PRIVACY POLICY

LAST UPDATE OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY: JANUARY 10, 2020

This Privacy Policy is applicable to Essence Photography the “Business”) and sets out our policy on the gathering and use of information on www.essence-photography.ca (the “Website”) .and has implemented this Privacy Policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. The Company complies with Canadian Federal and Provincial privacy laws and regulations including the Personal Information and Electronic Documents Act.

Although you are not required to register to access our Website, you may be asked to provide us with personal information when you visit certain sections of our Website. Your use of our Website signifies your acknowledgement and consent to our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not continue to use our Website. Your continued use of the Website signifies your acceptance of these terms and any changes in effect at the time of use.

COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Personal Information is information about you that identifies you as an individual, for example, your name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number.

We collect information that you voluntarily provide to us through responses to search functions, questionnaires, contact forms, newsletter sign-up, comments, shop and the like.

HOW DO WE USE INFORMATION?

Before forwarding us any personal information, please be advised that any information gathered on our Website may be used in the aggregate for research and development relating to our Website and/or for future site development and, if you ask us to, to send you promotional materials. In particular, we may use information gathered about you for the following purposes: to monitor interest in our range of products and to assist us to tailor the content of our Website to your needs by collecting information about your preferences through tracking of patterns page views on our Websites; to create a profile relating to you in order to show you the content that might be of interest to you and to display the content according to your preferences; and, in circumstances where you have indicated that you wish to receive additional information, to send you information about us and promotional material about our services together with details of any offers we may have available from time to time.

PROMOTIONAL AND INFORMATIONAL OFFERS

With the permission of an online visitor, information submitted at the time of registration or submission may be used for marketing and promotional purposes in the form of a newsletter, email or online ad. If a visitor objects to such use for any reason, he/she may prevent that use, either by e-mail request or by modifying the registration information provided. The Company uses reasonable efforts to maintain visitors’ information in a secure environment. If you have submitted personal information and want to change it or opt-out, please contact us at contact@essence-photography.ca

DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION

The Company will not disclose personal information that you provide on its Website to any third parties other than to a Business agent except: i) in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy, or ii) to comply with legal requirements such as a law, regulation, warrant, subpoena or court order, and/or iii) if you are reporting an adverse event/side effect, in which case the Company may be required to disclose such information to bodies such as, but not limited to, Canadian and/or international regulatory authorities. Please note that any of these disclosures may involve the storage or processing of personal information outside of Canada and may therefore be subject to different privacy laws than those applicable in Canada, including laws that require the disclosure of personal information to governmental authorities under circumstances that are different than those that apply in Canada.

COOKIES

The Business, in common with many website operators, may use standard technology called “cookies” on its Website. Cookies are small data files that are downloaded onto your computer when you visit a particular web site.

By using our Website, you are giving us, and third parties we partner with, permission to place, store, and access some or all the cookies described below on your computer.

STRICTLY NECESSARY COOKIES

These cookies are necessary for proper functioning of the website, such as displaying content, logging in, validating your session, responding to your request for services, and other functions. Most web browsers can be set to disable the use of cookies. However, if you disable these cookies, you may not be able to access features on our website correctly or at all.

PERFORMANCE COOKIES

These cookies collect information about the use of the website, such as pages visited, traffic sources, users’ interests, content management, and other website measurements.

FUNCTIONAL COOKIES

These cookies enable the website to remember a user’s choices – such as their language, user name, and other personal choices – while using the website. They can also be used to deliver services, such as letting a user make a blog post, listen to audio, or watch videos on the website.

MEDIA COOKIES

These cookies can be used to improve a website’s performance and provide special features and content. They can be placed by third parties who provide services to us or by the Business.

ADVERTISING OR TARGETING COOKIES

These cookies are usually placed and used by advertising companies to develop a profile of your browsing interests and serve advertisements on other websites that are related to your interests. You will see less advertising if you disable these cookies.

SESSION COOKIES

These cookies allow websites to link the actions of a user during a browser session. They may be used for a variety of purposes, such as remembering what a user has put in their shopping cart as they browse a website. Session cookies also permit users to be recognized as they navigate a website so that any item or page changes they make are remembered from page to page. Session cookies expire after a browser session; thus, they are not stored long term.

PERSISTENT COOKIES

These cookies are stored on a user’s device in between browser sessions, which allows the user’s preferences or actions across a site (or, in some cases, across different sites) to be remembered. Persistent cookies may be used for a variety of purposes, including remembering users’ choices and preferences when using a website or to target advertising to them.

WE MAY ALSO USE COOKIES FOR:

  • Identifying the areas of our website that you have visited

  • Personalizing content that you see on our website

  • Our website analytics

  • Remarketing our products or services to you

  • Remembering your preferences, settings, and login details

  • Targeted advertising and serving ads relevant to your interests

  • Affiliate marketing

  • Allowing you to post comments

  • Allowing you to share content with social networks

  • You can disable cookies by turning them off in your browser; however, some areas of the Websites may not function properly if you do so.

 

PROTECTION OF CHILDREN ONLINE

The Business considers the protection of children’s privacy, especially online, to be of the utmost importance. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from children nor do we allow them to become registered users of, or to request information through, our Website or help-seeking information lines.

USE OF YOUR CREDIT CARD

You may have to provide a credit card to buy products and services from our website. We use third-party billing services and have no control over these services. We use our commercially reasonable efforts to make sure your credit card number is kept strictly confidential by using only third-party billing services that use industry-standard encryption technology to protect your credit card number from unauthorized use. However, you understand and agree that we are in no way responsible for any misuse of your credit card number.

STORAGE OF INFORMATION

Personal information you share with us is stored on our database servers at Business data centers (in whatever country they may be located), or hosted by third parties who have entered into agreements with us that require them to observe our Privacy Policy.

POLICY CHANGE

We reserve the right to change this privacy notice at any time. If we alter our Privacy Policy, any changes will be posted on this page of our Website so that you are always informed of the information we collect about you, how we use it and the circumstances under which we may disclose it. In all cases, your continued use of our website, services, and products after any change to this privacy notice will constitute your acceptance of such changes.

ACCEPTANCE OF OUR PRIVACY POLICY

By using this Website or interactive banner ads, you signify your acceptance of our Privacy Policy, and you adhere to the Terms and Conditions. By submitting your information, you agree that it will be governed by our Privacy Policy.

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