform.
As we DO NOT identify the indiividuals in our photo shoots, bar the actor they are with, we are not infringing on individuals privacy as per the new laws, it is also not possible within our website software for others to identify individuals on our platform. Therefore we are still able to keep this service open for our visitors to purchase their prints digitally as we are not infringing individual’s privacy and they remain anomynous.
This is something we take very seriously. Recently we were unable to offer our DST Germany photo shoots online for digital sale due to additional German laws being in place in relation to individuals right to privacy, and in that case we did not upload the photos to this service.
We are aware that the rules regarding image privacy are still being reviewed by the boards involved, so we will be keeping an eye on any additions that may be added to the laws, and at that time will review this service with any future updates that may come into force regarding image privacy online.
Photo shoot images remain the property of Showmasters Events/Massive Events and all T&Cs are clearly listed with photo shoot sales at point of sale. If you do not wish to have your image published on the digital copies website our best advice would be to not use the Photo Shoot service our events offer.