United Photo Industries Inc (also herein referred to as “UPI”) is committed to protecting the privacy of its online guests, customers, members, donors, and friends. We understand that maintaining privacy on UPI’s websites (unitedphotoindustries.com, photoville.com, fence.photoville.com, photoville.nyc, photoville.la, tokyophotocompetition.com, and exhibition-specific websites, herein referred to as “the website” or “the site”) is very important, and that informing our visitors about the types of information we collect and how we use it is crucial to UPI’s mission.
II. TYPES OF INFORMATION COLLECTED
UPI does not collect any personal information about individuals, such as names, postal or email addresses, or other personally identifying data (the “Personal Data”) except when such information is knowingly provided. Personal information might be obtained from online transactions such as purchases, subscriptions, registrations, or membership pledges. Additionally, personal information may be transmitted as part of a form submission or in connection with other activities, services, or resources available on our website.
A. Information Provided by Visitors:
Online Mailing Lists
When you subscribe to our Online mailing list(s), UPI will request information necessary to process your subscription and send you the information you seek: your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and areas of interest. Your Personal Data may be used as set forth below.
Online Store Purchases and Purchases of Memberships
When you purchase a UPI membership, UPI and its third-party merchants and agents will request information necessary to process your purchase or process your membership and acknowledge your contribution: your name, billing and shipping address, telephone number, e-mail address, and credit card information. Your credit card information will be used only for the purpose of processing and documenting the transaction. Your Personal Data may be used as set forth below.
B. Information Collected Automatically
UPI does automatically collect some anonymous “non-personally identifiable” aggregate information about visitors when pages are requested through a browser. This information is used for statistical purposes, to help us monitor how guests navigate our site, allowing us to tailor our services for specific groups of visitors. Non-personally identifiable information may refer to information about our visitors’ browsers (e.g., Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer), operating systems (e.g., Windows or Macintosh), Internet Service Providers (e.g., AOL, Earthlink, etc.), and other similar information.
UPI collects IP addresses as a component of the non-personally identifiable aggregate information. An IP address is a number assigned to your computer by a web server when you’re on the Internet. This information is used only for non-user-specific purposes such as determining how many users visited a specific area of our site. Such information could, if necessary, also be used to identify a user in order to comply with safety and/or security issues or with legal requirements, but only in extraordinary circumstances.
III. HOW INFORMATION IS USED
Any personal information provided to UPI is maintained and accessible only by UPI unless UPI explicitly states otherwise.
Marketing and Promotion
If you give us permission, we may use any Personal Data you submit for UPI marketing and promotional purposes. For example, on occasion, UPI sends email to inform users of new exhibitions or other events we think might be of interest to them. If you provide us with your e-mail address, this will be deemed permission for us to e-mail you information about our exhibition, events and other programs and activities, as well as for any marketing or promotional purposes. However, you may withdraw this permission using our opt-out procedure. You will not receive such communications unless you have knowingly provided the personal information required. In some cases, you will be required to opt-in by joining a newsgroup or mailing list. If you do opt-in, you will always have the option to opt-out at any time by unsubscribing to that particular list or following the opt-out instructions included within the body of the email message.
If you sign up for a membership online, your Personal Data will be entered into UPI’s membership database. UPI does not share your Personal Data with other organizations or companies.
If for any reason you do not wish to receive further e-mail from UPI, please follow the instructions for unsubscribing included within the body of the message that was sent to you.