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).
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.
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.
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
Control of your password
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.
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.
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 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.
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.