This privacy statement covers the site ThePhotoRetouchers.com. This Web site
wants to demonstrate its commitment to our users' privacy; it has agreed to disclose
its information practices. Contained below is the following information:
If users have questions or concerns regarding this statement, they should contact
Privacy Administrator by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- What personally identifiable information ThePhotoRetouchers collects.
- What personally identifiable information third parties collect through the Web site.
- What organization collects the information.
- How ThePhotoRetouchers uses the information.
- With whom ThePhotoRetouchers may share user information.
- What choices are available to users regarding collection, use and distribution of
- What types of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration
of information under ThePhotoRetouchers control.
- How users can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
ThePhotoRetouchers is the sole owner of the information collected on ThePhotoRetouchers.com.
ThePhotoRetouchers collects information from our users at several different
points on our Web site.
In order to use this Web site, a user must first complete the registration form.
During registration a user is required to give contact information (such as name
and email address). We use this information to contact the user about services on
our site for which he has expressed interest. It is required for the user to create
unique identifiers (such as username and password). This allows us to create an
account for the user so that they may use our services.
We request information from the user on our order form. A user must provide contact
information (such as name and email) and financial information (such as credit card
number and expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to
fill the customer's orders. If we have trouble processing an order, the information
is used to contact the user.
Personal information will be used only for the purposes of creating an account and
allowing the user to place and retrieve orders from us. ThePhotoRetouchers
is a service which allows the user to upload digital photos to our website and have
them professionally retouched. Upon completion of an order, the retouched photos
can be downloaded from the website. Photos are considered personal information and
will normally only be viewed by individuals involved in retouching and quality control
except when we are required by law to report depictions of illegal activity. Photos
are temporarily archived until we are confident that the work has been completed
to the customer's satisfaction.
We store information that we collect through log files, clear gifs, and/or third
parties to create profiles of our users. A profile is stored information that we
keep on an individual user that detail their viewing preferences. Consequently,
collected information is tied to the user's personally identifiable information
to provide offers and improve the content of the site for the user. This profile
is used to tailor a user's visit to our Web site and to direct pertinent marketing
promotions to them. We do not share profiles with third parties.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about
the user. We use session ID cookies. For the session ID cookie, once the user closes
the browser, the cookie terminates.
Cookies are used on our website solely to track account logins. By setting a cookie
on our site, users would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving
time while on our site. If users reject the cookie, they may still use our site.
Like most standard Web site servers, we use log files. This includes internet protocol
(IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages,
platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. We use this data to analyze
trends, administer the site, track users' movement in the aggregate, and gather
broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked
to personally identifiable information.
Communications from the Site
We send all new members a welcoming email to verify password and username. This
email requires no response and provides a link to verify the creation of a user
On rare occasions it is necessary to send out a strictly service related announcement.
For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance we might send
users an email. Generally, users may not opt-out of these communications, though
they can deactivate their account. These communications are not promotional in nature.
We communicate with users on a regular basis to provide requested services and in
regards to issues relating to their account. We reply primarily via email or alternately
by phone, if there has been no response to the email.
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal
information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action
is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal
process served on our Web site.
These are the instances in which we will share users' personal information:
We Share Personal Information only as described below.
Third Party Intermediaries
We use a credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. This
company does not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information
for any secondary purposes.
In the event ThePhotoRetouchers goes through a business transition, such as
a merger, being acquired by another company, or selling a portion of its assets,
users' personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred.
Users will be notified via prominent notice on our Web site for 30 days prior to
a change of ownership or control of their personal information. If, as a result
of the business transition, the users' personally identifiable information will
be used in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, they will
be given choice consistent with our notification of changes section.
This Web site may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we ThePhotoRetouchers
are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage
our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements
of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This
privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.
From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys. Participation
in these surveys is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether
or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes
contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information
(such as zip code). Contact information will not be shared. Survey information will
be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this
site. Users' personally identifiable information is not shared with third parties
unless we give prior notice and choice. Though we may use an intermediary to conduct
these surveys, they may not use users' personally identifiable information for any
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site,
we ask them for the friend's name and email address ThePhotoRetouchers will
automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site.
ThePhotoRetouchers stores this information for the sole purpose of sending
this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program. The friend
may contact ThePhotoRetouchers at email@example.com to request
the removal of this information from our database.
This Web site takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users
submit sensitive information via the Web site, their information is protected both
online and off-line.
When our registration/order form asks a user to enter sensitive information, such
as a credit card number, that information is encrypted and protected with the best
encryption software in the industry - SSL. While on a secure page, such as our order
form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and
Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when
users are just 'surfing'. While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information
online, we also do everything in our power to protect user information off-line.
All of our users' information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above,
is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform
a specific job (for example, a billing clerk or a customer service representative)
are granted access to personally identifiable information. Furthermore, ALL employees
are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Every quarter, as well
as any time new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about
the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure our users' information
is protected. Finally, the servers that store personally identifiable information
are in a secure environment, inside a locked cage in a locked facility.
If users have any questions about the security at our Web site, they are welcome
to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supplementation of Information
In order for this Web site to properly fulfill its obligation to users, it is necessary
for us to supplement the information we receive with information from third party
ID and Address Verification
We use authorized payment gateway to verify a user's identity and address as part
of standard credit card processing.
Enhancement of Marketing Profile
We purchase third party marketing data and add it to our existing user database
to better target our advertising and provide pertinent offers we think our users
would be interested in. We use this information to enhance or overlay the 'profile'
of individual users. This aggregate marketing data is therefore tied to the users'
personally identifiable information. See also the 'Profile.'
Correcting/Updating/Deleting/Deactivating Personal Information
If a user's personally identifiable information (such as zip code, phone, email
or postal address) changes, 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 at the Account Management page or by emailing our Customer Support
Notification of Changes
statement, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate, so that our users
are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances,
under which the information was collected. If, however, we are going to use users'
personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the
time of collection, we will notify users via email. Users will have a choice as
to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. However, if
users have opted out of all communication with the site, or deleted/deactivated
their account, then they will not be contacted, nor will their 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.
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