Janice Nelson is a freelance headshot and portrait photographer in Lombard, Illinois. She serves the greater Chicago area, DuPage County, and surrounding suburbs at the Lombard Illinois in-house studio.

What Personal Data Is Collected and Why


When visitors leave comments on the site (normally a deactivated feature at janicednelson.com), WordPress collects the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. An anonymized string created from the email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


Janice D Nelson Photography does not add location data into client images uploaded to this site.

Contact Forms

The following information is requested of potential clients using the Book Now information on the Home page to request a photoshoot: First and Last Name, Address (Home and Work), City, State, Zip, Phone Number (Home and Work), usage rights needed (e.g., a work location or corporate website), and valid e-mail addresses. Information about the number of people coming to the session, number of people in the photo to be captured, and the type of photoshoot desired is also requested. This information is requested to screen legitimate requests for service from spammers, potentially unscrupulous parties, and automated services. It is also requested for security reasons, since clients are coming to an in-house studio for photoshoots. Information may be reviewed using an online search of public information for consistency. Client and booking request information is saved offline to ensure adherence with US tax laws.

When booking information is received and stored by WordPress at this site, it is periodically deleted from any on-line feedback storage database (normally not activated), once it is no longer needed to fulfill a client request. When you use a contact form at this site (email is preferred) you are agreeing to be contacted via email or phone to setup a photoshoot. You also agree to legally be the person you claim. (You agree to not submit phony information or assume a different identity in order to schedule a photoshoot.) Information you provide is used to service and/or otherwise fulfill your contact request for photography services. The information is not sold or or provided to outside vendors for marketing purposes nor is it used internally as a general marketing list. 

Website Visitors

Janice D Nelson Photography collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Janice D Nelson Photography’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use its website.  Janice D Nelson Photography is a local photography service provider and only serves the greater Chicago area and surrounding counties in Illinois at the Lombard, Illinois in-house studio.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to the Janice D Nelson Photography website choose to interact in ways that require gathering personally identifying information. The amount and type of information that Janice D Nelson Photography gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, visitors who sign up at janicednelson.com provide a username and email address (if and when this feature is enabled). Those who intend to engage in transactions with Janice D Nelson Photography are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions, including payments and booking fees at Square.com (squareup.com). In each case, Janice D Nelson Photography collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Janice D Nelson Photography. Janice D Nelson Photography does not disclose personally-identifying information other than described. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Janice D Nelson Photography may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. However, Janice D Nelson Photography does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Simply, Janice D Nelson Photography gathers personal information from clients requesting a callback in order to book photography services and process their billing information with a third party invoicing vendor. Information sent to Janice D Nelson Photography is passed on to payment processing in order to invoice clients for services ordered and booking fees (e.g., the booking fee that is paid in advance, final payments due the day of a photoshoot). Emails and phone numbers and other personal information is not sold or used for marketing purposes by Janice D Nelson Photography.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Janice D Nelson Photography uses cookies to help Janice D Nelson Photography identify and track visitors, their usage of Janice D Nelson Photography website, and their website access preferences. Janice D Nelson Photography visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Janice D Nelson Photography’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Janice D Nelson Photography’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

WordPress Cookie Policy: If you leave a comment on this site (normally a disabled feature) 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.

Who We Share Your Data With

Client information gained from booking requests is used solely for processing and fulfilling photography services and rendering payments. Square is a third party provider that is used to process photography services, booking fees, and other chargeable requests. Finally, in addition to WordPress, this site is designed using a page builder called Elementor and a template called Astra from Brainstorm Force, and Google Analytics may be used to understand how visitors interact with this site.

Business Transfers

If Janice D Nelson Photography, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Janice D Nelson Photography goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Janice D Nelson Photography may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.


Ads appearing on any of our websites (not normally enabled) may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Janice D Nelson Photography and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

How Long Data Is Retained

If you leave a comment  (normally a disabled feature), 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.

What Rights You Have Over Your Data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments (normally not enabled), you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you at this site including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold online about you (normally not stored online at this site). 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. Visitors from non-US countries may have their IP addresses and locations checked through security plugins. 

Additional Information

How We Protect Your Data

This site uses encryption and two factor authentication of email addresses, when email registration is enabled.

What Automated Decision Making and/or Profiling We Do with User Data

Janice D Nelson Photography does not handle credit card information when invoicing. Clients can elect to use the third party payment service Square.com. As a result no credit services are used to aid with automated decision making. 

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Janice D Nelson Photography may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Janice D Nelson Photography’s sole discretion. Janice D Nelson Photography encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a janicednelson.com account (normally a disabled feature), you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Contact Information

Janice D Nelson Photography can be reached at 532 South Elizabeth, Lombard, IL 60148, USA, info@janicednelson.com, 1-630-414-6796.