Security

How do we ensure your security?

Password-Protection

When you create your PhotoPages account, you choose a private password for yourself. Be sure to keep your password confidential, safe, and secure. If someone knows your password, they have access to your account and your personal information, and you are responsible for their activities. If you feel that your password is no longer private and confidential, be sure to change it, or send a message to PhotoPages requesting your password be changed. If you feel that an unauthorized person has accessed your account, contact PhotoPages immediately. To ensure that you have properly logged out of your account, be sure to close your browser, especially on public computers, such as those found in libraries, schools and cyber-cafes.

Data Security

PhotoPages uses latest, up-to-date electronic and physical security measures to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the data under our control. PhotoPages has implemented Secure 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) data encryption to protect your personal information. Your personal and confidential information resides in a database on a server that is not directly accessible from the Internet. Our servers are heavily guarded, located behind multiple hardware and software firewalls. Backups of your data are conducted daily. Our servers are running a version of the Linux operating system that is industry-renowned for its stability and security. Access to your personal information is password protected and limited to staff members who are authorized to use your personal information for business and administrative purposes. PhotoPages is always investigating new techniques to ensure strong data protection.

Links to Third-party Websites

PhotoPages, its subscribers, and visitors, may provide links to third-party websites, which may have privacy policies different from the privacy policy on PhotoPages. We are not responsible for, nor have any control over, the privacy policies of those third-party websites, and encourage you to read the privacy policies of each and every website you visit. When you click on links to other websites, those websites may attach a cookie to your hard drive and may collect information about you. PhotoPages makes no claims or representations about what information those websites do or do not collect about you. Please review any Terms of Services Agreements and Privacy Policies of those other websites to learn about their data collection and data use practices.

Personal Information and Data

As per our Terms and Services Agreement, you are solely responsible for, and PhotoPages is not liable for, the personal information and other materials that you post, upload, submit, and otherwise make available on the website, including areas of the website that are available to the public. We have no control over and cannot protect personal information that you disclose in public areas of PhotoPages. If you disclose your personal information in public areas, it may be collected and used by third parties, without our or your knowledge. You should also understand that by displaying your photographs on PhotoPages and the Internet, for the intention of showing those photographs to your friends, family, acquaintances, clients, business partners, and others, that you directly intended to see the photographs, you are relinquishing certain traditional privacy rights, wherein anyone with access to the Internet has the potential ability to view your photographs. If you do not wish to relinquish these traditional privacy rights, do not share your photographs.

Advertising

PhotoPages will not run third-party advertisements on subscribers' photo pages. The reason is that some advertising banners may collect your data, which we will not allow. It will not run banner ads, pop ups, pop unders, or any other kind of annoying advertisement method anywhere on the site. PhotoPages may offer sponsorships, contests, promotions, and advertisements in the periodic newsletter and on areas of the website that are available to visitors for free. PhotoPages will not rent, share, sell, or otherwise disclose your personal data to any third party for marketing purposes. PhotoPages will not send you unsolicited e-mail communications for marketing purposes. When you participate in a promotion, contest, or survey, we may ask you for personal information, including information about your photography equipment and use. Participation in any survey or contest is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information

Law Enforcement

PhotoPages will not rent, share, sell, or otherwise disclose your personal data to any third party, except for law enforcement purposes, as stated in the PhotoPages Terms of Services agreement.

PhotoPages may disclose information about its users to law enforcement officers or others, in the good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to:

  • Respond to subpoenas, court orders, judicial proceedings, or other legal processes;
  • Enforce our Terms of Services agreement;
  • Respond to claims that any photo, text, or other material violates the rights of third-parties;
  • Or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of PhotoPages, its users, or the general public;

 

No one from PhotoPages will ever call you and ask for your password. If you are ever contacted by someone claiming to be an employee of PhotoPages, and the person asks you for your personal billing information or password, do not give them any information; instead, report the incident to us with as much detail as possible, and we will investigate.