Modification Date: May 2nd, 2018
Effective Date: June 2nd, 2018
Hi. Christina here. Just like you, I care about the use of my personal information online, so it only seems fair I provide you with our privacy practices at FoodPhotographyBlog.com. With this in mind, here are the privacy practices we employ. If you have any questions, just shoot me a message.
I. If You are Located In the EU
A. What Personal Data Do We Collect From You?
Personal data is information that can be used to identify you such as your name, IP address, and email address. We collect personal data from you in a number of ways. Specifically:
(1) E-Newsletter: Your name and email address if you wish to receive emails from us on food photography topics.
(2) Waiting List: Your email address and name if you wish to be put on a waitlist to join our sister site – the FoodPhotographyClub.com.
(3) Questions: Your name and email address if you submit questions to us.
(4) Comments: We collect your name, email address, and substance of any comments you leave on the site.
B. What Is The Purpose of Processing Your Personal Data?
We collect the information above for the following purposes. Each entry corresponds to the list above.
(1) E-Newsletter: If you sign up to receive email messages from us, we will user your information to send information on food photography topics.
(2) Waiting List: If you sign up for the waitlist for the FoodPhotographyClub.com, that site will send you information about whether the Club is open to new members or not.
(3) Questions: We use the name and email address you provide when submitting questions to us to email you answers to those questions.
(4) Comments: We use the information you provide on comments to share your comments with others, create a record should a legal claim such as defamation be made, and contact you if necessary.
C. What Legal Basis Do We Have For Collecting and Processing Your Information?
Our legal basis for each of the ways we collect information from you is as follows. Please note where consent forms the basis, you can withdraw consent at any time by contacting us at email@example.com or opting out of any email message using the “unsubscribe” link.
(1) E-Newsletter: When you sign up to receive messages from us: We will obtain your consent first.
(2) Waiting List: We will obtain your consent first.
(3) Questions: Submit questions to us: We have a legitimate interest in collecting your information so we can respond to you. When you submit a question to us, you are seeking answers and have a reasonable expectation that we will provide them to you.
(4) Comments: We have a legitimate interest in collecting your information given potential legal concerns related to user-generated content, the fact you are proactively trying to communicate with others on the site, and we may need to contact you for purposes of laws such as the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and claims of defamation.
“Legitimate interests” for processing your personal information exist where you submit the information with an expectation that it will be processed and there is no undue impact on you.
D. Who Has Access To The Data We Collect?
We process and have access to the data we collect from you. However, we use third parties to provide us with a variety of services so the Blog functions including the following categories of recipients: content management system, cookie consent programs, analytics providers, and services to send our email messages. These third parties are prohibited from utilizing, sharing or retaining your personal data for any purpose other than providing us services we have contracted for unless any alternative use is first approved by you. If we ultimately sell this site or its parent company, your data will be transferred to the new owner as part of that transaction.
E. Cookies and Similar Technologies
F. How Long Do We Keep Your Data?
We keep your personal data for different periods of time depending on the reason it was gathered in the first place.
(1) E-Newsletter: 36 months based on our analysis of the history of user’s interest in our messages.
(2) Waiting List: We will keep your data for 24 months.
(3) Questions: We will maintain this data for five years to cover the period of the statute of limitations for any potential legal claims that may be made regarding the subject matter of the question and answer.
(4) Comments: Comments remain in place permanently. However, you can remove them at any time or ask us to do so.
G. Your Right To Ask For Corrections, Erasure, And Export Of Your Data
We want you to have control over your data. You have the right to access all the data we have for you, ask for the corrections to the data, ask us to erase your data, object to how we use your data, ask that the data be exported, and ask that we stop automatically processing the data in particular manners. Although we have certain rights to limit your control of data, we believe it is YOUR data so we will liberally comply with your requests whenever possible. We are not a data mining company trying to monetize your personal information. To exercise any of these rights, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
H. Your Right To Withdraw Consent
Although this is mentioned above, we want to emphasize that wherever we’ve asked for your consent to collect or process your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent. You can reach us with a request email@example.com. If you receive email messages from us, you can use the “unsubscribe” link in each message to withdraw consent and stop the mailings.
I. Do We Transfer Your Data To Third Countries?
No. We are located in the United States. We will collect and hold your data here.
J. Privacy Concerns, Contacting Us, Complaints.
You can contact us with any questions or requests you have about these policies or your personal data by contacting us firstname.lastname@example.org. Although we are not required to designate a data protection officer pursuant to the General Data Protection Regulation given our small size and data processing activities, you can contact Christina Peters at the email address above. If, after contacting us, you feel a privacy issue has not be resolved, you have the right to file a complaint with a Supervisory Authority such as the Data Protection Commissioner of Ireland.
Representative: Christina Peters
Merseyside Productions Inc. dba Food Photography Blog
2110 Artesia Blvd. #697
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
You can contact us by sending a message to email@example.com or correspondence to: Merseyside Productions Inc. dba Food Photography Blog, 2110 Artesia Blvd. #697, Redondo Beach, CA 90278
II. For Our Friends Located In California
A. Do Not Track Signals.
Pursuant to the California Online Privacy Protection Act, we hereby disclose that we do not currently honor “do not track” signals issued by browsers or other third party sources.
B. California Eraser Law.
If you are an individual under 18 and have provided personal information or content to us in some manner, you have the right to request the deletion of that information pursuant to the “California Eraser Law.” Contact us to make such a request at firstname.lastname@example.org.
III. For All Our Valued Friends Regardless of Location
B. Legal Disclosures of Personal Information.
We may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (1) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on us, (2) protect and defend our rights or property or (3) act under exigent circumstances to protect the safety of the public or users of the site.
C. DMCA Disclosures
We comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998. As part of the compliance process, we may be required to disclose whatever information we have for you to a copyright holder who has submitted a complaint to us.
D. Public Comments.
You may leave comments on posts. Please remember that any information you provide is not private. The information can be viewed by anyone online including family, friends, the media, investigators, and potential employers conducting background checks.
E. Third Party Websites.
We link to other sites, but please keep in mind that we do not control the privacy policies of those sites. Make sure to review the policies of any such sites before providing your personal information.
F. Sale of Business
Should we sell this site or our business, your personal information will be an asset transferred to the new owner.