Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit (the “Site”).

Personal Information we collect

When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”

We collect Device Information using the following technologies:

We may also ask you for additional information, such as your name, email address, and social media usernames, to provide you with services such as an email newsletter or as part of a promotional campaign. We may also offer you the opportunity to complete surveys or provide answers to written prompts. We refer to these kinds of information as “Provided Information”.

When we talk about “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are talking about Device Information and Provided Information.

How do we use your Personal Information?

We use the Provided Information to:

We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).

Any surveys or prompts to which we invite you to respond will have details about how we plan to use your responses. These terms may say, for example, that we may use the answers you provide in future posts on the Site and/or on our social media accounts.

Sharing your Personal Information

We share your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above. 

How long do we retain your data?

We retain Device Information and Provided Information indefinitely.

What rights do you have over your data?

If you have engaged in an activity that creates Provided Information, 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.

Do Not Track

Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.

Changes to this policy

We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.

Contact us

Elements of Maine is a project of Justin Russell Photography.

For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at or by mail using the details provided below:

PO Box 1863
Bangor, ME 04402
United States