Privacy Policy

Last modified: 2021-May-02

Ryan Smith (“We” or “Us”), the owner and operator of the Hiking.Photos web site (“Site”), understands that you care about how your personal information is used and shared. We take your privacy seriously and the following outlines the practices and policies that we have adopted to protect you from the unreasonable use of your private information (our “Privacy Policy”). We require all users of our services to understand and accept the terms of our Privacy Policy prior to using our services and by visiting or using Site, the services and applications contained therein, and/or any other linked pages, features, or content offered from time to time by us, you acknowledge and agree that you accept the Privacy Policy.

Personal Information

If you initiate communication with us, you may be asked to supply your name and email address.

How do we use this information?

  • Your personal information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.
  • Your personal information helps us to better respond to your individual needs.
  • We use Akismet to reduce spam submissions and if you use our "Contact Us" form, we may pass your name, email address, IP address, browser user agent, and message to Akismet for analysis.

What privacy choices do you have?

  • You may visit our site without providing any personal information to us; however, not all site features and services may be available to you.
  • Data passed to Akismet is subject to Akismet's Privacy Policy.

Log information

When you access our site, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include, but are not limited to, information such as the date and time of your request, your IP address, browser type, browser version, operating system information, the URL you visited, and the HTTP referrer.

How do we use this information?

  • Log information is used to prevent fraud, to ensure our servers are working properly, and to analyze usage patterns.
  • Log information is not linked to your personal information unless we believe it is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety.

What privacy choices do you have?

  • If your browser permits, you may disable some information (including browser type, browser version, operating system information, and the HTTP referrer) from being sent to us.

Analytic information

We use a third-party tracking services, including Google Analytics and Matomo, to log non-personally identifiable information about visitors to our site.

How do we use this information?

  • Analytic information is used in the aggregate (e.g., usage and volume statistics) to analyze trends, administer our site, evaluate the value of web site content, and gather broad demographic information.
  • We do not link this analytic information to your personal information.
  • Data passed to Google Analytics is subject to Google's Privacy Policy.

What privacy choices do you have?

Cookies

When you access our site, we may send one or more cookies to your computer or other device.

How do we use this information?

  • We, and our third-party tracking services, use cookies to maintain your login session with our site, understand and save your preferences for future visits, and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

What privacy choices do you have?

  • If your browser permits, you may disable the use of cookies; however, not all site features and services may be available to you.
  • You may delete the cookies stored on your computer or other device; however, not all site features and services may be available to you until you accept new cookies from our site.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act). We do not willingly collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 18 years old or older.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

As part of the California Online Privacy Protection Act, all users of our site may request to view or update their personal information by contacting us.

We do not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals.

Notification of Changes

We will occasionally update this Privacy Policy. When we do, we will also revise the “Last modified” date at the top of the Privacy Policy. If we make any material changes to our Privacy Policy, we will post a prominent notice on our website notifying users of the change.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or comments, you may contact us.

All content, photos, and videos are Copyright (c) 2020-2021 Ryan Smith. You may not use or copy any content without written permission.
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