Cookies, Copyright & GDPR Policy

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The cookies collect anonymous statistical data about your browsing actions and do not identify you as an individual. For example, ( uses cookies to see how many visitors are there, how long they spend on the website, whether they are using a computer, tablet or a mobile, and where you are located. This data helps to improve the website and deliver better service.

Any visitor information processed by the cookies is stored on website and on the user’s computer browser. It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences, and in some cases, turning cookies off may result in a loss of functionality when using the website.

Cookies Used:

Cookie Domain Description Duration Type
_ga This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site''s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors. 1 years 20 days 9 hours 4 minutes Analytics
_gid This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the wbsite is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages viisted in an anonymous form. 1 years 19 days 15 hours 34 minutes Analytics
_gat This cookies is installed by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the colllection of data on high traffic sites. 1 years 19 days 15 hours 33 minutes Performance 


All photographs purchased or displayed on this website are displayed under the copyright of S.M. art -Matina Sideri - Photography and are protected under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. For those who have bought prints, digital files, either as part of their photography gallery or individually from my website gallery, S.M. art gallery -Matina Sideri Photography - does grant limited reproduction rights for personal use.

Anyone who has received or bought digital files are entitled (under license) to use them for personal and non-commercial purposes, including producing prints, posters, canvas wraps, books and other printed matter, multi-media slideshows and other computer or electronic media projects.

The user licence specifically excludes the sale of the digital files or items produced from the files for commercial gain, advertising, publicity or any other commercial use without the written permission from S.M. art gallery - Matina Sideri Photography. If permission is required to use any digital files commercially, or for any other use not listed here, or if any doubt exists as to the extent of licensed usage, then please contact S.M. art gallery - Matina Sideri.

If you are a third party, such as gallery vendors, media or magazines, and would like to use some of my photos then please contact S.M. art gallery -Matina Sideri. If any of my photos are used on a public forum (i.e. website or social networking site) then would be grateful if credit is be given to S.M. art gallery -Matina Sideri.



Thank you for visiting the data protection policy. You can use this website without the need to provide any personal data. If you want to purchase any photographic services or products, then the processing of some personal data will be necessary. This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit the website, how we use it and keep it secure. The Policy may change from time to time, and by using the website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.


Who is Collecting and can Access the Information?

S.M. art gallery - Matina Sideri, is the controller of any data that passes through the website, and is the only person who will have access to this information, and:

  •  will not sell or rent your information to any third parties
  •  will not share your information with third parties for any marketing purposes.


What type of information is collected?

S.M. art gallery - obtains information through the website in three ways: anonymously, directly and by a third-party.

1. Anonymously: The anonymous information collected may include your IP address, whether you are using a computer, a tablet or a phone, which country you are located, which website pages are accessed and how long you may spend looking at the website's pages.

2. Directly: The direct information collected is when you make an enquiry, purchase products or purchase a photographic service. This will be your communication data (name, postal address, phone numbers, e-mail address) and details about your purchuse, event or occasion.

3. Third Party: If you purchase a product or service from S.M. art gallery using an online payment method, your card information is not held by S.M. art gallery - Matina Sideri Photography - but it is collected by a third party payment processor ( or bank tranfer) who specialise in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions. The only information received from the third party are notifications that a transaction has taken place, with the name of the payee, the date and the amount of the transaction.


How is your information used?

S.M. art gallery - Matina Sideri Photography - will hold your personal information on the system for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with S.M. art gallery - Matina Sideri Photography -. Any information you provide will be used to:

  • To identify and communicate with you
  • For communication during pre-contract or contract performance.
  • Seek your views or comments on the services provided.
  • Notify you of any changes to my services.


Who has access to your information?

The only person who has any access to any information which is collected through the website  or any other communications is Matina Sideri, and:

  • will not sell or rent your information to any third parties
  • will not share your information with third parties for any marketing purposes.


Direct Marketing

S.M. art gallery - Matina Sideri Photography - does not generate a newsletter, offer any subscriptions and do not generate bulk or direct mail shots for marketing. If you will be in contact, it will be about an enquiry you have made or any photographic services or product we have agreed upon. All communications will be sent directly from S.M. art gallery - Matina Sideri Photography - to you.


Security Precautions

When you provide any personal information, S.M. art gallery - Matina Sideri Photography - takes steps to ensure that it’s treated securely to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of any information. website is protected with SSL and a secure page a lock icon will appear on your web browser to show that the page is secure.

Any information provided over the internet can never be guaranteed 100% secure. As a result, while S.M. art gallery - Matina Sideri Photography - strives to protect your personal information, but cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit, so you do so at your own risk.

Once S.M. art gallery - Matina Sideri Photography - receives your information, best efforts are made to ensure your security, and where a password is given which enables you to access the website galleries, you are responsible for sharing this password.

Any sensitive information such as credit or debit card details is encrypted and protected with  128 Bit encryption on SSL by the third party responsible to taking payments.


Links to other websites

S.M. art gallery - Matina Sideri Photography - website may contain links to other websites run by other vendors. This privacy policy applies only to S.M. art gallery - Matina Sideri Photography - website‚ so we are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites if you access them using links from the website.


Aged 16 or Under..?

If you are aged 16 or under‚ please get your parent or guardian’s permission before you view the content of the website and provide any personal information.


Review of this Policy & Access to your Information

S.M. art gallery - Matina Sideri Photography - will keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated in December 2020. If you are concerned or want S.M. art gallery - Matina Sideri Photography - to delete or give you any information for your personal data, you can send an email to: matinasideri (at) 

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