Our Privacy Policy In Jargon-Free Words

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Who are we?

I’m Jimmy McIntyre, a photographer, and the owner and operator of the websites ThroughStrangeLenses.com and ShutterEvolve.com. This privacy policy is for the websites ThroughStrangeLenses.com & ShutterEvolve.com and served by Jimmy McIntyre Software & Development LTD and governs the privacy of its users.

What information do we collect from you?

1. Newsletter Subscribers

If you subscribe to our sites (shutterevolve.com or throughstrangelenses.com) to receive the Easy Panel and our newsletter, we require just an email address. We do not require other information. This has always been a double-opt-in process, where you sign up initially and we send an email to you to confirm that you do wish to sign up, in which there is a link to confirm this. If you leave a comment on this site, which may require your email address, that information is not used in any way.

2. Customer who purchase our products

If you purchase any of our products please see the section below called Payment Policy.

3. Raya Pro customers.

If you purchase Raya Pro, you are then entitled to free updates. We manually create a user account for you from which you can download the updates. For your account we only use your email address. No other information is stored. Once logged in, users can then add more information, such as name, should they choose to. They can log in and delete this information at anytime.

What do we do with your information?

1. Newsletter subscribers

We use your email address to email you our latest tutorials, blog posts and special offers on our products, as well as the Easy Panel. We do not, and will not, share your email with anyone else. It is not used in any other way.

2. Raya Pro customers.

We use your email address to email you Raya Pro updates and special offers on our related products. We do not, and will not, share your email with anyone else. It is not used in any other way than mentioned above.

All users

Your email address is stored on secure servers, and these sites use standard internet encryption (SSL) to protect you and your data.

On occasion, your email may be stored on both ShutterEvolve.com and ThroughStrangeLenses.com. This is because you can subscribe to either site, but we combine all of our subscribers onto ThroughStrangeLenses.com. It is from this site where we send our email updates. This prevents us from sending you the same email twice from both sites, in the chance that you subscribe to both.

How to unsubscribe

At the bottom of every email communication you receive from us, there is an unsubscribe button. This will automatically unsubscribe you from all future communications. If you would like your information to be permanently deleted from this site, email us at helpshutterevolve@gmail.com and we will remove your information within 24 hours. This is the direct email address to me, Jimmy McIntyre and it is where you may send any complaints.

How to delete your Raya Pro account

Please email us at helpshutterevolve@gmail.com and we will delete your account within 24 hours.

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The More Technical Version

The Website

This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies to all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.

Payment Policy

This website does not accept any payments on site. PayPal processes all of our payments. We do not receive any of your payment details. Once PayPal confirms payment, our vendor E-Junkie.com, then finalizes the purchase and sends you the products for instant download. Although E-Junkie is a secure site, no payment information is stored on its site. To comply with EU VAT laws, we require your postcode and IP address. We also need your email address, so we can send the product to you, and your name.

Details of your purchase, address if given, IP address, name and email are stored on E-Junkie.com. For Raya Pro customers, your email is then used to create an account from which you can download future updates. Apart from this use of your email, your private information is not used in any way, and is not shared with any other entities or individuals.

Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies to better the users experience while visiting the website. Where applicable this website uses a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to the website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer / device. This complies with recent legislation requirements for websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user’s computer / device.

Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computers hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.
Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.

This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computers hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information. You can read Google’s privacy policy here for further information [ http://www.google.com/privacy.html ].

Other cookies may be stored to your computers hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.

Contact & Communication

Users contacting this website and/or its owners do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email submission process but advise users using such form to email processes that they do so at their own risk.

This website and its owners use any information submitted to provide you with further information about the products / services they offer or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. This includes using your details to subscribe you to any email newsletter program the website operates but only if this was made clear to you and your express permission was granted when submitting any form to email process. Or whereby you the consumer have previously purchased from or enquired about purchasing from the company a product or service that the email newsletter relates to. This is by no means an entire list of your user rights in regard to receiving email marketing material. Your details are not passed on to any third parties.

Email Newsletter

This website operates an email newsletter program, used to inform subscribers about products and services supplied by this website. Users can subscribe through an online automated process should they wish to do so but do so at their own discretion. Some subscriptions may be manually processed through prior written agreement with the user.

Subscriptions are taken in compliance with UK Spam Laws detailed in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003. All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. No personal details are passed on to third parties nor shared with companies / people outside of the company that operates this website. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you may request a copy of personal information held about you by this website’s email newsletter program.

Email marketing campaigns published by this website or its owners may contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include; the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity [this is by no far a comprehensive list].
This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity.

In compliance with UK Spam Laws and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 subscribers are given the opportunity to un-subscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign. If an automated un-subscription system is unavailable clear instructions on how to un-subscribe will by detailed instead.

External Links

Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website.

The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.

This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

Shortened Links in Social Media

This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls [web addresses] (this is an example: http://bit.ly/zyVUBo).

Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.