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WE, BLIPFOTO LIMITED, ARE COMMITTED TO PRESERVING THE PRIVACY OF ALL OUR VISITORS TO, WWW.BLIPFOTO.COM (OUR SITE). PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY TO UNDERSTAND HOW WE USE AND PROTECT THE INFORMATION THAT YOU PROVIDE TO US.

BY VISITING OUR SITE, PROVIDING INFORMATION AND/OR USING THE SERVICE YOU CONSENT TO THE COLLECTION, USE AND TRANSFER OF YOUR INFORMATION UNDER THE TERMS OF THIS POLICY AND OUR TERMS OF USE.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998, the data controller is Blipfoto Limited.

Information about us

www.blipfoto.com is a site operated by Blipfoto Limited ("we"/"us"). We are a company incorporated in Scotland with company number SC327482 and have our registered office at Blipfoto Limited, The Matrix, 62-66 Newhaven Road, Edinburgh EH6 5QB.

Our privacy policy and children

We understand special safeguards are needed so that young people can protect their privacy online. We recognise that young people may not understand our policy in full or be able to make informed decisions about the choices available in the same way that our adult users can. We recommend that parents teach their children about protecting their personal information while online. Our site is not directed to children under the age of 13.

Please refer to our Terms of use for more information regarding permitted uses of our site.

Information that we collect from you

When you visit, register, participate in our community services or order products or services on www.blipfoto.com you may be asked to provide certain information about yourself including your name, contact details (including e-mail address) and credit or debit card information. We may also collect information about your usage of our site as well as information about you from photographs, text and messages you post to our site and e-mails or letters you send to us. We also collect IP addresses.

Use of your information

Your information will enable us to provide you with access to all parts of our site, to participate in our community services and to supply the products or services you have requested. We will also use and analyse the information we collect so that we can administer, support, improve and develop our business and respond to customer service queries.

In particular, we may use your information to contact you for your views on our site, our products and services and to notify you occasionally about important changes or developments to our site or our products and services. Further, where you have consented, we might also use your information to let you know about other products and services which we offer which may be of interest to you and we may contact you by post, telephone, fax or text, as well as by e-mail. If you change your mind about being contacted in the future, please let us know.

Updating or changing your information

You can access, review, and edit your registration and profile information on our site by visiting the Terms of use page.

Disclosure of your information

The information you provide to us will be held on our computers in the UK and may be accessed by or given to our staff and employees of Blipfoto Limited, and to our business partners and agents, all of whom are located in the European Economic Area and who act for us for the purposes set out in this policy or for other purposes approved by you. They process information, fulfil and deliver orders, process credit and debit card payments and provide support services on our behalf.

We may also pass aggregate information on the usage of our site to third parties but this will not include information that can be used to identify you.

Where you have consented when providing us with your details, we may also allow carefully selected third parties, including other companies in our group, to contact you occasionally about products and services which may be of interest to you. They may contact you by post, telephone or text as well as by e-mail. If you change your mind about being contacted by these companies in the future, please let us know.

Finally, if our business enters into a joint venture with or is sold to or merged with another business entity, your information may be disclosed to our new business partners or owners. We will inform you if this occurs by posting a prominent notice to that effect on our site.

Countries outside the European Economic Area do not always have strong data protection laws. However, we will always take steps to ensure that your information is used by third parties in accordance with this policy.

Unless required to do so by law or any court order; or to enforce, apply or defend this policy or our Terms of use or to protect the rights, property or safety of Blipfoto, our employees, our members or others, we will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide to us without your consent.

Cookies

Cookies are small amounts of information which we store on the hard drive of your computer through your Internet browser. Our system will issue cookies to your computer when you access our site.

Cookies make it easier for you to log on to and use our site during future visits. They also allow us to monitor website traffic, store information about your preferences and to personalise the content of our site for you, for example they help us recognise you as a unique visitor (just a number) when you return to our site and allow us to tailor content or advertisements to match your preferred interests or to avoid showing you the same adverts repeatedly.

We generally only use this data in aggregate form as a statistical measure, and not in such a way that would identify you personally. As part of this use of information, we may provide aggregate information to our partners about how visitors, collectively, use our site.

In some cases, our business partners may use cookies on our site. We have no access to or control over these cookies.

Rejecting or deleting cookies

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your Internet browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. If you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your Internet browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our site.

You can also delete any cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser. For example, if you are using Microsoft Windows Explorer:

  • Open 'Windows Explorer'
  • Click on the 'Search' button on the tool bar
  • Type "cookie" into the search box for 'Folders and Files'
  • Select 'My Computer' in the 'Look In' box
  • Click 'Search Now'
  • Double click on the folders that are found
  • 'Select' any cookie file
  • Hit the 'Delete' button on your keyboard

If you are not using Microsoft Windows Explorer, then you should select "cookies" in the "Help" function for information on where to find your cookie folder.

Accessing your information

You are entitled to see the information held about you and you may ask us to make any necessary changes to ensure that it is accurate and kept up to date. If you wish to do this, please contact us. We are entitled by law to charge a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

Security and data retention

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your information, we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will employ security measures to try to protect your information from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage.

If you become aware of any breach of data security or have any question about the security of our site, please let us know.

We will retain your information for a reasonable period or as long as the law requires.

Your information and linking to other websites

This policy applies only to information collected by our site.

Our site may contain links to websites operated by third parties that are not under our control or supervision. Neither Blipfoto nor its employees, agents or representatives are responsible for the privacy practices of these other websites. You should be aware that these websites may or may not have their own privacy policies. We recommend that you carefully read the privacy policies of these other websites to see how your personal information will be handled before providing the operators of these websites with your information.

Changes to our privacy policy

We may amend this policy from time to time. Any changes to this policy in the future will be posted to our site and, where appropriate, through e-mail notification.

By continuing to visit our site, provide information, participate in our community services and/or use the products and services, you consent to the collection, use and transfer of your information under the terms of this policy (as the same is updated from time to time) and our Terms of use. We recommend that you read this policy regularly so that you understand our current approach to privacy.

Contact

All comments, queries and requests relating to our use of your information are welcomed and should be addressed to Administrator, Blipfoto Limited, The Matrix, 62-66 Newhaven Road, Edinburgh, EH6 5QB. Tel: + 00 44 131 467 7740.