Written by Ryan Rowell on June 11, 2013

Your privacy is critically important to us. At Rowell Photography we have a few fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.

Rowell Photography operates the www.rowellphoto.com website. It is Rowell Photography’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Rowell Photography collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Rowell Photography’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Rowell Photography’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Rowell Photography will use non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website for internal Rowell Photography use.

Rowell Photography also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blog. Rowell Photography only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Rowell Photography’s websites choose to interact with Rowell Photography in ways that require Rowell Photography to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Rowell Photography gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for our newsletter at www.rowellphoto.com to provide a name and email address. In each case, Rowell Photography collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Rowell Photography. Rowell Photography does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from receiving a reply from us.

Aggregated Statistics

Rowell Photography may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Rowell Photography may monitor the most popular blog posts on the www.rowellphoto.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Rowell Photography may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Rowell Photography does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Rowell Photography discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Rowell Photography’s behalf or to provide services available at Rowell Photography’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Rowell Photography’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Rowell Photography will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Rowell Photography discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Rowell Photography believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Rowell Photography, third parties or the public at large. If you have supplied your email address, Rowell Photography may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new products, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Rowell Photography and our services. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. Rowell Photography takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Rowell Photography uses cookies to help Rowell Photography identify and track visitors, their usage of Rowell Photography website, and their website access preferences. Rowell Photography visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Rowell Photography’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Rowell Photography’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Rowell Photography, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Rowell Photography 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 acquirer of Rowell Photography may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.


Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Rowell Photography and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Rowell Photography may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Rowell Photography’s sole discretion. Rowell Photography encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.