My website helps photographers connect with future clients. Photographers can create listings, containing their business information and portfolio photographs. Anyone can then find these listings, view their information and photographs, and contact the photographers. Photographer information and portfolios are treated as non-confidential and are made publicly available. You, as a photographer, may submit your personal information, instead of company information, and you may upload your personal photographs. If you do so, please understand, that your data will not be private.
I collect the following data:
If you purchase a paid subscription, your payment information is securely collected by my reseller, Paddle. I do not receive your payment information (credit card number, PayPal account, etc).
I do not track your location, but it may be recorded as a search location in technical tools like server logs, error reports, and performance data.
I use Google Analytics to collect information about which pages are visited and how my website is used. Your personal data is anonymized, and cannot be used to identify you.
You directly provide me with most of the data I collect. I collect and process the data when you:
Additionally, when you use or view my website, I automatically collect your device information, access information, cookie information, and your city.
I may also receive your data indirectly from the following sources:
I collect your data so that I can:
I shall take appropriate technical measures to protect your data. I collect an adequate amount of personal data, relevant for carrying out my services and operating my website. I receive and transmit your data over encrypted internet connections. I share your data only with trusted third parties, who also respect the security of your personal information and process it in accordance with the law. I do not allow access to your data by anyone else. When your data is no longer necessary to me, I either delete it, or I anonymize it so it can no longer identify you.
I will keep most of your data for as long as you have an account on my website. This includes profile information, contact information, security credentials, business information, portfolio photographs, messages to other users, photographer recommendations, and testimonials to my services. Once your account is closed, I will delete your information from my database and storage immediately.
If you send me messages or provide feedback (via the contact and feedback forms), I will retain your name and email address for up to two years. Before this time period expires, I will anonymize your data to protect your privacy. I will keep the message texts and feedback ratings for an indefinite period of time. I do this for my future reference.
If you send messages to other users as a guest (without registering and logging in), I will retain your name, email address and telephone number for up to two years. Before this time period expires, I will anonymize your data to protect your privacy. I will keep the message texts for an indefinite period of time. I do this for the other users' future reference.
If you submit abuse reports, I will keep their descriptions for an indefinite period of time. I do this in order to protect users in the future, and to be able to investigate your reports even if you close your account before I have a chance to do look at them.
I keep your user account login history for 30 days, your viewed listings for 7 days, and your active sessions for 14 days. This includes your IP address.
I may keep your data for longer periods of time, if I am required to do so by law, or if I pursue legal action against you. For example, I may do this in case of financial fraud or other unlawful use of my website.
Finally, I make periodic backups of my database, which I keep for one year. Therefore, I will continue storing, in the form of backup archives, all of your data, which was previously deleted from my database, for one additional year.
If you send me emails, I will keep them for an indefinite period of time. I do this in order to be able to answer any future questions you may have.
Additionally, I keep an archive of the emails that the website sends to you. This includes account and message notifications, and marketing messages. I do this to better support you in case you have any problems with the website or your account, as well as to monitor the operation of the website and and the activity on it. I keep these archived emails for up to a year.
Rejected email addresses are kept by Amazon Web Services for 14 days.
Server logs are kept in Papertrail for up to a year. Error reporting data is kept in Sentry for up to 90 days. Performance monitoring data is kept in New Relic for up to a year. All of these include mostly device information, access information, and email addresses, but may contain traces of other personal data.
Usage data in Google Analytics is kept for 26 months.
For up to date information about the retention of your data, collected by Paddle, Google reCAPTCHA, and Google Maps, please see their privacy policies:
I would like to send you information about products and services of mine, that I think you might like. If you have agreed to receive marketing messages, you may always opt out. You have the right at any time to stop me from contacting you for marketing purposes. If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please disable newsletters and updates in your account settings.
I would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following: