Privacy Policy

Pursuant to European Regulation 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27th April 2016, on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data (in short “GDPR”)


PhotoSì S.p.A Unipersonale (hereinafter referred to as “PhotoSì”), in the person of its legal representative pro-tempore, in his capacity as Data Controller of the personal data collected directly from the person concerned, provides you with this information notice in accordance with Article 13, GDPR (in short “Information notice”).  

In any case, the logical and physical security of the data and, in general, the confidentiality of the personal data processed will be ensured by taking all the necessary suitable technical and organizational measures to ensure their security.


Data Controller’s identity and contact details

PhotoSì S.p.A

Registered office in via Carpegna 22,

Riccione (47838 - RN)

Tax code and VAT number 03550860401

Tel 0541/609903 –


Purposes of personal data processing and legal basis

Your personal data will be processed:

(i) without your mandatory consent for the following purposes:

  • online account registration on the PhotoSì website, App PhotoSì membership, order management, purchases, sales and delivery of products and monitoring, customer service management, payment management, management of returns and repairs, management of contacts with customers, voucher and discount management;  
  • administrative-accounting management and related obligations (issuance of receipts, invoices, preparation of payments), possible protection of credit positions, and defence before the courts;
  • internal statistics, business analysis and economic management, as well as sending advertising of similar products based on the contact data provided upon signing the contract, with the right to immediate erasure on request;

The above processing modes comply respectively with the following legal bases:

  • fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures, meeting a request by the interested party –condition of lawfulness of Article 6, letter b) GDPR;
  • legal obligation to which the Data Controller is subject – condition of lawfulness Article 6, letter c) GDPR – or for the assessment, the exercise or the defence of a right in judicial proceedings;
  • pursuit of a legitimate interest of the Data Controller – condition of lawfulness of Article 6, letter f) GDPR – related to the improvement of business operations and market surveys, to the improvement of the services provided to its customers, direct marketing and customer loyalty.


The provision of the data marked in the form with (*), for the purposes referred to in the previous section (i), is mandatory and the lack of data and/or any express refusal to process the data will make it impossible for the Data Controller to implement the contract or the pre-contractual measures, and it will make it impossible for the interested party to fulfil the obligation, which might even result in the penalties provided for by the legal system.  


(ii) with your prior consent (Article 7, GDPR) for the following purposes:

  • various types of marketing activities, including the promotion of products and services, the distribution of posters and information and promotional material, the sending of newsletters and commercial communications by e-mail, invitations, vouchers also relating to PhotoSì partners;
  • profiling activities of various kinds, including behavioural analysis for promotional purposes, the creation of lists for promotional purposes, commercial communication, and the sending of newsletters, the creation of profiles for the provision of targeted and customized services for customers’ needs.


The provision of data for the purposes referred to in the previous section (ii) is optional, with the result that you may decide not to give your consent or to revoke it at any time. For these processing modes automated processes are used through the use of software that require in any case the human decision-making intervention aimed at avoiding unwanted consequences for the interested party, always and in any case limited to receiving communications from the Data Controller.   


Categories of recipients of personal data

For the purposes referred to in the previous paragraph, the personal data you have provided may be transferred or made accessible to:

  1. employees and collaborators of the Data Controller, in their capacity as authorized data processing staff (or the so called “individuals in charge of processing”);  
  2. third parties who carry out outsourcing activities on behalf of the Data Controller, in their capacity as Data Processors, including:  
    • providers of services to manage the information system and telecommunications networks, as well as the company in charge of the e-commerce management, providers of services to manage the filing of paper and/or computerized documentation, providers of services to manage customer assistance activities, including websites (e.g. call centres, help desks, etc.), providers of services to manage commercial communication activities;
    • freelancers, offices or companies in the field of assistance and consultancy relationships, also for the control of the company organizational management;
    • banks and credit and insurance institutions to carry out economic activities (payments/collections), and insurance activities;
    • persons who carry out checks, audits and the certification of the activities carried out by PhotoSì S.p.a., also in the interest of customers;
  1. judicial or supervisory authorities, administrations, public bodies and authorities (both national and foreign ones);

The complete updated list of the Data Processors is available upon written request to the address


Storage and transfer of personal data abroad

The management and storage of personal data occur on Cloud and on servers located inside and outside the European Union owned by and/or available for the Data Controller and/or third-party companies in charge of that, duly appointed as Data Processors.  

The transfer of data abroad to non-EU countries occurs exclusively in the context of the management of information systems for requirements strictly related to the performance of business activities and, in any case, in compliance with the provisions contained in Chapter V, GDPR.

Your personal data will not be disclosed.


Storage period for personal data

Personal data collected for the purposes indicated in the previous paragraph (c), section (i) will be processed and stored for the entire duration of any contractual relationship established.


From the date of termination of this relationship, for any reason or cause, the data will be stored for the duration of the limitation period applicable ex lege, that is 10 years.

While pictures and photographs are processed for the period of time necessary for their processing and stored for the period of 1 month, after which they are automatically deleted and destroyed, unless otherwise specified (for example by storing a project in your reserved area).  

The personal data collected for the purposes indicated in the previous paragraph (c), section (ii) will be processed and stored for the time necessary to fulfil such purposes and, in any case, for a period of no more than 24 months for marketing and no more than 12 months for profiling from the date in which we will receive your consent.

After this storage period, the data will be destroyed or anonymised.


Exercisable rights

In compliance with the provisions of Chapter III, Section I, GDPR, you may exercise the rights indicated therein, and more specifically:

  • Right of access - To obtain confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning you are being processed, and, where that is the case, access to the following information: the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned and the storage period, the recipients to whom these can be disclosed (Article 15, GDPR).
  • Right to rectification - To obtain, without undue delay, the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you and have incomplete personal data completed (Article 16, GDPR).
  • Right to erasure - To obtain, without undue delay, the erasure of the personal data concerning you, in the cases provided for by the GDPR (Article 17, GDPR).
  • Right to restriction of processing - To obtain restriction of processing in the cases provided for by the GDPR (Article 18, GDPR).
  • Right to data portability - To receive the personal data concerning you in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance, in the cases provided for by the GDPR (Article 18, GDPR).
  • Right to object - To object to processing of personal data concerning you unless the controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing (Article 21, GDPR)
  • Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority - To lodge a complaint with the Authority for the protection of personal data, Piazza di Montecitorio 121, 00186, Rome (RM).

You may exercise these rights by simply sending a request per e-mail to the Data Controller’s address

Holiday photo sessions? Here are some ideas from those who organize them every year

The Holiday season is... warmth, lights and gifts, but there’s more. For the professional photographer, it’s a unique business opportunity. You can propose and organize themed photo sessions to take original photos of your clients, which they can use to create customized Christmas cards and gifts.  Personalized gifts have been very popular lately, and the trend is constantly growing. It’s easy to understand why: personalized gifts make the recipient feel special and loved.

If you wish to offer Holiday photo sessions, it’s important to organize all activities well ahead of time. Start working on creative ideas as early as October. If you haven’t had the time to do this, an alternative (but always appreciated) solution could be using photos you took of your clients in the past to create unique gifts. Next, choose the materials, location, set-up, and finally the products to suggest to your clients. And that’s where Album Epoca supports you.

But let’s rewind and go back to the start. To understand how Holiday sessions are planned, we asked a professional who does them (and very well too): Maurizio, the owner of 2.8 Photographer, a photo studio in Pescara.

Maurizio, can you tell us a bit about your passion for photography? How did it start?

My passion is linked to the memory of my father, who enjoyed taking thousands of slides with his Olympus camera, which he then would print and watch together with us children. As an adult, I began to do the same, and it was by pure chance that I turned my passion into a profession. A relative asked me to take photos at a First Communion ceremony, and the rest is history. In 2010 I opened my first shop, which then became one of Pescara’s leading photo studios.

When do you start thinking of Holiday sessions and what are the planning steps?

I start exploring creative themes as early as September, and I change them every year. Once an idea is clear in my head, I proceed with the search and choice of materials, such as trains as a background to sitter photos. And then of course there’s all that follows the session, which is not to be underestimated: the post-production phase requires time and attention.

Who do you offer this type of photo session to?

Certainly to parents and children. The age group goes from newborns to 12-year-old kids: it’s always exciting to see the magic of the festive season in their eyes! Holiday theme family sessions are also very popular. This is when I take photos of both children and their parents: it’s a memorable family experience.


What about price?

A photo session will last approximately 20 minutes and the price depends on the products selected by the client. We start from €150, which includes 5 printed photos. Usually, nobody buys the basic package only, because when they see the photos they get excited, so it’s easy to propose other printed products.

What’s the reason that drives your clients to print your photographs?

To celebrate the festivity, to turn joyful moments into lasting memories and give them to their relatives as gifts.


In your opinion, what is the added value of a print?

What I’m going to tell you will sound like an advertisement, “A Print is Forever.” With digital files, the risk of losing images is always around the corner.

Once the photo session has ended, the selling starts. Which products do you suggest to your clients?

Much depends on the type of client. When someone walks into my studio, I try to understand their tastes and what type of product they might prefer. That’s what I base my commercial offer on. The most popular Album Epoca products are Ultralight Panels and Matted Prints

What tools do you use to sell your products?

The samples. In my store, I display most of the products I sell, and this helps clients choose the right ones. For me, selling is a challenge I try to overcome, always!

And now that you know all of Maurizio’s secrets, what about taking advantage of this opportunity to suggest themed photo sessions to your clients? Besides the photo session, remember to offer your clients Event Books too--perfect to collect the best memories of the Holidays--and Wall Prints (Ultralight Panels and Canvas prints) to decorate the home in style. And with our Holiday promotion, selling your photos will be even easier. Discover it now. 



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