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Bethany and Brian's wedding at Skyline Lodge, Highland Forest, Fabius, NY. November 2018. Photo by DJ Peter Naughton peterthedj.com
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Privacy Policy

Who we are

Peter Naughton Productions is a sole proprietorship operated by Peter Naughton, located in Fayetteville, New York, USA. Our website address is: https://peterthedj.com and contact information is available at https://peterthedj.com/contact.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

This website runs on WordPress, and much of this privacy policy is based on a template provided by WordPress, as they do a great job of explaining things that pertain to the internal workings of the site.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site, WordPress checks the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help with spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your Gravatar profile picture (if one exists) may be displayed to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

  • DJ Quote Request Form responses are provided to Peter Naughton only, and Peter uses this information strictly for the following purposes:
    1. to respond to your inquiry with an accurate price quote for your event, and;
    2. to create a contract if you accept the quote and decide to book DJ services.The forms do NOT collect any additional information beyond what is requested on the form.  If you do not feel comfortable providing this information via the web form, the Contact page includes alternate methods to contact Peter Naughton.
  • Wedding Planning Form access is only granted to clients who have booked Peter Naughton to provide DJ services for a wedding event.  This form only collects responses clients provide to the questions therein.
    Responses are viewable only by Peter Naughton, by the client, and by anyone with whom the client has shared their login credentials.
    Use of the online Wedding Planning Form is 100% optional; a paper version is available upon request.  Peter Naughton is also open to the idea of accepting wedding planning details (e.g. timeline, song requests, announcements, etc.) from couples in another format of the couple's choosing.

    Note that Wedding Planning Form responses are used to create the timeline Peter will be following during your Event.  Once the timeline is approved by the Client, Peter shares this timeline with the venue and other key "day-of" vendors (including but not limited to your photographer, for example) to facilitate the smooth running of your event by ensuring everyone is in agreement on the timeline and flow of the event.

  • Post-Event Survey access is only granted to couples who have booked Peter Naughton to provide DJ services. Similar to the above forms, this form only collects information provided by the user.  All form responses are emailed to Peter Naughton and copied to the user at the email address provided by the user.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving 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 one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks.  If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, social media posts, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor had visited the other website directly.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

General site traffic statistics are recorded by two services: Jetpack and Google.

Personally, Peter Naughton only has time to view stats occasionally, as a matter of general curiosity to see how much traffic the site is getting on a given day, which pages are getting the most views, and a rough idea of how visitors are finding this website.

How long we retain your data

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.

For couples who book Peter Naughton for DJ services and are granted a username/password to access the client-exclusive forms (e.g. the Wedding Planning Form and the Review Form), your "user profile" is maintained indefinitely.  When I create a user account for a couple, the profile consists of very little information:

  • Your username
  • Your email address
  • Both of the couple's first names are saved as the "first name" on the profile (this is done this way for organizational purposes).
  • The couple's wedding date is saved as the "last name" on the profile (again, this is to help Peter keep the user accounts organized).

User profiles are only visible to Peter Naughton and created with the sole purpose of granting clients access to the client-exclusive forms described above.

By default, WordPress retains user profiles indefinitely.  However, Peter Naughton occasionally purges all accounts of clients who no longer have any use for the client-exclusive areas of the website.  A client is considered to no longer have a use for the client-exclusive areas once their wedding event has passed (they no longer need to use the Wedding Planning Form) and they have completed their post-event survey.  Even if a client declines to participate in the post-event survey, their profile will eventually be deleted.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, 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. Please note that this only includes data stored within the website.  This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.  (For example, the Wedding Planning Form is considered to be a rider to the DJ services contract.)

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.  The information collected by Akismet typically includes the commenter's IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Your contact information

The contact information provided by clients (or prospective clients) through the Quote Request Form is sent directly to Peter Naughton and is only used by Peter Naughton to respond to your request and to provide continued services as appropriate.  Your contact information is never shared with any other party unless specifically authorized.

The contact information provided via the Comments form is only used as described in the comments section above.

TL;DR

At the end of the day, I'm just one guy running a small business because I enjoy DJ'ing weddings.  I have neither the time, the interest or the ability to do the kind of deep-level data "scraping" or analyisis that "big tech" companies are capable of performing.  I'm not looking to sell anyone's personal information to third-parties, nor am I looking to spy on people, create political chaos or anything else along those lines. But, since GPDR and other laws now require virtually every website out there to have a privacy policy, here it is.

Links to external privacy policies (e.g. Google, Jetpack, etc.) were accurate and actively working as of May 25, 2018.  Since I don't control any of those websites, these links could be subject to change at any time. If you try to access one of those external privacy policies and the link is no longer active, please let me know and I will try to get it corrected promptly.

Erin and Tim's wedding at Marriott Syracuse Downtown Persian Terrace, August 2019. Photos by Peter Naughton peterthedj.com
We had an amazing experience with Peter as our DJ and everyone at our wedding raved about the music.
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Peter Naughton Productions is a mobile disc jockey and voiceover service based near Syracuse, NY.  Since 2011, Peter has specialized in Wedding DJ services for  Central New York, the Mohawk Valley, the Finger Lakes and the occasional road trip to the Southern Tier or the Thousand Islands.  One price covers everything you need for an unforgettable celebration with Peter's stress-free wedding package!
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