When you join the MyPhotoTalk website, you provide us with contact data, including your name and a valid e-mail address. We use this data to send you updates about your order, questionnaires to gauge your satisfaction with the various services provided by MyPhotoTalk and announcements about new and exciting offers and services that MyPhotoTalk or its strategic partners are offering that may interest you. When you submit an order with MyPhotoTalk, you acknowledge that you will receive emails about your order. You may also receive subsequent emails from MyPhotoTalk about special offers and product updates. If you wish to no longer receive emails of this kind, you can simply click “unsubscribe” in your account setting. When you order products from MyPhotoTalk, you may be asked to provide contact data or personal data that will be incorporated into the final product. MyPhotoTalk uses this data to fulfill your order. When you order a custom product from MyPhotoTalk,we save the data you have provided so that you may make any necessary changes, reorder quickly or design a new product.MyPhotoTalk does not share your custom products with anyone.MyPhotoTalk may use the data you provided when ordering a custom product to gather aggregate data on the popularity and marketability of specific product designs or design features. You may be asked to provide additional data, including your type of credit card, credit card number and billing and shipping address(es). If MyPhotoTalk has difficulty processing your order, we will use this data to contact you. MyPhotoTalk retains this data in case you choose to order from us again.Please note that MyPhotoTalk uses an outside shipping company and a credit card processing company to deliver your order and bill you for that order.These companies are permitted to use such data only to process and deliver your order and are not permitted to retain, store, share,or use such data for any other purpose. We may share your personal data internally among our affiliates or subsidiaries. We also record the number of visits, paths taken and time spent on our sites and pages.This data may be stored in a cookie on your computer’s hard drive. However, none of this data is personally identifiable and we share this data only in the aggregate,reflecting overall Internet or website usage trends.
You can easily change any of the data MyPhotoTalk has asked you to provide. You can also permanently remove your data from the MyPhotoTalk database. By doing so, however, you will lose any custom products you have created with MyPhotoTalk. To delete or modify your data, you can send a request to MyPhotoTalk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MyPhotoTalk uses state-of-the-art protection, including Secure Socket Layers (SSLs), to encrypt pages when collecting sensitive information such as your password or credit card number. This measure is designed to guard against interception of this information while it is on the Internet. The confidentiality of our customers’ data is of the greatest importance to us.MyPhotoTalk has security measures in place to prevent the loss, misuse and alteration of the data that you provide.Our policy is to treat digital photographs and accompanying data provided by customers with the utmost care and confidentiality.As with all electronic transactions, however, the security of your data cannot be 100% guaranteed. As a convenience,all files submitted to MyPhotoTalk will remain accessible on our secured servers and be available only to you through your confidential User Name and Password. We may contact you at the e-mail address you provided to update you about the status of your order and to ascertain whether you are satisfied with your order.
Surveys, Announcements and Contests
We may occasionally contact you to conduct surveys, announce new products and services or promote contests.Participation in such surveys and contests is voluntary. You may decline these mailings at any time after you become a registered user.Declining these mailings will not cause you to forfeit any rights to use and order the various goods and services offered by MyPhotoTalk. All data gathered through surveys will be used to monitor and improve user satisfaction with MyPhotoTalk.We may share data gathered through contests with the contest’s co-sponsors or other third parties.To optimize your use of the MyPhotoTalk website, we may periodically inquire whether you wish to continue declining the receipt of announcements concerning new goods and services.
MyPhotoTalk may share aggregated demographic data with its strategic partners and other advertisers. Aggregated demographic data is not linked to any data that could potentially identify you.
All copyrighted photographs must have the express written permission from their original owners in order to be reproduced at MyPhotoTalk. The physical or electronic submission of your images expressly implies that all copyright permissions have been obtained and granted constituting permission for MyPhotoTalk, Inc. to have full permission for reprinting. Accordingly, you shall indemnify, defend and hold MyPhotoTalk harmless from any suit, demand, claim or liability arising from any and all copyright infringements.
General Privacy Provisions
What we collect
We may collect the following information:
- contact information including email address
- demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
- other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
For the exhaustive list of cookies we collect see the List of cookies we collect section.
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
- Internal record keeping.
- We may use the information to improve our products and services.
- We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
- From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
- whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
- if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at email@example.com
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to .
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
The table below lists the cookies we collect and what information they store.
|COOKIE name||COOKIE Description|
|CART||The association with your shopping cart.|
|CATEGORY_INFO||Stores the category info on the page, that allows to display pages more quickly.|
|COMPARE||The items that you have in the Compare Products list.|
|CURRENCY||Your preferred currency|
|CUSTOMER||An encrypted version of your customer id with the store.|
|CUSTOMER_AUTH||An indicator if you are currently logged into the store.|
|CUSTOMER_INFO||An encrypted version of the customer group you belong to.|
|CUSTOMER_SEGMENT_IDS||Stores the Customer Segment ID|
|EXTERNAL_NO_CACHE||A flag, which indicates whether caching is disabled or not.|
|FRONTEND||You sesssion ID on the server.|
|GUEST-VIEW||Allows guests to edit their orders.|
|LAST_CATEGORY||The last category you visited.|
|LAST_PRODUCT||The most recent product you have viewed.|
|NEWMESSAGE||Indicates whether a new message has been received.|
|NO_CACHE||Indicates whether it is allowed to use cache.|
|PERSISTENT_SHOPPING_CART||A link to information about your cart and viewing history if you have asked the site.|
|POLL||The ID of any polls you have recently voted in.|
|POLLN||Information on what polls you have voted on.|
|RECENTLYCOMPARED||The items that you have recently compared.|
|STF||Information on products you have emailed to friends.|
|STORE||The store view or language you have selected.|
|VIEWED_PRODUCT_IDS||The products that you have recently viewed.|
|WISHLIST||An encrypted list of products added to your Wishlist.|
|WISHLIST_CNT||The number of items in your Wishlist.|