RMSP Privacy Policy

This website is owned and operated by Rocky Mountain School of Photography, Inc. (“RMSP”) located in Missoula, Montana. Rocky Mountain School of Photography is committed to protecting the information you share with us over the Internet.

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) explains how we collect, protect, use and share information gathered about you via our website, www.rmsp.com; interactive features, applications, widgets, blogs, social networks, and social network “tabs” and other online or wireless offering that post a link to this website, whether access via computer, mobile device or other technology (together, the “Website”). Please read this Policy before using the Website or submitting any personal information. By using the Website, you explicitly agree to the practices described in this Policy in effect at the time of your use.

As our understanding and application of privacy requirements evolve, it may be necessary to update this Policy. RMSP reserves the right to change this Policy at any time without notice by posting an updated Policy along with the effective date on the Website. Changes to this Policy will only apply to activities and information collected after the date the updated Policy is posted. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of changes to this Policy means you accept those changes. You are encouraged to review this privacy policy whenever you visit the Website to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide to us will be used.

By viewing or otherwise using the Website you consent to the collection and use of information from or about you as explained in this Policy. If you do not consent to the collection and use of information from or about you in accordance with this Policy, then you may not use the Website.

What Information Do We Collect?

RMSP collects personal information during the course registration process, when an account is created on the Website, or when a request is made for a course catalog or other material. This information may include (depending on the program for which you are registering) your name, gender, mailing address, email address, phone number(s), date of birth, occupation, educational background, country of citizenship and country of birth. After you register for a course, we may request additional information about the photographic equipment you use, your photographic background and goals, and information about your health as it pertains to your course participation. Where orders are made online using credit card details, all information is securely transmitted in an encrypted format to RMSP. No credit card information is stored by RMSP.

How Do We Use Information Collected?

We use the information we collect about you to send you course information, process registrations and provide a high level of customer service.

Do We Disclose Information to Third Parties?

Your information is available to RMSP employees and instructors for purposes related to sending you the information you request or for your course attendance.

Personally identifiable information as well as non-personally identifiable information may be provided to our affiliates and third parties in certain circumstances. On occasion we may share our list of names and addresses with our educational partners who want to inform you of special offers about their products. We may also share personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information with our business partners to provide our services, honor requests, for advertising and marketing purposes, for market and industry research purposes, and for other reasons. We do not sell your information to any third party.

RMSP may also release any data in order to comply with any legal process, including requests from law enforcement and government agencies, such as the Department of Homeland Security, to enforce the Website Terms and Conditions and other agreements, and to protect customers and others. RMSP may do so when it believes in good faith that disclosing this information is otherwise necessary or advisable, including, for instance, to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interfering with the rights or property of RMSP, another user or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.

RMSP may share personally identifiable information with governmental agencies or companies assisting us in fraud prevention, investigation or any other purpose. We may do so when: (1) permitted or required by law; or, (2) trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions; or, (3) investigating fraud which has already taken place.

RMSP may transfer any information in its databases, including but not limited to personally identifiable information as part of a transfer of business assets.

Third Party Links

The practices set forth in this Policy are for this Website only. The Website may provide links to websites operated by third-parties using different privacy policies. If you link/connect to other websites, please review the privacy policies posted at those websites, as we have no control over the information you may submit to those third parties.

Cookie/Tracking Technology

RMSP’s Website uses various methods of information gathering such as cookies, pixel tags, and other tracking technology. Cookies are small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters placed on your devices that uniquely identify your browser and let us help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the Website.

Cookies and tracking technology are useful for gathering information such as keeping you signed in, assessing your browser type, operating system and average time spent on the Website, the number of visitors to the Website, and understanding how visitors use the website. Cookies can also help us customize the Website for visitors.

Personal information cannot be collected via cookies and other tracking technology. If, however, you previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies may be tied to such information. Aggregate cookie and tracking information may be shared with third parties (such as marketers, ad-server companies, and advertisers), which does not include data personally identifying visitors to our site.

If you would prefer not to accept cookies, most browsers will allow you to: (1) change your browser settings to notify you when you receive a cookie, which lets you choose whether or not to accept it; (2) disable existing cookies; or (3) set your browser to automatically reject cookies. Please note that doing so may negatively impact you experience using the Website. Depending on your mobile device and operating system, you may not be able to delete or block all cookies.

Commitment to Data Security

Security of your personally identifiable information is extremely important to us. RMSP employs reasonable physical, administrative, and technical security measures designed to prevent unauthorized access to your personal information collected and used by RMSP.

While RMSP strives to protect personally identifiable information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online and you do so at your own risk. Data transmission over the Internet is never completely secure.

If You Are Located in the European Union

Under applicable local law, EU residents may have certain rights regarding the personal information we hold about them. These may include the rights to access, correct, delete, restrict or object to our use of, or receive a portable copy in a usable electronic format of your information. You also may have a right to lodge a complaint with your local data protection or privacy regulator. We encourage you to contact us at the contact information set forth below to update or correct your information if it changes or if the information we hold about you is inaccurate. Where you have provided your consent to any use of your information, and where applicable under governing law, you can withdraw this consent at any time. Please note that we may require additional information from you in order to honor your request.

Your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in a country (such as the United States) that is not regarded as ensuring an adequate level of protection for personal data under European Union law. We have put in place appropriate safeguards (such as contractual commitments) in accordance with applicable legal requirements to ensure that your information is adequately protected. For more information on the appropriate safeguards in place, please contact us at the details below.

What Are Your Data Protection Rights?

RMSP would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

The right to access - You have the right to request RMSP for copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.

The right to rectification - You have the right to request that RMSP correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request RMSP to complete information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure - You have the right to request that RMSP erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to restrict processing - You have the right to request that RMSP restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to object to processing - You have the right to object to RMSP’s processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to data portability - You have the right to request that RMSP transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at:
Phone: 1-800-394-7677
Email: rmsp@rmsp.com

Notice to California Residents

California residents have the right to request in writing from businesses with whom they have an established business relationship, (1) a list of the categories of personal information, such as name, e-mail, and mailing address and the type of services provided to the customer, that a business has disclosed to third parties (including affiliates that are separate legal entities) during the immediately preceding year for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes, and (2) the names and addresses of all such third parties. To request the above information, please contact us by email at rmsp@rmsp.com. We will respond to such requests for information access within 30 days following receipt of the email or mailing address stated above. Please note that we are only required to respond to each customer once per calendar year.

California law also requires that we disclose whether we honor “Do Not Track” settings in your browser concerning targeted advertising. We do not currently alter our practices when a Do Not Track signal is received.

Child Privacy

This Website is not targeted at, nor do we knowingly collect information from, children under the age of 16, except students signing up for our educational services with the consent of a parent. If we have reason to believe that information is being provided by a person under the age of 16, we will not collect the information. If you have reason to believe that we have information from someone under the age of 16, please contact us at rmsp@rmsp.com.

How Do You Opt-Out or Unsubscribe?

All emails and newsletters from RMSP allow you to opt out of further mailings at any time. You may do so in two ways: (1) when you initially provide your personally identifiable information you can not authorize RMSP to include you on its mailing list for promotions and future emails; and (2) you may unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in any email from RMSP. Please allow up to two weeks to be unsubscribed from all emails from RMSP

Privacy Contact Information

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments regarding this Privacy Policy, or if at any time you would like your information removed from our database, please contact us at the information below:
Rocky Mountain School of Photography
216 N. Higgins Avenue
Missoula, MT 59802 USA
800-394-7677
Email: rmsp@rmsp.com

RMSP is available to take your calls at 1-800-394-7677 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time (7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time).


Privacy Policy Modified 5/2/2019