Personal information may be collected in a number of ways. We may collect certain information that you voluntarily provide to us which may contain personal information. For example, we may collect your name, email address, user name, social network information and other information you provide us when you register, set up an account, contact us by e-mail or use our services. We may also obtain information from other companies and combine that with information we collect on the Service. When you visit the Site, some information may be automatically collected. For example, it is standard for your Web browser to automatically send information to every Web site you visit including ours. Such information includes your computer's Internet Protocol ("IP") address, access times, browser type and language, and referring Web site addresses. We may also collect information about your computer's operating system and information about your usage and activity on the Site.
Web Beacons - Web beacons, also known as gifs, are electronic images that may be used on the Site or in our emails. A Web beacon may be used on our Web pages to collect information, deliver cookies, count visits, compile statistics on usage and campaign effectiveness and in our emails to tell if an email has been opened and acted upon.
Metadata - Users can add or may have Metadata added to their User Content including a hashtag (e.g., to mark keywords when you post a photo), geotag (e.g., to mark your location to a photo), comments or other data. This makes your User Content more searchable by others and more interactive. If you geotag your photo or tag your photo using other's APIs then, your latitude and longitude will be stored with the photo and searchable (e.g., through a location or map feature) if your photo is made public by you in accordance with your privacy settings.
We use the information collected through the Service:
- to communicate with you or third parties;
- to process your requests and transactions;
- to improve the Service;
- to customize the services and/or products we provide to you;
- to assist with our product and service development;
- to perform marketing analysis; and
- for other purposes related to our business.
Personal information collected through the Service may be shared with companies and organizations that perform services on our behalf (for example, companies that provide data management or other support services to us (such as data storage and Web hosting services)).
Also, we may disclose the personal information we collect through the Service when we, in good faith, believe disclosure is appropriate to:
- comply with applicable law (or a court order or subpoena);
- prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft;
- enforce the Terms of Service or other agreements that govern your use of the Service and/or our services;
- to protect the rights, property or safety of us, our users or others; or
- to protect your vital interests.
We respect your right to make choices about the ways we collect, use and disclose your personal information. You may update or modify your information or change your privacy preferences at any time by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or, in some instances, via the Service. You may "opt-out" of receiving promotional communications including, but not limited to, promotional emails, from us by emailing us at email@example.com. Transactional service communications including, but not limited to, messages about your registration, will not be subject to the foregoing opt-out procedures. Requests to 'Remove Account' or 'Reset Password' should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org for faster processing.
We take reasonable security measures to protect your personal information (including, preventing the loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction of your personal information). Please be aware, however, that despite our efforts, no security measures are impenetrable. If you use a password on the Service, you are responsible for keeping it confidential. Do not share it with any other person. If you believe your password has been misused, please advise us immediately.
THIS SERVICE IS NOT MEANT FOR MINORS. We are committed to protecting the privacy needs of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children's online activities and interests. The Service is not intended for and may not be used by children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 and we do not target the Service to children under 13.