Bethany Kruska Photography
Bethany Kruska Photography

Privacy Policy

 

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) applies to information collected by Novel Media, LLC d/b/a Bethany Kruska Photography (“Company”, “we” or “us”), on our website located at www.bethanykruska.com and bethanykruskaphotography.com, or any feature, photography service or application offered, publicized or otherwise promoted from time to time by the website (collectively, the “Website”).  This document outlines our privacy practices, including how we collect and use information obtained from visitors to and users of our Website. It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your information and how you can opt-out of having your information collected.  By using or accessing the Website, you consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy.  IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR OTHERWISE USE THE SITE.

 

Information Collection

 

We may collect personally identifiable information, such as your name, address, phone number, photo, biography, or e-mail address, as well as other information (collectively, “PII”) from the Website only when you choose to provide it to us (including without limitation, by engaging Company to provide you with services).  For example, you may choose to send us PII about yourself in an email or via a form on the Website.  We use this information to contact and correspond with you and/or to respond to your inquiries, and as otherwise permitted by this Privacy Policy. 

 

We may also use PII such as your name and/or photograph, in combination with other information provided by you, in connection with photographs provided by us to you as set forth in more detail on our Website and in our Terms of Use (the “Photos”).  We may use such PII in connection with the Photos for our marketing and promotional purposes in connection with our business, including without limitation, in our portfolio of photos shown to existing and prospective clients, in any medium.  You understand that your name and photograph may be made publicly available to our clients and therefore will not be kept confidential.

 

We may, through our Website and/or otherwise, also collect certain non-personally identifiable information (“Non-PII”), such as your IP type, IP host address, ISP address, cookie IDs and segment IDs associated with cookie IDs, pages viewed and/or search terms entered, browser type, operating system, duration and frequency of visits, anonymous usage statistics, clickstream data, downloads, and other anonymized demographic information such as age and gender .  On mobile devices, we may also collect device type, make and model, operating system, carrier, user ID, similar device IDs, and information about the apps you use. Please note that we may use third party services provider, including but not limited to Google Analytics to help operate and provide services in connection with our Website and these third party service providers may collect Non-PII from our Website as well. 

 

Information Usage 

 

We use the Non-PII we collect through our Website for a variety of purposes, including to analyze interactions with and performance of our Website and to customize and improve the consumer experience.  We may also provide access to or share Non-PII with third parties for various business purposes. 

 

We do not sell your PII to third parties. However, we may disclose your information, including your PII, to third parties who are providing services on our behalf, as well as when we reasonably believe we are obligated to do so by law, and in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual prohibited activities, including but not limited to, fraud and situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person or property.  Finally, please note that if you specifically consent to additional uses of your PII, we may use your PII in manner consistent with that consent.

 

 

Cookies and Similar Technologies

“Cookies” are pieces of information that may be placed on your computer by a web site for the purpose of facilitating and enhancing your communication and interaction with that web site. Many web sites use cookies for these purposes.  We use Cookies, clear gifs, web beacons or similar devices (including session Cookies, i.e., Cookies that will persist only until you end your session on the Service as well as persistent Cookies that do not expire) to help us improve the Website.

 

You may stop or restrict the placement of Cookies on your computer or remove them from your browser by adjusting your web browser preferences.  Note that this may cause some features of the Website to work incorrectly.  Please note that cookie-based opt-outs are not effective on mobile applications.  However, on many mobile devices, application users may opt out of certain mobile tracking activities via their device settings. 

Clickstream

As you use the Internet, a trail of electronic information is left at each web site you visit. This information, which is sometimes referred to as "clickstream data," can be collected and stored by a web site’s server. Clickstream data can tell us the type of computer and browsing software you use and the address of the web site from which you linked to the Website.  We may collect and use clickstream data to anonymously determine how much time visitors spend on each page of our Website, how visitors navigate throughout the Website and how we may tailor our web pages to better meet the needs of visitors.  This information will be used to improve our Website and our services. Any collection or use of clickstream data will be anonymous, and will not intentionally contain any PII.  

 

Security

We have undertaken and will undertake commercially reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorized access to user data retained in our servers, however, due to the inherent open nature of the Internet, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information provided online.  We retain your PII, if provided by you through the Website, for as long as your inquiry is active (as determined by us) and for a reasonable time thereafter, or if applicable, for as long as you remain on our marketing list; or otherwise for as long as necessary in our reasonable business discretion.  Even if we delete some or all of your PII, we may continue to retain and use aggregated, anonymous data previously collected and/or anonymize and aggregate your personal information.  Please note that Company will not be liable for disclosures of your data, whether PII or Non-PII due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties (e.g. hackers, cyber attacks or malicious acts of third parties). 

 

Links to Third Party Web Sites and/or Social Media Platforms

Our Website may contain links to other web sites or apps. Other web sites or apps may also reference or link to our Website.  Some of our third-party web site or technology partners may place their own cookies and/or other data collection tools on your Internet browser; however, we have no access to or control over these cookies and/or other data collection tools. These other domains, web sites and/or apps are not controlled by us.  We encourage our users to read the privacy policies of each and every web site and app that they interact with.  We do not endorse, screen or approve, and are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other web sites or apps.  Visiting these other web sites or apps is at your own risk.

 

Our Website may also contain links to social media platforms, and you may be given the choice of connecting to one or more social media platforms from this Website. If you choose to do so, then depending upon your social media privacy settings, the personal information that you post, transmit, or otherwise make available on the social media platform may be viewed and/or used by others and we will have no control over such viewing and use. We do not control and are not responsible for any use of your PII by or through any of the social media platforms. By linking to any social media platform, you will be assuming the risk that the PII you provide on that platform may be viewed and/or used by third parties for any purposes and agree that we have no control or responsibility for such third party viewing and uses.

Information Relating to Children

 

Our web site is designed for users 18 years of age and older. We do not knowingly collect information from anyone under the age of 13. If we are made aware that we have received such information, or any information in violation of our policy, we will use reasonable efforts to locate and remove that information from our records in a reasonably prompt period of time following receipt by us of your request.

 

Policy Modifications/ Opt-out:

We reserve the right, at our discretion, to modify, add, or remove portions from this policy at any time.  However, if at any time in the future we plan to use any data in a way that materially differs from this policy, we will post such changes here.  We encourage you to periodically review the Website for the latest information on our privacy practices. 

As noted above, you may opt-out of or restrict the placement of Cookies on your device or remove them from your browser by adjusting your web browser preferences.

Website Terms of Use

Use of this Website is governed by, and subject to, the legal notices contained at the Terms of Use available at http://www.bethanykruska.com/about-me/terms-of-use.  Your use, or access, of the Website constitutes your agreement to be bound by these provisions. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR OTHERWISE USE THE SITE.

Comments and Questions

We use reasonable processes to ensure compliance with this Privacy Policy and periodically verify that the policy is accurate.  To opt-out of any future promotional messages from us, if applicable, you should send an unsubscribe request to us at bethkruska@gmail.com.  We will process your request within a reasonable time after receipt.  However, we are not responsible for removing your PII from the lists of any third party who has previously been provided with your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy or your consent. We encourage you to raise any concerns using the contact information provided below, and we will investigate and attempt to resolve any complaints and disputes regarding use and disclosure of information.  You may also request access to your PII (if you have provided PII to us through the Website) and information about our collection, use and disclosure of that information by using the contact information provided below.  Subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law, you will be given reasonable access to your personal information, entitlement to challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information, and the ability to have it amended as is appropriate.  You can help us maintain the accuracy of your information by notifying us of any changes to your personal information. 

 

Via Email: bethkruska@gmail.com



United States of America

Our Website is maintained in the United States of America.  By using the Website, you authorize the export of your information to the USA and its storage and use as specified in this policy.  You understand that data stored in the USA may be subject to lawful requests by the courts or law enforcement authorities in the USA.

 

Effective Date:  This Privacy Policy is effective and was last updated on March 31st, 2019.