Privacy Policy

Who we are

This privacy policy outlines how Algarve Pictures website utilizes the personal data we collect from you as a client when you interact with our website.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Algarve Pictures collects the following data:

When you submit an inquiry/booking request or contact us through any other means (e.g., phone call), we collect personal identification information such as your name, email address, phone number, and any other voluntarily provided details.

Data Collection Methods

You provide Algarve Pictures with most of the data directly. We collect and process your data in the following scenarios:

When you submit an inquiry via our website When you contact us via email, phone, or any similar communication channel When you voluntarily complete a customer survey or provide feedback on our message boards, social media platforms, or via email When you use or view our website, and your browser’s cookies collect data Algarve Pictures may also receive data indirectly from the following sources:

When you submit a contact or booking form on other social platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Data Usage

Algarve Pictures collects your data for the following purposes:

Primary purpose: Processing your booking inquiry and managing your photo/video shoot. Special consent is not required for this purpose. Delivering the final product (photos, videos, and other related items) of the services we provide Emailing you with special offers on products, services, and news that we believe are closely connected to the inquired service/product

Who we share your data with

Once the service is paid, Algarve Pictures will share your data with the selected photographer or videographer. This allows them to contact you regarding the details of your photo/video shoot. The photographer is obligated to delete your personal data once the shoot concludes.

Algarve Pictures may use other data processors for data processing. These processors can only use and process the data in a manner previously specified with our company. We provide only the necessary personal data to these processors for service performance. The following data processors are used: Google LLC (analytics, online marketing tools, email, PPC), Facebook Ireland Ltd. (online marketing tools), WordPress Foundation (website solution), Pic-Time inc. (delivery of the final product).

We will never sublicense or sell your photos without explicit consent. We reserve the right to use photos for promotional purposes on, our social media profiles, printed materials, articles about Algarve Pictures on third-party publishers (both online and offline magazines, blogs, etc.), and paid PPC campaigns. However, we will always ask for publishing permission first. Photographers may use the photos for their own promotion in the same manner as Algarve Pictures but only after confirming the permissions granted to Algarve Pictures by the client.

If you disagree with this usage, please inform us, and we will not use the photos accordingly.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Data Security

Algarve Pictures securely stores your data on protected systems following internal security rules standardized within our company and third-party standards when third-party processors are involved.


Algarve Pictures may send you information about products and services we believe you might like based on your initial contact. You can always opt out later by directly contacting us or using the unsubscribe function/button in our newsletter emails.

You have the right to stop Algarve Pictures from contacting you for marketing purposes at any time.

Data Protection Rights

Algarve Pictures wants to ensure you are fully aware of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

The right to access – You can request copies of your personal data from Algarve Pictures.

The right to rectification – You can request Algarve Pictures to correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request completion of any incomplete information.

The right to erasure – You can request Algarve Pictures to erase your personal data under certain conditions.

The right to restrict processing – You can request Algarve Pictures to restrict the processing of your personal data under certain conditions.

The right to object to processing – You can object to Algarve Pictures’ processing of your personal data under certain conditions.

The right to data portability – You can request Algarve Pictures to transfer the data we have collected to another organization or directly to you under certain conditions.

You have one month to respond if you make a request. To exercise any of these rights, please contact us via email at


Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behavior information. When you visit our website, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology. We never collect sensitive data or any information that could identify you via cookies.

Algarve Pictures uses cookies in various ways to enhance your website experience, including:

Understanding how you use our website Utilizing marketing tools Different types of cookies are used on our website, including functionality, advertising, and analytics cookies. You can configure your browser not to accept cookies, and the above-mentioned website provides instructions on removing cookies. However, in some cases, certain website features may not function properly as a result.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about Algarve Pictures’ privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or if you wish to exercise one of your data protection rights, please email us at

Privacy Policies of Other Websites may contain links to other websites. Our privacy policy only applies to our website. Therefore, if you click on a link to another website, we recommend reading their privacy policy.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

Algarve Pictures regularly reviews its privacy policy and posts updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on July 9, 2023.

This Privacy Policy applies from May 25, 2020.

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