Use of your information

PIXiPIC.com (PIXiPIC) does not sell or rent your personal information to third parties. Personal information is information about an identifiable individual, as defined by the New Zealand Privacy Act (1993).

PIXiPIC collects information about you through your use of the Services and the Web Site (the “Site”), including your registration details and information relating to your use of the Site and the Services, such as the Content you access (like images you have viewed and the search queries you input).

PIXiPIC uses the information collected to help provide the Services to you, to verify your identity, to enforce or apply its Terms of Use, to protect the rights, property, or safety of PIXiPIC, its users, or others, for internal research purposes, for promoting and marketing other PIXiPIC products and Services to you, and for any other use that you authorise.

Personal information may be released only when PIXiPIC believes release is appropriate for legal compliance and law enforcement (including to government agencies with statutory law enforcement responsibilities); to facilitate court proceedings; enforce or apply its terms and conditions; or protect the rights, property, or safety of PIXiPIC, its users, or others. Government agencies with statutory roles enabling them to request data from PIXiPIC include but are not restricted to the Police, Inland Revenue and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

You may contact PIXiPIC to ask whether your information has been provided, or with any other privacy-related question.

Where PIXiPIC uses third parties to undertake services, some of your information may be provided to those third parties if it is required to fulfil those services. PIXiPIC uses third parties such as e-commerce gateway providers and merchant account banking to receive your credit card payments. We also use third party software (such as customer relationship management and accounting software) that may hold your information, sometimes overseas. We endeavour to only work with reputable third parties that undertake strict precautions to protect your information against unauthorised use or disclosure.

Email

It is the policy of PIXiPIC to send our members emails they elect to receive, in addition to customary business communications (payment confirmations, etc.). Further, it is our policy to immediately remove any member from any mailing list upon the member's request. In addition, PIXiPIC will send newsletters and other communications to members. Newsletters will contain clear and obvious instructions for how members can remove themselves from that mailing list.

PIXiPIC uses email as a means of receiving feedback from our members, and we encourage you to email us with your questions or comments.

Emailing tools

PIXiPIC provides facilities throughout the site to refer a friend to PIXiPIC or to send references to a specific image or talent to a friend. You may not use the "Email this to a friend" service or other email forwarding services that we offer to send spam or otherwise send content that would violate our privacy policy or Terms and Conditions. We do not permanently store, sell, or rent these email messages or the email addresses.

Membership registration

Our site's registration form requires you to provide us contact information and may also require demographic information. We may use your contact information from the registration form to send you information about our company and promotional material from some of our affiliated partners. Your contact information is also used to contact you when necessary.

Updating your personal information

PIXiPIC provides you with ways in which you can update your personal information, including changing your email address, password, phone number, etc. PIXiPIC will store previous email addresses against your profile to ensure compliance with our Terms of Use - specifically the use of one account per member.

Control of your password

You are responsible for all actions taken with your login email address and password, including fees. Therefore we do not recommend that you disclose your PIXiPIC password to any third parties. If you choose to share your user name, email address and password or your information with third parties to provide you additional services, you are responsible for all actions taken with this information and therefore you should review that third party's privacy policy.

It is important for you to protect against unauthorised access to your password and to your computer. Ensure you logout when you have finished visiting the Site, especially if you access PIXiPIC from a shared computer.

Credit and debit card security

We work diligently to protect the security of your personal information, including credit card information.

We protect your credit and debit card information during transmission by using the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol, which encrypts your information when transmitted over the Internet. PIXiPIC does not retain card details. However they may be held by Direct Payment Solutions Limited (DPS) -  review their Privacy Policy.

When paying for images you may have the option to "save this card for next time". If you choose this option, your credit card details are encrypted and securely stored by DPS.

Cookies and local storage

PIXiPIC uses various technologies, including cookies and local storage, to collect and store information about you when you visit our Site.

Cookies and local storage allow us to store information (including your personal information) in a file on the device you use to access PIXiPIC. We use cookies and local storage to deliver information and fresh content specific to your interests and to improve the experience of using PIXiPIC. Cookies and local storage are widely used.

PIXiPIC uses "session" cookies to temporarily store information to help you use PIXiPIC. This information is used to deliver the right content to you as you use PIXiPIC and avoids unnecessarily asking you to log in. Session cookies expire immediately when you close your browser or are deleted after 30 minutes of no activity on PIXiPIC.

PIXiPIC also uses "persistent" cookies and local storage to personalise the user experience, to help protect our members and to provide us with research information (such as how often members visit PIXiPIC each month). Persistent cookies allow us to track users on PIXiPIC and helps us identify users abusing the PIXiPIC service. A persistent auto-login cookie is also stored when you select the "remember me" option when logging in. The auto-login cookie is removed if you log out.

PIXiPIC participates in Google's AdWords pay-per-click advertising programme. AdWords advertisements appear on Google's search result pages and on the Google Display Network. PIXiPIC ads may also appear on other Web Sites in the Google Display Network. Google uses cookies to target ads to you, including to measure the number of Google users that click on certain advertisements and visit certain PIXiPIC pages, or who complete certain actions on PIXiPIC (like adding an image to a lightbox). 

Google provides this data to PIXiPIC without identifying users. View Google's privacy policy.

PIXiPIC uses Google remarketing to serve relevant ads to you after you leave our Site. When you visit pages on our Site, we use Google to place a cookie on your browser. Then when you later visit other web sites in the Google Display Network, you may see ads from PIXiPIC because of that cookie.

You can opt out of Google's, and our, use of these cookies by visiting Google's Ads Preferences Manager. View Google's advertising privacy policies.

Third party links

PIXiPIC may contain non-advertising links to a variety of third party sites to enhance the member experience. PIXiPIC has no control of either the content or privacy policies of such sites, nor should such links be considered an endorsement of these sites except where

Other information we collect

We use additional information to do internal research on our users' demographics, interests, and behaviour to better understand and serve you and our community. This information may include the URL that you came to our Site from (whether this URL is on our site or not), which URL you next go to (whether this URL is on our site or not), what device, operating system and browser you are using, and your IP address. We may also use information from third parties, such as geo-demographic information.

PIXiPIC uses information we hold about you to provide you with a more personalised experience, such as suggesting images you might like, and suggesting search terms to you based on your recent searches.

Users who login have their IP addresses recorded. This information will only be provided to legal authorities in cases of suspected fraud or for law enforcement purposes. This information is stored securely and will not be provided to other members or non-authorised parties.

If you send us personal correspondence, such as emails or letters, or if other users or third parties send us correspondence about your activities or postings on the Site, we may collect such information into a file specific to you.

Customer service phone conversations may be recorded for internal training and quality assurance purposes. This helps us ensure the information we provide members is consistent and accurate. Phone records will be stored securely and will generally be retained for up to six months.

Membership removal

If you wish to have your registration removed from our directory for any reason, you may send us an email requesting this.

Internet statistics and analytics

PIXiPIC uses Google Analytics to better understand the behaviour of visitors to our Site and to improve our Site. For example, it helps us to identify how many users visit a particular page, and how many take a further step, such as adding an image to a lightbox. We have opted out of Google Analytics' data sharing settings. For more information, view Google Analytics' information on safeguarding your data.

Updates to our information practices

From time to time, we make changes to our information practices or alter the functionality of our Site. We always update this statement accordingly, so we encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on privacy practices at PIXiPIC.

If you have any questions about our privacy policies or any other matter, please contact us.

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