Updated: 20210223

Here we will explain what personal data we collect and why we do it. The purpose is to make you feel safe that we respect your privacy and the right to control your personal information.

When you become a client of Studio Birkhane, fill in the contact form or register to receive our newsletter, some personal data is collected. This is to make sure you receive the best service possible and to give you an enjoyable experience.

By using this site and/or becoming a client with us, you agree to be bound by this Notice.

All of your data is treated with the utmost respect.


The owners of Studio Birkhane are Yolanta and Patrik Birkhane

If you want to contact us with questions about your personal data, wish to exercise any of your rights, or ask me further detailed questions, please send an email to us at


Data collected when you fill in the contact form on this site includes your name and email address. Optional information you may provide is your website and social media handles. If you become a client of ours you will be asked to provide your address and telephone number so we can carry out our contractual obligations, and any other information you choose to volunteer so we can do our job and provide the best service possible. We don't collect information that is not necessary to help us do our job.


When visitors leave comments on this 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.


A "cookie" is a block of text placed in a file on your hard drive by a website you've visited. Portions of the website may use cookies for security and authentication purposes.

We use cookies on this website for a number of reasons, including but not limited to tracking the number of people who read each article (via Google analytics), and serving advertisements. Our use of Google Analytics includes the service's Advertising Features in order to customise the advertising that you see on the site.

If you do not wish to have cookies stored in your browser, you may instruct your web browser to reject them. Here are instructions for doing so in Google chrome, for example, and Firefox, but the same result is possible in just about any browser.

We do not share or sell information we may learn about you through our use of cookies to any third party or for any purpose.

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Application, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

When using our contact form we collect the following information which is directly provided by the user, their name, email address and the message itself. A contact number is an optional field. The information provided is only used to reply or for direct contact with the user. 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 would prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others, you can do so by disabling cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser.


To deliver images to clients, we make use of a gallery and proofing service: Pixieset Media Inc. Clients will need to enter their email address to gain access to Pixieset, with the email address acting as a login. This allows users to view their images, create favourite lists and download images. For further information about how Pixieset collects and processes personal data please visit the Pixieset website.


Photographs created by Studio Birkhane are treated with the utmost respect and caution. Copies are saved on external hard drives and backed up by Crashplan, a secure cloud-based storage service.


Where we have clearly stated and made you aware of the fact, and where you have given your express permission, we may use your details to send you information and inspiration through a mailing list system. We will not spam you and will only send information that we genuinely think you will find interesting or helpful.

Contact details collected for mailing lists are provided by you when you fill in the sign-up form on this site on the basis of explicit consent for this single purpose, and if you tick the box in the contact form giving your explicit consent to receive this information from us. You can easily remove yourself from my mailing list at any time by clicking on 'Unsubscribe' at the bottom of the emails, or contact us at

To compile mailing lists and create email newsletters, we use of Flodesk. For further information about how Flodesk collects and processes personal data, please visit the Flodesk website.


Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and we participate on are custom to this privacy policy as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively (Instagram, Facebook)


As mentioned above, your data is only shared with third parties in order to provide the best service to you:

-Pixieset Media Inc. (proof galleries and image download)
-Flodesk (online marketing platform for email subscriptions)


Studio Birkhane
Kroks väg 29
62266 Gotlands tofta
VAT No.: 559091-2225
Tel: +46793044910

Registered in Sweden