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‘The Portrait People’ website Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy pertains to the use of services related to ThePortraitPeople.net. Children under the age of 13 are not permitted to use any ‘The Portrait People’ website services, and so this Privacy Policy makes no provision for children’s use of the website. By accessing the ‘The Portrait People’ website Website, you agree to our Privacy Policy as outlined herein.

What personal information does ‘The Portrait People’ website collect?

‘The Portrait People’ website may collect the following information as provided by you: your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, billing and credit card or PayPal information. We also keep track of site usage for statistical reporting and analysis. ‘The Portrait People’ website collects this information using direct user input and cookies. A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser and written to your hard drive. We use cookies to make using the service more convenient and efficient. Cookies are commonly used to customize pages for you based on your browser type or other information you may have provided us. Further, cookies can enable us to track and target the interests of our users to ultimately enhance the experience for you on ‘The Portrait People’ website. You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. If you reject all cookies, you can still use ‘The Portrait People’ website, but you may be limited in some areas of the website.

Disclosure of personally identifiable information?

‘The Portrait People’ website will only use the information submitted or collected from you to optimize the service to better suit you, to process e-commerce orders or enable photographers to process orders, and to protect against potentially fraudulent transactions. ‘The Portrait People’ website uses standard industry security practices to protect your personal information including Secure Socket Layer (SSL) transmission technology for all sensitive information exchanges. This technology encrypts information you send us to avoid it being intercepted before reaching our secure HTTPS servers. ‘The Portrait People’ website may engage in 3rd party business relationships such as linkage to sister companies to provide our customers a better experience online. Thus, in the case of a client visiting 3rd party website linked to ‘The Portrait People’ website, it may be necessary for some information, including client data (e.g. email address and contact information) to be used directly by our partners. Although ‘The Portrait People’ website strives to protect your privacy, we assume no responsibility or liability for the disclosure of any of your information due to errors in transmission, unauthorized third-party access or other causes beyond our reasonable control.

How is my credit card information protected?

We do not store any credit card information at ‘The Portrait People’ website. We have partnered with PayPal inc. for our e-commerce capabilities. PayPal is a leading provider of gateway services, managing the submission of billions of transactions to the processing networks on behalf of merchant customers. Further, we provide connectivity to PayPal, a subsidiary of eBay, Inc. (NYSE: EBAY), to lend us the ability to receive payments through a service with more than 80 million users in 190 markets and 24 currencies around the world.

What do you do with survey responses?

From time-to-time, ‘The Portrait People’ website requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as post code, age level). Your responses are completely confidential and are used to help us tailor our services to you. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this website. We appreciate your participation in the on-going development of our service.
Referrals, Promotional Programs, and Emails
If a user elects to participate in any of our promotional referral programs for directing guests to our website, we will ask them for the friend’s name and email address. ‘The Portrait People’ website will send the friend an e-mail inviting them to visit the website. ‘The Portrait People’ website stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this e-mail. Any guest may contact ‘The Portrait People’ website via: “andy (at) ThePortraitPeople.co.uk” to request the removal of this information from our database.

Changes to the ‘The Portrait People’ website Privacy Policy

If at any time we decide to change the ‘The Portrait People’ website Privacy Policy, we will post notification of the change on our homepage so our users are aware of the change and can access the new Privacy Policy details. Your continued use of the website after such a modification constitutes your acceptance of those changes.

Questions

If you have questions or suggestions please contact us via: “andy (at) The Portrait People.co.uk”