privacy policy

This privacy policy outlines the manner in which Galina Walls obtains, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users of website in compliance with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This privacy policy applies only to this website.

What personal data we collect, why we collect it and who we share it with

Contact forms

In order to deal with enquiries, feedback, service requests or support needs the users of this website may be asked to submit minimal personal information as appropriate, such as name, email and phone number. This data will never be sold or shared with the third parties and will only be retained for a reasonable duration necessary to respond to enquiries and handle requests in a diligent manner.

Newsletter subscriptions

You may have subscribed to our Urban Portraits Dumfries project newsletter.  Your subscription data was collected and stored by Mailchimp service that is GDPR compliant. If you wish to cancel your subscription please click the Unsubscribe link at the  bottom the newsletter email and you’ll never receive it again. Your data will be removed.

Comments and user registrations

Comments are switched off due to excessive spam. No user registrations or logins are required.


No cookies are initiated by this website itself.


To improve the content of this website and its search rankings Google Analytics tracking is used. Tracked data is anonymised and mostly analyses visitors’ behaviour in statistics terms. It records a number of visits to this website, duration of visits, load times, bounce rate, popular pages and posts,  which countries visitors come from, from which platform the website was accessed, etc. The technical data including the user’s IP address will be transmitted to Google in the United States of America and may be passed to third parties.

Embedded content from social media platforms

Articles on this website may include embedded content (e.g. images from our Pinterest boardsor posts from our Instagram account, Youtube videos  etc.). Embedded content from social media platforms behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the relevant social media sites.

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

If you don’t want this data collected please browse in privacy mode or log out of your social media accounts in advance.

What rights you have over your data

If the commenting function is switched on and you have logged in and 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.

How we protect your data

We are committed to protecting the privacy and the confidentiality of the personal information of visitors to our website. We have the SSL Certificate installed to ensure secure encrypted traffic between the web server and the web browser via HTTP/sftp protocol.

Every effort is being made to minimise occasions requesting or retaining any personal information from you.

Personal data obtained via contact forms with your consent is stored in password protected environment and for a limited time only. Anti-malware and anti-virus software is installed.

Additional privacy information

As an event and street photographer Galina Walls often takes images of people  for journalistic, editorial, educational and art purposes in public spaces under the conditions where obtaining consent of everyone is impossible.

If you find an image of yourself or your family on this website that you want to be removed for privacy reasons, please contact Galina and ask for the removal specifying the page URL and the image in question.

How to contact us if you have a privacy-related request

Please use the Contact Us form on Get in Touch page. If your request is related to our social media posts, please use the relevant direct messaging facilities on each platform.