Your privacy matters to us, and we value transparency. Here, we aim to provide clarity regarding how we gather, use, and share information to operate our business.

Alexey Kulikov, (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the website (the “Service”).

This Privacy Policy (”Policy”) describes how the company Alexey Kulikov Photography collects, uses, shares and protects the personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) you (“User”, “you” or “your”) may provide on the website and any of its products or services (collectively, “Website” or “Services”). It applies solely to information collected through this website and not to information collected offline or through phone.

This Privacy Policy governs all users of this Service. By accessing or using this Service, you are acknowledging and agreeing to accept by the terms outlined in this Privacy Policy with respect to Alexey Kulikov Photography (“us”, “we”, or “our”). If you disagree with any part of this Privacy Policy, please refrain from accessing or using this Service.

Types of Data We Collect

Personal Data
While you are using our Services, Alexey Kulikov Photography may ask you to provide certain personal information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). It may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • First name and surname
  • Phone number
  • Address (State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City)

When you contact us via email or fill out our contact forms to inquire about our services, or when we engage in further communication to outline additional details regarding the Services you have selected.

Device and Usage Information
Alexey Kulikov Photography automatically receives and collects specific types of data concerning how the Website is accessed and used (“Usage Data”) each time you interact with it. This Usage Data might include information about your IP address, operating system, mobile network, browser type, browser version and unique device identifiers. Also we collect information regarding your interaction with our Website such as the pages you viewed, the date and time of your visit, the duration of your stay on those pages, links you have clicked and other data.

Tracking & Cookies Data
Alexey Kulikov Photography uses cookies and similar tracking technologies to monitor the activity on the Website and retain specific information. Cookies consist of text files with small pieces of data that may contain an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device.

Use of collected data

Alexey Kulikov Photography will use the data you provided for the next purposes:

  • Fulfill any obligations arising from contracts we enter into
  • Inform you of any updates or modifications to our Services
  • To enhance your browsing experience on the Website
  • To track the usage of the Website
  • To identify, prevent, and resolve technical issues

Please be aware that under certain laws, we may have the right to process information until you object to such processing (by opting out), without needing to rely on consent or any other legal basis. We’re available to explain the specific legal basis that applies to the processing, including whether providing Personal Information is a statutory or contractual obligation, or a necessity to enter into a contract.

Storing of Data

Alexey Kulikov Photography will retain and use your Personal Information for the period necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.

We will additionally maintain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Normally, this data is kept for a brief period, except when necessary to enhance security, improve service functionality, or extend retention due to legal requirements.

Transfer of Data

Depending on your location, data transfers may involve transferring and storing your information in a country other than your own or other governmental jurisdiction, where data protection laws may vary from those in your jurisdiction. By consenting to this Privacy Policy and submitting such information, you agree to this transfer.

Alexey Kulikov Photography will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is handled securely and in line with this Privacy Policy. No transfer of your Personal Data will occur to an organization or country unless adequate controls, including data security measures, are in place.

Disclosure of Data

Be assured that Alexey Kulikov Photography does not rent or sell your personal information to any third parties. We may only disclose your Personal Data under the following circumstances:

  1. Compliance with legal obligations and protection of rights and interests: If we deem it reasonably necessary to comply with the law, safeguard our or others’ rights, property, or interests, or prevent fraud or abuse of our company or our Users, we may disclose your personal information. This includes responding to lawful requests by public authorities, such as those related to national security or law enforcement.
  2. Business transitions: In the event of a reorganization, merger, acquisition, or sale of some or all of our assets, your personal information may be transferred as part of that transaction.

Data Security

When you provide personal information, we take measures to ensure its secure handling to prevent loss, misuse, or alteration. Our Website is safeguarded with SSL, indicated by a lock icon on your browser, signifying a secure connection.

However, it’s important to note that no internet transmission can be entirely secure. While we strive to protect your data, we cannot guarantee the security of information transmitted to us, and you do so at your own risk.

Upon receiving your information, we employ our best efforts to maintain its security. If provided with a password for accessing our website galleries, you are responsible for its safekeeping.

Sensitive details like credit or debit card information are encrypted and shielded with 128-bit SSL encryption by the third-party payment processor.

Third-Party Services

Alexey Kulikov Photography may engage third-party companies and individuals (“Service Providers”) to facilitate our Website, provide the Service on our behalf, perform Website-related services, or assist us in analyzing how our Website is used.

These Service Providers are granted access to your Personal Data solely to carry out tasks on our behalf and are obligated to refrain from disclosing or utilizing it for any other reasons.

Analytics: We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze how our Service is used.

Google Analytics: This tool aids us in collecting data for statistical analysis of our website. We gather non-sensitive information, with all sensitive data anonymized, including IP addresses (where the last byte is anonymized)..The data collected by Google Analytics is shared with other Google services. Google may use this data to personalize ads within its advertising network. You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on, which prevents the sharing of information with Google Analytics about visit activity. For more details on Google’s privacy practices, please visit the Google Privacy Terms webpage.

Payments: If we offer paid products or services within our Website, we may use third-party services for payment processing (e.g., payment processors). Alexey Kulikov Photography does not store or collect your payment card details. Instead, this information is provided directly to our third-party payment processors, whose use of your personal information is governed by their Privacy Policy. These payment processors comply with PCI-DSS standards to ensure the secure handling of payment information. Our payment processors include PayPal. You can view their Privacy Policy on their website.

Do Not Track signals

Certain web browsers offer a feature called Do Not Track, which informs the websites you visit that you prefer not to have your online activity tracked. It’s important to understand that tracking differs from simply using or gathering information related to a website. In this context, tracking involves collecting personally identifiable data from users who visit various websites or online services over time. The method through which web browsers convey the Do Not Track signal is not standardized yet. Consequently, our Website is not presently configured to interpret or act upon Do Not Track signals sent by your browser.

Links to other websites

Our Website includes links to external websites not operated or managed by us. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy policies of such other websites or third-parties. We strongly encourage you to be aware when you leave our Website and to read the privacy policies of each and every website that may collect your Personal Information.

Your Rights Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Your rights concerning data protection under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If you reside in the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. Alexey Kulikov Photography endeavors to facilitate your ability to correct, amend, delete, or restrict the use of your Personal Data. If you wish to know what Personal Data we possess about you or request its removal from our systems, please reach out to us.

Under certain circumstances, you have specific data protection rights, including:

  • Right to Access, Update, or Delete: You have the ability to access, update, or delete your Personal Data directly within your account settings, where possible.
  • Right to Rectification: You have the right to correct any inaccuracies or incompleteness in your information.
  • Right to Object: You can object to the processing of your Personal Data by us.
  • Right to Restriction: You can request a restriction on the processing of your personal information.
  • Right to Data Portability: You have the right to receive a structured, machine-readable copy of the information we hold about you.
  • Right to Withdraw Consent: You can withdraw your consent for the processing of your personal information at any time, where applicable.

Please note that we may need to verify your identity before addressing such requests.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a Data Protection Authority regarding our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more detailed information, please reach out to your local data protection authority within the European Economic Area (EEA).

Privacy of children

We do not knowingly gather any Personal Information from children under the age of 18. If you are under 18, kindly refrain from submitting any Personal Information via our Website or Service. We encourage parents and legal guardians to oversee their children’s internet activities and to reinforce this Policy by advising their children not to disclose Personal Information through our Website or Service without consent.

If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 18 has provided Personal Information to us through our Website or Service, please contact us. Upon discovering that we have unintentionally collected Personal Data from children without parental consent verification, we take measures to delete that information from our servers.

Changes and amendments to this Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy may undergo periodic updates. We will inform you of any alterations by posting the revised Privacy Policy on this page. Additionally, we will notify you via email and/or a conspicuous notice on our Service before the changes take effect and update the “updated date” at the end of this Privacy Policy. We advise checking this Privacy Policy frequently for updates. Changes to this policy become effective when posted on this page. Your ongoing use of the Website or Services after the revised Privacy Policy’s effective date (or any other specified action) signifies your acceptance of those changes. Nonetheless, we will not use your Personal Data in a manner significantly different from what was disclosed at the time of collection without obtaining your consent

Contact us

If you would like to contact us to understand more about this Privacy Policy or wish to contact us concerning any matter relating to individual rights and your Personal Information, you may do so via the contact form or send an email to [email protected].

This document was last updated on May 8, 2024