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This Website is intended for adults. If you are between the ages of 13 and 18, please ask your parent or legal guardian for permission before you enter Fotolia’s Website.
NOTICE TO CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13 AND THEIR PARENTS OR GUARDIANS:
FOTOLIA DOES NOT KNOWINGLY COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION FROM CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 13, YOU MUST NOT USE THIS WEBSITE. PLEASE DO NOT SEND FOTOLIA ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION INCLUDING YOUR EMAIL, NAME AND/OR CONTACT INFORMATION. IF YOU WANT TO CONTACT FOTOLIA, YOU MAY ONLY DO SO THROUGH YOUR PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN.
When you visit this Website, we may collect certain non-personal information such as your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, and operating system. This type of information does not identify you personally. When you register with Fotolia, we may also collect the personal information that you submit such as your name, address, email address, credit card numbers, and country of origin (“Registration Information”). For contributors (as identified on our Website), Registration Information may include verification of your identity with a government issued ID. Additionally, we may collect certain information from our contributors for tax purposes.
We may also collect non-Registration Information from our users, including the number of uploads and downloads on the Website, profile changes, content changes, and forum activity. Fotolia uses an outside third party credit card processing company to bill you for your purchases or compensate you for your uploads, which may in some instances include the storage of your personal information by the third party, such as your credit card number. Additionally, Fotolia may track copyright infringement claims through its membership management module. Information related to copyright infringement claims may be stored by Fotolia.
Fotolia may use your personal information to:
- Verify a user’s identity for security purposes
- Create and manage your membership account
- Process your transactions
- Provide customer services
- Display services or offers that may be of interest to you.
- Monitor our users’ uploads, downloads, changes in profiles, and forum participation.
- If you are a contributor, to compensate you and prepare your tax forms.
- To communicate with you about your transactions, new products and services
- To run our interactive features such as the Blog or Forum.
We may also convert your information into anonymous data in order to help us monitor traffic on our Website. For example, we may also use the personal information disclosed to us to assist you with technical difficulties you may experience while using our Website. We may share your personal information and the demographic information we have collected with our third party service providers.
As a valued customer, we recognize that protecting your privacy is important to you. For this reason, Fotolia is committed to protecting your personal information in several ways. Our servers are only accessible to a select number of authorized personnel. Your Registration Information is protected by a unique customer password and user ID, and your password is encrypted. You should not disclose your password information to anyone and you should always remember to log off if using a shared computer. We also use secure socket layer technology (SSL) for specific types of information, such as your login and payment information. Lastly, when you register with Fotolia, we allow you to utilize an “alias” so that your user ID cannot be seen by other users of Fotolia. We may retain your personal information for as long as is required to fulfill our business objective.
Additionally, the personal information collected by Fotolia may be stored and processed in a country other than your home country. By providing us with your personal information and using the Fotolia Website, you are consenting to any such transfer of information outside of your home country.
As a registered user of Fotolia, you may participate in Fotolia’s Blog or Forum. Information posted to Fotolia’s Forum is only available for viewing by other members registered in the same Fotolia zone. Blog postings are visible to any guest of our Website. We strongly discourage posting any information that you do not want others to see on these features. In addition to whatever comments you post to the Blog or Forum, we will post the alias you selected when completing our comment form. Messages posted to the Blog or Forum may be retained so long as the Fotolia Website is operational.
You may review and change the information you provide to us by going to the “My Profile” section of the Website. You may opt out of receiving our newsletters when you register with Fotolia. By opting out, you will no longer receive certain special offers or promotions. We may continue to send you any legally required notifications and certain notifications, including but not limited to service related notices or notices regarding a change to any of Fotolia’s policies (“Required Notices”). For example, we may send you a notice regarding server problems or scheduled Website maintenance. In order to opt-out of receiving Required Notices, you may need to deactivate your account.
On rare occasions, Fotolia may be required to disclose your personal information due to legal or regulatory requirements. In such instances, we reserve the right to disclose your personal information as required in order to comply with Fotolia’s legal obligations, including, but not limited to, complying with court orders, warrants, subpoenas, service of process requirements, or discovery requests.
We reserve the right to change this Policy from time to time, and at our sole discretion. You should make note of the “last updated date” at the beginning of this Policy. With this information, you should be able to identify if the Policy has been updated recently.
Please note that if you have limited your account preferences, we will not change your preferences without your consent. If substantially all of Fotolia’s assets are sold or merged with another company, Fotolia will notify you of the transaction. The acquiring company will be given access to your personal information without your consent. If Fotolia sells only a part of its business, the acquiring entity will have access to your personal information without your consent and Fotolia may send you a notice regarding this sale.