Updated Aug, 2017
Overall privacy statement We take your privacy seriously. Because we
gather certain types of information about our users we want to help you
understand the terms and conditions surrounding the collection and use
of that information. This privacy statement discloses the types of
information we gather, how we use it, and how to correct or change it.
These privacy practices apply to all PHOTRIO LIMITED services.
1. What information do we collect? Our primary goal in collecting
personal information is to provide you with the best and most useful
content and services.
We collect personally identifiable information when you provide it to
us, such as when you register on one of our sites, when you subscribe
to a site or an e-mail newsletter or when you register to use certain
services. Several of the services that we offer on our sites, such as
message boards, may require registration as a condition of use. Once
you register with one of our sites you are no longer anonymous to us.
2. What is our practice regarding cookies? Your Internet browser has a
feature called "cookies" which stores small amounts of data on your
computer about your visit to any of our sites. You do not need to have
cookies turned on to visit most of our sites, although active
participation in certain areas of our sites may require cookies.
Cookies alone tell us nothing about who you are unless you specifically
give us personally identifiable information when, in which case we use
the information to enhance your services in the ways described below.
You may elect not to allow cookies to be collected by adjusting your
settings on your browser, however the experience of not using cookies
could be frustrating as the system may repeatedly log you out.
We also automatically receive and record information from our servers
and from your browser, including your IP address, the time of your
visit to pages on our site, and information about pages you visited.
Unless you have registered for one of our products or services, the
information we gather through the use of tracking technologies cannot
be matched with any personally identifiable information about you
unless you have specifically given us personally identifiable
information, in which case we use the information to enhance your
services in the ways described below.
Keeping count of return visits to our site or our advertisers' or
partners' sites Accumulating and reporting anonymous, aggregate (data
collected in mass), statistical information on Web site and
advertisement usage Determining which features our overall user
population likes best Saving your password so you don't have to
re-enter it each time you visit our sites Display the most appropriate
advertising based on your interests We do not give any personally
identifiable information to our partners or advertisers Unless you
visit the website of these companies and provide them with personally
identifiable information about yourself, these tracking technologies
tell those advertisers nothing about who you are. Our advertisers' use
of tracking technology is subject to their own privacy policies.
3. How do we use the information?
To customize the advertising and content you see To enhance the user
experience on our sites. We use tracking information to determine how
well each page performs overall based on aggregate user demographics
and traffic patterns to those pages. This helps us continue to build a
better service for you. To fulfill your requests for certain products
and services, such as sending out electronic newsletters and enabling
users to participate in paid services, polls, contests, and message
boards To send you information you agreed to receive about topics we
think will be of interest to you
4. How do we share the information
Personally identifiable information We will make your personally
identifiable information available to other companies or people when:
We have your consent to share the information We have engaged companies
to work with us or on our behalf to provide a product or service that
you have requested, such as opt-in e-mail announcements You use
co-branded services. When you use a co-branded service within sites you
grant us permission to pass your registration information back to that
service partner. Their use of your information is subject to their
applicable privacy policies. We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or
legal process; or we believe that your actions violate applicable laws,
services, or threaten the rights, property, or safety of our
organization, our users, or others Aggregate information. We aggregate
personally identifiable information and disclose such information in a
non-personally identifiable manner to advertisers and other third
parties for marketing, promotional, and other purposes. We do not
disclose to these entities any information that could be used to
identify you personally.
5. What are my options?
Users who would rather not provide any of the user data requested by
our registration process do not need to register with us. You can still
view much of the content and use many of the services offered by our
sites without registering. We also give users the following options:
Opting not to receive our electronic newsletters or those of third
parties when registering. Users who opt-in may remove themselves from
mailing lists at any time through the user option pages or by following
the instructions at the end of the e-mail they received from us;
Opting not to provide certain personal information when registering for
a site, provided, however that you may not be able to utilize certain
of our products or services without providing us with certain
6. How can I update my personally identifiable information? You can
correct or change the information collected during registration for any
of our sites. The instructions for doing this can be found in our FAQ.
Users may change information at any time and as often as necessary.
Users who are experiencing problems with our services or who have
questions about how our services work can contact us.
Any modifications to our privacy practices will be reflected first
within this area of our sites. If there is a material change in our
privacy practices, we will indicate on our sites that our privacy
practices have changed and provide a link to the new privacy statement.
If we are going to be using the information collected from users in a
manner materially different from that stated at the time of collection
we will send affected users written notice by email of the change.
8. Privacy of children
Our network of sites is not directed to children under the age of 16.
We operate our network of sites in compliance with the Children's
Online Privacy Protection Act and do not permit registration by, and
will not knowingly collect or use personally identifiable information
from, anyone under 16 years of age. This requirement is clearly posted
during the registration process. Questions, comments Questions
regarding this privacy statement, or regarding any other aspects of our
sites, should be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org We read every
message submitted and try to reply promptly to everyone. We may also
file your comments to improve the site, or review and discard the