Privacy Notice

We at Christian Cruz Photography are committed to protecting the privacy of our customers and visitors. This Privacy Policy describes the ways in which we collect, use, disclose, and protect information about you in connection with your use of our website. When you use our website, you consent to our collection, use, and disclosure of information about you as described in this Privacy Policy.

1. When and How We Collect Personal Information

“Personal information” is information by which you can be identified, such as your name, e-mail address, billing and mailing addresses, telephone number(s) and credit card number(s). When you provide personal information on our website, you are consenting to the way in which we collect, use and disclose your personal information, as described in this Privacy Policy.

We may collect personal information that you provide when you:

  • Register with our website;
  • Make a purchase from our website;
  • Submit an entry in a contest or sweepstakes sponsored by us, respond to one of our surveys or participate in another feature of our website;
  • Contact us for customer service or other purposes;
  • Sign up for email newsletters;
  • Provide us with user content, ideas, information, user reviews, comments, feedback or other submissions; and
  • Interact with our company on social media.

2. Types of Personal Information We Collect

  • Information you provide when using our website:
    • Account Registration information such as name, email address, and your password.
    • Purchase information such as your email address, name, shipping address, billing address, and phone number. We employ reasonable security measures to protect your personal and financial information. Credit card details supplied at checkout are transmitted directly to our payment provider over a secure connection (SSL). We do not save your full credit card number or security code on our servers. We keep only your card’s expiration date and the last four digits of your card number. This helps you and us to identify your saved credit card(s) when you call us or visit us online.
    • Testimonials, ratings and reviews, product feedback, surveys, or other form submissions.
    • Payment information such as credit/debit card details, and Paypal, Shop Pay, and/or Google Pay details.
  • Information we automatically collect during your visit to our website:
    • Website metadata and analytics, including IP address, device information, date/time of visits, new or returning visits, products viewed, page response times, URL clickstreams, how long you stay on our pages, what you do on those pages.
    • We may use cookies, beacons, pixel tags, and other similar technologies to collect additional information automatically as you interact with the Services and to personalize your experience with our Services. Learn more about our cookie use below.
  • Information from third parties such as social media and our affiliates:
    • When you interact with our accounts on a social media platform, we may collect certain information that you or the platform make available to us such as website metadata analytics (above), your social media account ID, your social media ‘likes’, click-throughs to our website, or custom interactions.

Christian Cruz Photography provides an online “Try It On” feature for you to upload an image or use your webcam to virtually try on our products. Any images collected through this feature are stored locally on your device. We do not collect these images, and only process aggregate or anonymous information about use of the feature.

3. How We Use Your Information

Christian Cruz Photography uses the personal information we collect for the following purposes:

  • To provide you with the products you purchase,
  • To contact you for account and promotional purposes,
  • To provide you with targeted advertising,
  • To provide customer support or to respond to you,
  • To improve the website, products and other Christian Cruz Photography services,
  • To comply with our agreements or policies,
  • For other business and legal purposes (e.g. to detect and prevent fraud, to collect amounts owing to us, and to maintain business records), and
  • With your consent.

4. How We Share Your Personal Information

We may share information with your consent. We may also share your information with vendors or third parties who:

  • Facilitate product purchases (e.g., Shopify),
  • Help us communicate with you,
  • Manage and optimize our website and services, and
  • Assist us with our social media presence or relevant advertising.

In addition:

  • We may share your personal information in order to:
    • Protect the legal rights of our company, our employees, our agents, and our affiliates;
    • Protect the safety and security of our website visitors;
    • Detect and protect against fraud; and
    • Comply with law or legal process.
  • We may share your personal information as part of a business transition.
    • Christian Cruz Photography may also share your personal information with prospective purchasers exclusively to evaluate the proposed transaction; and
    • Christian Cruz Photography may also share your personal information with another company that buys the assets or stock of Christian Cruz Photography. That company may use and disclose personal information for purposes similar to those described in this Privacy Policy.
  • We may share de-identified, aggregate, or anonymous information about our customers with advertising or marketing partners. This means that the information we share with our advertising and marketing partners does not identify you or is combined with de-identified data of other customers to protect your privacy.

Read more about the specific vendors or third parties who receive your personal information, including those using cookies>

We may also use third-party advertising companies to help tailor site content to users or to serve ads about goods or services that may be of interest to you. These companies may employ cookies and web beacons to collect data relating to your visit to our website in order to measure advertising effectiveness (such as which web pages are visited or what products are purchased and in what amount). The data these companies collect may be combined with data from other websites, mobile applications and sources. Any information that these third parties collect via cookies and web beacons is not linked to any personal information about you collected by us.

6. Data Security

We maintain reasonable safeguards to protect against unauthorized access, use, modification and disclosure of personal information in our custody and control. Despite our efforts, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized access or use will never occur. It is important that you take steps to keep your information safe and secure. Choose an account password that is hard for others to guess and don’t reveal it to third parties. If you use a shared public computer, do not opt to have your login ID or password remembered and be sure to log out of your account when you finish.

7. Retention

Christian Cruz Photography will retain your personal information for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your personal information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data or the information you provided to us to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes and enforce our legal agreements and policies. We will retain your marketing contact information until you unsubscribe from our marketing communications. We will also retain the Services’ usage data for internal analysis purposes. Usage data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Services, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer periods.

8. Children’s Privacy

We do not intentionally collect any personal information from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please ask a parent or guardian for help in using our website or purchasing any products. If you believe we have obtained personal information associated with children under the age of 13 (or 16 in California), please contact us at [email protected] and we will delete it.

9. Links to Third-Party Sites

This website may contain links to other websites or services. We do not exercise control over the information you provide, or is collected by these third party websites. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites you visit.

10. Changes to Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time as we update or expand our Services. If we make material changes, we will post the updated Privacy Policy on this page with a “Last Updated” effective date of the revisions. We encourage you to look for updates and changes to this Privacy Policy by checking this page when you access our Services.