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Privacy Policy

ePHOTOzine have created the following document to explain what information we collect when you visit the ePHOTOzine web site, why we collect such information, the ways information is gathered, how we use the information and the choices you can make about these practices.

We are registered with and follow guidelines placed by the Data Protection Act.

By using this Site, you consent to the data practices prescribed in this Privacy Policy. We may amend the document at any time and will indicate when we do at the bottom of the page with a "last updated" date. It is your responsibility to review this Policy frequently and remain informed about any changes to it, so we encourage you to visit this page often.

Interpretations
"you", "your", "users", and "yours" refer to the customer/purchaser/member using this site.

"ePHOTOzine", "Magezine Publishing Ltd", "we", "us", "this site" and "our" refer to Magezine Publishing Ltd.

General Viewing
When you visit ePHOTOzine, we automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser. These activity logs collect the following unique, but non-identifiable information: source IP address, time of access, date of access, web page(s) visited, language use, and type of browser used. We consider information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, home or other physical address, an email address, phone number or other contact information, whether at work or at home, to be "Personal Information". We do not collect "Personal Information" unless you voluntarily provide it to us. You can visit this Site without revealing any "Personal Information" about yourself.

Cookies
When you first visit certain areas of ePHOTOzine you are asked to register. We then send a cookie to your computer so we can identify you as a unique user and you can access various areas of the site. Cookies are tiny text files that are stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages. They record your preferences and help us identify you and avoid repetitive requests for the same information when you return to the site. ePHOTOzine uses information from the cookies to better understand your needs, improve the site and make it easier for you to use and provide you with better service. Cookies do not give us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers are initially set up to automatically accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of this or other websites you visit.

When your register
When you register to join in our forums, post photographs in the gallery or sign up for our newsletter we request your name and email address in addition to the non-identifiable information.

When we require full Personal Information
On some ePHOTOzine Web pages you can order products, make requests and register to receive materials. The types of information collected at these pages are name, address, contact and billing information, transaction, and credit card information. This Personal Information we collect from you to help you complete a transaction and process any of your online transactions, to communicate back to you, to update you on our service and benefits, to provide you with information regarding our products and promotions, to support your use of our products and services, to personalize our Web site for you and for any other purpose related to the operation of ePHOTOzine and the programs, products and services offered on it. You always have the right to choose whether or not to provide information about yourself to Magezine Publishing Ltd. If you choose not to provide such information, you can still use this Site but you may not be able to access certain options, offers or services.

Forums and Galleries
We will, but are not obligated to, monitor areas on ePHOTOzine where users post forum messages or images. Any information disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should take care when disclosing personal information, such as your email address or phone number. To maintain site, content and thread continuity, we will not delete forum messages or gallery comments, unless we feel they breach our terms and conditions.

Surveys, Polls & Competitions
ePHOTOzine sometimes conducts surveys, competitions or Polls. If you answer a survey or enter a competition, you may be asked for additional information. Participation in these competitions or surveys is completely voluntary, and therefore the user has the choice of whether or not to disclose such information. Personal Information, as well as any other information, collected on this Site may be disclosed to our staff and/or agents so that they can contact you regarding our products, services, or promotional offers, respond to your requests, provide certain services to you and operate this Site and the programmes offered on it. We will not sell, lease, share or otherwise use your Personal Information except as set forth in this Privacy Policy or when stated in a specific surveys or competition details.

Making corrections and updates
We allow you to confirm, change, update, modify and delete Personal Information we hold about you. You may do this by logging into your profile and follow the necessary links to your personal data. From here you can delete or change any information you have provided to us.

Security
The ePHOTOzine site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. We follow generally accepted procedures to back up data stored on our servers.

Credit cards and electronic payment
Credit card numbers are only used to process payments and are not retained for any other purpose. The information may be disclosed only to our staff and to third parties involved in the completion of your transaction or the delivery of your order.

Children's Guidelines
ePHOTOzine encourages parents or guardians to spend time online with their children and to participate in the forums and galleries. However no information should be submitted by visitors under 13 years of age without the consent of their parent or guardian. Parents or guardians can request to delete their child's personal information by contacting ePHOTOzine at customerservices@ephotozine.com.

CERTAIN EXCEPTIONAL DISCLOSURES
Magezine Publishing Ltd may disclose your Personal Information, any images in your portfolio or any images you submit to the Public Gallery if requested to do so by legal authorities, required to do so by law or believes in good faith that such action is necessary to: (1) conform to the edicts of the law or to comply with any legal process served on Magezine Publishing Ltd or this Site; (2) protect and defend the rights or property of Magezine Publishing Ltd; or (3) act to protect the personal safety of users of Magezine Publishing Ltd, its websites or the public. If Magezine Publishing Ltd should ever file for bankruptcy or be acquired by a third party, merge with a third party, sell all or part of the Magezine Publishing Ltd assets, or otherwise transfer substantially all of its relevant assets to a third party, it may sell or share the Personal Information and all other information you have provided through this Site to such third party. Due to the potential for abuse of the services offered on ePHOTOzine, Magezine Publishing Ltd reserves the right to review the content of your portfolio and to provide the proper authorities with your Personal Information as well as any images or information related to child pornography or any other illegal activity found on your account.

Choice/Opt-Out
We provide users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from ePHOTOzine and our partners via an unsubscribe mechanism in all e-mail communication. You may "opt-out" of any marketing relationship we have with you by choosing to do so where such option is available.

International Transfers
Personal Information collected on this Site may be stored and processed in the United Kingdom or any other country in which Magezine Publishing Ltd or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by using this Site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.

Links to Other Sites
This site contains links to other sites that may offer information, products or services that may be of interest to you. We cannot ensure the protection of any information or images that you provide to a third-party website that links to or from ePHOTOzine or any information collected by any third party, since these third-party websites are owned and operated independent of Magezine Publishing Ltd. Any information collected by these third parties is not governed by this Privacy Policy but by the privacy policy, if any, of such third party. If you have questions about a third party's information practices, please read its privacy policy. Magezine Publishing Ltd assumes no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the practices, actions or policies of such third parties, and is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such websites.

Legal Disclaimer
This Site operates "AS-IS" and "AS-AVAILABLE," without liability of any kind. We are not responsible for events beyond our direct control.

Who does ePHOTOzine share information with?
ePHOTOzine will not share personally identifiable information without your consent. We may share information about your visits with advertisers, partners, sponsors or other third parties. For example, we may disclose how frequently the average ePHOTOzine user visits the site, which products are being searched most or the average age/gender of our reader but never anything about you personally, unless you have given us permission to do so. To learn more about behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit networkadvertisng.org

Business sale
If Magezine Publishing Ltd or any of its lines of business is sold, pledged or disposed of as a going concern, whether by merger, sale of assets, bankruptcy or otherwise, then the user database of ePHOTOzine.com could be sold as part of that transaction and all User Information accessed by such successor or purchaser.

Feedback
If you have any questions, suggestions or comments about this Privacy Policy or any other documents on ePHOTOzine, you can contact us via email at customerservices@ephotozine.com or by mail to:

Magezine Publishing Ltd
Units 31/32 The Turbine,
Shireoaks Triangle Business Park,
Coach Close,
Shireoaks
S81 8AP

Magezine Publishing Ltd fully supports the protection of your privacy and works hard to protect your Personal Information. In the unlikely event that your Personal Information is disclosed inadvertently to a third party without your consent, Magezine Publishing Ltd will use its best efforts to stop the disclosure and remedy the situation upon notice. Magezine Publishing Ltd shall not be liable for any unintentional or inadvertent disclosure of any end user information.


This page was last updated on 10/11/2009 - 1:15 PM