Privacy Policy

Portraits by Simon Bland takes your privacy seriously. We will only use your personal data to administer your account and to provide the products and services you have requested from us.

There are two online services available on our website ( an information service, and an online store. These services are provided by a single application which collects some personal data:

Website and Blog

This service collects the following personal data:

Analytics and Tracking

Personal data: none.

We do not use Google Analytics or any similar service to track your activity on our site.

Contact Forms

Personal data: email address (required), first and last name (required).

The information you provide is used to create an email that is sent to us. Your name and email address are not stored on our web server and are not added to our marketing email list.

We will contact you via email only in reply to any inquiries you make.

Join the Mailing List

Personal data: email address (required), first and last name (optional).

The information you enter in this form allows you to receive our email newsletter. Your name and email address will be securely stored in our web server database.

We will contact you with occasional emails to promote our services. All emails contain a link which will let you unsubscribe from future mailings.

Online store

This service collects some additional personal data:

User registration, shopping cart

Personal data: first and last name, billing and shipping address, email address, password, and order details.

Our online store allows you to create a personal account. This lets you to access information about your orders and complete the checkout process more quickly when you shop with us again.

If you do not wish to create an account, you may checkout as a guest.

This information is securely stored in our online store database and will be used by us to fulfil your order for goods or services.

We will contact you to notify you of your account registration (if any) and the status and progress of your order.

SquareUp Payment Processing

Personal data: none.

We use SquareUp to assist in the secure processing of your payment information. Payments are handled by directly communicating between your computer's browser and the SquareUp Connect API. At no time is your credit card information either stored on our web server or visible to us.

SquareUp's privacy policy is here.

Contact Information

Data owner/controller

Simon Bland
Seattle, WA 98199

How Is Data Processed?

Data processing is carried out using both our cloud-based web servers and our personal computers. There may be occasions when some of your data may be accessible to third parties who have been appointed as Data Processors by us, for example we may use your address to look up your sales tax rate. A list of these parties may be requested from us at any time.

Where is Data Processed?

Your data is processed at our offices and in any other places where third parties involved with the processing are located. For further information, please contact us.

How Long is Data Kept?

Your data is not removed in the normal course of business, however, we provide functionality that lets you delete your store account and remove your data at any time.

System Logs and Maintenance

For operation and maintenance purposes, we may record interactions with our web server. These system logs may contain personal data such as an IP address. This information is routinely deleted.

Other Information

More details concerning the collection or processing of your data may be requested from us at any time. Please use the contact icon at the top of this page.

You can contact us at any time to learn about the content and origin of any of your data, to verify its accuracy or to ask for it to be changed or deleted. All requests will be handled within 10 business days. Requests should be sent to us using the contact form on the website.

Last updated April 2018