At Phone & Photo (Phonenphoto.com), we appreciate your use of and contributions to our websites or our related services (collectively known as the "Services," or, each individually, a "Service").
Information We Collect and How We Use It
When you use the Services, we collect a variety of information from and about you, your devices, and your interaction with the Services. Some of this information identifies you directly or can be used to identify you when combined with other data.
Account information - To take advantage of certain features offered on Phone & Photo, such as taking an advanced blind test, you need to create a User account via facebook or google+. We will ask permission to access basic information from that account. You can stop sharing that information with us at any time by removing Phone & Photo’s access to that account. When creating a User account, we ask for and record personal information such as your name, displayed photo, email address. We use your email address to send you updates, news, information from our business partners or sponsors, service-related announcements. You may choose not to receive e-mails of this type by sending your notification to our email and we will process it as soon as we could, though Phone & Photo reserves the right to send you notices about your account even if you opt out of all voluntary email notifications.
At this time we are unable to comply with the EU GDPR. By creating an account, you certify that you are not an EU Citizen or Resident and as such you agree that your information is not subject to the EU GRPR.
Submissions - We store your User profile information, as well as your name, profile photo, and other information you have chosen to display to people in the networks specified in your privacy settings. Any personal information you voluntarily disclose online may be collected and used by others pursuant to your privacy settings.
Activity - Whether or not you have a User account with Phone & Photo, we may automatically record certain information from the User's or Visitor's device by using various types of technology, including cookies, "clear gifs" or "web beacons". This "information” may include the phones you selected, the photos preference, the pages or other content the User or Visitor views or interacts with on Phone & Photo, the time you spend on each page, the information you click on, web browser and/or device type, the web pages or sites visited just before or just after visiting Phone & Photo, IP address or other device address or ID, requested URL, referring URL, the dates and times of the visit, access, or use of Phone & Photo, and timestamp information. If you are logged in, we may associate this information with your User account.
We use this type of information to administer the Website and provide the highest possible level of service to you. We also use this information in the aggregate to perform statistical analyses of User behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site. You cannot be identified from this aggregate information.
Furthermore, we use this information to promote safety and security, by monitoring suspicious activity or violations of our terms and policies. Such processing is based on our legitimate interest in helping ensure the safety of our services.
Phone & Photo processes your IP address when you post comments and opinions. The legal ground for Phone & Photo to process and retain your IP address is to provide moderated comments and opinions forums devoid of abusive or "spam"-like behavior.
We also processes your email address when interacting with our support representatives. The legal ground for Phone & Photo to process and retain your email address is to provide a seamless and high-quality support experience.
We inform you that Phone & Photo will store some information about your preferences of products and how the website operates on your own device inside a tiny file called a 'cookie'.
A cookie is a small piece of data that a website asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device. The cookie allows the website to "remember" your actions or preferences over time.
You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.
Most browsers support cookies, but users/ visitors can set their browsers to decline them and can delete them whenever they like. A third-party website called aboutcookies.org has been setup to help you with instructions how you can do that on various browsers.
Transfer of Information
We may distribute your User-Generated Content to third parties, as permitted pursuant to our Terms of Service. The third parties may in turn publicly display or publish your submissions in connection with their own websites and media platforms. When we distribute your submissions to third parties, we typically include your account name (but not your personal information unless you include your personal information in your submissions).
We may share your personal information with third parties to provide you with services that we offer through the Phone & Photo, conduct quality assurance testing, facilitate creation of accounts, provide technical and customer support. These third parties are required not to use your personal information other than to provide the services requested by you.
We may disclose information in the aggregate to third parties relating to User behavior in connection with actual or prospective business relationship with those third parties, such as advertisers and content distributors. For example, we may disclose the number of Users that have been exposed to, or have clicked on, advertising banners, or number of users that have particular product.
We use third party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit Phone & Photo. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
We may include links to other websites. Phone&Photo does not control or endorse any content of these third party websites, and, by using Phone & Photo you agree that Phone & Photo is not responsible for the availability or content of such third party websites.
Third Party Advertising
If you would like to learn more about what options you have about limiting the gathering of information by third-party ad networks, you can consult the website of the Network Advertising Initiative.
If you do not want to receive advertisements based on usage data collected by Phone & Photo, you can opt out of data collection by managing many companies' online advertising cookies. To do that, you can use consumer choices created in some countries' self-regulatory programs, such as the EU Online Choices program (http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/) or the US-based DAA and NAI opt-out programs (http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ and http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/).
Please note, that deleting or rejecting cookies may adversely affect your user experience of our website. Also note that opting out does not mean you will stop seeing advertisements, but that the advertisements you do see will not be influenced by the usage data collected by Phone & Photo. You may still see ads based on factors such as your overall location, your IP address, your browser type, and your search terms.
How Secure Is My Data?
Phone & Photo is committed to protecting the security of your information and takes reasonable precautions to protect it. However, Internet data transmissions, whether wired or wireless, cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and as a result, we cannot ensure the security of information you transmit to us; accordingly, you acknowledge that you do so at your own risk.
We use industry standard encryption to protect your data in transit. This is commonly referred to as transport layer security (“TLS”) or secure socket layer (“SSL”) technology. Once we receive your data, we protect it on our servers using a combination of administrative, physical and logical security safeguards.
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