Privacy Policy

My website address is: https://chelseawatkinsphotography.com.

We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy periodically, when you use our website for any purpose or engage with us on social media. You are deemed to have accepted any changes to any revised Privacy Policy by your continued use of our website after the revised Privacy Policy is posted.

COMMENTS

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

MEDIA

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

CONTACT FORMS

The inquiry form is used for clients wanting to inquire about photography services. No information is sold or used in any other way than directly communicating with the client.

EMAIL

CWP may receive email confirmations when you open an email from us. This allows us to determine if users are responding favorably to our email communications and to improve those communications. 

COOKIES

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. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, 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 in to that website.

ANALYTICS

Chelsea Watkins Photography uses Google Analytics to help her reach her audience. Your data is not shared in any way.

Google Analytics: You can opt-out of having Your activity on Our website made available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. This add-on prevents Google Analytics from retrieving information about Your visits to Our website. For more information about Google’s Privacy Policy, please visit: https://policies.google.com/privacy.

Twitter: You can opt-out of Twitter’s internet-based ads by visiting: https://help.twitter.com/en/safety-and-security/privacy-controls-for-tailored-ads. You can learn more about Twitter’s Privacy Policy at https://twitter.com/en/privacy.

Facebook: You can opt-out of Facebook’s interest-based ads by visiting: https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217. You can learn more about Facebook’s Privacy Policy at: https://www.facebook.com/full_data_use_policy.

We may partner with third-party analytic companies, including Shopify Analytics and Flodesk Analytics.

The analytic companies may also use cookies (described above) or other tracking technologies to analyze visitors’ use of Our website or mobile app to determine the popularity of the content, and better understand online activity. We do not transfer personal information to these third-party vendors. However, in order to access Our website, You must consent to the collection and use of Your information by these third-party analytic companies. You should review their Privacy Policy and contact them directly if You have questions. If You do not want any information to be collected and used by tracking technologies, visit the Network Advertising Initiative Opt-Out Tool or Digital Advertising Alliance Opt-Out Tool.

HOW LONG WE RETAIN YOUR DATA:

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

For users that register on our website (if any), 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.

Contact hello@chelseawatkinsphotography.com for additional information.

HOW WE PROTECT YOUR DATA:

Chelsea uses SiteGround and Jetpack to protect her website from spam and security threats. If a data breach occurs I will take the precautionary measures of notifying everyone immediately and resolving the issue.

PHOTO COPYWRIGHT

All of the photos on this website are strictly my own. Please do not take them in any way without notifying me first.

NEWSLETTER PRIVACY

Chelsea Watkins Photography offers the opportunity for You to volunteer certain information that is used for email and marketing purposes. This information includes, but is not limited to, Your name and email. You will have an opportunity to unsubscribe from any future communications via email, but Chelsea Watkins Photography may reserve the right to maintain a database of past email subscribers. Chelsea Watkins Photography reserve the right to use this information as reasonably necessary in her business and as provided by law. Your information will be shared with reasonably necessary parties for the ordinary course of conducting her business, such as through Facebook ads or Google Pay Per Click marketing campaigns. We do not ever sell your information to third parties.

CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS 

The State of California has established its own unique regulations that apply to California residents. If you reside in California, You have the right to obtain from Chelsea Watkins Photography, once per year and free of charge, information regarding what information we disclose to third-party marketers, and the names and addresses of each third party to whom we disclose your data. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please use the contact information listed below.

If you are a California resident and under the age of 18, You have the right to request that we remove any data that you publicly post on Chelsea Watkins Photography website. To request removal of your data, please use the contact information listed below. Note that while we will remove your data that is publicly posted on our website, We may not be able to completely remove that data from our systems.

COMPLAINTS: 

If you are an EU resident, You have the right to complain to a supervising authority if You believe We are misusing Your data or have violated any of Your rights under this Privacy Policy or applicable law. You may do so in the EU member state in which You reside or have Your place of business or in which the alleged infringement took place. If You are located outside the EU, You may have rights under privacy laws in the jurisdiction where You live.

PIXEL TAGS:

Chelsea Watkins Photography may use a pixel tag, which is a small graphic file that allows her to monitor the use of her website and provide her with information regarding your interaction with the website. These tags may collect the IP address from the device you are using, and the browser type. Pixel tags are also used by third-party partners to collect information when you visit her website, and she may use this information to display targeted advertisements.

AFFILIATES:

CWP may share your personal information with her business affiliates who promote her product(s) or service(s) for a commission fee. We require affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy. They are not allowed to spam you and must disclose they are an affiliate for us. If they do not do so, they are in violation of their affiliate terms and this Privacy Policy, and any violation of this nature should be reported to hello@chelseawatkinsphotography.com

Updated January 24,2023