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Privacy and Cookie Policy

Welcome to Patras Photography

PRIVACY STATEMENT

We understand that privacy online is important to users of our Site. Below is a detailed explanation how your data is collected and used on this website, and which third-party data processors are used to make your experience better.

“Personally Identifiable Information”

…refers to any information that identifies or can be used to identify, contact, or locate the person to whom such information pertains, including, but not limited to  name, address, email address. Personally Identifiable Information does not include information that is collected anonymously (that is, without identification of the individual user) or demographic information not connected to an identified individual. Patras Photography is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

What we collect

We may collect the following information: name, contact information including email address, demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests, other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers.

AGE OF CONSENT

By using this website, you represent that you are at least 18 years old, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons: Internal record keeping. We may use the information to improve our products and services. We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided. From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, or mail. We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests. We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, and electronic procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, the information you share with us is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL), as well as other methods of security that follow additional generally accepted industry standards.

What choices are available to Visitors regarding collection, use and distribution of the information

Visitors and Subscribers may opt out of receiving unsolicited information from or being contacted by us and/or our affiliated partners by responding to emails as instructed, or by contacting us at contact@patrasphotography.com.

DISCLOSURE

We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms of Service.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Website

The platform used for this website is WordPress. For more information on how WordPress stores information, please click here.

SECURITY

To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed. Your personal information that you provide us is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption. We also implement additional generally accepted industry standards.

Buying Services

When you buy services on this website, your details are used to administer your orders. The following information is used in each service transaction:

Payment gateway: Paypal

PayPal is a widely used on-line payment processor for handing credit and debit card payments. Your bank card details are transmitted to PayPal in an encrypted and secure way. We do not store or record your bank/credit card information on patrasphotography. Your bank details remain completely private between you and PayPal. For more information about PayPal’s Privacy Policy, please click here.

Forms and Invoicing: Caldera Forms

Caldera Forms is a system to generate forms and invoices on-line. We collect your name, address, telephone number and email address that are shared with Caldera Forms, so we can send out invoices to you.  We need to hold on to your personal details until your services have been completed. For more information about Caldera Forms’ Privacy Policy, please click here.

Office Administration: Google Docs

We process you information using Google Docs. The spreadsheets are stored in google cloud containing tour/workshop bookings. All bookings record the first name, last name and email address of every customer. For more information about Google’s Privacy Policy, please click here.

Email & Newsletter

Our email and newsletter are powered by Contact Form 7 and Jackmail. Contact Form 7 is a popular wordpress plug in that seamlessly works with Jackmail in collecting you name and email for the purpose of connecting and providing you with access to our newsletter. For more in depth information on how we collect your dat, please check out Jackmail’s privacy policy, here and Contact Form 7 privacy policy, here. 

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help with spam detection. An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here.  After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment. If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed. If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged into that website.

Analytics

Patras Photography uses Google Analytics. If you would like to find out how Google collects and processes data, visit their site How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps, located here.

What happens if our Privacy Policy Changes

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. We will let our Visitors and Subscribers know about changes to our privacy policy by posting such changes on the Site.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over other websites. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question. We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting. You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998.

QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you,  or  want more information contact Patras Photography at contact@patrasphotography.com.

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