Effective as of April 9, 2008
The Site is a general audience site and TinyPic does not knowingly collect PII from children under 13 years of age.
COLLECTION OF PII BY TinyPic
General. When TinyPic collects PII from you it is because you are voluntarily submitting PII to us in order to register as a Member of TinyPic. TinyPic may also collect PII from you if you choose to participate in TinyPic Services activities like sweepstakes, contests, games and surveys, or because you want us to furnish you with products, services, newsletters, or information, or in connection with content or suggestions you submit to TinyPic for review. Other PII including first and last name and mobile telephone numbers may also be collected. We may also obtain PII from reputable third parties.
In addition, TinyPic collects other non-PII including IP address, aggregate user data, and browser type. This data is used to manage and improve the TinyPic Services, track usage, and for security purposes.
TinyPic Members may also choose to provide or store non-PII information in their profiles, including but not limited to groups with whom they are affiliated, videos and/or pictures, (collectively "Profile Information"). The Profile Information in a Member's profile is provided at his or her sole discretion.
TinyPic Members can change
their Registration PII and Profile Information at any time by controlling their
account settings, available within the "Settings" portion of their TinyPic
Cookies. Cookies are small bits of information that TinyPic
browser, store Users' preferences, and to determine whether you have installed
the enabling software needed to access certain material on the TinyPic
Services. Data in cookies may be read to authenticate user sessions or provide
You can program your computer to warn you each time a cookie is being sent, block third party cookies or block all cookies. However, by blocking all cookies you may not have access to certain features on the TinyPic Services.
NOTICE: TINYPIC WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH NOTICE ABOUT ITS PII COLLECTION PRACTICES
At the time you provide your
PII, TinyPic will notify you of your options regarding our use of your PII (See
share your PII with third parties unless you have given TinyPic permission to
do so (See "Use" below).
TinyPic Services may also be
linked to sites operated by companies affiliated with TinyPic (i.e., that are
part of the News America Group: "Affiliated Companies"). Although all Affiliated
Companies adhere to the News America
corporate Privacy Principles, Users who visit those Affiliated Company
sites should still refer to their separate privacy policies and practices,
the content and advertising you receive based on the Profile Information you
have provided. Profile Information you provide in structured profile fields or
questions (multiple choice questions like "Language") and other non-PII about
you may also be used to customize the online ads you encounter to those we
believe are aligned with your interests. The information used for this feature
does not provide your PII or identify you as an individual to third parties.
Some of the advertisements that appear on the Site are delivered to you by third party Internet advertising companies. These companies utilize certain technologies to deliver advertisements and marketing messages and to collect non-PII about your visit to or use of TinyPic Services, including information about the ads they display, via a cookie placed on your computer that reads your IP address. To opt out of information collection by these companies, or to obtain information about the technologies they use or their own privacy policies, please visit: http:www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt-out.asp
Third party applications (such as widgets) created by third party developers may also be available on or in connection with the TinyPic Services. Third party applications are small bits of software, often with interactivity, that users may be able to install into profiles, use to access the TinyPic Services, or share with other Users. However, TinyPic does not control the third party developers, and cannot dictate their actions. When a Member engages with a third party application, that Member is interacting with the third party developer, not with TinyPic. TinyPic encourages Members not to provide PII to the third party's application unless the Member knows the party with whom it is interacting.
CHOICE: TINYPIC WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH CHOICES ABOUT THE USE OF YOUR PII
USE: TinyPic's USE OF PII
In order to locate other TinyPic Members that you may already know in the physical world, TinyPic allows Users to search for Members using Members' email addresses). If you have consented to receive promotional materials from TinyPic, TinyPic may periodically use your email address to send you such notifications related to the TinyPic Services. If you want to stop receiving such promotional materials from TinyPic, click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each promotional email.
TinyPic employees, agents and contractors must have a business reason to obtain access to your PII. TinyPic may share your PII with outside contractors or agents who help us manage our information activities (i.e., message boards, sweepstakes administration, order fulfillment, statistical analyses, data processing), or with outside contractors, agents or sponsors who help us with the administration, judging and prize fulfillment aspects of contests, promotions and sweepstakes.
These outside contractors,
agents or sponsors may temporarily store some information on their servers, but
they may only use your PII to provide TinyPic with a specific service and not
for any other purpose without your consent. TinyPic may also provide your PII
to a third party in those instances where you have chosen to receive certain
information and have been notified that the fulfillment of such a request
requires the sharing of your PII. TinyPic also may share your PII with Affiliated
Companies if it has a business reason to do so.
As described in "Notice" above, TinyPic may customize the advertising and marketing messages you receive on the Site, or may work with outside companies to do so. Your non-PII may be shared with these companies so this customization can be accomplished. TinyPic prohibits these companies from sharing your information with any third party or from using it for any other purpose. Anonymous click stream, number of page views calculated by pixel tags, and aggregated demographic information may also be shared with TinyPic's advertisers and business partners.
There may be instances when TinyPic may access or disclose PII or non-PII without providing you with a choice in order to: (i) protect or defend the legal rights or property of TinyPic, our Affiliated Companies or their employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements); (ii) protect the safety and security of Users of the TinyPic Services or members of the public, including acting in urgent circumstances; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or (iv) comply with the law or legal process. In addition, if TinyPic sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of all or a material part of its assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or a material part of its business, TinyPic may transfer your PII to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.
If you register to use the
Site, you may designate your Profile as "Private". Profiles designated
as "Private" will not be accessible to anyone but the Member although
individual images or video may still be viewable by anyone with access to the
URL associated with the image or video (whether on TinyPic or as displayed
elsewhere via the quick link feature).
SECURITY: TinyPic PROTECTS THE SECURITY OF PII
TinyPic uses commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard PII and credit card information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. In addition, TinyPic uses reasonable methods to make sure that PII is accurate, up-to-date and appropriately complete.
ACCESS, REMEDIES AND COMPLIANCE: HOW TO ACCESS, CORRECT OR CHANGE YOUR PREFERENCES REGARDING YOUR PII AND HOW TO CONTACT TinyPic ABOUT PRIVACY CONCERNS
Whenever possible, TinyPic Members may review the Registration PII we maintain about them in our records. We will take reasonable steps to correct any PII a Member informs us is incorrect. If you are a Member, you can view and change your Registration PII, Member preferences and Profile Information by logging into the "Settings" portion of your TinyPic account.
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