This document was last updated on 2/20/2008.
1. Acknowledgement and acceptance of terms
Photorods is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Statement sets forth our current privacy practices with regard to the information we collect when you or your computer interact with our website. By accessing Photorods.com, you acknowledge and fully understand Photorods’s Privacy Statement and freely consent to the information collection and use practices described in this Website Privacy Statement.
2. Participating Merchant Policies
Related services and offerings with links from this website, including vendor sites, have their own privacy statements that can be viewed by clicking on the corresponding links within each respective website. Online merchants and others who participate in Photorods services are encouraged to participate in industry privacy initiatives and to take a responsible attitude towards consumer privacy. However, since we do not have direct control over the policies or practices of participating merchants and other third parties, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or contents of those sites. We recommend and encourage that you always review the privacy policies of merchants and other third parties before you provide any personal information or complete any transaction with such parties.
3. Information We Collect and How We Use It
Photorods collects certain information from and about its users three ways: directly from our Web Server logs, the user, and with Cookies.
a. Web Server Logs
When you visit our Website, we may track information to administer the site and analyze its usage. Examples of information we may track include:
- Your Internet protocol address.
- The kind of browser or computer you use.
- Number of links you click within the site.
- State or country from which you accessed the site.
- Date and time of your visit.
- Name of your Internet service provider.
- Web page you linked to our site from.
- Pages you viewed on the site.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, if you personalize a web page, or navigate within a site, a cookie helps the site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. Hence, this simplifies the process of delivering relevant content and eases site navigation by providing and saving your preferences and login information as well as providing personalized functionality.
Photorods does not allow other companies to place cookies on our website.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you reject cookies by changing your browser settings then be aware that this may disable some of the functionality on our Website.
c. Personal Information Users
Visitors to our website can register to/and purchase services and/or products.
When you register, we will request some personal information such as name, address,
email, telephone number and other relevant information. If you are purchasing a product,
we will request financial information if applicable. If you purchase by credit card, this
information may be forwarded to your credit card provider. For other types of registrations,
we will ask for the relevant information. You may also be asked to disclose personal information
to us so that we can provide assistance and information to you.
We will not disclose personally identifiable information we collect from you to third parties without your permission except to the extent necessary including:
- To fulfill your service requests for services.
- To protect ourselves from liability,
- To respond to legal process or comply with law
5. Accessing Web Account Information
We will provide you with the means to ensure that personally identifiable information in your web account file is correct and current. You may review this information by contacting us by sending an email.
6. Changes to this Statement
Photorods has the discretion to occasionally update this privacy statement. When we do, we will also revise the “updated” date at the top of this Privacy page. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. Your continued use of the service constitutes your agreement to this privacy statement and any updates.
Safeguards used to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your information:
"This website is secured using a thawte Digital Certificate.
This ensures that all information you send to us via the World Wide Web will be encrypted.
Please click on thawte Trusted Site Seal which demonstrates our commitment to your security."
Personal information you provide to Photorods is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption.
SSL is a coding system that lets your browser encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. Look for the
"Lock Icon" located around the bottom of your browser or look for "https:" in your browsers' address bar to verify SSL.
In addition, we employ electronic and managerial policies/practices to ensure the safety of your information.
8. Contacting Us
If you have questions regarding our Privacy Statement, its implementation, failure to adhere to this Privacy Statement and/or our general practices, please contact us.