Below you'll find all the legal bumph regarding how we store your details if you make a purchase through the online store, cookies on the site (mmmm cooooookies - no unfortunately not those type of cookies) and advertising.
Psst! Check out the 'behavioural advertising bit', I've included links on how to turn off those pesky targeted ads you get on facebook and google!
PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT
When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”
We collect Device Information using the following technologies:
- “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
- “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
- “Web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.
When you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through the Site, we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information (including credit card numbers, email address, and phone number. We refer to this information as “Order Information.”
When you respond to an advert (eg through Facebook) or join our mailing list, we collect certain information from you, including your name, email address, and phone number. We refer to this information as “Advert Information.”
HOW DO WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
We use the Order Information that we collect generally to fulfil any orders placed through the Site (including processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations). Additionally, we use this Order Information to:
Communicate with you;
Screen our orders for potential risk or fraud; and
When in line with the preferences you have shared with us, provide you with information or advertising relating to our products or services.
We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimise our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).
SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We share your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above. For example, we use Six to power our online store. We also use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site--you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.
As described above, we use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at http://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-work.
You can opt out of targeted advertising by:
FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads
Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at: http://optout.aboutads.info/.
If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.
Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfil contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information may be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.
When you place an order through the Site, or respond to an advert we will maintain your Order and Advert Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.
For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at email@example.com or by mail using the details provided below:
Charlie Garner, 59D The Vineyard, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3PG
Your privacy means a huge bunch to us here at Amethyst photography and we know that having your photo taken can be a deeply personal and private thing. That's why it's our policy that if you do not want your photos shared on social media, on our website or for advertising purposes that is absolutely your choice.
Your gallery can be password protected or hidden from the gallery view in the client area. Digital downloads of your photos can also be protected by a PIN number or linked direct to your email so only you can access them.
Please let us know at the time when you sign your session contract or as soon after your session as possible if you do not want your images shared or chat to me about what would make you most comfortable. I love sharing my work and it is invaluable for a small business to keep spreading the word about what we do, but my client's comfort and privacy is ultimately the most important thing.
You will always be able to come back to us in future and ask for your photos to be removed from our website and social media for any reason at all. The only thing I will say regarding this is that we reserve the right to continue using your images if they have already been included in our printed materials, but we'll be sure to take them out for the next print run though! Also we may not have control over restricting their use if they've already been entered into external competitions which is why if you cant tell us as soon as possible, we will do everything we can to protect your images.