Our Groovy Privacy Policy


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You want to find out more about our privacy policy, right? Well, here you go:

I'm gonna let you know how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit or make a purchase from skyboyphotos.com (hereinafter referred to, legally, as the “Site”).

We don't add your name or email address to our email marketing unless you specifically sign up for our newsletters. I know how it feels to get spam!

But if you would like to be notified of my new products, events, craft fair appearances, books, other writings, calendars, greeting cards, new photographs or images, or just plain crazy ideas, many of which we haven't even figured out what to do with yet, if indeed we do anything; or (of course) special offers and markups and sales and all that stuff ~ then, please, by all means, take a moment to sign up for my newsletter on the front page of the website. We offer the very best spam on the internet. Quality, not quantity.


Wow, that sounds like something out of a B movie!

Well, when you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information”. It's only fair. This way, in our two-way relationship, we know a little bit about you. You know pretty much everything about US, after all! And we don't withhold much personal information about us. It's not what poets do.

We collect Device Information using the following technologies:
- “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
- “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
- “Web beacons”, “tags”, and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.

So, we're basically checking out what you do on our site. To be honest, I don't even pay attention to most of it. But we gotta let you know. So there.

Additionally when you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through the Site, we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information (including credit card numbers, email address, and phone number. We refer to this information as “Order Information”.

When we talk about “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are talking both about Device Information and Order Information.


We use the Order Information that we collect generally to fulfill any orders placed through the Site (including processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations). Additionally, we use this Order Information to:
- Communicate with you;
- Screen our orders for potential risk or fraud; and
- When in line with the preferences you have shared with us, provide you with information or advertising relating to our products or services.

We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).


We share your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above. For example, we use Shopify to power our online store--you can read more about how Shopify uses your Personal Information here: https://www.shopify.com/legal/privacy.

We love Shopify, by the way! They believe in doing well by doing good.

We also use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site -- you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights. We sure hope we don't have to do that!!! We'll do our best to protect your privacy, because, by Golly, I like mine too. But hey, we gotta obey the law, you know.

You can opt out of targeted advertising by using the links below:
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads
- Google: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/anonymous

Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at: http://optout.aboutads.info/.

Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.

If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.

Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.

When you place an order through the Site, we will maintain your Order Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.

We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. Or if we just want to say a friendly "hello" from inside all the legalese. Cheeze!

We're on the level. Just sayin'.

For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e‑mail at db@skyboyphotos.com or by mail using the details provided below:

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Skyboy Photos

3201 Martha Truman Rd

Kansas City MO 64137

United States


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