Why is photogifts updating its privacy statement?
We now meet the high standards required by the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and have updated our privacy statement to reflect that. We also strive to simplify language and remove jargon, to make our privacy statement easier to read and understand.
What is the GDPR?
The GDPR is a regulation intended to strengthen and unify data protection for everyone within the European Union (EU). As we believe that all our customers can benefit from its mandates, we’re implementing it globally. The GDPR requires greater openness and transparency from companies on how they collect, store and use personal data, while also imposing tighter limits on the use of personal data. You can learn more here.
How often do you anticipate updating your privacy statement?
We will update our privacy statement as necessary to ensure that our policies are in line with international regulations, our product and business practices.
What information does photogifts collect about me?
photogifts collects your name, phone number, email address, delivery address, payment information, location data, IP address, social identifiers, data provided by cookies and other similar technologies.
Why does photogifts need my information?
photogifts uses data to provide you with the best experience from the products and services we offer, which includes using data to improve and personalise your experiences. We also use data to communicate with you, for example, informing you about your account, new products or services available, security and other types of updates.
How is my information used?
photogifts uses data for the following purposes:
- Product Improvement
- Future Product Development
- Customer Support
- Security, Safety, and Dispute Resolution
- Product Quality Analysis
- Communication and Marketing
How does collecting my information help photogifts improve its products?
We use the information to make sure that we are offering you the right product and service options according to your geographic location. We also collect error reports, so that we can make improvements to eliminate potential bugs and problems. Finally, understanding how and when our customers use our Products helps us design better products and services.
Does photogifts sell information to third parties?
No. We never have. And we never will.
Can I opt out of sharing my information with photogifts?
Yes, you can opt out of submitting certain types of personal information to photogifts. Certain types of data that we collect are a necessity in order for your photogifts to fulfill your orders and provide support services and you will not be able to opt out from this data collection. For more information, visit How to Access and Control Your Personal Information.
How do I delete my personal data from photogifts and what are the consequences?
You can always send us an email via email@example.com and request that your data be deleted. Please note, however, that by deleting your personal data your photogifts account will stop working.
Does photogifts keep or share my credit card information?
No. It’s only used to process your payment at the time of purchase.
How long does photogifts keep my information?
photogifts retains personal data for as long as necessary to provide Services, support your Product and fulfill transactions you have requested, or for other essential purposes such as complying with our legal obligations, and resolving disputes and enforcing our agreements. Because these needs can vary for different data types in the context of different Products or Services, actual retention periods can vary significantly. For example, we will keep all functional data on file as long as you have an active photogifts account.
How is information stored and secured on photogifts’ servers?
photogifts is committed to protecting the security of your personal data. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal data from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. For example, we store the personal data you provide on computer systems that have limited access and are in controlled facilities. Any data we transmit over the internet is protected using encryption.
Is photogifts using cookies or pixels to gather information?
Does photogifts use interest-based advertising?
Yes. We work with third-party advertisers that utilise cookies and similar technologies to provide more relevant advertising about photogifts on our website and across the internet. To provide interest-based advertising, advertisers combine non-personal data obtained about your online activities over time to customise the advertising delivered to you. We do not share your personal information to do this.
What safeguards are in place for children who have access to photogifts products?
photogifts does not target and is not intended to attract children. photogifts does not knowingly solicit personal information from children or send them requests for personal information. Although visitors of all ages may navigate through our website, we do not intentionally collect personal information from those under the age of sixteen. If, following a notification by a parent or guardian, or discovery by other means, a child under sixteen has been improperly registered on this site by using false information, we will cancel the child’s account and delete the child’s personal information from our records.
How can I contact photogifts if I have questions regarding photogifts’ privacy statement?
If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.