Privacy policy

Updated Privacy policy in line with the the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) effectual from 25th May 2018. This notice explains how I use your personal information I collect from you through this website.



Collecting your personal data


Most pages on this website can be accessed without having to give out personal information. If, however, you decide to contact me, create an account and/or make a purchase, I will need your:

     - full name

     - email address

     - home address (only when purchasing)

     - phone number (only when purchasing)


Photographs of people are also considered personal data. This means that due to the nature of the job I do, this is one extra bit of information that I collect when working at various fencing competitions and events that you and/or your child(ren) may be attending.


Should you and/or your child(ren) wish not to be photographed at fencing competitions or events that I also attend, please feel free to come up to me and let me know.



How I collect your personal data


Contact form: when you get in touch with me by using the Contact form, you will be asked to provide your name and email address. This Contact form is linked to two of my email accounts both of which are securely protected by passwords.


Creating an account: if you decide to create an account, your first and last name, and your email address will be required. You will also be asked to provide a password that you should never share with anyone.


Payment: all transactions go through PayPal which means that I do not collect or have access to your bank details. 

PayPal is an online payment service provider. Payments are processed via so-called PayPal accounts, which represent virtual private or business accounts. PayPal is also able to process virtual payments through credit cards when a user does not have a PayPal account. A PayPal account is managed via an e-mail address, which is why there are no classic account numbers. (For more information, please visit:


Please note that creating an account is not required when purchasing from the website.


As an added security measure, the automatic order approval has now been changed to manual. This means that all future purchases will have to be approved by me first.


Please be advised that you need to be 18 years or over to make a purchase.



How I store your personal data


To prevent misuse, loss, unauthorised access or modification, I do my best to ensure all your personal data are well protected and stored securely - both online and offline.


Online: this website operates by using a photo selling software, and all your personal data (including the photographs) are stored on my secured web server hosted by a reliable and GDPR compliant company ( 


Offline: I use password protected hard drives to keep back-ups of all the photographs currently or previously featured on the website. I also store some information on paper at my office in a locked filing cabinet.


I intend to store all your data for unlimited time in case something (a photograph or other information) is needed in the future.



Using (processing) your personal data


First and foremost, your name, home and email address, and phone number will never be shared with anyone by me.


Photographs taken of you and/or your child(ren) at various fencing competitions and events will be used as follows:

     - featured on this website for a certain amount of time (disk space permitting)

  - featured on the Leon Paul Fencing Centre ( and associated websites (, 

     - featured on the Leon Paul and Leon Paul Fencing Centre Facebook pages

     - featured on the Leon Paul and Leon Paul associated Instagram page


Occasionally, British Fencing ( may ask me for some photographs taken at competitions.


I, personally, have no intention to use these photographs in any other way. They are displayed on this website for you to have a look and potentially order one or more of them. 

If, however, for any reason I would like to use any of the photographs currently or previously featured on this website, I will make sure to get in touch with you and ask for your permission. 



Your rights to your personal data


You are entitled to know what personal information I keep about you. This means that you have the right to:

     - access your data,

     - rectify any mistakes relating to your data

     - erase your data

     - stop processing your data

     - receive an electronic copy of your data

     - object to my processing of your data

     - object to any automated decision making that I may do using your personal data

     - receive a notification of any breach of your personal data


If you have an account on this website, you can easily do all of the above. Or you can ask me to do it for you simply by sending me an email to 



About cookies


This website uses only technical and functional cookies.

These cookies are necessary for the operation of this website. They ensure that the website works properly and remember, for example, your preferences. 

You can opt out of cookies by setting your internet browser so that it does not store cookies anymore. In addition, you can also delete all information previously saved via the settings of your browser.





In case you have any question, remark, request, complaint regarding this notice or your personal information, or simply wish to have a certain photograph or photographs removed from any of the galleries, please get in touch with me at