Our Privacy Policy

Who We Are

Appeal Photography LLC
1921 Florida Avenue NW #53090
Washington, DC 20009
+1 (202) 930-2299
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Personal Data We Collect

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

Unless otherwise agreed to in writing, media you upload to our website is secured and protected from public view.

Contact Forms

If you contact us using a contact form, the information is secured and protected from public view.

E-Signature Agreements & Releases

When you e-sign and submit an agreement or release, the information is secured and protected from public view.

Photo Gallery Selections

When you select images for editing from our online proof gallery, your selections are secured and protected from public view.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded Content from Other Websites & Analytics

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

We use web and traffic analytics tools, including Google Analytics to provide information such as:

  • Who visits our website
  • How our website is used
  • What’s popular on our website, and what’s not
  • Whether visitors return to our website

Analytics data is used in the aggregate, not on a user-by-user basis.

How Long We Retain Your Data

If you leave a comment, submit a contact form and/or e-sign an agreement and/or release or make selections from our online proofs gallery, the data and metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What Rights You Have Over Your Data

You may request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where We Send Your Data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

Our Privacy Pledge

Privacy PolicyProtecting your privacy and confidentiality is our top priority. We are committed to:

  • work with the utmost care and discretion to protect your privacy.
  • never sell or share your personal information with third parties. (For printed products we may share your shipping address with our photo lab, but only with your permission.)
  • ensure that once your images leave the camera that they are always stored on password-protected encrypted media, including when on our private server.
  • ensure that your images will always stay private. This is clearly stated in our contract with you. We will never share or display any of your photos unless you have given us written permission to do so.
  • act with the utmost professionalism and only ask questions that relate to our work with you to create the best set of imagery for you.
  • never discuss our work with you with anyone but you.

Security

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way (via SSL). You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Updates to Our Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time and all updates will be posted on this page.