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Privacy and Terms of Service

Privacy Policy

The Photography Scavenger Hunt respects your privacy and we are committed to protecting it.

Information you volunteer:

We collect your email, and if you provide it, name and country on our email signup form via MailChimp. This information is used to communicate with you about Scavenger Hunt news.

We use a similar MailChimp form when you sign up for a Hunt. Your name and email are required to invite you to the Scavenger Hunt Community.

Mailchimp’s Privacy Policy: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

Starting with Round 27, there will be a small fee for each round, if you choose to pay online we use PayPal as a Secure Payment Gateway. If you wish, you may also create an account on our website, but this is optional. The Scavenger Hunt will not see your credit card or other payment information.

Also starting with Round 27 we may collect information via Ninja Forms during the signup process. This information is used to collect the names and email of those signing up. That information will be transferred to MailChimp to communicate with you.

Ninja Form’s Privacy Policy: https://ninjaforms.com/privacy-policy/

When you comment on a post or photo, we do request some information to protect against spammers. This information is not retained.

If you participate in a round, we use WooCommerce to manage products.

WooCommerce (Automattic)’s Privacy Policy: https://automattic.com/privacy/

 

Information that is automatically collected:

We use Google Analytics anonymous data collection to view traffic on our website. We use this information to monitor for problems, see what’s popular, what region visitors are from, and help improve visitor experience.

Google’s Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy/

How we protect your information:

We do our best to protect your sensitive personal information.

We use an SSL Certificate to help protect information you send between your device and our website.

We use PayPal for secure checkout transactions.

We use MailChimp to securely store your contact information for communication.

Why we collect information, how we share it, and how long we keep it:

We collect information to communicate with you, and process transactions on our website.

Anonymous web traffic may be kept for up to 3 years.

We keep purchase and account information for a minimum of 7 years, and up to 10. (for accounting/tax purposes)

We keep email contact information on our email provider until you unsubscribe, or we change providers.

Blog or Image comments may be kept for an indeterminate length.

Data Security and International Transfers:

The Scavenger Hunt and it’s servers are based in the United States, however we do use Cloudflare which may serve you information from other locations.

CloudFlare’s Securtity information: https://www.cloudflare.com/compliance/

We have implemented measures to secure your personal information from accidental loss and access from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure both during transfer and storage.

The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where you have chosen a password for access to certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping this confidential and using a strong password.

Unfortunately transmission and storage of information via the internet is not completely secure. We do our best to protect your personal information, but we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.

Your California Privacy Rights

California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of our Website that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to [email protected]

Your European Union Privacy Rights

The EU General Data Protection Regulation permits users of our Website that are European Union residents certain rights. Your rights include:

  • the right to access;
  • the right to rectification;
  • the right to erasure;
  • the right to restrict processing;
  • the right to object to processing;
  • the right to data portability;
  • the right to complain to a supervisory authority; and
  • the right to withdraw consent.

To access a copy of your data, correct it, restrict how it is used, or erase it please email [email protected]. The first copy will be provided free of charge, but additional copies may be subject to a reasonable fee.

If you believe that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.

If you wish to withdraw your consent for us to process your data, you can opt-out by emailing [email protected]

Miscellaneous Fine Print

In no event will our liability, (regardless of the form of action, whether in contract, tort or otherwise) exceed $100.

There is no promise or representation that you will make a certain amount of money, or any money, or not lose money, as a result of using our products and services. As with any business, your results will vary and will be based on your personal abilities, experience, knowledge, capabilities, level of desire, and an infinite number of variables beyond our control, including variables we (or you) have not anticipated. 
 There are no guarantees concerning the level of success you may experience. Each person’s results will vary. There are unknown risks in any business, particularly with the Internet where advances and changes can happen quickly.
 The use of our information, products, and services should be based on your own due diligence and you agree that we are not liable for your success or failure.

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold us from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses or fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to your violation of these terms or your use of the site.

These terms shall be governed by the laws of the State of California without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule.

Any legal suit, action or proceeding arising out of, or related to, these terms or this site shall be instituted exclusively in the federal courts of the United States or the courts of Tuolumne County, California.

Terms of Service

By visiting ScavengerHunt.Photography you are consenting to our terms and conditions.

E-commerce:

We offer goods and services for sale on this site via WooCommerce. To avoid learning your credit card or other payment information we have partnered with PayPal to securely process your payment. As such we never learn of nor store your payment information.

Payments for signing up for a Round of the Scavenger Hunt are non-refundable.

Comments:

The Scavenger Hunt has always been a place of positivity and learning. We reserve the right to remove comments that go against this. Please always feel free to ask questions, there are no dumb questions.

Intellectual Property:

This website contains intellectual property owned by the Scavenger Hunt, as well as participants. Our logo was graciously designed by Mark Rodriguez. Artist’s names are noted in the photo details. We welcome sharing of our website, posts and pages, but each photographer retains the copyright to their image.

Updates

We may update this policy from time to time by updating the version on this page. You should check this page occasionally to identify any updates.

The last update to this policy was December 1, 2019

Credits

This Privacy Policy was created using resources from the artist’s J.D.
(https://theartistsjd.com/list/website-mad-libs/)