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Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us. Below is our Privacy Policy, which incorporates and clarifies these principles.

Who We Are and What This Policy Covers

Hello! We are the folks behind Walsh Photographic Design. We are a full-service photography studio specializing in commercial and portrait photography and photographic education. Our mission is to provide the highest quality photographic services to all of our clients. We also offer limited-edition, open edition, and stock photography for sale to the public. This Privacy Policy applies to information that we collect about you when you use:

  • Our websites (including walshphotography.com, seniorsbywalsh.com, walshfineart.com and walshlightpainting.com);
  • Our other products and services that are available on or through our websites.

Throughout this Privacy Policy we’ll refer to our website and other products and services collectively as “Services.”

Walsh Photographic Design and its subsidiaries are a dba for Dennis Walsh, Photographer, Inc. A Utah corporation. For the purposes of this document, we will refer to the corporation as “Walsh”

Below we explain how we collect, use, and share information about you, along with the choices that you have with respect to that information.

Information We Collect About Visitors to Our Users’ Sites

We only collect information about you if we have a reason to do so–for example, to provide our Services, to communicate with you, to make our Services better or to provide information you have requested.

We collect information about visitors to our Sites in a few different ways–we collect certain information that the visitors provide to the site, we collect some information automatically and from outside services.

Information a Visitor Provides to a Site

We’ll start with information that visitors provide directly to a Site, which primarily happens when visitors type into a text field on a Site, like a comment field or a sign-up form. Here are the most common ways in which a visitor directly provides information to a Site:

  • Follower and Subscriber Information: When a visitor signs up to follow or subscribe to a Site using Infusionsoft.com, Jetpack or WordPress.com, or other service, we collect the sign-up information requested by the Site, which typically includes an email address.
  • Site Comments: When a visitor leaves a comment on a Site, we collect that comment, and other information that the visitor provides along with the comment, such as the visitor’s name and email address.
  • Survey Responses: When a visitor completes a poll, quiz, or other type of survey presented on one of our sites, we collect the visitor’s responses to those surveys, and other information that the survey owner requires for a poll/quiz/survey response, like an e-mail address.
  • Order and Shipment Information: If a visitor orders something (hooray!) from a Site using our store and e-commerce features available through Infusionsoft.com, WordPress.com or Jetpack (including WooCommerce Services), we may collect information to process that order, such as credit card and billing information, and an address for shipping the package along to the recipient and calculating applicable taxes.
  • Other Information Entered on the Site: We may also collect other information that a visitor enters on the Site–such as a contact form submission, a search query, or Site registration.

Information We Automatically Collect from the Site

We also automatically collect some information about visitors to a Site. The information we automatically collect depends on which of our services the Site uses. We’ve listed examples below:

  • Technical Data from a Visitor’s Computer and Etcetera: We collect the information that web browsers, mobile devices, and servers typically make available about visitors to a Site, such as the IP address, browser type, unique device identifiers, language preference, referring site, the date and time of access, operating system, and mobile network information.
  • Visitor Interactions: We collect information about a visitor’s interactions with a Site, includng contact forms, requests for further information and including the “likes” and “ratings” left by visitors.
  • Location Information: We may determine the approximate location of a visitor’s device from the IP address. We collect and use this information to, for example, tally for how many people visit our Sites from certain geographic regions.
  • Akismet Commenter Information: We collect information about visitors who comment on our Sites that use the Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address…oh, and the comment itself, of course).
  • Poll Response Information: We collect information about visitors who respond to a survey. The information that we collect typically includes IP address, browser type, operating system, user agent, and the web page last visited.
  • Information from Cookies and Other Technologies: 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.

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.

How We Use Visitor Information

We use information about Site visitors in order to provide our Services to our clients and prospects. We may also use information to provide basic analytics of Site performance and interactions. Analytics of our websites is collected by WPengine.com, an established WordPress hosting service. WPengine.com may collect anonymous analytics data. The WPengine.com privacy policy can be found at https://wpengine.com. We also use the services of Google for website analytics. Google Privacy Policies are published here.

How We Share Visitor Information

We may share information collected about Site visitors in the limited circumstances spelled out below:

  • Subsidiaries, Employees, and Independent Contractors: We may disclose Site visitor information to our subsidiaries, our employees, and individuals who are our independent contractors that need to know the information in order to help us provide our services to our clients or prospects, or to process the information on our behalf. We require our subsidiaries, employees, and independent contractors to follow this Privacy Notice for information about visitors that we share with them.
  • Third Party Vendors: We may share Site visitor information with third party vendors who need to know this information in order to provide their services to us. This group includes vendors that help us provide our services to our clients and prospects. We require vendors to agree to privacy commitments in order to share information with them.
  • Legal Requests: We may disclose Site visitor information in response to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental request.
  • To Protect Rights, Property, and Others: We may disclose Site visitor information when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Dennis Walsh, Photographer, Inc., our clients or prospects, third parties, or the public at large. For example, if we have a good faith belief that there is an imminent danger of death or serious physical injury, we may disclose information related to the emergency without delay.
  • Business Transfers: In connection with any merger, sale of company assets, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by another company, or in the unlikely event that Walsh goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, Site visitor information would likely be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. If any of these events were to happen, this Privacy Notice would continue to apply to Site visitor information and the party receiving this information may continue to use this information, but only consistent with this Privacy Notice.
  • Information Shared Publicly: Information that visitors choose to make public is–you guessed it–disclosed publicly. That means, of course, that information like visitor comments and “likes” are all available to others, including information about the visitor that is displayed in connection with a comment or “like” (such as a visitor’s WordPress.com username and Gravatar). Public information may also be indexed by search engines or used by third parties.

How long we retain your data

We retain personal data collected or processed by our website(s) in our client and prospect databases. Those who submit inquiries to us regarding our services may be added to our database and their data is stored indefinitely. Client purchase records are also stored indefinitely. Purchase records do not included credit card numbers. This data is stored to simplify client interaction and service. We may also use this data for routine marketing to existing or potential clients.

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.

Our contact information

If you have a privacy concern please contact:

Walsh Photographic Design via email: [email protected]