Privacy Policy

Privacy is a concern to many of us, and I respect your right to personal privacy. I will collect and use information through my website only in the ways disclosed in this statement, which applies solely to information collected at johnvias.com.

History of changes

If my policy on information collection or use changes, those changes will be reflected in this document.

09/24/2010. Updated "Information Use" section to allow for sharing info with law enforcement. Made minor editing and formatting changes.

08/11/2007. Updated "Information Collection" section to allow for the Google Analytics cookie.

03/09/2007. Removed language about SSL encryption, which I stopped using because it seemed unnecessary, complicated the user experience with browser warnings, and because I no longer collect street addresses.

11/15/2006. Clarified language. No substantive changes.

08/27/2005. Original policy.

Part I. Information Collection

Night photograph by John Vias titled Broken Chain To receive announcements, a visitor may subscribe to my news feed or provide a salutation, first and last names, and contact information on the Contact page. He or she may also optionally provide referral information and comments. I collect this information through the form or, rarely, through private email or telephone call.

Anonymous data about visitors such as web browser and operating system used, pages visited, screen resolution, Javascript capability, etc., are collected with cookies and my webhost's server logs.

Part II. Information Use

The information collected by johnvias.com will be used only to:

  • Keep visitors informed about upcoming shows, books, workshops, offers, services, and website developments such as new images.
  • Post comments left by a visitor. I will get permission from that visitor before doing so.
  • Process orders
  • Comply with a subpoena or similar legal process
  • Analyze site traffic

I offer links to other websites. I encourage you to read the privacy policies of those sites if you have privacy concerns.

Part III. Access to Information

I maintain the accuracy of the information with your help. To have inaccuracies corrected or to have information deleted, visitors may email me through the website.

Part V. Problem Resolution

If problems arise, users may contact me through the website. I'm committed to resolving any disputes promptly.

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