Privacy Policy

 

Purpose of Policy

 

Leah Goetzel Photography (“us,” “we,” or “Company”) is committed to respecting the privacy rights of its visitors and users of this Website (the “Website”). The purpose of this Privacy Policy (“Policy”) is to explain our information practices and the protection of privacy.  This Policy applies to Company’s products, services, websites, apps, and social media sites.  Company provides its services solely in the United States of America, and currently does not offer services in other countries around the world.

 

The servers we use may record the incoming IP addresses of visitors to our Website (whether or not the visitor or user has an account with Company) and store the IP addresses in log files. We may use these log files for purposes such as system administration and maintenance, record keeping, tracking referring websites, inferring your location, and security purposes (e.g., controlling abuse, spam and DDOS attacks).  The servers we use may also store IP addresses along with certain actions you take on our system. By agreeing to this privacy policy, you expressly consent to Company using your IP address(es) for the foregoing purposes and as set forth below.

 

What Personally Identifiable Information Do We Collect?

 

We collect personally identifiable information from you if you sign up for a newsletter, contact us, or enter into a contract with us, including your name, email address, telephone number, physical address, and demographic information you provide to us so that we can provide services to you.

 

Please contact us if you wish to modify your information.

 

We may update and modify this Privacy Policy. If we modify or update the policy, we will post a notice on the Website regarding the updated Policy.

 

We do not currently honor “do not track” signals issued by browsers or other third-party sources.

 

Google and other websites listed below can track you through this Website as we use their services for social media and infrastructure purposes. Google participates in the NIA opt out program. You can contact Google if you wish to no longer be tracked by Google and Google properties such as Google Plus. You can also visit the following Websites to read their privacy policies and how they track individuals across the web:

 

Facebook
LinkedIn
Twitter
YouTube

You can use programs such as “Privacy Badger” to further control the collection of information regarding you online.

 

If you are a minor, you should not be using this Website (see our Terms of Service). We do not knowingly collect personal data from persons under the age of 13 or allow them to register for services with the Website.  If you are a minor and you mistakenly accessed our Website, and you wish to have any content you’ve posted to the Website removed, please contact us using the Contact link at the end of this Policy. Please note the removal of this content from the Website does not mean it will be removed from the web as search engines, archive websites and other platforms may have copied the content in question.

 

What Additional Information Does Company Collect?

 

Automatic Collection - Our servers automatically recognize visitors’ domain names and IP addresses (the number assigned to computers on the Internet). No personal information about you is revealed in this process. The Website may also gather anonymous aggregate “traffic data” that does not personally identify you, but that may be helpful for marketing purposes or for improving the services we offer.

 

Cookies - We may use “cookies” to store a small piece of data on your computer during your visit to collect information. The cookies are used to gain information on how you use the web, which we try to incorporate into the Website to improve your experience.

 

Surveys and Contests – From time to time, the Website may offer the right to participate in surveys or contests, and may request information in connection with such surveys or contests.  Participation in these contests or surveys is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate, and therefore whether or not to disclose information sought by this Website.  Information requested may include contact information such as name and shipping address, or demographic information such as your age or ZIP code.  Contact information obtained through our Website may be used to notify the winners and award prizes.  Survey information may be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of users of the Website.

 

What Do We Do with Collected Information?

 

The servers we use are based in the United States, so your personal data will be primarily processed by us in the United States. You consent to the transfer and processing of your personal data in the United States by Company. You consent to us sharing your personal data with relevant persons working for service providers who assist us to provide our services.

Personal Information - We will not share your personal information with any third parties without your consent, except as necessary to provide you with the services offered by us or by service providers we utilize to assist in providing services to you or to comply with the law. Examples of such services include, but are not limited to, third parties providing email facilitation and hosting.  Please note that if you leave the Website and purchase a product or service we promote, the company you purchase from may notify us of the purchase as well as certain identifying information for you. We do not share this information with others.

 

Billing information - If you make a payment to Company, we require you to provide your billing details, such as a name, address, email address and financial information corresponding to your selected method of payment (e.g., a credit card number and expiration date or a bank account number). If you provide a billing address, we will regard that as the location of the account holder.

Information You Intentionally Share - We may collect your personal information or data if you submit it to us in other contexts, for example, if you provide us with a testimonial, post information as to your use of our services, send us contact forms, or in order to complete a merchandise order.  Our Website may offer publicly accessible blogs and community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. We’re not responsible for any personal information you choose to submit in these areas of our site. Commenting systems on our blogs may be managed by a third-party application that may require you to register to post a comment. Please review that application’s privacy policy to learn how the third-party uses your information.

 

Usage Data – We may collect usage data about you whenever you interact with our services. Additionally, like most websites today, our web servers keep log files that record data each time a device accesses those servers. The log files contain data about the nature of each access, including originating IP addresses, internet service providers, the files viewed on our site (e.g., HTML pages, graphics, etc.), operating system versions, and timestamps.

Anonymous Information - We use anonymous information to analyze our Website traffic. In addition, we may use anonymous IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our Website, or to display the content according to your preferences. Traffic and transaction information may also be shared with business partners and advertisers on an aggregate and anonymous basis. Your personal information will not be detailed in this aggregate data.

Cookies - We use information obtained from cookies to analyze your use of the Website and to make appropriate adjustments.

 

Disclosure of Personal Information - We may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (1) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Company, (2) protect and defend the rights or property of Company or the users of the Website, or (3) act under exigent circumstances to protect the safety of the public or users of the Website.

Sale of Information - In order to accommodate changes in our business, we may sell or buy portions of our Company or other companies or assets, including the information collected through this Website and from orders of our products or services, including your customer information. If Company or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, your personally identifiable information will be one of the assets transferred to the acquirer.  Otherwise, we don’t sell email addresses.

 

DMCA Claim Disclosures – If we receive a claim of copyright infringement, we will comply with the safe harbor requirements of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.  Part of that compliance may require the disclosure of your identity if you are either the allegedly infringing party or the party filing the copyright infringement complaint.

 

Security


The Website has reasonable security measures in place such as Secure Sockets Layer protocols to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information that we obtain from you, but we make no assurances about our ability to prevent any such loss, misuse, to you or to any third party arising out of any such loss, misuse, or alteration.

 

Matters Beyond Company’s Control

 

The Website may contain links to and interfaces with third party websites and online platforms. These websites and online platforms have established their own terms of use and privacy policies. You are encouraged to read those documents as we have no control over their provisions and said documents may differ greatly from our terms and privacy policy.

 

Contact Us

 

If you have any questions about this Policy or our practices related to this Website, please use the contact form for the Website. You can locate it by clicking the “Contact” link in the header of the Website.

 

Updated

 

This Policy was last updated on February 25, 2020

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