Data Privacy - Sian Tyrrell

Sian T. Photography Data Privacy Statement

Please be assured that I take client data privacy very seriously.  If you have any concerns at all please contact me on sian@siantphoto.com


Why do I collect personal data?

In order to provide you with the very best photography services, I need to collect from you certain personal data.  Under the Data Protection Act 2018 (UK)/General Data Protection Regulations the legal basis for collecting this personal data is Contract - i.e. we have a contract for me to provide you with services and to do that I need some information about you.

This data enables me to communicate with you about your photographs and your photography session and to make sure you receive the services you need.  

If you are kind enough to sign a model release allowing me to use images of you for my own purposes, I will need to keep your name, email address and signature as a permanent record of that agreement.


What do I do with your personal data?

Your personal data will be used only to communicate with you about the photography services you have requested.  I don't do mass email or postal marketing so you won't get any of that. 

You will be asked upon signing your contract if you wish to receive occasional personal emails from me about offers and products that are relevant to you - if you don't want to receive these emails you simply don't opt in.  If at any time you'd like to change your mind simply email me at sian@siantphoto.com.

I use the service Signable to manage the contracts and model releases and they act as data processor for me.  Their Privacy Policy and Data Security Policy is here for you to refer to if you wish.

I use Smugmug to provide my website and client galleries - their Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions are here to refer to if you wish.


How long do I keep your personal data?

If you are a client of mine, i.e. we have a contract, I am legally required to keep your data, including that contract and associated personal data for a period of 7 years after the contract is complete.  If you have contacted me about services but have not become a client, I delete your emails after 1 year.

Signed contracts and releases (paper and electronic) are stored securely with access limited only to myself.


What about your images?

Under no circumstances will I share, license or sell your images to any third parties without obtaining your specific consent through a contract or model release.   Likewise I only use images on my website, social media and print marketing for which I have obtained model releases.

I use Smugmug to provide your online gallery which is always either password protected or restricted only to you. Their Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions are here to refer to if you wish.

If you purchase images from me, whether digital or in print, you take full responsibility for the security and protection of those images once you have taken custody of them.

If you have signed a Model Release, I will always abide by the terms of that release and will retain that release and your contact information permanently in order to contact you about that model release.


How do I get in touch?

If you have any questions, requests or complaints  relating to data privacy at Sian T. Photography, please get in touch with me direct at sian@siantphoto.com.



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