Privacy Policy

This Agreement was last updated on January 05, 2016 ("Effective Date").

Your privacy is important to us! We have adopted a Privacy Policy that covers how we collect, use, disclose, transfer, and store your information. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our privacy practices and contact us if you have any questions.

This Privacy Policy applies to all SpeakingPhoto websites (including SpeakingPhoto.com), mobile features, applications, and other interactive features or services that link to this policy ("Services"). This Policy informs you of our policies and procedures regarding Personal Information we receive from our users. This privacy policy only covers information collected through the Services and does not cover any information collected outside of the Services or offline (unless specifically stated otherwise). Your use of the Services is subject to our Terms of Service.

Our Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time, and we will notify you of any material changes by posting the new Privacy Policy to http://www.speakingphoto.com/privacy_policy

Information Collection: The Personally Identifiable Information We Collect
 

Personal information or personally Identifiable Information is data that can be used to uniquely identify or contact a single person. In the course of using our Services, you may choose to provide us with personally identifiable information directly and we may collect such information from you from time to time when you use our Services ("Personal Information"). You may be asked to provide your Personal Information anytime you are in contact with us. We may also combine Personal Information with other information to provide and improve our Services, content, and advertising.
 

What Personal Information We Collect
 

When you register for our Services, purchase a product, download applications, software or updates, contribute or share content, sign-up for communications from us, or participate in an online survey, we may collect a variety of information. Personal Information that we collect may include, but is not limited to, your name, phone number, email address, payment information and mailing address. Personal Information may also include information you supply to us concerning your preferences and interests expressed in the course of using the Services.

Collection and Use of Non-Personal Information

We also collect non-personal information or data in a form that does not permit direct association with any specific individual. We may collect, use, transfer, and disclose non-personal information for any purpose. We may collect information such as occupation, language, zip code, area code, location, and the time zone so that we can better understand customer behavior and improve our products and services, and for advertising. We also may collect information regarding customer activities while using our Services. This information is aggregated and used to help us provide more useful information to our customers and understand and improve our Services. Aggregated data is considered non-personal information for the purposes of this Privacy Policy.

If we combine or associate non-personal information with Personal Information the combined information will be treated as Personal Information for as long as it remains combined or associated.

Cookies and Other Technologies

Our Services, including our websites, online services, mobile features, applications, interactive features, social features, electronic communications, and advertisements may use “cookies” and other technologies such as pixel tags and web beacons. These technologies help us better understand user behavior, tell us which Services or which parts of those Services people have used or visited, and facilitate and measure the effectiveness of advertisements and web searches. We use this information to understand and analyze trends, to administer our Services, to learn about user behavior, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may use this information in our marketing and advertising services.

When you use our Services, our servers automatically record information that your browser or device sends whenever you use certain Services and store it in log files. This information may include, but is not limited to, your computer or device’s Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type and language, Internet service provider (ISP), referring and exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data or information you search for using our Services.

We may also use “cookies” to collect information. A cookie is a small data file that we may transfer to the hard disk on your device or computer for record-keeping purposes. We may use “persistent cookies” to save your registration ID and login password for future logins to our Services; and we use “session ID cookies” to enable certain features of our Services, to better understand how you interact with them and to monitor aggregate usage and traffic routing.

You may be able to instruct your browser or device, by changing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie. By disabling or refusing the use of cookies, you may not be able to use the full functionality offered by our Services.

In some of our email messages, we may use a “click-through URL” linked to content available through our Services. When you click one of these URLs, you may pass through a separate web server before arriving at the destination page. We track this click-through data to help us determine interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our customer communications. If you prefer not to be tracked in this way, you should not click text or graphic links in the email messages.

Pixel tags enable us to send email messages in a format customers can read, and they tell us whether mail has been opened. We may use this information to analyze, improve, optimize reduce or eliminate messages sent to customers.

We treat information collected by cookies and other technologies as non-personal information. However, to the extent that Internet Protocol (IP) addresses or similar identifiers are considered Personal Information by local law, we also treat these identifiers as Personal Information. To the extent that non-personal information is combined or associated with Personal Information, we treat the combined or associated information as Personal Information for the purposes of this Privacy Policy.

Google Analytics

We use a tool called “Google Analytics” a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) to collect information about the use of our Services. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help analyze how users use our Services. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Services (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google Analytics collects information such as how often our users use our Services, what pages or features they visit or use when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to or using our Services. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Services, compiling reports on activity for website and application operators and providing other services relating to activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Although Google Analytics places a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you use our Services, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google.

Google's ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use (as amended for government websites) and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return use of our Services by disabling or refusing the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of our Services.

We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve our Services. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you use our Services, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with Personal Information. By using our Services, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. You may opt out of Google’s advertising tracking cookie or use a browser plugin to opt out of all Google Analytics tracking software.

Location-Based Services

To provide location-based Services we may collect, use, and share precise location data, including the real-time geographic location of your computer or other device. This location data is collected anonymously in a form that does not personally identify you and may be used by us and our partners and licensees to provide and improve our location-based products and services. Location data will only be collected when you opt-in to, purchase location services or otherwise consent to such collection. Some location-based Services that we may offer may require your Personal Information for the feature to work.

How We Use Personal Information

Personal Information is or may be used for the following purposes:

to develop, deliver, provide and improve our Services, content, advertising and communications;
to keep you posted on the latest product announcements, software updates, news and upcoming events;
to contribute, post or share content with and through the Services;
to personalize your experience;
to enable you to enjoy and easily navigate our features and Services;
to better understand your needs and interests;
to entertain and fulfill the requests you may make;
to administer and control the use of our Services;
to attribute content contributed to the Services as requested and directed by the contributor or other rights holders;
for internal purposes such as auditing, data analysis, quality control and research;
to administer programs like newsletters, sweepstakes, contests or similar promotions that you may sign-up for or enter;
to send important notices, such as communications about purchases and changes to our terms, conditions, and policies and because this information is important to your interaction with us, you may not opt out of receiving these communications;
to provide you with further information and offers from us or third parties that we believe you may find useful or interesting, including newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information on services and products offered by us or third parties and If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive any such communications, please follow the “unsubscribe” instructions provided in any of the communications sent to you.

We use other information we obtain by technical means (such as the automatic recording performed by our servers or through the use of cookies and other technologies) for the above purposes and in order to monitor, regulate and analyze the use of the Services, for technical administration, to increase the functionality and user-friendliness of our Services, to better tailor our Services to your needs, to generate and derive useful data and information concerning the interests, characteristics and behavior of our users, and to verify that users and visitors meet the criteria required to process their requests.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

At times we may make certain Personal Information available to strategic partners that work with us to provide products and services, or that help us market to customers. Personal Information will only be shared by use to provide or improve our Services and advertising; it will not be shared with third parties for their marketing purposes.

We may share Personal Information with companies, business partners and individuals who provide services to facilitate our Services, to provide the Services on our behalf, to perform other related services (including but not limited to data storage, maintenance services, database management, web analytics, payment processing, and improvement of features) or to assist us in analyzing how the Services are used. These third parties have access to your Personal Information only for purposes of performing these tasks on our behalf, are obligated to protect your information and may be located wherever we operate.

It may be necessary for us to disclose your Personal Information. We may disclose information about you if we determine that for purposes of national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary or appropriate or as required by law, legal process, litigation, and/or requests from public and governmental authorities within or outside your country of residence.

We may also disclose information about you, including Personal Information, if we determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce our terms and conditions or to protect you, our operations or users, including to protect our own property and rights and the property and rights of other third parties, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop any activity we may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, illegal, unethical, objectionable, inappropriate or legally actionable.

We may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of its assets, including your Personal Information, in connection with or in anticipation of a corporate event, including a merger, acquisition, sale of stock, recapitalization, reorganization or sale of assets or in the event of bankruptcy.

Accessing Your Own Personal Information and Retention

You may review, update, or correct Personal Information provided by you in your registration or account profile, if any. We will make good faith efforts to provide you with access to your Personal Information so that you can request that we correct the information if it is inaccurate or to delete or remove your Personal Information from further processing. We may decline to process your requests if required or permitted by law or for other legitimate business purposes or if your requests are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, are extremely impractical, or for which access is not otherwise required by local law. Access, correction, or deletion requests can be made to privacy@speakingphoto.com.

We will retain your Personal Information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.

Protection of Personal Information and Security

We take precautions, including reasonable administrative, technical, and physical measures, to safeguard your Personal Information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. These measures may include encrypting sensitive information using a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption where Personal Information is collected and storing information behind a firewall. However, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.

When you use some of our Services, post content on any Gallery, or share content or information through any forum or social networking service or feature we may offer, the Personal Information you choose to share may be visible to other users and can be read, collected, or used by them. You are responsible for the Personal Information you choose to submit in these instances. Please take care when using these features.

We are very concerned with safeguarding your Personal Information. To make sure your Personal Information is secure we communicate our privacy and security guidelines to our employees, representatives, service providers and strategic partner and strictly enforce privacy safeguards within and across the company.

Third-Party Sites and Services

Our Services may contain links to third-party websites, products, and services. Our Services may also use or offer products or services from third parties. Information collected by third parties is governed by their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy practices of those third parties.

International Users and Transfer of Information

Information you provide may be transferred or accessed by entities around the world as described in this Privacy Policy. If you are not a resident of the United States, you understand and agree that we may transfer, store and process your information to, from, on and between computers located in the United States and others outside the United States, and by providing any data or information to us, you consent to the transfer, storage and processing of such information to and in the United States and the application of the laws of the United States.

Children

Our Services are not directed to children under 18 years of age. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under 13. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with Personal Information, we will take steps to delete the information as soon as possible. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personal Information without their consent, he or she should contact us at privacy@speakingphoto.com.

Privacy Questions and Contacting Us

If you have any questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy or data processing, please contact us at privacy@speakingphoto.com.

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. When we change the policy in a material way, a notice will be posted through our Services along with the updated Privacy Policy.

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