Camille and Company Photography takes your privacy very seriously -- in regard to both your images and the security of your personal information. For customers in the UAE, a strict policy is in place regarding the posting of images on social media on the internet and requires express permission from the individual.  To remain in compliance with the UAE laws and to reassure clients of their privacy, Camille and Company Photography has adopted a Privacy Policy.  

 

 

PRIVACY POLICY

 

Your Privacy is Important

 

Camille and Company Photography will strive to keep your information safe and secure.  This privacy policy will explain the kind of information collected about the client and how it is used.

The United Arab Emirates has a strict privacy policy regarding personal information and the use of visual media such as photos and videos.   The use of visual media is strictly forbidden without the express consent of the parties involved. 

Camille and Company Photography, and its individuals, cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from the client’s failure to comply with the terms of this Privacy Policy. 

 

Definition of Terms.

“Client” is identified as an individual or individuals who has obtained the photographic services of Camille and Company Photography and is authorized to view protected areas of the website.

“User” is considered an individual or individuals who accessed Camille and Company Photography’s website or blog for the purpose of reading the content, learning about the services, viewing price lists, registering an account, viewing public photo galleries, and commenting.                           

Camille and Company Photography is sometimes referred to as “the company.”

 

Privacy Policy Modifications.   Camille and Company Photography has the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time.  Such updates and/or changes may apply to our website and/or one or more of our services.  It is the responsibility of the client or user to review the terms of this privacy policy in order to ensure compliance.  Continued use of our website or services will constitute the client’s acceptance of any changes made to the privacy policy. 

 

Collecting Information.  Information collected by Camille and Company Photography may be defined as “information about an identifiable individual, including but not limited to the following:  first and last name, mailing address, email address, and phone number.”  In addition the company may collect and store additional information such as a minor child’s name, date of birth, and/or other applicable details or information that may be relevant to the services we provide for you. 

When subscribing for paid services or placing ecommerce orders on our website, we may also collect the client’s billing address, billing and credit card information, shipping addresses, and payment preferences.  Camille and Company Photography uses a web-hosting company, Zenfolio, to handle all e-commerce transactions, therefore, all information used in these transactions are subject to Zenfolio’s privacy and security practices.  Every effort was made by Camille and Company Photography to use a reputable vendor that upholds standard e-commerce industry practices for privacy and security.

Personal information may be collected through Camille and Company Photography’s website or its representatives, or via account registration, and/or other online and electronic activity with said company. 

Camille and Company Photography collects this information to enhance its services offered to the client.  This includes but it is not limited to, processing orders and bookings, processing payments, account requests, communicating information about its services and offers, responding to requests for information, enhancing performance and services, sending relevant notifications or reminders requested by the client, and shipping products to the client.

 

Security Practices.  Camille and Company Photography uses a third party vendor which uses  standard industry practices to protect your personal information including Secure Socket Layer (SSL) transmission technology for all sensitive information exchanges. This technology encrypts information the client sends to us to avoid it being intercepted before reaching our secure HTTPS servers.  Any sensitive billing information is then stored in an encrypted format so that even Camille and Company and the third party vendor personnel do not have access to it. 

Although Camille and Company Photography strives to protect your privacy the nature of the internet does not allow absolute security.  Camille and Company Photography assumes no responsibility or liability for the disclosure of any of client information due to errors in transmission, unauthorized third-party access or other causes beyond our reasonable control.   You specifically agree to hold Camille and Company Photography, and the individual parties associated thereof, harmless from any liability arising out of the use or misuse of any information submitted in the process of placing orders or submitting orders to third party vendors. 

 

Privacy Responsibility.  It is the client’s or user’s responsibility to protect personal information by keeping the secrecy of passwords and/or personal information at all times.  The client/user assumes the responsibility of maintaining the confidentiality of user names, passwords, other account information, and any other tools and/or data that affords the client access to restricted areas of either the website or services of Camille and Company Photography.  Thus, if the client shares account information with others for the purpose of shared viewing of any portion of the website, such as proofing galleries or private viewing galleries, the client/user is responsible for all users of this information, whether or not their use is actually or expressly authorized by the client.  Camille and Company Photography assumes no responsibility or liability for information that is voluntarily disclosed in a public area or forum. 

Should the client become aware of any unauthorized use of their passwords or account or any other breach of security, the client agrees to immediately notify Camille and Company Photography.

 

Using Our Website and Its Services.  Client/user use of this website and services offered is subject to compliance with the terms of this privacy policy.  Camille and Company Photography grants a non-exclusive, limited, revocable, non-transferable license to use the applicable site and services.  The site may be used to view content, to view and post user information, and to make legitimate inquiries.  The site may not be used for any other purposes, including without limitation, to make any false or fraudulent inquiries.  The website and the content provided therein, including any text, scripts, graphics, images, music, video, button icons, audio and video clips, digital downloads, data compilations, software, interactive features and the like (collectively known as “Content”), may not be copied, reproduced, altered, modified, republished, displayed, performed, used to create derivative works, framed, mirrored, uploaded, posted, transmitted, modified, sold, transferred, sub-licensed, distributed, disassembled, decompiled, or reverse engineered, except that you may download, display and print the Content that you are authorized to access, solely for informational and non-commercial, personal use; provided that you (a) do not remove any title, trademark, copyright and/or restricted rights notices contained on such content, and (b) strictly comply with the provisions of the terms of this Privacy Policy.

 

General Users.  The pages and services offered on Camille and Company Photography’s website are available to users that do not have accounts with us.  General users do not have access to all of the content and/or services available to account holders.  Individual client files are password protected to ensure the privacy of the images.  General users agree not to use or access, or attempt to use or access, any content and/or services that are intended for account holders only.    In addition, general users are compelled to follow the same guidelines regarding content reproduction as outlined in the preceding paragraph and section. 

 

Social Media and Internet. The UAE law contains quite broad provisions relating to the protection of privacy and reputation, which prohibit the publication of content that is contrary to the public morals, the principles of Islam, and the social and moral welfare of the UAE.  Forbidden content includes, but is not limited to, “hate speech, slander, trolling, words to incite violence or which is threatening or contains graphic or gratuitous violence.”  Nudity or pornographic material is prohibited.  Clients may view the published guidelines of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, or TRA, on line at www.tra.gov.ae

Camille and Company Photography’s policy is to not to share photographs and videos of clients without the express written consent of the client, or the legal guardian of the client should the client be a minor child, this includes but is not limited to social media websites, magazine publications, Camille and Company Photography’s website and blog, or other websites and blogs.  The company, and its individuals, is not responsible and is not liable for users accessing the information on the website or blog, such as photographs or videos, and reposting the information elsewhere. 

 

Although Camille and Company Photography has exclusive copyright to all images clients are required to execute a model release for the express purpose of allowing publication of images in various forms of media, to include but not limited to, social media and the internet.  (see model release for further explanation of types of media or publications)

 

Camille and Company Photography reserves the right to ban or block individuals or users from the use of the website if found in breach of any of these conditions set forth above, as well as report users to the appropriate authorities for abusing the guidelines set forth in the TRA’s guide.