Who we are

Montreal-based reportage-style photography/videography duo Daren Zomerman and Brandon Johnston.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Contact forms

When you use the contact form, your name and contact information is sent to my business email address so I can respond to your inquiry or concern. This information is not stored anywhere outside of Google’s Gmail servers, and this information will not be used for purposes other than your inquiry.

Our contact forms are protected with up to date 256-bit SSL encryption to ensure that even if someone hacks into this site, they won’t be able to retrieve any data entered onto the site or from within its server.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

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.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We use a combination of Google Analytics and WordPress Jetpack.

Who we share your data with

WordPress Jetpack and Google Analytics both are used independently of each other. These two services help us to track where and how often users access our site, where they come from, and what they do while they’re here. This allows me to help tailor my website in the future to help people find the information they’re looking for. This collected data does not contain any personally-identifying information (I’ve never been able to determine exactly who the viewers are, and never will be able to) and is not stored anywhere outside of these service’s servers.

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 profile. 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.

Data filled out in the contact request form will also be stored indefinitely.

What rights you have over your data

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. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Information entered into the forms does not get sent anywhere outside of our email servers.

Additional information

How we protect your data

No data entered onto this website is stored anywhere outside of Gmail. This information is encrypted and secured with rotating passwords as well as multiple-step security to ensure this information stays where it should be.