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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy Notice

This privacy policy notice is for this website: and is served by Applecross Photographic Gallery, Camusterrach, Applecross, Strathcarron IV54 8ND, United Kingdom, and governs the privacy of those who use it. The purpose of this policy is to explain to you how we control, process, handle and protect your personal information while browsing or using this website, including your rights under current laws and regulations. If you do not agree to the following policy you may wish to cease viewing/using this website.

Policy key definitions:

  • "I", "our", "us", and "we" refer to the business, Applecross Photographic Gallery/Jack Marris Photography

  • "you" and "the user" refer to the person(s) using this website.

  • GDPR means General Data Protection Act.

  • PECR means Privacy & Electronic Communications Regulation.

  • ICO means Information Commissioner's Office.

  • Cookies mean small files stored on a user’s computer or device.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated. 

Processing of your personal data

Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) we control and/or process any personal information about you electronically using the following lawful bases.

We are exempt from registration in the ICO Data Protection Register because we only process data for core business purposes.

Lawful basis: Consent
The reason we use this basis: To send the user marketing/newsletter emails.
We process your information in the following ways: We submit your information to our emailing list to send the emails.  
Data retention period: We will retain your information under this basis until you withdraw consent or it is determined your consent no longer exists.
Sharing your information: We use MailChimp as our marketing automation platform. By submitting your information to us via the form on our website or in the gallery, you acknowledge that the information you provide will be transferred to MailChimp for processing in accordance with their Privacy Policy and Terms.

Our company is hosted on the platform. provides us with the online platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data may be stored through’s data storage, databases and the general applications. processes your data in accordance with their Privacy Policy and Terms. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. We do not pass your information onto any further parties.

Lawful basis: Contract
The reason we use this basis: To complete your purchase and organise delivery of the item(s) purchased.
We process your information in the following ways: We process your data to organise the fast and efficient processing of your order.
Data retention period: We shall retain your information until the contract between us ends or the information is no longer required to be held for tax purposes and we believe it is no longer useful for us or you to store this information.
Sharing your information: We pass on relevant information to our couriers to deliver your item(s) in a fast and efficient manner. Couriers regularly include but are not limited to ParcelForce, ParcelHero and ParcelMonkey.

All direct payment gateways offered by and used by our company adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.

Lawful basis: Legitimate interests
The reason we use this basis: To reply to customer enquiries.
We process your information in the following ways: We process your information internally after receiving it from our website hosting platform
Data retention period: We will retain your information until we believe it is no longer useful for us or you to store this information. You can also inform us at any time if you would like us to remove your information.
Sharing your information: When you submit your information via the contact form on our website, the information will be submitted to, our website hosting platform, who will automatically pass it on to us. We will not pass on your information to any other parties unless it is required to process your enquiry.

If, as determined by us, the lawful basis upon which we process your personal information changes, we will notify you about the change and any new lawful basis to be used if required. We shall stop processing your personal information if the lawful basis used is no longer relevant.

Your individual rights

Under the GDPR your rights are as follows:

  • the right to be informed;

  • the right of access;

  • the right to rectification;

  • the right to erasure;

  • the right to restrict processing;

  • the right to data portability;

  • the right to object; and

  • the right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling.

You can read more about your rights in detail here.

You also have the right to complain to the ICO ( if you feel there is a problem with the way we are handling your data.

We handle subject access requests in accordance with the GDPR.

Contacting us

If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy practices or your personal information please contact us by email at or by post at:

Applecross Photographic Gallery
IV54 8LU

Internet cookies

We use cookies on this website to provide you with a better user experience. We do this by placing a small text file on your device/computer hard drive to track how you use the website, to record or log whether you have seen particular messages that we display and to keep you logged into the website where applicable.

Some cookies are required to enjoy and use the full functionality of this website.

Some cookies will be saved for specific time periods, where others may last indefinitely. Your web browser should provide you with the controls to manage and delete cookies from your device. Please see your web browser options.

From the Help Center article “Cookies and Your Wix Site”:

“There are two types of cookies:

Session (Transient) cookies: These cookies are erased when you close your browser, and do not collect information from your computer. They typically store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify the user.

Persistent (Permanent or Stored) cookies: These cookies are stored on your hard drive until they expire (i.e. the are based on a set expiration date) or until you delete them. These cookies are used to collect identifying information about the user, such as Web surfing behavior or user preferences for a specific site.

Cookies that we use are:

svSession: Persistent - Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site

hs: Session - Security

XSRF-TOKEN: Persistent - Security

smSession: Persistent (Two weeks) - Identifies logged in site members

TSxxxxxxxx (where x is replaced with a random series of numbers and letters):  Persistent - Security

TSxxxxxxxx_d (where x is replaced with a random series of numbers and letters): Persistent - Security"

The My Maps widget embedded on our website is powered by Google. Please click here to read what cookies Google use and read their privacy policy here.

Data security and protection

We ensure the security of any personal information we hold by using secure data storage technologies and precise procedures in how we store, access and manage that information. Our methods meet the GDPR compliance requirement.


Transparent Privacy Explanations

We have provided some further explanations about user privacy and the way we use this website to help promote a transparent and honest user privacy methodology.


Email marketing messages & subscription

Under the GDPR we use the consent lawful basis for anyone subscribing to our newsletter/marketing mailing list. We only collect certain data about you, as detailed below. Any email marketing messages we send are done so through an EMS, email marketing service provider. An EMS is a third party service provider of software/applications that allows marketers to send out email marketing campaigns to a list of users.

Email marketing messages that we send may contain tracking beacons/tracked clickable links or similar server technologies in order to track subscriber activity within email marketing messages. Where used, such marketing messages may record a range of data such as times, dates, IP addresses, opens, clicks, forwards, geographic and demographic data. Such data, within its limitations will show the activity each subscriber made for that email campaign.

Any email marketing messages we send are in accordance with the GDPR and the PECR. We provide you with an easy method to withdraw your consent (unsubscribe) or manage your preferences/the information we hold about you at any time. Please see the footer of any marketing messages from us for instructions on how to unsubscribe or manage your preferences.

Our EMS provider is MailChimp. We collect and hold the following information about you within our EMS system:

  • Email address

  • IP address

  • Subscription time and date

  • Name

Resources & further information

Privacy Notice Policy Base: v.4.0 May 2018 - Made available without liability by Jamie King, Website management services.

Last updated 18/06/2019

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