Data Protection is the means by which the privacy rights of individuals are safeguarded in relation to the processing of their personal data. The Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 and GDPR confer rights on individuals as well as placing responsibilities on those persons processing personal data.
AP Studios is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. The protection of your personal data is a top priority us.
We will use your personal data for the following legitimate interests of our business:
⦁ To contacting you by phone, text, post, email, other online platform in response to a query initiated by you, our customer.
⦁ or for billing / credit control purposes.

Anyone processing personal data must comply with the eight Data Protection rules.
These provide that personal data must be:
1. Obtain and process information fairly
2. Keep it only for one or more specified, explicit and lawful purposes
3. Use and disclose it only in ways compatible with these purposes
4. Keep it safe and secure
5. Keep it accurate, complete and up-to-date
6. Ensure that it is adequate, relevant and not excessive
7. Retain it for no longer than is necessary for the purpose or purposes
8. Give a copy of his/her personal data to an individual, on request

Types of Personal Data which may be collected by AP Studios include:
Name / Artistic name / Company name
Telephone number/ mobile number
Email address
Facebook contact (only if you contact us through Facebook)

Disclosure of your information
You may give us information by filling in a form on our website www.apstudios.net or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail, text or otherwise.
We never share your information with third parties unless directed by you. For example when hiring session musicians/ voice over artists etc
Any data supplied by you in relation to a booking with AP Studios will be held in accordance with our data protection obligations (as above) and will not be disclosed to any 3rd party without your consent.

Data Security
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk.
Our website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.
We will maintain data security by protecting the confidentiality and availability of the data.
Data stored on customers personal devices on the premises are done so at the customers own risk.

We do not process your personal data for marketing purposes.

Data Retention
We will retain your data in the following ways:
⦁ For accountancy legal purposes your booking/ invoicing data will be retained for 7 years.
⦁ Recording Material data left unpaid for 6 months after completion of last booked session become sole property of A.P. Recording Studios.
⦁ A.P. Recording Studios is not obligated to and generally does not keep hard or soft back-up copies of the Master Recordings, session files or any other data or audio recording related to the Master Recording after full payment has been received unless specifically requested by the customer and agreed by AP Studios.

Changes to this Privacy Policy
Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on our webpage.

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to [email protected]
Should you be dissatisfied with our responses, you may contact the Irish Data Protection Commissioner. Contact details for the Irish Data Protection Commissioner, as well as information on the Irish Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003, may be found at the Data Protection Commissioner's web site http://www.dataprotection.ie.