Privacy Policy

PhotoCreatures.com recognizes that its customers, visitors, users, and others (known collectively or individually as “Users”) who use www.PhotoCreatures.com (the “Website”) value their privacy. This Privacy Policy applies to all of the products, services, and Websites offered by PhotoCreatures.com, and details important information regarding the use and disclosure of User information collected on the Website.

  • Your use of the Website and any personal information you provide on the Website remains subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy and the PhotoCreatures.com Terms of Use.
  • PhotoCreatures.com Privacy Policy applies only to Websites and services that are owned and operated by Photo Creatures. While other Websites may be displayed as links from withinwww.PhotoCreatures.com, those sites are owned and operated by others, and they may have different privacy policies. When linking from PhotoCreatures.com to other websites, if you have privacy concerns, we urge you to review the privacy policies of those sites.
  • We may use third-party advertising companies to serve or track ads on our website and other websites. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to measure advertising effectiveness and to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you.

Information Collection and Use

General

  • PhotoCreatures.com does not require that you register in order to view its products or User comments. Registration is required to use certain interactive features such as posting comments, participating in the blog forums, and in order to submit ideas and participate in competitions and photography workshops.
  • PhotoCreatures.com collects personal information when you register with PhotoCreatures.com, when you visit the Website, when you register for a workshop, when you make a purchase, or any time you provide information to PhotoCreatures.com about yourself. PhotoCreatures.com may combine information about you that we have with information we obtain from business partners or other companies.
  • PhotoCreatures.com automatically receives and records other non-personally- identifying information (“Non-Personal Information”) on our server logs from your browser even if you do not register with PhotoCreatures.com, for example, your IP address, PhotoCreatures.com cookie information, and the pages you visit.
  • PhotoCreatures.com uses Non-Personal Information for the following general purposes: to customize the advertising and content you see, improve our services, conduct research, and provide anonymous reporting for internal and external clients.

Registration

  • In order to participate on this Website and Workshops, we request certain personally identifiable information from you on the registration form and may require you to create a user name and password. During registration you are required to give contact information (such as name and email address). We use this information to contact you about the services on our site in which you have expressed interest. When you register with PhotoCreatures.com and sign in to our services, you are not anonymous to us.
  • During registration, you can choose to opt into our newsletter as well as periodic email updates from our Website regarding newly printed designs, new products, and upcoming sales on our Website.
  • Photo Creatures is the sole owner of the information collected on PhotoCreatures.com.
  • Photo Creatures collects personally identifiable information from our users at several different points on our Website.

Orders

  • If you purchase a product or service from us, we request certain personally identifiable information from you on our order form. You must provide contact information (such as name, email and shipping address) and financial information (such as credit card number, expiration date and the 3 digit security code). We use this information for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we will use this information to contact you.

Newsletter

  • If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter, we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you. Out of respect for your privacy, we provide you a way to unsubscribe. Please see the “Choice and Opt-out” section.
  • Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to inform you about new products, workshops, services, or if we have made changes to this privacy policy.

Choice/Opt-out

  • We provide you the opportunity to ‘opt-out’ of having your personally identifiable information used for certain purposes, when we ask for this information. For example, if you purchase a product or service from us but do not wish to receive any additional marketing material from us, you can follow the instructions below to have your name removed from our email mailing list.
  • If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication or by emailing us at info@PhotoCreatures.com.
  • You will be notified when your personally identifiable information is collected by any third party that is not our agent/service provider, so you can make an informed choice as to whether or not to share your information with that party.
  • If you choose to use our email referral service to tell a friend about our site and products, we will ask only for your friend’s email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the Website. Photo Creatures stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program. Your friend may contact us at info@PhotoCreatures.com to request that we remove this information from our database.

Children Under 13

  • PhotoCreatures.com is committed to protecting the privacy of children. PhotoCreatures.com does not knowingly or intentionally collect personal information online from children under the age of 13.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

PhotoCreatures.com does not rent, trade, or share Personal Information with third parties except to provide products or services you’ve requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:

  • We use other third parties such as a shipping company to fulfill orders, a credit card processing company to bill you for goods sold on our website, and an email service provider to send out emails on our behalf. When you make a purchase on our website or sign up for our email list, we will share the necessary amount of personally identifiable information as necessary for the third party to provide that service, including your name, address, credit card information and email address. These third parties are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for promotional purposes.
  • We provide Non-Personal Information to interested third-parties for purposes of understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the Website. We use both your Personal Information and certain Non-Personal Information to improve the quality and design of the Website and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing User preferences and trends.
  • We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, or legal process served on our Website.
  • We may share Personal Information if we believe it is necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of PhotoCreatures.com”s Terms of Use, or as otherwise required by law.
  • In the event Photo Creatures goes through a business transaction, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personally identifiable information will likely be among the assets transferred. You will be notified via email of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.

Keep in mind that any personal information, or comments that you voluntarily disclose on the Website, for example on comment pages, or on the blog forums, becomes publicly available. Your account name is displayed to other Users when you send and/or post messages through the Website. Please note that any comment or other content you post or send to the Website becomes published content and is not considered personally identifiable information subject to this Privacy Policy. Your messages and other information you make available in public areas of the PhotoCreatures.com website will be seen by people and organizations not related to or controlled by PhotoCreatures.com, and may be used by others to contact you.