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.
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.
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.
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
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.