Privacy Policy

Expert Pictures strongly believes in protecting our users' information and takes the issue of privacy very seriously. We do not advocate “spamming”(unsolicited emails) and we will not disclose your personal individual information.We collect personal information from you when you join Expert Pictures. You also may choose to provide personal information at other times, such as when you enter a contest or ask that information be sent to you from one of our advertisers or sponsors. Occasionally however, we will provide aggregated user data to third parties in the form of general user statistics.

When joining Expert Pictures, you provide personal information as described in the “new member information" section below. As a member of Expert Pictures, you have unlimited access to your personal information in order to determine its accuracy and make changes if necessary. To access your membership information, simply select "My Acouunt " and choose "change the desired user information".

About the Expert Pictures Service

Expert Pictures provides functionality enabling our members to upload and store digital photographs on our web servers. We also provide the functionality for uploaded images to be viewed using online photo-albums.

Information and photographs uploaded to our site are stored on secure, password protected computers located in a maximum security data center. Access to the data center is monitored by security cameras twenty-four hours a day, and only authorized persons are allowed entry to the facility, and access to the servers.

All e-commerce programs used for purchasing products on our site offer the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protocol for encrypting sensitive information transmitted from the user's web browser.

Our customer feedback form is used exclusively as a customer service tool. The information received, questions asked, and responses provided are maintained within the privacy guidelines consistent with this policy. Expert Pictures is committed to protecting your privacy and we will not disclose this information to third parties as outlined below. If you opted to receive email communications from us regarding our products and services, we will also provide you information on how to unsubscribe from future emails.

New Member Information

If you choose to join Expert Pictures, we do require that you provide us with certain current and accurate personal identifying information, such as your name, email address, gender, ZIP code and year of birth.Expert Pictures is committed to protecting your privacy and will not sell or rent your personal information to any third party.

When you register as a new member of Expert Pictures, you are offered the option to receive email messages from us. These messages may include updates regarding our site's services, features and other information meant to enhance your experience on our site. You are also offered the option to receive mailings featuring our sponsors' products or services.It is our goal to provide you with information relevant to your interaction with our site and you may unsubscribe from these services at any time.

Choice/Opt-out

Our users are given the opportunity to 'opt-out' of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our site at the point where we ask for information. For example, our registration form has an 'opt-out' mechanism for users who provide personal information when becoming a member, but don't want any marketing material, and can keep their email address off of our lists.

Correcting/Updating/Deleting/Deactivating Personal Information

If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as zip code, phone, email or postal address), or if a user no longer desires our service, we provide a way to correct, update or delete/deactivate users' personally identifiable information. This can be done on our Settings page, or by emailing our Customer Service.

Users of our site are always notified when their information is being collected by any outside parties. We do this so our users can make an informed choice as to whether they should proceed with services that require an outside party, or not.

Sharing

Expert Pictures will not disclose your personal information to a third party unless we are required to do so by law or we in good faith believe that such action is necessary to (1) comply with the law or with legal process; (2) protect and defend our rights and property; (3) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of Expert Pictures or (4) protect the personal safety or property of Expert Pictures members or the public. Should you choose to provide false us with information or attempt to pose as someone else-- information about you as well as your computer's IP address -- may be disclosed as part of any investigation into your actions.

Expert Pictures does share aggregated user statistics, with third parties for business purposes. An example of this would be that you might represent a part of a percentage within a demographics report shown to advertisers and sponsors of our site. We use an outside shipping company to ship orders, and a credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.

However, please understand that you can share your own images with others via the Photogra site, which we can only assist in controlling. Please be aware of who you choose to share your images with and what personally identifiable information might be contained within those images that you post publicly.

Cookies

In order to continually improve your experience on our site, Expert Pictures may place a “cookie” on your computer's hard drive. “Cookies” allow us to compile aggregate information about which areas of our site are visited most frequently and to remember your personalized site settings. The traffic information attained may be used to enhance the content of our site. By verifying that you are a member, the cookie makes it more convenient for you to use our site.

If you've set your browser to reject cookies, you can still use our site, but only in a limited capacity. You can also set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies. If you do, you will receive a warning message each time our site attempts to place a cookie on your hard drive.

Like most standard web site servers we use log files. This includes IP (internet protocol) addresses, browser type, ISP (internet service provider), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Privacy Changes

Because Expert Pictures strongly believes in protecting our users' personal information, you have our assurance that you will be notified of any changes made in our privacy practices. A notice of change will be posted on our site so that our users are made aware of any changes made. If we are going to use your personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify you via email. You will have a choice as to whether or not we use your information in this different manner. However, if you have opted out of all communication with the site, or deleted/deactivated your account, then you will not be contacted, nor will your personal information be used in this new manner. In addition, if we make any material changes in our privacy practices that do not affect user information already stored in our database, we will post a prominent notice on our web site notifying users of the change. In some cases where we post a notice we will also email users, who have opted to receive communications from us, notifying them of the changes in our privacy practices. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.
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