Privacy Statement

Please refer to the Definitions section set forth in The Photo Team Website Terms and Conditions of Use agreement.

Your privacy is important to us so we will strive to keep your information safe and secure.  This privacy policy will explain the kind of information we collect about you and how we use it.  By accessing and using The Photo Team Website, you agree to our Privacy Policy as outlined below.

The Photo Team Website collects and stores the following information: Your name, e-mail address, and display preferences.  When subscribing for membership or placing an e-commerce order on our Website we may also collect your name, billing address, telephone number, billing and credit card information, shipping addresses, and payment preferences.

The Photo Team collects this information using direct user input and cookies combined with the information provided by PayPal.  Cookies are small files written to your hard drive to help us identify your subscription level and account info.  We utilise cookies to make using the service more convenient and efficient.

We may also collect IP addresses for administration and demographic purposes.  We do not, however, link IP addresses to your computer’s User ID, and may use this information to help identify fraudulent transactions.

The Photo Team will only use the information submitted or collected from you to optimise the service to better suit you, to process e-commerce orders or enable our Photographers to process orders, and to protect against potentially fraudulent transactions.

The Photo Team uses standard industry security practices to protect your personal information including Secure Socket Layer (SSL) transmission technology for all sensitive information exchanges. This technology encrypts information you send us to avoid it being intercepted before reaching our secure HTTPS servers.  Any sensitive billing information is then stored in an encrypted format so that even The Photo Team personnel do not have access to it.

Although The Photo Team strives to protect your privacy, the nature of the Internet does not allow absolute security.  We assume no responsibility or liability for the disclosure of any of your information due to errors in transmission, unauthorised third-party access or other causes beyond our reasonable control.

The Photo Team assumes no responsibility for the disclosure of information of any subscriber or visitor to The Photo Team website. You specifically agree to hold The Photo Team harmless from any liability arising out of the use or misuse of any information submitted in the process of placing orders to be fulfilled by our Photographers.

The Photo Team does not control the privacy policies of any third-party sites linked to our Website. The Photo Team assumes no responsibility or liability for the actions of such third parties.  It is your responsibility to be informed of and be comfortable with the privacy policy of any third-party Website that you access.  The Photo Team assumes no responsibility or liability for information that you voluntarily disclose in a public area or forum.

In order to insure your privacy, you must keep the secrecy of any password or personal information at all times.  The ultimate responsibility for the protection of your information rests with you.

Information Collected from Children

The Photo Team will not knowingly collect or use any personal information from children we know to be under the age of thirteen.  In addition, once The Photo Team is notified that we are in possession of such information, we will delete any information in our databases that originates from a child under the age of thirteen.

By using this Website You expressly agree to the terms and Conditions of this privacy policy.  You agree that The Photo Team has the right to use your information as specified in this agreement.  If you do not agree to have your information used in any of the ways described in this privacy policy, you must discontinue use of this Website immediately.  The Photo Team reserves the right to modify this privacy policy at any time and your continued use of the Website after such a modification constitutes your acceptance of those changes.