Privacy policy

Like any responsible operation, we take the issue of privacy seriously. This document details our handling of privacy issues.  We are fully GDPR compliant in that we retain no details whatsoever from our customers, ever.

1- What information do we require? This site collects only sufficient information from you (via Paypal) to allow the purchasing process to complete. No other personal information from you is requested, retained or used in any way. Visiting the site without purchasing can be done completely anonymously, of course.  When placing an order on our site Paypal will require you to use your standard Paypal account or request you enter your name, postal address and credit (or debit) card information in order to make a secure purchase using their encrypted payment system. Paypals policy is not to sell, exchange, transfer, or give to any other company or individual for any reason whatsoever the personal information relating to its customers.

2- What about emails and other communications? Other than during the purchase process or in the event of a two-way dialogue which the visitor initiates by using the Contact page, you will not receive unsolicited emails from us or any other form of communication.  If should at any point introduce a blog spot, forum, news service or other means of regularly keeping in touch with our customers, there will be always be an opportunity for the customer to opt out or cease his/her involvement with that service.

3- How do we protect your personal information?  By not collecting it in the first place. Other than by your use of the Contact page (where we will need an email address to respond to) we have no means of collecting personal data from our customers.  All sensitive/credit information is dealt with by Paypals Secure Socket Layer (SSL) 128-bit encryption technology which alerts us to your order.  Once the order is processed and despatched, we are required for tax purposes to retain a record of the order, but this data is accessed only by those authorized to do so, and who are required to keep the information confidential. At no point is information relating to any credit/debit transaction on this site available to or retained by or any of its team.

4- Do we use cookies? Cookies are small text files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. This is designed to speed up the visitors access next time he/she browses the site and is not a means of inserting viruses, malware or any other form of nasty onto your computer.  At present, and for the foreseeable future, the only cookies used on this site are to enable the purchase process to function and for Google to collect site traffic data, and all are deleted from the users browser shortly after completion.

Unlike many commercial sites, we do not use cookies to enable us to catalogue and compile data from the items in your shopping cart. They are used by such companies to provide aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that the site owner can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. During the course of your browsing on this site, you will not be bombarded with what others bought
instead of x, or what products you may also like. Your shopping on Picturesonline is specific to you, and as personal as browsing around any high street shop.  We may in the future contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. However, these service providers will not be permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.

If you prefer, you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies via your browser settings. If you wish to configure or check your cookie settings in Internet Explorer, go to Tools/Internet Settings (on the top menu in IE), navigate to the privacy tab and click the Advanced button. Here you will be able to select the options for accepting first-party cookies (from the site you are browsing) or third-party cookies (everyone else). These can be set to overide the built-in cookie settings in Internet Explorer. Other browsers will have similar options within their settings. However, if you turn your cookies off completely, some of the services available to you on the site/s you are browsing may not function properly or at all. 
For further information about cookies and how they are used and managed, visit the Interactive Advertising Bureau at

5- Do we disclose any information to outside parties? We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing your order, as long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect our or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information will not be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses except where such disclosure is made at your request or with your consent.

6- Childrens Online Privacy Protection Although we are not restricted from doing so, we do not knowingly collect any information from anyone under 18 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 18 years old.  There are, and will be, no offensive or adult material contained on  At present we have no marketing links with Twitter, Facebook, YouTube or any other social media operation, nor have any current plans to establish such links. However, retains the right, without notice, to introduce such links in the future in order to advertise and market our services and products more fully if it is deemed appropriate.
7- Your Consent By using our site, you consent to our Privacy Policy.

8- Changes to our Privacy Policy If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will update the Privacy Policy modification date below.

9- Law The contract between supplier (us) and the customer (you) is governed at all times by English law and the jurisdiction of English courts.

10- Contacting Us  If there are any questions regarding this Privacy Policy you may contact us using the Contact page.

April 2018


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