You can find on this page information about what data we collect about the visitors to our website and how this data is used.
Who we are
Our website address is:
How to Contact Us
We can be reached via this contact form on our website.
What personal data we collect, why we collect it and how we use it
We collect this data for necessary and legitimate business reasons. The legal basis for us to collect the data is to be able to provide you with the service you requested or to improve your experience on our website.
Similar to most websites, we use a technology called “cookies” to collect information about how our website is used and to be able to offer you a better user experience on our website. A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, that site asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. This way the website communicates with you (your computer) to make your experience on the website better.
The data our cookies collects is not personalized and it may include the date or time of your visits, time spent on the website, the viewed webpages, and what website you have visited just before ours or right after that.
We use Google Analytics to get an insight on how our site is being used, in order to know how to improve user experience, what content to create, and similar decisions all focused on improving the experience for our visitors.
We also use an anti-spam plugin in order to avoid spam comments. This plugin identifies spam-like behavior by checking all comments according to some standard rules and it has access to your comment and your IP address.
If you leave a comment on our website we will retain the data you want to share with us. For instance, you can opt in to save your name, email, website, or avatar (if you are a WordPress user) for easier future access to making a comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you are a subscriber who has signed up for one of our newsletters or has expressed his/her desire to become a subscriber, the data we collect is:
1. Email address
2. Name – in case it is provided
3. Where you found out about our website, in case it is provided.
If you are a member of our website, the data we collect is:
1. Email address
We collect this data in order to create your account and ensure your access to it and the tools accessible to the members.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, 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.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
When Contacting us through our Contact Form
When you send us a message through our contact form, we receive the following data:
1. Your email address
2. Your name
3. The Subject and content of your message
This allows our team to reply to the message you have sent.
You will never receive marketing-related messages by contacting us through our contact form unless you opt in to our newsletter when you contact us.
Please note that the message you send to us is private and only available to us in order to answer you.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Consent to Collect Data for Subscribers
We ask for consent for collecting your data and for sending you our newsletter during the subscribe process and a link to this page is provided during the account creation process.
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 profiles. 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
Your Right to Modify Your Data
You have the right to modify personal data that we hold about you. You can modify your data by clicking on the “update details” link at the bottom of any email you receive from us.
If you’re having difficulties updating your data, let us know and we’ll make the change for you.
Your Right to View Your Data
You have the right to see the data that we store about you. 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. To request a file containing all your data, let us know.
Your Right to Have your Data Deleted
You have the right to request that we delete data that we store about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
If you would like to stop receiving our email newsletter then you can click the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any of our emails. This will unsubscribe you from any future communications. If, for some reason, this doesn’t work then let us know and we’ll remove you manually.
We do not share your data with any company for further processing, marketing, profiling or any other reason
We are committed to these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of your personal data is protected.
If you have any questions about this policy, please let us know and we’ll get back to you shortly.
Julia Anna Gospodarou is an internationally acclaimed award-winning photographer, an architect with a Master’s degree, a best-selling author, and a highly sought-after educator, teaching workshops and lecturing around the world. Founder of (en)Visionography™ and creator of Photography Drawing™, author of the best-selling book From Basics to Fine Art – Black and White Photography, multiple times awarded in the most important photography competitions worldwide (Two-Time International Photography Awards IPA Photographer of the Year 2016 & 2021, World Photography Awards SWPA Top 10 Finalist, and Hasselblad Masters Top 10 Finalist, as well as 100+ more awards), widely published internationally in books and magazines, Julia is passionate about art and photography and striving to spread the ideas of fine art photography and (en)Visionography all over the world.