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Privacy Policy, Disclosure & Copyrights

Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is our priority.

This Statement of Privacy applies to the and The Passionate Photographer Inc. and governs data collection and usage. The Passionate Photographer Inc. website is a Photographic Education site. By using the The Passionate Photographer Inc. website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

The Passionate Photographer Inc. may collect personally identifiable information, such as your name. If you purchase The Passionate Photographer Inc.’s products and services, we collect billing and credit card information. This information is used to complete the purchase transaction. We may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by The Passionate Photographer Inc.. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the The Passionate Photographer Inc. website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through The Passionate Photographer Inc.’s public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.

The Passionate Photographer Inc. encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from The Passionate Photographer Inc. so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. The Passionate Photographer Inc. is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the The Passionate Photographer Inc. website.

Use of your Personal Information

The Passionate Photographer Inc. collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.

The Passionate Photographer Inc. does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. The Passionate Photographer Inc. may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to The Passionate Photographer Inc., and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

The Passionate Photographer Inc. will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on The Passionate Photographer Inc. or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of The Passionate Photographer Inc.; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of The Passionate Photographer Inc., or the public.

The Passionate Photographer Inc. secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.

The Passionate Photographer Inc. will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. The Passionate Photographer Inc. encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how The Passionate Photographer Inc. is protecting your information.

The Passionate Photographer Inc. welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that The Passionate Photographer Inc. has not adhered to this Statement, please contact The Passionate Photographer Inc. at:

The Passionate Photographer Inc. 470 West 24 Street, Suite 5G New York, New York 10011

Email Address:

Effective as of July 09, 2018


Copyright © 2018 by The Passionate Photographer Inc. -Steve Simon

All rights reserved. The content (images and/or words) found on this website are copyrighted by Steve Simon and various creators and may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the publisher. You may link back to any of the content here but please don’t copy them onto your site without both attributing their respective authors and linking back to this site.


The opinions expressed here are 100 per cent those of Steve Simon, for better or worse. (Unless it’s a guest post.) When I talk products, I’m an unabashed Nikon fan and supporter because Nikon has been there for me my entire photographic life. I know they are just tools, but can’t a guy have a love affair with the gear that brings joy to my photography and life? I know there are a lot of good tools out there, but I choose Nikon for the ultimate in usability and lens quality.

Another supporter where I maintain a  two-way relationship is with SanDisk, my memory card of choice. SanDisk invented many of the memory cards I use and they have never let me down. I would not trust what may be the most important cog in the photo machine with anything other than their cards. I am on the SanDisk Extreme team and with that honor comes the occasional free memory card, which saves me from buying them retail.

Speaking of irreplaceable, my archives might be my most precious asset other than the living things in my life. LaCie is the basket where I put all my photographic eggs with confidence. I can choose any hard drive company but I chose to build a relationship with LaCie.  I love their aesthetics  and design, but most important I trust their drives and the people in the company I have met, all of whom are as dedicated and passionate as I am to maintaining the highest quality and security with something as precious as images that can never be repeated. That said, redundant back-up is always my advice when it comes to securing your digital images, whatever the storage container.