I’m Brian, a photographer and videographer focused on helping NGOs, charities, and B-corps tell their stories of making positive impacts throughout the world. As such, if you are looking for bank level security procedures, uh, you are looking at the wrong place. Anyway, here’s my little policy. It’s simple. I don’t share any personal info with anyone. Ever. But, if you need more detail, here you go:
For most pages on this site, comments are not enabled. But, when visitors leave comments on some pages on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. You additionally may be leaving your name publicly visible.
If you use the contact form on this site, you are sending me your name, email, phone number, and a personal message. Because, you are trying to contact me, of course. I will not share this information with anyone else, or any other company, ever. But, I will use this information to return your message. As long as it’s not spam. Or trolling. And if you are looking to hire me, I’ll return your message even faster. 🙂
Oh, I do love me some fresh, homemade, right out of the oven cookies! Oh, not those cookies? Boo. Anyway, if you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
Finally, Google Analytics places a cookie to see where what pages you visit on my site.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content from YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter to further tell the story. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
I use Google Analytics to understand what visitors to my little website are viewing, where they go, and what is drawing traffic. Nothing dastardly. In fact, it anonymises the content so I have no idea who you are.
Sharing your data
I do not share this data with anyone. No one. Ever. Period. Ain’t nobody got time for that!
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. Of course, this also depends on if I can figure out how to do all that stuff.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Analytics information will be sent to Google. And if you send me a message from the contact form, it comes directly to me. That’s all.
Your contact information
The only way I will have your contact information is if you send it to me directly from the contact form, or posting a comment on this site.
How we protect your data
The website software will hash emails and passwords to keep them from prying eyes. On third party services linked to this site, their much smarter engineers do magic that keeps things a lot safer than I ever could.
What data breach procedures we have in place
If this site is hacked, I will email any and all commenters after resetting any passwords. But really, I am not storing government secrets here. Just a portfolio and some stories.
What third parties we receive data from
I receive analytics and tracking information from Google, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and automated spam information from a third party service. Additionally, some comment avatar images may come from Gravatar.
Individuals shown in my photos and videos
Anyone shown in my photos and videos has either signed a release or has granted permission for me to capture their photo or include them in a video. None of their personal information is shown on this site or will be released to anyone. Most releases are kept with the organisation responsible.
You made it to the end. Sorry it wasn’t more exciting, I am not exactly Tom Clancy here. If you are looking for something much more interesting, check out the photos in my portfolio or read my field stories!