Visual Wilderness encourages you to have a positive experience on our website. Please read the following information carefully. It outlines the terms you agree to when you access this Web site. The following notice applies to all information, services, products, and other materials posted on this website owned and operated by
Visual Light Photography Inc, Owner.
Twinsburg, OH 44087
If you have any questions regarding this Policy, or your dealings with our web site, please contact us at: [email protected].
What Data We Collect
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. We may process certain types of personal data about you as follows:
- Identity & Billing Data may include your first & last name, username, password, address, email address, telephone number.
- Transaction Data may include payment details of purchases made by you.
- Technical Data may include your IP addresses, browser type and version, location & time zone setting, operating system and platform and type of device used to access this site.
- Personal Preferences may include your preferences in receiving marketing communications from us and our partners.
How We Collect Data
Website Purchases: We collect identity & billing data including your first & last name, username, password, address, email address, telephone number when your purchase any of our products or services.
Google Analytics: When someone visits our website we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.
Mailing Lists: As part of the registration process for our InFocus Newsletter & customer purchases, we collect personal information. We use that information for a couple of reasons: to tell you about stuff you’ve asked us to tell you about; to contact you if we need to obtain or provide additional information; to check our records are right and to check every now and then that you’re happy and satisfied. We don’t rent or trade email lists with other organisations and businesses.
We use a third-party provider, Sendinblue, to deliver our newsletter. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter. For more information, please see Sendiblue’s privacy notice. You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails.
Note: Our website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.
What Are Cookies?
A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a Web site, that site’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each Web site can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a Web site to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.
Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. However, you can remove or reject cookies in your browser’s settings. Please be aware that such action could affect the availability and functionality of the Site. For more information on how to control cookies, check your browser or device’s settings for how you can control or reject cookies.
Type of Cookies
The following types of cookies may be used when you visit our website:
Essential Website Cookies
Our cookies are “first-party cookies”, and can be either permanent or temporary. These are necessary cookies, without which the website won’t work properly or be able to provide certain features and functionalities. Some of these may be manually disabled in your browser, but may affect the functionality of the site. These cookies include:
Security cookies help identify and prevent security risks. We use these cookies to authenticate users and protect user data from unauthorized parties.
Site Management Cookies
Site management cookies are used to maintain your identity or session on the site so that you are not logged off unexpectedly, and any information you enter is retained from page to page. These cookies cannot be turned off individually, but you can disable all cookies in your browser.
Personalization cookies are used to recognize repeat visitors to the Site. We use these cookies to record your browsing history, the pages you have visited, and your settings and preferences each time you visit the site. This helps us prevent showing you multiple popups and unwanted ads.
Analytics cookies monitor how users reached the site, and how they interact with and move around once on the site. These cookies let us know what features on the site are working the best and what features on the site can be improved.
Third-party cookies may be place on your computer when you visit the site by companies that run certain services we offer. These cookies are placed on your computer by advertisers and ad servers in order to display advertisements that are most likely to be of interest to you. These cookies allow the third parties to gather and track certain information about you. These cookies can be manually disabled in your browser.
How We Use Your Data
Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering our business activities, online marketing, providing customer service, communicating important updates to our website and other activities related to Visual Wilderness.
We will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. We may have to share your personal data with the parties for the following purposes:
- System Administrators and IT service providers.
- Professional services including auditors, insurance companies, lawyers, bankers, and accounting services.
- Internal Revenue Service and other authorities based in the United States and other relevant jurisdictions who require reports on transaction activities.
- Third parties to whom we sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or our assets.
We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights.
Data Security & Retention
Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you do not send private information to us by email. However, doing so is allowed, but at your own risk. Some of the information you may enter on our Web site may be transmitted securely via a secure medium known as Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL. Credit Card information is never transmitted via email.
Visual Wilderness may use software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, we use software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. We will notify you and any applicable data breach on our website.
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
Access to Your Data
Under GDPR, you are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold. Email your request to our data protection officer at [email protected].
We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained. If you have any questions regarding this Policy, or your dealings with our web site, please contact us at: [email protected].