Your use of the photo.net Web site constitutes your agreement to this
"Personally Identifiable Information" is information that tells us
specifically who you are, like your street address, email address,
billing address, credit card number and expiration date. "User
Information" means all Personally Identifiable Information and any
the Internet Protocol (IP) address of a user's computer. We use the
term "aggregate" when we combine information from various persons or
users. Information is said to be "anonymized" if it does not identify
individual persons or entities or associate a particular person or
entity with such information. Personally Identifiable Information
does not include your name or city/state/country. Any posts that you
make on the site will be attributed to your name and city/state/country
associated with your account.
Information We Collect and How We Use It
Readers who do not register. We collect and store the the IP
address of the user's computer, the user's browser software and
operating system, the date and time the user accesses the site and the
Internet address of any Web site from which the user clicked directly
to our site ("HTTP referer") and, in some cases, to which the user
clicks to follow a hyperlink from our site. We use this information
to measure the number of visitors to various sections of photo.net and
we sometimes share this information, typically aggregated, with third
parties for advertising or commercial purposes.
Registered readers. We collect and store the Personally
Identifiable Information you provide through the registration process.
If you engage in a transaction while logged on to our site, we we
collect and store information about the transaction. We disclose your
full name, city, state, and country of residence, and posting history
to other readers. We disclose your email address only to other
We may disclose personal information if we are required to do so by
law or we in good faith believe that such action is necessary to (1)
comply with the law or with legal process; (2) protect and defend our
rights and property; (3) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of
Cookies are small text files that our site can send to your browser
for storage on your hard drive. Cookies can make your use of our site
easier by saving your status and preferences for your next visit to
photo.net. Due to technical limitations in our software, if you
disable cookies in your browser, you won't be able to register and
login. A browser with disabled cookies is still able to read any of
the content on our site.
references advertisements or Google Analytics tracking blank images.
Advertisers and Google may set cookies in your browser as well. More
information about these companies may be found at the following addresses:
We use third-party advertising companies to
serve ads when you visit Photo.net. These companies may use
information (not including your name, address, email address or
telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in
order to provide advertisements on Photo.net, other sites and other
forms of media about goods and services that may be of interest to
you. If you would like more information about this practice and to
know your choices about not having this information used by these
companies, please click here.
We store your password in clear text, currently, in our database.
This has the advantage that we can email it to you if you forget it.
It has the disadvantage that if our security is compromised, your
password will be available to others. Please do not use the same
password at photo.net that you use at security-critical sites, such as
Sale or Merger of photo.net
If photo.net is sold, pledged or disposed of as a going concern
whether by merger, sale of assets, bankruptcy or otherwise, the
user database of photo.net could be sold as part of that transaction
and all User Information accessed by such successor or purchaser.