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YoPhotographer Privacy Policy


Our Commitment to Privacy

Your privacy is very important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining the way any information you provide is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, you will find a link to it at the bottom of every page on YoPhotographer.com

The Information We Collect

The information we collect and use is non-identifying and aggregate information. We do not request or collect any personally identifiable information such as full names, addresses and/or telephone numbers, and we strongly discourage you from disclosing or submitting any such information.

1. Registration
When signing up to the site, the information we require from you for the purpose of registration (date of birth, desired username, password, and email address) is non-identifiable. Only your chosen username is made public to site visitors. Date of birth is required solely for the purpose of verifying that you are of a sufficient age to use the site, and is not stored or used for any other purpose (however, Date of birth is also an optional field in your user profile; see next paragraph). The email address you enter in the email address field will never be visible unless you allow Vcard downloads to other registered users.

2. User profiles
The required information in your user profile (first name or nick name, sex, location, and how you found the site) is non-identifiable but visible to site visitors. The remainder of the information in your user profile is optional and is offered voluntarily. You may choose to hide your Date of birth by not entering the year in the input field. You have the option to hide your profile from guests, so that only registered users can view it; this option is located in your control panel.

The Way We Use Information

The information you submit to the user profile areas of the site is displayed on your user profile and in other areas of the site such as the Forums. Please remember that some of the information shown on your user profile is also viewable to guests and not just registered members.

To view your user profile as others will see it, please click the members list link, and then find your username; click on it to see your profile.

We use your email addresses to answer any emails we receive from you, send out your activation details and send occasional Newsletters from time to time. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are never shared or sold to outside parties.

We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and to share with advertisers. For example, we may tell an advertiser that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our website, or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out our registration form, but we would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals.

Finally, we never use or share the information provided to us online in ways unrelated those described above without also providing you with an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

Our Commitment To Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. However as with anything online, despite our best efforts we cannot guarantee that these measures will always prevent hacks or other unauthorised intrusions.

It is your responsibility to protect your password as it will allow anyone access to your account, including all of your sent and received messages. You should also take care to protect your email account, as anyone can request that your password is sent to your email address. If the security of your email account is breached, your YoPhotographer account will also be vulnerable to a security breach.

To protect your YoPhotographer account, please ensure you do not use the 'Remember Me' feature or set your browser to remember your details on any public or shared computers.

How You Can Access Or Correct Your Information

You can access all your profile information that we collect online and maintain by going to your User Control Panel (User CP) and then choosing from the various sections there such as 'Your Profile'.

You can correct factual errors in your profile information by logging into your account using your username and password and editing the information in question. Your username may be changed on request.

To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

If you are no longer a member of our site, you can request that any information in your profile/account is changed. We will do this at our discretion to help past members.

Third Party Advertising

We use various third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements on this site and other sites about goods and services that may be of interest to you. This is all non-identifying and aggregate information and does NOT include personally-identifiable information such as your name or address. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by some of these companies, please click here

Third Party Cookies

In the course of serving advertisements to this site, our third-party advertiser may place or recognize a unique "cookie" on your browser.

Financial Transactions

All payment transactions with YoPhotographer are made via the Paypal website. We are not granted access to personal information such as credit card numbers, postal addresses, telephone numbers, etc. Only a Paypal-specific user ID number is used to refer to the source of the payment. If you have donated to YoPhotographer and are concerned about the security or integrity of your personal information in relation to the transaction itself, please contact Paypal directly.

Community discussion areas on YoPhotographer

Submissions by users to the YoPhotographer forum and or other community areas are entirely voluntary and are deemed public conversation - please refer to our Terms of Use for more information about guidelines on user submitted content.

How To Contact Us

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please click here to contact us and we will be happy to help.

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time, so please check back regularly.


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