Privacy Policy

Ugh. The lawyers make us do this, so here we go...

I respect your concerns about privacy. This Global Privacy Notice describes the types of personal information collected about consumers on this site, how I use the information, with whom I share it, and the choices available to consumers regarding use of the information. I also describe the measures I take to protect the security of the information and how you can contact me about these privacy practices.

 

INFORMATION I COLLECT

I may collect personal information about you in various ways, such as when you provide it on this website, through a social media channel, through surveys, via text messages, or on the telephone. The types of personal information I may collect include:

  • contact information (such as name, postal address, email address, and mobile or other telephone number);
  • payment information (such as your payment card number, expiration date, authorization number or security code, delivery address, and billing address);
  • purchase and transaction information;
  • customer service information (such as customer service inquiries and comments);
  • photographs, comments, and other content you provide;
  • information regarding your personal or professional interests, experience with my products, and contact preferences;
  • contact information you provide about friends or other people you would like me to contact; and
  • information I may obtain from third-party service providers.

In addition, when you visit this website or open emails from Dirk Hobman Photography, I may collect certain information by automated means, such as cookies and web server logs. The information I collect in this manner may include IP address, unique device identifier, browser characteristics, device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, information on actions taken on this site, and dates and times of website visits. A “cookie” is a file that websites send to a visitor’s computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify the visitor’s browser or to store information or settings in the browser. Through automated collection methods, I may obtain “clickstream data,” which is a log of the links and other content on which a visitor clicks while browsing a website. As the visitor clicks through the website, a record of the action may be collected and stored. I may link certain data elements I have collected through automated means, such as your browser information, with other information I have obtained about you to let me know, for example, whether you have opened an email I sent to you. Your browser may tell you how to be notified when you receive certain types of cookies or how to restrict or disable certain types of cookies. Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to use all of the features of this website.

The providers of third-party apps, tools, widgets, and plug-ins on our websites and apps, such as Facebook “Like” buttons, may also use automated means to collect information regarding your interactions with these features. This information is collected directly by the providers of the features and is subject to the privacy policies or notices of these providers. To the extent permitted by applicable law, I am not responsible for these providers’ information practices.

 

HOW I USE THE INFORMATION I COLLECT

I may use the information described above to:

  • provide products and services to you;
  • process your payments;
  • create and manage your account;
  • send you promotional materials and other communications;
  • communicate with you about, and administer your participation in, special events, contests, sweepstakes, programs, offers, surveys and market research;
  • respond to your inquiries;
  • operate, evaluate, and improve my business (including developing new products and services; enhancing and improving my services; managing my communications; analyzing my products and customer base; performing data analytics; and performing accounting, auditing and other internal functions);
  • reduce credit risk and manage collections;
  • verify your identity;
  • protect against, identify, and prevent fraud and other unlawful activity, claims and other liabilities; and
  • comply with and enforce applicable legal requirements, relevant industry standards, contractual obligations, and my policies.

I also may use the information in other ways for which I provide specific notice at the time of collection.

In addition, I may use information collected through cookies, web server logs, and other automated means for purposes such as (i) customizing users’ visits to this website, (ii) delivering content tailored to users’ interests and the manner in which users browse this website, and (iii) managing this website and other aspects of my business. To the extent required by applicable law, I will obtain your consent before collecting information using cookies or similar automated means.

I may use third-party analytics services on my website, such as Google Analytics. The analytics providers that administer these services use technologies such as cookies, web server logs, and web beacons to help analyze your use of this website. The information collected through these means (including IP address) may be disclosed to these analytics providers and other relevant third parties who use the information, for example, to evaluate use of the website. To learn more about these analytics services and how to opt out, please visit the relevant website listed here:

 

INTEREST-BASED ADVERTISING

I may collect information on this website about your online activities for use in providing you with advertising about products and services tailored to your individual interests. I may also obtain information for this purpose from third-party websites on which my ads are served. This section of this Global Privacy Notice provides details and explains how to exercise your choices.

You may see certain ads on other websites if I engage third-party ad buying networks (such as Facebook and Twitter). Through such buying networks, I can target my messaging to users through demographic, interest-based, and contextual means. I can track your online activities over time by collecting information through automated means, including through the use of third-party cookies, web server logs, pixels and web beacons. The networks use this information to show you advertisements that may be tailored to your individual interests. The information my ad networks may collect on my behalf includes data about your visits to websites that serve Dirk Hobman Photography advertisements, such as the pages or advertisements you view and the actions you take on the websites. This data collection takes place both on my website and on third-party websites that participate in these ad networks. This process also helps me track the effectiveness of my marketing efforts. To learn how to opt out of this ad network interest-based advertising, click here. To the extent required by applicable law, I will obtain your consent before using your information for interest-based advertising.

 

INFORMATION I SHARE

I do not disclose personal information I collect about you, except as described in this Global Privacy Notice. I may share personal information with service providers who perform services on my behalf based on my instructions. I do not authorize these service providers to use or disclose the information except as necessary to perform services on my behalf or comply with legal requirements. Examples of these service providers include entities that process credit card payments, manage and reduce my credit risk, verify information, fulfill orders, and provide web hosting, analytics, and marketing services.

In addition, I may disclose information about you (i) if I am required to do so by law or legal process, (ii) to law enforcement authorities or other government officials, and (iii) when I believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual fraudulent or illegal activity. 

 

YOUR RIGHTS AND CHOICES

You have certain choices in connection with the personal information I collect about you, such as how I use the information and how I communicate with you. To update your preferences, ask me to remove your information from my mailing list, exercise your rights or submit a request, please contact me. You can also unsubscribe from my mailing list by following the “Unsubscribe” link in my emails. To the extent provided by the law of your jurisdiction, you may request access to the personal information I maintain about you or request that I correct, amend, delete, or block the information by contacting me. Where provided by law, you may withdraw any consent you previously provided to me or object at any time on legitimate grounds to the processing of your personal information, and I will apply your preferences going forward.

To learn more about how to opt out of ad network interest-based advertising, please visit the consumer opt-out page at http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.

 

ONLINE TRACKING AND HOW I RESPOND TO DO NOT TRACK SIGNALS

When you use this website, I and certain third parties (such as digital advertising partners and social media platforms) may collect personal information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites. Certain web browsers allow you to instruct your browser to send Do Not Track (“DNT”) signals to websites you visit, informing those sites that you do not want your online activities to be tracked. At this time, my website is not designed to respond to all types of DNT signals or similar mechanisms from browsers as there is no common, industry-accepted standard for doing so. Thus, information about your online activities may continue to be tracked on this site and used to maintain this website’s functionality and for my own analytics purposes described in this Privacy Notice even if your browser sends a DNT signal. As noted, since there is no uniform standard for DNT signal recognition, I may update this policy and practice as new technologies and solutions emerge. As indicated in the “Your Rights and Choices” section above, I offer you certain choices in connection with the personal information I collect about you.

 

HOW I PROTECT PERSONAL INFORMATION

I maintain administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed to protect the personal information you provide against accidental, unlawful, or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use.

 

LINKS TO NON-DIRK HOBMAN PHOTOGRAPHY SITES AND SERVICES

For your convenience and information, this website may provide links to non-Dirk Hobman Photography sites, apps, and services that may be operated by companies not affiliated with Dirk Hobman Photography. These companies may have their own privacy notices or policies, which I strongly suggest you review. I am not responsible for the privacy practices of any non-Dirk Hobman Photography sites, apps or services.

 

UPDATES TO THIS GLOBAL PRIVACY NOTICE

This Global Privacy Notice (including any addenda) may be updated periodically and without prior notice to you to reflect changes in these personal information practices. For significant changes, I will notify you by posting a prominent notice on my website indicating at the top of the Notice when it was most recently updated.

 

HOW TO CONTACT ME

If you would like me to update information I have about you or your preferences, please contact me.