Privacy Policy

Bay Area Event Photography

Privacy Policy

Effective Date: February 1, 2014

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Bay Area Event Photography collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Bay Area Event Photography’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Bay Area Event Photography’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Bay Area Event Photography may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Bay Area Event Photography also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. However, Bay Area Event Photography does not use such information to identify its visitors and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Bay Area Event Photography’s websites choose to interact with Bay Area Event Photography in ways that require Bay Area Event Photography to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Bay Area Event Photography gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who use our forums to provide a username and email address. In each case, Bay Area Event Photography collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Bay Area Event Photography. Bay Area Event Photography does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Your Access to and Control Over Information 

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:

Change/correct any data we have about you.

Have us delete any data we have about you.

Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

 

Security

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect credit card data, that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon in the notification area of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.

Aggregated Statistics

Bay Area Event Photography may collect and distribute statistics about the behavior of visitors to other organizations or individuals. For example, Bay Area Event Photography may reveal how many members have purchased goods or services; or, may disclose the popularity of specific website articles. However, Bay Area Event Photography does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only authorized employees, contractors or affiliate organizations that need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally-identifiable information or potentially personally-identifiable information, and have agreed not to disclose it to others. By using Bay Area Event Photography’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.  Bay Area Event Photography will not rent or sell potentially-identifying information or personally-identifying information to anyone.  Other than to its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, Bay Area Event Photography discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Bay Area Event Photography believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Bay Area Event Photography, third parties, or the public at large.

If you are a registered user of Bay Area Event Photography’s website, and have supplied your email address, Bay Area Event Photography may occasionally send you, or the organization or individual you represent, an email to tell you about new products and services, solicit your feedback, update you on website changes, or inform you on the latest happenings within the photogaphy industryBay Area Event Photography takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personal-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Bay Area Event Photography uses cookies to help visitor’s website experience and access preferences only. Bay Area Event Photography visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Bay Area Event Photography’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Bay Area Event Photography’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Links

This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Surveys and other Participatory Questionnaires
From time-to-time our site requests information via surveys, contests or questionnaires. Participation in these requests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the participants. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site, products and other services.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Bay Area Event Photography may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and with Bay Area Event Photography’s sole discretion. Bay Area Event Photography encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at 408-293-3080 or via email.