Information We Collect from You.
VU Photography does not collect personally identifiable information about you except when you specifically provide such information on a voluntary basis. For example, when you register with VU Photography, we ask for the basics, including your name, email address and wedding date. We may also collect details about your wedding such as reception venue or cultural tradition, and any other personal or preference information that you provide to us. When you order products or services on this website, we will also need your billing and credit card information and mailing address. To help us provide you with the most relevant site content and email communications, we keep track of your website searches, registration activities and bookings. For all VU Photography website visitors, not just registered users, we may automatically collect certain information such as IP addresses, browser type, domain names, access times, duration of visit, referring URL, platform, new/repeat information, time-stamp and exit page information. We use this data for statistical purposes so that we may analyze trends and performances over time. VU Photography also uses third-party service providers to help us gather and analyze information about our customers. We restrict these service providers from using your information in any manner, other than to help us provide you with the products and services available on our website. VU Photography is the sole owner of the information collected on this website. If you choose to use our invitation service to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for information needed to send the invitation, such as your friend’s email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email or instant message inviting him or her to visit the site. If you contact our client service department, we will collect the information you provide that details the nature of your question or problem to enhance the quality of our website.
How Your Information Is Used.
The data we gather is used to enhance your website experience; check for availability of services for your wedding date; manage our sweepstakes and promotions; manage our email marketing campaigns; manage your registration, reservation and booking activities; assist you in using our website and its features; manage your purchases via our website; and manage your photos. The information we collect helps us to better serve you. VU Photography also uses the information we gather to target content on our website to more closely match your interests and, if you have selected to receive email communication from us, to target email marketing messages or notifications regarding new services that are more appropriate to your needs. Profile information is used by VU Photography primarily to be presented back to and edited by you when you access the service and to be presented to others permitted to view that information by you. VU Photography may send you service-related announcements from time to time through the general operation of the service. For instance, if a friend sends you a new message, or someone comments on your photo, you may receive an email alerting you to that fact. Generally, you may opt out of such emails in your profile settings, though VU Photography reserves the right to send you notices about your account even if you opt out of all voluntary email notifications.
With Whom Your Information May Be Shared.
Upon making a photography reservation or a deposit with VU Photography, the personal information you provide will be shared with third parties necessary to ensure the completion of your booking. The personal information provided to the third parties will not be used for any purpose other than the provision of your wedding photography and associated services. VU Photography will also share your information with business firms contracted to provide specific services to us, in a manner consistent with this Policy. For example, if VU Photography were to hold a sweepstakes offer on our website, we may choose to hire a sweepstakes administration firm to handle the legal requirements surrounding entrant and winner selection and validation, or we may use a fulfillment service provider to ship to you products ordered on our website. In situations such as this where your data is shared with a third-party firm, these firms are obligated to use your personal data only for the purpose for which the relationship exists, and shall be required to abide by the terms of this Policy. From time to time, we may share aggregated, non-personally identifiable statistical information about our website and visitors (such as number of visitors, demographic data, number and type of goods and services purchased or booked, etc.) with our advertisers and partners. However, we do not reveal your personally identifiable information for anything other than the use it was originally intended without giving you the opportunity to opt out. At VU Photography, we often receive testimonials and comments from customers who have had positive experiences with our service and our website. We occasionally publish such content. VU Photography will also disclose information about individual users to governmental or judicial authorities or law enforcement agencies, or to other individuals or entities in response to subpoenas, court orders, other legal processes or as otherwise required by law. Further, VU Photography may share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities or suspected fraud, or to enforce or apply the terms and conditions of this Policy or other policies of VU Photography. We may also provide customer information to third parties, such as credit card companies, for the purpose of resolving disputes that arise in the normal course of business. Except as otherwise stated above, VU Photography will not disclose your personal information with any third party without your consent. This website may contain links to other sites. VU Photography is not responsible for information collection and privacy practices of third party websites that are accessed via links from the VU Photography website. This Policy is solely for information collected by the VU Photography website.
Your Available Choices Regarding Registration.
Registration is optional. If you choose not to register, certain sections of our website may be inaccessible. Registration is required to order complete a booking or order products or services on our website. Upon request, VU Photography will use reasonable efforts to allow users to update or correct personal information previously submitted to the extent such activities will not compromise privacy or security interests. Also, upon a user’s request, VU Photography will use commercially reasonable efforts to functionally delete the user and his or her personal information from its database; however, it may be impossible to delete a user’s entry without some residual information being retained by VU Photography because of the nature in which backups of data are maintained.
Your Available Choices Regarding Emails.
If you register to receive communications from us, you will receive information we believe will be of use and interest to you. If you are no longer interested in receiving communications from VU Photography, you may opt out of future mailings as follows:
Our emails include instructions on how to unsubscribe yourself from our email list;
or Call us at 1.714.699.3411, and request to be unsubscribed.
If you have questions or concerns regarding your privacy or security on our website, feel free to contact us. Please use the Contact Us form. We respond to most customer emails promptly.