Internet Privacy and Cookies Policy


At TuCasaPhotography.com we are committed to safeguarding and preserving the privacy of our visitors.

This Policy explains what happens to any personal data that you provide to us, or that we collect from you whilst you visit our site and how we use cookies on this website.

We do update this Policy from time to time so please do review this Policy regularly.

Information That We Collect

In running and maintaining our website we may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Information about your use of our site including details of your visits such as pages viewed and the resources that you access. Such information includes traffic data, location data and other communication data.
  • Information provided voluntarily by you. For example, when you register for information or make a purchase.
  • Information that you provide when you communicate with us by any means.

Use of Cookies

Cookies provide information regarding the computer used by a visitor. We may use cookies where appropriate to gather information about your computer in order to assist us in improving our website.

We may gather information about your general internet use by using the cookie. Where used, these cookies are downloaded to your computer and stored on the computer's hard drive. Such information will not identify you personally; it is statistical data which does not identify any personal details whatsoever.

Our advertisers may also use cookies, over which we have no control. Such cookies (if used) would be downloaded once you click on advertisements on our website.

You can adjust the settings on your computer to decline any cookies if you wish. This can be done within the "settings" section of your computer. For more information please read the advice at AboutCookies.org.

Use of Your Information

We use the information that we collect from you to provide our services to you. In addition to this we may use the information for one or more of the following purposes:

  • To provide information to you that you request from us relating to our products or services.
  • To provide information to you relating to other products that may be of interest to you. Such additional information will only be provided where you have consented to receive such information.
  • To inform you of any changes to our website, services or goods and products.

If you have previously purchased goods or services from us we may provide to you details of similar goods or services, or other goods and services, that you may be interested in.

We never give your details to third parties to use your data to enable them to provide you with information regarding unrelated goods or services.

Storing Your Personal Data

In operating our website it may become necessary to transfer data that we collect from you to locations outside of the European Union for processing and storing. By providing your personal data to us, you agree to this transfer, storing and processing. We do our utmost to ensure that all reasonable steps are taken to make sure that your data is stored securely.

Unfortunately the sending of information via the internet is not totally secure and on occasion such information can be intercepted. We cannot guarantee the security of data that you choose to send us electronically, sending such information is entirely at your own risk.

Disclosing Your Information

We will not disclose your personal information to any other party other than in accordance with this Privacy Policy and in the circumstances detailed below:

  • In the event that we sell any or all of our business to the buyer.

  • Where we are legally required by law to disclose your personal information.

  • To further fraud protection and reduce the risk of fraud.

Third Party Links

On occasion we include links to third parties on this website. Where we provide a link it does not mean that we endorse or approve that site's policy towards visitor privacy. You should review their privacy policy before sending them any personal data.

Access to Information

In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 you have the right to access any information that we hold relating to you. Please note that we reserve the right to charge a fee of €15 to cover costs incurred by us in providing you with the information.

Contacting Us

Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding any matter relating to this Privacy and Cookies Policy.

Copyright Explained


Photography Licensing & Copyright

Sometimes people can find the whole area of licensing and copyright very confusing, so we have tried to simplify and explain it here. Basically, copyright is about who owns the image (the photographer), licensing is about who has the right to reproduce the image (the client).

When you hire a professional photographer you are, in effect, paying for a Licence which grants you permission and the right to "Use" digital copies of original photographs. You never own the images, you are simply paying for the right to use them. The Photographer retains Ownership and Copyright of the work and the rights to use and sell the work, in all forms, indefinitely.

Unless otherwise stated, all our Property Images are Licensed as Royalty-Free.

What it actually means

Royalty-Free is the simplest form of licensing. As a client you can use the image(s) as many times as you like in the promotion of your property, including distribution to estate agents and rental agents, subject to certain terms and conditions. You are not required to pay royalties to the Photographer on a use-by-use basis. However, the rights granted do not include any commercial use, are non-transferable and are personal to you.


Copyright Information

All images from photographer Stephen Lean ("the Photographer") and/or this website (www.tucasaphotography.com) are the exclusive Intellectual Property of the Photographer and are protected under International Copyright Laws.

We always charge for commercial use, which is a sliding scale based on actual or projected usage. The more you want to use the image, the more I will charge for it/them.

Any unauthorised reproduction of said Intellectual Property for any other photographic concept or illustration is strictly prohibited and is a violation of copyright. This includes copying, duplicating, printing, publishing (even on a website), reproducing, storing, manipulating, projecting or transmitting by any means whatsoever.

The Simple Explanation

Here’s how copyright works: The images on this site are created by ME, therefore they are MY intellectual property, which means they belong to ME. They are not yours, so please do not steal them.

Now, in the real world, I can’t stop you from right/left-clicking and copying/saving anything and, to be honest, if you really want to do this PURELY FOR YOUR OWN USE, ON YOUR OWN COMPUTER then I’m not going to know, am I?

But if I ever see any of my images being used in ANY other way – for instance: on your blog or website, or in print, or on any social media site, or for ANY commercial use WHATSOEVER – then you’d better have some pretty deep pockets (and a good lawyer) because it’s gonna cost you!

The Lawyer's Bit

Photographers always own Copyright in perpetuity (100 years, automatically renewed) and we have the right to pursue payment for any unlicenced Usage of any kind. Damages could be severe. (For example: a percentage of your profits plus statutory damages if our photographic work was used to sell a property or represent anything without our written permission and a Licence.) Be advised that copyright holders always win these Lawsuits.

In the event that an infringement is discovered you will be notified by certified mail and invoiced the industry standard TRIPLE FEE for unauthorized usage to be paid within 10 days of receipt of said invoice. Additionally you could be prosecuted for Copyright Infringement where you will be subject to a fine of statutory damages, actual damages and any additional profits as well as our court costs and lawyers' fees.

If you would like to use one of our images for your own or your Company's Advertising, Marketing and/or Company Materials or promotional campaign, please contact us.