Privacy Statement

Updated November 2, 2017

 

Thank you for visiting especially.me, the website of Especially Me, portrait and documentary photographers and curators. Your privacy is very important to us. To better protect your data, we provide this statement explaining our online information practices and how you can change the way your information is collected and used on this site.

 

What information do we collect?

At especially.me, you can order products, enter contests, vote in polls or otherwise express an opinion, subscribe to one of our services such as our online newsletters, or participate in one of our online blogs, forums, or communities. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected at these pages include: name, address, email address, telephone number, fax number, credit card information, and information about your interests in and use of various products, programs, and services. We do not store credit card information in your account.

In certain areas of especially.me, only persons who provide us with the requested personally identifiable information will be able to order products and services or otherwise participate in the site's activities and offerings.

We also may collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit especially.me, such as the type of browser you are using (e.g., Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Netscape), the type of operating system you are using, (e.g., Microsoft Windows or Mac OS), and the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., AOL, AT&T, Earthlink). This data helps especially.me cater the serving of web pages to your hardware, software, and services.

 

How do we use your information?

Especially Me may use the information you provide about yourself to fulfill your requests for our products and services, to respond to your inquiries about our offerings, and to offer you other products or services that we believe may be of interest to you. We sometimes use this information to communicate with you, such as to fulfill a request by you for an online newsletter, or to contact you about your account with us. If you choose to submit content for publication (e.g., a blog post or a comment on our content), we may publish your screen name and other information you have provided to us.

Especially Me is committed to preserving online privacy for all of its website visitors, including children. especially.me is a general audience site and we do not, knowingly, collect information about children or sell products to children. Consistent with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, we will not knowingly collect any information from, or sell products to, children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, you must ask your parent or guardian to assist you in using especially.me.

We sometimes use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our site and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience. We also may use this information in the aggregate to analyze site usage, as well as to offer you products, programs, or services.

We may disclose personally identifiable information in response to legal process (e.g., in response to a court order or a subpoena). We also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency's request, or where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our terms of use, to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our Web site and applicable laws, or as otherwise required or permitted by law or consistent with legal requirements.

In addition, we may transfer personally identifiable information about you if we, or one of our business units, are acquired by, sold to, or merged with another company.

We may on occasion combine information we receive online with outside records to enhance our ability to market to you those products or services that may be of interest to you. If you have signed up to receive our emails and prefer not to receive marketing information from this site, follow the "unsubscribe" instructions provided on any marketing email you receive from this site.

Finally, Especially Me will not use or transfer personally identifiable information provided to us in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you with an opportunity to opt out of these unrelated uses.

 

Cookies

To enhance your experience with especially.me, many of our Web pages use "cookies." Cookies are text files we place in your computer's browser to store your preferences. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your email address or other personally identifiable information unless you choose to provide this information to us by, for example, registering and creating a user profile on the site. However, once you choose to furnish the site with personally identifiable information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie.

We use cookies to understand site usage and to improve the content and offerings on our sites. For example, we may use cookies to personalize your experience at our Web pages (e.g., to recognize you by name when you return to our site), save your password in password-protected areas, and enable you to use shopping carts on our sites. We also may use cookies to offer you products or services.

 

Collection of Information by Third Parties

especially.me may contain links to other sites whose information practices are be different than ours. Visitors should consult the other sites' privacy policies and notices, as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, them.

especially.me uses Google Analytics to gauge traffic and activity on the site. This third-party analytics server may use cookies, Web beacons, clear .gifs, or similar technologies to help track activity and to help measure and research the site's effectiveness. The use of this technology by Google Analytics is subject to its own privacy policies and is not covered by our privacy statement.

Especially Me does not otherwise rent, sell, or exchange your personally-identifiable information to third-party companies for reasons other than those outlined above. We do provide your personal information to reputable organizations that are critical aspects to the fulfillment of your orders and communication with our business.

 

How can I access or update my information?

Access to personally identifiable information that is collected from our sites may be accessible for a limited period of time from the point of collection. For example, if you created a password-protected account within our site, you can access that account to review the information you provided.

You may opt out of any marketing email sent to you by Especially Me by using the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of that email.

You may also send an email or letter to the following email or street address requesting access to or correction of your personally identifiable information. For verification purposes please include your first name, last name, email address and the password you use for said service.

 

Updates & Effective Date

We reserve the right to change, modify or amend this policy at any time, which may occur from time to time. We encourage you to periodically check back and review this policy so that you always will know what information we collect, how it is used, and to whom it is disclosed.

For general information regarding privacy you can visit TRUSTe, BBB Online, or the Federal Trade Commission:

 

Our Commitment to Security

We have installed appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online. Especially Me takes this responsibility very seriously and will always do its best to safeguard your information and identiy.

If you have any questions or concerns about the online privacy statement for this site, or its implementation, you may contact us at [email protected]