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Privacy Policy

Last updated: 2024-04-18

Joel Potter Photography LLC ("us", "we", or "our") operates the www.joelpotterphotography.com website (the "Service").

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.

We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

Please note that this privacy policy is subject to updates and changes. We recommend reviewing this page periodically for any updates. If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy practices, please contact us at joelpotterphotography@gmail.com.

Thank you for trusting Joel Potter Photography LLC with your personal information.

Types of Personal Information Collected:

We collect the following types of personal information:

  • Names: This helps us address you appropriately and personalize our communication.

  • Email addresses: We use email for communication purposes, such as sending booking confirmations and newsletters.

  • Phone numbers: Sometimes, it's necessary to contact clients via phone for appointment scheduling or updates.

  • Mailing addresses: For certain services, such as delivering physical products or printed photos, we may need your mailing address.

  • Payment information (if applicable): If you make purchases through our website, we collect payment information to process transactions securely.

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Methods of Collection:

We collect personal information using the following methods:

  • Contact forms: When you fill out contact forms on our website, we collect the information you provide to respond to your inquiries or requests.

  • Registration forms: If you register for an account on our website, we collect information necessary for your account setup and management.

  • Newsletter sign-ups: When you subscribe to our newsletter, we collect your email address to send you updates and promotional materials.

  • Cookies and tracking technologies: We use cookies and similar technologies to track user activity on our website and improve user experience. You can manage cookie preferences through your browser settings.

  • Social media integration (Instagram and Facebook): If you interact with our website through social media platforms, we may collect information as permitted by the platform's privacy settings.

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Purpose of Collection:

We collect personal information for the following reasons:

  • Sending newsletters or promotional materials: We use email addresses to send newsletters, promotions, special offers, and other marketing communications.

  • Processing payments: If you make purchases through our website, we use payment information to process transactions securely.

  • Improving website functionality or user experience: We analyze collected data to understand user preferences, trends, and behaviors, helping us enhance our website's functionality and user experience.

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Use of Personal Information:

We use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • Communicating with clients: We use contact information provided by clients to communicate regarding bookings, appointments, inquiries, or other relevant matters.

  • Fulfilling service requests: Personal information is used to fulfill specific service requests made by clients, such as delivering photography services or products.

  • Analyzing website traffic and user behavior: We analyze website usage data to understand how users interact with our website, which helps us improve our services and content.

  • Personalizing content or advertising: We may use personal information to tailor content, offers, or advertisements based on user preferences and behaviors.

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Third-Party Sharing:

We may share your personal information with third parties for the following purposes:

  • Payment processors: We share payment information with trusted payment service providers to process transactions securely.

  • Analytics providers: We may share anonymized or aggregated website usage data with analytics providers to gain insights into user behavior and improve our services.

  • Social media networks: If you interact with our website through social media platforms, your information may be subject to the platform's privacy policies and practices.

Our company is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix.com provides us with the online platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall.  

 

All direct payment gateways offered by Wix.com and used by our company adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.

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Legal Compliance:

We comply with the following data protection laws and regulations:

  • GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) in the EU: We adhere to GDPR principles and requirements when handling personal data of individuals in the European Union.

  • CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act) in California: We respect the rights of California residents regarding their personal information as outlined in the CCPA.

  • Other major laws or regulations impacting the US and Europe: We strive to comply with other applicable data protection laws and regulations that may affect our operations in the US and Europe.

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User Rights:

Users have the following rights regarding their personal information:

  • Access their data: You have the right to request access to the personal information we hold about you.

  • Correct inaccuracies: If you believe that any information we hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete, you have the right to request corrections.

  • Delete their data: You have the right to request the deletion of your personal information from our records.

  • Object to processing: You can object to the processing of your personal information for certain purposes, such as direct marketing.

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Data Retention:

We retain personal information for our records unless and until the user asks us to remove the information. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

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Contact

For more information on our privacy policy, if you have any questions, or you would like to request data removal, please contact us by email at joelpotterphotography@gmail.com.

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