Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy – Algarve Portrait Photography

We take the protection of user data on our website very seriously and commit to protecting the information users provide us in connection with the use of our website. Furthermore, we commit to protecting and using your data in accordance with applicable law.

This privacy policy explains our practices regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of your data through the use of our digital services when you access the services through your devices.

Please read the privacy policy carefully and ensure that you fully understand our practices regarding your data before using our services. If you have read and fully understood this policy and do not agree with our practices, you must cease using our digital assets and services. By using our services, you acknowledge the terms of this privacy policy. Continued use of the services constitutes your consent to this privacy policy and any changes thereto.

In this privacy policy, you will learn about:

  • How we collect data
  • What data we collect
  • Why we collect this data
  • Who we share the data with
  • Where the data is stored
  • How long the data is retained
  • How we protect the data
  • How we handle minors
  • Updates or changes to the privacy policy

What data do we collect?

Category: Always

Below is an overview of the data we may collect:

  • Unidentified and non-identifiable information that you provide during the registration process or that is collected through the use of our services (“non-personal data”). Non-personal data does not allow conclusions to be drawn about who collected it. Non-personal data we collect consists mainly of technical and aggregated usage information.
  • Individually identifiable information, i.e., all information that can identify you or could be reasonably identifiable (“personal data”). The personal data we collect through our services may include information requested from time to time, such as names, email addresses, addresses, phone numbers, IP addresses, and more. When we combine personal with non-personal data, they will be treated as personal data by us as long as they are combined.

How do we collect data?

Category: Always

Below are the main methods we use to collect data:

  • We collect data when you use our services. So, when you visit our digital assets and use services, we may collect, record, and store usage, sessions, and related information.
  • We collect data that you provide to us yourself, for example, when you contact us directly through a communication channel (e.g., an email with a comment or feedback).
  • We may, as described below, collect data from third-party sources.
  • We collect data that you provide to us when you sign up for our services through a third-party such as Facebook or Google.

Why do we collect this data?

Category: Always

We may use your data for the following purposes:

  • To provide and operate our services;
  • To develop, customize, and improve our services;
  • To respond to your feedback, inquiries, and requests and to offer assistance;
  • To analyze request and usage patterns;
  • For other internal, statistical, and research purposes;
  • To improve our data security and fraud prevention capabilities;
  • To investigate violations and enforce our terms and policies and to comply with applicable law, regulations, or regulatory orders;
  • To provide you with updates, news, promotional materials, and other information related to our services. With promotional emails, you can decide whether you want to continue receiving them. If not, simply click on the unsubscribe link in these emails.

To whom do we disclose this data?

Category: Always

We may disclose your data to our service providers to operate our services (e.g., data storage via third-party hosting services, providing technical support, etc.).

We may also disclose your data under the following circumstances: (i) to investigate, detect, prevent, or take action against illegal activities or other misconduct; (ii) to assert or exercise our rights to defense; (iii) to protect our rights, property, or personal safety and the safety of our users or the public; (iv) in the event of a change of control at us or at one of our affiliates (e.g., through merger, acquisition, or purchase (substantially) of all assets, etc.); (v) to collect, retain, and/or manage your data through authorized third-party providers (e.g., cloud service providers), to the extent appropriate for business purposes; (vi) to work with third parties to improve your user experience. To avoid misunderstandings, we would like to point out that we can transmit or otherwise use non-personal data to third parties at our discretion.

Category: User has a blog or forum

Please note that our services enable social interactions (e.g., publicly posting content, information, and comments and chatting with other users). We advise against posting or sharing information that you do not want to be public. If you upload content to our digital assets or otherwise provide it as part of using a service, you do so at your own risk. We cannot control the actions of other users or members of the public who have access to your data or content. You acknowledge and hereby confirm that copies of your data may remain accessible even after deletion on cached and archived pages or after a copy/storage of your content is made by third parties.

Cookies and Similar Technologies

When you visit or access our services, we authorize third parties to use web beacons, cookies, pixel tags, scripts, as well as other technologies and analytics services (“tracking technologies”). These tracking technologies may allow third parties to automatically collect your data to improve the navigation experience on our digital assets, optimize their performance, ensure a tailored user experience, and for security and fraud prevention purposes.

To learn more, please read our Cookie Policy.

Category: User is NOT affiliated with an advertising service

Without your consent, we will not provide your email address or other personal data to advertising companies or ad networks.

Category: User is affiliated with an advertising service, campaign manager, or Facebook Ads

We may provide advertising through our services and our digital assets (including websites and applications that use our services), which may be tailored to you, e.g., ads based on your recent browsing behavior on websites, devices, or browsers.

To provide these ads to you, we may use cookies and/or JavaScript and/or web beacons (including transparent GIFs) and/or HTML5 Local Storage and/or other technologies. We may also use third parties, such as network advertisers (i.e., third parties that display ads based on your website visits), to place targeted ads. External providers of ad networks, advertisers, sponsors, and/or website traffic measurement services may also use cookies and/or JavaScript and/or web beacons (including transparent GIFs) and/or Flash cookies and/or other technologies to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to customize advertising content for you. These third-party cookies and other technologies are subject to the specific privacy policy of the respective third party and not this one.

Where do we store the data?

Category: Always

Non-personal Data

Please note that our companies, as well as our trusted partners and service providers, are located worldwide. For the purposes explained in this privacy policy, we store and process all non-personal data we collect in different jurisdictions.

Category: User collects personal data

Personal Data

Personal data may be maintained, processed, and stored in the United States, Ireland, South Korea, Taiwan, Israel, and other jurisdictions as required by law or for the proper provision of our services.

How long will the data be retained?

Category: Always

Please note that we will retain the collected data as long as necessary to provide our services, to comply with our legal and contractual obligations to you, to resolve disputes, and to enforce our agreements.

We may correct, supplement, or delete incorrect or incomplete data at any time at our discretion.

How do we protect the data?

Category: Always

The hosting service for our digital assets provides us with the online platform through which we can offer you our services. Your data may be stored on secure servers behind a firewall by the data storage, databases, and general applications of our hosting provider. It stores your data on secure servers behind a firewall and provides secure HTTPS access to most areas of its services.

Category: User accepts payments/e-commerce

All payment options offered by us and our hosting provider for our digital assets comply with the requirements of the PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) of the PCI Security Standards Council. This involves the collaboration of brands such as Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card data (including physical, electronic, and procedural measures) by our shop and service providers.

Category: Always

Despite the measures and efforts taken by us and our hosting provider, we cannot and will not guarantee absolute protection and security of the data you upload, post, or otherwise provide to us or others.

For this reason, we ask you to set secure passwords and not to transmit confidential information to us or others via email and instant messaging if possible, as they are not considered secure forms of communication.

How do we handle minors?

Category: User does NOT collect data from minors

The services are not intended for users who have not reached the legal age of majority. We will not knowingly collect data from children. If you are not of legal age, you should not download or use the services and should not provide us with any information.

We reserve the right to request proof of age at any time to verify whether minors are using our services. In the event that we become aware that a minor is using our services, we may prohibit these users from accessing our services, block them, and delete all data we have stored about these users. If you have reason to believe that a minor has provided data to us, please contact us as described below.

Category: User collects data from minors

Children may use our services. However, if they wish to access certain features,

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