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GENERAL FAQ & PRIVACY POLICY

 

PRIVACY POLICY  ~  COPYRIGHT NOTICE

PRIVACY POLICY

Lori A. Seals Photography, LLC is committed to your privacy. Information collected from clients in person, over the phone, in e-mails, or through our website will be kept strictly confidential. I will not sell or exchange names or any other personally identifiable information about my clients with third parties, and will work to ensure that your personal information remains secure at all times.

COPYRIGHT NOTICE

Lori A. Seals Photography, LLC reserves the right to use any images or custom created artwork for display, publication, studio marketing, or other promotional purposes. ​ Lori A. Seals Photography, LLC owns the copyright to all images created by our studio.

Copyright is a property right.  Under the Federal Copyright Act of 1976, photographs are protected by copyright from the moment of creation and gives us, the artists, exclusive rights to reproduce your photographs. 

  • ILLEGAL COPYRIGHT VIOLATIONS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:  
    • Copying physical photos created by our studio.
    • Scanning physical photos created by our studio.
    • Printing digital photos that were obtained illegally (without purchasing from our studio) from unauthorized downloading (screengrab/screenshot) from our website or social media page(s).  
  • PLEASE DO NOT ALTER OUR WORK:  
    • It is a violation of the Federal Copyright Act to alter or reproduce photographs created by our studio in any manner without our studio's written permission.  
  • WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT TO YOU?
    • Violators of the Federal Copyright Act will be subject to its civil and criminal penalties and can incur fines starting at $50,000 for each copyright violation.  
  • WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT TO OUR STUDIO?​
    • Please understand, our studio wishes to maintain complete control over the print quality, finishes and presentation of the images created by our studio.  Any reproduction or alteration outside of our studio may lower the quality of the image and scar our reputation for providing superior portraits.

GENERAL FAQ

DO WE EDIT / TOUCH-UP ATHLETE PHOTOS?

Yes, with the high volume capacity of our sports clientele, we will lightly edit/touch-up each athlete image in your viewing gallery.  Our studio reserves the right to choose which of the following edits/touch-ups will be used on each athlete image.   

WHAT LIGHT EDITS / TOUCH-UPS ARE INCLUDED IF NEEDED:

  • Temporary Imperfections such as Blemishes and Scratches
  • Eye Bag Lightening
  • Teeth and Eye Whitening
  • Minor Eyeglass Glare
  • Basic Stray Hair Removal

WHAT MAJOR EDITS / TOUCH-UPS ARE EXCLUDED:

  • Skin Softening
  • Braces Removal
  • Extensive Stray Hair Removal
  • Jewelry Straightening or Clasp Removal
  • Major Eyeglass Glare (glasses without anti-reflective coating)
  • Wrist Hair Ties or Bands
  • Apparel Wrinkles, Logos, and Stain Removal

SEPARATE ORDER FORM FOR EACH CHILD

To help our studio keep track of each individual athlete's image, please fill out a separate order form for each of your children.

ONLINE GALLERY SECURITY

We take the security of every athlete's online gallery very seriously and only allow access to those whose names are included on the order form.  If our studio is contacted by someone else who requests access to your athlete's online gallery, they will be instructed to have you contact our studio in writing to allow this access.

ONLINE TRANSACTION SECURITY

You can rest easy knowing that your online transaction is secure and our processing system adheres to the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS).

THE TRUTH ABOUT GALLERY EXPIRATION

As an added service, we NEVER purge your athlete or team/group photos--they will ALWAYS be available to you in the future. 

SOCIAL MEDIA PHOTO SHARING

ATHLETE PHOTO:  Please feel free to share your athlete's new social media sports photo that we post on our studio's Facebook page HERE.  Our studio asks that you do not alter the image in any way or remove/crop our studio's logo out of this social media photo when sharing it on your personal social media site(s).

TEAM/GROUP PHOTO:  Please keep in mind that these social media team/group photos include children that don't belong to you.  We ask that you please set the visibility accordingly and respect the wishes of other parents.

FACEBOOK IMAGES

If you would prefer our studio to remove your athlete's graphic design image from our studio's Facebook page, please contact us HERE.


If you're unable to find an answer to your question here then we encourage you to contact out studio.

 
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