Photoandtips.com Website Privacy Policy

 

Photoandtips website located at www.photoandtips.com (the “Site”).is an Internet property (“Photoandtips,” “we” or “us”). Photoandtips Website Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) covers our treatment of personal information and other information that we collect when you: (a) access or use the Site; (b) access and/or view any of the video/video player, audio, stories, text, photographs, graphics, artwork and/or other content featured on the Site as made available by other Users (collectively, “User Submitted Content”) and/or Photoandtips (“LT Content,” and together with the User Submitted Content, “Content”); (c) access links to Photoandtips social media pages/accounts on third party social media websites, such as Facebook®(collectively, “Social Media Pages”); and/or (d) utilize the Site’s many interactive features designed to facilitate interaction between you, Photoandtips and other Users including, but not limited to, comment sections located in designated areas of the Site (collectively, the “Interactive Services” and together with the Site, Content and Social Media Pages, the “Photoandtips”).

Capitalized terms not defined herein shall have the meanings set forth in the Photoandtips Website Terms and Conditions (“Terms and Conditions”). IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY IN THEIR ENTIRETY, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR OTHERWISE USE THE PHOTOANDTIPS.

Facebook® is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc. (“Facebook”). Please be advised that Photoandtips is not in any way affiliated with Facebook, and the Photoandtips are not endorsed, administered or sponsored by Facebook.

Personal Information Collected

For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, “personal information” shall mean individually identifiable information from or about an individual. We collect personal information when you access certain pages of the Photoandtips. In order to post a comment via the Interactive Services, you must have a Facebook® account. Your Facebook® account name will appear as your screen name when posting a comment. Where a User places a comment using her/his Facebook® account, Photoandtips may collect some or all of the following (depending on the User’s Facebook® account settings and the discretion of Facebook®): (a) the User’s e-mail address; (b) the information listed in the “About Me” section of the User’s Facebook® account; (c) the “interests” associated with the User’s Facebook® account; (d) the User’s Facebook® account ID and the “likes” associated with the User’s Facebook® account; and (e) any other information collected via the Facebook® account interface (collectively, “Registration Data”).

Use of Personal Information

The information is used to enhance the visitor’s experience when using the website to display personalised content and possibly advertising.

E-mail addresses will not be sold, rented or leased to 3rd parties.E-mail may be sent to inform you of news of our services or offers by us or our affiliates.

We will also use your personal information for customer service, to provide you with information that you may request, to customise your experience with the Photoandtips and/or to contact you when necessary in connection with your use of the Photoandtips website. We may also use your personal information for internal business purposes, such as analyzing and managing our business including, without limitation. We may also combine the information we have gathered about you with information from other sources.

User Submitted Content/Interactive Services/Social Media Websites

If you submit personal information via User Submitted Content, Feedback by and through the Interactive Services and/or any applicable Social Media Pages appearing on Social Media Websites, you should be aware that the personal information that you submit using such forums can be read, collected or used by other users of these forums (depending on your privacy settings, in the case of Social Media Websites), and could be used to send you unsolicited messages or otherwise contact you without your consent or desire. We are not responsible for the personal information that you choose to submit in these forums.

Further, by submitting User Submitted Content, you: (a) represent and warrant that Photoandtips use of your submission does not and will not breach any agreement, violate any law, violate any Social Media Website’s terms of service or infringe upon any third party’s rights; (b) agree that Photoandtios is free to use in any manner all or part of the User Submitted Content and/or other material on an unrestricted basis without the obligation to notify, identify or compensate you or anyone else; and (c) grant Photoandtips all necessary rights, including a waiver of all copyright, trademark, privacy and moral rights, to use all User Submitted Content and/or other material, in whole or in part, or as a derivative work, without any duty of Photoandtips to anyone whatsoever.

Non-Personal Information Collection and Use

IP Addresses/Browser Type

We may collect certain non-personally identifiable information about you when you visit many of the pages of the Site. This non-personally identifiable information includes, without limitation, the type of browser that you use (e.g., Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer), your IP address, the type of operating system that you use (e.g., Windows or iOS) and the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., Vodafone,BT, AT&T). We use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of the Photoandtips and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience. We also may use this information in the aggregate to analyze usage of the Photoandtips.

Cookies

When a User visits the Site, we send one (1) or more cookies and/or gif files (collectively, “Cookies”) to assign an anonymous, unique identifier to the applicable User’s computer or other devices. A Cookie is a piece of data stored on your hard drive containing non-personally identifiable information about you. Cookies have many benefits to enhance your experience at the Site. To find out more about Cookies, please visit www.cookiecentral.com. We use Cookies to improve the quality of the Photoandtips, including for storing user preferences and tracking Site-user trends (such as pages opened and length of stay at the Site).

Most Internet browsers are initially set up to accept Cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all Cookies or to indicate when a Cookie is being sent. To disable and reject certain Cookies, follow the instructions associated with your Internet browser. Even in the case where a user rejects a Cookie, he or she may still use the Photoandtips; provided, however, that certain functions of the Photoandtips may be impaired or rendered inoperable if the use of Cookies is disabled. We reserve the right to retain Cookie data indefinitely.

Behavioural Tracking

Photoandtips uses Cookies, web beacons, other tracking technology on the Site for purposes of tracking Users’ activities (such as websites visited, advertisements selected and pages viewed) after they leave the Site. Photoandtips uses these Cookies to target applicable Users with advertisements regarding Photoandtips and other products and/or services that Photoandtips thinks may be of interest to applicable Users. In addition, third parties such as Google® may engage in a similar form of behavioural tracking of, and targeted advertising to, Users that visit the Site. Users may be able to disable some, but not all, of this tracking activity by utilizing the “Do Not Track” setting or similar options within most major Internet browsers. In addition, Users may be able to opt-out of this form of tracking utilizing the options made available by the Network Advertising Initiative or Digital Advertising Alliance. To the greatest extent permissible under applicable law, we are not responsible for the tracking practices of third parties in connection with the Site.

  • Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s previous visits to your website or other websites
  • Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
  • Users may opt out of personalised advertising by visiting Ads Settings. (Alternatively, you can direct users to opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for personalised advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info.)

If you haven’t opted out of third-party ad serving, the cookies of other third-party vendors or ad networks may also be used to serve ads on your site, which should also be disclosed in your privacy policy in the following manner:

  • Notify your site visitors of the third-party vendors and ad networks serving ads on your site.
  • Provide links to the appropriate vendor and ad network websites.
    Inform your users that they may visit those websites to opt out of the use of cookies for personalised advertising (if the vendor or ad network offers this capability). Alternatively, you can direct users to opt out of some third-party vendors’ uses of cookies for personalised advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info.
  • For additional details regarding cookie consent notices, please refer to cookiechoices.org.

Third-Party Websites

This Site may contain links to third-party owned and/or operated websites including, without limitation, the Social Media Websites. Photoandtips is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. In some cases, you may be able to make a purchase through one of these third-party websites. In these instances, you may be required to provide certain information, such as a credit card number, to register or complete a transaction at such website. These third-party websites have separate privacy and data collection practices and Photoandtips has no responsibility or liability relating to them.

Security

We endeavour to safeguard and protect our Users’ personal information. When Users make personal information available to us, their personal information is protected both online and offline (to the extent that we maintain any personal information offline). The privacy of your personal information is very important to us

Access to your personal information is strictly limited, and we take reasonable measures to ensure that your personal information is not accessible to the public. The servers that we store personal information in are kept in a secure physical environment. We also have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of personal information under our control. Please be advised, however, that while we take every reasonable precaution available to protect your data, no storage facility, technology, software, security protocols or data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Computer hackers that circumvent our security measures may gain access to certain portions of your personal information, and technological bugs, errors and glitches may cause inadvertent disclosures of your personal information; provided, however, that any attempt to breach the security of the network, our servers, databases or other hardware or software constitutes a crime punishable by law. For the reasons mentioned above, we cannot warrant that your personal information will be absolutely secure. Any transmission of data at or through the Site is at your own risk.

All of our Users’ personal information is restricted in our offices. Only employees or third party agents who need the personal information to perform a specific job are granted access to personal information. Our employees are dedicated to ensuring the security and privacy of all user personal information. Employees not adhering to our firm policies are subject to disciplinary action. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, we shall notify you and any applicable regulatory agencies in the event that we learn of an information security breach with respect to your personal information. You will be notified via e-mail in the event of such a breach. Please be advised that notice may be delayed in order to address the needs of law enforcement, determine the scope of network damage, and to engage in remedial measures.

Minors

Visitors under eighteen (18) years of age are not permitted to use and/or submit their personal information at the Site.  Photoandtips does not knowingly solicit or collect information from visitors under eighteen (18) years of age. Photoandtips encourages parents and guardians to spend time online with their children and to participate and monitor the interactive activities of their children.

Opt-Out/Unsubscribe

To opt-out of receiving e-mail communications from us, you can follow the instructions at the end of the applicable e-mail message or e-mail us at contact@photoandtips.com

Deleting, Modifying and Updating Your Information

At your request, we will: (a) inform you of what personal information we have on file for you; (b) amend the personal information that we have on file for you; and/or (c) remove personal information that you have provided to us, or that we have collected. You may do so by e-mailing us at contact@photoandtips.com. We ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and, to the extent permitted by applicable law, we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes).

Please be advised that deleting your personal information may terminate your access to certain of the Photoandtips. If you wish to continue using the full complement of Photoandtips, you may not be able to delete all of the personal information that we have on file for you.

Please be further advised that, after you delete your personal information, residual copies may take a period of time before they are deleted from our active servers and may remain in our backup systems.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any Content infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by providing our Copyright Agent with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3) for further detail):
A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail.
A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Please contact the Designated Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement for Company at dmca@photoandtips.com

Affiliate Links

We will occasionally use affiliate links (e.g. Amazon’s Affiliate Program, eBay Partner Network…) when directing readers elsewhere to learn more about products. Photoandtips receives a small percentage of profit from sales generated through these links. The use of affiliate links will never influence the content or opinions of our articles.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Photoandtips reserves the right to change or update this Privacy Policy at any time by posting a notice on the Site that we are changing our Privacy Policy. If the manner in which we use personal information changes, Photoandtips will notify Users by (a) sending the modified policy to our Users via email; and/or (b) by any other reasonable means acceptable under applicable state and federal law. You will have a choice as to whether or not we use your information in this different manner and we will only use your information in this different manner where you opt-in to such use.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please e-mail us at contactatphotoandtips.com(at=@).