Simply Studio knows that you care about how your personal information is used and shared, and takes your privacy seriously. Please read the following to learn more about our Privacy Policy. By visiting Simply Studio’s website at http://www.simplystudio.com, or using any of our services or products, you acknowledge that you accept the practices and policies outlined in this Privacy Policy.

What Does This Privacy Policy Cover?

This Privacy Policy covers Simply Studio’s treatment of personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) Simply Studio gathers when you are accessing simplystudio.com and when you use our services. This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that Simply Studio does not own or control, or to individuals Simply Studio does not employ or manage. simplystudio.com contains links to other sites. Simply Studio is not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on other sites. When linking to another site a user should read the privacy policy stated on that site.

What Personal Information Does Simply Studio display or Collect?

The information we gather from users varies based on whether they are either an End User or a Photographer. Photographers are users who use simplystudio.com to organize and gain clients using simplystudio.com, information collected from Photographers is governed by the Photographer Privacy Policy. End Users are users who have hired (or may hire) a Photographer for their occasion, and information collected from End Users is governed by this Privacy Policy.

The information we collect from you enables us to personalize and improve our services, and, if you wish, will allow you to set up a user account and profile that can be used to interact with Photographers and/or other users through simplystudio.com. In connection with simplystudio.com, we may request and display some personal information to other users and visitors of simplystudio.com, which allows users to identify, interact, and contract with each other. We collect the following types of information from our users:

Personal Information You Provide to Us:

We receive and store any information you enter on simplystudio.com or provide to us in any other way. The types of Personal Information collected may include your name, gender, e-mail address, cell phone number, occupation, hometown, college, personal interests, and information about your venue, date, time, event type, people affiliated with the event, price range and use of the services on simplystudio.com.

It is always your choice whether to provide us with Personal Information. You may choose not to provide us with certain information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of many of our special features. The Personal Information you provide is used for such purposes as responding to your requests for certain information, products and services, customizing the advertising and content you see, improving our services, and connecting you with Photographers. You may modify or remove your Personal Information at any time by logging into your account and accessing features to edit your profile and account information.

Personal Information Collected Automatically:

We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with simplystudio.com or obtain services from us. Simply Studio automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, Simply Studio cookie information, and the page you requested. We also record the details of your transactions on simplystudio.com.

Generally, our service automatically collects usage information, such as the numbers and frequency of visitors to our site and its components, similar to TV ratings that indicate how many people watched a particular show. Simply Studio only uses this data in aggregate form, that is, as a statistical measure, and not in a manner that would identify you personally. This type of aggregate data enables us to figure out how often users use parts of simplystudio.com or services so that we can make simplystudio.com appealing to as many users as possible, and improve those services. As part of this use of information, we may provide aggregate information to our partners about how our users, collectively, use our site. We share this type of statistical data so that our partners also understand how often people use their services and simplystudio.com, so that they, too, may provide you with an optimal online experience. Again, Simply Studio never discloses aggregate information to a partner in a manner that would identify you personally.

E-mail Communications:

We often receive a confirmation when you open an e-mail from Simply Studio if your computer supports this type of program. Simply Studio uses this confirmation to help us make e-mails more interesting and helpful.

What About Cookies?

Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and tell us how and when pages in our site are visited and by how many people.

Most browsers have an option for turning off the cookie feature, which will prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, as well as (depending on the sophistication of your browser software) allowing you to decide on acceptance of each new cookie in a variety of ways. We strongly recommend that you leave the cookies activated, however, because cookies enable you to take advantage of some of simplystudio.com’s most attractive features.

Will Simply Studio Share Any of the Personal Information it Receives?

Personal Information about our users is an integral part of our business. We neither rent nor sell your Personal Information to anyone. We share your Personal Information only as described below.

Photographer Services: In order to allow Photographers to provide services to End Users, at your direction, we will share relevant personal information to facilitate, and make interactions more efficient. In particular, if a Photographer is unable to provide services to you after you have requested services, if you give them permission to do so, the Photographer may share your contact information with other Photographers who may be available to provide those services.

Agents: We employ other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf and need to share your information with them to provide products or services to you. Examples include sending email, analyzing data, billing, and providing user services. Unless we tell you differently, Simply Studio’s agents do not have any right to use Personal Information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us. You hereby consent to our sharing of Personal Information for the above purposes.

Communication in response to User Submissions: As part of simplystudio.com and Services, you may receive from Simply Studio and Photographers communication relating to information you submit. You acknowledge and agree that by submitting information, Simply Studio and Photographers may send you e-mail and other communication that they determine in their sole discretion relate to the information you submitted.

Business Transfers: In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, user information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. Moreover, if Simply Studio, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Simply Studio goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquiror may continue to use your Personal Information as set forth in this policy.

Protection of Simply Studio and Others: We may release Personal Information when we believe in good faith that release is necessary to comply with that law; enforce or apply our Terms of Service and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of Simply Studio, our employees, our users, or others.

With Your Consent: Except as set forth above, you will be notified when your Personal Information may be shared with third parties, and will be given the option to prevent the sharing of this information.

Is Personal Information About me Secure?

Simply Studio endeavors to protect user information and to keep it private, however, Simply Studio cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of user information at any time.

This Privacy Policy only governs information collected on simplystudio.com.

Please be aware that whenever you voluntarily post information to public areas on simplystudio.com or any other public forums, such information can be accessed by the public.

What Personal Information Can I Access?

Simply Studio allows you to access the following information about you for the purpose of viewing, and in certain situations, updating that information. This list will change as simplystudio.com changes. You may currently access the following information: account information, user profile, and user preferences name, email address, phone number, physical address, event date(s).

What Other Choices Do I Have?

As stated previously, you can always opt not to disclose information, even though it may be needed to take advantage of certain Simply Studio features.

You are able to add or update certain information on pages, such as those listed in the “What Personal Information Can I Access” section above. When you update information, however, we often maintain a copy of the unrevised information in our records.

You may request deactivation of your account and deletion of personally identifiable information in your account by sending an e-mail to genius@simplystudio.com. Please note that when your personally identifiable information is deleted we no longer have the availability to send you information or payments. Additionally, some of your information may remain in our records after deactivation of your account.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Simply Studio may make changes to this Privacy Policy from time to time for any reason. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used or collected. If we make changes in the way we use Personal Information, we will post an announcement on simplystudio.com and indicate the date of the last change. You are bound by the Privacy Policy in effect when you use simplystudio.com.

Questions or Concerns

If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy at simplystudio.com, please send us a detailed message to privacy_policy@simplystudio.com.