Terms and Conditions

From Phil Sills – Director and Owner of Online Vision Education, and Creator of Shoot Products Like A Pro (SPLAP)

I have worked hard to keep these T&C sections as simple and clear to understand as possible. If there’s anything you’re not sure about, please get in touch via the contact link on the website.

Shoot Products Like A Pro is an online course designed to help you rapidly increase your knowledge and understanding on the craft of shooting products in the studio. The information and lessons within this course come from my own actual experience throughout my photographic career. I have included as much valuable information as I can, so that your learning experience is optimised to the highest level possible, within the limits of the virtual learning environment.

Your Contract

Your contract with me. I expect your use of the course and web portal provided to be congruent with your purchase.

As part of your agreement, you may not provide another person with the username and password to access your account. You are fully responsible for any and all activities that occur under your password or account, and it is your responsibility to ensure that your account details remain confidential and secure.

Deliberate sharing of passwords and allowing third parties access to the course content through your membership in any way shall be deemed in breach of our contract and these terms and conditions. If I believe at any point that abuse of the course content is occurring, the member in question will be notified, and that membership may be cancelled forthwith. No further explanation or process is required on my part. Any decision will solely be at my discretion, and I retain the right to withdraw that members access to the course content and forum.  No refunds will be given.

Your License

The SPLAP course and any content viewed through our service, is solely for your personal and non-commercial use. With your SPLAP purchase I grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, license to access the course content and view your course through the service on a streaming-only basis for that purpose.

You agree not to use the service for public performances, including education purposes, unless I agree and give permission in writing prior to any such occurrence.

Our Guarantee

You have 30 days starting from your date of purchase to ask for a refund. I hope of course that you may wish to give a reason for your dissatisfaction, and that you allow time for us to find a solution that will enable you to remain a member. If, however, there is no solution available, or your wish is to have a refund without any further justification, your payment will be refunded and membership privileges stopped as quickly as is possible.



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Who we share your data with

We don’t share your data with anybody. Our site only retains your Name and Email Address. All financial data that you enter when you buy Shoot Products Like A Pro is held securely by Stripe and we have no access to that.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Our site is encrypted and uses Secure Sockets Layer, so that all data that you enter is encrypted end-to-end.