Privacy Policy

Sean Sillick Photography Privacy Policy

Last updated: 24/05/2018

In very basic terms Sean Sillick Photography totally respects your personal information and will only ask you for what information we really need from you.  We will look after it in the same way we would want ours looking after by keeping it secure.  We will only share it with others where we need their help us deliver our service to you (such as a professional printing laboratory who may need your name and address to post your purchases).  Be assured that we will never share your information in any other circumstances – nor will we sell it on elsewhere.    Here are more details –



We take your privacy very seriously. This privacy policy has been prepared in line with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which promotes fairness and transparency for all individuals in respect of their personal data. This privacy policy applies to all data we process, and by using any services provided by Sean Sillick Photography you consent to our collection and use of such data.  If you would like to get in touch about anything in this policy or about your personal data then please contact Sean Sillick our Data Protection Officer at


  1. The Data we collect and why we use it.

As a data controller we collect a variety of data in order to deliver our services, and we will manage your personal data transparently, fairly and securely.  We have provided further detail below about the specific types of data we collect and our reasons for doing so.

We collect the following data – Your first and last name, your email address, sign up I.P. address, company name and website (if applicable), phone number, contact and billing address, postcode, latitude and longitude, bank details, optional images, gmtoff, dstoff, country code and time zone.

  • We use this data to deliver our services to you and personalise your experience, as well as to market our services plus for security and authentication purposes
  • We collect this data using the lawful basis of consent and/or for the performance of a contract or to take steps to enter into a contract

Obviously being a photographic business we also create and manage images as per our contractual agreement(s).

When someone visits our website we collect cookies so we can personalise your experience for marketing and data analysis purposes.  Cookies are small pieces of data that websites send to a user’s computer and are stored on the user’s web browser. They are designed to enable the website to remember information relating to your visit and its use.  We use third party services such as Google Analytics and Statcounter to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way that does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow third party services to make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.


  1. Which third parties do we share Personal Data with?

We share personal data with the following third parties in order to deliver our services or fulfil our obligations to you. The below are either email, newsletter or payment service providers, website or hosting service providers, social media service provider, printing labs or they assist with our accounts and record keeping.

With the following third parties the data is not transferred outside of the European Economic Area and is protected by the GDPR – Paypal, TSOhost, Lightblue Software, Simlab, Aperture Books.

With the following third parties the data is transferred outside of the European Economic Area to the United States under the protection of EU/US Privacy Shield – Google, Yahoo, Stripe, Instaproofs, Facebook, MailChimp, Code 42 Software Inc, Defiant Inc, Instagram.

There are also certain situations in which we may share access to your personal data without your explicit consent; for example, if required by law, to protect the life of an individual, or to comply with any valid legal process, government request, rule or regulation.


  1. Why do we share your Personal Data with the above?

We share your data in order to deliver our service to you, for marketing purposes, to personalise your experience, and to provide account access etc.

We may transfer personal data to a country outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) if necessary eg if a third party we utilise could have servers located outside of the EEA. If this is the case, we will either obtain your consent or otherwise ensure that the transfer is legal and your data is secure by following the EU’s guidelines. You can see above where we send data outside of the EEA and on what basis we do so.


  1. How do we keep your personal data secure?

We keep your data secure :

  • by following internal policies of best practice and training for staff
  • by having Back-Up provision

In the unlikely event of a criminal breach of our security we will inform the relevant regulatory body within 72 hours and, if your personal data were involved in the breach, we will also inform you.


  1. Changes to our privacy policy and control

We may change this privacy policy from time to time. When we do, we will let you know by changing the date on this policy, notifying customers of only significant changes. By continuing to access or use our services after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised privacy policy.


  1. You have the following rights –
  • –  the right to be informed about the collection and use of your personal data
  • –  the right of access to your personal data and any supplementary information
  • –  the right to have any errors in your personal data rectified
  • –  the right to have your personal data erased
  • –  the right to block or suppressing the processing of your personal data
  • –  the right to move, copy or transfer your personal data from one IT environment to another
  • –  the right to object to processing of your personal data in certain circumstances, and
  • –  rights related to automated decision-making (i.e. where no humans are involved) and profiling (i.e. where certain personal data is processed to evaluate an individual).

We also give you the option to manage your data via:

  • Email
  • Telephone
  • By writing to us

While we do not hold personal data any longer than we need to, the duration will depend on your relationship with us and we may keep some records for up to 7 years after our working contract with you has finished for Tax reasons, reflecting the Statute of Limitations.

After this time we will archive your photographs indefinitely along with your relevant details and consent forms. This is due to requests for replacement images being made several years after being taken.


  1. About us

We are Data Receipt and our address is 114 Ashley Common Road, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 5AS, United Kingdom. You can contact our Data Protection Officer Sean Sillick at