Scandinavian Stockphoto AS Privacy Policy

Last update: January 2013

Please read this carefully. Scandinavian Stockphoto AS is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy tells you about how Scandinavian Stockphoto AS gather, use, disclose and manage customers and suppliers (users) data. The Privacy Policy applies to the Scandinavian Stockphoto AS Web Site Scanstockphoto.com.

By using the Web Site Scanstockphoto.com you understand and accept and agree to the policy. Scandinavian Stockphoto AS reserves the right to revise and change these terms at any time, at its sole discretion, and eventual revisions shall be binding to you. When we make changes in the Privacy Policy, we will revise the "Last update" date at the top of this Privacy Policy.

Scandinavian Stockphoto AS understands and respects your concern about the privacy of any information you provide us. This statement sets forth Scandinavian Stockphoto AS's Privacy Policy and describes the practice followed with respect to all visitors as, suppliers and customers at the Scandinavian Stockphoto AS Web Site: Scanstockphoto.com.


1. Accountability

We are accountable for our policies and practices with respect to the management of any and all personal and / or other classified information coming to our knowledge because of your use of the Scanstockphoto.com Web Site. If you have any comments, questions or complaints to or about our Privacy Policy or Practice, do not hesitate to contact us at the following address:

Scandinavian Stockphoto AS
P. O. Box 1079 Sentrum
N-0104 Oslo
Norway

Alternatively, e-mail can be used: info@scanstockphoto.com


2. Application of our policy

This Privacy Policy will tell you how and why personal, non-personal and other classified information about you is gathered. The Privacy Policy applies to the Scanstockphoto.com website only.


3. External Links

Our Web Site Scanstockphoto.com may be connected to other websites by "hyperlinks". Scandinavian Stockphoto AS is not responsible for the privacy policy on these sites, and recommends that you review the privacy policies on linked websites before using them.


4. Collection of information

Scandinavian Stockphoto AS collects different kinds of information. This can be information such as:

- Your IP address
- Which website referred you to us
- Your browser type
- The country you access us from
- When you access our Web Site

We may also collect information about your navigation on our Web Site, including links you click, the pages you view, and the exit page from the Web Site.

Of course, we also collect and store information provided by you, when you register (i.e. your username, your name, e-mail address, your employer).

Your password is encrypted in the database and is not visible by Scandinavian Stockphoto AS' employees.

We do not collect any information about your credit card. We use PayPal as our credit card payment provider. Please see PayPal website for their Privacy Policy.


5. Use of your Personal Information

Scandinavian Stockphoto AS collects stores and uses your personal information to operate and improve our website Scanstockphoto.com. Furthermore, the use of your personal information is necessary to process transactions, and to provide customer service. We do also use such information to analyze the effectiveness of the Web Site, in order to improve usability, so you, the user, experience a user friendly Web Site.

We do also use your personal information to communicate with you, such as information e-mails, newsletters if wanted, and transaction related information. Scandinavian Stockphoto AS uses both e-mail and regular mail for these purposes.

We do store transaction related information, both sales and payouts to suppliers, as regulated by Norwegian law.


6. Sharing of your Personal Information

Except as described below, Scandinavian Stockphoto AS, do not share any of your Personal Information.

We do share personal information wit our credit card payment provider, PayPal. PayPal are permitted to obtain necessary information to handle the credit card payment.

In case of a merger, acquisition or sale of Scandinavian Stockphoto AS, we may share customer information as a part of the transaction. However, we will in such case, make sure the information is prohibited from being used for any other purposes.

We may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law. We may also share personal information if necessary to comply with any legal process, respond to any claims, or if necessary to protect the rights or intellectual property rights of our company, customers or suppliers.


7. Your access to your personal information.

You can access, and edit your registered your personal information when logged on. Choose the "Account" section, and you can edit your personal information except "Country" and "Username". Please contact us if you want "Country" and/or "Username" to be changed.

If you want your account to be closed down, and personal information to be deleted, you must contact us by e-mail, or regular mail, as described in "1.Accountability".

In order to have your account closed down, please provide your name, username, and registered e-mail address.


8. Use of cookies.

Scandinavian Stockphoto AS uses "cookies" to make the Web Site more user friendly. For instance, in order to make your computer remembering log on information, so you can stay logged on from one visit to the next, a small text file "the cookie" is sent to, and placed on your hard drive or device, so you can re-enter the Web Site without logging on.

A cookie is a small text file placed on your computer's hard drive by our Web Site server. It is essentially your identification card. It is uniquely yours, and can only be read by our Web Site server. A cookie contains non-personally identifiable information about the user. Cookies only identify the user's computer. It cannot be executed as code, or deliver viruses.

You can set your browser's options not to accept cookies, but this will prevent you from accessing all of the features of the Scanstockphoto.com Web Site.


9. Profile Information

Profile information (such as company type) in the registration form is used by Scandinavian Stockphoto AS to compile data in aggregate form so that we may better understand the users that are visiting our Web Site. For example, we may produce reports on the most popular search terms by collecting general search term data based on individual searches. Aggregate data is anonymous and does not contain any personal information that identifies a user.


10. Children / Minors

Minors (persons under the age of 18), can only use this Web Site with the approval and supervision of a parent or guardian. Minors are not eligible to use this Web Site unsupervised and we ask that minors do not register for an account or submit any personal information to us. By using this site unsupervised, and/or registering for an account, you warrant that you have reached the age of 18.


11. Security

Scandinavian Stockphoto AS has a number of operational functions in place to protect the confidentiality of personal information. Personal information provided to us are stored on computer systems with limited access that are located in secured facilities.

All Scandinavian Stockphoto AS employees are trained and kept up-to-date on our security procedures, and have signed a confidentiality agreement.

Perfect security on the Internet does, however, not exist, and Scandinavian Stockphoto AS does not warrant that its Web Site is impenetrable or invulnerable to hackers.


12. Legal Disclaimer - Disclosure of personal information

We may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law or to comply with a legal process served on our Web Site.

Personal Information may also be disclosed to third parties in connection with a corporate re-organization, merger, or the sale of all or substantially all of our assets, provided that the personal information disclosed continues to be used for the purposes permitted by this Privacy Policy by the entity acquiring this information.



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0104 Oslo
Norway

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