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  1. Introduction.

    1. Web Site Owner. Photographer.org (“photographer.org”) is the owner of this web site (“(photographer.org Web Site”). This online privacy notice discloses photographer.org information practices for this photographer.org Web Site, including what type of personal identifiable information is requested in order to make a purchase, how the information is used, and with whom the in-formation is shared. Note that other affiliated web sites may be governed by privacy notices containing different information practices applicable to those sites.

    2. Web Site Visits. In general, you can visit on the photographer.org Web Site without disclosing any personal information. photographer.org analyzes the data gathered from Web Site visits for trends and statistics, and then photographer.org discards the gathered data.

    3. Web Site Transactions. At times, photographer.org will need personal information regarding a customer or a prospect. For example to process an order or provide a subscription, photographer.org may need to know a customer’s name, mailing address, e-mail address and credit card details. It is photographer.org’s intent to inform you know before photographer.org collects personal information, such as user’s name and/or address on the Internet. If you tell us that you do not wish to have this information used as a basis for further contact with you, photographer.org will respect your wishes.

  2. Personal Information That May Be Collected.

    1. Identifying Information. In order to make a purchase or to access designated subscriber services and /or restricted areas within the photographer.org Web site, photographer.org will request a user to provide certain personal identifying information, which may include: legal name, postal address, e-mail address, screen name, password, telephone number, facsimile number, method of payment, and, if applicable, credit card number. photographer.org may request additional information necessary to establish and maintain customer’s account.

    2. Service Quality Monitoring. Some Web site transactions may require a customer to telephone photographer.org, or photographer.org to call the customer. photographer.org will not contact you by telephone without your prior consent, except to confirm an order placed online and/or to inform a customer of the status of such order. Customer should be aware that it is photographer.org’s practice to monitor, and in some cases record such calls for staff training or quality assurance purposes.

    3. Information from Children. photographer.org does not sell products or services for purchase by children.

    4. Lost or Stolen Information. If a customer’s credit card and/or password is lost or stolen, the customer should promptly notify photographer.org in order to enable photographer.org to cancel the lost or stolen information and to update its records with a changed credit card and/or password.

    5. Chat Rooms, Forums and Bulletin Boards. If customer participates in an photographer.org chat room, discussion forum, social media page, or posts messages to an photographer.org bulletin board, customer should be aware that the information disclosed and shared will be broadly available to other persons, both inside of and/or outside photographer.org, who have access to that chat room, forum, page or bulletin board. Some individual photographer.org chat rooms, forums, pages or bulletin boards have additional rules and conditions regarding participation. Also, participant’s expressed opinion is his or her own and should not be considered as reflecting the opinion of photographer.org.

    6. Links to Other Web Sites. An photographer.org Web site may contain links to other web sites. photographer.org is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those other Web sites.

  3. Uses Made of the Information.

    1. Limited Uses Identified. Without customer’s prior consent, photographer.org will not use your personal identifiable information for any purpose other than that for which it is submitted. photographer.org uses personal identifiable information to reply to inquiries, handle complaints, provide operational notices and in program record-keeping. photographer.org also processes billing and business requests related to photographer.org Web Site participation.

    2. Marketing Uses. Unless customer marks an “x” on the opt-out option box, photographer.org reserves the right to provide customer with information about photographer.org’s Web site, photographer.org products and services, and related information in which customer has indicated an interest.

    3. Stored Information Uses. photographer.org stores and retains the information provided by customer. This information is used to compile a customer’s purchase history in order to enable photographer.org to recommend products, services, or special offers that would be of interest to a customer.

    4. Online Advertising. Some companies that help photographer.org deliver interactive on-line advertising, such as banner ads, may collect and use information about photographer.org’s customers to help photographer.org better understand the types of advertising or promotions that are most appealing to photographer.org’s customers. After it is collected the information is aggregated so it is not identifiable to a specific individual. If, however, customer would prefer that these companies not collect such information, please mark an “x” on the opt-out option box.

  4. Disclosure of the Information.

    1. Within Corporate Organization. photographer.org may share your personal information within the photographer.org corporate organization, and may transfer the information to countries in the world where photographer.org conducts business. Some countries may provide less legal protection for customer personal information. In such countries photographer.org will still handle customer personal information in the manner describe herein.

    2. Mergers and Acquisitions. Circumstances may arise where for business reasons, photographer.org decides to sell, buy, merge or otherwise reorganize its businesses in the United States or some other country. Such a transaction may involve the disclosure of personal identifying information to prospective or actual purchasers, and/or receiving such information from sellers. It is photographer.org’s practice to seek appropriate protection for information in these types of transactions.

    3. Agents. photographer.org employs or engages other companies and individuals to perform business functions on behalf of photographer.org. These persons are provided with personal identifying information required to perform their functions, but are prohibited by contract from using the information for other purposes. These persons engage in a variety of functions which include, but are not limited to, fulfilling orders, delivering packages, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, processing credit card payments and providing customer services.

    4. Affiliated Businesses. photographer.org works closely with affiliated businesses operating web site stores, providing services or selling products on each other’s Web sites. These businesses identify themselves to customers. Customer information related to a transaction with an affiliated business is shared with that affiliated business.

    5. Marketing Analysis by Third Parties. photographer.org reserves the right to disclose to third parties personal information about customers for marketing analysis; however, any information disclosed will be in the form of aggregate data that does not describe or identify an individual customer.

    6. Disclosure to Governmental Authorities. Under certain circumstances, personal information may be subject to disclosure pursuant to a judicial or other government subpoenas, warrants or orders.

  5. Use of Computer Tracking Technologies.

    1. No Tracking of Personal Information. photographer.org’s Web Site(s) are not set up to track, collect or distribute personal information not entered by visitors. Through web site access logs photographer.org does collect clickstream data and HTTP protocol elements, which generate certain kinds of non-identifying site usage data, such as the number of hits and visits to our sites. This information is used for internal purposes by technical support staff for research and development, user analysis and business decision making, all of which provides better services to the public. The statistics garnered, which contain no personal information and cannot be used to gather such information, may also be provided to third parties.

    2. Use of Cookies. photographer.org, or its third party vendors, collects non-identifiable and personal information through the use of various technologies, including “cookies”. A cookie is an alphanumeric identifier that a Web site can transfer to customer’s hard drive through customer’s browser. The cookie is then stored on customer’s computer as an anonymous tag that identifies the customer’s computer, but not the customer. Cookies may be sent by photographer.org or its third party vendors. Customer can set its browser to notify customer before a cookie is received, giving an opportunity to decide whether to accept the cookie. Customer may also set its browser to turn off cookies; however, some Web sites may not then work properly.

    3. Use of Web Beacon Technologies. photographer.org may also use Web beacon or other technologies to better tailor its Web site(s) to provide better customer service. If these technologies are in use, when a visitor accesses these pages of the Web site, a non-identifiable notice of that visit is generated which may be processed by photographer.org or by its suppliers. Web beacons usually work in conjunction with cookies. If customer does not want cookie information to be associated with customer’s visits to these pages, customer can set its browser to turn off cookies; however, Web beacon and other technologies will still detect visits to these pages, but the notices they generate cannot be associated with other non-identifiable cookie information and are disregarded.

    4. Collection of Non-Identifiable Information. photographer.org may collect non-identifiable information from user visits to the photographer.org Web site(s) in order to provide better customer service. Examples of such collecting include: traffic analysis, such as tracking of the domains from which users visit, or tracking numbers of visitors; measuring visitor activity on photographer.org Web site(s); Web site and system administration; user analysis; and business decision making. Such information is sometimes known as “clickstream data.” photographer.org or its contractors may use this data to analyze trends and statistics.

    5. Collection of Personal Information. photographer.org collects personal identifying information from customer during a transaction. photographer.org may extract some personally identifying information about that transaction in a non-identifiable format and combine it with other non-identifiable information, such as clickstream data. This information is used and analyzed only at an aggregate level (not at an individual level) to help photographer.org understand trends and patterns. This information is not reviewed at an individual level.

  6. Information Security.

    1. Commitment to Online Security. photographer.org employs physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard the security and integrity of personal information. Billing and payment data is encrypted whenever transmitted or received online. Personal information is accessible only by staff designated to handle online requests or complaints.

    2. No Liability for Acts of Third Parties. photographer.org will exercise all reasonable efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of customer personal information. However, transmissions protected by industry standard security technology and implemented by human beings cannot be made absolutely secure. Consequently, photographer.org shall not be liable for unauthorized disclosure of personal information due to no fault of photographer.org including, but not limited to, errors in transmission and unauthorized acts of photographer.org staff and/or third parties.

  7. Privacy Policy Changes and Opt-Out Rights.

    1. Changes to Privacy Policy. photographer.org reserves the right to change or update its privacy policy statement at any time. A notice of any material change will be posted on the photographer.org Web site for ten (10) days prior to the implementation of such change. There are two boxes at the end of photographer.org’s notice of change (1) an “I accept” box, and (2) an “I do not accept” box. If customer does not mark the “I do not accept” box customer will be deemed to have accepted photographer.org’s privacy policy updates.

    2. Opt-Out Right. Customer has the right at any time to cease permitting personal information to be collected, used or disclosed by photographer.org and/or by any third parties with whom photographer.org has shared and/or transferred such personal information. Right of cancellation may be exercised by contacting photographer.org via e-mail or certified postal mail. After processing the cancellation, photographer.org will delete customer or prospective customer’s personal information from its data base.

  8. Accountability.

    1. Questions, Problems and Complaints. If you have a question about this policy statement, or a complaint about photographer.org compliance with this privacy policy, you may contact photographer.org by e-mail.

    2. Terms of Use. If customer chooses to enter into a purchase order or to subscribe to photographer.org’s services, customer’s action is hereby deemed acceptance of photographer.org practices described in this policy statement. Any dispute over privacy between customer and photographer.org is subject to the provisions of this notice and to photographer.org’s Terms of Use Agreement, which is hereby incorporated herein.