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We take your security and privacy very seriously and we aim to make your experience with us entirely safe and problem free. Please see our Privacy Policy below.

Our Privacy Policy

The Stockimo site is owned by Alamy Ltd (“Stockimo” “Alamy”, “we” or “us”) whose registered office is at 6 - 8 West Central, 127 Olympic Avenue, Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 4SA, United Kingdom and our company registration number is 3807789, and we are the ‘data controller’ of the personal information you provide to us. Alamy acts on behalf of all Alamy group companies, i.e. all parent and subsidiary undertakings.

We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy when visiting our website and using the Stockimo app and providing us with your personal information and this privacy policy statement summarises what personal details we may collect from you before, during or after you use our site and what we will do with them. You can contact us via email at if you have any queries regarding this policy.

We will review and update this Privacy Policy from time to time and all changes will be posted to this page.

This page was last updated on 25/05/2018.

What information do we collect and how may we use it?

When you sign up on the site we will ask for your name, a username, your e-mail address, and a password.

You will also provide us with PayPal details so that we can pay you. All interaction with PayPal is done through PayPal’s security protocols.

We will use your personal information for a number of purposes including the following:

  • to provide our service and to deal with your requests and enquiries;
  • to contact you about a submission you have made, including any content you provide;
  • to contact you about any payment issues we may have in trying to pay you;
  • to contact you about any contract changes;
  • to provide you with information about our services, products, or activities;
  • to personalize the way our service is presented to you;
  • to use IP addresses to identify the location of users, to block disruptive use, to establish the number of visits from different countries;
  • to analyze and improve our service and provide you with the most user-friendly experience; and
  • to provide (when mandated to do so) information to collecting societies for the purposes of managing the licensing and Collection (as defined in the Stockimo Terms and Conditions) for your Images

We may use information on your previous habits and activity to personalize your experience, and to show you products and services that we think will appeal to you. We will monitor the usage of the Stockimo app and associated websites and services to monitor user traffic patterns to help us improve the layout and functionality of the app and site.

We will post your content, details of customer likes, images sold and other usage statistics which may be of interest to the community, including for example details of your sales. This will be associated with your username and your other details will not be listed

All of your content sold via sales outlets will be associated with your username. We will not share other user information with companies outside the Alamy group without your permission.

If you terminate your Stockimo account, we will keep only the information necessary to support the needs of the business and you as a previous contributor.

E-mail correspondence with Stockimo via our email addresses accessible through, or obtained from, this site may be recorded and/or monitored. By using this communication method, you are consenting to the recording and/or monitoring of your emails

What information do you collect from the image I send you?

We will collect all data sent to us by you in connection with or as part of your images and may use the information contained therein to add to your image metadata; for example, we may use geolocation data from the image metadata to help refine searches relating to specific geographical areas.

What if I don’t want to receive any correspondence from you?

If you would rather not receive "News" from Stockimo, you can opt out during sign-up or at any time from the Account menu.

However, we will need to use your e-mail address to send you service-related e-mails such as account verification, changes/updates to features of the service, technical and security notices, and contractual notifications. You cannot opt out of these essential service-related e-mails.

Will you share my personal information with anyone else?

We will keep your information confidential except where disclosure is required or permitted by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).

Changes to our privacy policy

We may modify or update this Privacy Policy from time to time, so please review it periodically. Your continued use of Stockimo or our service after any modification to this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such modification.

Your rights

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and The Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) you have a number of rights with regard to your personal data.

You have the right to request from us access to and rectification or erasure of your personal data, the right to restrict processing, object to processing as well as in certain circumstances the right to data portability. Please note we will retain and use your personal information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

Social Media

You may contact us or comment on our products and services through social media. The information we collect from social media and online sites sometimes includes personal information that has been put online and is publicly available. Please refer to the relevant social media sites for details of their own privacy policies on how they collect and share your personal data.

How do we store and protect your data?

We take the security of your information seriously and we will endeavour to ensure that the personal information you submit to us is kept private and secure, and held in accordance with relevant laws. We use appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect your personal information. We protect your personal information using security measures such as encryption, access controls and physical security measures.

We will not sell, rent or otherwise disclose the personal information you provide to us through the site to third parties (other than as referred to in this Policy) unless we are required to do so by law.

Third parties who provide services on our behalf

We share your personal information with certain third parties who provide services on our behalf. They only have access to the personal information they need to perform those services. They are required to keep your personal information secure and confidential and may only use it as permitted by us in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

The third parties who provide services on our behalf fall into the following categories:

  • Other Alamy group companies
  • Our partners or advisors for the purposes of completing or investigating a transaction with you or answering a question you raise with us
  • Translators we engage to translate into different languages image captions and tags (keywords) and other information associated with an image
  • Marketing agencies appointed to provide services to us
  • The service providers operating this site on our behalf
  • Social media platforms
  • Accountants, auditors, law firms, payment processors, information technology support providers
  • Advertising services, analytics services, content providers

The information we collect about you, is hosted and stored in the UK and also outside of the EEA. We ensure our staff based outside the EEA are bound by the same conditions and standards and operate within the same levels of security as our staff in the UK when processing, hosting and storing your personal data. Those third parties with which we share your personal information may handle or transfer your personal information outside of the EEA. We make sure that any transfer of your personal information by us to any third party complies with all applicable data protection laws.

By submitting your personal information to us, and by using our site, you agree to us transferring, storing and handling your personal information in this way.

How Long Do We Store Your Data?

We will not keep your data for longer than is necessary for the relevant purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. Where you have purchased a product or service from us, we will hold your relevant personal details to enable us to provide after-sale services and to administer the contract, including any relevant warranty.

No data collected from children

Our site is not directed at children and should not be accessed by them. We will not knowingly collect information from minors without their parent's or guardian's consent.

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