[Last updated on 20th Aug, 2012]
By using this site, you understand and agree to the terms of this policy. This site is owned by PiCDiF Stock Photos and may be accessed in India and abroad. For data protection purposes, PiCDiF Stock Photos is the controller and, unless otherwise noted, is also the processor of data. Information collected may be retained, and may be stored, processed, accessed, and used in jurisdictions whose privacy laws may be different and less protective than those of your home jurisdiction.
Collection of Your Personal Information
When you visit this site, certain kinds of information, such as the website that referred you to us, your IP address, browser type and language, and access times, may be collected automatically as part of the site’s operation. We also may collect navigational information, including information about the pages you view, the links you click, and other actions taken in connection with the site.
We may combine your visit and navigational information with personal information that you provide. You may always choose not to provide personal information, but if you so choose, certain products and services may not be available to you. Personal information (e.g., your username and password, your name, your mailing address, email address, and phone number) is collected when you register. Additional personal information like your credit card number and billing address is not processed on our site since we accept payments through paypal.
Demographic information (e.g., your age, hobbies, income, gender, or interests) may also be collected and may be linked to your personal information. All details that you choose to input in your PiCDiF Blog may also be collected in our database.
Use of Your Personal Information
PiCDiF Stock Photos collects and uses your personal information to operate and improve our sites, to process your transactions, to provide customer service, to perform research and analysis aimed at improving our products, services and technologies, and to display content that is customized to your interests and preferences.
We also use your personal information to communicate with you. We may send transaction-related communications such as welcome letters, billing reminders, and purchase confirmations. We may also send you surveys or marketing communications to inform you of new products or services or other information that may be of interest. If you do not wish to receive marketing communications, you may adjust your "Personal Information Preferences” as described below or follow the "unsubscribe” instructions included within each email communication. Please keep in mind that, if you choose not to receive marketing communications, you will continue to receive transactional or account communications (e.g., confirmation emails and account balance statements).
Personal information collected by PiCDiF Stock Photos may be stored and processed in India or any other country in which PiCDiF Stock Photos or its affiliates, subsidiaries, contractors or agents would maintain facilities in future, and by using our sites or services, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country. PiCDiF Stock Photos abides by the laws as set forth by the Indian Government regarding the collection, use, and retention of data. If you would like to exercise any of your data protection rights (including the right to have your personal information deleted), please contact us using the "Contact Information” below.
Sharing of Your Personal Information
We may share your personal information with service providers who perform services on our behalf. For example, we may hire other companies to provide data storage, to host websites, to fulfill orders and shipments, to assist in direct marketing, to conduct audits, etc. Those companies will be permitted to obtain only the personal information they need to provide the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information and are prohibited from using it for any other purpose.
We reserve the right to disclose your personal information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process, respond to claims, or protect the rights, property or safety of our company, employees, customers, or the public.
Accessing Your Personal Information
If you would like to review or revise information that you previously provided to us, you may access your information in the "My Account” section of the website. We can also assist you in making any changes, as well as in exercising your right to have your personal information deleted. If you need additional assistance, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can expect a response from us within 3-4 calendar days (usually lesser). Please be advised that you cannot change your username without re-registering.
Personal Information Preferences
PiCDiF Stock Photos respects your right to make choices about the use and disclosure of your personal information. If at any time you decide that you do not want to receive marketing communications from us, please let us know by: (1) checking or unchecking the appropriate box on your online registration form or the "My Profile” page of the website; (2) sending an email to email@example.com.
If you choose not to receive marketing communications, please be advised that you will continue to receive transactional or account communications (e.g., confirmation emails and account balance statements).
PiCDiF Stock Photos may uses "cookie” to enable you to sign in to our services and to help personalize your online experience or to track affiliate sales. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard drive. Cookies contain information, including personal information that can later be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. The information that cookies collect includes the date and time of your visit, your registration information, and your navigational and purchase history.
Cookies offer you many conveniences. They allow us to identify registered users when they return to the site so that they can retrieve previous image search results, access Lightboxes and view their previous invoices. Cookies also save you time by eliminating the need to repeatedly enter the same information.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use other interactive features of our sites and services that depend on cookies.
In addition to cookies, we may use other technologies, including single-pixel gifs (also known as web beacons) on our websites and in promotional e-mail messages or newsletters. These tiny electronic images assist us in determining how many users have visited certain pages or opened messages or newsletters. We do not use these images to collect personal information.
Security of Your Personal Information
The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to help protect your personal information. If a password is used to protect your account and personal information, it is your responsibility to keep your password confidential.
Forums & Other Interactive Services
Our websites already include blogs and may include discussion forums or other interactive services like chat rooms, bulletin boards, message boards, online hosting or storage services, or other areas or services in which you or third parties create, post or store any content, messages, comments, materials or other items on the sites ("Interactive Areas”). If you use an Interactive Area, you should be aware that these areas are open to the public and any personal information you post or provide at registration may be viewable by others. We are not responsible for personal information you submit in connection with the Interactive Areas, nor are we responsible for how others might use that information, including to send you unsolicited messages. Interactive Area postings may be retained indefinitely. If at any time you would like to remove a posting, you will generally have to option of deleting it from within your limits, or you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you choose to use our email referral services to tell a friend about our products or services (including images in your Lightbox, promotional campaigns, new websites, job postings, etc.), we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We will use that information to send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site and review the product or service you have selected. We may use a third-party provider to administer this function, but any such third party provider may only use the information submitted to facilitate this one-time email. Neither PiCDiF Stock Photos nor any third-party provider stores this information after the email is sent.
We do not intend to solicit or collect personal information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are under 18, you should not use or enter information on this site, including without limitation, any Interactive Areas of the site.
We may link to websites, including those of our third-party content providers, that have different privacy policies and practices from those disclosed here. We assume no responsibility for the policies or practices of such linked sites, and encourage you to become acquainted with them prior to use.
You can contact PiCDiF Stock Photos by emailing email@example.com, or by postal mail at 116, Abhishree Complex, 1st Floor, Opp Star Bazaar, Satellite, Ahmedabad - 380015