Privacy Policy Changes

Janice D Nelson Photography (“Janice D Nelson Photography”) operates and may operate other websites. It is Janice D Nelson Photography’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Who We Are

This is the privacy policy page for Janice D Nelson Photography. Our website address is: Janice D Nelson Photography is used by Janice Nelson. She is a sole proprietor who provides freelance photography services to the greater Chicago area and surrounding counties. She specializes in headshots, portraits, and fine art and is a local service provider. In general, Janice D Nelson Photography does not market outside the US.  Any site visitors from outside the US do so of their own volition. The address of Janice D Nelson Photography is 532 South Elizabeth Street, Lombard, Illinois, 60148, USA. Contact information is, 1-630-414-6796. 

What Personal Data We Collect and Why We Collect It


When visitors leave comments on the site (normally a deactivated feature), 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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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

Contact Forms

The following information is requested of potential clients who opt to use the Booking Request Form on the Home page to request a photoshoot session: 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 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 come to an in-house studio for their photoshoot sessions. Information may be reviewed using an online search for consistency. Client and booking request information is saved to ensure adherence with US tax laws.

When booking information is received and stored by at this site, it is periodically deleted from the on-line feedback storage database, once it is no longer needed to fulfill a client request. When you use the contact form at this site you are agreeing to be contacted via email or phone to setup a photoshoot. You also agree to legally be the person you claim via the request form. (You agree to not submit phony information or assume a different identity in order to schedule a photoshoot, for example.) 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

Like most website operators, 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 Janice D Nelson Photography’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Janice D Nelson Photography may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

The WordPress site may also collect potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users (normally disabled) and for users leaving comments (typically disabled) on blogs/sites. Janice D Nelson Photography only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally- identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left. If IQ Block is enabled, it may store data about visitors in a WP database such as IP address, data and time of visit, url visited, country, and whether the visit happened on the front end or backed of the server. Non-blocked visitors data is not stored. Full information on the IQ Block Plugin data polices is found here:

Janice D Nelson Photography is a local photography service provider only and serves the greater Chicago area and surrounding counties in Illinois.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Janice D Nelson Photography’s websites choose to interact with Janice D Nelson Photography in ways that require Janice D Nelson Photography to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Janice D Nelson Photography gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at to provide a username and email address. 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 to ( 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 website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

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

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Janice D Nelson Photography discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally- identifying information only to those of its employees (none as a sole proprietor), contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Janice D Nelson Photography’s behalf or to provide services available at Janice D Nelson Photography’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Janice D Nelson Photography’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. 

Janice D Nelson Photography will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Janice D Nelson Photography discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Janice D Nelson Photography believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Janice D Nelson Photography, third parties or the public at large. 

If you are a registered user of an Janice D Nelson Photography website and have supplied your email address, Janice D Nelson Photography may decide in the future to occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Janice D Nelson Photography and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), WordPress states they reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Janice D Nelson Photography takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Simply, Janice D Nelson Photography only gathers personal information from clients requesting a callback in order to book photography services. Information entered is passed on to payment processing sites 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 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

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 and or PayPal are two third party providers that may be 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.

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 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.

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. Visitors from non-US countries may have their IP addresses and locations checked through IQ Block Country. 


WordPress collects information about visitors who comment on sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the user sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

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 clients credit card information when invoicing. Clients can elect to use the third party payment service 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 account, 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,, 1-630-414-6796.