The Photofeeler team ("Photofeeler") may revise and update this policy at any time. Your continued usage of the Photofeeler.com website ("site") will mean you accept those changes.
1. What information do we collect?
When registering on our site, rating photos, or testing photos, as appropriate, we collect information from you in order to provide and improve upon our service. It's apparent, first of all, that you can post images to Photofeeler.
We also may collect your:
Additionally, if you register using Facebook or LinkedIn, you may be asked for further information specific to your Facebook or LinkedIn account. (Typically this will include your public profile information.) It is Facebook and LinkedIn's responsibility that a list of this information be shown to you, so that you can accept or deny those requests at the time of registration.
You may optionally provide us with occupation-related information when adding a context label to Business images in which you are the photo subject.
2. What do we use your information for?
We collect your email address in order to send periodic emails, to contact you in regards to your Photofeeler account, and to identify your account. Do note that you may unsubcribe from our periodic emails at any time, using the link at the bottom of any email you've received from us.
We collect your first name, gender, and birth date or year in order to customize your experience, ensure that the correct photos are shown to the correct users, and to conduct research.
If you optionally choose to label a Business photo of yourself with a description of what you do for work, Photofeeler provides this context to targeted users so that they may rate photos more accurately.
Any actions performed on Photofeeler are collected and retained as a core function of providing and maintaining our service and may be used without identifying information in scientific research.
3. Deletion of personal data
Some information associated with deleted accounts is retained in order to maintain the service for other users, for statistical and historical purposes, and for use in scientific research.
4. We do not disclose any information to outside parties except as per your request.
Except in the case of a merger or acquisition, your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested.
This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
5. How we protect your information
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you submit or access your personal information.
We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.
After a transaction, sensitive information (such as credit card numbers) are never stored on our servers.
When you visit the site, a session ID cookie is placed on your computer that only lasts while you're visiting. We also place persistent cookies (also known as local storage devices) to make the login experience faster and easier.
You may set your browser and your mobile settings to block cookies and local storage devices, but if you do so, you may not be able to access all of our features.
These cookies and local storage devices provide the functionality that our Photofeeler members enjoy.
In some cases, the app or site feature you choose, such as Facebook login, may allow a third party to place cookies or local storage devices on your computer. The third party who places cookies on your device is responsible for how they process their data and Photofeeler recommends that you read their privacy policies.