Information for California residents
If you are a California resident, California law requires us to provide you with the following additional information about the purpose for which we use each category of “personal information” (as defined in the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”)) we collect.
Category of Personal Information Collected
Contact and account information, customer service interaction information, information collected through automated technologies such as “cookies”.
Purposes of use
- Provide you with services
- Communicate with you
- Marketing and advertising
- Personalize the services provided to you
- Improve the services provided to you
- Business operations
- Other uses with your consent
The CCPA sets forth certain obligations for businesses that “sell” personal information to third parties. Based on the definition of sell under the CCPA and under current regulatory guidance, we do not believe that we engage in such activity and have not engaged in such activity in the past 12 months from the effective date of this Policy. If we ever offer any financial incentives in exchange for your personal information, we will provide you with appropriate information about such incentives.
To exercise any rights you may have with respect to your personal information under California law, please see the “Your Controls” section below. We will not discriminate against you for exercising these rights.
Notice concerning Do Not Track
Do Not Track (“DNT”) is a privacy preference that users can set in certain web browsers. We are committed to providing you with meaningful choices about the information collected on our websites for third-party purposes, and that is why we provide the variety of opt-out mechanisms listed above, and in the “Opt out of cookies” section below. Some web browsers offer users a “Do Not Track” privacy preference setting in the web browser.
California “Shine the Light” disclosure
The California “Shine the Light” law gives residents of California the right under certain circumstances to opt out of the sharing of certain categories of personal information (as defined in the Shine the Light law) with third parties for their direct marketing purposes, or in the alternative, that we provide a cost-free means for consumers to opt out of any such sharing. We do not currently share your personal information with third parties for their own direct marketing purposes.
We provide you with the ability to exercise certain controls and choices regarding our collection, use, and sharing of your information. Your legal rights to exercise such controls and choices vary based on the laws of your jurisdiction.
You may request the following by contacting us via email at email@example.com
- Access to, or a copy of, your information
- Correction or amendment of your information
- Deletion of your information
- Transfer of your information to a third party
- Restriction or objection to certain uses of your information
If you have provided consent for us to use your information for a specific purpose, you may also request to withdraw that consent.
We may ask you to provide us with information necessary to reasonably verify your identity before responding to your request. We will consider all requests and provide our response within the time period required by applicable law. Please note, however, that certain information may be exempt from such requests.
You also have the choice to exercise the following controls regarding your information:
Limit the information you provide to us. When you interact with us, you can choose to limit the information you provide. However, if you choose to do so, you may not be able to take advantage of many of our Services, and we may not be able to fulfill your requests.
Update or close your account. You can update your account sign in details and profile information by logging into your account. You can also close your account by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Adjust your marketing and communication preferences:
Opt-out of marketing by following the instructions located at the bottom of our email marketing messages. Please note, opting out or unsubscribing will not prevent you from receiving communications about your account, or other important notices such as changes to our terms and policies, which are not marketing in nature.
Opt-out of cookies by following the information and instructions below:
Cookies help us to better understand your use of our website and features (our “Site”) and, as a result, allow us, among other things, to offer our web visitors a more personalized and consistent experience. Here are examples of the types of information that we collect through cookies:
- The number of users visiting the Site, the frequency with which the Site was viewed, the pages viewed, the clicks made on the Site and the total duration of navigation on the Site;
- The name of the website visited prior to the Site;
- Whether you are visiting our Site for the first time or not;
- Your viewing preferences (e.g. layout, sizing preferences, language, etc.);
- Your user name, your password, the type of browser used and your IP address, so that we can identify you during your next visits.
Note that we do not collect your name or email address through cookies.
In addition, cookies allow us to do the following:
- Customize the advertising and marketing messages that appear on the Site, whether ours or those of third parties.
- Analyze customer trends: We compile information on our Site visits and analyze them as a whole in aggregated form.
Type of cookies we use
We use first-party and third-party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are necessary for technical reasons for our Site to operate and/or provide basic functionality to you, and we refer to these as “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies enable us to track and target the interests of our users and to enhance the experience on our Site. Third parties also serve cookies through our Site for advertising, analytics and other purposes. The specific types of first- and third-party cookies served through our Site and the purposes they perform are described in more detail below.
These cookies are created by Pics Vault. They are, for the most part, used to allow you to use features of the Site. They may also assist in analytics activities.
In addition to our proprietary cookies, some third-party and affiliated companies may place cookies on your computer, access them and associate web beacons with them. These cookies enable third-party features or functionalities to be provided on or through the Site. The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognize your device both when it visits our Site and also when it visits certain other websites.
The types of first- and third-party cookies we use on the Site are:
Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Site and cannot be turned off. These cookies allow you to use some of the Site’s features, such as access to secure areas that require registration, setting your privacy preferences, or remembering items in your cart.
Functional cookies: These cookies allow you to browse our Site or benefit from some of its enhanced features, such as memorizing language preferences or using instant messaging support. Similar to strictly necessary cookies, if these cookies are disabled, it could impact your experience to use some Site functionality, such as your set preferences.
Analytics cookies: These cookies allow us or our third-party analytics providers to collect information and statistics on the use of the Site by you and other visitors.
Targeting cookies: These cookies, provided by our third-party advertising partners, collect information about your browsing habits, as well as your preferences for products and services. This information allows Pics Vault and our third-party advertising providers to display relevant content and advertisements on our Site and other sites you visit.
Duration of storage of cookies on your device
The duration of storage of cookies on your device may vary, depending on the category to which they belong: temporary or permanent.
We use temporary cookies on all our secure pages to assign and register a session ID. You can browse our entire Site without interruption. This identifier is also used for internal reporting purposes. It does not allow us to identify you by name and this type of cookie does not leave any information recoverable on your hard drive. Most of our proprietary cookies fall into this category and expire when you close your Internet browser.
Our proprietary analysis cookies and third-party cookies are permanent cookies. They allow us to understand visitors’ browsing behavior over a longer period of time or to provide you with additional features related to your Site customization requests and the content that you have saved or stored. They can stay on your computer for 24 hours, a week or several years, depending on their function. This means that these cookies survive after your browser is closed and can be used by our Site to recognize your computer when you reopen your browser later.
All cookies: You can exercise your preference to receive all types of cookies by managing cookies from your web browser. As the means by which to activate or deactivate cookies varies from one web browser to another, you should visit your web browser’s help menu for more information on cookie preferences. You can also configure your browser at any time to be notified of the receipt of a cookie, so that you can decide whether you want to accept it or not. Cookies do not under any circumstances read the data from your hard drive and you can delete them from your computer at any time. At the moment, it is technically impossible for you to synchronize your settings between your browsers and your devices (your computer or your smartphone). You must set them on each browser/device that you currently use and each time you use a new browser or device.
Consequences of deactivation of all cookies
If you choose to deactivate cookies, you may continue to use certain parts of our Site. However, some useful features may not work anymore, depending on which cookies you deactivate. For example, you will not be able to use online chat to ask technical questions, and the Site and its content may not be as relevant to your preferences. You will not be able to search for resellers through our tool or share pages with your social network.
Please note that if you have disabled one or more cookies, we may continue to use the information that was collected by such cookies before they were deactivated. However, we will cease to collect any information via the opted-out cookie once a cookie has been deactivated.