Privacy Policy

Last Updated: November 6, 2020

Laura Kesler Photography LLC (hereinafter referred to as "Laura Kesler Photography LLC," "we," "us," and "our") respects your privacy. This Privacy Policy is designed to explain how we collect, use, share, and protect the personal information you provide to us when you access our website, purchase our goods or services, or engage with us on social media, as well as your own rights to the information we collect.


Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. Laura Kesler Photography LLC will alert you to any changes to this Policy by changing the “last updated” date at the top of this Policy. Any changes become effective immediately upon publication on our website, and you waive specific notice of any changes to the Policy by continuing to use and access our site(s). We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy periodically, when you use our website for any purpose or engage with us on social media. You are deemed to have accepted any changes to any revised Privacy Policy by your continued use of our website after the revised Privacy Policy is posted.


INFORMATION THAT LAURA KESLER PHOTOGRAPHY LLC COLLECTS


We collect a variety of information from you when you visit our website, make purchases, or interact with us on social media or by email, phone, written documents, or any other means. By accepting this Privacy Policy, you are specifically consenting to our collection of the data described below, to our use of the data, to the processing of this data, and to our sharing of the data with third-party processors as needed for our legitimate business interests. The information we collect may include:


PERSONAL DATA


Personal Data is information that can be used to identify you specifically, including your name, shipping address, alternative address(es), email address, telephone number, and/or demographic information such as your age, gender, or hometown. You consent to giving us this information by providing it to us voluntarily on our website, contract, purchase agreement, questionnaire, and/or any other modality or method. You provide some of this information when you register with or make purchases from our website or related third-party vendor websites. You may also provide this information by participating in various activities associated with our site, including responding to blogs, commenting on blog posts, contacting us with questions, interacting with us on our website or various forms of social media, meeting with us, and/or using related third-party vendor websites hosted by Pixiset (our digital image delivery service) and Fundy proofer (our album proofing vendor website). As a courtesy, you can read more about Pixieset's privacy policy here: Pixieset, and can read more about Fundy proofer's privacy policy here: Fundy proofer. Your decision to disclose this data is entirely voluntary. You are under no obligation to provide this information, but your refusal may prevent you from accessing information, services, and certain benefits from our website or from making purchases.


DERIVATIVE DATA


Derivative data is information that our servers or website hosting service automatically collect about you when you access our website, such as your IP address, browser type, the dates and times that you access our website, how you interact with the our website, and the specific pages you view. If you are using a mobile application, our servers may collect information about your device name and type, your phone number, your country of origin, and other interactions with our website. Derivative data may also include data collected by third-party service providers, such as advertising and analytics providers, and may include cookies, log data, or web beacons. Cookies are discussed more fully below. Derivative data collected by third-party service providers generally does not identify a specific individual.


FINANCIAL DATA


Financial data is data that is related to your payment method, such as credit card or bank transfer details. We collect financial data in order to allow you to purchase, order, return, or exchange products or services from our website and any related mobile apps. We store limited financial data. Most financial data is transferred to, or handled by, our payment processors, including Square, Paypal, Stripe, and/or our bank, and you should review these processors’ Privacy Policies to determine how they use, disclose, and protect your financial data. Your name and form of payment will also shared be shared with (a) our professional accounting firm, for the purposes of accounting for our income, profits, and losses, (b) our client management system, Sprout Studio, for the purpose of internal record keeping, and (c) to the Internal Revenue Service, if audited or submitting to a financial review. As a courtesy, Square, Paypal, Stripe, and Sprout Studio's Privacy Policies can be found, in part, here: SquarePaypalStripeSprout Studio. 


SOCIAL NETWORKING DATA


We may access personal information from social networking sites and apps, including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Snapchat, or other social networking sites or apps not named specifically here, which may include your name, your social network username, location, email address, age, gender, profile picture, and any other public information. If you do not want us to access this information, please go to the specific social networking site and change your privacy settings.


MOBILE DEVICE DATA


If you use our website via a mobile device or app, we may collect information about your mobile device, including device ID, model and manufacturer, and location information.


OTHER DATA


On occasion, you may give us additional data in order to enter into a contest or giveaway or to participate in a survey. You will be prompted for this information and it will be clear that you are offering this kind of information in exchange for an entry into such a contest or giveaway or to provide feedback in a survey.


MOBILE APPLICATION INFORMATION


If you connect to us using a mobile application, we may request geolocation information, which includes permission to track your mobile device, in order to provide you with location based services. We may also request access to certain features on your device, including your device’s calendar, camera, contacts, social media accounts, Bluetooth, and storage. We may also send you “push notifications” regarding your account or our mobile application. If you wish to change our access to any of this information, you may do so by changing your device settings.


HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION


Your information allows us to offer you certain products and services, including the use of our website, to fulfill our obligations to you, to customize your interaction with our company and our website, and to allow us to suggest other products and services we think might interest you. We generally store your data and transmit it to a third party for processing. However, to the extent we process your data, we do so to serve our legitimate business interests (such as providing you with the opportunity to purchase our goods or services and interact with our website or mobile app).


Specifically, we may use the information and data described above to:


  • Create and administer your account; and
  • Deliver any products or services purchased by you to you; and
  • Correspond with you; and
  • Process payments or refunds; and
  • Contact you about new offerings that we think you will be interested in; and
  • Interact with you via social media; and
  • Send you a newsletter or other updates about our company or website; and
  • Deliver targeted advertising; and
  • Request feedback from you; and
  • Notify you of updates to our product and service offerings; and
  • Resolve disputes and troubleshoot any problems; and
  • Administer contests or giveaways; and
  • Generate a profile that is personalized to You, so that future interactions with our website will be more personal; and
  • Compile anonymous statistical data for our own use or for a third party’s use; and
  • Assist law enforcement as necessary; and
  • Prevent fraudulent activity on our website or mobile app; and
  • Analyze trends to improve our website and offerings.


GROUNDS FOR USING AND PROCESSING YOUR DATA


The information we collect and store is used primarily to allow ws to offer goods and services for sale. In addition, Laura Kesler Photography LLC may collect, use, and process your information based on the following grounds:


  • Legitimate Business Interests: We may use and process your data for our legitimate business interests, which include, among other things, communicating with you, improving our goods or services, improving our website, and providing you with the information or products that you have requested.
  • Performance of a Contract: We may use and process your information to enter into a contract with you and to perform our contractual obligations to you.
  • Consent: We may use your data, or permit selected third parties to use your data, based on your consent to our use and sharing of that data. You may withdraw your consent at any time, but doing must be done in writing and may affect Your ability to use our website or other offerings.
  • As Required By Law: We may also use or process your data as required for us to comply with legal obligations.


WHY WE DISCLOSE YOUR INFORMATION


We may share your information with third parties in certain situations. In particular, we may share your data with third-party processors as needed to serve our legitimate business interests, which include administration of our website, administration of your account, entering into contracts with you, communicating with you, taking orders for goods or services, delivering our goods and services, identifying trends, protecting the security of our company and website, and marketing additional goods and services to you. The legal basis for our disclosure of your data is both your consent to this Privacy Policy and our own right to protect and promote our legitimate business interests. The following are specific reasons why we may share your information:


  • Third Party Processing: We may disclose your information to third parties who assist us with various tasks, including payment processing, hosting services, email delivery, communications, customer service, and providing and shipping purchased goods, such as albums, prints, and wall art. We may not always disclose these third-party processors if not required by law. We do not authorize them to use or disclose your personal information except in connection with providing our company with their services.
  • By Law: We may share your data as required by law or to respond to legal process, including a subpoena, or as necessary to protect the rights, property, and safety of others. This includes sharing information with other parties to prevent or address fraud and to avoid credit risks.
  • To Protect Our Company: We may use your information to protect our company, including to investigate and remedy any violations of our rights or policies. We may also disclose your information as reasonably necessary to acquire and maintain insurance coverage, manage risks, obtain financial or legal advice, or to exercise or defend against legal claims.
  • Business Transfers: In the unlikely event our company engages in a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy proceedings, dissolution, reorganization, or similar transaction or proceeding, We may transfer or share your data as part of that proceeding. In such transitions, customer information is one of the business assets that is acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such business transfers may occur and that your personal information can continue to be stored, used, or processed as otherwise set forth in this privacy policy.
  • Advertisers: We may use third-party advertising companies to run and manage our ads, such as Facebook, Google, and other companies or business, to produce ads that appears when you visit our website or mobile app. These companies may use information about your visit to our website and other websites that are contained in web cookies (as described below) to offer you personalized advertisements about goods and services that might interest you. We cannot control the activities of such other advertisers or web sites. You should consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party advertisers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices.
  • Please note that, at this time, we do not recognize automated browser signals regarding tracking systems, which may include “do not track” instructions.
  • Other Third Parties: We may share information with advertisers, our investors, or other third parties for the purpose of conducting general business analysis. If we do so, we will make reasonable efforts to inform you if required by law.
  • Interaction With Others: If you interact with others on our website or mobile app, such as participating in a group chat or a group online course, other users may have access to some of your data, including your name, profile picture, and your history of interaction with our website, such as prior comments or posts.
  • Online Postings: When you post online, your posts may be viewed by others, and we may distribute your comments outside the website.
  • External Links: Our website may include hyperlinks to other websites not controlled by us. We suggest you exercise caution when clicking on a hyperlink. Although we use reasonable care in including a hyperlink on our own web page, we do not regularly monitor the websites of these third parties and are not responsible for any damage or consequences you suffer by using these hyperlinks. We are not bound by the Privacy Policies of any third-party website that you access by a hyperlink, nor are they bound by ours. We encourage you to read the Policies of those third-party websites before interacting with them or making purchases. They may collect different information and by different methods than we do.
  • Other Purposes: We may disclose your personal data as necessary to comply with any legal obligation or to protect your interests, or the vital interests of others or our company.


TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES


  • Log Files: Like many other websites, We may make use of log files. These files log visitors to the site – usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
  • Cookies: We may also use cookies — small text files sent to Us by Your computer — and web beacons to store certain information. We may use cookies to authenticate your identity, to determine if you are logged onto our website, for personalization, for security, for targeted advertising, or for analysis of the performance of our website and services. For example, cookies allow us to recommend blog posts to you based on what you have read on our site in the past. We use cookies that are not specific to your account but unique enough to allow us to analyze general trends and use, and to customize your interaction with our website. This information helps Us to understand the use of our site and to improve our website and service offerings.
  • We may use any or all of the following types of cookies:
  • Essential Cookies: These cookies help us run our website and improve your experience with our website. These cookies may allow content to load more quickly or allow you to access “members only” or repeat-users sections of our website.
  • Functionality Cookies: These cookies allow us to remember your preferences from earlier visits to our website, including login information, so that you do not have to input the same information multiple times.
  • Social Media Cookies: These cookies allow us to record when you have engaged with a social media tool while visiting our website. For example, we may record that you have “liked” a certain aspect of our website. The social media application may also share data with us that you have allowed it to share. If you wish to change your social media sharing settings, please visit the privacy settings of the social media network.
  • Advertising Cookies: We may work with third-party advertising partners who collect information about Your browsing habits on our website in order to later display a relevant ad about our services when you are on a third-party site such as a social media platform. These cookies may also allow us to access your location.
  • In addition, we may use third-party software to post advertisements on our website or mobile application, to oversee marketing or email campaigns, or manage other company initiatives. These third-party softwares may use cookies or similar tracking technology. We have no control over these third parties or their use of cookies. For more information on opting out of interest-based ads, visit the Network Advertising Initiative Opt-Out Tool or Digital Advertising Alliance Opt-Out Tool.
  • Pixel Tags: We may use a pixel tag, which is a small graphic file that allows us to monitor the use of our website and provide us with information regarding Your interaction with the website. These tags may collect the IP address from the device you are using, and the browser type. Pixel tags are also used by our third-party partners to collect information when you visit our website, and we may use this information to display targeted advertisements.
  • Email Confirmations: We may receive email confirmations when you open an email from us. This allows us to determine if users are responding favorably to our email communications and to improve those communications.
  • Other Technologies: Other data technologies may be used that collect comparable information for security, fraud detection, and similar purposes, to give us information about your use of our website, and to greater improve our website and service offerings to you.


WEBSITE ANALYTICS


We partner with third-party analytic companies, including Google Analytics, Twitter, and Facebook. The analytic companies may also use cookies (described above) or other tracking technologies to analyze visitors’ use of our website or mobile app to determine the popularity of the content, and better understand online activity. In order to access our website, you must consent to the collection and use of your information by these third-party analytic companies. You should review their Privacy Policies and contact them directly if you have questions. If you do not want any information to be collected and used by tracking technologies, visit the Network Advertising Initiative Opt-Out Tool or Digital Advertising Alliance Opt-Out Tool.


PROCESSING YOUR INFORMATION


For the most part, we do not process your information in-house, but give it to third-party processors for processing. For example, when PayPal takes your payment information, they are a third-party processor. They process your payment and remit the funds to Us. So in many instances, it will be necessary for us to transmit your information to a third-party processor, as we do not have the capability to perform these functions. More detail on third-party processing is detailed below.

However, we may, from time to time, process your data internally. The legal basis for this processing is both your consent to the processing, Our need to conduct our legitimate business interests, and to comply with legal obligations. Our purposes in processing this information, if we do, is to administer, maintain, and improve our website and offerings, to enter into contracts with you, to fulfill the terms of those contracts, to keep records of our transactions and interactions, to be able to provide you with goods and services, to comply with our legal obligations, to obtain professional advice, and to protect the rights and interests of our company, our customers (including you), and any third parties. We may process the following data:


  • Data associated with your account, such as your name, address, email address, and payment information.
  • Data about your usage of our website, such as your IP address, geographical information, and how long you accessed our website and what you viewed.
  • Data related to your personal profile, such as your name, address, profile picture, interests and hobbies, or employment details.
  • Data that you provide us in the course of using our services.
  • Data that You post on Our website, such as comments or responses to blogs.
  • Data that you submit to us when you make an inquiry regarding our website or offerings.
  • Data related to your transactions with us, including your purchase of our goods or services. This information may include contact details and payment information.
  • Data that You provide to Us when You subscribe to Our emails or newsletters, including Your email address and contact information.
  • Data that you submit to us via correspondence, such as when you email us with questions.
  • Any other data identified in this policy, for the purpose of complying with our legal obligations, or to protect the vital interests of you or any other natural person.

INTERNATIONAL DATA


Our website is hosted by servers located in the United States of America. Therefore, if you reside outside of the United States of American, some of your data will be transferred internationally to, and stored upon, those servers. In addition, we may use third-party processors (including payment processors) and subcontractors located in the United States of America. We use methods to protect the safety of your data during transfer, including hosting our website on reputable servers and engaging reputable third-party processors. By using this site and providing Us with information, you consent to this transfer, processing, and storage of your information in the United States of America. Note that the privacy laws in the United States of America may not be as strict as those in other countries. Please be aware that:


  • We may transfer data that we collect to locations outside of our headquarters for processing or storing, and the data may be processed by our staff or by third-party processors. For example, we may engage third parties to fulfill orders. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing, and processing. We take steps to make sure your data is treated securely and in conformity with this Privacy Policy.
  • Data that is provided to us is stored on secure servers. Payment information and other sensitive data will be encrypted to ensure its safety.
  • The transmission of data via the internet is never completely secure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data that is sent to us electronically, to include via email.  Your transmission of data to us is at your own risk.
  • Where data that you have transmitted to us is password protected, you are responsible for keeping the password confidential. You are exclusively responsible for any breaches of your data that results from your own disclosure of or failure to protect your password.


DATA RETENTION


We retain personal data as long as it we believe it is needed for conduction of our legitimate business purposes or to comply with our legal obligations, or until you ask us to delete your data. For example, we will retain certain personal information indefinitely for the purposes of maintaining your account and for our internal record keeping purposes, unless and until you delete your account or request, in writing, that we do so. Data that we gather for a specific and particular purpose, such as assisting law enforcement or analyzing trends, will be kept for no longer than is necessary for that particular purpose. Data that we believe is no longer needed by us for any of the purposes listed above will be permanently deleted. 


We will honor your written request to delete your data, as described more fully below, unless we are required by law to retain access to the data. However, note that we cannot control the retention policies of third parties. If you wish to have any third parties, including those to whom we’ve transmitted your data, delete that data, You will need to contact those third parties directly. You may request from us a list of all third parties to whom we have transmitted your data.


We may retain usage data (that is, data that is gathered by our business or third-party analytics companies for the purpose of analyzing the use of our website) as needed for internal analysis purposes. This type of data is usually retained for a shorter period of time than personal data, unless the data is necessary to improve the security or functionality of our website or offerings, or we are legally obligated to retain the data for a longer period of time.


SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION


We take steps to protect our personal data and keep your information secure. For example, we use recognized, reputable online secure payment systems and providers, such as Square, Paypal, and Stripe, to help protect against personal data loss or misuse. However, no security measure or third party system or business is data-breach proof or foolproof, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against interception or misuse. We cannot, and do not, guarantee complete security of any information you transmit or provide to us or that we transmit or provide to our third party vendors or businesses, to include Sprout Studio, Pixieset, and our email service provider.

By consent to this Privacy Policy, you acknowledge that your personal data may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of your data by other parties.

We will notify you promptly of any known breach of our security systems or your data which might expose you to serious risk.


CHILDREN / MINORS


This website or mobile app is not designed for use by children under age 18, and We do not knowingly solicit personal data from anyone under age 18. If You are under age 18, do not access or use our website or related products or services. If you become aware that w have collected data of anyone under the age of 18, please contact us so that we may delete that data.


SENSITIVE DATA


We request that you do not submit any sensitive data to us, via public postings, email correspondence with us, or any other method, including social security number, health data, genetic data, or information related to your ethnic origin, religious beliefs, or criminal history. If you do send us this information, then by doing so you are consenting to our use, storage, and processing of this information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


YOUR RIGHTS


You have certain rights with respect to Your personal data, as outlined below. Note that we may charge you a reasonable fee for actions that you ask us to take with respect to your data. In addition, we reserve the right to request that you provide us with evidence of your identity before we take any action with respect to the exercise of your data rights. Furthermore, your rights may be restricted or nullified to the extent they conflict with our compelling business interests, the public interest, or the law.


UPDATE ACCOUNT INFORMATION


You have the right to update or change any information you have provided to us. To update or delete your information, please contact us in writing at laura@laurakeslerphotography.com.


CONFIRM PERSONAL DATA AND ITS USE


You have the right to request that we confirm what data we hold about you, and for what purposes. You also have the right to confirmation of whether we process your data or deliver your data to third-party processors, and for what purposes. We will supply you with copies of your personal data unless doing so would affect the rights and freedoms of others.


  • Change Consent: You have the right to change your consent to our use of your information. In such cases, we may require you to delete your account with us, as described above, and you may not have full access to our website.
  • Request a Copy of Data: You have the right to request a digital copy of the data that we hold about You. Your first request for a copy of your personal data will be provided free of charge; subsequent requests will incur a reasonable fee.
  • Transfer Your Data: You have the right to request that we gather and transfer your data to another controller, in a commonly used and machine readable format, unless doing so would cause us an undue burden.
  • Delete All Data: You have the right to request that we delete all data that we hold about you, and we must delete such data without undue delay. There are exceptions to this right, such as when keeping your data is required by law, is necessary to exercise the right of freedom of expression and information, is required for compliance with a legal obligation, is necessary for reasonable and legitimate business and bookkeeping record needs, or is necessary for the exercise or defense of legal claims. Such a request may result in a termination of your account with us and you may have limited or no use of our website.
  • Emails and Communications: You may opt out of receiving future email correspondence from us by contacting us via email at laura@laurakeslerphotography.com.
  • Marketing Communications: You may opt out of receiving any third-party marketing communications or having your personal information used for marketing purposes. You may do this by contacting us via email at laura@laurakeslerphotography.com.
  • Processing: You may, in some circumstances, restrict the processing of your data, such as when you contest the accuracy of your data or when you have objected to processing, pending the verification of that objection. When processing has been restricted, 2e will continue to store your data but will not knowingly and intentionally pass it on to third-party processors without your consent, or as necessary to comply with legal obligations or protect your rights or those of others or our company. In addition, you may opt out of any processing of your data altogether. Note, however that doing so may result in the termination of your account and loss of access to our website.
  • Complaints: If you are an EU resident, you have the right to complain to a supervising authority if you believe we are misusing your data or have violated any of your rights under this Privacy Policy or applicable law. You may do so in the EU member state in which you reside or have your place of business or in which the alleged infringement took place. If you are located outside the EU, you may have rights under privacy laws in the jurisdiction where you live.


CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

The State of California has established its own unique regulations that apply to California residents. If you reside in California, you have the right to obtain from us, once per year and free of charge, information regarding what information we disclose to third-party marketers, and the names and addresses of each third party to whom we disclose Your data. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please use the contact information listed below. Please note that such requests must be made in writing and sent to us via email at laura@laurakeslerphotography.com.


If you are a California resident and under the age of 18, you have the right to request that we remove any data that you publicly post on our website. To request removal of your data, please use the contact information listed below. Note that while we will remove your data that is publicly posted on our website, we may not be able to completely remove that data from our systems.


NEWSLETTER PRIVACY


We offer the opportunity for you to volunteer certain information to us that is used for email and marketing purposes. This information includes, but is not limited to, your name and email. You will have an opportunity to unsubscribe from any future communications via email, but we reserve the right to maintain a database of past email subscribers. We reserve the right to use this information as reasonably necessary in our business and as provided by law. Your information will be shared with reasonably necessary parties for the ordinary course of conducting our business, such as through Facebook ads or Google Pay Per Click marketing campaigns.


CONTACT INFORMATION

(360) 891-7705

Email: laura@laurakeslerphotography.com