Privacy Policy for Shane McCarthy Photographer

This privacy policy sets out how Shane McCarthy Photography collects, uses, stores and protects any information that you give when you use this website.

This website is hosted by Register365 and supported/maintained by Shane McCarthy personally.

I am committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should I ask you to provide certain information from which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy policy statement and with the requirements laid down by law in the Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998, The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations (PECR) 2003 and the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018. Shane McCarthy Photographer is the data controller and responsible for your personal data. My contact details are set out below.

I may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 25th May 2018.

What is collected

I may collect the following information:

  • Your name and job title.

  • Contact information including your email address, postal address and telephone number.

  • Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests.

  • Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers provided by me.

It is important that the personal data I hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep me informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with me.

I do not collect any special categories of data.


The legal basis for processing your data

I may collect this data from you on at least one of the following legal bases:

  • That you have provided your explicit opt-in consent for me to do so.

  • That I need to - in order to fulfil our contractual obligations to you (which includes the provision of quotations or estimates as a result of a request from you).

  • That I have a legitimate interest in doing so for my own commercial marketing activities and activities related to customer satisfaction and product development and service improvement, where my use of your data is proportionate; has a minimal impact on your privacy; and promotes an activity that you might reasonably expect me to be engaged in.

How is your data collected?

I use different methods to collect data from and about you, including through:

  • Direct interactions with you when you fill in a form or correspond with me by post, phone, email or otherwise;

  • Recommendation by third parties;

  • By using cookies. Please see below for more information on how this website uses cookies.

What I do with the information I gather

I use, store and process this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular, for the following reasons:

  • Internal record-keeping and to administer any account(s) that you might have with me.

  • I may use the information for my legitimate business interests to improve my services to you.

  • I may periodically send promotional emails about new products or services, special offers or other information which I think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided, and given consent to use, or, where you have provided me with a corporate email address, for legitimate interests (as described above), provided you have not unsubscribed.

How long do I keep your personal information for?

I will only retain your personal information for the minimum time that is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected. In relation to financial and transactional data this will be for a period of approximately 6 years after the date of the transaction.

Controlling your personal information – your rights

You may choose at any time to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on my website, look for the box or boxes that you can choose to tick to indicate that you agree or opt-in, so that the information can be used by me for direct marketing purposes – if you don’t agree then don’t tick.

  • Right to withdraw consent, data retention and the right to be forgotten - If you have previously agreed to me using your personal information or I am using your contact details for legitimate interests for direct-marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing me at Bond Street Studios, 9, Bond St., Dublin 8 or I will comply with your request within one month of receiving it. Please note, there may be certain circumstances such as a legal obligation I may have, that mean the right to be forgotten (your right to have your data erased) cannot be implemented but I will inform you of this should you contact me on this basis.

  • Right of data portability – You have the right to request a copy of the data that you provided me with in order that you can reuse it for your own purposes across different services. This right is only applicable if you have given explicit consent to process your data or if I have used it for the performance of any contract(s) I may have (had) with you. If you wish to do this, please write to or email me at Bond Street Studios, 9, Bond St., Dublin 8 or I will provide the information in a commonly used and machine-readable format free of charge.

  • Right of access to your data - You may request details of personal information which I hold about you. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to or email me at Bond Street Studios, 9, Bond St., Dublin 8 or You will not need to pay a fee to access your personal data.

  • Right to rectification of inaccurate data - If you believe that any information I am holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email me at Bond Street Studios, 9, Bond St., Dublin 8 or .as soon as possible. I will promptly rectify any information found to be incorrect.

  • Right to object to processing of your data – You have a right to object to me using your data for marketing under the basis of ‘legitimate interests’ and if you wish to do so, please contact me at Bond Street Studios, 9, Bond St., Dublin 8 or


Disclosures of your personal data

I will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless I have your permission or are required by law to do so.

I require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. I do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with my instructions.


I am committed to ensuring that your information is secure. To prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, I have put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. All your information is stored either electronically on secure servers or, in the case of paper documentation, in secured cabinets only accessible by me or those nominated by the me as Data Processors. I limit access to your personal data to those employees and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on my instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

In the event of any data security breach, I will comply with our legal responsibilities to notify the applicable regulator and you as outlined in the applicable legislation.

Any password(s) which you might use to access my website or other platforms that are operated by me using third-party providers are your own responsibility and you undertake not to share them with anyone else, save as to making provisions in your will. If you believe your password(s) has/have been compromised, you must inform me straightaway and change it.



If you have reason to make a complaint, then you should contact me in writing as soon as possible at Bond Street Studios, 9, Bond St., Dublin 8 or

How I use cookies on our website(s)

A cookie is a small text file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

I may use traffic-log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps to analyse data about web-page traffic and improve the website in order to tailor it to users’ needs. I only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and the data is then removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help to provide you with a better website experience, by enabling me to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your own browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.


Links to other websites

My website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave this website, you should be aware that I do not have any control over those other websites. Therefore, I cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites. Such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.