Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Mick Sharp and Jean Williamson do not sell, share, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless you have asked us to, we have secured your permission, or we are required by law to do so (eg: provide details of customers &/or orders for tax purposes).

We do not have an electronic/digital database or mailing list of customers and colleagues, and we do not keep such details in the address book of our computer email package.

We do have paper file cards containing basic details of photography projects undertaken with publishers, heritage organisations, picture researchers and authors. We used to send out occasional mailshots about our photo library and books, but we do not do this now. We do occasionally contact colleagues (many of whom are friends) about possible projects etc.

If you send an email (which is not obviously phishing or spam) to our website contact address we assume that you would like a reply and we act accordingly. We regularly delete emails, but we do keep some on our computer for reference, especially if they concern an ongoing project or form part of a long-standing correspondence.

If you make a purchase through our website, we are required to keep those details in our paper accounts for at least six years for income tax purposes.

When you make a purchase through our website you will be sharing payment information with PayPal who facilitate the payments: they do not share a customer’s account and card details with us. For further information please check their privacy policy.

Our website is run by Amazing Internet Ltd who use cookies for statistical analysis of webpage traffic, and to provide basic statistics to us on which pages are being viewed, how often and when, and which search terms and links are being used. Please see Amazing Internet’s privacy statement for further details.

The people on our links pages are known personally to us, but we can make no guarantees regarding their privacy statements, and we are not responsible for their use of any details that you supply to them. We routinely delete cookies and viewing history from the sites we visit.

Obviously, in the case of a mail order we must supply a customer’s name and delivery address (as supplied by the customer) to a postal service or courier.

For further information or concerns, please use the ‘contact us’ page of our website.

General Cookies

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive or other data storage device. Once you agree, the file is added. Cookies allow websites to respond to you as an individual. The website can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use two cookies which are essential to the running of this site. One stores the viewer's choice regarding the setting of cookies (this lasts for 1 year unless deleted by the user via their browser settings), and the other is a session cookie which allows use of the functionality of site for the duration of that browser session, at the end of which it is deleted. Neither cookie allows any tracking or analytics.

If you continue to use the site, these cookies will be set.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies using the slide-up panel at the bottom of our website. You can change your preferences at any time by clicking on the Cookies link in the footer which will redisplay the slide-up panel.

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