PhotographyBlogSites.com is owned and operated by Partner Interactive, LLC.
Your privacy is critically important to us. At Partner Interactive we have a few fundamental principles:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
- In our blogging products, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.
If you have questions about accessing or correcting your personal data please contact us.
Partner Interactive, LLC. (“Partner Interactive”) operates several websites including PhotographyBlogSites.com. It is Partner Interactive’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Partner Interactive collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Partner Interactive’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Partner Interactive’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Partner Interactive may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Partner Interactive also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on PhotographyBlogSites.com blogs. Partner Interactive only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Partner Interactive’s websites choose to interact with Partner Interactive in ways that require Partner Interactive to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Partner Interactive gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a blog at PhotographyBlogSites.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Partner Interactive – by purchasing access to a subscription plan, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions.
Currently, all payments are processed externally by Paypal, and PhotographyBlogSites.com nor Partner Interactive have any exposure to or access to your financial information. In each case, Partner Interactive collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Partner Interactive. Partner Interactive does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Partner Interactive may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Partner Interactive may monitor the most popular blogs on the PhotographyBlogSites.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Partner Interactive may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Partner Interactive does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Partner Interactive discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Partner Interactive’s behalf or to provide services available at Partner Interactive’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Partner Interactive’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.
Partner Interactive will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.
Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Partner Interactive discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Partner Interactive believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Partner Interactive, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Partner Interactive website and have supplied your email address, Partner Interactive may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Partner Interactive and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Partner Interactive takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Confidentiality and Security
No data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make efforts to ensure security on our systems.
- We use physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect personal information about you.
- Your account information is password-protected. Additionally, your account’s password is stored using a one way hash algorithm. (even our database does not hold your password, only an encoded version of it.)
- However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of any firewalls or secure server software.
If Partner Interactive learns of a security systems breach we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using PhotographyBlogSites.com or providing personal information to us you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy and administrative issues relating to your use of those sites, products and services. We may post a notice on our applicable web sites if a security breach occurs. If this happens, you will need a web browser enabling you to view the applicable web sites. We may also send an email to you at the email address you have provided to us in these circumstances.