Privacy Policy

OESphoto SECURITY and PRIVACY POLICY

(last revised 01/21/15)

OESphoto takes our customers privacy and security very seriously. OESphoto is responsible for protecting the privacy and security of personal information generated from our website, emails, and telephone conversations. Please read the following for a discussion on our security and privacy policy.

This privacy policy informs you about the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information generated from OESphoto’s website, emails, and telephone conversations. The terms of this policy apply to all information collected by OESphoto.

When visiting and using this site or communicating with OESphoto via other means, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information in strict accordance with this policy.

This site is operated by OESphoto, a sole proprietorship created and owned by Kent Carlson. This site is accessible domestically and internationally via the world-wide-web at the url http://www.oesphoto.com. Unless otherwise noted, only OESphoto collects, processes, and controls personal information generated from this website, emails, or telephone conversations. This information will be retained by OESphoto only for the duration of the purpose for which it was originally acquired.

Under some circumstances, OESphoto may link to other related websites. These other websites almost certainly have different privacy/security policies and practices from OESphoto. OESphoto will not assume any responsibility for the policies or practices of these linked sites.


COLLECTION of Your Personal and Non-personal Information- CONSENT

When visiting OESphoto.com, non-personal information (the referring website, your IP address, your browser type, and website access times) may automatically be collected by the web-host or PhotostoreÔ software as part of OESphoto.coms's basic operation. Information on the date and time of your visit, the pages viewed, photos viewed, the links you click, and other actions taken in connection with OESphoto.com may also be collected. Collecting this information allows OESphoto to tailor its art media to client trends or requests.

Collected information may be present as a small text file (cookie) that web programs place on your hard drive. Having a cookie on your hard drive makes website viewing and checkout easier. When browsing our website, you can accept or decline these cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use other interactive features (i.e. lightbox) or services (i.e. media upload from contributors) that depend on cookies. You will, however, be able to navigate through the site on a basic level. In some cases, third-party service providers for OESphoto may also place cookies on your hard drive when visiting OESphoto.com. OESphoto has no control over the collection or placement of third-party cookies.

Personal information may also be collected when visiting OESphoto.com, referring to OESphoto via email, or communicating with OESphoto via telephone.


Personal information includes:

1. Information collected when you register for a monthly or yearly subscription. This information includes: your display name, legal name, email, phone, street address, city, state, zip code, country, password, and account type.

2. Information collected when you register for a free account that grants you access to the lightbox and other features. Information collected in this circumstance is similar to that for registering for a monthly or yearly subscription.

3. Information collected when you register as a potential contributing photographer. This information includes that presented in section 1 (above) as well as your paypal email (if you want to get paid via paypal), website (if you to promote this), and biography or other information.

OESphoto will only collect your personal information after you have provided us with your consent to collect that information (i.e. by subscribing). By providing this personal information to OESphoto, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of this information as set out in this privacy policy.

NOTE: You are not obligated to provide personal information to OESphoto. If you do not, however, certain products and services may not be available to you. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact OESphoto using the contact information linked into the home page of our website.

NOTE: Personal or non-personal financial information IS NOT collected by OESphoto to process online financial transactions. Details of credit card or Paypal transactions are never sent through electronic receipts or notices. Information related to online financial transactions are processed and maintained by Paypal, Inc.. Paypal’s privacy policy can be viewed at https://cms.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/marketingweb?cmd=_render-content&content_ID=ua/Privacy_full&locale.x=en_US. To determine if you are on Paypal’s secure payment page, look for the "closed padlock” icon on the top of your browser. Information on the validity of Paypal’s certificate can be seen by double clicking on this icon.

NOTE: We do not knowingly solicit or collect personal information from minors under the age of 18 without parental consent. Parental consent is required for minors under the age of 18 to enter or use personal information at OESphoto.com or any of its web pages.

NOTE: No personal information is required for subscription to the RSS feed. Subscribing to this function is analogous to bookmarking a favorite website.

NOTE: Keep your account ID and password in a secure location. Do not allow unauthorized persons to use your OESphoto account.

USE and STORAGE of Your Personal and Non-personal Information - CONSENT

OESphoto collects personal information in order to:

1. Create and maintain subscription membership accounts

2. Create and maintain free membership accounts

3. Create and maintain contributing photographer accounts

4. Provide customer service (inquiries, problem resolution, transaction confirmation, etc)

5. Provide access to OESphoto private galleries

6. Perform research and marketing for improving our product services

Personal information collected by OESphoto will be stored and processed on SSL secure webhost servers (KTools Inc. of Grand Rapids, MI, USA). If, at any time you wish to have your personal information modified or deleted, please contact OESphoto using the contact information linked into the home page of our website.


DISCLOSURE of Your Personal and Information

OESphoto will not disclose or sell your personal information to any third-parties except as set out in this privacy policy. Personal information collected by OESphoto will never be marketed or resold.

Disclosure of non-personal information such as the number of members, photographers, photos, and site visits occurs on the OESphoto.com homepage.

Personal and non-personal information may be disclosed as part of a sale, acquisition, of merger of OESphoto assets. Disclosure of personal and non-personal information may also occur if OESphoto becomes insolvent, bankrupt, or enters receivership. In the event that any of the above scenarios occur, OESphoto will notify you via email and/or a website posting. OESphoto also reserves the right to disclose your personal information if required to do so by law.


SUMMARY

OESphoto acknowledges your right to make decisions about the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information. If at any time you decide that you do not want to maintain an account with OESphoto,contact us using the contact information linked into the home page of our website (or kentrcarlson@gmail.com) and we will modify or delete your personal information as per your request.


NOTE: Not all transmissions over the internet or methods of electronic storage are 100% secure or private.

Therefore, while we endeavor to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security or privacy.


Changes to OESphoto’s SECURITY and PRIVACY POLICY

OESphoto reserves the right to change the terms of this privacy policy at any time. Revision dates for this policy can be seen at the top of this policy. Changes to the Privacy Policy will be posted on our website. Please review this policy when visiting OESphoto.com.