Portraits In The Sand is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Portraits In The Sand Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Portraits In The Sand website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
Portraits In The Sand collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Portraits In The Sand also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Portraits In The Sand. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Portraits In The Sand for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Portraits In The Sand Web site.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Portraits In The Sand public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Portraits In The Sand does not read any of your private online communications.
Portraits In The Sand encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Portraits In The Sand so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Portraits In The Sand is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Portraits In The Sand and Portraits In The Sand family of Web sites.
Use of your Personal Information
Portraits In The Sand collects and uses your personal information to operate the Portraits In The Sand Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Portraits In The Sand also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Portraits In The Sand and its affiliates. Portraits In The Sand may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
Portraits In The Sand does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Portraits In The Sand may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Portraits In The Sand may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Portraits In The Sand, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Portraits In The Sand does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
Portraits In The Sand keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Portraits In The Sand, in order to determine what Portraits In The Sand services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Portraits In The Sand to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Portraits In The Sand Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Portraits In The Sand or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Portraits In The Sand; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Portraits In The Sand, or the public.
Gift Card Policy
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION NEW RULES WENT INTO EFFECT AUGUST 22, 2010, REGARDING THE USE OF AND FEES ASSOCIATED WITH GIFT CARDS/CERTIFICATES. SPECIFICALY, INACTIVITY FEES CAN BE CHARGED ONLY AFTER A CARD/CERTIFICATE HASN'T BEEN USED FOR AT LEAST ONE YEAR, AND CAN ONLY BE CHARGED ONCE PER MONTH. AND AS OF THAT DATE WE MAY ISSUE AN INACTIVITY FEE OF $50.00 PER MONTH ON ANY GIFT CARD/CERTIFICATE THAT HAS BEEN INACTIVE FOR A PERIOD OF TWELVE MONTHS OR LONGER.
The Portraits In The Sand Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Portraits In The Sand pages, or register with Portraits In The Sand site or services, a cookie helps Portraits In The Sand to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Portraits In The Sand Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Portraits In The Sand features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Portraits In The Sand services or Web sites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
Portraits In The Sand secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Portraits In The Sand secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changes to this Statement
Portraits In The Sand will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Portraits In The Sand encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Portraits In The Sand is protecting your information.