Privacy Policy

Effective date: July 25, 2021

Melinda Komuves Photography (“Melinda Komuves”, "us", "we", or "our") operates the https://www.melindakomuves.com/ website, which includes without limitation, any service that we provide through our website and any App/Application (“App”) that we may use to provide services to you (collectively referred to as the "Service"). By using the Service, you consent to this Privacy Policy and the use of your Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy. 

This Privacy Policy informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information (as defined below) when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.

We use your Personal Information to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of your Personal Information in accordance with this Policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, the terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible from https://www.melindakomuves.com/

Definitions

Personal Information

Personal Information means data about a living individual who can be identified from that information, such as a person’s name, address, personal email address, birth date, gender or any other information that can be used to identify that person. Personal Information does not include information of an anonymous nature that does not identify an individual, such as aggregated statistical data, or business contact information, such as the name, title, business address, email address, or telephone number of a business or professional person or an employee of a business/organization.   

Usage Data

Usage Data is data collected automatically either generated by the use of the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit). Usage Data does not always include Personal Information. 

Data Controller

Data Controller means the natural or legal person who (either alone or jointly or in common with other persons) determines the purposes for which and the manner in which any Personal Information is processed. For the purpose of this Privacy Policy, we are a Data Controller of your Personal Information.

Data Processors (or Service Providers)

Data Processor (or Service Provider) means any third party who processes your Personal Information on our behalf. We may use the services of various Service Providers in order to process your Personal Information more effectively.

Information Collection and Use

We collect information from you for various purposes to provide and improve the Service. We will only collect, use and disclose your Personal Information to the extent that it is necessary to provide the Service. 

Types of Data Collected

Personal Information

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with Personal Information about you in order to provide and improve the Service. 

We may use your Personal Information to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you if you consent to receiving such communications. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send or by contacting us.

Usage Data

We may also collect Usage Data which may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data. Usage Data does not always include Personal Information – for example, we collect and use aggregate Usage Data that does not include Personal Information, such as aggregate/average usage, transactional and demographic information in order to provide and improve the Service. 

Tracking Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track your activity and retain certain information. In general, cookies do not include Personal Information because they only contain random alphanumeric text characters that act as an anonymous unique identifier for you.

Cookies are files with a small amount of data that are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Other tracking technologies are also used such as beacons, tags and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

·       Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.

·       Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.

·       Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

Use of Personal Information

Melinda Kay uses the Personal Information we collect from you for the following purposes:

·       To provide and maintain our Service

·       To notify you about changes to our Service

·       To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so

·       To provide customer support

·       To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our Service

·       To monitor the usage of our Service

·       To detect, prevent and address technical issues

·       To provide you with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events with your consent

Legal Basis for Processing Personal Information under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If you reside in the European Economic Area (EEA), our legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Policy depends on the Personal Information we collect and the specific context in which we collect it.

We may process your Personal Information for the following purposes:

·       In order to provide services to you

·       You have given us permission to do so

·       The processing is in our legitimate interests and it is not overridden by your rights

·       For payment processing purposes

·       To comply with the law

Retention of Data

We will retain your Personal Information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your Personal Information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

We will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer periods.

Transfer of Data

Your information, including Personal Information, may be transferred to and maintained on computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection and privacy laws may differ from those of your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside Canada and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer all data, including Personal Information, to Canada and process it there.

We will take all the steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your Personal Information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Information will be made to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your Personal Information.

Disclosure of Data

Under certain circumstances, we may be required to disclose your Personal Information if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency) and we may also disclose your Personal Information in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

·       To comply with a legal obligation

·       To protect and defend our rights or property

·       To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service

·       To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public

·       To protect against legal liability

Security of Data

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Our Policy on "Do Not Track" Signals under the California Online Protection Act

We will honour Do Not Track ("DNT") signals. DNT is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked. You can enable or disable DNT by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser. However, enabling DNT may limit your ability to use the Service as described above for when cookies are disabled. 

Your Rights

We will take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete or limit the use of your Personal Information in compliance with any applicable law and as set forth in this Privacy Policy. If you wish to be informed about what Personal Information we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.

In certain circumstances, you have the following rights:

The right to access, update or delete the information we have on you. Whenever made possible, you can access, update or request deletion of your Personal Information directly. If you are unable to perform these actions yourself, please contact us to assist you.

The right of rectification. You have the right to have your Personal Information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.

The right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Information.

The right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your Personal Information.

The right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of your Personal Information we possess in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format.

The right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where we relied on your consent to process your Personal Information.

Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests and that our duties and ability to comply with your request may be restricted by applicable laws and not prejudicing our ability to comply with any legal obligations or requirements.

Service Providers

We may employ Service Providers to facilitate our Service, provide certain services on our behalf, or assist us in analyzing how our Service is used. These Service Providers may have access to your Personal Information, but only to perform these tasks on our behalf and they are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Analytics

We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyses the use of our Service.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about website activity.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Links to Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Minors

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 ("Minors") unless we receive consent from a parent or guardian to do so.

We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are aware that a Minor has provided us with Personal Information, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Information from a Minor without verification of proper adult consent, we will take steps to remove that information.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the "effective date" at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Headings

The headings that appear in this Privacy Policy are included for convenience only and have no bearing on its terms.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us:

·       By email: hello@melindakomuves.com

·       By phone number: 289-233-1477