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Randal Hinz Photography

Privacy Policy

This is the 'Privacy Policy' for Randal Hinz Photography – randalhinzphotography.com

This privacy policy is effective from 1st August 2017.

If you require any more information or have any questions about this privacy policy, please feel free to contact me by email at info@randalhinzphotography.com.

At Randal Hinz Photography, the privacy of my visitors is of extreme importance to me. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information that is received and collected by this web site (https://randalhinzphotography.com) and how it is used.

Randal Hinz Photography is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should I ever ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Randal Hinz Photography may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should always check this page from time to time to ensure that you are aware of any changes.

Log Files: Like many other Web sites, Randal Hinz Photography (https://randalhinzphotography.com) makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyse trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

What information might be requested. I may ask you for permission to collect the following information:

  • Your name; and
  • Your contact information, including email address.

What I do with the information I gather:  I require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping;
  • I may use the information to improve my services;
  • I may periodically send promotional email about new services or other information which I think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided;
  • From time to time, I may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. I may contact you by email depending on what information you have provided; and
  • I may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

Security:  I am 100% committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure I have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information I collect online. The randalhinzphotography.com web site also operates under a secure encrypted protocol called SSL and all communications and browsing activity to this web site are protected through your web browsers encrypted connection (You will see a green lock in your browser bar). Several other industry standard protection mechanisms are in place to prevent browser hijacking attempts and Cross-Site-Scripting Attacks or XSS as it is otherwise known. The https://randalhinzphotography.com web site also makes use of specialized security server headers to prevent cross contamination of information assuring that what you see is always coming from this web site and this web site only. Any email correspondence with randalhinzphotography.com is also protected by Industry standard SSL encryption.

How I use cookies: I use Google Analytics and features called 'Google Analytics Demographics' and 'Interest Reporting' cookies to collect non-personal information on the usage of this website.  The data is used to help me understand the interests and preferences of our users and how they use my site in order to help improve my services.

Google Analytics may combine the information collected with other non-personal information they have independently collected from other websites which use their analytics packages. By combing this information I am able to receive reports which give me an understanding of the ages, locations, interests etc. of users who visit my site. I can assure you I only receive general information and do not receive any of your personal details or identifying information.

If you would like to disable and block the cookies used by Google Analytics on this site you opt out through the use of the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on or by managing cookies directly through your browser. To find out how to do this for your particular browser, visit its ‘Help’ section.

Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Cookies are also used to enable social media sharing networks so if you choose to share content from my website using the Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or any other social media sharing network, cookies are used in this process. You may want to reference the privacy policy statements of each social media web site you use regarding how their own cookies work.

If you would like further information about how to manage cookies at the website aboutcookies.org may be of use to you.

Disabling cookies for my website will not prevent you from using the site or any of its features. Javascript is however required in order to be able to use certain features of the web site.

There are two main kinds of cookies: “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies. Session cookies only last for the duration of users using the website and are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies outlast user sessions and remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.

More information on the legislation concerning cookies can be found on the Information Commissioner’s Office website here.

Links to other websites: My website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave my site, you should note that I do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, I cannot and will not be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy policy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy policy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information: If you complete any contact form on this web site to communicate with me, your personal information in transmitted to me securely through an encrypted connection. This personal information is received by me via secure encrypted email and stored locally on a secure network and secured and encrypted computer. No personal information of yours ever leaves the hands of randalhinzphotography.com and is not divulged, sent or sold to any third parties whatsoever.

If you believe that any information I am holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email me as soon as possible on bushwalker0@gmail.com. I will promptly correct or delete any information found to be incorrect.

Privacy Policy Updates: This privacy policy will be updated from time to time without any prior notice to users of this web site. This is required by law as our vendors like Google and Facebook regularly require policy changes to be effected. Please always check this privacy page for the Policy Effective Date at the top of this page.