WHAT PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT AND WHY WE COLLECT IT
We do not collect your personal information with the intent of sharing or selling it to third parties. Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering our business activities, improving the user experience, providing customer service, and for sharing updates about new photography content that is available on the website. The data we collect takes two primary forms: Anonymous usage data, and personally-identifying information. We will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site unless you choose to provide this information to us within a form on the web page, such as a contact form, comment form, newsletter signup form or online store purchase form. We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights.
COMMENTS ON POSTS AND PAGE
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Published content and comments are stored indefinitely unless deletion/removal is requested by the original author.
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EMAIL AND CONTACT FORMS
When visitors use a contact form to send a communication to site owners or administrators, we collect the data shown in the contact form and also the visitor’s IP address to assist with spam prevention. All data from the contact form is stored indefinitely in Google’s G-Suite archives unless deletion/removal is requested by the original author.
Contact forms also include an opt-in to join our email newsletter. As required under EU law, you must manually opt-in to receive the email newsletter. If you do not opt-in to the email newsletter, your contact details will never be used for anything other than direct communication about the question/query that you submitted in the contact form.
SITE LOGIN FORMS
If you have a user account with this website, we check login activity to potentially block fraudulent attempts.
The following information is used: attempting user’s IP address, attempting user’s email address/username (i.e. according to the value they were attempting to use during the login process), and all IP-related HTTP headers attached to the attempting user.
In addition to this, the following activity is tracked:Failed login attempts (these include IP address and user agent). We also set a cookie (jpp_math_pass) for 1 day to remember if/when a user has successfully completed a math captcha to prove that they’re a real human. Learn more about this cookie.
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EMAIL MARKETING CAMPAIGNS
We are committed to keeping your e-mail address confidential. We do not sell, rent, or lease our subscription lists to third parties, and we will not provide your personal information to any third party individual at any time unless strictly compelled to do so by law.
We use email marketing to communicate with customers and potential customers from time to time. All email lists and campaigns are “opt-in” meaning we will not send you these sorts of emails unless you indicated that you wish to receive them during signup or other interactions on our website.
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All marketing emails sent by us will include an unsubscribe link in the footer of the email. Emails sent to you may also include standard tracking, including open and click activities.
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TYPES OF COOKIES
FIRST PARTY COOKIES
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MARKETING TOOL COOKIES
Third-party cookies may be placed on your computer when you visit the Site by companies that run certain services we employ to maintain the Website, extend functionality, or are required for analytical purposes. These cookies allow the third parties to gather and track certain information about you, and your movements within the Website. These cookies can be manually disabled in your browser, which is configured by reviewing your browsers instructions mentioned above. In addition to cookies, we may use web beacons, pixel tags, and other tracking technologies on the Site to help customize the Site and improve your experience. A “web beacon” or “pixel tag” is a tiny object or image embedded in a web page or email. They are used to track the number of users who have visited particular pages and viewed emails, and acquire other statistical data. They collect only a limited set of data, such as a cookie number, time and date of page or email view, and a description of the page or email on which they reside. Web beacons and pixel tags cannot be declined. However, you can limit their use by controlling the cookies that interact with them.
WHO WE SHARE YOUR DATA WITH
Analytics are handled by a third party, Google, which may transfer information outside the European Union, EEA, or Switzerland, to the United States. Google holds user and event data for 26 months.
A NOTE ABOUT UPLOADED MEDIA
If you upload images to the website in a form, comment field or as a guest post, 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 that appear publicly on the website.
Like many other websites, we make use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyse trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. Log Data can also help our security service detect new threats, identify malicious third parties, and provide more robust security protection for visitors and customers.
HOW LONG WE RETAIN YOUR DATA
Below you can find a summary of how long your data is retained. You can contact us at any time if you would like to get a copy of your stored data, or if you would like to have it removed.
Comments: 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 if they fall outside our automated moderation rules.
Contact form submissions: All data from the contact forms is stored indefinitely unless deletion/removal is requested by the original author. This is because people sometimes wish to return to the same conversation about a specific photography question that they might have asked me in the past, perhaps after putting my suggestions into practice. Due to email volume, it’s not possible to remember these individual conversations without retention of the original contact.
Registered Accounts: If you have created an account on this website for the purposes of submitting content, or purchasing a product from the online store, we store this profile information indefinitely, as well as your purchase history so that we can we can process customer service requests efficiently and so that you can access your digital downloads through your 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.
Email newsletter: If you have opted in to our email newsletter, all information provided during the opt-in process, as well as your IP address is stored indefinitely for the purposes of sending you the newsletter. IP addresses are used so that we can send newsletters that are more relevant. For example, if we are holding a local event, we will not email you about this event if you live a long way from it, or in a different country. This keeps email communications with you more relevant. All email communications contain an unsubscribe button, and a button that allows you to edit your email preferences to alter ow often you receive the newsletter.
WHAT RIGHTS YOU HAVE OVER YOUR DATA
If you have an account on this site, have signed up to our email newsletter 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.
EMBEDDED CONTENT FROM OTHER WEBSITES
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
Within the content on this website we will often link to other 3rd party websites where you can get further information about a specific topic, or where you can purchase a specific product. These 3rd party sites have their own independent privacy policies. We, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites.
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WHAT THIRD PARTIES WE RECEIVE DATA FROM
We do not receive any data about you from third parties.
HOW WE PROTECT YOUR DATA
Our website uses SSL (Secure Socket Layer) technology to encrypt data passing to and from the server. This ensures that your personal data is safe. Credit card transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers. Daily security scans are also performed on our website to look for malicious code that could pose a security threat and incoming traffic is routed through CloudFlare who provide additional security service to block malicious third-parties.
WHAT DATA BREACH PROCEDURES WE HAVE IN PLACE
Should any event occur where customer data has been lost, stolen, or potentially compromised, our policy is to alert our customers via email no later than 48 hours of our team becoming aware of the event. We will also report such incident to any required data protection authority. We will work closely with any customers affected to determine next steps such as any end-user notifications, needed patches, and how to avoid any similar event in the future.
EXISTENCE OF AUTOMATED DECISION-MAKING
We do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.
In compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act, all email sent from our organization will clearly state who the email is from and provide clear information on how to contact the sender. In addition, all email messages will also contain an unsubscribe button to remove yourself from our mailing list.
CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION RULE
We believe it is important to provide added protection for children online. We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children to observe, participate in and/or monitor and guide their online activity. Ruxi.photo does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 year old and we do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
The Data Protection Officer for Ruxi.photo is Ruxandra Balea. You can send an email to the Data Protection Officer by emailing hello@Ruxi.photo, or by using the contact form. You can also send a letter to Balea Creation Station – Streitholzstrasse 7 8057 Zürich
Great pictures with style, soul and pop. Highly recommended for theatre and private pictures!
Wir, das theater anundpfirsich, sind begeistert von Ruxis Arbeit! Sie hat unser komplettes Improfestival abgelichtet,... einzelne Shows ins perfekte Licht gerückt und ganze Marketingshootings mit uns gemacht. Die Ergebnisse könnten nicht toller sein: Ruxis Arbeit ist professionell, persönlich und die Resultate sind immer grossartig. Wir sind ein grosser Fan! Danke, Ruxi!read more
Me and my sister had a very nice and relaxed photoshoot in Klagenfurt, Austria. we had a lot of fun although it was... raining a lil bit.
Ruxi had great ideas and instructions for us how to pose. We felt like models for one day. Thank you, Ruxi! <3read more
Meine Schwester & ich hatten ein wunderschönes Fotoshooting im paradiesischen Klagenfurt mit der empathischen, lustigen... & einzigartigen Ruxi. 🥰 Es war ein entspannter Nachmittag. An verschiedenen mit Liebe zum Detail ausgewählten Locations in und um Klagenfurt am Wörthersee in Österreich entstanden wunderschöne Fotos. Ich freue mich schon aufs nächste Mal! 😃read more
Nicole Anna Stadler
I already had several photo shootings with Ruxi and am superhappy with the way she works. She is always encouraging her... clients and makes them feel comfortable and relaxed in front of her camera. And the outcome is just awesome! :)read more
I cant recommend Ruxi highly enough! We had a very professional and fun photo shoot and I am very, very happy with the... stunning result. Many thanks again Ruxi!read more
Ruxi makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera because she is such a charming and relaxed woman. She is... incredibly professional and so talented! I'd definitely recommend working with her if you're lucky enough to be able to book a session with her!read more
Sara Cecilie S-Eriksen
Dear Ruxi, thanks for a great photoshoot. It was amazing with all your ideas for posing and your professional guidance-... you really made me feel in good hands and I could relax. And wow the final result- absolutely love it. You really captured what I wanted and I am so satisfied with the pictures. Top rating from my side. A very happy client- Sararead more
It was amazing and so much fun to work with Ruxi. Highly professional with incredibly beautiful photo's as a result.... Making me, as a newly entrepreneur, feel so much more confident and proud! 🙏Thank you!!read more
It was an absolute joy working with Ruxi! The day was well planned and we got some great shots in the studio, in the... city and at sunset on the Uetliberg. Although I felt a little self-conscious in front of the camera Ruxi made me feel so comfortable and assured me I looked beautiful :) Sure enough when the photos came out I was blown away! I couldn’t be happier! My family and friends LOVE my photos and it was all-round an amazing experience which I would definitely recommend ❤️read more
I am very happy with the photographs Ruxi took. They look professional and exactly what I wanted for my new linkedin... profile picture. I will also use them for many different projects because they are very versatile. I can highly recommend Ruxi's photography!read more
I want to put more than 5 stars! Ruxi did an excellent job with taking picture of my team. She is very talented in... making everybody feel good, provides a very easy and safe environment, she is very professional and helped all of us to feel at ease in front of the camera! We are very happy with our pictures and it will for sure help us with our external image. Thanks so much Ruxi!read more
Nina-Thao Zanetti Martin
Nach mehrere Versuche hat unsere Familie (2 Erwachsene, 2 Zwillingssöhne, geb. April 2015) in Ruxi endlich ihre... offizielle Fotografin gefunden :-) Die Anlässen, an denen wir mit Ruxi Highlights in unserem Leben festgehalten haben waren bereits vielfältig. Und immer erfolgreich: - Outdoor Photoshoot
- Studio Weihnachts-Shoot
- Event Shoot (an einem runden Geburtstag)
- Mini Studio Fotoshoots (weil die Mama es sich gewünscht hat) Ruxi hat eine speziell angenehme, freundliche und jedoch wirksame ;-) Art, ihre Sujets vor der Kamera zu "steuern". Das Resultat spricht von sich alleine: unsere Erinnerungen wurden mit WOW-schönen Bildern verewigt. Wir planen bereits das nächste Fotoshoot. Dass sie auch einen sehr guten Humor hat macht sie noch beliebter!read more
We loved Ruxi’s photos!! Not only are the pictures gorgeous, but she’s also a wonderful photographer. A discrete, quick... and efficient presence at the event, she made sure we kept having fun while she photographed small important details, facial expressions and small moments of joy.read more
Ruxi takes superb photos, she's patient and friendly. I highly recommend her!
Ruxi is a talented photographer. She is honest, direkt and cares a lot about the staff aswell as clients. I can really... recommend all the workshops aswell as a private session with Ruxi. Its not just coming in for a photo. Its a experience, feeling comfortable, beeing together. I'm usually the visa, but she managed to take photos of me too and its a great result :-) Thanks a lot.read more
Natalie von Harscher
Ruxi ist zwar eine Fotografen-Freundin von mir, aber ich habe sie als meine persönliche Portrait-Fotografin auserkoren.... Gerade wenn man selbst in dem Genre tätig ist, ist man überaus kritisch. Sie hat das phantastisch gemeistert und wundervolle Fotos für meine Homepage und FB-Seite von mir gemacht. Ruxi ist ein so toller und herzlicher Mensch, es macht Spass sich von ihr fotografieren zu lassen.read more
Adelina Davie Zivkovic
HERZLICHEN DANK RUXI - Danke, dass wir kurz vor Weihnachten noch einen Termin bekommen haben. Das Shooting hat richtig... Spass gemacht, die Atmosphäre war toll und locker und die Bilder die wir bis jetzt gesehen haben fantastisch! Wir sind so froh dich kennen gelernt zu haben und freuen uns jetzt schon auf die Bilder und auf das nächste Shooting mit dem Baby dann! �
Man kann dich nur weiter empfehlen - hast wirklich ein Auge für Fotografie und hast genau das umgesetzt was wir uns vorgestellt haben!
Auf diesem Weg möchten wir dir und deiner Familie noch schöne und besinnliche Weihnachten wünschen!
Sarbatori fericite!read more
We came to Ruxi´s studio for a photo shooting of our 10-days old son. This was our first outing and we had mixed... feelings about leaving home. Ruxi was very supportive from the very first moment, she really made the three of us feel very relaxed and in ease. She was generous with the time and ideas. It was a fantastic and memorable experience from the beginning to the end. Having these beautiful photos from our first period as fresh parents are invaluable. Thank you very much!read more
Maria Oana Sarkadi
Ich habe Ruxi für einen Lebenslauf Fotoshooting gebucht und bin begeistert von dem Ergebnis. Die ganze Erfahrung war... toll; wir haben uns toll unterhalten und ich konnte mich schnell entspannen. Ich kann Ruxi herzlich empfehlen.read more
Ich habe Ruxi für ein People-Fotoshooting in Zürich gebucht und bin überwältigt vom Ergebnis! Hervorzuheben ist, dass... ich ihr das Setting, Motiv und Umfang am Telefon erklärt hatte und sie ohne grosse Vorbereitung sofort die Bilder umgesetzt hat. Ihr Auge fürs Detail, Bildideen, Einsatz der Location, Licht und szenische Darstellung ist hervorragend! Die grossartige Retusche rundete das Paket ab, gab den Fotos die gewünschte Stimmung und Qualität. Ich werde Ruxi auch bei anderen Projekten buchen, an die Community meine wärmste Empfehlung!read more
Liebe Ruxi, vielen herzlichen Dank dass du Teil unserer Hochzeit warst! Es wäre nicht der gleiche Tag ohne dich... gewesen! Es war der beste Tag meines Lebens und ich bin so froh, dass du diesen Moment bildlich festgehalten hast! Ich bin überglücklich, dich kennengelernt zu haben und kann dich zu 100% weiterempfehlen! Vielen herzlichen Dank liebe Ruxi!!!!read more
Liebe Ruxi, vielen Dank für die tollen Fotos die du von mir gemacht hast. Es hat mir grossen Spass gemacht mich von dir... fotografieren zu lassen! Jederzeit und immer gerne wieder!!!read more
Ruxi took great fun pictures for my artistic CV. I saw her working for business pictures too, and she's absolutely... professional. A photographer you can rely on for quality pictures.read more
Ruxi! Thank you so much for great photos! I did not expect them to be so good!!!You are real proffesional. Next time... when I need photos, I will come only to you!=)read more
On wednesday the 1st of June I gave a concert at Barfussbar and Ruxi came to make performing pictures.
It was very... great!
After the concert we did a short shoot at different places at the location and it was nice and easy going to work with her!
I am very happy with the result of the pictures!read more
Ruxi took great photos of our boys and our family. She was so relaxed and kept us at ease throughout the shoot. We love... the results, and it was hard to choose our favourites!read more
I went to Ruxi's studio to get a CV/LinkedIn type photo, with a few others thrown in for fun. I'm so happy with the... headshot, it's perfect - natural but professional at the same time. The other shots took me totally by surprise, I love them. This was my first shoot and I wasn't really looking forward to it, but by the end of it I was really enjoying it and it shows in the photos. We had a great afternoon, thanks Ruxi, highly recommended.read more
Make your trip to Switzerland memorable with Ruxi Balea Photography. Ruxi is a professional photographer who showed... us some of the most beautiful areas of Zurich and took beautiful and authentic pictures of us. We loved the whole experience and we recommend everyone her tours and photography services.read more
Ruxi did our Christmas cards. It was our first family portrait after the birth of our sone 2 years and 7 months ago. We... had a very pleasant experience and although our son was not very well behaved, Ruxi was patient and we always felt at ease. We also got beautiful Christmas cards delivered at our place after a short time from the session. We certainly recommend her.read more
Ruxi took some lovely pictures of our 9month old daughter and managed to capture some really special expressions and... moments. The perfect present for all of the family for Christmas. She worked very professional and we received the pictures very fast.read more
I just opened our gallery of photos… they are wonderful, I am so happy with the results, thank you!!
Our wedding day photos were fantastic. Ruxi was professional, discreat and very nice to work with. We received the... photos back also very quickly. Would recommend again. Thx Ruxi, Ben and Leigh xread more
Ruxi is a wonderful photographer. She's very personal, cares about her clients and has an eye for catching that special... moment behind the camera. I would recommend her to anyone looking for photography needs.read more
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Hey! Thanks for stopping by! My name’s Ruxandra Balea, but you can call me Ruxi. I’m a professional photographer based in Zürich Switzerland, where I make cool things for families and entrepreneurs. If you like my work then don’t hesitate to reach out.
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