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Terms of Use, Privacy and Copyright

Terms of Use

Rogerio Macieira and The M Collection by Rogerio Macieira is a photography website, an online store and travel blog with the website address: https://rogeriomacieira.com, known henceforth as WE and US, and represented by Rogerio Macieira or employees contracted by Rogerio Macieira.

All content provided on the Website is for informational purposes only. We make no representations as to the accuracy, completeness or availability of any information and are not liable for any errors or omissions. Nor are we liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from use of this information.

By using the Website, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use the Website. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Privacy Policy

Rogerio Macieira and The M Collection by Rogerio Macieira, found at  https://rogeriomacieira.com (“Website”) is governed by the following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”).
We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information we may collect, how it may be used and what rights you have to that data.

This statement only applies to this Website.

Information We Collect

We may collect personal information (information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual) and non-personal information from users in a variety of ways:

Information Submitted by User

We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, entering a poll or competition, subscribing to a newsletter, submitting a contact form, sending an e-mail directly to an email address registered to the domain rogeriomacieira.com.

Information Collected Automatically

We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.

Cookies

We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.

In particular, if you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving the personal information of 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 365 days.

How We Use Your Information

We may use the information collected in the following ways:

  1. To send newsletter & updates, personalised with your name;
  2. To present, monitor and respond to your comments and inquiries;
  3. To operate, maintain and track usage of the Website;
  4. To protect the Website from unauthorised or illegal activity.

We do not sell any personal information.

Third-party Use of Personal Information

We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.

Additionally, the Website uses third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

The Website currently uses the following third-party providers.

Google Analytics

This service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics records your IP address, but no other personal information. The way that the information is presented to us is always non-personal where the individual is non-identifiable.

The Google Analytics privacy policy can be found here: https://policies.google.com/

Mailchimp

This service is for delivery and analysis of email updates and newsletters. If you subscribe to our newsletter, we store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.

MailChimp’s privacy policy can be found here. https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

Akismet

This service is used to prevent spam and other forms of malicious content in the comment sections of our website. If you leave a comment on any page file or post, this automated detection service will use information such as IP address, user agent, referrer, site URL, username, name, email address and the contents of the comment itself such as wording, names, references to other businesses and links.

The privacy policy for Akismet can be found here: https://akismet.com/privacy/

Gravatar

This is a service which is run by Automattic, which replaces gravatars next to comments. If you leave a comment or review on the Website or interact with the website with a gravatar registered on the service, your avatar or profile picture will be visible to the public in the context of your comment or review.

The privacy policy for Gravatar can be found here: https://automattic.com/privacy/ .

At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.

Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.

Anonymous Data

From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.

How Long We Retain Your Data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata can be retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

If you subscribe to our newsletter your name and email address can be retained indefinitely.

Cookies can remain stored on your browser indefinitely.

Advertising

Retargeting Ads

From time to time, the Website may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Instagram and Facebook, in order to market the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website.

Facebook: Opt-out of Facebook remarketing here: https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217

Google: Opt-out of Google remarketing here: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated

Affiliate Programs and Compensation

We would like to make it clear that this website may at times accept revenue in the form of cash, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of affiliate compensation.

We may be compensated through different affiliate programs which are present in the contents this website, but you, as a user, visitor, reader or customer must know that we always provide honest opinions, findings and beliefs based on our own experience with the product or service being promoted.

Furthermore, any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified by you, with the manufacturer, provider or party in question, before you decide to place an order or make a purchase of such products or services, based on the information that we provide.

The way that we earn a commission for each affiliate sale made is by placing a tracking code in the link we promote, and placing a cookie on your browser to track sales or advertise a product to you, for the purpose of earning a commission from any sale arising from that interaction.

Newsletters

On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behaviour will not be passed on to third parties.

Embedded Content

Articles on the Website 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Rights Related to Your Personal Information

You are entitled to request us to erase any personal data we hold about you under EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

We will do our best to respond promptly and in any event within one month of the following:

  1. Our receipt of your written request; or
  2. Our receipt of any further information we may ask you to provide to enable us to comply with your request, whichever happens to be later.

Opt-Out

If you have subscribed to any of our newsletters or service updates, you will always have the option of no longer receiving them. You may unsubscribe automatically by using the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of each email, or by contacting us at hello@rogeriomacieira.com, and requesting we unsubscribe you manually.

In order to do this, you must communicate with us through the same email address that you wish be removed from our list, or state which email address you wish be removed from our list.

Access to Personal Data

You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to hello@rogeriomacieira.com. Be advised that you will need to provide proof of identity to be able to access that data, all of which shall be protected under this policy.

Amendments and Corrections

You may make amendments and updates to your personal information, including to comments made, by contacting us at hello@rogeriomacieira.com or by using the links provided for the effect.

Forget

In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data (including any comments made). To do so, please submit a request to hello@rogeriomacieira.com.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

Cookies

The Website uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customize Website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described herein.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.

Sensitive Personal Information

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

Child Safety

By using our website, websites, products and services, you represent that you are at least 16 years old, and that if under the age of 18, are using this website, or any of our websites products and services with legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, representations and warranties set forth in all terms and policies in this site. If not, please leave this website and any of our websites products and services now.

We take the online privacy of minors very seriously, and do not knowingly allow children under the age of 16 to access or register on our websites or use our products and services. We do not knowingly collect or request personal information from children under the age of 18, except with legal parental or guardian consent.

We reserve the right to immediately cease access of anyone under the age of 16, to any of our websites, products and services, without previous warning. We also highly encourage parents and legal guardians to take advantage of access controls which are designed to assist in the limitation of, or blocking access to, certain types of content online, which you feel is harmful or inappropriate for minors.

If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at hello@rogeriomacieira.com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Legal Terms

All contents, including but not limited to media, photography, text, design, layouts, code, and intellectual property on this website (unless otherwise stated) is covered by copyright. If you would like to use our images or republish our content, please get in touch with us at hello@rogeriomacieira.com for approval in writing. No other form of approval shall be accepted. 

Notifications and Revisions to These Policies

We reserve the right to modify, revise, amend or revoke this privacy policy and our terms of use and service at any time and in any manner. The changes to this policy will become effective upon posting of any revision to this website, or any of the websites created and maintained by us.

Jurisdiction

These Terms of Use will be governed and interpreted pursuant to the laws of the European Union and the Portuguese Republic, notwithstanding any principles of conflicts of law. You specifically consent to personal jurisdiction in Portugal in connection with any dispute between you and us arising out of these terms of use or pertaining to the subject matter hereof. The parties to these Terms of Use each agree that the exclusive venue for any dispute between the parties arising out of these Terms or pertaining to the subject matter of these Terms will be in the state and/or federal courts in Sintra, Portugal. If any part of these Terms is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. These Terms constitute the entire agreement among the parties relating to this subject matter. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any additional terms and conditions on this site will govern the items to which they pertain. We may revise these Terms of Use at any time by updating this posting.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, please get in touch with us at hello@rogeriomacieira.com.