Privacy Policy statement


How does STOCKPHOTOMEDIA protect your personal data?

STOCKPHOTOMEDIA will take all appropriate and necessary steps to protect the data you provide us.


Payments and security.

In association with PayPal Stockphotomedia uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) to guarantee fast, easy, and secure Payments Worldwide. This means that all transactions involving your credit card are encrypted and for your safety and integrity Stockphotomedia does not store any credit card numbers.

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The E-mail addresses of those who access our site are not made available to other organisations even though their products or services might be of interest. 

What personal data does STOCKPHOTOMEDIA compile?

STOCKPHOTOMEDIA compiles personally identifying data during: user registration; user surveys; registration for certain interactive areas on STOCKPHOTOMEDIA and on Websites that carry the STOCKPHOTOMEDIA brand. For each visitor to our Web page, our Web server automatically recognizes and collects visitor's domain name and E-mail address (where possible). In addition, we compile and process the E-mail addresses of those who communicate with us via E-mail, the E-mail addresses of those who make postings to our interactive areas, aggregate data about which pages visitors access, user-specific information about which pages visitors access and how much time is spent in particular areas, and data provided voluntarily by visitors, such as survey information and/or data provided in site registration forms, including but not limited to a visitor's name, address, and phone number, etc. STOCKPHOTOMEDIA may retain personally identifying data indefinitely. STOCKPHOTOMEDIA also maintains publicly available user profiles, which may contain personally identifying data provided freely by visitors.


What does STOCKPHOTOMEDIA do with the data it compiles?

STOCKPHOTOMEDIA may use personally identifying data of its visitors to award prizes, track compliance with our Terms of Service or for editorial and feedback purposes to the extent stated and agreed when visitors provide the data. In addition, STOCKPHOTOMEDIA may disclose personally identifying data about you, your accounts, or any content you provide on your site, if STOCKPHOTOMEDIA believes in good faith that such action is reasonably necessary to enforce its User Agreement or copyright policy, to comply with the law, to comply with legal processes, to operate its systems properly, or to protect the rights or property of itself, its members, its visitors, or others.

With permission granted by a visitor who is 18 years of age or over, data submitted at the time of registration or submission - including but not limited to age, phone number, address, and income level - may be used for marketing and promotional purposes by STOCKPHOTOMEDIA. If a visitor objects to such use for any reason, he/she may terminate said use -- either by E-mail request submitted to support@stockphotomedia.com, or by altering his/her registration data online. If you supply us with your postal address on-line you may receive post from us from time to time with information about new products and services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such correspondence, please let us know by E-mail to the above E-mail address. Remember to provide your correct name and current address.


About IP addresses

STOCKPHOTOMEDIA collects IP addresses for the purpose of system administration and to report compiled information to our advertisers. An IP address is a number that is automatically generated and assigned to your computer whenever you surf the Web. Web servers -- the big computers that "serve" up Web pages -- automatically identify your computer by its IP address. When visitors request pages from STOCKPHOTOMEDIA, our servers log their IP addresses. We do not link IP addresses to any personally identifiable data. This means that a user's session will be logged, but the user remains unidentifiable to us.

Each browser accessing STOCKPHOTOMEDIA is allocated a unique cookie that is then used to determine the number of unique site visitors. An additional cookie lets our computers remember that you have registered, which allows us to speed up your activities at our sites. 


Use of cookies

What are cookies? Cookies are bits of information that a Website transfers to a person’s hard drive for purposes of record keeping. Cookies make Web-surfing easier for you by saving your passwords, purchases, and preferences while you visit our site. The use of cookies is an industry standard which you will find at most major Websites. By showing how and when guests use the site, cookies help us identify which areas are popular and which are not. Many improvements and updates to the site are based on data such as total number of visitors and pages viewed. This data is most easily tracked with cookies.

STOCKPHOTOMEDIA takes serious steps to protect the privacy of consumers of its interactive products and services and of visitors to its site. In cyberspace, we wish to contribute to providing a safe and secure environment for consumers. All references in this Policy to "STOCKPHOTOMEDIA" include the STOCKPHOTOMEDIA site and all of the other Internet-accessible STOCKPHOTOMEDIA-branded services. The purpose of this STOCKPHOTOMEDIA Privacy Policy is to inform you, as a welcome visitor to STOCKPHOTOMEDIA, of what kinds of data we may compile about you when you visit STOCKPHOTOMEDIA; how we may process that data; whether we reveal it to anyone; and the choices you have regarding our processing of, and your ability to amend any such data.

Please note that this Policy applies exclusively to STOCKPHOTOMEDIA and Websites that carry the STOCKPHOTOMEDIA brand, and not to the Websites of other companies or organisations to which we link. We have clearly marked STOCKPHOTOMEDIA and these branded Websites with our logo so you know precisely where this Policy applies. STOCKPHOTOMEDIA welcomes comments and questions regarding this Policy. STOCKPHOTOMEDIA is dedicated to protecting your personal data. Due to the ever changing and developing nature of the technologies STOCKPHOTOMEDIA uses to communicate with you, we may occasionally update this Policy. Notice of any changes and amendments will be posted on this site. Any comments or questions regarding our privacy practices should be submitted to support@stockphotomedia.com.

By using this site, you hereby consent to the STOCKPHOTOMEDIA Privacy Policy. If you do not consent to this Policy, please do not use the site. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to amend, modify or remove portions of this Policy at any time without prior notice. Please check this page regularly for amendments. Your continued use of STOCKPHOTOMEDIA following the posting of amendments and changes to these terms will automatically imply that you accept such changes. For a full explanation of the terms and conditions for using this site, please see our STOCKPHOTOMEDIA Terms of Service Agreement. Any further questions can be submitted to us by E-mail.