Privacy Policy
First off, I take your data very seriously. I never rent or sell your information to ANYONE.


Please read my Privacy Policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how I collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information.

Smartphone Photography Training is committed to providing you with the best possible customer service experience. Smartphone Photography Training is bound by:
EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR) and Australian Government Privacy Act 1998.

Personal information that this website collects and why
My website https://smartphonephotographytraining.com like most websites collects details of users' identification such as e-mail address, name, home or work addresses and telephone number. In the process, anonymous demographic information such as ZIP/Postcode, age, gender, preferences, interests and favourites may also be recorded in our database if provided.

Information about your computer hardware, IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and website addresses of referred sites can be collected through Google Analytics for the use of delivering an optimised, personal experience in online marketing, service efficiency, identify trends and the future develop the Smartphone Photography Training site.

Smartphone Photography Training does not read private messages online but if you voluntarily disclose personal information through Smartphone Photography Training's social media accounts - this information can be obtained and may be used by others.

Smartphone Photography Training suggests that you review the privacy statements of websites you selected from links on the Smartphone Photography Training website - so that you are familiar with their collection, usage and sharing of information methods online.

Smartphone Photography Training is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on linked sites or associated sites.

Comments
When visitors leave comments on the site, the website collects the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor's IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Use of cookies
The Smartphone Photography Training website uses "cookies" to enable a customised experience for users. A cookie is a coded text that is placed on your hard disk by a page server. Cookies are not for running programs or delivering viruses to your system. Cookies are uniquely assigned to each user and can only be read by a server in the issuing domain.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a time-saving feature for your convenience. A cookie tells the server what page you are on the website. For example, when you register with Smartphone Photography Training' site or services, a cookie recalls specifics of previous visits. This automated recording of information such as billing, shipping addresses more is helpful when you return to the same site. The information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily resume your transaction with Smartphone Photography Training.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser's setting to decline cookies if you desire to do so. Just note that if you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features on the Smartphone Photography Training website.

If you leave a comment on my website you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this website, I will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. When you log in, I will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this website may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Use of personal information
For each visitor to the site, I expressively collect the following non-personally identifiable information, including but not limited to browser type, version and language, operating system, pages visited while browsing the site, page access times and referring website address. This collected information is used solely internally for the purpose of gauging visitor traffic, trends and delivering personalized content to you while you are at this website.

Smartphone Photography Training will never sell, rent or lease all acquired information to third parties. Smartphone Photography Training may contact you on behalf of our industry partners regarding offerings that you can benefit from. This way, your personally identifiable information such as e-mail, name, address and telephone number are not transferred to the third party.

Smartphone Photography Training may never disclose your personal information, without prior notice if required by law or in good faith that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Smartphone Photography Training or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Smartphone Photography Training; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of https://smartphonephotogrtaphytraining.com or the public.

Third-party data processors
I utilise a number of third- party processors to process personal data on our behalf - during the delivery of our education and physical products:
Active Campaign – Privacy Policy – Email marketing service
Eventbrite – Privacy Policy – Workshop booking and payment
Stripe – Privacy Policy – Online payment of physical goods
Google Gmail – Privacy Policy – Email service provider

Contact forms and email links
Should you choose to contact me using the contact form on our Contact Me page, none of the data that you supply will be stored by this website or passed to / be processed by any of the third-party data processors. This message will be collated into an email and sent to us over the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). My email SMTP servers are provided by Google's Gmail service. I would suggest that you always consider email as an insecure medium and not include personal, confidential or otherwise sensitive information within an email.

Email marketing
If you provide your name and email when accessing our content or sign up for the email communications, the email address that you submit to us will be forwarded to Active Campaign who provide me with email marketing services. The email address that you submit will not be stored within this website's own database or in any of our internal computer systems.

Your email address will remain within Active Campaign's database for as long as I continue to use Active Campaign's services for email marketing or until you specifically request removal from the list. You can do this by unsubscribing using the unsubscribe links contained at the bottom of any email received.

While your email address remains within the Active Campaign database, you will receive periodic emails from me about relevant news, podcast episodes, tutorials or product information.

Comments on the website
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely.
I embed Facebook Comments in my tutorials and pages to allow you to leave a comment using your Facebook account. This feature may collect your IP address, your web browser User Agent, store and retrieve cookies on your browser, embed additional tracking, and monitor your interaction with the commenting interface, including correlating your Facebook account with whatever action you take within the interface (such as "liking" someone's comment, replying to other comments) if you are logged into Facebook. For more information, please see Facebook's data privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update

For users that register on our Website (if any), I also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data?
If you have an account on this website or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided to us.

You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Changes to this Privacy Policy
Smartphone Photography Training reserves the right to make amendments to this Privacy Policy from time to time in line with legislation or industry developments. I will not explicitly inform our clients or website users of these changes. Instead, I recommend that you check this page occasionally for any policy changes.

Contacting me
Smartphone Photography Training welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Policy. If you have any questions and would like further information, please contact me at email: [email protected]